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The Dragon in the Classroom: Opening Our Doors to an Increased Use of Technology

Published May 2, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Catherine Fichten Teacher, Dawson College
Alexandre Chauvin Research Officer, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Alice Havel Research Associate, Dawson College
Maria Barile Researcher, Dawson College
Mai Nhu Nguyen Research Associate, Adaptech

Students with learning disabilities can have difficulties in a variety of domains. While ICTs do not provide the answer to all of the concerns of students with LDs, they do make a huge difference in making students' lives easier and their academic work more efficient and successful.

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Classkick — Real-time formative evaluation and feedback

Published April 1, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Classkick is an online evaluation tool that allows you to ask questions to your students and to see their individual answers in real time on your screen. As a bonus, if you allow them, your students can help their peers by commenting on their answers. Do you want to know more?

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Technopedagogical eBooks at the CDC

Published September 14, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

Using Moodle and looking to deepen the potential of this digital learning platform? Want to explore what IT in education has to offer? Intrigued by active learning? The CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale) offers free access to several resources that can help you.

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Four Sites to Explore Digital Learning Resources for Use in Blended Delivery

Published May 16, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

With the advent of the Digital Action Plan for Education in Quebec and the increased interest in changing up the delivery of course material, many teachers are wondering how they might get started with blended learning. For those who want to offer part of their theory at a distance while devoting in-class time to alternative teaching strategies, there are a few sites that offer pre-designed Digital Learning Resources (DLRs) that you might want explore for inspiration.

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A Short-List of Digital Plagiarism Detection Sites

Published April 5, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The 447,000 results that appear after a quick Google search for plagiarism detection sites, attest to the need for such tools in the academic world. Even though colleges and universities do their best to teach students how to reference their work properly and how to avoid problems with plagiarism, every teacher is faced with cases of plagiarism at some point in their career.

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An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Weebly Site

Published January 15, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Suzanne Roy Teacher, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
Marie-Stéfanie Taschereau Teacher, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf

Suzanne Roy and Marie-Stéfanie Taschereau, teachers at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, suggest creating a pedagogical website to colleagues. They explain its advantages as well its value for students using the example of their experiences with the Weebly web editor.

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Infiressources - A Great Way to Acquire ICT Skills

Published September 25, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Denise Bruneau-Morin R.N., M.Sc. Nursing, MPA., Infiressources
Claire-Andrée Frenette-Leclerc R.N., Ph. D.

The use of ICT can create a rich academic environment, fostering more autonomous learning. The acquisition of information technology skills involves a certain methodology, and Infiressources offers assistance in the development of these abilities.

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Strategies and Tools to Design Effectively Embedded Formative Assessment

Published October 6, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angela Mastracci Education consultant and pedagogical instructor

Angela Mastracci has been giving careful thought to formative assessment strategies at the college level for over a decade, first as a teacher, then as an education consultant and most recently as a pedagogical instructor with PERFORMA and AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale). She previously shared her insights with me in this Profweb article. Here, Angela shares hands-on tips on integrating ICT tools into 2 key parts of the formative assessment process: eliciting evidence of students’ learning and providing feedback.

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Digital Resources to Provide Feedback to your Students

Published May 11, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

When you are providing feedback to your students, certain technologies can be precious allies! What follows is an overview of a selection from the numerous options available to teachers.

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Grading Made Easy: Digital Tools to Create Rubrics

Published September 12, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Do you remember marking final evaluations last session? Did you say to yourself, “Never again”? Never again will I give that assignment because it is too long to grade. Do you spend time going over the copies you have just graded because the last copy you read made you realise that there were criteria that you had forgotten to take into account?

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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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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 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.

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