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Courseban

Published September 2, 2020

Physical education: a mobile application validates and stimulates physical activity outside the classroom

Rachel Surprenant Teacher, Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Can free mobile applications such as Runkeeper and Runtastic help ensure that students in  the 103 Physical Education class are engaging in the physical activity they are supposed to outside of class? This is what I believe after testing it with my students and studying the topic for my master's essay [in French]. By also asking my students to send me pictures of themselves while they do their physical activity, I get authentic results and, most importantly, I make the course more motivating for the students.

Physical Education

Real Life Stories

Breakoutban

Published August 30, 2020

Breakthroughs with Breakout Room Recording in ESL during the Pandemic

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb Editorial team alumnus and retired teacher Norm Spatz was called back to the classroom during the Winter 2020 semester. Like many other teachers, his class was thrown a curveball by the worldwide health emergency. When the semester resumed, Norm retooled for distance delivery by using his course website and started recording breakout room activities to get his English as a Second Language students talking again. I sat down with Norm prior to the Autumn 2020 semester to hear more about his experience.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Recit1ban

Published June 7, 2020

Emergency Transition to Distance Education - A Math Teacher's Story

Patricia Lapointe Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou
Geneviève Gagnon Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

In my case, the decision as to whether to teach in a synchronous or asynchronous format was easy to make. I was already teaching a course in synchronous mode with the Online Business Management cohort, so it was natural for me to continue in this mode. It's true that having virtual appointments set in the schedule makes it easy to supervise the students.

Mathematics

Real Life Stories

Recit1ban

Published June 7, 2020

Emergency Transition to Distance Education - A Language Teacher's Story

Andy Van Drom Teacher, Cégep Limoilou
Patricia Lapointe Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

In May 2020, Patricia Lapointe, pedagogical counsellor at Cégep Limoilou, interviewed (at a distance!) 2 teachers from her college about their experience with the emergency modifications that had to be made to their courses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

English (Second Language)

Real Life Stories

Distaban

Published May 22, 2020

Social Distancing at the Heart of a Motivating Project for Electrotechnology Students

David Beaulieu Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

What’s better than an authentic and concrete project to engage students? There is no shortage of opportunities in Electrotechnology, but one of the projects I was developing with my students has taken a completely different tangent within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Physical Technology

Real Life Stories

Worldchat

Published April 23, 2020

Worldchat.live: Let Your Students Do The Talking!

Anne-Marie Lafortune Teacher, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Imagine connecting with a second language teacher from around the world to design a speaking activity for your students. This is exactly what Worldchat.live, an Internet platform, does: it gives your English Second Language (ESL ) students the opportunity to actually speak and do the activity that was developed with that teacher’s ESL students. For example, Francophone students from the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles de la Madeleine (CGIM) could chat in English with students from Indonesia. This stimulating pedagogical approach encourages the use of English language in an authentic context. Other language matches will be possible as well. Thanks to a grant from the Entente Canada-Quebec (ECQ) this platform is being developed and will be available as of Fall 2020.

Languages and Literature

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