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Game storm vignette

Published November 20, 2017

Game Thinking as a Strategy to Promote Deep Learning in Any Field

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

While observing my students in Cégep Limoilou’s Video Game Design program, I noticed their ability to mobilize a specific skill set comprising critical analysis, problem solving and creativity. As I built the generic course plan for a new course, English for Video Game Design II, I included a gamification project to specifically hone these skills, often referred to as game thinking. After testing this approach with my students in the fall 2017 term, I am convinced it can benefit students in virtually any program.

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Son

Published November 17, 2017

Audio Feedback To Give Meaning To Marking

Jean-François Legault Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

To mark my students’ essays, I have turned to giving audio feedback. I can see real benefits in this for both my students and me. It gives a lot more meaning to grading. In audio mode the number of detailed comments that can be left increases dramatically when compared to written comments. The number of grade reviews in my classes has also decreased significantly since I have been using this method.

French (Language and Literature)

Real Life Stories

3 apps exercices

Published November 15, 2017

No More Excuses: 3 Apps to Get Students Moving in Phys Ed.

Natasha Stobert Teacher, Heritage College

Staying active and leading a healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways of finding balance, and a great way to live a happy and fulfilled life. Not finding time to exercise is a common excuse that we all use. Despite this challenge, it is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. One way that I motivate myself when I exercise is using technology to help me stay on track. There are a number of apps I have been using with students in my Physical Education courses, 3 of which I would like to share with you.

Physical Education

Real Life Stories

Classroom

Published October 13, 2017

The Low-Tech Active Learning Classroom at Cégep de Sept-Îles

Sharon Coyle Teacher, Cégep de Sept-Îles

The term active learning classroom usually evokes images of a sleek space packed with all of the latest technological bells and whistles. Not so at Cégep de Sept-Îles. To fit our teaching and learning needs and goals, we consciously opted for a classroom where inter-activity – not technology – plays a central role. This being 2017, of course it doesn’t mean we relegated electronic devices altogether. Here’s the story that explains the “how” and “why” of our low-tech active learning classroom.

Multidisciplinary

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Salle controle

Published October 12, 2017

Clinical Simulations In Nursing: Debriefing and Development Of Students’ Clinical Judgement Abilities

Yvon Brunet M. Éd. Teacher, Cégep de Sainte-Foy

The project of clinical immersion simulation at Cégep de Sainte-Foy came into being following the withdrawal of the ECOS (Examen clinique objectif structuré) that the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec used for the licensing exam. This exam served to assess the clinical judgement of graduating students in practical situations. Our department also used scenarios of the ECOS from previous years to assess the students at the end of each session while at the same time allowing them to prepare for the licensing exam at the end of their college courses.

Nursing

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Matrice cubes en

Published September 18, 2017

Algorithmic Thinking: It’s Not Only for “Geeks”

Jean-François Allie Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

If I told you that this Real Life Story is about programming, would you stop reading right away? Don’t worry, my goal here is simply to show you that there is a simple and user-friendly way to start programming to create projects that are both original and captivating!

Industrial Design

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