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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Paul Edward Mendiola

Adriana G Hernandez

Tablets Haven't Killed the PC Yet -- Campus Technology - - 17 views

started by Adriana G Hernandez on 26 Mar 12 no follow-up yet
  • Paul Edward Mendiola
    On my opinion, as a computer engineering graduate, tablets are just so new in the market that it has so much room for improvement compared to PC's. PC's are like traditional old school computers that everyone can see familiarity even if they come up with new operating systems. That is the good part of having PC's, not to relearn so much that people sometimes end up getting frustrated. To sum it up, I think there would always be two groups of people, first the ones who would prefer portability, convenience and innovation. Second, those who would prefer traditional. old school, update-from-time-to-time-with-new-operating-systems kind of people.
Salina V

Week 8 discussion - 38 views

technology classroom integrating
started by Salina V on 06 Mar 12 no follow-up yet
  • Paul Edward Mendiola
    Tech tools are readily available in our campus, DHS. Smartboards, four working terminals for each classroom, internet and mobis for some teacehrs. But, it all boils down to adequate training, motivation for the part of the teacher to even try to use them. One main concern probably would be our aging laptops. Based from first hand knowledge from my other co-teachers in math department, one thing that hinders them from using their smartboards or even just using their laptops to go into the internet to utilize Web 2.0 tools is their aging laptops. They're very slow and most of the time freezes up. With that said, trainings and hardware upgrade specifically the laptops should be our main concern in our campus right now.
Olivet Castillo

Reading Comprehension and Technology - 29 views

reading technology classroom
started by Olivet Castillo on 01 Mar 12 no follow-up yet
  • Paul Edward Mendiola
    My daughter goes to truman price elementary school and recently she was named today a reader tomorrow a leader in her campus. I was a proud parent. knowing my kid can read two levels above her grade level was such a joy. Since our kids are really good in technology, in fact my 1yr 11mo old boy knows how to unlock my ipad, I searched for apps that are for reading books electronically. There are numerous apps out there and not just for the ipad but for other ereaders as well such as kindle and other tablets from samsung and so on. I'm a math teacher in the HS and reading is still part of our challenge to our students. Most of them think that math don't involve much reading and just ignores the importance of it.

How has becoming an MTT change you? - 45 views

tech classroom
started by Claudia MARQUEZ on 19 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
  • Paul Edward Mendiola
    As a computer engineer/math teacher, technology and mathematics has always been my greatest passion. Technology first ofcourse but, when I started teaching, I never knew technology has so much impact in a students way of learning in school. In the Philippines where I graduated from, technology in the classroom is not so much of an importance compared here in the United States. I learned mathematics in whole different manner. Manually graphing equations to a graphing paper, solving equations using paper and pencil are just a few things that i knew what to do when I was in school. It had its ups and downs but realizing now, if only we had these technology when we were in school, thinking about it now, we never should have questioned our teachers so much! Displaying data through softwares and projection devices to solving systems of linear equations could have made learning much more interesting. The MTT program has given me so much help in understang as to what and why are we using technology in our classrooms. This program had solidified my knowledge and now, my desire to help other struggling teachers to integrate technology will be fulfilled. Starting with my immediate co teachers in the mathematics department to my friends in other departments to our whole district, one step at a time. This is my domain, and I want to learn more!
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