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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

Q&A: Steven Sutantro

Steven Sutantro is a social studies teacher and an Edtech enthusiast. He was one of the young educators who attended the Google Teacher Academy Southeast Asia (GTASEA14) in Manila, Philippines. Steven is also the GEG community leader for GEG West Jakarta. In the early years of his teaching career, Steven has already made significant contribution […]

Q&A: Jennie Magiera

A new segment for this blog named  Q&A an Educator  is launched today. This series is patterned after LifeHackers’ How I Work series and is designed to generate stories to inspire other educators. The interview is performed through Google Docs wherein I get to collaborate with the interviewee for this blog post. I am deeply […]

6 Creativity and Innovation Ideas in Education

On November 21-22, 2014, I attended the ICT Conference on Creativity & Innovation in Philippine Education at the De La Salle University Manila. This was hosted by UNESCO Bangkok (UNESCO Philippine Resource Distribution and Training Center) and co-hosted by six Philippine universities, namely: De La Salle University Manila, University of the Philippines, Mariano Marcos State […]