The technology-empowered campus: Lenovo unleashes agility in the academy with the versatile and sturdy Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e

Manila, Philippines, August 31, 2016 – We are now in an era, where technology features largely and as an essential aid to learning, in the academic environment. Devices such as laptops and tablets help students to cultivate needed skills, as well as enable teachers to run a fun and interactive curriculum and classroom atmosphere. The world’s No. 1 PC maker, Lenovo, is committed to making the process of education more enriching and more empowering with devices that are designed to enhance student engagement and that put the connected universe of knowledge at students’ fingertips. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e is the ideal notebook to do just these things, immersing students in education through experience.

ThinkPad Yoga Laptop
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e as multi-functional, adaptable and durable laptop 

“The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e is a multi-function, adaptable and durable laptop that can empower students across all subjects and in a diversity of learning environments. It is designed, as all Lenovo devices are, to explore new reaches of potential, including learning potential,” said Lenovo Philippines’ Country General Manager, Michael Ngan. “Our youth are digital natives who learn in ways that have developed around the technologies that they are growing up with. To ensure that they grow up with a full set of experiences, we develop devices that make their ability to tap into resources and to make connections, a natural part of life. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e is also designed to make it easier for teachers to show all sides of their subject matter, and to bring the world inside the classroom,” Ngan added.

Superior Build Quality

Durability is one of the major concerns when deploying computers and laptops in schools. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e, even with slender dimensions, is built to withstand rough handling. This device is protected by a rubber bumper with strengthened brackets to absorb shock in case the device is dropped. To ensure its build quality, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e has undergone military-specification testing including exposure to extreme conditions such as temperature shocks, low and high pressure areas, high humidity, hard vibration and also to dust.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e sports an 11.6-inch Dragontail Glass Multi-touch display that is six times stronger than conventional glass but remains sensitive enough to detect touch commands. The scratch- and crack-proof glass perfectly complements the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e’s rugged design, making it a smart choice for students.

Thinkpad 11e Yoga's versatility feature
Thinkpad 11e Yoga’s versatility feature

Unmatched Versatility

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e may be used in four different modes: laptop, tablet, tent or stand. When switching to different modes, the unique and flexible design of this device allows the screen to flip 360 degrees depending on the selected mode. Even school or university management and administrative staff will find a mode that is the most convenient and ergonomic for their day-to-day running of the campus.

The laptop mode lets students or teachers make full use of the physical keyboard and works best for typing papers and reports. Students can easily switch to tablet mode and utilize the 10-point multi-touch screen for easier and faster navigation through the web. In ‘tent’ or ‘stand’ mode, this convertible gizmo makes delivering presentations or converging for small group discussions a breeze. For users who still intuitively reach for a pen, the Yoga 11e’s Active Pen offers pin-point recognition for utmost accuracy, so that students and teachers can easily translate bright ideas into notes, scribbles, and drawings and ultimately into productive outcomes.

Top-notch Performance

Great minds are fueled further when provided with the best tools. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e houses an Intel Broadwell Core M-5Y10c Processor with the latest Windows 8.1 operating system to allow students to run multiple applications smoothly. This also helps them work efficiently on their tasks, assignments and major projects without having to leave their seats.

Educators will thank the ThinkPad Yoga 11e’s Intel Integrated graphics card when they want to show HD films to translate abstract concepts into clear mental images. Teachers can easily connect to a television or a projector with the device’s HDMI output when projecting a movie or a presentation for better viewing.

Learn Anywhere

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e promotes learning everywhere with its low-light-sensitive, 720p HD webcam with face-tracking. This enables teachers hold online lectures or tutorials from wherever they are through video conferencing. Students would also be able to see their classmates clearly and interact with them. The device’s Dolby Advanced Audio stereo speakers deliver crisp and high quality sounds to create further immersion. Users can also transfer data faster with the Lenovo ThinkPad’s USB 3.0 technology that is 10 times faster than previous technologies.

ThinkPad 11e-YOGA
ThinkPad 11e YOGA’s low light sensitive feature

The wide range of synergies between new technologies and educational environments creates endless opportunity for better teacher-student connection, improved exploration of subjects in breadth and depth, and more effective learning. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e was made to make work and play a whole lot more productive, and a whole lot more enjoyable.

