LVHS DPSA Learning Challenge Entry made it to the Finals

Out of the 130 entries submitted by 40 Smart Schools partner high schools, LVHS entry, Bundas: Gateway to Squid Fishing, made it to the final judging of the Doon Po Sa Amin Learning Challenge under the Technology and Livelihood Category.

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Excel Activity in the Classroom

Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program that can be used for storing, organizing and manipulating data. Among all the Office applications, most students find excel very boring. I tried to search for excel activities online so that students will realize that there is more to what excel can do other than formulas and manipulating data. I found this file, thanks2, wherein students use the photo bucket to fill in the cells with colors.


After that, I let the students draw a figure in a Excel worksheet using any clipart as their guide.  Here are some sample designs made by the fourth year students. This design can be used as a pattern for cross stich.

Noel Cañete, fourth year student

Noel Cañete


Eden Vitor

Eden Vitor

Tech-Voc Skills Now a Separate Category

7th STEP-NSDC slated in Baguio City

Tech-Voc skills now a separate category

The 7th Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines-National Skills Development and Competitions, with the theme “A STEP Higher: Upgrading Skills, Improving Lives,” will be held in Teachers Camp, Baguio City on November 19 to 24.

New features have been added to this year’s edition of STEP-NSDC. There are new and additional skills in Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP) and Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) categories.

“With STEP, we want to provide pupils and students with practical experiences, technical know-how and opportunities in the different areas while developiung their leadership abilities and personal skills, and building wholesome character to strengthen national competitiveness and productivity,” said Executive Director Joey Pelaez of the Department of Education-Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (DepED-CSCA), STEP’s national adviser.

 The elementary category has 11 skills while the secondary category has 21 skills for the competitions. Other skills are also open in hte secondary category such as Techno Quiz, Parliamentary Procedure, Business Planning, and Mr. and Ms. STEP.

The Technical-Vocational Education (TVE) category will feature 27 skills which are open only to the technical-vocational high schools in the country.

“Our Tech-Voc efforts will not result to the abandonment of our primary mandate of providing basic education to all Filipinos. As it is our professional duty to provide relevant education to all young Filipinos, it is also our moral duty to ensure that we empower each Filipino child with the aptitude and skills they require to live productive lives,” said Secretary Jesli Lapus.***