Archive for June, 2011
A computer mouse. An outline drawing made earlier using AutoCAD application. Visible are the outer parts of the mouse which includes the tail, left button, right button and of course the body of the mouse.
The tail is commonly known as the connector of the mouse to the system unit. The left button is where we click if we want something to select. We can also double click the left mouse button if we want any file to be opened. The right button when clicked gives us some commands like copy or cut and etc. Its function is simple as ABC.
Click is just a very simple thing but not with the non-techy first year students who just tried using the mouse. Most of them came from the different neighboring rural areas of the school. Computer is not common in their places yet and they are curious about it. They want to know more about computers like children in the urban areas commonly utter. Dealing with those kinds is funny and challenging yet sometimes annoying. Why? Because they put a strong pressure in clicking the mouse even when they are already told to make it gentle. They use to click the mouse with body moved a bit forward. It seems like they are pushing something that is very hard. Mouse buttons seems extra heavy that needs to cooperation of the whole body is needed. Sometimes I childishly say, “Please do not kill the mouse. You are not a cat.”
As defined in wikipedia, it is commonly used to describe page layout skills. When we say page layout it applies to any page design we like for a certain project. With Microsoft Office Publisher, we can have a lot of WYSIWYG page layouts on our screen. Here are examples of designs that we can do with MS Publisher:
Publications for print
Websites and E-mail
- Publications for Print includes advertisements, award certificates, banners, brochures, business cards, calendars, catalog, envelopes, flyers, gift certificates, greeting cards, invitation cards, letterhead, newsletters, postcards, programs, and even paper folding projects.
- There are a lot of free website layouts online provided by generous experts. But with Ms Publisher, you can have a personalize design for your website. It has an Easy Website Builder, 3-Page Website, Product Sales and Professional Services.
- Design sets also include, Master Sets, Personal Stationery Sets, Special Event Sets, Fundraiser Sets, Holiday Sets, We’ve Moved Sets Restaurant Sets and a lot more.
- And if you do not like all of the above mentioned WYSIWYG layouts, you can go to Blank Publications. There are a lot of layouts available if you need them. Here are the following, Full Page, web Page, Post Card, Business Cards, Book Fold, Side Fold Card, Top Fold Card, Tent Card, Poster, Banner and Index Card.
If I wasn’t made to handle Computer Education for Special Science Class in our school, I never realized how enjoyable it was to use. It is very creative. Everything is already provided; it’s already up to the user how to make his design pleasant to him. I do not have a formal education about Desktop Publishing; I only learn the basics by watching videos on you tube and some information provided online.
Before I am going to end this post, let me remark that knowledge earned is knowledge dispensed.
Sharing a newly discovered healthy style mango juice. Preparation is very simple. Here’s how:
2 cups mango pulp
1 small can condensed milk
4 cups water
2 tablespoons honey
Mix all ingredients in a blender. Intermix for few minutes. Pour in a glass pitcher and serve immediately. If it is too sweet for you, you can add an amount of water according to your desired taste.
SEC 2010 is on its second year of implementation in all secondary schools in the Philippines. Some private schools last year did not adopt the program immediately but on the second year, it is already mandatory as advised by the Department of Education.
When students enroll in first year, they already have to choose a major field of specialization in T.L.E. which will be laddered until they finish high school. So they are not allowed to transfer to another field. It applies the so called UbD or Understanding by Design which is based on the SEC 2010 Curriculum. PECs or Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies is given emphasis here. And that essential understanding will be implanted in their heart and mind.
In T.L.E., students will be trained to become entrepreneurs someday. Whenever they go to college or not, as they graduate they will be bringing with them a crown that can never be taken-the mastery of their chosen field. If they go to college and will take a course related to their chosen field in high school, it would not be hard for them anymore since they already have the prior knowledge. What they need is to enrich the learning they obtained in the intermediate course. If they can not go to college for some reasons, at least they are already equipped with understanding about entrepreneurship and the specialization. They can start a small business related to his specialization or look for a job suited to his qualification.
Mylot sends my third payment through paypal. Yipey!!!! I got another few bucks in my paypal account. You can click the image for a larger view.
The first was $25, it is being posted in my old blog at blogger. The second was $10. The first was bigger because I set it at the payment preference. Then I changed it to $10-payment minimum. Now, they are giving out another $13.49. If not because of mylot I would have not purchased this domain. Thank you Jean Fernandez for taking me into mylot.
I am not that active in mylot due to my nature of work. There are a lot of things to prepare even if I’m at home. So how much more if I’ll do more?
You might be asking what is mylot?
I have a description for mylot in the Make Money Online category as you can see in the right side bar.
What is paypal?
Using paypal is free of charge. Here’s an excerpt from their website.
PayPal is a fast and safer way to send and receive payments online without sharing your financial information.
- Shop online with millions of merchants.
- Pay online with your PayPal balance, bank account, or credit card.
- Check out quickly – no need to enter your payment and shipping information.
- Get paid for what you sell on eBay, on your own website, or in online classifieds and forums.
- Donate to your favorite charity.
- Use your credit card and earn rewards.
At PayPal, your financial security is our highest priority. We use the latest anti-fraud technology, and you’re 100% protected against unauthorized payments sent from your account.
Can we cash out our paypal money ?
Yes! But we can do it only if we have an EON DEBIT CARD. We can apply for a debit card at any Union Bank in our country. But others just use their debit card in paying.
Finally, I was able to download a complete curriculum guide and teaching guide for Drafting 1 & 2 and ICT 1 & 2. I wasn’t able to make it with several attempts since page loading usually fails.
Here’s the link if you like to have one. An adobe reader in the PC is needed in order to view the file since it is in PDF format which is commonly known as Portable Document Format.