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Saturday, September 10, 2011

RETREAT: SELF-REFLECTION WITH GOD

IT WAS A  VERY NICE AND AMAZING EXPERIENCE THAT I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW MYSELF BETTER WITH GOD IN A QUIET AND COMFORTING PLACE WITH A TOUCH OF NATURE IN SALOMA SA KINAIYAHAN RETREAT HOUSE AT CATALUNAN GRANDE. THROUGH THOSE SESSIONS THAT WAS BEING CONDUCTED BY FATHER GARCIA, IT MAKES ME DID SELF-REFLECTION THAT REALLY OPENS THE DOOR TO THE DEEPER PART OF ME. IT MAKES ME REALIZED THAT I'M A VERY UNIQUE PERSON AND GOD LOVES ME SO MUCH. I ALSO ABLE TO KNOW NOT ONLY MY SELF DEEPER BUT ALSO MY CLASSMATES THROUGH OUR SHARING. THROUGH THOSE SHARING, OUR BOND NOT ONLY AS CLASSMATES AND AS FRIENDS BUT ALSO AS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST WAS STRENGTHENED. THE RETREAT NOT ONLY SATISFIED OUR EYES WITH THE WONDERFUL VIEW OF THE PLACE, NOT ONLY FILLS OUR MINDS WITH THE LOVING THOUGHTS  OF GOD, NOT ONLY MAKES US FEEL THE WARMTH PRESENCE OF GOD BUT ALSO FILLS OUR STOMACH WITH DELICIOUS AND TASTY FOODS THAT REALLY AWAKES OUR SENSES.:-).

ONE OF THE THING I LEARNED IS THAT I MUST NOT FORGET ALL THOSE BAD AND NEGATIVE THINGS THAT I HAD EXPERIENCE BECAUSE IT WAS A PART OF A BIGGER ME AND THAT I MUST VIEW IT POSITIVELY TO TRANSFORM MYSELF INTO A BETTER ME. I MUST NOT LET THOSE UNDESIRABLE EXPERIENCES RUINED ME AND COVER THOSE HAPPY AND  WONDERFUL MOMENTS.  I REALLY BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR REASON AND THAT GOD HAD A PLAN THAT WILL LEAD ME TO A LIFE THAT HE WANTED ME TO LIVE. 

AT THE END OF OUR THREE DAYS RETREAT, I CAN SAY THAT SOMETHING IN ME WAS CHANGED NOT FOR THE WORST BUT FOR THE BETTER.





Monday, August 22, 2011

LESSON 14: THE SOFTWARE AS AN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE



THE HARDWARE IS USELESS WHEN THERE IS NO SOFTWARE. SOFTWARE IS IMPORTANT FOR THE REASON THAT THROUGH IT, MANY THINGS CAN BE DONE. THE SOFTWARE CAN BE APPLICATIONS OR SYSTEM SOFTWARE. THE SYSTEM SOFTWARE IS THE OPERATING SYSTEM BUNDLE INSIDE THE COMPUTER WHILE APPLICATION SYSTEM COMMANDS A CERTAIN TASK OR NEED.

I AM TRULY AMAZED OF WHAT THE SOFTWARES CAN OFFER. IT OFFERS A VAST OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP AND BUILD KNOWLEDGE AMONG STUDENTS IN AN ACTIVE AND MOTIVATING WAY. LEARNERS ARE HAVING FUN THAT THEY DON'T EVEN NOTICE THEY ARE LEARNING. 

I, SOON TO BE A TEACHER SHOULD BE THE FIRST IN UNDERSTANDING A CERTAIN SOFTWARE. I NEED TO CHECK FIRST ITS USAGE, ACCURACY, LOGIC INFORMATION AND COHERENCE. I MUST ALSO MAKE SURE IT MEET UP IN ATTAINING THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES I WANT TO MEET.


                    

LESSON 13: COOPERATIVE LEARNING WITH THE COMPUTER

I CAN REALLY SAY THAT LEARNING IS A FUN AND A BENEFICIAL THING TO DO. IT WILL BE AT ITS BEST WHEN BEING DONE IN GROUP. IN OTHER WORDS, "COOPERATIVE LEARNING" ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY.


