A Very Powerful Video

I have found this over YouTube and I’m sharing it here. I disclaim ownership of the video. Credits to the rightful owner. 

Lesson learned from here: I will always try to understand other people and see things on their perspective.

A Powerful, Life Changing Video

July Long Quiz for Practical Research 1 (ABM)

General Instructions:

  1. Answer the questions that follow.
  2. Format: Times New Roman, 12”, justified aligned, 1.15 line spacing, normal margin, letter size bond paper.
  3. Answer with brevity and precision.
  4. Acknowledge your sources by applying the APA Style of citation.
  5. Do not plagiarize.
  6. Date of submission: August 3, 2016 (3:40PM)

 

  1. Enumerate the Types of Qualitative Research and discuss each briefly in 1-3 sentences.
  2. Explain the concepts you have learned about the Types of Qualitative Research by answering the following questions.
    1. What comes to your mind the moment you hear Qualitative Research?
    2. If you want to conduct a research study about your favourite restaurant in town, what method of qualitative research is appropriate for your study? Explain your choice.
    3. Differentiate subjectivity from objectivity.
    4. Explain the connection between subjectivity/objectivity and your research work.
    5. How is grounded theory different from other qualitative research methods?
    6. Is the researcher himself the data gathering instrument? Why? Why not?
    7. Can all research methods be used in one research study? Give reasons for your answer.
    8. Pretend you are the subject of a phenomenological study. How will the researcher obtain data through you?
    9. Given the chance to research, would you right away choose qualitative research? Give reasons for your answer.
    10. If you will do a qualitative research about the area in which your house is situated, what could be your research problem or topic?

July Monthly Exam (Research 11)

SPVA Senior High goes Green Light

“Yes!”

That is the affirmative response of Mr. Joselito B. Mariano, principal of Saint Peter of Verona Academy (SPVA) when asked if the school will offer Senior High School (SHS) this school year 2016 – 2017.

Mr. Mariano explained with enthusiasm that the Department of Education (DepEd) has already issued permit to SPVA to operate senior high school next year.

Students and parents alike, not only from Saint Peter but also from other schools, have expressed their interest in enrolling at the Academy for senior high.

In addition, the school offers Academic Tracks: General Academic Strand (GAS), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Accountancy and Business Management (ABM), Humanities and Social Science (HUMSS), also Vocational Track: Computer Hardware Servicing was also included.

A three-story fully-air-conditioned building is currently under construction to house the students enrolling for SHS. Other workshop facilities and edifices are also being expanded to cater students’s needs.

Along with these renovations are some minor inconveniences that other school staff must endure in a while. For instance, offices like those of the principal, cashier, registrar, guidance counselor, and school nurse, had to be transferred into a temporary location to give way for the construction of the edifices.

“All developments entail few inconveniences at the start. We are confined in these smaller offices now, but we know that this is just temporary. We are assured that better offices await us,” Ms. Mila S. Tioson, school registrar, said in an interview.

Moreover, more than the physical facilities, the school has been preparing its faculty members for the SHS. Professors and instructors have been being lined up and determined to ensure that “highly competent individuals with the appropriate qualifications and specializations are hired to teach” as prescribed by DepEd Order No. 03, series of 2016.

The school is very positive that current grade 10 students are going to patronize the school for their SHS. Even now, more than 90% of the school’s junior high school completers enrolled for reservation. Students from other schools who wished to enroll in SPVA for SHS have also inquired. By the end of March and beginning of April, the school will determine how many students will be catered from other schools to enroll.

“We’ve [already] expected that there will be more enrollees in senior high school; and the school is helping… or collaborating with the program of the Department of Education (DepEd) in helping the students in their senior high. The students and parents alike must rest assured that the school remains true to its promise of total quality education.” – Mr. Joselito B. Mariano

BASIC SENTENCE PATTERNS [Exercise]

Below is a link to the exercise for the Basic Sentence Patterns. Click the link and it will direct you to the Activity. Enjoy answering!🙂

Basic Sentence Pattern Exercise

NATURE OF RESEARCH

(LECTURE FOR ABM STUDENTS)

Reference: Baraceros, E., 2016. Practical Research 1. Manila: RBSI

 

Types of Research

  1. Based on Application of Research Method

 

Pure Research

This type of research deals with theoretical issues and aims to increase one’s understanding about certain concepts, principles, or abstract things.

