Thursday, December 24, 2015

Help Nila collect snowflakes on this game

Hey all!

Help Nila collect snowflakes on this game

Taking this opportunity to wish one and all, a Merry X'mas and Happy New Year!


Mr Chang C.L.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Get ready for 2016 --- Download Scratch!

Dear InfoComm members,

Hope you all had a restful holiday so far!

To help you cope with 2016, do read up on Scratch programming.


Hope that you can have more hands-on on the program so that we can quickly move into controlling the Moway robots!


Mr Chang CL

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Notes & Updates

InfoComm Notes & Updates
Dear InfoComm Club members!
Hang in there!   Programming can be really fun!
I am providing a link here for you to do your revision on topics that you had been taught:
Have fun learning.

Mr Chang

Fwd: Code For Fun Competition --- Ryan Tan (5C), Tan De En (5D), Keith Tan (5E) and Melissa Lin (5E) were awarded the Bronze Award

TAN CHONG YI, RYAN (5C),  TAN DE EN (5D),  TAN WEI HAO (5E) and LIN YIXIN MELISSA (5E) were awarded the Bronze Award for the inaugural Code For Fun Competition organized by Springfield Secondary School.  The competition was held on 10 July 2015 while the award ceremony was held just last Friday, 28 September 2015

The objectives of the competition are: (1) to provide a platform for Primary School pupils to develop an interest in computer programming through game development and  (2) to provide an opportunity for pupils to showcase their work and hone their presentation and communication skills. 


At the award ceremony...

The pupils trying out the top 3 games...

Details of competition...

T3W9 JavaScript Test, T3W10 Use of Case statement

T3W9 JavaScript Test, T3W10 Use of Case statement

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Learning for T3W8 --- Logical operators, "If... then..." statement

The pupils learnt how to use the "if ... then ... " statements.
They also had to do some tasks that require them to use the arithmetic operators for computation.

P.S.There was no lesson in T3W7 due to National Day Public Holiday in-lieu.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Learning for T3W6 --- Relational operators and intro to "if" statement

- Instructor Ms Latha recap with mathematical operators : +, -, * /, ++, -- .
- Pupils learnt the "&&" and "||" operators.
- Pupils did a program to get length and breadth inputs from user to compute area and perimeter of rectangle.
- Pupils were reminded to stay focused --- "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going!" (some "scoldings" were needed)

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Robots take up the slack in CGH's labour crunch, Health News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Robots take up the slack in CGH's labour crunch, Health News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Robots take up the slack in CGH's labour crunch

With Singapore's rapidly ageing population, there will be more seniors needing care in future, but not enough carers to do the job.

This is why hospitals are turning to robots and other assistive technology to ease the burden on the manpower-strapped sector.

Instead of a nurse checking every 15 minutes for six hours to see if a patient who has had a catheter inserted is bleeding, a special blood-sensitive "bandage" can do the job, freeing the nurse for six hours of more fulfilling work.

A robot, not a therapist, can help recovering stroke patients exercise; another can keep early-stage dementia patients occupied and alert them to take their medicine, or to call for a helper when it senses that they are struggling to get up.

Call it Changi General Hospital's (CGH) answer to the labour crunch. This technology can become mainstream within the next few years.

Dr Chionh Chang Yin, who heads renal medicine at CGH, plans to trial the blood-sensitive bandages designed by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) later this year.

If it works as well as expected, it can be used for not only dialysis patients, but also heart patients who have had a stent put in, or had to do an angiogram to check the heart.

Bleeding from the puncture hole is rare, said Dr Chionh, but should it happen, a patient can bleed to death if not treated immediately.

The SUTD device can tell blood from other fluids, and will set off an alarm if it senses one millilitre of blood.

The idea for the Centre for Healthcare Assistive and Robotics Technology (Chart), started early last year and launched by President Tony Tan Keng Yam yesterday, was triggered by the visit of a team from Japan in 2012 wanting to know if there was a market for such products.

Dr Lee ChWien Earn, CGH's chief executive officer, said some technology might be great, but not what patients or hospitals want. So CGH decided to work with industry on what it needs instead.

"It's better to create solutions to meet needs," he said. "The user must be involved from the start."

