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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 the data filter

In a spreadsheet, to quickly view and process data, the use of automatic and custom filters is very convenient. This tutorial explains how to create and use filters to display data that meets specific criteria.

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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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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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Using Concept Maps to Promote Deeper Learning of Grammar

A teacher presents the characteristics of a concept map and their relevance in language teaching. The article describes in a very clear way how these can be integrated into a course and have an impact on students' academic results.

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Using Google Docs to Teach Essay Writing and Create an Environment for Peer Learning

The collaboration possibilities provided by Google Docs have allowed me to take teaching essay writing to both a higher and more effective level. Peer learning with Google Docs creates an atmosphere of collaboration and makes it easier for me and the students to see the progress being made as well as the competencies being acquired.

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Using Smartpens to Promote Deeper Learning

In this real life story, two teachers explain how the use of a smartpen helped create a collaborative classroom, by allowing teams of students to present their results to the class and by sharing them by email. The teachers also used the audio comments feature. 

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Using a Wiki for Student Projects

Michel Villeneuve promotes learning in electrical engineering through the use of a wiki in his course which fosters the sharing of technical expertise, peer instruction and shared problem solving!

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Using graphics to display information visually

Using graphics to display information visually allows you to communicate complex ideas clearly and with precision, as long as certains rules are followed. This tutorial explains the structural elements that should be used to make graphics, as well as advice that will help you to take full control of your tools.

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Using readability analysis to make students stronger writers

Training students on the concept of readability may help them become more mindful and effective readers and writers. Readability software tools, like Readable.io and Gradeproof, can yield accurate and useful analysis of a text’s structure and language mechanics.

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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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