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Collaboratively Fostering Understanding

A group of teachers (at vanier College) in Mathematics determined that using a wiki platform could help students to not only express themselves better in English, but more specifically in the vocabulary of the sciences that we are trying to teach them.

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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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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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Teaching and Learning Using Blogs

Although written in 2009, this article is still current : One of the main advantages of using blogs is that they allow us to leave a mark on our journey, the evolution of our thoughts and the influence of comments from others. First, this article describes what a blog is and offers different educational contexts conducive to the use of this tool (portfolio, internship book, etc.)

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Crowd Sourcing Review Questions with PeerWise

This article presents an activity where students write a set of questions in a collaborative context with PeerWise software. This type of activity, which is as fun as it is educational, contributes to the development of "information processing", "content writing", "language quality improvement" and "content sharing" skills. .

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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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Second Language Adventure Tourism

I wanted to give my International Baccalaureate (IB) students an experience where they would be working on their own, at their own pace and speaking with authentic Anglophones. All manner of information technology including Facebook and chat as well as a willing partner in a French as Second Language course at Cégep de Gaspésie des Îles made for a great way to realize these goals.

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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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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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