Republic of the Philippines Polytechnic University of the Philippines Quezon City A NARRATIVE REPORT OF EXPERIENCES IN OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION

IN RAMON MAGSAYSAY HIGH SCHOOL (CUBAO, QUEZON CITY) TECHNOLOGY AND LIVELIHOOD EDUCATION DEPARTMENT A Report Submitted To Prof. Sheryl Morales Practice Teaching Supervisor In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements In Practicum II – Off Campus By Wee, Maricris V. Bachelor in Business teacher Education 4-1 Table of Contents

Dedication Acknowledgement Prayers for Teachers Introduction PUP Philosophy, Vision-Mission-Goals and Philosophy School (Practicum Locale) Mission-Vision Context History Map School Programs History of the School Organizational Structure Final Demonstration Plan Brief Synopsis of Professional Reading, Articles, Journals and References Guidelines, Policies of Student Teaching ICT Memos Learning Approaches Professional Development Plan Weekly Narrative Report Current Issues in Education Attachments a) Photos b) Sample Test Papers c) Time Card


I dedicate this compilation and account of my experiences to the following people who was always been at my back throughout my practicum II namely: my parents; my cooperating teacher Ms. Bernadette Paparon who had always been responsible in guiding me to be in the right; and to our dear Professor Sheryl Morales who had always believed in our capacities and potentialities. And also I send the deepest of my gratitude to my university, my alma mater, Polytechnic University of the Philippines Quezon City, that will be forever in my debt for it has offered me opportunities in the past four years of my life.


I wish to send my sincerest gratitude to the current principal of my alma mater, Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School Ms. Josefina T. Perlado; to the Technology and Livelihood Education Department Head, Engr. Edgardo Alonzo; to the rest of the observers during my final demonstration—Mr. Victor Mendoza; Mrs. Tapales and Mrs. Epino.

Lord, Our God we thank you for the new day that you have given us.

May you bless us with enough intelligence, understanding, courage and patience to meet the needs and expectations of our students. We ask for your guidance to be able to teach our students with utmost love and understanding so that we may be able to instill in them good character and perspective in life. We ask you these through Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Teaching is the noblest and by far the best way to express one’s selfless love and care for others. We all know that God our Lord had been also a great teacher in his life as a human being and even now, that he has

come back to heave, he continues to influence us with his teachings through the Holy Bible. Like God, teachers must also be able to influence the lives of their students through their teachings and values. We always hear, experience is the best teacher. And indeed, it is the best teacher after all. I had never dreamed of being a teacher before and never in my entire life did I ever wish to become one. But God has his plans for each one of us and in my case; he gave me the privilege to be trained to be a teacher. And so I said to myself, “Who am I to not embrace what he had blessed me to have?” So, I continued with my endeavor and today, I am about to graduate at the end of April next month. This compilation is an account of my experiences for the past five months of being a student teacher at my alma mater, Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School (RMCHS). I cannot say that it has always been a great time staying there but the only thing that I can be certain is that I have learned of myself if I can become a good teacher someday. I have met a many people who really love teaching and who are very dedicated in their work. I have been a student of teachers and professors who have inspired a lot of students like me to pursue of their own goals. May all these experiences bear good fruit in my future endeavors. God bless us all!


Vision Towards a Total University Mission The mission of PUP in the 21st Century is to provide the highest quality of comprehensive and global education and community services accessible to all students, Filipinos and foreigners alike. It shall offer high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that are responsive to the changing needs of the students to enable them to lead productive and meaningful lives. PUP commits itself to:
1. Democratize access to educational opportunities; 2. Promote science and technology consciousness and develop relevant

expertise and competence among all members of the academe, stressing their importance in building a truly independent and sovereign Philippines;
3. Emphasize the unrestrained and unremitting search for truth and its

defense, as well as the advancement of moral and spiritual values;
4. Promote awareness of our beneficial and relevant cultural heritage;

5. Develop in the students and faculty the values of self-discipline, love of

country and social consciousness and the need to defend human rights;
6. Provide its students and faculty with a liberal arts-based education

essential to a broader understanding and appreciation of life and to the total development of the individual;
7. Make the students and faculty aware of technological, social as well as

political and economic problems and encourage them to contribute to the realization of nationalist industrialization and economic

development of the country;
8. Use

and propagate the national language and other Philippine

languages and develop proficiency in English and other foreign languages required by the students’ fields of specialization;
9. Promote








technologically advanced academic community where people of diverse ideologies work and learn together to attain academic, research and service excellence in a continually changing world; and 10.Build a learning community in touch with the main currents of political, economic and cultural life throughout the world; a community enriched by the presence of a significant number of international students; and a community supported by new technologies that facilitate active

participation in the creation and use of information and knowledge on a global scale.

Goals Reflective of the great emphasis being given by the country's leadership aimed at providing appropriate attention to the alleviation of the plight of the poor, the development of the citizens, and of the national economy to become globally competitive, the University shall commit its academic resources and manpower to achieve its goals through: 1. Provision of undergraduate and graduate education which meet international standards of quality and excellence; 2. Generation and transmission of knowledge in the broad range of disciplines relevant and responsive to the dynamically changing domestic and international environment; 3. Provision of more equitable access to higher education opportunities to deserving and qualified Filipinos; and 4. Optimization, through efficiency and effectiveness, of social,

institutional, and individual returns and benefits derived from the utilization of higher education resources. Philosophy

As a state university, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines believes that:  Education is an instrument for the development of the citizenry and for the enhancement of nation building;  Meaningful growth and transformation of the country are best achieved in an atmosphere of brotherhood, peace, freedom, justice and a nationalist-oriented education imbued with the spirit of humanist internationalism.

VISION The RMCHS with its FAITH in the DIVINE Providence and services anchored to the Vision-Mission of the Division of City Schools envisions to sustain through continuing programs for the development of Quality Basic Education that is responsive to both local and global competitiveness. MISSION Work collaboratively to discover and enhance the students’ multiple intelligences that will empower them to acquire life-long knowledge, skills and morally accepted behavior towards quality of life. GOALS

For Our Stakeholders: • • To treat them as our children worthy of respect, love and fairness. To make every student functionally literate and equipped with necessary skill and knowledge formed with values-laden character to become productive members of the society. For Our Teachers and Non-Teaching Personnel: • To provide them with good working conditions and opportunities for leadership, professional and career development.











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The Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School offers the following school programs/projects: D.O.S.T. Scholarship ESEP—offers advanced classes for students who passed the entrance examination; Basic Education Curriculum;

Alternative Learning System (ALS); Balik Paaralan Out of School Adult (BPOSA); SEC 2010 (Pilot School); International Public School; Special Education (SPED); Day Care Program and Summer Class.

Dedicated to Service… … to the Youth … to the Community … to the Nation The Beginnings… In 1953 there was felt a need to expand further the then main public secondary school in Quezon City, which, expectedly, was Quezon City High School. This need was more strongly felt in Cubao. Thus a house owned by the Martinez family located at P.Tuazon St. beside the Ponciano Bernardo Elementary School was to provide shelter to the new annex school… Later the annex school was moved to the Maria Clara Arcade, already demolished, then situated in what was meant to be the C-Square Commercial Center beside Cubao Elementary School. The school was moved again to a building at the corner of Aurora Blvd. and Highway 54, now Efifanio delos Santos Avenue or EDSA. This was in the

school year 1958-59 when finally became as independent school known as CUBAO HIGH SCHOOL with Mrs. FANNY S. ENRIQUEZ as its first principal. Sometime in the school year 1959-60 the school was transferred to another rented building at New Orleans Street. It was to occupy this building until 1972. Expansions: Signs of Growth Accelerated socio-economic development in Quezon City particularly around the vicinities of the school prompted the school officials to open the first annex of RAMON MAGSAYSAY (CUABO) HIGH SCHOOL. This was the MURPHY ANNEX opened for the school year 1961-62 with Mrs. SOFIA A. JAVIER as teacher-in-charge. This annex was later named Juan Sumulong High School upon its independence in the school year 1964-65. The school year 1962-63 saw the school opening its doors to people, whose only available time is in the evening, for opportunities to continue their formal high school education at night. Initially, some selected day teachers, the more seasoned ones, handled the night classes on an honorarium basis. Eventually, however, full-time night teachers have been assigned. A second annex was opened in the same school year, 1964-65. The Hillcrest Academy, a private school situated at the corner of Judge Jimenez St. and E. Ermin Garcia St., was acquired for the HILLCREST ANNEX. Mr.

