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12 Things students can do with their phones in class, other than texting

Published April 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

We have heard a lot about the negative effects of cell phones in the classroom. Most teachers will agree that texting, social networking and using other online communication apps on their smartphones will interfere with college students’ learning. However, many teachers do not realise the potential of these powerful devices in education.

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Reviewing for the Exam…and Having Fun!

Published November 16, 2016  |  Psychology

Andrée Roussel Teacher, Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon

The Poll Everywhere tool is very useful in many aspects of my teaching. It's a free on-line tool that allows you to create questionnaires that students can answer in real time with a cell phone, computer or tablet. In collaboration with Mathieu Cyr, Teaching Intern at the Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon and Postgraduate student at the Université Laval. 

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Is technology really the solution for educating our kids?

Published December 18, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

We can’t escape technology’s creeping tide. The younger generation has grown up accepting this new order of things as normal. Even confirmed traditionalists are seen surreptitiously conversing on cell phones. Has this change been revolutionary or evolutionary?

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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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Learn Science with Educational Robotics

Published June 1, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

With electronic devices making their way into our daily lives (remote controls, office equipment, appliances, toys, smart phones, cars, etc.), even robots have started to leave the shop floors of automotive manufacturers where they have been confined and relegated to repetitive tasks for a number of years now.

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3 Platforms to Create Video-Based Tasks that Actively Engage Students

Published January 18, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

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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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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Unlocking Research Everywhere

Published September 1, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Haché Library Coordinator, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

The library at Champlain Saint-Lambert has an amazing support from our campus director, Don Shewan. Knowing there were grants available, he came to me a couple of years ago looking for a project idea from the library. I came up with the idea to develop more information literacy tools and videos. Given the impact that we had with our students’ academic successes from that project, I can now expect a phone call asking, “Do you have a project?” whenever funds are available. I therefore need to keep scanning the blogosphere and twittersphere for trends in academic librarianship. This keeps ideas with respect to different technology related projects that could help not only our students but also other colleges and libraries within the province simmering on the back burner.

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Turning Macroeconomics Around

Published October 6, 2013  |  Economics

Cheryl Jenkins Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Cheryl Jenkins' students, products of the educational reform, were missing reading and math skills required for the basic understanding of Macroeconomics. She knew that a redesign of the course material would make the content manageable and meaningful for her students.

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Evernote and Teaching

Published September 21, 2014  |  Chemistry

Carole Emilie Baddour, PhD Teacher, Collégial international Sainte-Anne

Like all addictions, it started innocently. I heard so much talk about Evernote from others, that my journey simply began out of curiosity. I wanted to know for myself what it was and how to use it. A few years ago, I started using Evernote for my personal affairs and I fell in love. It was such a powerful organizational tool and I was hooked. Evernote allowed me to have everything I could possibly need (such as documents, audio files, annotations and website clippings) stored in once place and synced across every device I used. I loved Evernote so much in my personal life that I decided to bring it into my chemistry classes.

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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

Digital Tools

Published April 6, 2014

Profweb’s Web Space

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

Profweb provides a web environment to college network teachers to enable them to create and upload various educational resources.

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Published January 15, 2018

Classroom Management in the Digital Era (Part 1): Balancing Consistency and Tolerance

Jean-Luc Trussart Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption

What should teachers do with smartphones, tablets and computers in their class? Is it more sensible to ban them, manage their use or integrate them into learning activities? For many teachers, the omnipresence of mobile devices raises questions about how to react when faced with potential distractions. Many teachers wonder whether they should intervene - and how. Regardless of your level of experience in teaching, it can be interesting to explore different strategies in order to ensure a certain consistency between your pedagogical practice and your classroom management style.

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