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An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Weebly Site

Published January 15, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Suzanne Roy Teacher, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
Marie-Stéfanie Taschereau Teacher, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf

Suzanne Roy and Marie-Stéfanie Taschereau, teachers at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, suggest creating a pedagogical website to colleagues. They explain its advantages as well its value for students using the example of their experiences with the Weebly web editor.

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Grading Made Easy: Digital Tools to Create Rubrics

Published September 12, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Do you remember marking final evaluations last session? Did you say to yourself, “Never again”? Never again will I give that assignment because it is too long to grade. Do you spend time going over the copies you have just graded because the last copy you read made you realise that there were criteria that you had forgotten to take into account?

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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:

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12 Things students can do with their phones in class, other than texting

Published April 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

We have heard a lot about the negative effects of cell phones in the classroom. Most teachers will agree that texting, social networking and using other online communication apps on their smartphones will interfere with college students’ learning. However, many teachers do not realise the potential of these powerful devices in education.

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A Complete Toolbox for Creating Your Own Web Space this Summer

Published June 8, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Alexandre Dal-Pan Editor, Profweb

Summer is just around the corner and it is an ideal time to focus on projects you might have postponed during the school year due to a lack of time. You probably know teachers who host course material on a website or use a blog to follow-up on internship students.

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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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OneNote: an Effective Tool for Note Taking, Document Management and Collaborative Work

Published August 27, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau

Microsoft Office OneNote is a very powerful tool for centralizing all documents, resources, and notes of a course or project in one place. Students as well as teachers can thus forego a paper binder and design a virtual binder where they can add and organize the information they have collected on different types of media and platforms (PowerPoint, Word, web sites, screenshots, etc.) and take notes. OneNote eliminates:

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Strategies and Tools to Design Effectively Embedded Formative Assessment

Published October 6, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angela Mastracci Education consultant and pedagogical instructor

Angela Mastracci has been giving careful thought to formative assessment strategies at the college level for over a decade, first as a teacher, then as an education consultant and most recently as a pedagogical instructor with PERFORMA and AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale). She previously shared her insights with me in this Profweb article. Here, Angela shares hands-on tips on integrating ICT tools into 2 key parts of the formative assessment process: eliciting evidence of students’ learning and providing feedback.

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Quill.org Adds Personalized Writing Support to any Course

Published September 6, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Writing is a quintessential cross-curricular skill for students in technical as well as pre-university programs; college students turn in written work in most, if not all, of their courses. In order to acquire, consolidate and perfect their writing skills, students need sustained support and practice across courses. In reality, this does not always prove to be possible because of the amount of field-specific content to cover, as well as the time required to provide students with meaningful feedback on their writing. Quill.org alleviates some of these pain points by setting students up with a personalized program of learning and practice activities based on an automated diagnostic and their teacher’s recommendations.

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AddICTive Tools for Evaluation: Audio and Video Feedback

Published January 23, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Huguette Dupont Educational Advisor, Cégep de Granby

Do red pens give you a headache? Does correcting formative tests for acquired knowledge make you dizzy? Are you looking for ways to save time…or trees? Are you looking for change? In this third part of our series of articles that accompany our In-depth Report on Evaluation and Digital Feedback, we present digital tools for providing audio and video feedback.

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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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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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