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Bringing Some Fun and Friendly Competition to the College Classroom with Kahoot!

Published May 19, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Terri Connolly Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

As teachers, we are often looking for new ways to diversify and enhance our teaching strategies. In the fall 2016 semester, I was introduced to Kahoot during a library information session with my Introduction to College English students, given by Nathalie Faure, the Library Technician at our college. The level of excitement and enthusiasm was such that it prompted me to try Kahoot with my first and second year students. I can attest that Kahoot is not only fun, easy to use and engages students, but it is also a tool that can be adapted to different levels and course content.

Real Life Stories

Algorithmic Thinking: It’s Not Only for “Geeks”

Published September 18, 2017  |  Industrial Design

Jean-François Allie Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

If I told you that this Real Life Story is about programming, would you stop reading right away? Don’t worry, my goal here is simply to show you that there is a simple and user-friendly way to start programming to create projects that are both original and captivating!

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Today’s Students: solvethepuzzle.net?

Published March 22, 2010  | 

Comité organisateur des ateliers, ACPQ

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf is hosting the 2010 Pedagogical Workshops of the ACPQ (Association des collèges privés du Québec) which will take place in Magog on May 31 and June1. The event will be an opportunity to examine the nature of the students who are entering or who will shortly be entering the college network.

Real Life Stories

The Engineer’s Pulse

Published March 10, 2013  |  Physics

Stephen Cohen Teacher, Vanier College

We’ve all dealt with the issue of keeping online personal lives distinct from academic identities. Stephen Cohen has found that bringing his personal blog into the classroom has made a real difference in the instruction he can offer to his students, while keeping his privacy intact.

Real Life Stories

Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry - Not Yet Fun and Games

Published February 10, 2013  |  Mathematics

Manon Fiset Resource Development Advisor, Cégep à distance
Laurence Lachapelle-Bégin Educational Advisor, VTÉ

From the start, the priority of the design team for cégep à distance's course Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry was to find applications with meaning for the Humanities students taking the course or to make examples that were relevant to everyone's daily life. The motivation of students, however, was not the only technological or pedagogical challenge that the design team had to tackle.

Real Life Stories

Fun and Games Using IT

Published January 23, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Julie Hamel Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

During Julie Hamel's second time teaching future office workers, she was looking for an original and less teacher-centered way to review what had been covered during the term. She suggested that the class divide into 3 groups and that each group create a board game called ‘The Office'. The rest is IT!

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Tips and Tools to Streamline Audio Production for Teaching Purposes

Published October 19, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Francis Bélanger-Desbiens Laboratory Technician, Cégep Limoilou

If you are looking to record, edit and mix audio files for teaching purposes, homework assignments or presentations, it is easy to find a myriad of free or cheap tools – as well as expensive equipment – on the Internet. APOP offers hands-on workshops to familiarize education professionals with such audio production tools, but users first need to understand the whole process itself, as well as the prerequisites to complete it:

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!

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Top Up Your Teaching Staff with Cégep@distance's Instructional Material

Published February 25, 2008  | 

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Cégep@distance develops instructional material that can be used to rapidly bring new professors up to speed on courses they have not taught in the past. This material, which is available at minimal cost, could also be used to supplement the in-class instruction of even the most seasoned veteran in your college.

Real Life Stories

Audio Feedback To Give Meaning To Marking

Published November 17, 2017  |  French (Language and Literature)

Jean-François Legault Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

To mark my students’ essays, I have turned to giving audio feedback. I can see real benefits in this for both my students and me. It gives a lot more meaning to grading. In audio mode the number of detailed comments that can be left increases dramatically when compared to written comments. The number of grade reviews in my classes has also decreased significantly since I have been using this method.

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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.

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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