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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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Make your presentation dynamic

This pod shows you how to energize your presentation and maximize your audience's attention by incorporating navigation elements into a slide show, hyperlinks to web pages, and transitions effects between slides. Remember that sobriety is appropriate in this type of exercise. This demonstration uses the PowerPoint 2010 version. Although the presentation software differs from one another, most of the skills you develop here can be used with others.

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Set the appearance of slides

When designing a presentation, you must choose a layout that is appropriate to the context of your work. For example, it should be possible, if desirable, to change the color and texture of the slide background. We use here the 2010 version of PowerPoint. Most presentation software offers quite similar possibilities, even though the commands and menus differ from one software to another.

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Add compatible objects

It's easy to embed objects such as text, tables, artwork or sounds into a presentation. However, we must always do so while respecting copyright and usage rights. To illustrate this capsule, we use the PowerPoint 2010 version of Microsoft, but the principles of integration of objects are the same from one software to another.

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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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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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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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Unlocking Research

Unlocking Research is a guide developed to help students navigate through the research process from the initial definition and development of a research topic to the final citation of sources in a bibliography. Students can explore each section individually or use the resources within them simultaneously.

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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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Format a document

Knowing how to format a document using a word processor saves a lot of time when writing a job. This capsule provides the basic elements for formatting text and paragraphs in a document. To illustrate this example, we use 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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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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