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Andrea Brillantes gives back through tablet PC-giving program to Payatas school

Andrea Brillantes

The ABS-CBN child wonder will help out in granting to LPES three Polaroid Elixir 10 units, which is one of Polaroid’s most innovative tablets thus far. The 10-inch tablet showcases a speedy 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 6600mAh cell, generous internal and external memory capacities, WiFi, and HD resolution – all of which guarantee seamless and long-lasting performance and processing speeds up to 50 percent faster than its counterparts. It also features the Intel Education Software (IER), a comprehensive suite of educational applications that allows both students and teachers to efficiently manage e-Learning in classrooms by enhancing artistry, communication and intellectual aptitude.

Through such features, it would be easier for instructors to access and impart teaching materials – which can be displayed to a wider projection board via the HDMI port – to a large student population.

“Sa blended learning, ang mga babasahin, seatwork, assignment at iba pa pong kailangan gawin sa school ay nababasa ko gamit ang Polaroid tablet PC ko. Nagagamit ko po ito habang kasama ang teachers ko at classmates,” relates the 12-year old child actress.

One of the many challenges of being a child celebrity is the ability to juggle school and work altogether. For many in the showbiz industry such as Annaliza star Andrea Brillantes, managing school obligations becomes easier through blended learning, a system that uses current and adaptable educational tools and technology such as tablet PCs, on top of traditional learning aids.

As a blended learning student herself, Andrea recognizes the benefits that modern technology yield to her as a student whose responsibilities are divided between work and school. “Hindi po madali na magsaulo ng mga linya para sa Annaliza at matapos lahat ng kailangan sa school.

“Pero mas mabilis po ako natututo kasi naaaliw po ako habang nag-aaral at convenient din po siya dahil hindi ko na po kailangan bitbitin ang mga books. Sa tablet po puwede po ako mag-review.”

As such, she partnered with RedDot Philippines, one of the country’s top imaging and mobile device distributors, in a tablet PC-donating event for first to fourth grade students of the Lupang Pangako Elementary School (LPES) in Barangay Payatas in Quezon City. Knowledge on Tap, or KTap, is a joint venture between Blended Learning Services, Inc. (BLeS, Inc.) and RedDot Philippines that aims to improve learning in Filipino students through modern technological advancements.

The event also signifies the start of the school’s Reading Enrichment Program, a system that is already currently implemented by other schools in the country in adherence to the Department of Education’s reading intervention plans.

“Masaya po ako na makakatulong po kami sa mga estudyante ng Payatas. Para sa akin, important po ang studies at naniniwala po ako na makakatulo ng malaki ang mga ipapamigay namin na tablets, katulad ng natutulong nito sa studies ko,” she said.