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Published December 8, 2013 | Multidisciplinary

Make the CCDMD Your Worst-Kept Secret for Quality Products

with the collaboration of Norm Spatz of the Profweb team

As we lurch from Hanukkah to Black Friday to Cyber Monday to Christmas to Kwanzaa this year and end exhausted toasting the New Year, make the CCDMD your worst-kept secret for yourself and for your students.

Our catalog is chock full of quality products at great prices that will bring year-round joy to your classroom, and for the right person might even make a great ‘seasonal’ gift. Below is a list of recent additions to pique your interest.

Websites

Aerobix

The Aerobix website is designed to teach the main movements used in group classes for disciplines such as aerobics, step and aeroboxing. It includes a database that allows the user to view more than 160 movements. Each one features a fact sheet that provides the name of the related discipline, the name of the movement in French and English, a description or demonstration of the sequence of steps, a video sequence, an intensity rating, the duration of the movement and options for modifying the intensity or complexity. Three videos demonstrate complete 30 to 40 minute choreographies as well as a 10 minute warm-up video. All of the videos are performed and commentated on by instructors.

Aerobix interface

Aerobix interface

Musical Dictation: Tonal Ear Training

The Musical Dictation: Tonal Ear Training website is designed for the college music student to practise music dictation independently in the lab or outside class hours. It consists of three categories of dictation - melodic, rhythmic and harmonic - that are divided into four levels. Each level corresponds to one semester of a pre-university college program in music. Each section is further divided into several chapters that address specific concepts, all presented in a logical progression to promote the solid and continuous development of aural dictation.

Musical Dictation: Tonal Ear Training interface

Musical Dictation: Tonal Ear Training interface

Software

A Journey Through Western History

A Journey Through Western History is an archive that provides a wealth of information for the CEGEP History of Western Civilization course. With the help of illustrations, soundtracks, chronology maps, historical maps and quotes, the students learn about the major political and religious movements and the principal actors that shaped the Western world from the 15th to the 20th century. The archive was developed using the Chronos software program.

A Journey Through Western History interface

A Journey Through Western History interface

Electoral Campaign

Electoral Campaign is a simulation software that explores the electoral process and the actions of candidates in the days leading up to an election. This educational resource was designed for students in social science programs, in particular political science. This simulation game becomes a fascinating laboratory for teaching basic political science concepts, and its engaging gameplay requires students to take positions on the fundamental themes of a campaign and to actively develop a winning electoral strategy.

Electoral Campaign interface

Electoral Campaign interface

Textbooks

Jazz Harmony – A Didactic Approach

The textbook Jazz Harmony – A Didactic Approach introduces the fundamentals of jazz theory in such a way as to encourage a spirit of creativity and professionalism in the classroom. It covers standard harmonic practices as well as some of the author’s own personal approaches to writing. It also includes a wealth of excellent exercises that any jazz harmony teacher will find invaluable.

Book cover : Jazz Harmony – A Didactic Approach

Jazz Harmony – A Didactic Approach cover

The Dental Hygienist

The Dental Hygienist is a textbook that helps students enrolled in dental hygiene techniques develop their professional knowledge and examine their aptitude for a career in public health. It is a handy tool for anyone who wants to acquire specific competencies in dental hygiene in Québec.

Book cover : The Dental Hygienist

The Dental Hygienist cover cover

Website Directory for English-Language Improvement

The Website Directory for English-Language Improvement, in its 6th edition, presents 150 websites recognized for their content quality and pedagogical value. The target is people learning English as a first or second language.

Book cover : Website Directory for English-Language Improvement

Website Directory for English-Language Improvement cover

A Final Word

All of us at the CCDMD, send the members of the Quebec college network our most secular of holiday wishes. May this time be filled with productive planning for your winter semester and of course, some joy, some cheer and some love. Happy Holidays!

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