Google Science Fair 2015 Teacher’s Orientation

Last year we brought the Doodle4Google Philippines to Iligan and we have produced 3 national finalists. One of them won in his age category. This year, GEG Iligan conducted an orientation program for the Google Science Fair 2015 at the MSU-IIT i-School Laboratory on April 17, 2015. We have invited teachers and school heads in […]

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Q&A: Craig Kemp

Our featured educator for this month’s Q&A is making waves in social media. Craig Kemp is an ed-chat rockstar in Twitter. This New Zealand born educator now lives in Singapore and leads in the use of ICT in education in the school where he is now based. As a Google Certified Teacher (GTASEA2014) and a […]

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Battling E-Waste: A PBL Activity (Part Three)

This is the last entry of the three-part blog series on Battling E-Waste: A PBL Activity. The first part talked about the planning phase and the second part talked about the implementation of the project. After the students created and printed the infographic posters, it was time to start the e-waste collection campaign. To make […]

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Battling E-Waste: A PBL Activity (Part Two)

Last week’s blog entry was on the planning of a PBL activity on Battling E-Waste. This time, I will talk about how it was implemented through a weekly journal of events. Week 1: Project Description, Problem Analysis and Brainstorming During the first week of the PBL activity, I discussed to my students the project description […]

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Battling E-Waste: A PBL Activity (Part One)

From November 18 to December 19, 2014, I attended a MOOC conducted by Google for Education entitled Google Basics for Teaching. A final requirement for the course was to create a final project that incorporates the skills learned in the process. For this, I chose to create a project-based learning (PBL) activity for my grade […]

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EdTech Day 2015

The partnership of MSU-IIT College of Education and Google Educator Group Iligan hosted this year’s EdTech Day on February 25, 2015 at the MSU-IIT CED Amphitheater, Iligan City. This year’s theme was “Designing Tools for Learning” and the event was filled with project exhibits, EdTech talks and EdTech discussion with the participants.   The event […]

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Q&A: Gerson Abesamis

After writing about Design Thinking and the Perfect Wallet exercise, I am featuring one of the founders of the featured education lab last week. Gerson Abesamis, co-counder of Habi Education Lab, describes their non-profit organization as one that “seeks to bring innovation to Philippine schools through design thinking workshops and grassroots partnerships with design and […]

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Design Thinking: The Perfect Wallet

During the ICT Conference on Creativity and Innovation Conference, I attended a session on Design Thinking facilitated by the Habi Education Lab. Founded by Gerson Abesamis, Karol Mark Yee and Clifton Esteban, Habi Education Lab “works with schools and organizations to promote a culture of lifelong learning and innovation” through their various professional development programs. […]

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A Hero’s Welcome

On March 1, 2004, a reality-based show called Star Circle Quest (SCQ) premiered in Philippine television. It was a talent search for the next teen superstar. After thousands of hopeful candidates joined the competition, the show was down to their final 10 or the Magic Circle of 10. Just like the widely followed American Idol, […]

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Role of School Principals in GEG Trainings

I will always remember Ma’am Becky. She was one of our participants for the Google Apps Training for School Administrators last December 2014. She was seated in front of the class and had the look of a very interested school girl when we talked about the different online tools. That same look of a child […]

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