FLORENCIO DUMLAO, then assistant to the principal was sent to take charge of this annex. It was to be the beginning of the CARLOS P. GARCIA HIGH SCHOOL, so renamed when it gained independence with Mrs. LUMEN G. VELASCO as department head in-charge. In the school year 1967-68 the P. Bernardo Annex was established. Again, Mr. FLORENCIO DUMLAO was sent to organize the annex. The following year it became independent retaining its name, PONCIANO BERNARDO HIGH SCHOOL, with Mr. ERNESTO ANUNCIACION as its first principal. A More Appealing Identity… On March 17, 1965 in appropriate ceremonies the school was renamed after the late President RAMON MAGSAYSAY, endeared to the people as the “Idol of the Masses”. The affair was made more significant by the presence of the gracious Mrs. LUZ BANZON MAGSAYSAY, former First Lady and widow of the late President Magsaysay and Mr. CHOW-DURRY, a Ramon Magsaysay Foundation awardee of that year. To give the school a distinct personality, apart from the Ramon Magsaysay High School in Manila, it was given the official name of RAMON MAGSAYSAY (CUBAO) HIGH SCHOOL, March 17 of every year is to be the anniversary of the school’s Foundation Day. On March 17, 1957, incidentally, President RAMON MAGSAYSAY perished in a plane crash in Cebu. On to a Permanent Location…

The school year 1968-69 saw a record boom in enrolment—over 5,000 students. The rented building was practically filled to the rafters. On top of this the owner of the building, a Mrs. Ramos, was exerting pressure on the school to leave the premises. At this time some offices were being transferred to the new City Hall building. That paved way for the first and second year classes to occupy the vacated rooms at the old City Hall building which was being appropriated as the permanent site of the Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School. Gradually, then finally in 1971-72 the school was permanently relocated to the City Hall building. At that time Mrs. FANNY S. ENRIQUEZ was designated assistant to the city superintendent of schools and Mrs. TRINIDAD ESTRADA took over as principal. Before this reassignment, she was principal of San Francisco High School now Don Mariano Marcos High School. Changes as Agents of Progress… On November 27, 1972 Miss AURORA B. TAGUBA replaced Mrs. Trinidad Estrada as principal of the school. An indefatigable worker, Miss Taguba moved with jet-like precision making representations with City Mayor NORBERTO AMORANTO’S Office of the Department of Engineering, Quezon City and with City Schools Superintendent CONMEMORACION M.

CONCEPCION to expedite the transfer of the division supervisors who were then occupying the old Red Cross Building. The former offices were converted into workshops for the Vocational classes and then the latter into

the Home Economics Building. She also expanded the canteen and the library. More significantly, she had the grotto of Our Lady of Fatima installed beside the Home Economics Building. The school year 1973-74 saw another change in the helm of the administration. This time a former classroom teacher, the Pilipino

Department head in this school in charge of Flora Ylagan High School, Mrs. LUMEN G. VELASCO, was to return to this school as teacher in-charge. The major changes were the relocation of the administrative and supervisory offices, the setting-up of a Faculty cooperative Store, the landscaping of the frontage of the school with the intention of recapturing the former lawn of carabao grass and the constructin of an outdoor stage at the physical education grounds along Edsa. In accordance with the city school administration’s policy of reshuffling principals, the school year 1977-78 brought back a former head of the Social Studies Department of this school. On June 12, 1977 Miss SOCORRO C. DELOS SANTOS took over from Mrs. LUMEN G. VELASCO as the fifth principal and has stayed on to date. Among the major changes were the structuring of mini-offices and learning resource centers of each of the subject areas or departments. The administrative office was relocated to the ground floor of the main building and adjacent to it was a bigger faculty room complete with a sala set and tables and chairs. There were also extensive beautification projects that

included a fish pond as project of the Natural Science Department. Then too, for the first time, summer classes for students who failed in certain subjects, were offered in this school. This provided opportunities for the students to make up for their deficiencies and for teachers to earn a little more income. The Big Fire… And then on Sunday, March 15, 1981 a devastating fire gutted the whole of the main building. Everything almost everything that was put up through the years was gone in a matter of a few hours. Records, reports, books, equipment, projects---they became but ashes and memories. But life has to go on for the school. The graduation ceremonies went on as scheduled at the Immaculate Conception Church. And we looked forward to the promise of a new building. But the new building took a longer time to materialize. In the meantime the city government sought other use of the Raval Bldg., a stone’s throw away from the school site, on a rental basis to enable the students to go on with their schooling without unnecessary breaks or inconvenient dislocation or dispersal. The New Building, “Show-Window of Quezon City”… The in March 1982 the signs of the new building were very much in evidence. Work went on at a feverish pace so that by July 1982 we started moving into the beautiful new building constructed at the cost of P13.6

Milion. On September 8 of the same year the school was blessed and inaugurated with no less than the First Lady and Metro Manila Governor Madame IMELDA ROMUALDEZ MARCOS gracing the occasion. Also in attendance were Vice Governor ISMAEL MATHAY, City Mayor ADELINA S. RODRIGUEZ, Minister of Education, Culture and Sports ONOFRE D. CORPUZ, Vice Mayor STEPHEN SARINO and Schools Division Superintendent EDNA B. AZURIN who assisted the FIRST LADY and Minister of Human Settlements IMELDA ROMUALDEZ MARCOS in the cutting of the ribbon and the launching of the school’s KKK project. Rev. Fr. LIBERATO FERNANDEZ of the Immaculate Concepcion Parish Church celebrated the thanksgiving mass and blessed the new building. The occasion was also in observance of the birthday of the Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion. Many parents, alumni and friends and patrons of the school and these include the officers of the Parent-Teacher Association were present to share in the celebration. The proceedings were covered by mass media to include television coverage. The school is slowly but certainly replenishing the losses in the fire and surely responding to the needs of the times along its commitment to the education of the youth. Already the school boasts of the first combo performers, a group of students and a group of teachers. It has hired some out-of-school youth as school aides who oversee the maintenance of the cleanliness of the comfort rooms, 12 units of six for the boys and six for the girls.

The greening of the premised is a continuing project. The flowering plants and the green patches of lawn grass are a sight to behold. The effect of all these is for the school to be kept busy. In so short a time the school has hosted several conferences, one on the national level, professional meetings of principals and supervisors and of department heads/chairmen as well. It has conducted a district echo seminar workshop in teaching reading in English. It has welcomed visitors from all over the country and even from foreign countries. Like all histories which are unending, this history will pause briefly but will carry on for posterity.


Corazon C. Rubio Asst. Schools Division Supt.,

Dr. Rowena C. Canindin Asst. Schools Division Supt. Dr. Josefina T. Perlado Principal IV

Dr. Betty C. Cabo Asst. Schools Division Supt.

Dr. Aida M. Labanen Social Studies Dept. Head

Estrelita M. Marasiga n Filipino Dept. Head

Soledad S. Salazar Math Dept. Head

Araceli B. Señido Science Dept. Head

Sonia T. Carmen English Dept. Head

Edgard o P. Alonzo TLE Dept. Head

Raul C. Cruz Mapeh Dept. Head

Salve T. Imperial Values Educatio n Dept. Head

Benilde O. Valenzuela Admin. Officer IV Cashier Property




Master Teachers

Ancillary Service

Utility/Guard s

Teacher III

Teacher II

Teacher I

Component : Technology and Livelihood Education II : Information and Communication Technology I

Sub-learning Component Lesson Plan No. Date Section

: ______________________ : February 16, 2011 : ______________________


Objectives At the end of the lesson, students are expected to: 1. Identify the safety precautions in cleaning computer keyboard. 2. Illustrate the steps in cleaning the computer keyboard. 3. Demonstrate how to clean the computer keyboard through video presentation. 4. Evaluate the performance of the other groups. 5. Appreciate the importance of following the instructions

accurately in cleaning the computer keyboard. I. Subject Matter A. Topic: “Cleaning of the Computer Keyboard” B. Instructional Materials: Visual Aids, Puzzle, Computer Keyboard, laptop, projector, PowerPoint (software). Materials for Keyboard Cleaning -- lint free cloth; dry cloth or duster; suitable cleaning fluid (isopropyl alcohol); cotton buds and a can of compressed air or vacuum cleaner (toothbrush as a substitute) and flat tip screwdriver. C. Reference: The Internet II. Procedure A.Preparatory Activities 1. Routine Activities a. Greetings

b. Checking of Attendance c. Cleaning of the classroom 2. Review What did we discuss about last meeting? What do you mean by preventive maintenance? Why is preventive maintenance important? 3. Motivation Jigsaw Puzzle. Pieces of images will be posted and spread out on the board. Two representatives from the girls and boys should race each other in arranging the pieces form the puzzle. B. Development/Presentation of the lesson 1. Brainstorming Brainstorm on the safety precautions in cleaning the computer keyboard. Safety Precautions: • Turn off the power and unplug the keyboard before cleaning it. • • • Remove jewelries from your hands and wrists. Use insulated or non-conductive tools. Hold components in its edge to avoid touching any terminal parts.

Never work on a carpeted surface.

2. Discussion The teacher will present the materials needed and explain the procedures in cleaning the keyboard. You need the following materials: • • • • • • lint free cloth dry cloth or duster suitable cleaning fluid (isopropyl alcohol) cotton buds vacuum cleaner (use toothbrush as a substitute) flat tip screwdriver.

Steps: 1. Shut down the computer and unplug the keyboard from the system unit. 2. Turn the keyboard upside down and slightly shake to remove the dust inside it. 3. Remove only the alphanumeric keys of the computer keyboard using the flat head screw driver and place them in a container or a plastic bag. note: don't forget to take note of each key position! 4. Now remove the dust from the inside of the keyboard by using the toothbrush/paintbrush.

