(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 19 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Thursday, 30 May 2024

DOST deploys STARBOOKS to 37 schools in Siargao Island

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Caraga, through its Provincial Science and Technology Office in Surigao del Norte, officially deployed its innovative Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly-Operated Kiosk Stations (STARBOOKS) technology to 37 schools across Siargao Island through a ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), including its turnover, and orientation held at the Department of Education Siargao Division Office in Dapa, Surigao del Norte.

The STARBOOKS is developed by DOST Science and Technology Information Institute as essentially self-contained kiosks packed with educational resources.

During orientation, Narciso M. Batingal Jr., science research specialist II of DOST Caraga,  provided a comprehensive orientation on how to utilize this  innovative learning tool.    

He said that with STARBOOKS, teachers and students gain access to a wealth of information, including digital learning modules that cater to various science subjects, interactive exercises to reinforce classroom learning, captivating multimedia content to spark students' curiosity, and more.

Meanwhile, DOST Surigao del Norte Provincial Director Mariel P. Makinano said that the deployment of STARBOOKS signified a significant step towards boosting science, technology, and innovation (STI) education in Siargao Island schools. 

"By equipping institutions with these tech-driven learning aids, DOST aims to empower teachers with new methods of instruction and provide students with a more engaging and interactive learning experience.  The future of science education in Siargao is definitely looking bright," said Makinano. 

Indeed with STARBOOKS, the island of Siargao which is known for its idyllic beaches and surfing haven got a dose of science and technology power in its school classrooms.(DOST-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)