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Create Gamified Interactive Reviews with Wordwall

Published September 9, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Interactive quiz platforms like Kahoot and Wooclap are popular tools to liven up review sessions. They bring a game-like element to any review lesson, which motivates students and fosters retention. However, the novelty effect of such audience response systems tends to wear off rapidly. Wordwall represents a worthwhile complementary offering, as the platform contains a wide selection of mini-games that can be used to review theory, concepts and vocabulary items.

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Top 5 predictions for 2011 from APOP

Published January 31, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP Management Team

Technology is changing, improving, and constantly knocking at your classroom door. Learning theories emerging to encompass these changes are reshaping your world. To help you understand these trends and cope with all this change, the APOP team has come up with our top predictions 2011.

Real Life Stories

ClassCraft and My Quest for Student Engagement

Published November 10, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

I like to stay abreast of new technologies, and gamification is an aspect I have wanted to integrate into my English Second Language classes for some time now. I am not a gamer but I have lived with gamers so I am very familiar with the allure of the very popular Massive Multi Online Role Play Games. (MMROPG’s). Like many teachers I dream of seeing my students as attracted to, interested in, and excited about their ESL class content as I am. Unfortunately, most games I came across and could integrate into my planning fell short of my needs or were difficult to adapt to the ESL classroom. Then I discovered Classcraft!

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The College Network Is Getting Serious About Serious Gaming

Published September 28, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

I believe it was Bill Shakespeare who said “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” He may have been on to something, as the college network showed its playful side during the Serious Games Conference, held at Vanier College on August 7th, 2015.

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“Avec un grand R”: Is active learning possible outside the classroom?

Published October 4, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

On November 21st, 2017, the ARC (Association pour la recherche au collégial), the AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale) and the CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale) offered the 17th edition of the “Avec un grand R” series.

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Capacity and the Desire to Learn: The Impact of Videos in Teaching

Published October 31, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

While at the 2016 edition of the AQPC's Annual Symposium (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale), I attended a workshop entitled Capacity and the Desire to Learn: The Impact of Videos in Teaching (Capacité et volonté d’apprendre : l’effet des vidéos dans l’enseignement), which was led by Jean-Raphaël Carrier, a Physics teacher at the Institut maritime du Québec.

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Research on the integration of IT into college-level teaching: more than yesterday, less than tomorrow

Published September 9, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Christian Barrette Project Manager, ARC
Lynn Lapostolle Director General, ARC
Émilie Lemire Auclair Information Technician, ARC

The third edition of 'l’Inventaire des recherches concernant l’intégration des TIC à l’enseignement collégial' has been published by ARC, covering the years 1985 to 2012. The number of studies has quadrupled compared to the last edition. Current themes include innovation, management, culture and factors and values linked to motivation. This new edition will serve to enrich the metasynthesis of successful IT integration conducted several years ago.

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Free and Inexpensive ICT for Students with Disabilities

Published March 17, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Adaptech, Réseau de Recherche

ICT can significantly mitigate students' learning disabilities. Therefore, it is regrettable that cost is often an obstacle to the acquisition of these resources. In this column, members of the Adaptech Research Network present their database of free and inexpensive adaptive technology to facilitate wider use of these tools.

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Creating More Accessibility to Classroom Content

Published October 12, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Anika Maloni Teacher, Centennial College

At Centennial we are moving toward Universal Design in Learning (UDL) and that framework is becoming more and more prominent in our pedagogical activities. The premise of UDL is that is that we give students as much accessibility to the course content and the school structure as possible. Creating maximum accessibility clearly involves the integration of certain technological tools that we have not been using or that we were maybe reluctant in the past to try, but that push toward UDL or Universal Design really has become the driving force for change.

Real Life Stories

Spokentext - Making Written Text Come to Life!

Published February 12, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Bruce Tsuji Teacher, Heritage College

A new resource called Spokentext transforms written text files into mp3 files that can be used as podcasts for students. Bruce Tsuji of Heritage College has helped to develop it.

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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 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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