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Learn Science with Educational Robotics

Published June 1, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

With electronic devices making their way into our daily lives (remote controls, office equipment, appliances, toys, smart phones, cars, etc.), even robots have started to leave the shop floors of automotive manufacturers where they have been confined and relegated to repetitive tasks for a number of years now.

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Seeking Teachers’ Data to Evaluate the Impact of IT in Education on Student Success

Published February 13, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

A team of the IT Representatives' Network has proposed the analysis of successful applications of information technology, and as a result, Nicole Perreault, the coordinator of the IT Representatives' Network is calling upon Profweb's readers who use information technology in their classes to submit data to help researchers better understand these activities through the measurement and adoption of key indicators for success.

Real Life Stories

Exploring Alternatives to Interactive Whiteboards

Published June 2, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Milena Collot Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Milena Collot participated in a pilot project funded by her college Vieux-Montréal using iPads linked to computers controlling data-projectors as a possible replacement for an interactive whiteboard. Although the results weren't as expected, they suggested alternative technology for future experimentation.

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Web-related Terminology: What Are the New Words Recommended by the OQLF?

Published April 1, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Alexandre Dal-Pan Editor, Profweb

Following in the footsteps of the Francojeu des cégeps, which takes place during the month of March and is about the vocabulary of new technologies, Profweb became interested in the new web-related phrases that have been added to the Grand dictionnaire terminologique of the OQLF, in both French and English.

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Finding Free Stock Photos For Your Teaching Materials

Published September 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In today’s Instagram age, my students expect visually appealing learning materials. Whether I am designing a Powerpoint presentation, preparing an online quiz, adding content to a learning management system (LMS) such as Moodle or Omnivox, or creating an Open Educational Resource (OER), I find myself frequently looking for high-quality images to integrate in these materials. Free stock photo websites make finding such images a breeze, while also ensuring I respect copyright and usage rights.

Real Life Stories

Seeing is Achieving

Published March 21, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Brent Davis Reid Teacher, Cégep de Bois-de-Boulogne

Brent Davis Reid has created an activity on DECclic entitled "DECclic's English Café,"-an activity designed for English Second Language (ESL) teachers who can enjoy learning the DECclic platform in a visual form narrated in English.

Real Life Stories

Second Language Adventure Tourism

Published October 5, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

International Baccalaureate (IB) students are generally motivated or they would not have chosen to go into such an intensive program. I wanted to give these students an experience where they would be working on their own, at their own pace and speaking with authentic Anglophones, a rarity in Trois-Rivières in order to deal with the multiplicity of language skills in my IB class. I knew that the Entente Canada-Quebec could provide a grant which would enable an actual immersion trip. All manner of information technology including Facebook and chat as well as a willing partner in a French as Second Language course at Cégep de Gaspésie des Îles made for a great way to realize these goals.

Digital Tools

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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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.

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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