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Educators and students of Davao explore innovative digital education with the iPad



For the first time ever, Apple and Microsoft joined forces for Create. Connect. by Switch.



Educators from De La Salle - Santiago Zobel together with Microsoft and Apple Education managers after the successful event. Left to right: Catherine Rañola, Henry Magahis, Jose De Vera, Grace Co, Paolo Balinas, Joe Sibayan, and Michelle Casio.


Last January 29, 2020, Create. Connect. by Switch launches its first ever Learning Boot Camp at Malayan College of Mindanao, A Mapúa School (MCM) in Davao city. Educators from different schools in Davao come together to learn how technology can upgrade the traditional classroom and open new ways for students to learn with their limitless imagination and creativity.









In the morning, faculty member and educators from DepEd Region XI, Malayan Colleges Mindanao, Holy Child College of Davao, Holy Cross of Davao College, University of the Immaculate Concepcion, ACES Tagum College, Sultan Kudarat State University, University of the Southeastern Philippines, Jose Maria College, and University of Mindanao participated in a warm up session and Keynote presentations conducted by our notable speakers – Joe Sibayan of Apple, Henry Magahis of De La Salle - Santiago Zobel, and Paolo Balinas of Microsoft.



Ian Canlas, Switch Education Sales Manager, gives everyone a warm welcome.

Joe Sibayan, National Development Executive of Apple, shows the participants how to create better presentations in Keynote with the iPad for the Welcome-Warm up session.

Joe presents "Everyone Can Create."

Henry Magahis, Apple Distinguished Educator, talks about 21st century education and how to empower digital learners with technology.

Paolo Balinas, the Channel Manager for Education from Microsoft, discusses about how modern tools and technologies promote active collaboration inside the classroom.


In the afternoon, teachers were grouped for the breakout sessions.



Grace Co of Microsoft enlightens educators how Microsoft apps are compatible with Apple and how to use it for collaborative education.




Jose De Vera, a distinguished educator from De La Salle - Santiago Zobel, shares how coding develops and improves computational thinking in the classroom.



Catherine Rañola, also a distinguished educator from De La Salle – Santiago Zobel, teaches how to integrate music with education the modern way with GarageBand.


On the second day, students of MCM and Holy Child College of Davao participated in the iPad Demo at the Switch Campus Store.





Kara and Marrielle of the Switch Marketing team shares how Apple devices help them maximize productivity, especially in the workplace.


Kaye, Switch Education Tech Support, discusses how to take notes and create presentations with Microsoft OneNote and the iPad.


After the discussion, students were grouped and challenged to get creative and make a presentation on OneNote.


Senior High students of Holy Child College of Davao didn't hold back in expressing their ideas through creative artworks.


Andrew and David of Switch Marketing Team judges the presentations of each group.


College students of Holy Child School of Davao attended a session of the iPad Demo too.

Senior High OneNote Challenge winners


College OneNote Challenge winners


Winning artworks of the students


Aside from the learning opportunity, educators and students also had the chance to win Smart Than Most Goods premium accessories for the raffle giveaway. All they had to do was follow our social media, post about the event with the hashtag #CreateConnectPH, and visit the Switch Campus store.



Hannah, Switch Junior Education Sales Manager, explains the raffle mechanics.


Premium prizes from Smarter Than Most Goods



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