FIELD STUDY 3 EPISODE 4 (TOOLS OF THE TRADE) Alejandro Raterta III Herlyn Chenette Galvez Jhanin Lidres Leah Mae Aguilar Marie Sol Cagobcob Observation Notes Name of the School observed: Iligan City National High School Location of the School: Mahayahay, Iligan City The learning resource center of the school is equipped with most of the necessary materials to support the teachers and students in the quest for information and facts needed for classroom discussions. Our topic is about swimming and what we found in the resource center which is related to the topic are PE books and encyclopedias. Also, computers with internet connection are available for online resources especially with the advent of new techniques in the field of swimming. We find the resources very reliable and convenient to use as books are easy to manipulate as well as the computers. Video CDs and simulations Reference books Swimming Specific Content Area Computers with internet connection Charts and illustrations Give at least three benefits of doing a survey of available materials before making your own materials? Explain each. 1. Based on what materials you have observed, you are able to provide enhancements in your own materials so that the students will tend to be more interested in the topic. An attractive and innovative learning tool is always better to use than conventional ones. 2. It allows you to save some time, money, and effort. If the materials you need are readily available at the resource centers, it is wiser to borrow them rather than making one which requires more resources like the ones listed above. 3. Conducting a survey also broadens your idea about the kinds of materials which has been already used by past educators and you can actually compare the results of using the different resources based on records of the actual learning of the students. 1. Which of the materials did you like making the most? Why? Raterta: I enjoy making presentations in the computer especially one containing pictures and illustrations because I can freely use my imagination in creating multiple effects and designs to catch students’ attention. Lidres: Of all materials, what really fascinates me is making charts and illustrations using paper and other supplies because in this I can enhance my creativity and resourcefulness. Cagobcob: I like to make cartolina as visual aids using cut-out letters from the newspapers, magazines and catalogues instead of using pentelpen for the writings in the cartolina 2. What difficulties, if any, did you encounter in making the materials? How did you overcome them? Raterta: The usual problem that emerges when I create my presentation is regarding the design and selection of the parts like colors, pictures, effects, and background which paints the overall impression of the kind of information I want to deliver to the students. To overcome this, I look for available resources similar to the one I am making and I refer to them for more desirable combinations and designs. Lidres: I usually have problems deciding on what materials I am going to use in making an illustration, due to the many available materials nowadays. In order to solve this problem, I make a list of all possible materials and I decide on what to use based on some criteria as cost, availability, usability, durability, etc. 3. What tips can you give teachers regarding preparation of teaching materials? Raterta: The teacher should bear many things in mind before preparing a teaching material like: 1. knowledge about the topic 2. availability of materials 3. difficulty of making such teaching tool 4. appropriateness of the tool to the topic you wish to discuss Lidres: The teacher should plan ahead of time. This gives the teacher ample time in making the necessary preparations prior to actual making of the teaching material. It also allows the teacher to make minor changes of innovations on the material as may be demanded by circumstances.