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Wolfram|Alpha, the Semantic Web at its best

This Profweb file explores the potential and pedagogical impact of the Wolfram | Alpha search engine and the Semantic Web. It traces the impact of the evolution of the Internet on learning and teaching by giving examples of Wolfram | Alpha pedagogical applications while raising the issues related to the integration of the tool in class.

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Photos For Class

Photos for Class is a free search engine for finding royalty-free images, with a Creative Commons license, for use in school publications for example.

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CmapTools Help

This Web site explains the features and the functioning of Cmap Tools.

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Editing Image Tips

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

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Virtual Language Exchanges: Making Connections with Mixxer

A teacher used The Mixxer, a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype, with her English as a Second Language groups. With this collaboration tool, registered users interested in practicing a language and willing to use their native language skills to help teach others are paired up.

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Use absolute references

This video tutorial explains how, in a spreadsheet, define a cell formula that will serve as an absolute reference for subsequent calculations. The demonstration uses Excel 2010 from Microsoft.

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Blogging for Newbies

Assigned listenings don't always interest everyone, and I wanted the individual students to make their own choices. Maybe by allowing them to explore the Internet and chronicle in a blog, their interest in a project would be kindled.

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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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Apply borders and shading

To improve the presentation of your work, you could apply frames and borders to highlight parts of your text. The demo was created with the Word 2010 version. Note that even though the operating procedures may vary slightly from one software to another, they are still quite similar. Regardless of the version used, it is possible to proceed in different ways.

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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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