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Dance and the iPad: In Step Together

ICTs have always had a certain attractiveness for teaching students how to dance. The Dance program at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent has used technological advances in the past and is continuing the tradition by integrating iPads into the practice of teaching.

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Different ways of storing information

Saving your documents on different media has several advantages, such as avoiding losing everything because of technical failures. This tutorial provides advice that will help you to reduce the risks of losing your data. It shows different ways of saving on different media, as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with each one.

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Diigo - A Web Resource for Article Collection in Debate Preparation

This Profweb story presents how students can use the Diigo bookmarking tool to prepare a team discussion: share, index, comment, annotate, classify documentary resources and keep people informed. The use of Diigo has helped to increase the quality and consistency of oral speech.

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Editing Image Tips

This video explains how to enhance images in a PowerPoint presentation.

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Exploring new application software independently

This tutorial explains the steps to follow to discover and use new applications and software for the first time. A five-step exploration process is suggested: Skim, Explore, Test, Consult, then Progress.

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Filing digital documents effectively

Sorting your digital files efficiently allows you to locate a specific file quickly. Your operating system already provides a few basic tools for sharing and storing documents that you have created or downloaded. But using only this filing system is not necessarily efficient… This tutorial shows you how to use a filing system that will allow you to easily and efficiently trace back all of your digital documents.

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Follow the principles of visual ergonomics

When creating a presentation, particular attention must be paid to certain principles of visual ergonomics related to the presentation software chosen. Here are some recommendations to make your presentation relevant, structured, and engaging: font, size, color, use of templates and themes, and more. Here we use the PowerPoint version 2010. You may find that the presentation software differs. On the other hand, the ergonomic principles remain the same.

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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 Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
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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