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“You’re Welcome” – The New Flipped-approach Tool for Extra English Practice

Published August 24, 2017  |  English (Second Language)

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angie Stevens Educational Advisor, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

The Modern Languages Department at Cégep Limoilou has developed a new interactive website called “You’re Welcome”, which provides complementary English activities for program specific English courses in general education. In addition to the website, in-person workshops are held twice a week. Three different programs were targeted for this project, all related to the service industries:

Real Life Stories

“Video Selfies” in Class

Published October 27, 2015  |  Mathematics

Charles Laporte Teacher, Collège LaSalle

The idea to suggest to my students that they use their mobile device to make videos came to me while I was presenting the solution to a problem in my Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry class. I wanted to let the students put mathematics operations into their own words, so that they could verbalize what they were thinking and explain the solution while they were doing it. Doing this with a paper-based assignment seemed a bit too laborious. Instead, why not try to use a selfie video (filming themselves)? This also allowed me to touch on one of the higher levels of competency in Bloom’s Taxonomy (we moved from working on matrices to explaining and even analysing these operations while in the process of resolving them).

Real Life Stories

“Just-In-Time Flipped Classroom” Pedagogy in Biology

Published February 2, 2016  |  Biology

Sophie Dion Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Félicien

For a few years now, I have noticed the necessity of adjusting the teaching methods I use with the students in the Animal Health Technology program. This is most apparent in the Cells and Genetics course in biology, which is taught during the first semester.

Digital Tools

linkr: Student Interaction and Collaboration without Boundaries

Published August 16, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Active learning, distance learning, and personalized learning (whether or not integrated in a flipped or blended learning approach) are pedagogical methods that need little to no introduction. The opportunities and benefits they offer have been documented in many a Profweb article or real-life story over the yearslinkr, a teaching platform and global network of teachers and students, takes these concepts to the next level while making them easy for teachers to integrate into curricula. Cofounded by Humanities teacher Gabriel Flacks (Champlain College St-Lambert) and partners Gregory Mattei, Antoine Ricquebourg and Pierre-Olivier Bonin, linkr harnesses the power of technology to remove the physical boundaries between students and teachers around the world.

Real Life Stories

Zotero: How to Seduce in Methodology

Published February 28, 2017  |  Human Sciences

Dany Thibault Teacher, Collège Montmorency

This Real Life Story is a translation from the original French version, published in October 2014. It is being published in English now, as part of our series of articles highlighting open source resources and free educational software, in light of the ADTE symposium being held on March 15, 2017.

Real Life Stories

Zotero – A New Paradigm for Citation

Published December 7, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Denis Côté Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence
Daniel Perreault Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

Five years ago, when Denis saw that Zotero was free and developed by a university, he realized that it was not like a lot of software that comes from a start-up company where you don’t know whether it’s going to be there in two years or whether they have a bare bones free version, and then you have to pay for full service. He also thought that the way that it was designed as a plugin in Firefox was the way to go! It’s really easy. With just one or two clicks, you get your references in. And you have a choice of referencing styles, as well as an integration with Word! He started to use it to collect some of his references in his courses. And then at a Social Sciences Department meeting one day, he talked about it and realized that our students should all begin to use it!

Articles

Your Vacation Views

Published June 2, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

We at Profweb couldn't sail into the summer sun without thanking those contributors, partners and colleagues who have made this year's success a reality. You'll see us again in the autumn, but we're looking to hear from you over the summer!

Articles
ICT Profile

You're Already Contributing to the Development of Your Students' IT and Technology Skills

Published October 21, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

The guide for developing an ICT integration plan in colleges presents a collection of skills related to research and information processing and presentation to be taken into consideration. There is a good chance that teachers are already integrating some of these skills into their courses. Using a simple grid, Nicole Perreault is asking teachers to identify those activities in order to improve the effectiveness of the guide.

Real Life Stories

Words of Experience on the Academic Use of Electronic Discussion Forums

Published September 20, 2009  |  Geography

Steve Boucher Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

Trying out an electronic forum for his geography class, Steve Boucher of the Collège de Lanaudière's Terrebonne campus tells us of the advantages that he's discovered using this communication tool and points out tips to promote student participation.

Real Life Stories

Wordle Works Wonders!

Published October 23, 2011  |  Social Sciences and Technologies

Patricia Murphy teacher - Social Services Department, Dawson College

One of the challenges facing Patricia Murphy is how to make student feedback explicit - both to herself and amongst her students. Wordle struck her as a great tool to capture the collective voice of students and she has used it as a way to help students contribute to a positive classroom environment.

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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.

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

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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