What’s going on with ICT education in the Philippines?

There must be something in the food I ate the other night that hypnotized me to clean my office desk yesterday afternoon. If there is such a thing as a love potion, there must be some kind of cleaning potion mixed in that food.

Like most IT professionals, my desk is usually as cluttered as a fragmented hard drive. Don’t get me wrong. I’m actually good at organizing. It’s just that I want important things to be within my reach even if it compromises aesthetics.

While weeding out a stack of documents turned over to me by a resigned colleague, I ended up spending time reading a number of job applications and resumes mostly coming from individuals with computer-related degrees. I wondered why those resumes were set aside by my colleague instead of being forwarded to HR.

I don’t usually read cover letters since most of them are written anyway by persons other than the applicants themselves. I always consider a resume as a marketing brochure of a person. As such, I’d rather go through a resume than read a cover letter. So, I spent about an hour yesterday going through a bunch of them.
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My First PODCAST Is Now Up!

“Podcasting” refers to any software and hardware combination that permits automatic downloading of audio files to an MP3 player for listening at the user’s convenience. Podcasting allows education to become more portable than ever before, giving educators another way to meet today’s students where they live and learn—on the Internet and on audio players. (SOURCE: EduCause)

I couldn’t contain my happiness, so pardon me if I appear to be excited about this, haha. I experimented with podcast last night; and guess what…my first PODCASTING is now up in our Filipino Teachers’ community blog (which I started too). Maybe one of these days I should also try it in my own educator’s blog. I am also trying to experiment on how to integrate inside my classroom this new tech revolution that’s sweeping the internet at the moment.

Watch it here: http://pinoyteachersnetwork.blog-city.com .

Teacher Sol is a proactive blogger. Working with exceptional children made her realize that, just like the regular children, they need attention and someone to make them feel important. She’s now blogging at www.teachersol.blogspot.com.

7 things you should know about…

Technology is really fast changing and I find it challenging to cope 😀 but I enjoy every bit of stuff I learn from you guys! Now, my turn…here are some quick references to vlogs, wikis, podcasting, clickers, etc. This is very informative. I learned a lot of new infos from this link.


When you get to the web site, click on MORE, then when you get to the abstract, click on the pdf button — that should give you a 2-page pdf file on the technology identified. Hope you find these helpful.

7 Things You Should Know About…

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI’s) “7 Things You Should Know About…” series provides concise information on emerging learning practices and technologies. Each brief focuses on a single practice or technology and describes what it is, how it works, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use ELI’s “7 Things You Should Know About…” briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview, either for yourself or for colleagues who are pressed for time.

Video Blogging

A videoblog, or vlog, is a Web log (blog) that primarily utilizes video rather than text or audio. Videoblogging offers a richer experience than text blogging by combining movies, sound, still images, and text. New technologies make images and video easy to produce, so anyone with a digital camera or camera-equipped cell phone and Internet access can create a vlog. Based on the popularity of blogs and podcasts, and growing access to video tools, videoblogging is likely to increase in popularity among faculty and students. The ability to easily create video segments and quickly post them online makes videoblogs a potential tool for recording lectures, special events, and so forth. Videoblogs can also be used for personal _expression and reflection. As a result, they are being incorporated into e-portfolios and presentations. The use of videoblogs for digital storytelling may be one way to encourage strong student participation in e-portfolio projects. More>>
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