New Google for Education Training Center

Tom Sayer of Google for Education talked about the new online Training Center  last July 24, 2015 at the Cafe Laguna, Cebu Business Park. Tom started his talk by asking “why do teacher use technology in schools?” and he shared his top three answers, namely, (1) Engage in professional growth and leadership, (2) Increase efficiency and […]

Developing An Educational Technology Plan (DETIP) 2015

Developing an Educational Technology Implementation Plan (DETIP 2015) was organized by Ateneo de Manila University in partnership with Google last May 25-29, 2015. Below is the rationale of the five-day workshop: We invite applications for this intensive fice-day workshop, where participants will be exposed to a process for integrating technology into educational settings to enhance […]

The 7 Habits for Highly Effective Educators

The 7 Habits for Highly Effective People, a book written by Stephen Covey in 1989, is still relevant in today’s workplace as it teaches principles. Its education version workshop is based on the same seminars that the FranklinCovey/Center for Leadership and Change Inc. offers to corporate managers and employees. In the Education edition, the examples […]

Q&A: Cris Tanjutco

Recognizing educational inequality as a global problem, Teach for All is a movement to train quality teachers who will serve not just as role models but as an inspiration for students to become future leaders.  With dozens of countries supporting the same cause, Teach for All is striving to be true to its vision which is  “one […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]