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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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Making More Effective Use of Availability Hours with a Booking Platform

Published June 1, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

As the semester draws to an end, we take stock of the year gone by and start to think of how we can be more effective and efficient next year. Do you make a lot of appointments with your students or colleagues? Are you running between two different schools or campuses? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to post your availability and group all types of appointments in one place? Youcanbook.me can help you get organised and put an end to the long exchange of emails or MIOs trying to find a date and time for appointments. Everyone can benefit from using this tool - teachers, education advisors, student and academic counsellors, and more.

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Entente Canada-Québec: Testimonials of Three Project Leaders

Published April 20, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Louise Paul College Sector Coordinator, Entente Canada-Québec

For at least the last seven years, the Entente Canada-Québec has been funding not only the organizations listed on the footer of Profweb’s home page, but also college-based projects that encourage experimentation with new technologies in college classrooms. This article looks at the difference ECQ funding has made on three action spontanée projects.

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Flipping the Classroom: 3 Different Motives, 3 Different Approaches, with Similar Outcomes

Published March 16, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Studies have shown that students learn better when they actively participate in their learning process and that students also greatly benefit from peer-based learning. The flipped classroom approach integrates well with these principles, but the task of implementing this type of approach can seem daunting. So, what motivates a teacher to flip their classroom? Does implementing this practice result in an improvement in student grades? Does this approach require the use of complex software applications and programs?

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Give an Old Laptop New Life with Linux for Earth Day

Published April 23, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Earth Day is on April 22nd, 2019 this year. Why not dust off the old laptop in your house and give it a new lease on life as an e-learning development workstation, or as your go-to computer for creating an open textbook in your discipline, or even a mobile music studio to unlock your latent artistic talents?

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Wooclap: A Versatile Tool to Poll Students

Published May 10, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In the ever-growing landscape of so-called audience response systems – tools and platforms allowing you to efficiently poll students in a variety of situations – Wooclap stands out because of its versatility and the fact that it was designed specifically for higher education contexts. The free version can be used with groups of up to 30 students; additional access and features are available for a monthly fee.

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CyberSelf.ca: A Website to Provide Students with Tools to Sensitize and Make Them Responsible for Their Use of Social Media

Published March 23, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Qu’est-ce que la cyberréputation? Comment reconnaître une situation de cyberintimidation? Comment prévenir les mauvaises rencontres hors ligne? Quoi faire en cas d’usurpation d’identité? C’est à ce type de questions auquel répond MonImageWeb.com, un site web conçu et mis en ligne par une équipe du Réseau REPTIC. Le site est un outil de référence pour les étudiants, mais aussi pour les enseignants et intervenants du collégial qui veulent sensibiliser ces derniers aux risques liés au recours aux réseaux sociaux.

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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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Mobile Learning in the Classroom

Published June 2, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Pierrette Bergeron Editor, Profweb

During her time at Profweb, Pierrette Bergeron developed an interest in mobile learning. Activities within the college network dealing with the pedagogical integration of the tablet are presented. Although the efforts to use this technology at the secondary level and elsewhere in the world offer suggestions, there is still a road to travel to integrate smartphones into our classrooms.

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Using readability analysis to make students stronger writers

Published September 25, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Communication is one of 5 common competencies developed throughout CEGEP education. College students turn in written work in most, if not all, of their courses. Thus, to hone their writing skills, they need sustained support across classes. Training students on the concept of readability may help them become more mindful and effective readers and writers.

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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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Featured Reports

Published October 17, 2019

Digital Tools to Support an Inclusive Pedagogical Practice

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

This featured report aims to explore the features and possible uses of certain digital tools that can make learning accessible to all students as part of an inclusive pedagogical practice. Following the principles of universal design for learning (UDL), the tools presented, which are free or already part of the technological environment of college teachers, offer students a variety of means of representation, action, expression and engagement.

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