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Tutate Roundup 2014 P6 SA2/Prelims

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Practise may not make perfect, but it definitely makes for more As! For students taking PSLE, what better practice than SA2? Couple that with smart revision based on tailored assessment – choose the right papers for your child to work on, with the right balance of topics. Bearing this in mind, the Tutate Roundup is back! Weak in modelling questions? Looking to work on grasping basic concepts? Want to take on a challenge with the toughest questions? Read on for our full analysis. How does the Tutate Roundup Work? Utilising the same methodology of our Roundup for SA1, based on the 3 steps…

Take on the Tutate Champions Challenge!

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Calling all students from Primary 1 to 6 (currently residing in Singapore)! Are you good enough to be our champion? Come and find out! Tutate Champions get 1 Year Free Access to Tutate! (worth S$288) Step 1 & 2 : Download “Tutate” onto your iPad and Create an Account Step 3 : Access your library in Tutate Step 4 : Open “Tutate Champions Challenge” and select your level Step 5 : Answer all the questions… Step 6 : and submit to Tutate for marking! Tutate Champions Challenge will run from June to 31 October 2015. Applicants will be short listed based on their…

Why Failure Maketh A Better Friend Than You Think. (And 3 Ways You Can Help Your Child Learn That)

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“You’re a failure.” Those words, uttered shortly after the GCE A-level results were released, hit me squarely in the gut. Whoever said “sticks and stones can break my bones but names will never hurt me” had obviously never done badly in an examination. More than 10 years on, the mental image of that epic scolding is still firmly etched in my memory. In the time since, I’ve failed countless times and am not sorry for any of it. I should probably also add that I’ve thereafter failed my way into Dean’s List positions and a postgraduate scholarship. Past failure certainly…

How to Use Past Year School Papers to Prepare Your Child for Her Exam – the Tutate Roundup

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The PSLE pretty much sets the standard and format for assessments in Singapore, so much so that from Primary 5 onwards, the formats for SA1 and SA2 are aligned to that of PSLE. For those of us who have children in Primary 6, the SA1 is a good gauge to determine our child’s likely performance in the coming PSLE – the schools would have already covered most topics and there is still enough time after SA1 to focus on the areas your child might be weak in.  And there is no better way to prepare for the SA1 than going through specimen…

What to do when you need more writing space on Tutate

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While we all love our iPads for the stuff we can do on it, there’s always a limit!  Tutate’s great for answering long-response questions but if you run out of space to write your answers on your iPad, or prefer to use a pen and paper, you can take a photo of your workings and submit it instead.  Here is a short video of how it is done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRKDDrj0zHM

How to download YouTube Kids if you’re in Singapore

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2 weeks ago we shared on our blog that YouTube was releasing an app specifically for kids. If you waited eagerly for the launch and you tried to search for the app on the App Store, you were probably saw this: Or a message like this if you were trying to access it from a computer: Fret not. We’re here to tell you how you can download YouTube Kids if you’re living outside of the United States of America. Here’s what you need to do: If the store you’re in doesn’t have the app, let’s head on over to the one that…

Parents rejoice! YouTube is releasing an app for kids today!

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Hey parents! Here’s some great news to start the week. We all know how much kids love watching videos on YouTube. While it’s a very useful resource for kids to learn about new things, there’s also the danger of them stumbling upon kid-UNfriendly content. Today, YouTube will be releasing a kid-friendly app called YouTube Kids. It will only be available for free on Android when it launches but a Google spokesperson confirmed that it will be made available to other platforms later on (Phew!). Some of the apps interesting features include a timer that is controllable by parents to shut…

How do you find openly licensed educational resources you can use?

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We’ve all done this before. Whenever we’re looking for resources to use for a presentation, report, or article, we turn to the world wide web because there are just so many robust resources there! BUT, how many of these resources can you use legally for free? How many of them can you adapt? The infographic below was created by the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning to help you sieve out what you can/cannot use.

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