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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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Format cells

When using a spreadsheet, it may be necessary, but also very useful, to format cells to bring out the information they contain. This is the purpose of this demonstration. To illustrate this example, we use the Excel 2010 version. You will see that the shape of some spreadsheets may differ from one software to another. On the other hand, the software still remains quite similar.

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Add pictures, tables and graphics

To avoid overloading a slide with text, you can easily add objects such as images, tables, or graphics. In this demonstration, we use the 2010 version of PowerPoint. Some presentation software differs somewhat from this version and does not necessarily include an image bank.

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Organize sources

Web browsers offer features that help manage bookmarks, also known as "favorites." Web tools also allow effective management of bookmarks or RSS feeds. This capsule explains how to manage your bookmarks and manage them effectively: all this is so useful when you do a research job!

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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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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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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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Dance and the iPad: In Step Together

ICTs have always had a certain attractiveness for teaching students how to dance. The Dance program at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent has used technological advances in the past and is continuing the tradition by integrating iPads into the practice of teaching.

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Mixing Business with Pleasure: Using Socrative on Smartphones in Class!

Most students have smartphones. I didn’t used to enjoy them fooling around with these gadgets in class, whether they were browsing through their social media updates or texting. Since I don’t like policing my class either, I integrated the use of cell phones into my class. I made them a tool for learning! I use apps like Socrative and Quizlet with my students.

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Spreadsheet interface

This video tutorial presents the interface of a spreadsheet. To illustrate the demonstration, the tutorial uses a sample schedule created with Excel 2010.

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