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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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Cyberself.ca Web site

What is cyber reputation? How to recognize a situation of cyberbullying? How to prevent bad encounters offline? What to do in case of identity theft? This is the type of questions to which answers Cyberself.ca, The site is a reference tool for students but also for teachers and college players who want to educate them to the use social media.

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Virtual Language Exchanges: Making Connections with Mixxer

A teacher used The Mixxer, a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype, with her English as a Second Language groups. With this collaboration tool, registered users interested in practicing a language and willing to use their native language skills to help teach others are paired up.

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Documenting data, facts, observations, concepts, ideas or reflections

Documenting data, facts, observations, concepts , ideas or reflections allows you  to better organize the information that  you gather as well as facilitating its analysis. This tutorial shows you how to consolidate your notes and gather them in one place, thus avoiding scattering yourself when achieving your schoolwork.

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Student Facebook Pages - A New Agenda in the Classroom

Maggie McDonnell discovered that her Liberal Arts students had started a program specific Facebook page even before they entered college. Some students felt that the Facebook page was a more reliable way of staying on schedule with their homework than an agenda and that the Facebook page was an excellent way of catching up after missing one or several classes or getting additional information about concepts not totally mastered in the classroom.

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Teaching Students to Manage Projects with ProjectLibre

ProjectLibre is an open source software that is used to plan and manage a project, whatever the field in which we are evolving (event planning, implementation of a new service, collective production, etc.). This real-life story explains how a teacher integrated ProjectLibre into a Civil Engineering course.

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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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Convert files

There are several reasons you can convert a file. You may want to open it, edit it, and save it again. It may be necessary to save it in a format that makes it accessible to a larger number of users. If your file contains confidential data, you may also decide to secure it. There are several ways to perform these operations. This demonstration will show you good ones.

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The Electronic Portfolio - A Timesaving Solution to Plagiarism That Puts the Accent on Learning

One of the most effective strategies for preventing plagiarism is to track student work by taking into account the steps that lead to the final work. This way of proceeding makes it possible to follow the student's approach and is likely to discourage the plagiarist who would like to get away with work already completed in advance. This is what the portfolio approach proposes.

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Pedagogical Applications of Twitter

Twitter is a microblogging tool that allows you to share thoughts, comments, links or others in a maximum of 140 characters. This file first presents Twitter and its technical characteristics. Then he offers examples of educational activities, created by teachers who use Twitter with their students.

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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 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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