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Technology in the Learning Environment

My Map

                With a lot of reflective thinking coupled with your creativity, you can design hand-outs that will truly work well to make the learning effective. You will see that preparing hand-outs is not just any paper work. When you produce high quality hand-outs and eventually try them out, you will discover that, indeed, paper works! To reach your target, follow the steps below.

 1. Prepare handouts for a selected topic (ie. Flowcharts, schema, graphic organizers

2. Describe your hand outs.

3. Present it to your FS teacher before reproducing it.

As you prepare your hand outs, use the activity form below.

Hand-out Planning Guide
  1. What topic do I like to work on?
  2. For what grade or year level is my hand out?
  3. What components do include in my outline?
  4. What type of graphic organizers/flow-charts/schemas do I need to use?
  5. What references do I use?


Subject Matter: The Great Three Wars in the 20th Century

Grade/Year Level : Fourth Year Level

I will show the students a 1 or 2 minutes video clip that will show the importance of history as to give them the curiosity on the topic is going to be discussed for the day.


I-                    SUBJECT MATTER


  1. FIRST WORLD WAR (1914-1918)
  1. SECOND WORLD WAR (1939-1945)
  1. COLD WAR (1947-1989)

II-                  ORAL RECITATION

III-                PLAYING GAMES

IV-               Assignments

Type of Graphic Organizers/flow-chart/schema to use

  • I’ll be using a PowerPoint, and Short Movie Clip for the students to understand it will about my lesson on that day. It will be presented to them chronological in accordance with the events.

International Relations (Conflict and Cooperation at the Turn of the 21st Century)       Pages:        42-51

By Conway W. Henderson

 My Analysis

After working on your handout, answer the following questions:

What are the good features of a handout?

  • There are so many so many ways that this hand outs could give out a good features in relations to one’s presentation and this could summarize as follows:
  • Create a positive impression before the presentation begins
  • Ensure that the audience takes away the key ideas as intended
  • Engage people at a deeper level as they interact with the handout
  • Keep the audience’s attention focused on the subject
  • Satisfy the needs of visual learners
  • Introduce experiential material for kinesthetic learners
  • Present information at both novice and expert levels
  • Simplify and navigate complex information
  • Establish credibility
  • Present more information than can be covered in the presentation
  • Summarize and review

Which of these features are present in the handout I made?

  • Create a positive impression before the presentation begins
  • Ensure that the audience takes away the key ideas as intended
  • Satisfy the needs of visual learners
  • Summarize and review

Which features are not present in the handout I made?

  • Engage people at a deeper level as they interact with the handout
  • Simplify and navigate complex information
  • Present more information than can be covered in the presentation

My Reflections

  1. What difficulties, if any, did you encounter in making the handouts? How did you overcome them?
  • The difficult thing that I did encounter in making the handouts was when I was choosing the important facet of the subject matter to be included. It’s not about putting all the information in your hand outs, but putting the words with sense. Too much information could burn out the readers. Doing so might make them think that it is much better to give them a book instead of a handout.
  1. What tips can you give teachers regarding preparation of handouts?
  • Making a hand outs is very important in order to give the teachers and the learners a guide that they could follow while the class is ongoing. Making an outline in relation to this will benefit the teacher to follow a certain topic in sequence because without it, a teacher might discuss or present the subject matter in a way that might lead to non- sequential arrangement of the topic that could lead to confusion on the part of the learners.

My Portfolio

                Paste a copy of your hand-out here.


                A fundamental belief system concerned with the nature of society’s political, social, and economic arrangements and the role of individuals and groups within these arrangements.

Mass Ideologies and world wars

                FIRST WORLD WAR (1914-1918)

  1. Rise and Challenge of German industrial and military power.
  2. The ethnic conflicts between Germanic and Slavic Peoples
  3. The Existence of secret Alliances.

                 WOODROW WILSON

  • Making the world safe for democracy
  • Self determination
  • Democracies were peace and loving
  • 1st world war would not have happened if they played the role in decision making; Germany, Austro-Hungary, and Ottoman Turkey


  • A severe form of authoritarianism and is fairly rare, with the chief examples being Nazi Germany and the Communist Soviet Union.
  • 6 Classic Characteristic of Totalitarianism
  1. Ideology of Unquestioned Truth
  2. Single Political Party to Implement and Protect Ideology.
  3. A secret police that uses terrors
  4. Centralized Operation of the Economy.
  5. State-Owned Mass Media
  6. And the use.