5. Wipe each key with using cloth with a bit of cleaning fluid (alcohol) and wipe it using dry cloth. 6. Before replacing the keys, wipe the surface of the keyboard using a cloth dampened with alcohol to ensure that all the dust is removed. 7. Replace all the keys in its proper key position. 3. Demonstration Demonstrate the steps in cleaning the keyboard through video presentation. 4. Supervised Laboratory Activity The teacher will monitor the work of each group. I. Closing Activities 1. Generalization Computer keyboard cleaning is essential to do. To keep it in its top condition, it should be moderately cleaned at least once a week or if cleaned thoroughly, at least every two months. 2. Values Integration Patience and accuracy must be observed in cleaning the computer keyboard. 3. Application Group activity in cleaning the computer keyboard.

Each group will be assigned to evaluate the performance of the other group. II. Evaluation
Checklist for Cleaning of the Keyboard (Laboratory Activity) Check the box which is applicable to your group performance.
Description Excellent Very Good (4) Good Fair Poor

(5) All of the members brought materials that are needed in cleaning the keyboard. The group has followed each of the procedures in cleaning the keyboard correctly and accurately. All of the members took turns in cleaning the keyboard. Each of the members is quiet and is paying attention as we go along with the activity. All members participated in cleaning the keyboard, in removing and returning the keys.




VI. Assignment Concept: Computer Hardware and Management a) Word Study: Cleaning, Optical Mouse, Mouse tracker b) Guide Questions 1. Prepare the materials needed in cleaning the mouse. 2. What are the steps in cleaning the mouse?

3. Why is it important to keep the cleanliness of your computer mouse? a) Reference: ?aiocp_dp=guide_mouse_cleaning m

BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF PROFESSIONAL READING, ARTICLES, JOURNALS AND REFERENCE Some Links and References: What is Preventative Computer maintenance? Preventative maintenance means that we will perform monthly scheduled maintenance cleaning, checks and updates on your computer to prevent system problems instead of waiting until your computer breaks down. Advantages of Computer Maintenance

Data Protection: There is a very high risk of possibly losing your data if you do not perform preventative computer maintenance. Without maintenance, your computer is susceptible to breakdowns. Saves Time: When your computer stops working, you have to either repair it or

replace it. You will definitely be losing valuable manhours with whichever of these options you chose.
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Saves Money: The cost of repairing or replacing your computer can be very costly. Better Performance: Monthly Preventative Maintenance will help to keep your computer in good working condition.

Factors that can shorten a computer’s life Excessive Heat can destroy the chips inside the computer. To avoid this, install an adequate fan in the power supply or add an auxiliary fan. CPU, chips, drive motors, etc. create heat. Most computers are built to work in a temperature range of 60-85 degrees F. Dust: Dust is everywhere and is responsible for several evils in a computer. First, it sticks to the internal components like the circuit boards, causing thermal insulation. The second dust evil is that it clogs spaces such as the air intake area to the power supply or hard disk, and the space between the floppy disk drive head and the disk. Magnetism: Magnets can cause permanent loss of data on hard or floppy disks. Electric motors or electromagnets produce magnetism. There are magnets in phones that ring instead of beep, speakers, monitors, magnetic screwdrivers, magnetic clip and paper holders, and magnets themselves. It is best to keep anything magnetic away from computers and floppy disks too. Stray Electromagnetism: Radiated electromagnetic interference and static electricity can cause stray electromagnetism. Wires that are physically too close to each other can cause radiated electromagnetic interference. This closeness of the wires causes the transmitted signals on these wires to become faint and jumbled. High radio frequency can also cause interference. Sources of this are high-speed digital circuits, radio sources, cordless telephones or keyboards, power-line intercoms and motors. Power surges, incorrect line voltage, and power outages: Power problems can be caused by overvoltage and undervoltage, a power blackout, spikes and surges. Overvoltage can damage a chip because too much voltage destroys the circuits. Undervoltage is undesirable because the power supply will draw too much current. This heats up and destroys components. Spikes are brief overvoltages under a millisecond in length, and surges are overvoltages from a millisecond to seconds. To prevent some of these conditions use surge protectors, surge suppressors and spike isolators. Also

make sure computers have a proper ground. Power conditioners are available to boost up undervoltage so that your computer can continue to work through brownouts. Backup power supplies, called Standby Power Supplies (SPS) and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) are available. These provide computers with added power after a blackout has occurred.ces, cordless telephones or keyboards, power-line intercoms and motors. Water and corrosive agents: Liquids can be very hazardous to the computer's health. These are caused by operator spills, leaks and flooding. Certainly operators spills can be controlled by not having liquids near the computer. However, leaks and flooding are not always preventable. Corrosion of computer components can be caused by sweat in skin oils. Carbonated liquids contain carbonic acids and coffee or tea contains tannic acids, which both lead to corrosion. Cleaning fluids also contain ingredients that can cause corrosion. It is best to be cautious when using any sprays or liquids around computers. How to Run Defrag (Disk Defragmenter) Your hard drive is like a book with thousands of pages. Every time your computer writes a file to the hard drive, it starts writing at the first "page." As files of different sizes are deleted and written, when your computer writes a file, it may use a few pages here, then skip forward to the next empty page, then skip forward to the next empty page after that. This process of breaking files into pieces of files is called disk fragmentation. When your disk is heavily fragmented, it's more prone to errors and will actually cause your system to run a little slower. Defragmenters move around these pieces of files until they all line up. Running a defragmenter every month or so is good system maintenance, especially if your hard drive is almost full. If you have Windows 95: 1. Go to the Start button. 2. Go to the Programs folder. 3. Go to the Accessories folder. 4. Go to the System Tools folder. 5. Click on Disk Defragmenter. Choose the hard drive you want to defragment, then follow the onscreen instructions. If you have Windows 3.1x: 1. Close Windows and go to the DOS prompt. 2. Type DEFRAG and hit <Enter>. (If you see the response "Bad command or file name," you may be running an earlier version of DOS without built-in Defragmenter. You'll need a third-party program, such as Norton Utilities, to defragment your drive.)

3. In Defrag, choose the drive you want to defragment ("optimize"). Click OK. 4. After Defrag checks your system, click the Optimize button. How to run ScanDisk ScanDisk is a free utility provided by Microsoft with certain versions of MSDOS and with Windows 95. It's a good idea to run ScanDisk about once a month for preventive maintenance, and it should always be a first check whenever your system starts showing any unusual behaviors. If you have Windows 95: 1. Go to the Start button. 2. Go to the Programs folder. 3. Go to the Accessories folder. 4. Go to the System Tools folder. 5. Click on ScanDisk. 6. In ScanDisk, make sure all of your hard drives are highlighted. Select Standard for type of test, and check the box next to Automatically Fix Errors. Then click the Start button. If you have Windows 3.1x: 1. Close Windows and go to the DOS prompt. 2. Type SCANDISK and hit <Enter>. 3. If you see the message "Bad command or file name," then type CHKDSK /F and hit <Enter>. 4. If ScanDisk reports problems, let it fix them. We recommend that you Delete file fragments and Skip Undo. 5. When you are asked to perform a surface scan, you may say No if you don't want to spend the time at the moment. (Running a surface scan once every couple of months is a good maintenance procedure.) If ScanDisk reports errors, try deleting the malfunctioning program from your hard drive and reinstalling it from the original disk. Ensuring that data is backed up on a regular basis can offer peace of mind should a disaster occur. Three common ways to achieve this are: 1) Using an external Hard Drive, 2) USB memory sticks, 3) Online back up solution. Large capacity external hard drives are relatively inexpensive and often come with their own software to enable you to choose what to back up and when to do this. Alternately, you can use windows back up on a PC or Time

Machine on a Mac to select files and schedule back ups to the external drive. The disadvantages are that external drives can fail, or can be stolen. USB memory sticks can be used in much the same way as external hard drives, or you can just drag and drop selected files to the memory stick. However their capacity is limited and they are easily broken or lost. Online back up is a service offered which, providing you have an internet connection enables files to be stored on a secure server and accessed via a web browser using a unique username and password. All you have to do is select what files or folders you want to back up and while online any changes to those selected files and folders will be stored in a secure location. The advantage of this is that using your own unique username and password files can be accessed or restored to any computer anywhere that has an internet connection. With any back up solution it is good practice to carry out occasional test restores of selected files and folders to verify that the back up is working as expected.