 

Applied Research

This type of research seeks to find ways in answering practical issues, solving certain societal problems, and making positive changes in the society.

 

  1. Based on Purpose of the Research

 

Descriptive Research

Aims at defining or giving a verbal portrayal or picture of a person, thing, event, group, situation, etc.

 

Correlational Research

Shows relationships or connectedness of two factors, circumstances, or agents called variables.

 

Explanatory Research

Elaborates or explains not just the reasons behind the relationship of two factors, but the ways by which such relationship exists.

 

Exploratory Research

Its purpose is to find out how reasonable or possible it is to conduct research study on a certain topic.

 

Action Research

Studies an ongoing practice of a school, organization, community, or institution for the purpose of obtaining results that will bring improvements in the system.

 

  1. Based on Types of Data Needed

 

Qualitative Research

Requires non-numerical data, which means that the research uses words rather than numbers to express the results, the inquiry, or investigation about people’s thoughts, beliefs, feelings, views, and lifestyles regarding the object of the study.

 

Quantitative Research

Involves measurement of data. It presents research findings referring to the number of frequency of something in numerical forms (i.e. using percentages, fractions, numbers).

 

NOTE:

 

Primary data

Obtained through direct observation or contact with people, objects, artifacts, paintings, etc.

 

Secondary data

If the data have already been written about or reported on and are available for reading purposes

 

ACTIVITY:

Activity 2: On Types of Research

The Legend of the Virgin’s Jewel [Discussion]

For my Grade 10 students, here’s the promised PowerPoint Presentation of my discussion of The Legend of the Virgin’s Jewel by Nick Joaquin.

Don’t forget to answer the activity I asked you to work on. Thank you!

The Legend of the Virgin’s Jewel Flash

Nature of Inquiry: Handout and Take-home Activities

For my ABM Students, please follow (click) the link below which will direct you to the presentation I created. thanks.

