The COVID-19 outbreak has caused not only economic downturn around the globe, but also educational disruptions, as most governments were forced to close schools to stop the spread of the virus.
As the pandemic is shaping the educational paradigm, Acer Philippines, the country’s leading computer brand in the PC market, has been at the forefront in ensuring that its Acer Academy program members will continue to benefit from the advancements of its EdTech capacity, amid the modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
Acer recently launched a webinar ~ in partnership with school administrators, educators, and stakeholders who are adept in educational computerization ~ to tackle the challenges in the “new normal” and provide opportunities for innovations in the field of e-learning to facilitate the continuity of education.
The webinar garnered a total of 1,077 online registrants, which indicate a growing public interest in subject matters relating to new learning platforms amid the pandemic.
As mass testing for COVID-19 began in key cities this week, Save the Children Philippines is calling on local officials to put in place protective measures for children who may face discrimination and stigma when parents or guardians test positive.
Atty. Alberto Muyot, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Philippines, said a person’s health status, whether real or perceived, should not be a basis for discrimination and mistreatment.
While avoiding crowded places like schools and workplaces and staying-at-home to avoid coronavirus infection, making innovative projects and solutions can be a unique opportunity at the comfort of your own home.
Technology allows people to connect with each other despite physical distancing and can make lives more comfortable and productive by exactly knowing when the next ride arrives or minimize crop losses in urban farms. Artificial intelligence mimics human behavior and thinking, while cloud computing allows access to system resources and data storage without owning and managing expensive servers. Combining AI with the cloud enables developers and engineers to use and access cutting-edge technologies and resources to solve complex problems affecting people and society.
Microsoft, ride-hailing app Grab, and the United Nations Development Programme partner with AngelHack to bring together talented developers, engineers, designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to solve real-world business challenges from the Asia-Pacific region. This free “virtual” hackathon enables teams to collaborate online and use Azure technologies like computer vision and natural language processing to create innovative and transformative solutions.
Although children can be sometimes unpredictable and there is really no way of telling what will come next where they are involved, here are a few hacks on how we can make them behave in the car during travel.
Potty Business First
Nothings makes children misbehave than when they are feeling uncomfortable and needs to go on a bathroom break. Some toddlers who have been potty-trained would even refuse to pee in their diapers. To solve this, make sure they make the trip to the bathroom to do No.1 or No.2 before you buckle them up in the car seat.
Bring Their Comfy Blanket
While most children enjoy seating in the car, there are those who are not really comfortable, especially during long drives. To help them soothe themselves, make sure to pack their favorite comfy blanket. Who knows, they might even surprise you with long and peaceful naps.
Children learn better and faster when they are having fun. Introducing new concepts to them, like being eco-friendly, is best accompanied with fun activities for a better learning experience.
Do you know the old adage that goes, “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”? It is a must to raise eco-friendly children who will nurture and protect the environment in the future.
Here are a number of fun eco-friendly activities you can do with your children to get them to love and enjoy nature:
Take a Walk
Walking is one of the many enjoyable eco-friendly activities you can do with your kids. It is not only a good form of exercise, it is also a good way to expose them to nature. Walk under the sun for some much-needed Vitamin D. Explore together and teach them to appreciate the world around them.
Go to the Beach + Swim
Swimming at the beach is another fun way to expose children to nature. Let them swim and enjoy the water for hours. Going to the beach does not only expose them to nature, but also gives them the benefit of soaking in salty sea water. When they grow tired of swimming, let them walk at the beach and enjoy the sand as much as they can.
Grow your Own Garden
Growing your own garden is probably one of the best eco-friendly activities to do with children. It will not only instill in them the value of eating vegetables but also the importance of growing them themselves. Learning to garden and tend to plants is a life skill that would come handy at any point in their lives. It is also therapeutic and will help them deal with anxiety and depression later on in life.