The technology does not have to be new, he said. It can be something used in other industries that can be adapted to healthcare needs.

Examples that are now being tweaked to fit healthcare settings include automated guided vehicles used in warehouses. A unit can carry shelves holding food, linen or files, or move heavy items like beds. All it needs is a map of the hospital to find its way around.

The idea is to "take the manual out of healthcare", said Chart's director, Ms Selina Seah, adding that it is increasingly hard to find people to fill jobs like porters.

A team from the Nanyang Technological University took six months to convert an industrial robotic arm to pick and pack a range of objects, including fragile items.

Ms Seah said the robot arm can work non-stop and do the job without mistakes, unlike people who get tired and could become careless.

Dr Tan said Chart provides a platform for research institutes, companies and healthcare practitioners to collaborate in the development of new, impactful healthcare delivery solutions.

He revealed that Chart will be part of the National Robotics Programme. The Government will release details later this year of this multi-agency initiative to test-bed robotic technologies across various sectors, he said.

President Tan also officially opened the 280-bed Integrated Building shared by CGH and Saint Andrew's Community Hospital.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Push yourselves to master JS!

Hi all InfoComm club members!

The following is for those who have decided to be champions!

Go push yourselves to explore new frontiers!

Have fun!

(Hahaha... Not for the fainthearted ;p )


Mr Chang C.L.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Today marks the first lesson of JavaScripting

Today, the infocomm members were introduced to JavaScripting.
They were taught the HTML tags <script> and </script>, within which JavaScripts can be inserted in between.

The JS syntax with statements ending with ";"
JS Commands they learnt include:

They also learnt a little on JS variables.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ITR (Individual Training Roadmap) for InfoComm Club Members


School :                  POI CHING SCHOOL 
Teacher-In-Charge : CHANG CHENG LIANG
Member 1 :             TAN CHONG YI, RYAN
Member 2 :             TAN DE EN
Member 3 :             LIN YIXIN MELISSA
Member 4 :             TAN WEI HAO
Team Name :          PCS-µG (PCS Micro-Genius) --- *Name chosen after consultation with Wei Hao
Contact No. :           98319767
email :          
Zone :                    EAST

2015 CODE 4 FUN Competition for Primary Schools

(Disclaimer: This post had been cut-and-pasted verbatim from the email from the Principal of Springfield Secondary School, Mrs Jenny-Ng Loong, dtd 29 Apr 2015)

Springfield Secondary School is proud to be the organizer for the inaugural Code 4 Fun Competition. The competition, supported by MOE Curriculum Planning and Development Division, seeks to promote an interest and develop talent in computing.

The Code 4 Fun Competition will be held on 10 July 2015 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm at Springfield Secondary School. We will like to invite your Upper Primary students to participate in this competition.

Prior to the competition, a compulsory briefing will be held for all participants and teachers-in-charge, on 28 May 2015 at 3.00 pm in Springfield Secondary School. During the briefing, participants will be issued with flash drives which will be used for submission of completed works for the competition. Tips and training videos on the use of simple logical reasoning and animation using Scratch, a programming language developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will also be introduced to the students during the session.

Each School can send up to 2 teams (comprising of 2 - 4 students per team) to participate in the Code 4 Fun competition.

The deadline for registration is on 15 May 2015. Limited slots are available and more details can be found at Schools can register their interest online through the following link,  Please contact the HOD/ICT, Mr Azhar Md Noh, at should you have any queries or refer to the attached poster which you can use to promote the event in your school.

We look forward to your support for this competition.

(Disclaimer: This post had been cut-and-pasted verbatim from the email from the Principal of Springfield Secondary School, Mrs Jenny-Ng Loong, dtd 29 Apr 2015)

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Sketch of the Smart Nation Vision

Disclaimer: Video taken from

Fwd: EdTech Scan 2015-5

EdTech Scan Team
Technologies for Learning Branch, Educational Technology Division
Ministry of Education • 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675 •
Integrity the Foundation • People our Focus • Learning our Passion • Excellence our Pursuit

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Welcome to the cyber home of PCS InfoComm club!

Welcome to the cyber home of PCS InfoComm club!

Starting this blog to capture events and information pertaining to the club.


Mr Chang C.L. & Mdm Suryana Buang