References: Practical Research 1 by Esther L. Baraceros

NATURE OF INQUIRY

ATTENDANCE SHEET

Tablets should replace Print-textbooks in the Philippine K-12 Classroom

by HARK HERALD C. SARMIENTO

Tablets, according to its proponents, are supported by most teachers, parents, and students as they are proven to be more efficient tools in the learning process than textbooks. The media has elated the public with the fact that tablets can hold hundreds of digital textbooks while remaining much lighter and cheaper than print textbooks (“Tablets vs. Textbooks,” 2013). However, there is much more to tablets than a mere light and nifty electronic book (e-book) reader (“Better reasons,” 2011). Tablets pave the way to a wider and unlimited source of learning which improve students’ cognitive capacity and increase their interactivity and creativity. As the use of tablets has been proven effective in facilitating and improving students’ learning, schools must take advantage of this advanced learning tool. Thus, the Philippine K-12 classrooms should switch from using print textbooks to utilizing interactive, digital textbooks and other educational applications on tablets.
The most obvious benefit of using tablets in schools is that it solves the problem of backpack-related injuries. Backpacks, which are bags loaded with varied books for school use carried by a strap on the back or shoulder, has developed spine problems to school children at such a young age (“Avoid bad back,” 2012). Thus, the use of tablets in the K-12 classroom solves the dilemma, as a tablet filled with 3,500 e-books weighs only around 1-2 pounds. The same number of physical books would weigh about two tons – four thousand (4000) times heavier than the weight of a tablet. But this is only the tip of the ice berg. There is more to tablets which makes it worth procuring.
In the continuous effort of the government to address the problems the education sector faces, it is aiming to eventually use tablet-based reading materials in place of traditional textbooks (Aquino III, 2012). Apparently, the government recognizes the efficiency of tablets in making learning in the classroom more engaging. Tablets can also solve the patent lack of books and resources in the Philippine education system.
This innovation in education gained support from publishing houses, organizations, and other firms around the country. Vibal Publishing House, Inc. for example, has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to run open source applications for secure, fast and flexible delivery of digital learning tools (“Vibal Publishing chooses Microsoft”, 2013). Vibal also introduced two low-cost tablet models which will be loaded with interactive Math and Science application modules as part of the initiatives of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to improve public education in those areas (Villavicencio, 2012). Lifeware Technology, another digital service provider, launched an Android-powered tablet for children aged 3 – 8 called as the Enlight KiddieTAB. The KiddieTAB is preloaded with 100 educational applications like language and literacy, math, art and music, and Filipino which children can learn with fun. (Magdirila 2013; Bernabe 2013).
The effective impact of learning from interactive applications and digital textbooks loaded on tablets is discussed in an article written by Janet Maragioglio (2012) entitled “IPads Boost Math Scores, Benefit Education.” The article explains the claim of publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that students who used iPad (one of the many tablet brands) in learning Algebra 1 scored extremely higher on all math class and standardized tests than those who used print textbooks. Thus, it is a proof that the use of tablets enhances education by engaging, motivating, and making students eager to learn.
However beneficial tablets may appear, there are others who are not convinced with its effectiveness. Pessimists claim that using tablets is more expensive than using print textbooks. Others even argue that tablets have too many distractions for classroom use. Finally, they claim that it is an additional task for the teacher to learn using these devices which is most of the times difficult for them to master (especially the old ones).
The opposition argues that “implementing tablets in K-12 schools requires purchasing hardware (the tablet) and software (the textbooks), setting up new wi-fi facility, and training teachers and administrators how to use the technology. Implementation costs for e-textbooks on iPad tablets are 552% higher than new print textbooks in an average high school (“Tablets vs. Textbooks,” 2013). This concern was raised with optimism by President Aquino (2012) when he said at the launching of K-12 educational program that the government is just waiting for the prices to go down; and as it is, they’re already close to target. It appears that tablets’ price is inversely proportional with the demand for it, thus increasing its favorability for classroom use.
The opposition argues that tablets have too many distractions for classroom use. Students may pay attention to applications (more commonly known as “apps”), e-mail, games, and websites instead of their teachers and the lessons being discussed in the class. (“Tablets vs. Textbooks,” 2013). Fortunately, in Buffalo, New York, it was found that the best solution was to implement device management software… (Sheridan 2013) By the use of software management, educators (teachers) can manage the programs that students use and access through the tablets – the educational applications installed at tablets provided by Vibal and Lifeware as it has been discussed earlier (Villavicencio 2012; Magdirila 2013; Bernabe 2013). Thus, proper management of the devices will ensure that the aim and purpose of providing them in schools will be maintained. In addition, in case errors are found in the materials, information can be easily corrected through internet servers (Aquino III, 2012).
PNoy (2012), as we call the Philippine president, is well aware of the situation teachers will face in this era we live in which we call the digital or information age. Teachers must be in possession of a wider range of knowledge to cope with the innovations the modern technology provides. As the government aims at providing today’s youth with better opportunities to acquire information and to learn, educators must be adept with these technologies and continuously update themselves with the latest trends. In response, the government will provide teachers the proper training aside from the personal studies they must undertake to fully grasp this leap on our education system. Thus, the success of the program relies on everybody’s hands and concern. Teachers must attract the interest and sustain attention of the students by carefully facilitating or utilizing interactive and engaging learning materials in the classroom – learning tools that are provided by the government and other institutions.
Looking at the current situation of education in the Philippines, one might argue that the Philippines is not yet ready for replacing textbooks with tablets due to the cost it may incur for the government. The readiness of teachers in using the innovative device is also in question. However, our stand is that it is the proper time now to start the changes in the Philippine classrooms. We have already taken the first step of changing the educational curriculum by introducing K-12. Soon, books should be provided for the students of K-12. Therefore it is the proper time to introduce the use of tablets in the classrooms which can foster and contain the new book editions for the K-12 classes which are more interactive and best facilitate learning.
The replacement of textbooks with tablets addresses not only the financial capability of the Philippines to purchase these digital devices for learning but also the readiness of the teachers in utilizing them. However, whether you’re a technologically adept teacher with all the latest devices or a stereotype who barely manages to keep up with a vintage mobile phone unit, technology has proven itself to be a force for change. Therefore teachers of this milieu must learn to adapt and be adept with the use of these innovations brought by the advanced technologies. As today’s classrooms undergo a technological makeover and computer programs become fundamental to the learning process, we foresee students of the Philippine K-12 program spend less time turning printed book pages and more time tapping tablet screens.

