Official Entries to the 2011 Buwan ng Wika Blog Writing Contest

THE CONTEST is officially on. Fifteen students bloggers will compete for the SAKAFIL and The Teacher’s Notebook Buwan ng Wika Blog Writing Contest. Following are the official entries:   I’m A WeirdGeek by Jewelle Mae Solijon, IV-Diamond Buwan ng Wika 2011 by Vann Harold Mataganas,…

DepEd Sarangani conducts write-shop on test construction

I WROTE in the Teacher Strengths and Needs Assessment (TSNA) last year that I need to be trained in varied tools for assessment. Notwithstanding the focus on authentic assessment and performance tasks, standardized tests are still in the paper-and-pencil format, er, multiple choice questions. I…

The School Factor: Tips in Choosing the Right College or University

IT IS entrance examination season. Colleges’ and universities’ admission personnel and some of their brightest students visit high schools to sell the best qualities and practices of their respective institutions. Aside from choosing a career or college course, current high school seniors are trying to…

Playing with PhET Simulation: Lunar Lander

LEARNING PHYSICS has been viewed by many as dragging and difficult. A lot would say, “I hate learning physics,” but with physics simulations from PhET, not anymore. When teaching velocity and acceleration, you can use this fun simulation called the Lunar Lander, where players attempt…

The Teacher’s Notebook Supports ‘Batang Bayani’

THE WORLD needs heroes. It calls and waits for your response. One young man has already responded and he needs your support. My friend, Mark Aethen Agana, has dedicated his youth to serving the less fortunate. Come August 8, he will celebrate his 24th birthday and…

Video Tutorial: Creating a Map with Google Maps

HERE’S THE first video tutorial I made for my third year students. I asked them to create maps using Google Maps and they will describe their trip home with kinematics. I made a short (less than five minutes) tutorial video and here it is:  …

e-Learning in Physics: Hopes and Fears

THERE’S A gazillion of learning opportunities in the web today and if we can only harness its full potential, we can enhance the students’ learning experience and, consequently, improve their performance. There is wisdom behind the Department of Education’s Cyber Education Project (CEP). Had traditional…

The Need to Manage and Develop Mangroves

MANGROVE FORESTS all over the world are under a great threat of dying a slow death. According to the report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in the Philippines, 2,000 hectares of mangrove forests died each year from year 2000…

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