The search for the best teacher-student tandem that will use community mapping and information communication technology to tell the distinct story of their community via a video blog is now on.
The contest is under the “Doon Po Sa Amin” project of the Smart Schools Program where teacher-student teams perform basic community mapping exercises to create video blogs that feature a community’s culture and character.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the contest promotes information and communication technology (ICT) integration in basic education through curriculum-based topic categories while encouraging teachers and students to use local content in curriculum applications.
“This is a very exciting contest as it brings out the best in teachers and students in producing a video blog site that touches on the many aspects of community life. The topic categories include environment and disaster preparedness, arts and culture, history and society, as well as travel and cuisine,” beams Luistro.
The contest is open to all bona fide teachers and students from both public and private secondary schools nationwide.
“It will surely help develop our students’ skills in research, writing, creativity, teamwork and use of ICT in telling the unique
stories of their respective communities,” adds Luistro.
The grand champion will receive P30,000 while category winners will get P10,000 each. There will also be a special award of P5,000 each for best video blog site design and layout, best in team collaboration, best in ICT integration and best in community involvement.
The winners will be invited to exhibit their entries during the “Doon Po Sa Amin” awarding ceremony in Manila next year.
The deadline for contest registration to the “Ano ang Kwento Mo” contest sponsored by Smart Communications, Inc. in partnership with the Department of Education is on August 30, 2011. The awarding is set in February 2012.