 

 

References:
ProCon.org. (2013, September 20). Tablets vs. Textbooks ProCon.org. Retrieved from http://tablets-textbooks.procon.org/
Aquino III, B. S. (2012, April 24). Speech of President Aquino at the launch of the K to 12 Basic Education Program (English translation).

The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved from http://www.gov.ph/2012/04/24/speech-of-president-aquino-at-the-launch-of-the-k-to-12-basic-education-program-april-24-2012-english-translation/

Maragioglio, J. (2012, January 31) IPads Boost Math Scores, Benefit Education. Retrieved from http://www.mobiledia.com/news/126150.html

Better reasons for using tablets in Philippine schools. (2011, June 14). Once an Educator. Retrieved from http://teacherhoney.blogspot.com/2011/06/better-reasons-for-using-tablets-in.html

Avoid bad back, check backpack. (2012, May 29). The Philippine Star. Retrieved from http://www.philstar.com/health-and-family/811380/avoid-bad-back-check-backpack

Vibal Publishing chooses Microsoft’s Windows Azure for more efficient delivery of digital learning tools. (2013). Microsoft Philippines. Retrieved from http://www.microsoft.com/philippines/pressroom/Vibal-chooses-Microsofts-Windows-Azure.aspx

Villavicencio, P. (2012, May 9). Vibal outs low-cost education tablet, cloud servers for digital classrooms. InterAksyon. Retrieved from http://www.interaksyon.com/infotech/vibal-outs-low-cost-education-tablet-cloud-servers-for-digital-classrooms

Magdirila, P. (2013, August 29). KiddieTAB, the 8-inch tablet tailor-made for children’s education. TECH IN ASIA. Retrieved from http://www.techinasia.com/kiddietab-8inch-tablet-tailormade-childrens-education/

Bernabe, Kirstin. (2013, August 19). A tablet designed for kids and step-ladder learning. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/469319/a-tablet-designed-for-kids-and-step-ladder-learning
Sheridan, K. (2013, July 11). Textbooks To Tablets: The Progression Of Classroom Technology. Information Week Education. Retrieved from http://www.informationweek.com/education/mobility/textbooks-to-tablets-the-progression-of/2401579111

BOYCHOIR: Essential Questions

For: Grades 9 & 10
1. Is it possible to immortalize yourself? How? Use the film as reference to your answer.
2. Who are the static and dynamic characters in the film? Prove your answer by providing evidences from the film.
3. Explain the line “I have no hope in any other than you.” How do you relate this message in the film?

For: Grade 10 only
4. What is utilitarianism? How is it applicable/presented in the film? Cite instances in the film to support your answer.

Pointers to Review: GAMOT SA NAKAKALIMOT!

Multiple Choice.

  • A Clever Judge
  • The Final Exam

Multiple Choice.

  • Identify the character trait, emotional reaction, kind of person, or motive suggested in the lines. (More on analysis).

Identification.

  • Elements and features of drama.

Application.

  • Punctuations

Matching Type.

  • Vocabulary (The Olives)

Classification.

  • Nouns and Pronouns

Synthesizing.

  • Theories on the Origin of Drama.

“Inspire others. Touch lives. Make a legacy (Sarmiento, 2015).” Carpe diem!

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