4th National Congress on ICT's in Basic Education Posted in DepEd Memo The Department of Education in partnership with Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development, Inc. FIT ED and the University of the Philippines College of Education will conduct the 4th National Congress on ICT's in Basic Education with the theme "Creating Opportunities for Better Pupil Participation on Oct 27-28 2010 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Participants of this activity are: a. Regional Officials Chief or Assistant Chief, Elem Education ICT COordinator b. School Division / City Officials SDS or ASDS one ES 1 c. Elementary Schools Officials / Personnel 2 Principal per division 2 Subject teacher per division The division should choose personnel from schools with existing computers and laboratory or those intending to set up such computer laboratories. A registration fee of P1500 shall be charge to participants which can be

charge to local funds subject to its availability and usual auditing procedures. DepEd Memo No. 413 S 2010 (


Creating space for legitimate participation of youth in Education for Sustainability (ES) through service learning: Toward a "liberatory praxis" for Pedagogy of Sustainability (PS)

Dr Allan B de Guzman University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines

The National Association of Secondary Schools of the Philippines (NASSPHIL) “The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy. For years, it has been a place where education has been undermined by teachers and students alike who seek to use it as a platform for opportunistic concerns rather than as a place to learn” (Hooks, 1994, p.12) ABSTRACT

While previous scientific and empirical discourses dwelt on the mainstream economic analysis of sustainable development as a global concern, this paper attempted to make use of the changing landscape of education through its service learning component as an exploratory and explanatory lens in

identifying possible spaces for concrete action identification. This study, initiated by the National Association of Secondary Schools Association of the Philippines (NASSPhil), views the complementary role of sustainable development and service learning as means in pedagogising today’s pedagogy for sustainability. Central to this study is the advocacy of the advancement of a kind of rootedness on and connectednes of the learner and his learning to the community which is not a detached element in understanding and addressing community life and concerns. Capitalizing on the combined powers of quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, the identified attitudes (empowering, enthusiastic, engaging and essential) and the proposed service learning offerings of student participants (n=223), representing the Western Visayas Region, legitimized the role of the learner as a change agent and active player in sustainable development through service learning. Such

legitimized role gives premium to the reciprocal relationship

between student centrality and community instrumentality in developing an authentic way of knowing (cognitive), an experiential way of doing (conative) and a more reflective way of responding (affective). Keywords: service learning (SL), education for sustainable development (ESD), NASSPhil, liberatory praxis


Target Date April to May 2011 Plans Take the LET and apply for a job. Description of Plans Prepare for the board exam by reviewing and apply for different job positions for different options. May to June 2011 Get a Job! Work and save money to finance my own in my future pursuit of a master’s degree course. Also

to help my parents in our finances. Earlier or Mid 2011 Apply for a Master’s Degree Earn a masteral degree for future plans in teaching and for selfenhancement. Year 2012 Teach as a Professional/Get a better Job. At the end of the year 2012 Year 2012 and the rest of the coming years. Put-up a small business Look for better opportunities Teach in my alma mater, Polytechnic University of the Philippines and look for other ways to help more people and find better opportunities. Earn extra income. Teach in the Tertiary level.

I do not have plans in teaching in the secondary level, although I enjoy the fun of it. I eagerly want to help my parents in our finances as much as

earlier as possible and will want to earn more in the future to be able to achieve a good life. I plan to pursue my education by enrolling to a masteral degree course, for future plans in teaching in the tertiary level and that will also serve as a medium of self-improvement. When my job is stable and enough to sustain the needs of my family, I will go back and give my thanks to my alma mater, Polytechnic University of the Philippines Quezon city. I will teach in the university that was responsible in producing me and giving good quality education. Of course, my quest in pursuit of a good life does not stop in these coming two years of my life. I wish to find more opportunities and may God be able to make me do so. WEEKLY NARRATIVE REPORT
FIRST WEEK November 8, 9 and 10, 2010 “MY LUCKY DAY” November 8. This is the day I planned to go to Ramon Magsaysay

(Cubao) High School and try my luck if I could get in there. And so, today, when I arrived at my Alma Mater, I went to the principal’s office. I somehow waited for a while to take my turn to talk to the school principal for there are a few people waiting in line. Then, when my turn came, I greeted the

principal a good morning and then she let me in. I told her that I was hoping that I could take my practicum II in that school and that I was from Polytechnic University of the Philippines. I’ll make my story short… I told her that I was also a graduate of RMCHS way back 2007. And she said, “Oh”. Then she asked me, about how many hours are required for you to take your practicum? I told her, a hundred and ten, ma’am. She did not even asked me for a memorandum of agreement. Then without hesitation, after signing my endorsement letter she directed me to the English Department Head who is Mrs. Carmen, the one in-charge in assigning student teachers for the respective department that they should be in. We talked for a while and after her hearing me that I was also from the same school before, she readily directed me to the TLE Head, Mr. Alonzo. In Mr. Alonzo’s office, he asked me as to what subject would I be so interested to teach. And so, I was saying, that I would prefer to teach any subject as long as it is a half-day shift. Then he mentioned to me all the other subject areas of TLE that is offered in his school. Then he realized that the only subject that matches my major is computer subjects. After that, he then called for the teacher who teaches computer who is Mrs. Bernadette Paparon. I don’t actually know her name, but I see her around the school premises when I was still in high school. So right away, she led me to her classroom and introduced me to her students, and I found out that the students that I will teach are the scholars of that school. I was shocked. I was really shocked! I never knew that I will be able to start right away today. I did not bring anything with me. Not even a

notebook! After Mrs. Paparon introduced me to the class she briefed me about what I would be doing for the days to come and she told me the classes that I would be handling and that what I would be teaching soon. I would be teaching first year and second year classes of the ESEP curriculum. I met two classes today, I-Galileo and II-Mendel. I am quite fortunate because what I would be teaching is MS Excel and Adobe Photoshop and we have the facilities, plus the classroom is air-conditioned.
November 9 and 10. Mrs. Paparon gave me a key duplicate for the

classroom. She really is giving me a responsibility and I like it . These two days

are basically pure observation. What I did was to direct the students clean the room, wipe the computers, the computer table, mop the floor, clean the board, sweep the floor, etc. these are one of the things that I would be doing from now on. I was told that the classroom must be cleaned by the cleaners for the day every time they get inside the classroom and before they leave. I left at 3:30 in the afternoon and ma’am said that for the mean time I should not stay behind unless we have lots of work to do. It was a fine day after all, although I find it boring just watching her teach in front. She told me that by the following week, she will let me teach in front so that I would be able to try it and find my own style of teaching. I was feeling nervous when she said that and I also readily told her that I might not be able to teach well at the first time and she answered that it is totally normal and she would stay at the back to guide me. Then I said to myself that, “That’s good. What a

relief”. week!

I was also advised to prepare my lesson plan. And that’s for this

SECOND WEEK November 15, 17, 18 and 19, 2010

Observation, Nervousness and Fear of Teaching High School Students… But Learning After All!
I still was observing my cooperating teacher how she handles herself in front. How she talks to her students. How she disciplines them. How she asks them queries and vice versa. I was thinking… what will I be in front of them? Sitting at the back and observing students of high school… they are very different from college students. I started comparing for I took my first practicum inside the campus of Polytechnic University of the Philippines. I was saying to myself, “These high school students would be very hard to teach, to instruct, rather than my students last semester”. College students are easier to talk to because they can reason well by themselves. High school students ask questions because they want to be sure for themselves. They ask even the smallest of things. The simplest queries… they even pay attention to what you look like to the last of the details! I know that. I understand them. I used be like them before. And that is why I was extra careful with how I carry myself and with the way I speak.

I observed that the noisiest of all my classes is II-Mendel. They are very active… in making noise. Mrs. Paparon have reprimanded them a couple of times in our one hour of class. In her anger, she told them that they have no difference with that of the last section. They were of course embarrassed by themselves, so they kept quiet. Ma’am asked them, “What would Ms. Wee write on her narrative report? That the students of the ESEP curriculum in Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) cannot be tamed? Do you want her to put it in her report?” I felt bad for the students but it was their fault after all. I handled two classes last Wednesday. I was not so satisfied with my day today. I feel like I have missed something. But I cannot expect to be comfortable with my new students right away. And it is my first time to face high school students. I have had one bad experience with my students this week. They were making fun while I’m standing in the front demonstrating our topic. I was half -leaning at the computer table and whenever I look at them, because they are at my back they are laughing. After our class, after everybody has gone out, three of my students came back and told me that their classmates were acting as if we are making out and most of their classmates are laughing about it. After knowing that, I cannot help but get angry. I promised myself, that when they get back next meeting, they will feel my disappointment and anger, but of course I have nothing personal against them. I just dislike how they behaved. I am a student teacher and they did not respect me. Just to think that they are only on their first year! I really hate what they did. I cannot have peace inside me. So when I had the

chance to reprimand them and tell them how disappointed and angry I am to them (I spoke in general), they were all quiet. But after that, we go on our discussion just as the way we do it every day. But just like I told them, I cannot be the same person they see in front before. And thank God, they have conscience. My students who were found guilty went back to our classroom in the time of their recess and they all apologized and explained. I told them that they should no longer explain and what I need them to know is that what they did is unacceptable and unethical. I also told them that I have nothing personal against them. It is just that I can’t be happy with their class if they have not even apologized. So there, they said sorry and thanked me. And I was satisfied and now at peace with myself. For the next two days, we had our laboratory activity and it was really tiring. It was my first time to check their works and it really is tiring to go around the classroom and interview them and check their outputs one by one! But it was still a good week after all.
THIRD WEEK November 22 to 26, 2010

