Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Innovative Teachers Uses ICT and Internet for Education

It is great to see that more and more institutions are promoting the use of ICT and the Internet for advocacy and education. In the Philippine Internet Review, we featured projects like the IBM Computer Eyes Program, Philippine Schools Cyberfair, among others that intends to serve that purpose.

Last week, Warren Ambat of Baguio City National High Schol-Main, Donald Dungog of the Science and Technology Education Center in Lapu-Lapu City Cebu, and Evelyn Waperi of Iligan City National High School were named as the top three winners of the Third Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards (ITLA) by Microsoft Philippines through its Partners in Learning program. They were recognized last Wednesday at the Manila Yacht Club Pasay City.

The three teachers competed with 49 other entries for this competition. Implemented with the Department of Education, ITLA seeks to give Filipino educators the recognition they deserve for contributing to the improvement of the student’s learning experience through the imaginative and efficient use of information and communications technology in classroom teaching. Teachers Ambat, Dungog, and Waperi, will travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia to represent the Philippines in the Microsoft Regional Innovative Teachers Conference where 150 teachers from 22 countries shall converge and share their creative teaching practices.

1 comment:

Greg Moreno said...

It's great to see that our teachers are getting up to speed with the technology and applying it to help our youth.

I was fortunate enough to have the chance to learn computers early during my senior high school year even though we were a public school. It was a PC-XT green monitor with 2 x 5 1/4 floppy drives.

Today, software and online tools to assist teachers are still not widely adopted. Maybe it's because of low-level of Internet penetration or maybe because the popular tools are still complex.

I try to address the complexity part by building several online tools that can be used by schools like SchoolPad (shameless plug and I hope this gets through :) )

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