Recently, CloudFone, one of the leading providers of smartphones and tablets in the country, donated 220 tablet to enhance eLearning of Global Filipino School program of Globe Telecom.
|220 Cloudpad 900TV donated to Global Filipino Schools
Now, they can further enhance digital learning and promote the love of reader among K-12 students through the help of those tablets. Both CloudFone and Globe launched this partnership by holding a different kind of reading session at Andres Bonifacio Integrated School in Mandaluyong City. 40 grades 5 and 6 students enjoyed the stories told by Globe employee volunteers with the use of the tablets.
The first 11 schools under the GFS program received the Cloudpad 900TV tablets loaded with an ebook reader app. It is on top of the regular Globe Digital Laboratory package that are provided to all GFS containing netbooks / tablets, WiFi devices, and a mobile cart with a built-in projector screen.
“Part of Cloudfone’s advocacy is to equip the youth of today with technological devices such as these Cloudpads, to make their learning experience awesome and worthwhile,” said Eric S. Yu, President and CEO of Cloudfone.
“Through this partnership with Cloudfone, more students and teachers can have access to a vast library of information previously out of their reach. Students can go beyond what they learned in the classroom with just a few clicks while teachers benefit too because the information they get from the internet can make for more interesting and enriching lessons,” said Yoly Crisanto, Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications of Globe.
Using the tablets help the students and teachers can fully explore the GFS Library (http://ift.tt/2k2fTp2), a free, web-based platform that provides free and quick access to digital story books for children and young adults as well as textbooks on core subjects such as Math, Science, English, Filipino, Music, Arts, among others.
Currently, there are 80 schools under the GFS program, with Globe expecting to put up a GFS school in each of the 221 school divisions of the Department of Education (DepEd) nationwide within the next four years.