The day I realized I Hate Eating ALONE…
Oh, I just noticed now that I have not mentioned in this report what my SCHEDULE is. My class is every day. That is from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 in the afternoon, meaning to say, that my lunch is moved to 10:30 a.m. from 12 noon. Oh! Just how I hate eating alone! I don’t like eating in the school canteen for male high school students only seat in front

of me while they giggle! Oh! Just oh! So today (November 17, 2010), I asked my cooperating teacher, if I can just eat lunch inside the classroom, then she said okay. She even offered me to eat in the TLE center, but I just can’t get comfortable eating there, because the other teachers are really old except for my cooperating teacher, because she is still quite young. So from then on, I just bring my food in the classroom and eat there, still eating alone, but at least, no funny faces are watching me eat my food. It is hard to eat alone. I can barely taste my food. But I have to bear with my schedule. I know I’ll get used to this. For this week, we had two days for discussion and another two days for laboratory activity. I was told by Mrs. Paparon that that would be our schedule of activities from now on. So she asked me to create a laboratory activity for the second year students. It is quite easy. I just created procedures in which the students will follow and then after creating a layout using paint and photoshop, I will do a short interview and it there is a criterion for them to be graded. The title of the activity is Acquiring Images that is in relation with our past two days discussion about opening and saving files and working with images. This is the week where I started to do overtime. There are lots of activities to accomplish! And since the computer ratio is 4:1, the students had to take turns to work with their activities. For the next two days, we continued our discussion of our lessons in the first year and in the second year we carried on with our laboratory activity. IIAristotle came back later in the afternoon to make-up for their laboratory

activities. This is my first time to have stayed in school up to five in the afternoon! It was really tiring but it was a fun week after all. Good thing that the weekend is coming up in a couple of hours! 

FOURTH WEEK November 30 to December 2 and 3, 2010

Students Can Sometimes Mess with Your Files
We have had laboratory activities this week in continuation with the other week for II-Darwin and II-Mendel. Somebody has encountered a problem for one of my students who works in station six cannot find her file in drive D. So I checked and I relayed to my cooperating teacher that indeed, her file, their file-for all those students who works and save their outputs in station six are gone! And so she looked one by one of all those files saved in the computer. She found their files in the file name “Steelix”. When Ms. Paparon knew that the file was renamed she got angry and reprimanded the students not to change anything with the computers they are using because

it is not theirs. True enough. And so from that day up to the next couple of days, she was reprimanding all of the students from all sections not to change anything again with each of the computers. I told my other second year students about what I have learned and they told me that the one code named steelix is one of the students of II-Aristotle. I told her that and asked her why she changed the file name. She said that she did not change anything at all. I was not sure if she is denying or she’s plainly saying the truth. I told that to Mrs. Paparon but still, she reprimanded the entire class and not by pin pointing who did what. That’s a good thing. No more incidents like that had happened again and again, that is good. Those files are important to us for it is our basis for their performance test. If they get lost, it would be hard for us to compute for the students grades. We mostly had discussions this week and in the afternoon, we had make-up laboratory sessions in order for the students to catch up with our coming lessons and activities to come.
FIFTH WEEK December 6 to 9, 2010

A Week Full of Overtime
I mostly hate Mondays… aside from it being the start of the week and you having a bit of a hang-over from the weekend, it is a day of full load. I meet all of my students every Monday except for II- Aristotle. My shift during

Monday is from 8:30 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon straight with no other breaks except for my lunch break. We mostly had discussions that day since it is the start of the week. I went out of the school at 4pm because I don’t have enough energy anymore. Some of my students came to me and ask me if they can work on their laboratory activities later in the afternoon. I told them to make-up for their activities from Tuesday to Friday. I was really tired… both in mind, in body and at heart. I had a big fight with someone special. But at least he apologized and at I had felt peace within me again. Janice de Belen was at Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) last December 7. I think it has something to do with her show at Net 25 entitled Spoon. I did not stay at the quadrangle to watch. I waited in the classroom for students might come back. The program ended at 10 a.m. in the morning so we resumed classes at 11:30. I stayed until 5:20 this Tuesday. It was quite tiring but I know I had to bear this so that we can go on with our lesson plan. I was the one who encoded the Unit Test for both year levels. They would have their unit tests by Friday. We carried on with our last two discussions for Wednesday and Thursday so that students can go on with their Unit test by Friday. I stay in school up to past five in the afternoon to let the students finish their outputs. The results of the exam were quite good, except for a couple of students who have found the exam hard. Most of them had difficulty for they were absent, or have missed the lecture for some school activity.

SIXTH WEEK December 13 to 16, 2010

Oh no! The vacation is coming soon. We still have a lot of activities to finish. Not everybody is done doing their laboratory activity. I am panicking. What if we don’t get to finish our lessons? I and my students mostly deal with the laboratory activities this week. I still stay until five in the afternoon… doing overtime just to make time for them to finish their work. Phew! What a week! You know what’s so tiring about supervising and checking the works of the students? It is because you deal with energetic, noisy and students who keep asking questions as if they do not understand what they are doing. And you keep moving and walking around and checking their works one by one. I don’t think I said that because I am tired or if I actually mean it. When I talked to my cooperating teacher later in the afternoon, she said that I should not worry and we will be able to finish our activities before the vacation starts or if anything worse happens, we can continue it by the following year. I don’t know I just do not want to have any more pending activities and discussions to deal with. But I cannot just follow my own idea. Everybody is getting ready for Christmas events. I should calm down now. We can finish everything. We can finish everything on time.

I still came to school on the day of my birthday, December 16, 2010. Nobody else knows that that day is my birthday except for Ms. Paparon, my coordinating teacher for I gave her pasta in celebration of my birthday. I did not stay for long for the students who said that they will come right after their Christmas party to make-up for their activities never came. I did not expect for anyone to come except for my two students who are going to take the unit test. They were absent the last time we had the exam. Only one of the two students who did not get to take the unit test was able to come. Anyway, it was their Christmas Party after all! 
SEVENTH WEEK January 3 to 6, 2011

It is the first Monday of the year!!!  I only had two classes who came to school. Both sections are from the first year level of 1-Galileo and 1Newton. I hope you would not mind if I share a bit of my celebration during the holidays! I had and exciting and very busy and happy Christmas and New Year. I stayed with my family and we mostly go out together with which we can barely do on a regular day. We eat out. Buy some new stuff and eat a lot! Yahoo!  It was awesome and was the happiest Christmas I have ever had with my family.

Let’s get back to what this report should really contain. Well, on the first Monday of the year, I had been given advice by my cooperating teacher to how I can improve my lesson plan. And so I did. The following day, I presented to her my newly improved lesson plan and she said I did it just right. She complimented me that I have a lot of improvement in doing my lesson plan. My cooperating teacher told me, that I now know how to teach. “Gamay ko na daw” teaching. And so, that’s great! Mrs. Paparon was absent this Tuesday for her stomach is sick. I somehow came in fifteen minutes late and my students for my first period did not attend my class. I was disappointed both with myself and them. I will avoid being late ever again. I told ma’am and ask for her permission if I can absent on Friday. I had to go to an important meeting. It really is important that I could not avoid not attending it. We finished reporting this week and II-Mendel is really disappointing. Nobody was prepared for their report even though they were granted last year that they can continue their report during this year. But being me, I gave them another chance. But I was really angry with them. Really, really angry. By the following day, Ms. Paparon did the same thing. She also reprimanded these tardy students of II-Mendel. I don’t understand what is happening to them.


February 14 to 18, 2011

Preparation for the Final Demonstration!
I cannot believe that I did not feel the pressure of the final demonstration until there were only a couple of hours left before the day of my demonstration. I prepared my detailed lesson plan the other week for I was instructed to do just that so that I can be able to submit my report to the master teachers and for them to be able to check it. Although I prepared my lesson plan the other week, my demonstration still falls on a regular day— meaning it was the same lesson that we are supposed to discuss on February 16. Mrs. Paparon and I both hate the idea of a practiced lesson and that is why I like her  Last Tuesday, I was informed that my lesson plan is too detailed and we figured out that we should not make it too detailed at all. Mrs. Tapales, a master teacher of the TLE Department checked my lesson plan and we were told that maybe what Mr. Mendoza means is that the only detailed part should be the lesson proper. And so I edited my work and I was very lucky because Mrs. Paparon is there to guide me. Aside from me being an only student from the PUP-QC my friends are on the other building and we have different schedules. So although we see each other sometimes, we cannot afford to talk for long and discuss things. I’m just glad that my cooperating teacher is kind enough to do such a thing. On the day of my demonstration, ma’am as well as the students helped us in cleaning and preparing the classroom for the demonstration. I

