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Published June 13, 2017

Mathematics and Programming in the Cloud with CoCalc

Gabriel Indurskis Teacher, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

Cloud computing is an increasingly important part of the college experience in Quebec. With more and more educational establishments using Google Tools, Office 365 and Moodle, there is less and less of an emphasis on having computers with a laundry list of applications installed. When you can fire up a web browser and have access to a wide range of tools, it is a game-changer. The field of mathematics is also well-entrenched within this computing trend, with the appearance of cloud-based innovations in the past couple of years, not the least of which is a powerful platform for cloud computing known as SageMathCloud, which has recently been rebranded as CoCalc. Since this name change is very recent, most of the information and tutorials on the internet still make reference to the old name, and this article will use both names interchangeably.

Mathematics

Real Life Stories

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Published May 24, 2017

A New Spin on Oral Presentations with Tablets and YouTube

Heidi Quinsey Teacher, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

I believe that it is important for students to have the ability to express themselves. Working on oral presentations plays a crucial role in helping them to develop this ability. I became disenchanted over time with the traditional ‘one shot, make-it-or-break-it’ way of managing individual presentations for my classes. More recently, I have enlisted the use of tablets and YouTube in my Humanities: Knowledge course as means of capturing my students’ oral presentations and offering them a way to improve their ability to prepare these presentations.

Humanities

Real Life Stories

Kahoot

Published May 19, 2017

Bringing Some Fun and Friendly Competition to the College Classroom with Kahoot!

Terri Connolly Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

As teachers, we are often looking for new ways to diversify and enhance our teaching strategies. In the fall 2016 semester, I was introduced to Kahoot during a library information session with my Introduction to College English students, given by Nathalie Faure, the Library Technician at our college. The level of excitement and enthusiasm was such that it prompted me to try Kahoot with my first and second year students. I can attest that Kahoot is not only fun, easy to use and engages students, but it is also a tool that can be adapted to different levels and course content.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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Published June 9, 2017

Our 10 Most Consulted Publications of the Year

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The statistics of the Profweb website have spoken: here are the top 10 most consulted publications of the academic year 2016-2017 in both the English and French editions of Profweb.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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Published June 8, 2017

A Complete Toolbox for Creating Your Own Web Space this Summer

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Alexandre Dal-Pan Editor, Profweb

Summer is just around the corner and it is an ideal time to focus on projects you might have postponed during the school year due to a lack of time. You probably know teachers who host course material on a website or use a blog to follow-up on internship students.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Moodleday

Published June 5, 2017

Moodle Day 2017: Sharing Practices

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

On Friday May 26th 2017, Dawson College’s Conference Room 3F.43, also known as the CoLab, was the site of a well-received and well-attended professional development activity. Teachers from a number of English colleges, universities and Ministerial IT Partners converged on the space for Moodle Day 2017 - an event organized by DECClic’s English Sector Consultant, Roman Barba and Dawson College’s IT Representative, Rafael Scapin.

Multidisciplinary

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Published April 24, 2017

Correction, Feedback and Evaluation: Inspiring Practices and AddICTive Tools

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Huguette Dupont Educational Advisor, Cégep de Granby

Our report explores the potential of the tools and technologies available to support learning evaluation and it focuses on methods college teachers have tested. It also invites readers to consider a few essential factors in the choice of strategies and tools, to review interesting ideas such as feedback and formative evaluation and to reflect on the student’s role in the evaluation and learning process. Lots of resources are suggested to make it easier to implement the host of options featured here.

Multidisciplinary

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Published January 26, 2017

G Suite For Education: Collaboration-Based Pedagogy

Kurt Vignola Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski
Maxime Ross Learning Technology Advisor, Cégep de Rimouski
Michel Ouellet Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski
Lyly Lessard Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski

In November of 2015, Maxime Ross, a Techno-pedagogical Advisor at the Cégep de Rimouski, published an In-depth report on Profweb entitled Le projet Chromebook et le déploiement des outils Google pour l’Éducation. In this report, he presented the main steps that led to the introduction of Google Classroom and Chromebook laptops to a cohort of students in the Arts and Sciences program (AS). This first experiment aimed to explore Google's cloud-based tools, to verify their pedagogical use and to justify their deployment to the entire Cégep de Rimouski college community. So where are things now, a year later?

Multidisciplinary

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Published December 8, 2015

Digital Presentations

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

For many teachers, their first foray towards integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into their pedagogical practice comes through the use of digital presentation software (such as Microsoft PowerPoint) as a visual support for their lectures. Nowadays, these digital slideshows are undoubtedly the most common technology in college-level classrooms. This tool has become the norm and teachers who do not use it are becoming few and far between. Presentation software such as PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, LibreOffice Impress and Prezi all have interesting features (with the last two being freely available over the Internet). That said, they also contain shortcomings and traps that should be avoided. This in-depth report presents various uses of presentation software in class along with tips and advice for using slideshows within an educational context.

Multidisciplinary