  1. Democracy
  • An Ideology calls for a population to select its governmentand hold that government accountable to the peoplethrough elections
  1. Communism
  • Enamated from the writings of Karl Marx (1818-1883),a nineteenth-century socialist. Marx though history moved forward by economic forces involving class exploitation and conflict
  1. Fascism
  • A totalitarian structure, but its content in values is entirely different from that of communism.

                 SECOND WORLD WAR (1939-1945)

  • Began with Germany’s and Russia’s attack on Poland in 1939 and ended in 1945 with unconditional surrender of the German and Japanese.
  • Italy switched sides to join the Allied.
  • The Allies fought hard to win because fascism threatened not only the independence of many states but their way of life as well.


  • Western Allies brought democratic reforms to West Germany, and the United States did the same in Japan
  • Soviet Union moved energetically to spread its ideological system to eastern Europe and to East Germany and to lead their own alliance in this region to counter Western Power.

                COLD WAR (1947-1989)

  • The United States and the Soviet Union had a cool relationship long before 1917, when Lenin’s communists took control.
  • The Cold War were created an atmosphere of extreme tension and hostility. A move by either side caused fear and suspicion on the part of the other.

Technology in the Learning Environment

This post is based on my field study that I did conduct last three months for the year 2014. You may seem not to approve some of this idea, but please correct me if I am wrong. Most of the things contain here were based on my own opinion. I am very welcome to some ideas that you may share on this subject matter. Thank you and hope it will be a help for those people in search for the same studies.

My Map

To reach your target, follow the steps below

1. Decide on a specific content area

2. Find out the learning resource relevant to your topic that are available from your school/university’s learning resource center.

3.Develop a pile of teaching aids (flash cards, pictures, cut outs transparencies.

4. Organize them in box

My Tools            

                As you observe the class, use the activity forms provided for you to document your observations.

Survey Guide

  1. Are there learning resources useful for your topic in the resource center you visited?
  2. Are the available materials, appropriate for your target grade/year level?
  3. List down those that can be useful for your topic.
  4. What other materials can you make? (like flash cards, posters, cut-outs, transparencies, etc.)

An Observation 

  1. To clarify on this part, in the since that I am not yet in the teaching world or practised teaching, I will relate this question on the teacher that we did observed last February 2, 2014, whose name was ISHAQ PUNDOMA. He is a teacher on the subject matter chemistry. The teacher used Manila paper in discussing his topic in relation to LIPIDS and other science vocabulary. He used the white board as well in order to show the students on the segregation of chemicals; eg. Molecules and its division. The resource teacher utilizes the materials inside the class very well, and as of the topic he was discussing was somehow composed of the information he gathered in certain book that was advised by the school for that certain subject matter to be used, and could also be found in their own library.
  2. The materials being used was applicable for the fourth year level in the since that they are now grown up. The Manila paper that was being used as a visual was good IMs for him to use with an indication of his outline for the discussion on that day. It was easy for the student what to expect on that day and recall their past lesson. The subject matter that was being handed to them was suited to her level since it is in the curriculum of the said level.
  3. The possible that the resource teacher could use aside from visual aid, white board and black board are the following:
    1. Power Point Presentation
    2. Pictures
    3. Object that can be made out of styrophome and other materials
    4. Video/Movie
    5. Others
  4. In the discussion of Sir Pundoma, he can also use a poster, cut outs, or even utilizing their media room for the learner to be more exposed to the subject maters, where they could gain the concept in an easier way.

My Analysis

Give at least three benefits of doing a survey of available materials before making your own materials? Explain each.

  1. You’ll be far more prepared for the materials you needed, and if there were lacking in the planned materials at least you can do and have an alternative resource materials you need to use. As a teacher one need to utilize the available materials within the environment.
  2. It will not give you stress when you’re already on the day of your meeting with your class. You have at least days to prepare your materials in a well created craft.
  3. If there is a need in changing your subject matter on that day due to lackings of material, you can still have the time to do so.

