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The GIMP: A Powerful Free Image Editor for Teachers and Students

Published February 13, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

If you have projected a presentation in the classroom, created a website or blog, or produced a digital video with title screens as part of your educational practice, chances are you have had to use some form of image editing software. Depending on which operating system you are using, you may have even experienced frustration with the limitations of its pre-installed software. Fortunately, you have the option to download a powerful free and open source solution wherever and whenever you require.

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Share With Your Colleagues And It Will End Up Coming Back To You

Published April 16, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

More and more teachers are now asking how they can use different types of technologies to enhance their teaching and learning. They also use the Internet as a tool for professional development and curricular ideas; however, one of the most challenging parts about being a teacher is really finding those resources that are up to date and engage the students. The amount of information available online today is overwhelming.

Real Life Stories

Using a Wiki and More to Teach ESL English Language and Literature

Published February 2, 2009  | 

Frank Bonkowski, PhD. Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

A wiki can be very useful for students to stay aware of assignments, activities and evaluations. This article gives practical information about using a wiki in your class.

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A Complete Toolbox for Creating Your Own Web Space this Summer

Published June 8, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Alexandre Dal-Pan Editor, Profweb

Summer is just around the corner and it is an ideal time to focus on projects you might have postponed during the school year due to a lack of time. You probably know teachers who host course material on a website or use a blog to follow-up on internship students.

Real Life Stories

Tweeting the Benefits of Twitter

Published March 20, 2011  |  Fashion Design

Maggy Richmond-Mhairig Teacher, Collège LaSalle

Maggie Richmond became aware of MySpace and Facebook when she realized that a lot of her students were using them and furthermore inviting her to see their page or their blog. This is an account of how Maggie channeled her students' interests into the development of important resources for her courses and her use of Twitter in her classes.

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Display your avatar with Gravatar

Published June 1, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

An avatar is an image that represents you and that appears beside your name when you interact online, on a website, or on Twitter, to name only a few locations. Avatars enable identification of your messages on blogs and forums. Profweb suggests you use Gravatar to create your avatar.

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Strategies and Tools to Design Effectively Embedded Formative Assessment

Published October 6, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angela Mastracci Education consultant and pedagogical instructor

Angela Mastracci has been giving careful thought to formative assessment strategies at the college level for over a decade, first as a teacher, then as an education consultant and most recently as a pedagogical instructor with PERFORMA and AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale). She previously shared her insights with me in this Profweb article. Here, Angela shares hands-on tips on integrating ICT tools into 2 key parts of the formative assessment process: eliciting evidence of students’ learning and providing feedback.

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Help! I Have 150 Messages in My Inbox This Week!

Published August 14, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Chantal Desrosiers Techno-pedagogical Advisor, MEES

Many teachers have noticed an important change in their task in the last few years. One of these changes stems from new tools such as the Moodle and LEA platforms and messaging systems. Is it possible to be efficient and effective while working with these tools? This article provides some tips to use these technologies to their full potential.

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The One-On-One Interview as an Innovative Assessment Method

Published May 6, 2020  |  Chemistry

Caroline Cormier Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Véronique Turcotte Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
François Arseneault-Hubert Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Bruno Voisard Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

The one-on-one interview ensures equity when we evaluate our students’ learning. In the context of distance education, this innovative method of evaluation could allow us to circumvent the potential integrity problems that distance evaluation can create. Here we discuss how to implement it, with tips and advice drawn from our practice.

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Profweb’s Personal Space Is Open to All Teachers

Published December 18, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Joëlle Martin Editor, Profweb
Philippe Aubé Coordinator, Profweb

The Profweb Personal Space will soon offer 2 GB of space for teachers to install applications such as a blog, a forum or a wiki for educational purposes. This column explains how to register for a Personal Space and gives examples of what can be done on one.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Published November 3, 2015

Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

Multidisciplinary

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