was fixing my papers, and ma’am was also helping me, by the time before lunch I told her to eat ahead of me, for I was still doing some things. She said she could not eat unless we finish with our activity today! She really is something isn’t she? She helped me all throughout the day by morally supporting me. I thought I was going to be a disaster but luckily, as I get challenged the more I fight off the consciousness and timidity and there, I was saved by the fear of humiliation! By the time that the master teachers came, I was asked if I have the other form for evaluation and I did not have it so I looked for some student teachers that might have a copy of it. When I can’t find any, Mr. Mendoza told me to get a copy from his office. So I did and I was really sweaty all over when I went back to the classroom. When I came to class, we proceeded with our class right after a couple of deep breaths—as instructed by my cooperating teacher. I tried my best in doing my teaching as normal as it can be since I am very comfortable with my class which is the class of II-Darwin. This class is naturally easy to talk to and when you give them instructions, they follow it with enthusiasm. And so I did not have much problem with them since they belong to the highest section. And then the class came to an end…I was waiting for the feedback of three master teachers who evaluated me. Alright so here are the good points: I was told that I was a great teacher, I only have minimal wrong grammar due to nervousness, and yes they all agreed that I was able to deliver my lesson in a good way. The bad points are: there is a bit of a thing that I lack in making my lesson plan about

its organization, because I misplaced the application; I did not do a return demonstration and I should have elaborated my powerpoint presentation because it cannot be clearly read at the back. I am glad that at least I was able to get through my demonstration. I was even told that “sana dumami pa lahi ko”. Haha. That is much of a compliment and I am thankful for all of the people involved in my practicum II because aside from them being responsible, they are all too concerned for me, for all of us who are in student teaching—I am especially thankful for my cooperating teacher, Mrs. Bernadette D. Paparon who were never really tired in answering my queries about teaching, about lesson plan and by never letting me feel like I was never part of her class. After my final demonstration, we did not have any class any longer for it had eaten the time for our last class. We were then able to eat our lunch well and right!
FOURTEENTH WEEK February 21 to 26, 2011

For this week, we’ve had lectures and one laboratory activity for the first year and lectures and a graded recitation for the second year. Last Monday, I gave out a quiz for all of the first year students. As usual, some found it hard to answer and some of them found it very easy. For the second year class, we have had a graded recitation about identifying the different parts of the motherboard and the system case. The students had a difficult time in answering the recitation for they have to identify each numbered item from the motherboard and the system case for they had barely a time to review for they are having too many activities in school for both academic

and non-academic matters. Also, some of them had forgotten to take note of the graded recitation today. By the following day, I had to get through alone the last three classes for Mrs. Paparon, had to accompany our representative for the PLDT My DSL Quiz which is Jhessa, a student from the class of IIMendel which is held at Shopwise Cubao. I feel quite satisfied with myself today. I was in a good mood, although I barely had any sleep, and I was very prepared for my lessons for today. And I am very proud because I was able to add some new information for the class today. By the end of the week, I barely had classes because the first year had a practice for their field demonstration whilst the second year students have had the review for their NAT examination. I only had a class with I-Galileo today—the only class whose schedule is not affected by their practice for their dance and we also had a laboratory activity this Friday. We also had our laboratory activities about cleaning the computer monitor and mouse for the second year for the class of II-Mendel last Wednesday.
FIFTEENTH WEEK February 28 to March 4, 2011

On the first day of the week, we had our first unit test for the first year level and we continued with the reporting on the second year level. By the following day, we have had reporting for both year levels and we checked the notebooks of the second year students which will serve as their pass to be able to take the test. As usual, there are only a few students who are prepared with their notebooks in II-Mendel. By Wednesday, both II-Mendel

and II-Darwin took the first unit test and only a half of the class of II-Mendel were able to take the test for they have not presented a complete set of notes in their notebooks. Most of them are going to attend some other time as long as they are prepared with their notebooks. On the other hand, I have not encountered any problems with II-Darwin whilst the class of II-Aristotle is a bit behind schedule in terms of the pacing of our lectures; they have had two meetings for this day. On their usual schedule, they had reporting, and later in the afternoon at three thirty, they have had a make-up class for cleaning the computer mouse and monitor. They all did well with the cleaning so I gave them high grades  The students of I-Archimedes were also very eager in making up for the activities they have both missed and have not taken yet.
SIXTEENTH WEEK March 7 to 11, 2011

I was absent last Thursday for our school activity in our university and by this week, I was back again in the high school we continued with the discussion about troubleshooting in the second year and working with objects and using word art for the first year classes. By the following day, we had lectures in second year, about computer viruses and laboratory classes with the first year students. By Wednesday, we were supposed to discuss about error messages that can be encountered in both the computer and the internet—but we were not able to continue with our classes in the afternoon for the school had a mass…we all forgot that that day is Ash Wednesday!

Thursday is the day of the National Achievement Test so we did not have any classes. I asked for Mrs. Paparon if I can record the quizzes of the second year students in the comfort of my home for I also have to do my requirements in school. By Friday, as usual, I was only supposed to meet one class which is I-Galileo. Although the second year students are supposed to have their classes on Fridays again starting from today, they chose to be absent so that they can take a break from all the stress they have had during the NAT.

Preparation for the Foundation Week 
Since I was also a graduate of Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School,

I understand just how busy the students and teachers of the school can be during some days before the day of the foundation day. When I was in high school, I thought we barely do anything during the month of March, but it was only today that I realize that the teachers are too busy completing and computing our grades. In my first semester, I did not experience being busy like this because I student teach in-campus, meaning to say I taught my costudents on their first year and second year. Outside the classroom are different contests—academic and nonacademic, different year levels of students who are practicing for the field demonstration, a book fair and some other activities that the students are required to do to for the completion of their grades. This Monday, I and Mrs.

Paparon gave out unit tests for both first year and second year and IIAristotle was a little left behind for their classes start on a Tuesday. They took their unit test this Wednesday for on Tuesday the students did not have classes due to the M-tap. So they are about to take their post-test on Friday together with I-Archimedes and I-Galileo. The periodical test is on the 22nd and we are hurrying up to assist the students in completing their laboratory activities and requirements for ma’am to be able to pass the grade sheets on the 22nd. Ironic isn’t it? The examinations are on the 22nd but the day that the teachers are required to pass the grades are on the same day. Well, that’s because grades are needed for ranking and for sectioning of each student for the next school year. Today we are still letting the students to complete for their laboratory activities and requirements and we are giving them time until the 21st day of this month.

This week is the week of completing the requirements, computing of the grades of the students and also the week for the periodical examination  I also have requirements to submit so, I guess this is the end of my entry for this journal. All in all, I have had a good experience and I also have realized the joy of teaching and I also now know the hardships that my teachers have encountered and are still experiencing today… although teaching could be hard, the feeling of fulfillment is incomparable and being a

teacher is really a noble thing to do. Teachers should be treasured… forever! I would also like to commend all the people who have been responsible in the vicinity of my alma mater RAMON MAGSAYSAY (CUBAO) HIGH SCHOOL who have always been there to guide me to be a responsible student teacher. God bless us all!

FOREIGN ISSUES IN EDUCATION Current Issues in Education Today Throughout our nation, public education today is failing our children at every level, from kindergarten to college. Test scores are lower than that of many other industrialized countries. Violence erupts at a moments notice. Drugs are pervasive. Children can't read or write when they graduate. Students are not motivated to learn. They are not accountable for their actions. What went wrong? Our education system used to be the best in the world! The problem stems from 30+ years of liberal, iron-fisted rule over our education system. During that time, many tried and true foundational principles and teaching techniques used for over 200 years that made this country great have been erased. Our educational system has been led down an unproven and harmful path of liberal indoctrination from which it will take at least a generation to recover. There are many problems this politicallycorrect agenda has caused, including feel-good classes where children learn little or nothing; lowered standards of excellence; social promotions of students from grade to grade even when they don't pass and can't read or

write; lack of student discipline; little or no respect for teachers; situational morality; no standard of right and wrong; condoms given to children in schools; unmotivated students; etc. The list of failed practices and resulting consequences goes on and on. This has been one big experiment for the last 30 years, and the education establishment and the National Education Association (NEA) has reaped what it has sown. Children are the prize to the winners of the cultural war. Those who control what young people are taught and what they experience will determine the future course for this nation. The last few decades have clearly shown how the predominant value system of an entire culture can be overhauled by those with unlimited access to children. Abraham Lincoln said, "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next." We see that today, and it will only get worse until our education system is wrested from the liberal establishment so that we can get it back on the right track for our children. The purpose of education is to prepare our children to succeed in life, and we are failing miserably. Their future, and ultimately our country's future, depends on how well and how quickly we remove our failing school system from the incompetence of liberals who have taken a generation captive. ( Controversial Education Issues

Education is a wonderful thing in that it can provide a bright future for the masses. It brings people of countless backgrounds together in the pursuit of bettering their lives. However, because students are indeed from so many different backgrounds and upbringings, many controversial education issues unfortunately arise from this. Even though a teacher may be acting one hundred percent in the name of helping their students and trying to provide them with a brighter future, they can still manage to get themselves in hot water if they even slightly touch on issues that go against what a parent has taught their children. Of course, it’s always best when a parent cares deeply about their child, but it is a parent’s involvement in the educational process that can sometimes serve to slow the educational process. On the other side of this coin, the inclusion of as many different opinions and spiritual beliefs can actually help schools keep the knowledge pool fresh and awareness levels as high as possible. Unfortunately, issues such as religion and government will most likely never be completely agreed upon. This would explain why so many schools have become more and more stringent with the topics they address within the classroom. Even the citing of the pledge of allegiance has been drawn a considerable amount of criticism, and schools have been quick to make sure that religion is only discusses in the leanest terms possible. And while Americans love to argue politics, other countries do not have that liberty, causing government and political issues to be quite taboo in the classrooms