My Reflections

  1. Which of the materials did you like making the most? Why?
  • In the resources that I did observed, one thing that i did really like is through using a presentation through power point. This idea came to me when I already started learning here in St. Michael’s College. As I consider, utilizing this kind of material can cause a good visual learning for the kids, since most of the kids are best in learning through seeing. Aside from this, through the given idea by the master teachers last March 8, they did given us some good ideas which we could adopt in teaching our kids in the future and one of this is the so called MNEMONIC. (Since, I am not yet in the teaching world, I could base upon what I did observed and known from the three months session from this learning.)
  1. What difficulties, if any, did you encounter in making the material? How did you overcome them?
  • Based on my realization, the hardest part in making the material is the idea on how will you present it to the students. Either they like it or not. Are they going to gain learning from this materials that I am using? Will they understand my discussion through it? These are some possible questions that suddenly popped out when I am making my own presentation to the class. On how you’re going to outline your topic based on your subject in a way that kids could get it is the hardest part since that, the way you understand things is very different from the way they understand it. This cause the teacher to think their needs and think of the possible aspect that could be more applicable to them
  1. What tips can you give teachers regarding preparation of teaching materials?
  • The simplest tips that I could give for the teachers regarding preparation of teaching materials is that, they need to prepare it ahead of time. In order to change something on the materials with allotted time if they needed to do so for the betterment of the learners’ understanding when the teacher is going to present it.

My Portfolio

Learning Resource on a Specific Content Area

                Use this graphic organizer to present the learning resource relevant to the topic chosen. On the line inside the box, indicate if the resource is already AVAILABLE, MAY BE PURCHASED, OR WILL BE MADE (by you, of course!)

TOPIC: The Great Three Wars in the 20th Century           Grade/Year LEVEL: Fourth Year Level


Bulletin Board Display

This post is based on my field study that I did conduct last three months for the year 2014. You may seem not to approve some of this idea, but please correct me if I am wrong. Most of the things contain here were based on my own opinion. I am very welcome to some ideas that you may share on this subject matter. Thank you and hope it will be a help for those people in search for the same studies.


This post is based on my field study that I did conduct last three months for the year 2014. You may seem not to approve some of this idea, but please correct me if I am wrong. Most of the things contain here were based on my own opinion. I am very welcome to some ideas that you may share on this subject matter. Thank you and hope it will be a help for those people in search for the same studies.

Available Learning Resources (Enumerable in bullet form) Characteristics and Unique Capabilities Teaching Approaches where the Resource is Most Useful

  1. Print Resources
  • Books
  • Newspaper


  • Framed Maps


  • Magazines


Reading Materials for Students

To give update on the recent news


Visualization for the students and fill their curiosity of children.

To give the children an additional knowledge in their environment




Useful in reading/assignments

For current events reports


Useful at any time esp. a basis for their history class.

Useful at any time and an additional material for any kind of assignments/project they have.


  1. Audio Resources
  • Sound Boxes



  • Radio





Good for many audiences



Learning through listening




Useful during a seminar/meeting/ an announcement to be given to the students

Useful for those Pre-school Students in learning through listening sounds/music.


  1. Non-electronic Visual Resources
  • Visual Aide




  • Flash Cards
  • Globe





Alternative in using black board and additional in providing a students a wider range of material for their learning

Visualization learning

Additional material for students.




Useful in classes.




Useful in elementary grade.

Useful during their assignment given to the students.


  1. ICT Resources
  • Computer Library



  • Laboratory Computer



  • Projector




  • Television



  • CD and USB




Collection of data



Materials used in student’s learning about computers


Materials used for powerpoint/ or any learning using software.



Visualization learning



Saving documents



Useful for those students who are willing to search in a wider field.

Useful during their computer class


Useful when a certain teacher needs a far range of materials for good visualization of learning for the kids.

Only useful as per required by the teacher for educational learning.

Useful in saving important documents.




The school is quite capable of providing their students will education materials. The technology they have is equipped of some materials used for the basic learning of the students, the only thing is that they are not easily accessible especially some materials. There are those materials that are not allowed to be borrowed either students or a teacher outside the certain perimeters. Some of those can only be accessible in their library upon request of a teacher as means of educating their students. Internet was not accessible in any facilities of the school.



Name and Signature of Observer: Jomairah T. Mulay




My Analysis

Were the learning resources/materials arranged properly according to their functions and characteristics?

