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Sorting, searching, and filtering digital documents

Sorting, searching, and filtering digital documents are ways to quickly find files saved on your computer according to specific criteria. These operations are essential when you need to process or present information that you have gathered. This tutorial will help you to find your files, while helping you to master these operations.

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Using a Wiki for Student Projects

Michel Villeneuve promotes learning in electrical engineering through the use of a wiki in his course which fosters the sharing of technical expertise, peer instruction and shared problem solving!

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The ePortfolio

This Profweb dossier first presents the portfolio as a pedagogical tool, the objectives it allows to meet and its usefulness, then it specifies the advantages of using digital technology to support its realization. Secondly, the file proposes an approach to support the planning of the use of the digital portfolio in a course or program and to exploit its full potential. Finally, it specifies the elements to be considered in order to determine the goals of the portfolio, to plan the...

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

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! I use apps like Socrative and Quizlet with my students.

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Zotero – A New Paradigm for Citation

Five years ago, when Denis saw that Zotero was free and developed by a university, he realized that it was not like a lot of software that comes from a start-up company where you don’t know whether it’s going to be there in two years or whether they have a bare bones free version. With just one or two clicks, you get your references in. And you have a choice of referencing styles, as well as an integration with Word! He started to use it to collect some of his references in his courses. And...

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GeoGebra: What’s That?

GeoGebra is a free software designed for teaching and learning mathematics: algebra, geometry, statistics, etc. It works as well on a computer as a tablet and it offers many exercises to guide students step by step in the appropriation of a concept.

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Physical Education and the Flipped Classroom: A Custom Training Program Thanks to Moodle

Two ITA teachers for physics opted for a reverse pedagogy thanks to Moodle. After presenting the theoretical content of the students who can access articles, they invited them to make videos of these same ones, executing certain sequences. Students are editing their videos, especially to make a freeze frame and to annotate. In addition to better retention of theoretical notions, this allows students to develop their autonomy, their criticism and their analytical spirit.

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ICTs That Have a Positive Impact on Students with ADHD

This article describes technological tools available and examples of how their use can help students stay focused, get organized and have a positive impact on their academic lives, such as local management systems (Lea, Moodle), electronic agendas and ICT teaching methods that include visual aids. Encouraging collaboration through Google Docs, Office 365 or any cloud system is also mentionned. 

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Creative Commons Kiwi

This video explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to legally download and share digital content. It also describes how to inform people that you allow them to reuse your work. All this, with Creative Commons licences.

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Add compatible objects

It's easy to embed objects such as text, tables, artwork or sounds into a presentation. However, we must always do so while respecting copyright and usage rights. To illustrate this capsule, we use the PowerPoint 2010 version of Microsoft, but the principles of integration of objects are the same from one software to another.

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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 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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