City mulls wi-fi in public schools

The city government will be closely considering connecting the public schools here via wi-fi to enhance the capabilities of teachers through the use of technology to teach elementary students.

The plan came out on Friday after Mayor John Geesnell Yap realized the need to connect the schools via wi-fi so the teachers will have an easier time to teach with the help of tablet technology.

Teaching materials are already placed in the tablets distributed to the teachers here in the city.

Key officials of the city and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) were on hand to grace the distribution of more than 3,000 tablet computers to teachers.

The tablets are said to help enhance teaching and make it easier to teachers to teach students.

USAID mission director Lawrence Hardy II took time to distribute the tablets during ceremonies at a local elementary school located in barangay Mansasa.

The tablets are loaded with classroom observation tool called Standard Classroom Observation Protocol for Educators for Literacy (SCOPE-L).

Other materials installed in the tablet are digital versions of USAID-developed teaching and learning resources, which will be used by school heads in providing instructional support to early grade teachers.

Hardy did a read-along session with Grade 3 students and also observed a class where the the teachers were able to demonstrate the tablet-based application for assessing literacy practices.

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