Monthly Archives: May, 2010

The tractor unleashed ... by passionate students

Montreal - The teams of high school inventors who stood out in the regional finals will participate in the Quebec final of the 20th edition of the Inventive Engineering Challenge on June 5 at the Montreal Science Center.

Portable classes: from St-Léonard to Yaoundé

Montreal - Quebec is far from being the only region in the world where we are wondering about the integration of ICT in education. During the Odyssey of portable classes… from elementary to post-secondary, presented within the framework of the 78th ACFAS congress at the University of Montreal, several speakers came to present their projects.

Laptops at university: panacea or scourge?

Montreal - HEC Montreal has been requiring its students to purchase a laptop computer for 14 years. Universities that require laptops are however an exception in Quebec. Some professors at the University of Montreal have taken an interest in the use of laptops by students of the Faculty of Education. Are our future teachers laptop pros?

Portable classes in Quebec

Montreal - Researchers and teachers are ready to take stock, ten years after the arrival of portable classes in Quebec schools. On May 11, around thirty of them gathered during the Odyssey of portable classes… colloquium from elementary to post-secondary organized as part of the 78th ACFAS congress which took place at the University of Montreal.

Odyssey of portable classes ... from elementary to post-secondary

It was within the framework of the Odyssey of portable classes ... from primary to post-secondary, presented at the 78th ACFAS congress, that various speakers ...

Technology replaces the blackboard

SAINT-PACÔME / RIVIÈRE-OUELLE - Who would have said that one day the good old blackboard would be threatened by technology? It is however the case. Its rival, an interactive electronic board, appeals to students who find many advantages in it.

Researchers recruit primary school teachers

Quebec - More than one in five teachers leaves the profession before reaching five years of experience. Why? A team of researchers seeks to understand. To do this, elementary school teachers in Quebec, they need you.

What is phonological awareness? And the importance of working it at a young age.

Phonological awareness is not a method of reading. Phonological awareness is the awareness that words are made up of phonemes or sounds. In French, there are about 36 phonemes that can be arranged to form any word in the language. Phonological awareness makes it possible to perceive, divide and manipulate the sound units of language such as the syllable, the rhyme and the phoneme.

Digital Reading in New Brunswick

Fredericton - In Fredericton, New Brunswick, sixteen students (eight in 5th grade and eight in 7th grade) enrolled in a French immersion program in School District 8 have been reading eBooks since February 2010 and then sharing their impressions of reading within a literary circle.

Statistics Canada wants to adapt to students

Statistics Canada wants to improve its educational resources on his website. To do this, the organization wants to obtain feedback from students from Secondary 1 to the first year of CEGEP (Grades 7 to 12).

Digital generation: for a sociology of cyberspace

On May 10 and 11, 2010, the Digital Generation: For a Sociology of Cyberspace was held as part of the 78th Congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir, at the University of Montreal. Representatives of Infobourg were on site and we present to you a report of the various discussions.

Cs need support

Montreal - We've been talking about the Xs and Ys for a long time, but now the Cs are emerging. The C generation is increasingly present in workplaces and dominate in schools.

Young people and privacy on the Internet

Montreal - Madeleine Pastinelli, sociologist at Laval University, feels uneasy at the loud cries of certain experts who denounce the narcissism of young people on the Internet and more particularly on Facebook. According to her, their interpretation does not take into account all practices.

Commit to the era of web 2.0

Montreal - The spaces of engagement have changed, observe Sandra Rodriguez and Anne Goldberg, doctoral students in sociology at the University of Montreal. Young people vote little, adhere less to traditional political parties and make little use of traditional media to share political messages.

The umbilical cell phone for teens

Montreal - We all know young people who cannot let go of their cellphones. Their cell phone is like a member of their body, and they feel like they are devastated without it. It is out of personal curiosity towards this phenomenon that Marguerite Soulière, professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Ottawa, decided to take a scientific look at it.

Belong to a virtual community

Montreal - Young immigrants make extensive use of online social networks to maintain a connection with their community of origin. This is the observation of Céline Friche and Hans-Olivier Poirier-Grenier, who carried out a study on the role of the feeling of belonging in social networks on the Internet.

Dyslexia: overcoming reading difficulties

Canada - Learning to read is not easy. Imagine when learning disabilities get involved. What if the difficulties persist… Dyslexia, a specific reading disorder, is a challenge at all ages.

Let's demystify learning disabilities

Canada - According to Statistics Canada, a child on a school bus has a learning disability. Yet the public does not seem to be well informed about what learning disabilities really are. A look at the causes, detection and forms of help.

SOS DEVOIRS serving 6 to 12 year olds

Montreal - SOS DEVOIRS, a homework help tool, is added to the web portal of Montreal public libraries.

TBI: Immediate effect on student attention

Magog - At École Brassard - St-Patrice de Magog (Commission scolaire des Sommets), the interactive whiteboard was installed in the multimedia room at the end of April 2009. Since then, Sylvie Martel, communication class teacher at the first cycle of elementary school, try to bring your dozen students there as often as possible.

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