In order to achieve the strategic plans and directions of the Division ICT Plan and Division Strategic Plan particularly ICT4ed program, the Division of Malaybalay City conducted the 2-day Orientation/Briefing of recipient schools under DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) batches 29-33 last June 9-10 at Loizas Pavilion, Casisang Malaybalay City, participated by the seventy three (73) ICT coordinators from elementary and secondary schools in the Division of Malaybalay City. Continue reading Division ICT orients DCP Batch 29-33
Despite the advancement of the new technology, there are still teachers who avoid the use of computers in their teaching. Some find the use of computers as cumbersome, while others find it time consuming. The preparation of materials and the setting up of the computer and projector make them reluctant to use the new technology. This dilemma of some teachers could raise questions like: Are teachers willing to learn how to use the computers? Would they need extensive training in the utilization of computers? Should they be provided laptops so that they would be motivated to learn and use the computers in their teaching?
The rapid evolution of information and communication technology (ICT) is changing the face of education and making information universal. Realizing the effects of the ICT in the education system, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Education provided most of the schools with computer units and peripherals. Some of the teachers in these schools have undergone ICT trainings.
To enhance the Teaching-Learning Process and meet the challenges of the 21st Century, The Malaybalay City Division conducted a 2-Day Training–Workshop on the Integration of Information Communication and Technology (ICT): Strategies and Application in the Classroom at Loiza’s New Hall, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon last February 7-8.
The said event was initiated by Mr. Edilberto L. Oplenaria, Schools Division Superintendent and was organized by the Division Planning Officer II, Mr. Paul John P. Arias and staff.
The resource persons who shared their skills and expertise are Ms. Julie Mae A. Minguez, Teacher I of Sumpong Elementary School, Ms. Amor Celeste S. Pasamonte, Teacher III of Malaybalay City Central School, Ms. Leny G. Ama, Principal I of BCT Elementary School, Mr. John P. Rarogal, Teacher III of BNHS- Aglayan Annex and Mr. Everardo C. Calopez, Master Teacher I of Bukidnon National High School.
It was participated by 44 identified recipient schools of the DCP E- Classroom Packages; A total of 140 participants joined the training composed of the School Heads, School Property Custodian and School ICT Coordinator per school in both elementary and secondary levels. Every school was required to submit workshop outputs at the end of every session. Two selected participants conducted actual demonstration teaching, namely; Ms. Jardiolen T. Carbajal, Teacher II of Casisang Central School and Mr. Vicente G. San Miguel, Teacher I of San Martin National High School.
It is expected that teachers have gained the skill of making learning easier and enjoyable through pictures, video presentations, diagrams and among others using Educational Computer Applications. The participants are very thankful for they gathered a lot of new learning in using technology. As quoted by Mr. John P. Rarogal “Teaching is not only a skill but it is also an art”. (more photos)
By: Janice Maglangit
Busdi Integrated School has embarked the cyber world with the establishment of its E-Room last November 6, 2013 as recipient of Batch 19 E-Room Package under the Computerization Program of the Department of Education. Fifty (50) sets of computers, comprising 1 main server, 7 sub-servers, 42 working stations, 3 in 1 printers which were delivered by the Columbia Technologies, Inc. (CTI), the service provider and was installed by the technicians from the Microtrade Center, Malaybalay City.
“The school administrator is grateful of the help extended to by the Barangay Council headed by Honorable Barangay Captain Nestor Dumala with his very active and hardworking Chairman of the Education Committee, Honorable Kagawad Rogelo “Dilo” Meliston who really worked closely with the school administrator since the revision of schools’ Annual Procurement Plan to accommodate the needs of this major project, preparation of the Program of Works, construction of furniture needed in setting up and installation of the equipment. It was a long and tedious process but all worth the efforts exerted.”
After the installation, the school head, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in charge, property custodian and teachers were given hands-on seminar for them to know the basic operation or skills needed in the utilization of these equipment. These include booting, accessing software programs through the server and sub-servers, re-channeling or networking all working stations to the server through N-Computing device, minor trouble shooting, keeping track and controlling of the information or site accessed by the students in every station through chatting and broadcasting teacher’s slide and video presentation such that every student can access it in their respective monitors. Moreover, the computer contains educational program that will immerse and aloe students to develop basic or eventually develop advance computer skills.
“Having the E-Room is the most significant event that happened in school. It paves the way of introducing our school to cyber world and revolutionizes the teaching and learning process. It shifts teachers’ perspective on how they see the teaching and learning process. It’s a total break away from traditional chalk-talk to the most exciting, interesting and engaging type of teaching and learning process. It’s something that can change the way the pupils learn not merely by listening but in fact through actual manipulation and independent study” ,said the principal.
Evidently, the students manifested eagerness in coming to school and have shown change in their behavior. In fact, they’re so engrossed to use the computers which would somehow change what and how they learn and can use it as they move to the next educational ladder.
Roxanne Jucamis, a 4th year student commented, “Nagpasalamat me at least dili na’mi behind sa taga centro/syudad in terms sa paggamit sa Computer dayon daghan og tanan pami makagamit.” while Angelica Dumala from grade 8 related, “Maau kay diha na’mi mag encode sa amo mga projects and other paper works”.
To facilitate coordinated use of E-room, the in-charge prepared a schedule which will be regularly followed by the teachers and students. This is to ensure that all the teachers will be able incorporate the use of ICT to improve their way of teaching and to give students enough opportunities to grow intellectually through computers.
The school personnel, staff and students couldn’t contain their overwhelming happiness that finally the E-room equipment which they used to imagine is now in sight and available for use.
While this ICT equipment brought the school to another height of learning, it posed a big responsibility of maintaining and keeping it to serve more batches of students to come.
By: EVERNOLD C. BERIAL, ESP-I