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DawsonITE for November 7, 2014

Published November 10, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Here is this week’s edition of on-line features from DawsonITE.

Digital Tools

PIXLR: Editing Graphics In the Cloud

Published April 24, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Have you ever needed to make a quick change to a graphic on one of your presentation slides before class, but your basic paint program just didn’t cut it? If so, you can try out PIXLR, a cloud-based graphic editing tool that you can use for free inside of your browser. You don’t even need to create a new account, just head to the PIXLR website and get started.

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Montreal’s First MoodleMoot

Published March 8, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The next Canadian MoodleMoot will take place in Montreal from October 20th to 23rd, 2015. For its fifth edition, this bi-annual meet-up is making its way to Eastern Canada for the first time. The Université de Montréal and Polytechnique are the main sponsors for the event.

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Schoology: an LMS that Truly Connects You with Your Students

Published November 19, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In the digital era, learning management systems (LMS) have become a central part of our educational practices. Whether you send an electronic message to a student, post grades online, share a homework assignment in the cloud, or set up a web-based activity, chances are you use an LMS to accomplish this. With such a variety of tasks on offer, clearly no two learning management systems are the same. Schoology is an LMS with a strong emphasis on communication and collaboration, making it particularly useful for use with non-traditional course formats (active or flipped approaches, blended learning, distance teaching, etc.).

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Classkick — Real-time formative evaluation and feedback

Published April 1, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Classkick is an online evaluation tool that allows you to ask questions to your students and to see their individual answers in real time on your screen. As a bonus, if you allow them, your students can help their peers by commenting on their answers. Do you want to know more?

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Need Some Motivation Right About Now? Try Out Some Suggestions From The French Side’s Fall 2018 Publications

Published December 5, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Let’s face it; sometimes you need a break from marking. After the last few 50-60-hour weeks where you have marked too much and slept too little, take some time to unwind. In my position as Profweb editor, I don’t think I can recommend a glass of wine in a cosy chair beside the fireplace. I can however suggest a few fabulous activities, to take your mind off marking, based on articles that have appeared in the French Edition of Profweb in the fall of 2018.

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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.

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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Going Back to the Source with Linux

Published February 20, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Even if the exact date of its birth isn’t quite clear, one thing is for sure: Linux, the much-lauded free and open source operating system turned 25 in 2016. La Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ) jumped at the opportunity to go back to the source and provide an update on the installation process and the use of Linux in 2 personal use contexts.

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Energy and Synergy…for Higher Education

Published November 16, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

The next conference of the AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale) will explore the many collaborative networks which operate among students, teachers, professionals and managers in the college network. In doing so, the conference will highlight the powerful exchange network behind all collaborative activities, which supports its participants and strengthens their actions.

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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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