Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you”. –Matthew 17:20
Allow me to write a little about this topic, though I think I am not the most credible person to discuss on it. Yet in my simple experiences as a school paper adviser I am pretty sure that I have something to share to you.
Literally, I am not an obvious or a showy religious person, but in my heart, I am.
I truly believe that there is this good vibration I call it “divine energy” which is always with me wherever I go. As my mother used to tell me when I was a child, “don’t forget to utter any prayer, even a very short silent prayer like “ ‘God, you’re powerful so please help me’ in whatever you do”. And so I avidly do that in compliance to my kind and loving mother until it became an involuntary reaction of my brain in every endeavour of my life.
Let me tell you this personal anecdote for me is so real, so unique, so blissful and worth to be shared.
During the 2008 National Schools Press Conference in Naga City, I know there is a positive power which is so strong and mystical, whispering me that I will not go home “zero” or in other word- a loser with my two school papers: The Central Point in English and Centreglipiks in Filipino and with my pupil contestant in photojournalism contest. Since I am a true-blue Bicolano from my hometown Albay before I came to
Miracle of all miracles, the Virgin really granted my wishes. Both of my school papers won in the group contest and my pupil contestant’s name was also called as a winner in the category he has joined in.
I was more than overjoyed. I know that the Virgin of Penafrancia not only granted my petitions because I am a fellow Bicolano, but because I truly believe in myself. I was in seventh heaven during that moment. No material thing can equate with the happiness that I had. And I asked myself, why did it happen? But the answer is quiet clear, aside from the time we spent for thorough practice and the time we spent to publish our school organs and the talent and ideas we exerted to write credible articles and excellent photos - which others also did, I know my edge from them. I just have this so called STRONG FAITH in GOD ALMIGHTY and that is all.
I hope all of you have this too.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The interaction between the development of information and communication technologies of the generation of the new knowledge is twofold. Information and communication technologies change the process as well as the organization of the accumulation of the new knowledge. The elaboration of an appropriate institutional and organizational set-up in turn do affect the pace and direction of the technological convergence upon which the evolution of information and communication technologies rests.
Carmona District is very fortunate in having a local government that 101 percent supports all of the programs and endeavors which are meant for the upward trajectory of the quality of education. Through the enhanced Local School Board and its funds, every school in the district is secured to have a computer laboratory and a science laboratory. Also through it, four computer teachers are being hired and their monthly salaries and other benefits are shouldered by the LSB budget.
With the joined efforts of the District Supervisor, the ICT District Key Administrator, the District ICT Coordinator and all the ICT teachers, they have successfully concluded the District Echo on Intel Teach Program: Getting Started Course last November 8, 21, 27 and 28, 2008 at Carmona Elementary School Computer Laboratory.
This aims to equip the teachers with the knowledge, skills and processes involved in understanding and using new technology-including computers, other hardwares linked to computers, software applications and the internet.
ICT is being integrated in different subjects especially EPP (Edukasyong Pantahan at Pangkabuhayan) because it is a crucial component of the school curriculum. Its importance in the current economic climate has been recognized, and it is constantly changing. ICT in schools is developing rapidly in order to prepare young people to take their place in the ‘information society’.
Because of the paramount success brought about by the first echo, the Batch 2 of the District Echo on Intel Teach Program, Getting Started Course held at
Monday, May 23, 2011
|IGACOS houses on the shoreline|
|My two companions from Cavite during the immersion. Mam Narcisa (Extreme left) and Mam Mercy ( center)|
|Facade of the DepEd regional office|
|The Davao horizon|
|The century old tree in the school that accommodated us.|
|With the jolly Mayor Aniano P. Antalan|
|Balay-Panggamhanan, the city office of IGACOS|
|Long shot of the city office of IGACOS|
|The concrete road near their port|
|The barangay captain welcoming us during the welcome dinner.|
|With the affable vice mayor|
|Participants filling up forms for the allowance liquidation|
|Enjoying the morning water|
|The label of their souvenir shop.|
|More forms to be accomplished|
|Lola Metring is a resident of our island destination|
|Water is placid just like my pacified feelings.|
|The wharf of our destination|