Technology in the classroom is not a new idea. You can see from the video on ““The history of technology in education” at how advancements in technology have impacted teaching and learning over time.

Parenting in the digital age

“Technology has advanced, but the message is still relevant!! It shows how technology may transform delivery and create new opportunities but the process is not new. More importantly, it reinforces the need to guide the learner (with some good old note taking!). The use of new media and technology still have to be carefully thought out especially in targeting conceptual learning.”

From the old video shown in the 1950’s, it is still applicable today. New technology in the classroom should stimulate, motivate and educate with a goal in mind.

digital education in Vibe PNU

New technology in the classroom brings fun and excitement to learning, lessons are captivating and engaging, many abstract subjects become tangible for students . It can also cultivate mastery of lessons and shortened period of teaching. In the Philippines, the Vibal Publishing House, Inc. formalized a partnership with the Philippine Normal University (PNU) to establish a Center for Digital Education that will bolster the advancement of technology in Philippine education.

digital education vibal PNU

The Center’s main facility is a tablet PC classroom donated by Vibal. It will be used to develop proficiency in technology across disciplines for both faculty and students. The center will also offer online courses for teachers starting on the first semester of AY 2013-14. The center will also be the venue for the annual PNU-Vibal Summer ICT Training program.

Students require more than simple lectures to gain knowledge. “They instead need variety. Children must be immersed in different forms of learning. This is to ensure that all types of fact absorptions can be addressed (since some individuals master information through reading while others require visuals, and some may instead need to touch their assignments). Utilize computers, debates, the arts, Kinesthetic practices and more to allow all students to understand the material. Provide variety to ensure success.”

Vibal foundation digital education

One of the major keys to motivation is the active involvement of students in their own learning. “Standing in front of them and lecturing to them (at them?) is thus a relatively poor method of teaching. It is better to get students involved in activities, group problem solving exercises, helping to decide what to do and the best way to do it, helping the teacher, working with each other, or in some other way getting physically involved in the lesson. A lesson about nature, for example, would be more effective walking outdoors than looking at pictures.”

digital education at Philippine Normal College

Adding a V-Smart Classroom is a great addition to any classroom. These are PC tablets in a Mobile Cart to the PNU Center for Teaching and Learning (formerly the PNY Laboratory School). The tablets, loaded with Vibal interactive textbooks in all subject areas will be used by Grade 1 pupils. The V-Smart classroom system is powered by Vibe Technologies, the Vibal technology arm.

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This partnership project is in line with Vibal’s advocacy for digital education, while PNU is driven by its commitment to the advancement of teacher education through the use of technology in all learning areas as a means for promoting greater interactivity, widening access to knowledge that will enrich learning and develop skills in accessing, processing and utilising information.

Mr. Gaspar Vibal explains more about the importance of digital education.

When you teach kids how to stimulate their mind while having fun , kids systematically seek ways to educate themselves and enjoy lessons at school and education in general.

My children mean the world to me.  I gave up a career to take care of them, teach them to be good and kind to others, and supplement their education at home. I loved watching my girls sing, laugh, and play together and eventually turn out to be beautiful, smart and compassionate persons. I will always be a mother in every stage of my children’s life. There is a quote that says ““a man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.’ Their needs change in every stage but they will always be my children. Even if my two girls are adults now, I still worry about their future. Like all mothers, I want to ensure my kids’ future is secure. That is one reason I turned my parenting blog to include the community that my children and their friends are in.

my children

I cannot ignore the fact that today’s students are part of my children’s future community.  Our lives are intertwined with each other.  One’s help for others including other children will impact our family. Concerned citizens  who pitch in their expertise towards community activities also contribute greatly to their children’s future

Helping produce good students who grow up to be good citizens will do good for our country. Who knows, the students of today may be your child’s future teacher, doctor, leader, or even the future President! These students will serve as an integral part of your child’s future community.

Many groups are doing their part to help public school students including private corporations like Proctor and Gamble ( P&G). One of the programs that help students is the e.Studyante Program Just by continuing to use Safeguard and Downy products for my home, I   actually help support it.

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I will take a step further. By buying one pack of specially marked P&G products ,  I give the gift of hope to those who need it this 2013.  By pledging to buy P&G products, you help send computers to public schools. One pack gives one child a brighter future. Imagine how your contribution can help these students. Computers in the classroom brings fun and excitement to learning, lessons are captivating and engaging, many abstract subjects become tangible for students . It can also cultivate mastery of lessons and shortened period of teaching. Public schools should have access to new technology.

laptop for the children

Spread the New Year cheer by inviting family and friends to make a pledge to support the e.Studyante program by buying specially marked P&G products and to provide your home the best and laptops to less fortunate students in need.  Pledge to help your children’s future teacher, or doctor, or leader. Visit

Make a difference today and you help make a difference in your child’s future.