Power Mac Center (PMC) gains headway in its advocacy to transform for the better, the country’s education through the use of technology.
The country’s largest chain of Apple Resellers has just delivered hundreds of iPad 2 to two premiere private schools in the country, namely, the De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ) and the Saint Paul University Surigao campus (SPU).
Excited DLSZ faculty, students, and even the latter’s parents received their order of 500 units of iPad 2 from no less than the PMC Education Team led by Education Sales Manager Luci Nuñez.
According to DLSZ President Bro. Dennis Magbanua, FSC, Grade 4 and freshmen high school students will be the first batches to experience the full integration of technology in the curriculum, as well as subsequent changes in the classroom learning experience. One immediate and visible change of iPad 2’s use in the school will be the use of online textbooks in lieu of traditional textbooks.
Said PMC Marketing Director Joey Alvarez, “We now live in the digital age where technology plays an important role in every aspect of our lives, especially in learning. To be able to compete in this information communications and technology-centric environment, we have to equip our schools with the capability to prepare students for the global digital economy.
“Through the use of iPad 2, students will have access to the wealth of knowledge on the world wide web, and will gear up to be tech-savvy starting at a young age.”
Also present to help in the iPad 2 distribution and set up at the DLSZ are the retail team from Power Mac Center’s Podworx store in SM Southmall led by Associate Area Manager for South Elgyn Bernas.
Last June 9, 2012 representatives from Power Mac Center’s Education, Training and Service Center teams also flew to Surigao City to deliver 250 units of iPad 2 and to conduct teacher training for the use of the Apple tablet.
SPU Surigao is the first school in Mindanao to bring Apple technology to the classroom.
Meanwhile, DLSZ and SPU are the first two schools to integrate technology through iPad 2 in their curriculum.
“We hope more schools will adopt technology as a means to provide better learning to students. PMC, mainly through our Education Team, is here to help prepare PH schools to become ready for education through technology,” stressed Alvarez.