The ThinkPad Yoga 11e is available to education customer segment through volume deals.

 

 

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HardieFlex key to the rise of first eco-school building in Luzon

Manila, Philippines – August 22, 2016: With the Philippines facing possibilities of more intense typhoons, changes in rainfall patterns and rising temperatures, it is evident that the country is affected by worldwide climate change. Aware of this, some architects commit to implementing green architecture in their projects with sustainable materials specifications and using environment-friendly designs.

Early last year, Architect James Jao, an advocate and pioneer of eco-architecture and sustainable development in the Philippines, won the design bid for the construction of the academic building of the College of the Holy Spirit (CHS) in Tarlac. His environment-friendly architectural design and spatial planning, which coincided with the school’s thrust of Caring for Mother Earth, bested four other contenders.

Perspective of Architect James Jao’s vision of the soon to be completed 7,000-square meters, 4 storey eco-school building in the College of Holy Spirit – Tarlac
Perspective of Architect James Jao’s vision of the soon to be completed 7,000-square meters, 4 storey eco-school building in the College of Holy Spirit – Tarlac

 

“Turning the academic building into an eco-school building wasn’t really part of the plan. However, when Architect Jao presented his design, we realized that it reflects the thrust of our congregation – that all our apostolate wherever we are, may it be schools or hospitals, we would integrate the care for Mother Earth,” said Sister Teresita Artita, SSpS, Community Leader at College of the Holy Spirit – Tarlac.

Inspired by nature: An eco-friendly design

The bold and cantilevered structure of the front façade created a very modern architecture. The graceful curve of the façade is the “big gesture” of the building, as if embracing and providing cradle for the students using the building and thus, reaching out to connect to the existing main building in design morphology. The floor to ceiling glass façade at the library and auditorium is another bold statement to connect to the students with the panoramic view overlooking and in conversation with the acacia tree at the quadrangle.

The nearly completed College of the Holy Spirit – Tarlac eco-friendly academic building along with the acacia tree, its focal point, serves as background of Architect James Jao – the mind behind the first eco-school building in Luzon.
The nearly completed College of the Holy Spirit – Tarlac eco-friendly academic building along with the acacia tree, its focal point, serves as background of Architect James Jao – the mind behind the first eco-school building in Luzon.

 

Effective techniques and eco-friendly materials

The significance of the school’s orientation played a very important role since the short sides of the structure faces the east and the west so there is hardly any sunlight transmitted into the classrooms. However, to further minimize the heat from the afternoon sun, Architect Jao used LOW-E (Low Emissivity) glass curve façade.

Primarily, the building envelop was built with THERMAWALL technology. The exterior walls are insulated to keep off the heat gain from the sun from entering the structure and provide a more comfortable indoor temperature. THERMAWALL technology uses HardieFlex® 6mm on the exterior with one-inch polystyrene insulation and another HardieFlex® 4.5mm panel on the interior to keep the heat from penetrating the walls. Passive cooling and cross-ventilation helped a lot in circulating the fresh air. The atrium and the high ceilings at the ground floor area became an avenue for natural ventilation to flow freely. The open hallway directly into the second floor bleachers served as the breezeway. The additional roller shades also added to the reduction of the Central Luzon heat.

THERMAWALL technology uses HardieFlex® 6mm on the exterior with one-inch polystyrene insulation and another HardieFlex® 4.5mm panel on the interior to keep the heat from penetrating the walls
THERMAWALL technology uses HardieFlex® 6mm on the exterior with one-inch polystyrene insulation and another HardieFlex® 4.5mm panel on the interior to keep the heat from penetrating the walls

 

“I want the students to experience the paradigm of learning in an eco-school building and contributing to a more sustainable development. They should be proud of this because they are consuming less energy and reducing their carbon footprint,” said Architect Jao.

Trusting durable, cost-efficient and eco-friendly products

Architect Jao has been an avid user of HardieFlex® since 2008 and he has been incorporating it in all of his eco-friendly designs. Because he uses THERMAWALL technology, HardieFlex® is a mainstay on his architecture, and he believes it is perfect for green architects like him.

