Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Schedule

CICT-HCDG TEACHER TRAINING: iSchools ICT LITERACY TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS

GENERAL OBJECTIVES


Anchored in the National ICT Competency Standards for Teachers (NICS-Teachers) developed by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology, this training course is envisioned to equip the participants in:

implementing, facilitating, and monitoring teaching and learning strategies that integrate a range of information and communication technologies to promote and enhance student learning (TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS)

establishing cooperative and collaborative technology-supported and learner-centered environments that engage all students in focused learning experience and encourage interactions among teachers and students (EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SKILLS)

enriching curriculum lessons with students by effectively evaluating and using relevant and appropriate software for specific educational use (SOFTWARE SELECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION); and

identifying and applying the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in education (VALUES, ETHICS, AND LEGAL ISSUES).

Trainers’ Training
TOPICS
Guide Schedule

Topic
Day 1 8:00 – 10:00 am Introductions/ Expectation Setting, NICS Pre-Trng Survey
Day 110:00 – 12:00 am Introduction and Appreciation of ICT4E and ICT Basics
1:00 – 2:00 pm Proper Use of the Computer, File Management
2:00-5:00 pm Word Processing Part 1
Day 2
8:00 – 10:00 am Word Processing Activities 1– Working Break
10:00 – 12:00 nn Word Processing Part 2
1:00 - 3:00 pm Information Security, Computer Ethics, Word Processing Activities 2
3:00 – 5:00 pm Multimedia Presentation Part 1
Day 3
8:00-10:00 am Group Activity (by Subject Area): Unit Plan in using ICT4E
10:00 – 12:00 nn Introduction to the Internet
1:00 – 5:00 Desktop Publishing / GIMP continuation of Presentation Activities
Day 4
8:00 – 12:00 nn Recap/Review of the Past Lessons and Introduction to Spreadsheet
1:00 – 5:00 pm Excel Activities
Day 5
8:00 – 12:00 am Continuation of Spreadsheet Lecture and Activities
1:00 onwards Culminating Activity Presentation by Area : Graduation & Get-
Together


MODULE 1 – ICT4E
Introductions & Clarification of Expectations
Pre-Test on NICS Skills
Overview of Training Schedule
Background: ICT for Education
21st Century Skills
Involves innovative pedagogical practices (more facilitative, inquiry-based, focus on process) vs. traditional instruction model (more directive, focus on facts)
Global & Philippine experiences
ICT4E skills for teachers: hard and soft skills
Requirements for “Successful” ICT4E in Schools
Challenges & Opportunities
Overview of HCDG ICT4E initiatives
Situation of Philippine Education, iSchools, eSkwela
NICS-Teachers
Relevance of setting ICT competency standards
Underlying skills: NICS-Basic & NICS-Advanced
Teacher Training
Unit Plan lesson using ICT4E
Think of existing unit plan that could be enhanced with ICT4E strategies/techniques (to be revisited/revised regularly to reflect skills gained as well as realistic set-ups & system constraints)

MODULE 2 – ICT BASICS
Concepts of Information and Communications Technology
Data vs. Information
Data Processing Cycle
Information Technology & Communications Technology
Definition of a Computer
Capabilities and Limitations of Computers – discuss trends through the years
Evolution of Computers (emphasize current and future trends – tie up with 21st century skills)
Computer System Components
Hands-on: Proper Use of Computers and Basic Troubleshooting
Hands-on Using the Linux OS (Edubuntu)
Turning On the Computer
Using one’s Username and Password to Log In
Keyboard and Mouse Operations
Familiarizing Oneself with the Desktop Environment
GUI vs. command-line environment
Parts of the Screen the Start Menu
Panel, Start Applications Button, and Task List
Managing and Customizing the Start menu
Logging Out of Linux OS, Shutting Down the Computer
Working with Applications and Files
Getting to Know the Parts of an Application window
Effective File Management
Files, Directories, Storage Devices
Introduction to the Linux File System
File Structure: Root Directory, Subdirectories, Files; Basic rules in creating filenames
Hands-on: Using File Explorer/Manager to manage Files and Directories
Using the Help Feature
Install and use instructional peripherals (scanners, printers, cameras, LCD projector, etc.) and software
set up, operate, and basic troubleshooting
discussion: how/when/where to usehands-on assessment vis-à-vis checklist

MODULE 5: WORD PROCESSING and DESKTOP PUBLISHING (Hands-on)
Word Processing
Advantages vs. manual typing
Show possible activities/outputs
Interface Basics: OpenOffice.org Writer
Working with a Document
Creating, Saving, Closing, and Opening a New Document
Security: Password Protection
Using Templates
Editing and Formatting a Document
Navigating through a Document; Insert vs. Overwrite
Highlighting/Selecting Text
Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo
Formatting Techniques (Character, Paragraph, Page, Bullets/Numbering)
Lines and Background
Language Tools
AutoCorrect; Find and Replace
Collaborative Editing
Creating Sections
Working with Graphics and Objects
Wrapping, Editing, Cropping, etc.
Hyperlinks (especially for documents saved as web pages)
Special apps in OpenOffice.org: OpenOffice.org Math and Draw
Basic Desktop Publishing Design and Layout Principles
Working with Tables
Creating a Table
Selecting and Editing Cells, Rows, Columns and Table
Merge/Split Cells
Borders and Background
Header/Footer
Printing a Document: Page Setup, Preview
optional: Mail Merge
optional: saving documents as web pages and uploading them to the Internet
discussion: how/when/where to use
hands-on assessment vis-à-vis checklist