  • Most of their resources are all inside there library room. In there, those materials are will arranged in accordance with their type. The example of this are their computers for library use, they are in one line, having 8 computers. Magazines and Newspaper are in separate rock standing. The books are will arrange according to their theme or subject. Their projector and television are in one section of the library.

Do the guidelines and procedures facilities easy access to the materials by the teachers? Why? Why not?

  • Yes, the facilities are easily accessible but only to be used inside the library. Examples of this are the projector and the television. They cannot be borrowed outside the library. Teachers are required to ask permission from their heads and the library-in-charge in accessing those materials for education means for their students. There computers inside the laboratory are accessible during the students’ computer lesson.

What are the strengths of this Learning Resource Center?

  • The Assistant Teacher from the Elementary Section told me that they have that certain books that usually not accessible from any schools or any other resources. For this reason some of these books, according to her, were being photocopied by the worker from the DepEd, due to scarcity of that certain materials. From this assumption I am assuming that they have this will equipped educational materials that are provided to them for their students. Aside from this, some of their equipments are safe from any damages that may occur when it used outside the premises of the library.

What are its weakness?

  • The weakness that may appear in this kind of set up is the lack of there access in the internet world. The world is working and moving in a fast pace. Many thing changes happen in one blink of an eye, and making your self updated in the world today through internet is an edge. If you taken this out from the learning system of the students, this can cause of not giving them the rightful access in realizing the reality of the out side world.

What Suggestions can you make?

  • I want to suggest putting up an internet within the campus or it could be only in the library. Learning is not only in books, four corners of the room as well as from the environment, but it is also outside. Internet will help the students to learn. I know that in this kind of learning, there are those websites that are not good for kids. However, in this new age there are those solutions as well; sample of this is making some restriction within the system.

 My Reflections

  1. Which of the materials in the Learning Resource Center caught to your interest most? Why?

o   From the materials that were presented in that said school, probably the projector was something that captured my interest. Though it was not something very extravagant, but as I’ve been in other elementary and high schools, this kind of technology weren’t that always easily accessible in some, but in there, you can really sees the presence of this material. Unlike some other elementary and high school, this kind of material is not always present and easily be applied in class.

  1. Which gadgets/materials are you already confident to use/operate?

o   As for me, since I am used in using computer. I could say I am confident in using this kind of resources since that I’ve been used to it. If I’ll become a teacher in future in times, I would love to use this more often in order to give the student a clear visualization of those topics that I need to emphasize to them.

  1. Which ones do you feel you need to learn more about?

o   The highly thing that I need to learn more about is about restricting the consumption of the internet for the children. Since I would like to encourage internet use for the students in the library, or any other premises of the school, learning how to restricting some website not to be used is needed.

My Portfolio

Paste an article about an example of technology gadget/material that you want to learn more about. How can this gadget/material be useful in instruction/teaching?


Interactive White Board
Interactive White Board


                In searching over the internet about these so called gadgets that can be used in teaching profession, I find this interactive whiteboard as an interesting to get ourselves involved with. According from the sources, this is the modern, touch-controlled edition of old chalkboards that works well together with any computer. The board is basically like a huge touch screen, on which teachers or students can write with digital ink and use their bare hands to control the content of the table. It can even be used as huge projector. Having this kind of gadgets in class will make your teaching more effective, and for the students to become more interested in learning.






Utilization of Technology in the Forum

Lecture of Sir Ebisa

               In today’s generation using technology is a very edgy factor in order to get the attention of your audience. The fellowship that was held on that day was very informative especially for us who were new in this world of education, and everything that was mentioned there was an important factor in order to see the side of education that we could not understand by just mere looking at it. The most important thing was the action research that Sir Ebisa had tackled about on that day.  I did realize that the true education is a lifelong learning because you will realizes so many things in a new way. Being a teacher you need to complied and accept the fact that you need to relearn how to do things, learn more things and discover new things in order to give way for a new changes. In order to do this, one needs to instill new modern ways in handling things to benefit the today’s generation who will most likely benefit on the said changes.

