Call for Entries! Philippine Schools CyberFair 2008: Learn and Unite!Janette Toral
Attention: All elementary and high school teachers!
Engage students in performance-based, collaborative, project-design competition this school year 2007-2008!
- Support standards-based, authentic learning
- Connect students to their local communities
- Increase students’ global perspective
- Increase real-world, transferable skills
- Involve students in the assessment
- Teach students information-age skills (research, project management, publishing, digital media)
DigitalFilipino.com is launching the 7th Philippines School CyberFair Project with the theme, “Learn and Unite!“. This CyberFair competition/exhibition requires participants to complete three tasks – publish, reflect, evaluate. Student-produced projects will spotlight people, places, businesses and other things in their local community — that serve to “empower, motivate, and encourage positive change.”
Students are encouraged to prepare for the future – by thinking about the possible future, the probable future, the preferable future and the preventable future.
All Philippine entries shall also join the International School CyberFair. On its 13th year, it has been described as the largest educational event of its kind ever held on the Internet. This program has brought together more than one million students from over 100 countries.
It is also an authentic learning program used by schools and youth organizations around the world. Youth conduct research and publish their findings on the Web. Recognition is given to the best projects in each of eight categories: local leaders, businesses, community organizations, historical landmarks, environment, music, art, and local specialties. This program encourages youth to become community ambassadors by working collaboratively and using technology to share what they have learned. Students evaluate each other’s projects by using a unique online evaluation tool.
CyberFair encourages youth to connect the knowledge they learn in school to real world applications. It also supports current education subjects such as Filipino, English, Computer, Social Studies, Science, Music, Practical Arts, Character Education, among others.
This year, schools can submit multiple entries. However, it should only be limited to one entry, per category, per division (elementary / high school). All entries must be written and presented in English and Filipino.
Prizes this year includes:
- Trophy for the school
- Medal for the students
- Gadgets for teachers
For more details, visit http://www.cyberfair.ph
Your support in this endeavor will help a lot.