MODULE 7: MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION (Hands-on)
Multimedia Presentation
Advantages vs. Non-Digital Presentation Materials
Danger: overwhelmed ICT-based class sessions
Show possible activities/ outputs
Interface Basics: IMPRESS
Parts of the Screen (focusing on what’s unique in Impress)
Basic Units
Creating, Saving, Closing, and Opening a Presentation
Basic Operations
Impress View Options
Editing and Formatting a Presentation
Using the Slide Mode vs. Master Mode
Working with Slides: AutoLayouts, Themes
Adding Text to a Slide
Formatting Text on a Slide
Working with Text in the Outline View
Adding a New Slide
Changing Slide Layout
Changing Order of Slides
Deleting Slides
Using the Master View – benefits of using Master Slides
Embedding Objects
Graphs, Charts, Tables
Printing a Presentation – as individual slides, handouts, or notes pages
Creating and Running Slide Shows
Applying Slide Effects and Animation to individual slides
Adding Transition to a Slide Show
Slide Show Settings
Slide Advance: Rehearse Timings
Guidelines in Creating Effective Presentations
Developing effective Presentation Skills
vis-à-vis target audience and learning objectives; rubrics for effective ICT integration
critique existing presentations

MODULE 6: ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEET
(Hands-on)
Electronic Spreadsheet
Advantages vs. manual computations
Advantages of using tables and graphs vs. using prose reports/write-ups
Show possible activities/ outputs
Interface Basics: CALC
Parts of the Screen (focusing on what’s unique in Calc vis-à-vis Writer)
Basic Units: Workbook, Worksheet, Row, Column, Cells, Active Cell
Working with a Workbook/Worksheet (+ icons)
Creating, Saving, Closing, and Opening a Workbook
Navigating through a Workbook: Activating, Inserting, Moving, Deleting, Renaming a Worksheet Navigating through a Worksheet: Selecting a Cell, Column/Row
Entering and Editing Data (emphasis on considerations on creating a table – which ones to use rows, which ones assigned to columns)
Editing & Formatting a Worksheet
Formatting a Worksheet
Sorting Data in a Table
Formulas
Simple Formulas using mathematical symbols: PEMDAS, cell referencing
copying formulas: relative referencing vs. absolute referencing
Functions: SUM, PRODUCT, MOD, ROUND, INT, COUNTIF; MAX, MIN, AVERAGE, MODE, MEDIAN; AND, OR, IF
Extra Features: Freeze, Split Windows
Spreadsheets: Simple Database
Charts & Graphs
Elements of a Chart
Formatting Colors and Patterns
Changing a Chart Type
Printing
Page Preview, Page Format

MODULE 3: INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET
Concept of Networking
LAN, WAN, Internet
the Internet
Historical Development of the Internet
Overview of Internet Applications
Basic Internet Services
Basic Internet Architecture
Internet Protocol (IP) Addressing
Domain Naming System
Getting Connected to the Internet and the World Wide Web
Hands-on: Navigating the Web: Mozilla Firefox
Uniform Resource Locators (URL)
Search Engines
Online Sources of Information
Evaluating the Reliability and Accuracy of Sources
Offline Alternatives
Copyright Issues
Education Applications: Education Portals, Web Rings, Content Management Systems (Moodle), Teacher Fora/Discussion Groups, Instant Messaging, Educational Games, Simulations, Tutorials
Other uses
iSchool WebBoard: CICT-HCDG and DepEd project
Electronic Mail (e-mail)
E-mail Address
Using a Mail Client (Mozilla Thunderbird) and Web-based E-mail service (Yahoo)
Managing messages and addresses
discussion: how/when/where to usehands-on assessment vis-à-vis checklist

MODULE 4: WORKSHOP ON INFORMATION SECURITY AND COMPUTER ETHICS
Computer Security and Ethics
Information Security
Different Threats to Computer Systems (Virus, Worms, Spyware)
Outsider Threat to Computer Security
Anti-Virus Software
Ethical Concerns
User Rights
Copyright Issues vs. Software Piracy
Computer Fraud
The Core Rules of Netiquette
Discuss Cases

MODULE 7: Group Activity (by subject area) to design a Unit Plan using ICT4E
Review and enhancement of a selected Unit Plan and revise it vis-à-vis:
Lessons learned, skills gained
Realistic setup in respective schools
Group Presentations
Recommendations to improve the training course
Support System after the training
Online Support, SUCs for Technical Support (Regional IT Centers)
Echo Mechanism
Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism
Graduation

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Web Development using JOOMLA

Fortunato F. Halili National High School
Sta. Maria Bulacan
April 14-18, 2008

Participants (1 English Teacher and 1 Student School Writter)

Angat High School
Evelyn F. Sta Maria
Rodrigo B. Liwanag Jr.

Balagtas Agricultural High School
Joanna Lisa D. Concepcion
Maria Claudine O. Enriquez

Binagbag High School
Fernando C. Cruz
Jeffrey D.C. Alvaro

San Rafael Trade School

Lilibeth R. Binuluan
Claudine A. Moya

Calawitan High School
Susan S. Dela Pena
Mel Karren Mendoza

Carlos F. Gonzales High School
Rezen Paz A. Zafra
Leanna Mae A. Piadozo

Fortunato F. Halili National Agricultural High School
Angelo E. Lim
Floradora Dizon
John Divino Flores

Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Memorial High School
Sieryl H. Bermas

San Ildefonso High School

Bienvienido L. Guevarra Jr.
Irychrist D. Catimbang