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Published May 19, 2015

Google Education On Air: Looking into the Future?

Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

Google, like many of the other big players in technology (Microsoft, Apple, etc.) is courting the education sector. We all know very well that schools, colleges and universities are veritable treasure troves for these companies. Google’s latest effort to attract new clients to integrate their applications and digital tools came in the form of an on-line conference, entitled Google Education on Air, which took place on May 8th and 9th, 2015.

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Published October 26, 2014

From the French Side: Zotero to Idiko by way of Tiki-Toki!

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

Among the articles and real-life stories appearing in our French service over the last month are a number of great reads not available in our English edition. There has been a new addition to our French Digital Tools section about Zotero, as well as a real-life story on using this software, both pieces by Dany Thibault, a Social Science teacher at Collège Montmorency. Caroline Villeneuve, Profweb’s coordinator, posts an article summarizing important points at the recent IT Representatives’ Network semi-annual meeting in Quebec City. As well, French editor Marc-André Laflamme writes an article about a graphic design resource video series called Idiko.

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Published September 22, 2014

From the French Side: ‘Propulsing’ Distance Education in Philosophy and Beyond!

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

Daniel Tremblay, an Administration teacher at Collège Maisonneuve, talks about Propulse in the real-life story ”La collaboration électronique pour la réussite des projets étudiants”. Propulse is discussed as a free alternative to management software like MS Project, although it is limited in its use of Gantt Charts. Remember those? The advantage of Propulse is that it’s free, but it’s only available in French. This is why there are two linguistic services in Profweb.

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Published September 14, 2014

Technopedagogical eBooks at the CDC

Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

Using Moodle and looking to deepen the potential of this digital learning platform? Want to explore what IT in education has to offer? Intrigued by active learning? The CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale) offers free access to several resources that can help you.

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Published February 23, 2014

To Take Notes or Not - That is the Question

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

On November 14, 2013, the English services of Profweb and APOP teamed up to deliver an online webinar to the Quebec college community discussing the pros and cons of taking class notes by hand and using a computer. Profweb’s editorial team realizes that the issues discussed address a much larger community than those who were able to attend. This column seeks to make this information available to a wider audience.

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