( Current Issues in Education Education has the power to completely enable people for greatness. But one of the current issues in education is the inability for educational institutions to adapt well enough to changing times in order to provide this enabling power. Although one of the most timeless arguments that exists in the world of education is that of classical versus new age methods, the educational body still needs to be able to evolve in order to help students meet the ever growing needs and competition of the world at large. Unfortunately, there are simply too many opinions for this issue to be quickly resolved. Although it is quite understandable, and expected, for parents to care deeply about their child’s education, this care can sometimes come in a blind form which only serves to hold the educational system as a whole back from successful progression. Another closely related issue that deals with educational institutions challenges with properly evolving is the fact that our children our evolving faster than ever. While they do possess amazing potential in dispersing extremely helpful resources, the latest media streams such as today’s television programs and the advent of the Internet seem to have a super growth factor for our children. They are now able to access the entire world with the click of a few buttons. They are inundated with masses of information, trends, fads, opinions and news that they don’t always know

what to do with. Schools need to be able to address this and grow at the same rate as our children in order to maintain their interest.

( Education Issues There is no doubt that education provides the foundation for virtually all that we do. Regardless of your current job or the ideal career that you aspire to achieve, education most certainly plays an incredibly vital role. From construction worker to stay at home mother and from high powered lawyer to the teachers themselves, education has the power to make anything possible. Unfortunately, without education, countless problems arise, and arise quite quickly. Whether you are a prospective student considering higher learning or a parent look for educational resources and help in deciding what’s best for your children, there are dozens of important education issues that you should make yourself aware of. One of the biggest challenges that schools and educational systems often face is the lack of resources. In this sense, one might see that the rich get smarter while the poor remain at dismal competency levels. Too many schools lack vital resources, such as computers and updated text books, which simply leaves some unfortunate schools spinning their tires in the proverbial mud. This lack of resources is most often directly related to a lack of financial funding. Understandably, some schools are limited in their funding due to the small budgets associated with small towns and municipalities. So one of the main issues that has come up because of this is

how to get neighboring towns and municipalities to work together to pool their resources and financial funding. Figuring out how to fairly distribute resources has long been one of the biggest challenges within the educational system. Other issues such as religion in the classroom sometimes seem to be insurmountable. The diversity of children’s backgrounds and spiritual upbringings has long been a serious point of strife within the realm of education. But such issues can be addressed and met with success if we maintain sufficient open-mindedness. The best chance we all have at reducing the harm and number of these issues is by pooling our abilities. Whether it comes in the form of paying our taxes on time, volunteering our time at a local school or donating used materials to schools, there is always something that we can be doing to help provide a brighter future for our children and for ourselves. It’s important to recognize that the education of others does indeed affect us as well. There’s nothing separate about it. With the right tools and resources, others will be provided with the opportunity to help create something amazing that all of us will be able to gain from. (

Photos of some of my students… I lost most of the pictures I took with them  but I will surely miss them all.

A view of my I-Newton students and my cooperating teacher at the top. This kid at the bottom is Kim!!!

Kirk and Angel 

Veron, Kristelle and Jovy of II-Darwin!!!  They are really sweet!


II-Darwin did this!!! <3

Alexsa, Sarah, Aira, Aurora, SAMPLE TEST PAPERS Chrismaela and Rosechelle of II-

Unit Test in Adobe Photoshop (1st) TLE II (ESEP) Name: __________________________________ Year and Section: _________________________ Gr.#: ________________ Date: ________________

I. Modified True or False: Write T if the statement is correct and F if it is incorrect then underline the
word/words that make the statement wrong. 1. Thomas Knoll is the one who writes the first image editing program for Macintosh. 2. Toolbox usually appears on the right side of your screen in Adobe Photoshop. 3. Photoshop was first released in 1890 for Macintosh exclusive. 4. Adobe Photoshop 5.0 version was released in 2002. 5. Save a copy of an image is used to save a flattened version of a layered document. 6. Display is a professional-level image editor which enable you to edit photos and art work scanned to disk. 7. Pull-down menus is displayed once the menu name is clicked. 8. When entering values in fields in dialog boxes, drag on the existing values to highlight them and overwrite the new value. 9. Options Bar is located on top of the title bar. 10. To apply the selected tool on the image, simply point on the portion of the image.

I. Identification: Identify the following terms being described in each statement.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

The version of Adobe Photoshop which was released in 1996. The name of the program given to the image editing program before it was renamed as Image Pro. It refers to the name given to the image. The man who demonstrated the program to Engineer at Apple Computer. It refers to the box where we can set another value for its dimension. The year when the Adobe Photoshop CS was released. The color of the scroll bar that indicates that more content is beyond a window border. The palette that indicates all the tools you have applied in the image. Menu that appear in the palettes and dialog boxes. The palette that alters the size and shape of the tip of the brush.


Analogy: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Lasso Tool: Polygonal Marquee Tool: ______________ Dodge Tool: ________________ Burn Tool: darken areas Foreground Colors: __________ Background : Eraser Tool ________: Increase Magnification Zoom In: Decrease Magnification Slice Tool: slices COLUMN A ________: repairs imperfections 6. Brush tool: ________________ Crop tool: trims 7. Paint Bucket Tools: __________ Eraser Tool: restores paint 8. Type Tool: Text Custom Shaped Tools: ________ 9. ___________: Move selections Crop Tool: discarded COLUMN B 10. Pencil Tool: ____________ Pen Tool: Smooth Edges

1. Blur Tool I. Acronym: Give the meaning of the following. 1. CS 2. JPEG 3. TIFF 4. .bmp 5. PDF 6. PNG 7. GIF 8. PSD 9. PPI 10. RGB
- __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ 3. Eye dropper Tool - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ 4. Healing brush - __________________________________________

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i.

2. Gradient Tool

Tool - __________________________________________
- __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ 6. Paint bucket tool - __________________________________________

5. Crop Tool

I. Matching Type: Match Column A to B. Write the letter before the number. 8. Dodge Tool 9. Lasso Tool 10. Patch Tool

7. Zoom Tool

Computer Hardware and Management Fourth Quarter First Unit Test Second Year ESEP

Name: ___________________________________________ Year and Section: ____________

Score: ____________

Teacher: _______________ Date: _____________


Identification: Identify the words being described in the following sentences. Write your answer on the space at the left of each item. 1. One of its roles is to is to convert AC to DC voltage. 2. Its basic purpose is to provide electrical and logical connections by which the other components of the system communicate. 3. It enables communication among the plug-in devices by providing paths to electrical current. 4. It is the primary computer equipment. 5. It allows you to expand the capabilities of your computer. 6. It is where you plug in peripherals to your computer. 7. It allows you to install different types of portable storage devices. 8. Helps in keeping the system unit cool.

9. These are places for storing, reading and/or writing data. 10.It is responsible for processing each instruction and virtually all of the data needed by the computer. 11.It provides an interface between the PC hardware and the standardized operating system. 12.These are color coded as in the case for audio and video output on the back of many computers. 13.It stores information temporarily. 14.These are very small units of information which have to be combined into larger clusters to be of much use. 15.These hold the adapter cards. II. True or False: Read each item carefully and identify whether it is correct or incorrect. Write TRUE if the statement is correct and FALSE if wrong. Write your answer on the space provided for. 1. Before cleaning the computer, you have to make sure that it is powered off. 2. In cleaning computer hardware devices, it is alright to pour cleaning fluid directly onto the device. 3. Never allow circuits or electronics become damp or wet. 4. Some cleaning components can damage components. 5. The most suitable place for cleaning computer hardware devices is on carpeted surfaces. 6. Always use static wristband or other grounding devices. 7. Never use rough cleaning materials for cleaning hardware devices. 8. Jewelries are safe to wear when cleaning computer hardware devices. 9. When cleaning the computer, you can wash it with soap and water even if you are not a professional. 10.Remove all sharp pointed materials around your work area when cleaning computer hardware devices. III. Chronological Order: Read each item carefully and arrange it in chronological order by labeling it A-E. Write your answer on the space provided at the left. A. Steps in Cleaning the Mouse: 1. Next take a cotton swab and dampen it with mild cleaning agent and clean the two wheels. 2. Turn the mouse upside down and remove the circular mouse cover on the back by turning the cover counter-clockwise, once you have opened it the ball should come out of the mouse. 3. Wipe it with alcohol then dry it with dry cloth. After it dries you can put the ball back into the mouse and plug the mouse back into the computer. 4. You should see two rollers inside of the mouse, use your fingernail and remove as much gunk as you can from the wheels.

