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Publications in Profweb (22)

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I C IT from both sides now!

Published May 10, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Reporting for Profweb, a lot of exciting information about IT innovation crosses my desk. As I scan incoming content for its suitability to appear in our pages, I'm ever on the alert for things to use in my own classroom.

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Easy Learning with ESL Blues

Published September 26, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Eifion Pritchard Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Eifion Pritchard created the site ESL Blues to battle drop-outs in English as a Second Language courses. The blues in ESL Blues are like musical blues in the background. They are easy repetition exercises which fall lightly on the mind. ESL Blues are a great way to start the adventure that is learning another language!

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A Virtual Teaching Assistant in the Blended Classroom

Published December 6, 2016  |  English (Second Language)

Frank Bonkowski, PhD. Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

A blended learning approach (sometimes referred to as hybrid teaching) seems to be the best of both worlds, combining online instruction with face-to-face classroom interaction. Many report that the blended classroom–regardless of which model is used–is flexible and convenient, as it offers access to lots of resources. Using online tools can also increase student motivation. A 2012 article in Profweb reported that the hybrid/blended classroom is growing in popularity in Québec. This is not surprising since some recent research has shown that blended classrooms can outperform traditional classrooms. I’ve been teaching academic writing to high-intermediate and advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent for the past several years. Using the Moodle platform, I’ve been doing hybrid or blended teaching in multi-skill courses at the 102 and 103 levels.

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Automatic Essay Evaluation with the Virtual Writing Tutor

Published January 14, 2020  |  English (Second Language)

Nicholas Walker Teacher, Collège Ahuntsic
Frank Bonkowski, PhD. Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

It’s the week before the beginning of the semester and you are finalizing your course plan. How many writing assignments will you assign this semester? Will you assign one midterm essay and one final essay like your colleagues, or will you assign more?

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Fun and Games Using IT

Published January 23, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Julie Hamel Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

During Julie Hamel's second time teaching future office workers, she was looking for an original and less teacher-centered way to review what had been covered during the term. She suggested that the class divide into 3 groups and that each group create a board game called ‘The Office'. The rest is IT!

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Afternoon Tea with Seniors: A Model of Community Engagement Teaching

Published February 7, 2019  |  English (Second Language)

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

This community engaged teaching activity, funded by the Entente Canada-Québec relative à l’enseignement dans la langue de la minorité et à l’enseignement des langues secondes provided students learning English as a second language (ESL) the opportunity to interact with native speakers while integrating meaningful community service and the use of technology to collaborate at a distance. Students and teachers from 4 colleges collaborated around shared goals. The teachers developed projects that would allow the students to apply course content to real world contexts in their community.

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A Motivating Message Regarding Technology in the Classroom from an AQPC Honourable Mention Laureate

Published September 16, 2016  |  English (Second Language)

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

In her 25 years of teaching, Louise Dubuc has always had a positive outlook on technology and teaching. Teaching English to students in a region where the school only had a few English books in the library, guided her to the Internet and the use of technology in her pedagogical approaches early on in her career.

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Turning Novels Into Engaging Multisensory Experiences

Published March 18, 2020  |  English (Second Language)

Rebecca Peters Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

In the fall 2019 semester, my students in the course Langue anglaise et culture (English 102) read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, which details the author’s growing up in his native South Africa during the Apartheid era. To help students connect with the book’s subject matter and social context in a more concrete and meaningful manner, I turned the reading experience into a multisensory experience by designing learning activities that involved virtual reality (VR) and audio content.

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Published February 1, 2015

Mixing Business with Pleasure: Using Socrative on Smartphones in Class!

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Most students have smartphones. I didn’t used to enjoy them fooling around with these gadgets in class, whether they were browsing through their social media updates or texting. Since I don’t like policing my class either, I integrated the use of cell phones into my class. I made them a tool for learning!

English (Second Language)

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Published November 28, 2017

Keyboard shortcuts to speed up formative feedback

Netta Gorman Teacher, Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Have you ever had a sore hand after writing almost identical comments on the copies of all your students, again and again? Did you know that when correcting digital documents, you can avoid this by setting up automatic substitution codes? In addition, by creating keyboard shortcuts, you can give students detailed feedback. I do it in Google Docs, but it's possible with other word processing tools!

English (Second Language)

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Published September 16, 2016

A Motivating Message Regarding Technology in the Classroom from an AQPC Honourable Mention Laureate

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

In her 25 years of teaching, Louise Dubuc has always had a positive outlook on technology and teaching. Teaching English to students in a region where the school only had a few English books in the library, guided her to the Internet and the use of technology in her pedagogical approaches early on in her career.

English (Second Language)

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