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Published February 13, 2019

Engagement, SEL and Positive Behaviours: A Conversation with Classcraft CEO Shawn Young

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Classcraft is a Quest-based system that promotes student engagement and positive behaviours by gamifying the classroom. The Quebec-based company has been moving from strength to strength and garnering awards since Profweb first reported on their platform in 2015. In January 2019 I travelled to Sherbrooke to interview Classcraft co-founder and CEO Shawn Young in order to learn more about a number of new features added to the Classcraft ecosystem in 2018, like their EMS analytics, the Quests Marketplace and a recent mobile app update.

Multidisciplinary

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Published February 7, 2019

Afternoon Tea with Seniors: A Model of Community Engagement Teaching

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

This community engaged teaching activity, funded by the Entente Canada-Québec relative à l’enseignement dans la langue de la minorité et à l’enseignement des langues secondes provided students learning English as a second language (ESL) the opportunity to interact with native speakers while integrating meaningful community service and the use of technology to collaborate at a distance. Students and teachers from 4 colleges collaborated around shared goals. The teachers developed projects that would allow the students to apply course content to real world contexts in their community.

English (Second Language)

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Published January 28, 2019

Planner (Microsoft Office 365): A Tool That Simplifies Task Organization, Time Management, and Collaborative Work

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau

Pour les enseignants comme pour les étudiants, l’organisation du travail peut être un défi pour plusieurs raisons : planification des tâches dans l’horaire, estimation des délais, gestion des documents, obtention des suivis si l’on travaille en équipe, remaniement d’échéancier lors de retards et d’imprévus, etc. Pour simplifier la gestion de notre travail, dans la Suite Office 365, on retrouve Planner, un planificateur de tâches qui devient extrêmement efficace lorsqu’il est combiné avec le calendrier d’Outlook.

Multidisciplinary

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Published January 17, 2019

Seesaw: Makes the Digital Portfolio Child’s Play

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Seesaw is a portfolio creation tool. Seesaw’s simplicity of use makes it stand out from the crowd. It is very popular with primary school teachers. Students can save content of all sorts (texts, images, videos, etc.) The content can be kept private, can be shared with specific individuals, or made public. How can this tool be used at the college level?

Multidisciplinary

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Published January 14, 2019

Forging in 3 Dimensions Using VR and Google Tilt Brush

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

If a picture is worth a thousand words, is a 3D picture worth a million? Late in the Fall 2018 semester I was initiated into the fantastic world of 3D painting with the Google Tilt Brush Virtual Reality (VR) software. The experience was truly captivating and left me reeling with ideas for its potential uses within an educational context.

Multidisciplinary

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Published January 8, 2019

The Importance of Well Thought out Pedagogical Scenarios when Using Web 2.0 Tools to Encourage Motivation

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Following a presentation at the 2018 SALTISE Conference, I was happy to interview 2 French as a second language teachers who are committed to learning more about what motivates students. Sarah Anthony and Prisca Fenoglio have developed pedagogical scenarios with Web 2.0 tools to encourage motivation by inciting emotions conducive to learning, by developing creative and collaborative skills and by learning outside of the classroom. Their collaboration started in 2015 and resulted in the creation of the INNO-MOTI-VATION website.

French (Second Language)

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