                The forum were really giving way to new technology and integrating them on their discussion, which made it more understandable. If I were going to imagine the forum with the absence of technology; no microphone, no laptop, no presentation, no wide area, etc. I guess it would be a lot of boring moments. My interest wouldn’t go to the level where I would comply myself on listening and probably would fall asleep in that instance. If these things happen, no learning can be gain, and if there is no learning, what the presenter especially sir Ebisa’s lecture will go to waste. So looking on the best view with the existence of technology, listener will be more excited in finding new to them. Aside from getting information, how the lecturer’s present their work and the key notes speaker to their listener using those technologies somehow give way in opening our mind in a wider range of understanding what we listened for. As a student, we could also get an idea how technology works and might as well adopt it when the time comes in our way, because learning is not only by listening but also by seeing. The technology that were being used on that day was really good, which made the forum more interesting. I gain an insight and a technique that I could use it in future applications.

The Essentials of using Technology!


             Based on what I have learned from our last lesson, I did learned the meaning of this word “technology” in relation to education well.  In putting this technology based on my experience, I could say it did make a difference.  I wasn’t been in a digital atmosphere when I was in my kindergarten until grade 6, but the technology that were being used on those days was more on traditional technology. We did learn through using black board with chalk, Manila paper, colors, class session outside the class, sometimes using a radio, showing a film viewing inside the classroom which made me learn more things. I was in high school when all this computers where being implemented at school, adding this very interesting field made my high school days fun, for the reason of the excitement it did bring on my part. Like, I got the motivation in learning new things and create stuff using this machine. I did have a chance to combine this thing in my class work, and become more optimistic in the excitement of learning under the computer age. College days were far more interesting. In this time, equipments are getting in a fast speed of advancement. Laptop, projector, cellphones, CDs, USB, Portable Gadgets etc. this things helps me in doing my work at its optimum during those days. I love what I’m doing and I get the excitement of combining this technology in making some paper works and reports on those days. Sharing has been more fun using this new technology.


                Technology helps a teacher in so many ways in terms of building an innocent mind. From these matters alone, I did realize that mixing traditional technology in a very modern way of teaching is far more essentials in making the students be motivated. In this age, we cannot expect that students will solely sit down and listen; they are becoming more innovative in their own way. One innovative that I could possibly add in today’s learning is that, student of this time is far more on visualization. A mere manila paper, cartolina, black board etc. isn’t enough in making them interested, a teacher needed to let their creativity to be done in far more extent. They need to cope up with the changes. A teacher will be far more effective in class if they give something new for the student to experiment. Based on my own experience, I became more interested in the new technology and out of my curiosity; I did made a few exploration on this part and mixed in my daily classwork.

Land of the Rising Sun

                I’ve been dreaming about going to the said place called Japan ever since when I was young. It’s been my greatest dream. I want to see their different kind of world, their rich culture, their technology and a lot of Japan’s wonderful thing that you can never see in any other place in the world. Mostly, I want to see the so called “Cherry Blossom”. I know this tree is growing in some part of the world like in Korea, China, etc but then, I wanted to see this tree at its full bloom in Japan.


japan 2

japan 3

                I’ve been an avid watcher of anime that were created there, and maybe, this is the main reason why I was influenced in wanting to go to their place. Influenced by what I see and from the description they had in series of anime that promotes mostly their culture, and their other capabilities. I read about Japan and other information through reading magazine, websites, newspaper and books. I was thinking if ever this thing will be a dreaming coming true in the near future, it will be a great experience. In order to fulfil this, I was planning last year of saving much money in travelling, and from the way I calculated things by the means I have right now, I can’t reach the amount of money I needed for this year 2014 for this dream trip travel. However, a friend of mine suddenly brought this up. She also wanted to go there, and I was like “Hwaaaaat?” She did mentioned that the travel date will be possibly fall on April. I was thinking that this period were somehow great since I will be with someone on this travel, and that April were a great date going there since it’s Spring. Spring is where cherry blossom will make its way to bloom. Upon my mind roaming around, calculating the things I needed especially the amount that is needed, I was like loosen up because the travel will cost me more or less 70,000 php. Where I can get that money just for the stake of my dream, and that it is equivalent for only 5 days of travel? A very big amount to someone like me whose salary won’t make that much in three months to reach that certain amount. I WANT TO TRAVEL…huhuhu

                How I wish there will be a certain contest that I can join in and that this amount will be the winning price? Or is there anyone who is kind enough to give a FUND for this travel? hehe I guess, if there is, if you need a detail of my trip or something that goes along with the line of reporting about the travel..I guess that won’t be a problem.

Wishful thinking for a FUNDED Travel to Japan!