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My Internship Journey with Kingmaker: Workshop Participant to Trainer

03 August 2022
‘Kingmaker’ has always been a familiar name, one that I have heard since my schooling days in Dunman High School. It was therefore a great delight for me to find out that I had gained an internship opportunity at Kingmaker—where I could gain exposure to the education sector and the different job roles available in the organisation. At the start of the internship, I was more involved in logistics preparation and shadowing my colleagues during training workshops as a facilitator, learning the ropes along the way. With my fellow intern buddy, we had the chance to visit several schools - Continue Reading

4 Core Skills You Need in Every Leadership Role

06 April 2022
The majority of the student leaders in schools are selected for their natural charisma in peer & team management and often shines naturally when tasked to perform daily tasks. Yet they may still have countless questions on how to develop competencies in their committee.  There are many different leadership skills required in a team, but here are 4 core competencies student leaders need in any and every setting - (1) facilitate team meetings, (2) present themselves and their ideas publicly, (3) empathise and design programmes for the student body and even (4) manage peer relationships & conflicts within the team. Continue Reading
Cyber Wellness Livestream Learning Programme

Bring Livestream Learning to Your School

17 April 2020
Livestream Learning Programmes for Schools     Dear educators and partners, in this time of COVID-19, we work hand-in-hand with schools to engage your students via livestream! Lead trainers go down to your school and set up in a room Classes receive a URL and tune in to watch an engaging, quality livestream session Livestreams include CCE sessions, assembly talks, cohort programmes  group workshops and other customisations What’s Needed: Internet Connection, Laptop + Projector/ Speakers in classroom Livestream Platforms: Zoom (preferred), Google Meet, YouTube Live Available Resources: Step-by-Step Setup Guide for easy classroom setup, Teachers’ Follow-Up Curriculum (Activities & Discussions), Continue Reading
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Iowa Media Literacy Conference 2017

19 November 2017
Kingmaker at Iowa Media Literacy Conference       Media Literacy is certainly the buzzword of 2017, the world having witnessed how powerful an effect it can have on users' daily perception & thoughts. Kingmaker ended the year by showcasing her latest intervention programmes for the Educators & Social Workers of Iowa State, USA. A total of 180 participants converged upon the city of Ames & Iowa State University to hear from some of the leading names in the area of media literacy. Topics covered Cutting through the Hype: Understanding the Science on Media's Influence on Youth (Dr. Douglas Gentile, Continue Reading

Cyber Wellness Advisory: Bigo Live

06 September 2016
We usually refrain from drawing attention to risky behaviour on apps. However it has come to our attention that use of Bigo Live deserves to be highlighted for parents' and educators' awareness, so that we can take preventive or remedial actions to limit the spread of compromising content.       Overview Bigo Live is a video streaming app that allows one to broadcast themselves via live video feed to other app users, for the purpose of earning attention & "beans" - which can be exchange for real currency. Viewers purchase "beans" with real currency to reward "broadcasters". The app Continue Reading

Latest Change on WhatsApp: “What Does It Mean For Privacy, Parenting & Cyber Wellness?”

26 August 2016
WhatsApp, Data-Sharing & Advertising: What Should Users Do?       The writing was on the wall. 2 years ago, Facebook acquired WhatsApp in a huge deal. A long wait followed to see when and how Facebook will begin to monetise the huge amount of user data that it acquired along with WhatsApp.   Yesterday 2 new stories were reported: (1) WhatsApp data will be used by Facebook to send advertisements (source: theverge.com) (2) WhatsApp will begin to send advertisements to users (source: BBC)   Implication for Privacy All the private messages, pictures, videos (that users send on WhatsApp) are now likely analysed for advertising trends Continue Reading

Pokemon Go: What Parents Can Learn About Their Children (and Cyber Wellness)

24 August 2016
Pokemon Go: What Parents Can Learn About Their Children (and Cyber Wellness) Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. In countries around the world, both young & old have been hunting pokemons. Pokemon craze in Taiwan Pokemon craze in Singapore (Hougang)   While this drives some parents (and spouses) crazy, it is actually an excellent opportunity for parents to understand why their children plays games. This understanding will help parents to design meaningful alternative ways to engage their children for cyber wellness.   One of the best motivation theories used to analyse video gamers is the Self-Determination Theory. It identifies three basic Continue Reading

Pokemon Go: Cyber Wellness & Media Literacy

24 August 2016
Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Hordes of users, young and old, have taken to catching pokemons using augmented reality - a virtual world superimposed on the real one that we eat, live & breathe in. Yet the signs often show that virtual is sometimes greater than reality: Pedestrians crossing roads oblivious about traffic Young & old watching their mobiles for entire time awake Parents catching pokemons while children compete for their attention Crowds camping around Gyms & Pokestops waiting for appearance of epic pokemons   "How to learn from this amazing, unprecedented & ground-breaking game/app?" "How does cyber wellness Continue Reading