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Instagram: A Social Media Tool for The College Classroom

Instagram is a mobile application that allows users to share photos or videos they have made. The article offers original learning activities for the use of Instragram by students: photojournalism, creative writing, sharing of scientific experiences, etc.

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The Zotero Bibliographic Management Tool

Zotero is a bibliographic management tool that allows you to insert references into documents and automatically generate a bibliography, which students value immensely. This article presents uses and features of Zotero, while highlighting the many benefits to using it (document organization, easy source citation, etc.).

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Video Tutorials for the Mastering of Skill 1 Tasks

These video clips were developed to support the development of Skill 1 of the ICT Profile for College Students. These clips are specifically designed for students, but are useful to anyone that wants to improve their technology skills.

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Use the "average" and "sum" functions

This tutorial explains how to use the AVERAGE and AUTOMATIC SUM functions in a spreadsheet to increase efficiency. The demo uses Excel 2010 from Microsoft.

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Use editing and pasting tool

Whether you study in a technical program or a pre-university program, sooner or later you will be asked to calculate, process and present data. The manipulation of data in an array, this is the purpose of this demonstration. The demonstration uses Excel 2010 from Microsoft.

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Create simple formulas

The spreadsheet integrates formulas to process data from a set of cells. This video tutorial explains how to create simple formulas, such as addition, subtraction and multiplication. The demonstration uses Excel 2010.

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Use writing assistance and correction tools

Writing tools are available with a few clicks of the mouse. Mastering them helps you to write your text and improves the quality of your writing. In this example, we use the built-in help tools in the Word 2010 version: Although the operating procedures may vary slightly from one software to another, they still remain quite similar.

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Format a long report

Applying a style to a text improves the readability and consistency of a document. In this way, the important points are highlighted and the main ideas are distinguished from the secondary ones. 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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Format shapes with the drawing tools

To refine a presentation, it may be wise to include automatic forms usually available in presentation software. To illustrate the integration of this type of object, we use the PowerPoint 2010 version. Each presentation software offers a variety of automatic forms and the way to integrate them can vary from one software to another.

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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 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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