I PERSONALLY FAVORED LEARNING IN GROUP BECAUSE THROUGH IT, I CAN OBTAIN INFORMATION AND IDEAS FROM OTHERS AND VICE VERSA. THERE IS GENERATIONS OF IDEAS AMONG THE GROUP MEMBERS. THESE BENEFITS ARE EXACTLY WHAT CAN BE OBTAIN IN THIS KIND OF APPROACH -- SHARING, VALUING, RESPECTING AND HEARTFELT LEARNING.


THE USE OF COMPUTER AND COOPERATIVE LEARNING FOR ME IS A GREAT MATCH FOR THE REASON THAT COMPUTER SOFTWARE IS OFTEN TASK ORIENTED; BECAUSE STUDENTS APPROACH THIS TECHNOLOGY WITH VARYING SKILLS LEVELS AND EACH PROGRAM HAS A UNIQUE SET OF NAVIGATIONAL CONTROLS IN WHICH STUDENTS WILL NEED EACH OTHERS HELP; AND COMPUTERS CAN GENERATE A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AMONG THE LEARNERS. 


IN REALITY, TECHNOLOGICAL FACILITIES LIKE COMPUTERS IN SCHOOLS HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES ARE JUST LIMITED BUT THIS SCENARIOS OPENS THE WAY TO MAKE USE OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING WITH THE COMPUTER WHICH IS PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE FOR STUDENT'S LEARNING. IN THE FUTURE, I WILL SURELY ENCOURAGED THIS KIND OF APPROACH BECAUSE IT OFFERS A GREAT BENEFITS FOR THE STUDENT'S LEARNING THAT OTHERS CAN'T OFFER.



Thursday, August 11, 2011

LESSON 11: THE COMPUTER AS THE TEACHER'S TOOL

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I HONESTLY CAN SAY THAT THE TEACHER'S USED OF COMPUTER IN TEACHING IS INDEED A GREAT WAY TO MAKE TEACHING MORE EFFECTIVE LEADING TO THE INCREASE OF STUDENT'S MOTIVATION TO LEARN. SINCE THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY SPECIFICALLY THE COMPUTER ENTERS THE WORLD OF EDUCATION, THE TEACHER HAS MAKE IT AS THEIR PARTNER OR SHALL I SAY AS AN AID TO MAKE THEIR TEACHING EASIER, MORE ENJOYABLE AND MORE CONVINCING FOR THE STUDENT'S LEARNING. AS A FUTURE TEACHER, I MUST EDUCATE MYSELF AND BE EQUIPPED WITH THE RIGHT SKILLS IN USING THE COMPUTER AS ONE OF MY TOOL TO MAXIMIZE MY TEACHING IN A WAY THAT IT WILL BECOME MORE REALISTIC IN WHICH THE STUDENT CAN HAVE AN EFFECTIVE AND MEANINGFUL LEARNING.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

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TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION

      We cannot go away with the traditional instruction since it is the foundation of other instruction. It is how we first learn our lesson and it is one of the pillars that makes our education system strong. But, is it still effective to use this kind of instruction? the answer would be YES since this kind of instruction caters some of the needs of the students that the ET instruction can't offer. It is essential that teachers should be equipped with the right strategies in delivering this kind of instruction.

ET INSTRUCTION

     We are very much aware that technology enters the world of our educational system which provides different technological aides in the teaching and learning process which is proven to improve the quality of  learning and teaching. Learning becomes more exciting. It offers wide array of learning.    

Monday, July 4, 2011

EXPECTATION:

Because of the fast-changing world in terms of technology, many works becomes more easier to do which cuts the working time into half. With just a click, many works can be done without sweat. The use of computer and other technological stuff in almost all fields is very beneficial and now becomes a necessity. In education, the use of technology is very essential because it tends to improve not only the learning of the students but also the teaching of the teachers by the use of computer and other media tools. To jive in with the modern world of technology, subjects that caters or discusses the use of different technological tools is a great help.

I expect to learn a lot from my Educational Technology 2 subject since it will help me to gain knowledge and  be equipped with the appropriate skills in terms of the new trends in technology which will also help me as a future teacher.