How Singapore's schools use technology to stay on top

04/28/2014 | Hechinger Report, The

In Singapore, where students have ranked at the top of international assessments for decades, educators use digital devices to bring students together -- helping them work together in new ways to further their understanding of certain concepts. None of this happened by accident in Singapore, which launched an education-technology plan in the 1990s that included a focus on so-called FutureSchools. To move beyond the high-stakes testing environment, schools also are using technology to allow students to learn without fear of failure.

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