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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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Blogging for Newbies

Assigned listenings don't always interest everyone, and I wanted the individual students to make their own choices. Maybe by allowing them to explore the Internet and chronicle in a blog, their interest in a project would be kindled.

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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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We’re making a list and checking it twice!

As part of a collaborative laboratory course, the authors are creating an online cooperative science platform between students in the Gaspé and students at John Abbott. In order to test the use of both Google Docs and Moodle forums for writing an on-line collaborative lab report, a colleague was asked to conduct a two-week pilot study of the platforms.

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CMap Tools

CMap Tools is a free software that allows the creation of concept maps. CMapTools is easy to install and friendly user. It offers the possitility of collaboration working.

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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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UNESCO Thesaurus

The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled and structured list of terms used in subject analysis and retrieval of documents and publications in the fields of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information.

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Diigo - A Web Resource for Article Collection in Debate Preparation

This Profweb story presents how students can use the Diigo bookmarking tool to prepare a team discussion: share, index, comment, annotate, classify documentary resources and keep people informed. The use of Diigo has helped to increase the quality and consistency of oral speech.

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ICTs That Have a Positive Impact on Students with ADHD

This article describes technological tools available and examples of how their use can help students stay focused, get organized and have a positive impact on their academic lives, such as local management systems (Lea, Moodle), electronic agendas and ICT teaching methods that include visual aids. Encouraging collaboration through Google Docs, Office 365 or any cloud system is also mentionned. 

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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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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

Real Life Stories

Published November 30, 2017

Google Classroom to Support Sustainable Learning in the Dental Prosthesis Program

Julie Jacob Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

I teach in the Dental Prosthesis Program. During the winter session, I give the course Conception et confection de pièces squelettiques II to students in their 4th semester in the program. This course allows them to finish acquiring the skills essential for them to succeed the integration activity. However, the students do not have the opportunity to practice these skills between their 4th and 6th semester of studies. This means that 3rd year students sometimes have difficulty finding theoretical or practical notions from the year before. For this reason, I set out to find both, a way to ensure the safekeeping of course contents and a means of making the content easily accessible to the students.

Dental Technology

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