Pioneered and manufactured by James Hardie, HardieFlex® fiber cement boards are made to be cost-efficient, durable, and eco-friendly. Made from unbleached pine wood pulp from sustainable plantation timber, ordinary Portland cement, sand, ordinary water and small amounts of additives, HardieFlex® does not contain asbestos and is low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). It is resistant to fire, termites, moisture damage, impact and rotting, thus lasts longer and hardly needs any maintenance (when installed and maintained correctly).

“I’ve been using HardieFlex® in my projects since 2008 and I have no plans of stopping. I’m happy and it meets my expectations. At the end of the day, as long as I am happy and the clients are happy, then I’ll never replace it,” said Architect Jao.

 

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Caltex Fuel Your School PH cycle 2 raises P3M to help 50,000 public high school students in Davao City

ALL EYES AND EARS.  For the first time in the school’s history, students at Baracatan National High School get to use computers in their classes. The computers and projector are among the learning aids received by 30 of Davao City’s most disadvantaged public high schools as beneficiaries of the Caltex Fuel Your School fuel-to-donate program.
ALL EYES AND EARS. For the first time in the school’s history, students at Baracatan National High School get to use computers in their classes. The computers and projector are among the learning aids received by 30 of Davao City’s most disadvantaged public high schools as beneficiaries of the Caltex Fuel Your School fuel-to-donate program.

 

Davao City, Philippines, August 25, 2016 – When Grade 7 students of Binugao National High school walked into their classroom one Monday morning in July, they were greeted by a giant white screen that stood out in the room like a spaceship in the middle of a durian plantation.

Their teacher excitedly announced that they have just received an interactive projector as winners of the Caltex Fuel Your School program. The entire class that was used to the old-school ways of chalk, blackboard and Manila paper was mesmerized as the teacher began to demonstrate animation in a PowerPoint presentation, show videos and create diagrams that can be manipulated with a flick of a pen.

Similar scenes of engaged students were reported by the 29 other public high schools that were shortlisted as beneficiaries of Caltex’s fuel to donate program. Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS) is estimated to benefit at least 200 teachers and 50,000 students in Davao City’s highest need senior public high schools. FYS successfully raised P3 million which was used to purchase much needed learning equipment in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) classroom subjects requested by teachers for their students.

Piso para sa Eskwela

From June 1 to 30, 2016, Caltex Fuel Your School donated P1 for every one liter purchase of Caltex with Techron or Delo Sports diesel engine oil from any of the 22 Caltex stations or 160 lubricants business partners in Davao City. The students played a vital role in raising awareness and fuels ups for the program. Aside from tapping social media, they created jingles, cheers  and homemade FYS flyers throughout Davao metropolis informing their communities that fuelling up at the nearest Caltex station will help them get their much need educational materials.

Allan Oringal, Caltex retailer, can attest to the FYS buzz surrounding his Caltex stations,” The students did a great job. I received reports from our gas attendants of motorists who gassed up because of FYS. It’s good to feel connected to the community where I do business.”

“Since its Philippine launch in 2015, we are proud to report that Caltex Fuel Your School has funded more than 58 classroom projects at 67 schools in Manila and Davao cities. It has impacted around 153,000 public high schools students,” said Peter Morris, country chairman of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants.

FYS beneficiaries were selected by Chevron’s project partners, the Department of Education and the American Chamber Foundation of the Philippines based on stringent criteria such as having the highest need senior public high schools students in their enrollment and a sharp focus on STEM learning. For the FYS cycle 2, teachers can choose the learning materials they need up to P100,000 in value per school . At Davao City National High School for instance which has a student population of 10,000; the teacher proposed that his grade 11 students receive two sets of Lego Mindstorm robotics kits which let them build a variety of robots and create programming missions.

“Such learning materials will help the children engage in lessons that offer many opportunities to master the skills needed to boost their education and expand their future career opportunities. And we don’t have to borrow equipment from other schools anymore,” said teacher Brady Nave who listed the robotics kits on his FYS wish list.

“We are proud to support our local teachers in helping their students get excited about STEM and encourage them to pursue STEM courses, and ultimately, STEM careers, ”said Margaret Jubane, Caltex retailer.

 

About Chevron Philippines Inc.

Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at www.caltex.com/ph.

 

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