PSHS Main Campus, Quezon City on February 11, 2014 — SAMSUNG Philippines unveiled their Digital Classroom (also referred to as “Smart Classroom”), the first in the Philippines. Concurrently with the PSHS System’s 3rd National Science Fair, the inauguration of this state-of-the-art technology was held at the SAMSUNG Smart Classroom at Room No. 101-B of the Advanced Science and Technology Building (formerly the room of the Technology Preparation Class).
This smart classroom is also being used in other Asian countries such as India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and across Europe.
Upon entry to this Smart Classroom, colors such as blue, red, yellow, green and orange pop in the predominantly white, beige and black interior. There are large wall-television screens that flash vivid images. These are wireless and touch-screen, which enable lesser wires and equipment to be seen in the room. Five six-seater rectangular tables are at the center of the room, and each table has six 10-inch SAMSUNG Galaxy tablets connected to it. All these 30 tablets are connected to the television screens.
A demonstration on how this Smart Classroom works was shown by Mr. Jonathan Javier, Computer Science teacher of PSHS Main Campus. The activities of the students on their respective tablets can be seen on the large screens, as controlled by the teacher. Likewise, information encoded by the teacher on the screen may also be shared to the student’s tablet for a closer view.
“It is a pleasure to be trusted by SAMSUNG with a global project like this. This new technology will give a new face to learning. A learning that is more efficient, fun, and interesting,” said Dr. Josette T. Biyo, PSHS System Executive Director.
Present during the inauguration were Professor Fortunato T. Dela Peña, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary for S&T Services, Engineer Robert O. Dizon, DOST Assistant Secretary for Strategic Plans and Programs, Mr. CL Lee of SAMSUNG Philippines, Dr. Leticia Peñano-Ho, PSHS System Board of Trustees Member, Dr. Biyo, Dr. David Campbell, U.S. fellowship recipient and scientist from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Research on Learning, Ms. Virginia P. Andres, Director of PSHS Main Campus, and selected PSHS System personnel and scholars.
(Armi Flor Santos, Information Officer)