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Sort data

This video tutorial explains how to create a drop-down list in a spreadsheet, classify data based on pre-established criteria, and then use the sorting of data, whether quantitative (numbers) or qualitative (text). The demonstration uses Excel 2010 from Microsoft.

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Main parts of a spreadsheet

This video tutorial presents the main elements of a spreadsheet interface, namely the workspace, options and menus. It describes how to insert data into a spreadsheet, add, copy, or delete cells, rows, columns, or a sheet. The demonstration uses Excel 2010.

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Copy formulas

This video tutorial explains how to copy and paste a formula into a single sheet of a spreadsheet or other sheet. The demonstration uses Excel 2010.

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Generate footnotes

It is possible to add footnotes to clarify your text or to quote a source. In CEGEP or university, it is mandatory to clearly quote all references. This is a basic principle of intellectual property. This capsule will show you how to add a footnote. To illustrate this example, we use the Word 2010 version. Note that even though the operating procedures may vary slightly from one software to another, they still remain quite similar.

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Add pictures, tables and graphics

To avoid overloading a slide with text, you can easily add objects such as images, tables, or graphics. In this demonstration, we use the 2010 version of PowerPoint. Some presentation software differs somewhat from this version and does not necessarily include an image bank.

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Use zip and unzip software

The use of compression/decompression software is very practical. This type of software is mainly used to reduce the size of heavy files when you save them or you want to transfer them by email. This capsule explains how to use compression/decompression software.

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Recognize a file and its application

For one reason or another, for example when opening or saving a file, it is useful to know how to distinguish different applications by their extension or icon, or to associate file types and their extension. These are the topics discussed in this capsule.

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Organize sources

Web browsers offer features that help manage bookmarks, also known as "favorites." Web tools also allow effective management of bookmarks or RSS feeds. This capsule explains how to manage your bookmarks and manage them effectively: all this is so useful when you do a research job!

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

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! I use apps like Socrative and Quizlet with my students.

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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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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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