5. Unplug the mouse. Dampen a paper towel or cotton cloth with a mild cleaning agent and wipe down the top and bottom of the mouse. A. Steps in Thorough Cleaning of the Keyboard 1. When the keyboard is nice and clean replace the keys according to your notes and put the keys back on position. 2. Now, begin removing the keys. 3. Shutdown your PC and remove the mains plug and unplug the keyboard. 4. After replacing all the keys give the keyboard a quick wipe over with your dry cloth and you have a nice clean keyboard. 5. When you have removed all the keys use the compressed air to remove any dust and debris from inside the keyboard and give the keys a proper clean by wiping it with a cloth and cleaning fluid.

Second Unit Test in Computer Hardware and Management Fourth Quarter TLE II (ESEP) Name: __________________________________ Year and Section: _________________________ Gr.#: ________________ Date: ________________

I. Modified True or False: Write T if the statement is correct and F if it is incorrect then underline the word/words that make the statement wrong. 1. Stealth Viruses is some sort of viruses which try to trick anti-virus software by intercepting its requests to the operating system. 2. A worm is a computer program that claims to do one thing, but does another.

3. An illegal operation is information displayed when an unexpected condition occurs, usually on a computer or other device. 4. A virus can only be spread from one computer to another through some form of executable codes. 5. The most common problem in new PCs is connected ribbon cables. 6. It is okay to remove and re-plug cables to make sure they are properly connected. 7. In March 1987, the first anti-virus was designed to detect and remove the Brain virus. 8. The first computer virus was popularly known as the 'Brain virus' in 1986. 9. This type of viruses is launched on your computer when you open an infected attachment attached to an email. 10.The creator of the first know computer virus was two Pakistani brothers, Amjad and Basit Farooq Alvi. I. Identification: Identify the following terms being described in each statement. 1. It is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware and other computer viruses. 2. This type of antivirus scanner is designed to be run every time the PC is booted up. 3. It is a tiny portion of software that breaks through holes in security networks. 4. This type of viruses has ability to hide in boot sector. 5. It is the process of diagnosing the source of a problem. 6. It is the first known computer virus. 7. A computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without the knowledge or permission of the owner. 8. This is a software that is downloaded on the computer as a result of clicking on ads on the internet. 9. These viruses can replicate module and installing malicious code into computer memory (RAM). 10.These are used when user intervention is required, to indicate that a desired operation has failed, or to relay important warnings. I. Chronological Order: Arrange the following to its proper order by labeling it A-E. Install a Program from a CD to Windows XP 1. Click "Control Panel" and then click "Add New Programs" located on the left window pane of the "Add and Remove Programs" dialog box. 2. Insert the floppy disk or CD-ROM into the corresponding disk drive and then click "Next."

3. Follow the steps of the "Install Floppy Disk or CD-ROM" wizard to finish the installation. 4. Click "CD or Floppy" located under "Add a program from CD-ROM or floppy disk." 5. Click "Start" and then point to "All Programs. I. Acronyms: Give the corresponding meaning of the ff. acronyms. 1. URL 2. DLL 3. VIRUS 4. RAM 5. CD-ROM


Name: __________________________________ Score: ________________ Year and Section: _________________________ Date: _________________

I. MODIFIED TRUE OR FALSE: Write T is the statement is correct and write F if it is incorrect then change the underlined word to make the statement correct. 1. Dust is one of the leading causes of PC failure. 2. A few simple clean up can be done once a year. 3. An error message is information displayed when an unexpected condition occurs, usually on a computer or other device. 4. Inoculation is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without the knowledge or permission of the owner. 5. The first computer virus was popularly known as the 'Brain virus'. 6. The first anti-virus was designed to detect and remove the Brain virus in March 1989.
7. Use Defrag to check for errors that may be using up disk

8. Troubleshooting hardware is the process of diagnosing the

source of a problem.
9. System Dump is a subcategory of the Illegal operations error

message. 10. Spyware is software that is downloaded on the computer as a result of clicking on ads on the internet. I. IDENTIFICATION: Identify the terms being described in each statement. 1. A peripheral device that read text or illustration on printed paper and translate the information into a form the computer can use. 2. It is a kind of malicious software written intentionally to enter in the computer without the consent of the users. 3. It was the first detected virus by the ARPANET. 4. It is a kind of virus that dwells in the RAM. 5. It is used to connect the internal cable and devices of the motherboard. 6. It is used to ventilate the air inside the system unit. 7. The unit of measurement used to determine the speed of the processor.

8. A kind of virus that infects the boot sector of a disk. 9. A component of motherboard that normally controls the flow of data. 10.A storage media that is smaller than a floppy disk weighing less than 2 ounces. I. ACRONYMS: 1. PCB 2. UPS 3. IDE 4. SCSI 5. ATX 6. DIMM 7. SIMM 8. AGP 9. PCI 10. ATA Give the meaning of the following acronyms. - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________ - __________________________________________


CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER: Arrange the following steps by labeling it A-E. A. Installing a Program: 1. Follow the procedures in installing the device as stated on the screen. 2. Double-click the set-up icon. 3. Insert the disk into the drive. 4. Open the drive where the installer is located. 5. Open my computer. A. Removing the Flash Drive: 1. Click on the message “Safely remove USB mass storage device”. 2. Remove the flash disk from the drive. 3. Close the program you are using. 4. Wait for the message to appear on the screen. 5. Click on the USB icon.

Unit Test in MS Excel (1st) TLE I (ESEP) Name: __________________________________ Year and Section: _________________________ Gr.#: ________________ Date: ________________


Modified True or False: Write C if the statement is correct and if it is incorrect, encircle the word/words that make the statement wrong. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Editing of cell entries can be done in the task bar. Converting data into graphs can be done in spreadsheet program. Word processing program can perform calculations quickly and accurately. Text area consists of table with rows and columns. Insert menu is the fifth menu in the menu bar of Microsoft Excel. Column can be adjusted by means of its height. The active cell is identified in the status bar. The powerful tool that adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides two numbers in a worksheet is the formula. Spreadsheet program has the capability to convert data into graphs. Max is the built-in function command to that identifies the highest number in a worksheet.


Multiple Choice: Choose the best answer and write only the letter on the space provided for. 1. Mr. Mendez is a teacher and he uses computer to compute the grades of his students. Which program did he use for that application?

1. 1.

MS Excel b. MS Word c. MS Power point Rhea clicked cell C3 to enter the first label, C3 is considered a:

a. a. 1. 2.
3. 1. 1. 2.

Range b. Active cell c. Cell Area A grid of rows and columns in the computer used by accountants and others to produce financial projections refer to: Balance sheet b. Journalc. Spreadsheet b. 65,536 c. 65,356) The last row heading of the worksheet is : (a. 56,536

When you type = 35+85 in cell B5 and then you press enter key the answer is 120. What cell is in cell B5? a. B5+C5 b. =35+85 c. 120 Which among the following is not a spreadsheet program?

a. a.

Lotus 123 b. Page maker c. Excel In excel, data can be converted into graphs by using the: Chart tool bar b. utility toolbar c. drawing toolbar What special key in the keyboard can be used to access the menus at the menu bar? a. alt key b. ctrl key c. shift key A tool used to navigate the spreadsheet screen is:

a. 1.


b. monitor

c. mouse

(a. VI b. IV c. IJ) is the last column heading in the worksheet? A part of the worksheet that shows column and row address of the active cell is:

a. 1.


b. reference area

c. menu bar c. /)

The mathematical operator for divisions is: (a. ^ b. *

3. 1. 1. 2. 1.

(a. = b. > c. #) is the symbol to begin typing the formula in spreadsheet. When D1, D2, D3, D4 is highlighted, what type of range is formed?

a. a.

Partial row range b. partial column range c . block of range What tool is used to bind the elements of formula and operands together? Value b. operator c. label Which mouse pointer shape show when adjusting rows and columns? a. b. c. To insert row and column in a worksheet, you can use:

a. a. 1.

Format menu b. tool menu c. insert menu A pre-written formula that takes a value performs an operation is known as: Formula b. function c. operator A part of the built-in function command that is used to separate the first cell address to add to the last cell address: (a. () b. : c. =) A built-in function name that will give the total values is: (a. MIN b. MAX c. SUM)


Identification: Identify whether the data is a LABEL or a VALUE. Write the answer on the space provided for. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. -123.37 January 14, 2000 5 kilos 05/29/72 $200 Project Analysis 1,453 67 pesos 3.14 5:30


Matching Type: Match Column A with Column B. Write only the letter of the correct answer. COLUMN A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. CTRL +HOME End + right arrow key Left arrow key Page Down j. k. h. i. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. COLUMN B Row heading Window border Menu bar Formula bar Column heading Worksheet Move to the last row heading Move one screen upward Move one screen downward Return to cell A1 Move to the last column

10. CTRL + down arrow key


Classification: Classify the toolbar tools according to its category. Write ST (standard toolbar), FT (formatting toolbar), DT (drawing toolbar), UT (utility toolbar) and CT (chart toolbar) on the space provided.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Freehand Polygon Percent Style Pie Chart Area Chart Auto sum

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Sort Ascending Increase Decimal Copy Underline Filled Oval




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