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DawsonITE for the Week of December 15

Published December 14, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Google is big news in DawsonITE this week. It is marketing special versions of products to 12 year olds, integrating with platforms like Doctopus, allowing you to edit Microsoft Office files in Gmail as well as to edit and sign your PDFs online. Google isn’t the only corporate giant to capture DawsonITE’s attention. Read about a great iPad app to turn physical notes into digital ones.

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Teacher Perception of the CCDMD

Published October 18, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD
Réjean Jobin Coordonnateur du développement des ressources, CCDMD

In an innovative pilot project, the CCDMD examines the results of a survey of departmental coordinators, teachers, and pedagogical counsellors done at four colleges. The sampling provided encouraging although sometimes surprising information about how the CCDMD is perceived and how its products are used. Irritants mentioned in the use of CCDMD products and IT in general should inspire reflection on the part of all members of the college network.

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With DECclic II, Teachers Take Control of Their Tools

Published May 14, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Pierre Séguin Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The DECclic collegial course platform team discusses the different functions of their product and underlines its ease of use.

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A Futuristic Retrospective

Published January 3, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Émilie Lavery Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit
Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Profweb presents its Autumn 2010 story retrospective. Enjoy!

Digital Tools

The GIMP: A Powerful Free Image Editor for Teachers and Students

Published February 13, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

If you have projected a presentation in the classroom, created a website or blog, or produced a digital video with title screens as part of your educational practice, chances are you have had to use some form of image editing software. Depending on which operating system you are using, you may have even experienced frustration with the limitations of its pre-installed software. Fortunately, you have the option to download a powerful free and open source solution wherever and whenever you require.

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A Complete Toolbox for Creating Your Own Web Space this Summer

Published June 8, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Alexandre Dal-Pan Editor, Profweb

Summer is just around the corner and it is an ideal time to focus on projects you might have postponed during the school year due to a lack of time. You probably know teachers who host course material on a website or use a blog to follow-up on internship students.

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Plagiarism and Other Types of Electronic Cheating

Published January 21, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Electronically assisted plagiarism seems convenient and current. What measures can the instructor take to detect it?

Real Life Stories

Joining a Team

Published November 17, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Avery Rueb Teacher, Vanier College

In my first story on Profweb, I talked about a serious game that I was working on called Prêt à négocier. Since that first article, I joined Affordance Studio, a serious game studio in Montreal, as a co-founder. If you haven’t heard of the term “serious game” before, they are games that have a goal other than pure entertainment. They are used in education, military, government and health care. They are starting to pop up all over the place. Here is a list of some of the more well-known serious games: Dragon Box, 3D Virtual Operating Room, and Government in Action.

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A Portrait of the Technological Skills and Habits of Today's College Students

Published May 20, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Bruno Poellhuber Associate professor, Université de Montréal

Bruno Poellhuber, professor in the département de psychopédagogie et d’andragogie at l’Université de Montréal, discusses results from a survey conducted among college students on their IT attitudes and skills as well as the advantages concerning information technology within an academic context. The report resulting from this work could influence institutional priorities for colleges as well as the professional practices of teachers in regard to information technology.

Digital Tools

Canva — A Graphic Studio to Create Catchy Visuals

Published March 25, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Bernard Gagnon Educational Advisor, Cégep de Saint-Félicien

The Canva graphic design tool allows you to create just about any type of graphics for publishing to the web, to make digital documents (Word, PDF, etc.) or printed presentations on paper and paper stock.

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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.

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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.

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Featured Reports

Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
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.

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