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Managing Smartphone Distraction with Apps

Published September 5, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. While the debate rages on about the place of these devices in classrooms, those teachers that want to help students to self-regulate their cell phone usage can tell them about a couple of apps designed to limit distraction.

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Accelerated Learning with Smartphones in Physics

Published August 28, 2018  |  Physics

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb published an in-depth report which included some considerations when teachers are deciding whether to allow or restrict the use of smartphones in class. At John Abbott College, some physics teachers have found a unexpected way to leverage their student’s penchant for smartphone use by incorporating these devices as tools to teach core concepts in Physics.

Real Life Stories

A Digital Laboratory Notebook Within Moodle

Published September 12, 2016  |  Chemistry

Josée Debigaré Teacher, Cégep de Lévis

The laboratory notebook is indispensable within many scientific disciplines, as it constitutes the "memory of an experiment." The content is traditionally written by hand in a spiral-bound notebook. The observations,  measurements, calculations and results are recorded in a chronological and permanent fashion in the notebook. With the development of computing and the widespread use of digital tools, the laboratory notebooks are, little by little, transforming into scrapbooks.

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

Published February 1, 2015  |  English (Second Language)

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

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!

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The Smartphone in Class: The Potential of Mentimeter

Published January 31, 2017  |  Chemistry

Basile Tchize Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

An enthusiast of active pedagogical approaches, I like the possibilities that technologies offer for my pedagogical practices. I will share with you my experience of a pedagogical use of cell phones in class with Mentimeter. This was a very enriching experience for my teaching in chemistry. I also gave a presentation to my colleagues during a pedagogical meeting and to my colleagues of the college network in the form of a workshop given during a thematic day offered by the ACPQ (Association des collèges privés du Québec), June 1st, 2016.

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An Experiment Using the Accelerometers of Smartphones to Prepare for The Study of Magnetism and Develop 3D Reasoning

Published November 5, 2020  |  Physics

Chris Isaac Larnder Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College
Faïza Nebia Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Physics teachers, are you looking for a way to help your students visualise vectors in three-dimensional space? We would like to share a protocol for a laboratory experiment (that works both on campus and at a distance). We use this experiment in the Electricity and Magnetism course of the Science Program as an introduction to the study of the phenomena related to magnetism.

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Exploring Pedagogically Sound Practices for the Use of Smartphones

Published February 28, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Anick Legault Teacher, Dawson College
Alex Lussier Research Assistant, Cégep André-Laurendeau

We, the Adaptech Research Network, are looking at pedagogically-sound ways to use students’ smartphones in post-secondary teaching. Thanks to funding from the Entente Canada-Québec, we have had the last 2 terms to learn more about this topic. The first step in our research was to observe, so it was back to school for Laura King as she entered Anick Legault’s Introductory Psychology class to see how she was using this technology with her students.

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Laboratory Procedures Taught Through an Interactive Course

Published November 24, 2013  |  Physics

Éric Laflamme Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit
Benoît Villeneuve Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Éric Laflamme and Benoît Villeneuve, of Collège Édouard-Montpetit, have created an interactive course on measurement and experimental uncertainty in labs. This course involved the creation of a new online platform allowing students to develop laboratory skills, which has been given at two cegeps within the Montreal region.

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"Repeat After Me" Moodle's Language Laboratory

Published May 12, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The DECclic Corporation's François Lizotte discusses OWLL (OOHOO Web-based Language Lab), a Moodle module designed for language labs.

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Inviting Technology Along to the Gym or Your Favourite Sporting Activities

Published September 26, 2017  |  Physical Education

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

In the fall of 2016, the VTE (Vitrine technologie-éducation) launched a laboratory on the universe of technology in sports. This article was inspired by the various steps of the laboratory and proposes additional resources.

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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

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 Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
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

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