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Real Life Stories

Mixing Business with Pleasure: Using Socrative on Smartphones in Class!

Published February 1, 2015  |  English (Second Language)

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Most students have smartphones. I didn’t used to enjoy them fooling around with these gadgets in class, whether they were browsing through their social media updates or texting. Since I don’t like policing my class either, I integrated the use of cell phones into my class. I made them a tool for learning!

Real Life Stories

The Smartphone in Class: The Potential of Mentimeter

Published January 31, 2017  |  Chemistry

Basile Tchize Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

An enthusiast of active pedagogical approaches, I like the possibilities that technologies offer for my pedagogical practices. I will share with you my experience of a pedagogical use of cell phones in class with Mentimeter. This was a very enriching experience for my teaching in chemistry. I also gave a presentation to my colleagues during a pedagogical meeting and to my colleagues of the college network in the form of a workshop given during a thematic day offered by the ACPQ (Association des collèges privés du Québec), June 1st, 2016.

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Accelerated Learning with Smartphones in Physics

Published August 28, 2018  |  Physics

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb published an in-depth report which included some considerations when teachers are deciding whether to allow or restrict the use of smartphones in class. At John Abbott College, some physics teachers have found a unexpected way to leverage their student’s penchant for smartphone use by incorporating these devices as tools to teach core concepts in Physics.

Real Life Stories

3D-print Technology for Smartphone-based Physics Experiments

Published January 28, 2019  |  Physics

Chris Isaac Larnder Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

I’m not that great at building things, which, I guess, is why I ended up being a physicist and not an engineer. As previously reported on Profweb, I have been running accelerometer experiments with smartphones to help my students learn physics concepts through digital-era equivalents of “real world” examples. With the help of students, we developed 3D-printed equipment to make these experiments more accessible to our growing network of teachers outside of our college.

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ICT Profile

12 Things students can do with their phones in class, other than texting

Published April 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

We have heard a lot about the negative effects of cell phones in the classroom. Most teachers will agree that texting, social networking and using other online communication apps on their smartphones will interfere with college students’ learning. However, many teachers do not realise the potential of these powerful devices in education.

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ICT Profile

Do smartphones and tablets have a place in CEGEPs? An interview with Nicole Perreault, community leader for the ITREP Network

Published March 2, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Alain Lallier Webmaster, Portail du réseau collégial

On January 4, 2018, the Journal de Québec published an article entitled: “Tablettes peu utiles au cégep pour les « finissants du iPad » : ces étudiants observent un décalage lorsqu’ils arrivent au collégial” (“Tablets not so useful in CEGEP for “iPad graduates”; these students notice a gap when they arrive in college”). This is one of the conclusions of a study by the team of Patrick Giroux, a professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, on the use of a tablet by approximately 80 students, as part of their high school studies. Most of them are now in CEGEP.

Real Life Stories

Reviewing for the Exam…and Having Fun!

Published November 16, 2016  |  Psychology

Andrée Roussel Teacher, Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon

The Poll Everywhere tool is very useful in many aspects of my teaching. It's a free on-line tool that allows you to create questionnaires that students can answer in real time with a cell phone, computer or tablet. In collaboration with Mathieu Cyr, Teaching Intern at the Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon and Postgraduate student at the Université Laval. 

Digital Tools

GeoGebra: What’s That?

Published February 24, 2017  |  Mathematics

Charles Laporte Teacher, Collège LaSalle

GeoGebra is a free software tool that was specifically designed for teaching and learning mathematics. GeoGebra works equally well on computers, tablets and smartphones. GeoGebra is also accessible online without the need to download the software.

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Taming Pedagogical Prerogatives and Personal Projects with Microsoft To-Do

Published April 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Do you find yourself bombarded with requests on a daily basis? Have you found a solution to keep track of it all and stay on top of these requests? While working within the Office 365 ecosystem I recently discovered Microsoft To-Do, a bare-bones, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use cloud-based task manager. The application syncs with your smartphone or tablet, so that you can immediately record requests from students, colleagues, family and friends.

Featured Reports

Classroom Management in the Digital Era (Part 1): Balancing Consistency and Tolerance

Published January 15, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean-Luc Trussart Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption

What should teachers do with smartphones, tablets and computers in their class? Is it more sensible to ban them, manage their use or integrate them into learning activities? For many teachers, the omnipresence of mobile devices raises questions about how to react when faced with potential distractions. Many teachers wonder whether they should intervene - and how. Regardless of your level of experience in teaching, it can be interesting to explore different strategies in order to ensure a certain consistency between your pedagogical practice and your classroom management style.

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Real Life Stories

Published August 24, 2014

Meeting Students Where They’re At!

Becki George Teacher, Northland College
Kelly La Venture Teacher, Bemidji State University

Kelly La Venture and Becki George of Northland College Wisconsin presented a workshop on hybrid instruction at the recent Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE) at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia from June 16-19, 2014. After their workshop, in conversation with Profweb’s Norm Spatz, they elaborated on their motivation for creating and teaching hybrid classes. Kelly’s and Becki’s remarks are testimonials that providing flexible learning approaches builds contentment among students – helping Quebec college students master ICT profile skills.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Published January 18, 2018

3 Platforms to Create Video-Based Tasks that Actively Engage Students

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In 2018, cell phones, tablets and computers combined with free applications or software give us the ability to create high quality video and broadcast it within moments. The internet gives us access to vast free video resources. Yet in spite of these technological innovations, students still consume digital media mostly passively in classroom settings. Three free online platforms allow you to create different types of video-based tasks that engage your students more actively.

Multidisciplinary

Featured Reports

Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Learning Technology Advisor, Collège Sainte-Anne
Isabelle Senécal Director of Teaching, of Pedagogical Innovation and of International Development, Collège Sainte-Anne

The active learning methods have in common of placing the students in the middle of the learning process. Their teachers can then also think about giving them a role in the planning of the evaluation. Active learning is inspired by real-life contexts that are meaningful for the students, which can increase their level of motivation for the tasks that are suggested to them. It encourages durable learnings rather than using only their short-term memory.

Multidisciplinary

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