Monthly Archives: September, 2011

Super short scale rally at the Montreal Book Fair

To be won: 500 $ of short-scale books for the winner's class and 100 $ of short-scale books ...

Learn with gas and educational robots

Directing robots to destroy a machine or advancing a single-celled whale with its gas, these are games that will certainly attract the attention of teenagers. But contrary to appearances, these games are educational! “Designed for high school students, but strong enough for teachers,” it was argued yesterday at the launch of the Mécanika and SpatioPet games at UQAM.

The new Cosmodome is looking for seven young people for its first virtual mission

(Press release) Until October 28, young people from Quebec are called to participate in a competition to compose the first crew of the virtual space adventure of the new Cosmodome, in Laval.

A virtual team to create digital books

School books are being transformed and so are their creation. A community of 30 American French teachers has just launched a manual that is not only digital, but created in a virtual space.

St-Jean-Vianney College succumbs to iPads

The Collège Saint-Jean-Vianney, in Montreal, has decided to acquire this year 70 iPads which will be made available to teachers and students. From the start of the 2012 school year, all first secondary students will have one. Within five years, all 1,200 young people who attend the private establishment will have their own.

Social media: guide and training for students and their parents

After a year of reflection, Collège François-de-Laval, a private high school in Quebec City, concluded that it was better to educate students than to ban social media.

Ninth season for Sylvain and Lulu

(Press release) To underline the launch of their ninth season in solidarity, Sylvain and Lulu are donating 500 new volumes to the Permanent Youth Literature Fund that they have created in collaboration with the small municipal library of Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton. Located in the heart of the Estrie countryside, in Quebec, this fund will now provide children of the village and neighboring villages with more than 1,500 titles!

Reading Comprehension: Young Canadians Among the Best

Young Canadians are ranked 6th in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2009 International Program for the Monitoring of Learning (PISA) in reading with a score of 524 points. They are preceded by Shanghai (China), Korea, Finland, Hong-Kong (China) and Singapore. The average for OECD member countries is 493 points.

More young people read for fun in Canada

The number of 15-year-olds reading for pleasure is increasing slightly in the country. It went from 68 % in 2000 to 70 % in 2009. Canada is one of the few member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to show an increase. However, it is in 14th place among the countries where they are the most numerous to do so.

Social media popular with children… and their parents!

Young people are fond of social media and it seems that this interest is contagious. Indeed, more and more parents are also there!

Transforming 21st Century Classrooms

(Press release) For the first time in Quebec, Discovery Education, in collaboration with the Lester-B.-Pearson Commission (CSLBP), is offering a free and interactive development day, specially designed for Canadian educators.

Choose the techno show: register your class!

(Press release) On October 27, the Montreal Science Center will be the setting for the Choosing the Technos show, bringing together more than 30 exhibitors ...

Another iCl @ sse at Wilfrid-Bastien school

For the past two years, half of the students at Wilfrid-Bastien school, in the Saint-Léonard borough in Montreal, have been delighted to be among the lucky ones to study in the iCl @ sse. The others looked at them longingly. But this year, all the children are delighted since a second iCl @ sse is being set up!

The 2011 Rugby World Cup

From September 9 to October 23, 2011, New Zealand is hosting the 7th Rugby World Cup. Do you know this sport well?

New cuts to education

Quebec is preparing to cut 800 million $ in its budget, including approximately 200 million $ in education. The ministry would pay most of the bill, around 77 million $ according to Le Devoir. Of this amount, 65 million $ would come from the primary and secondary sectors while 30 million $ would be taken from the college network.

A brand new techno lab at Cavelier-De-LaSalle high school

A group of students continuing their cycle at Cavelier-De-LaSalle high school in LaSalle have had enough of missing keys on keyboards and computers in poor condition, even downright broken. The teens applied for Future Shop's Techno lab Future Generation program and their school received a grant of 50,000 $!

Distance school for sick children

Each year, 6,000 young French people who are sick or injured continue their education with the help of the Home Educational Assistance Service. Since the beginning of 2011, in addition to receiving help from a teacher at home, students can also follow their lessons through videoconferencing!

Mobile devices for a life-size educational game

Exploiting mobility in a serious game, this is the project on which researchers from Laval University have been working since 2008. This fall, a first group of teenagers will finally be able to test the GeoÉduc 3D prototype.

UQAR: a lab dedicated to the integration of ICT in education

By the end of the fall, the Université du Québec à Rimouski will have completed the development of a laboratory dedicated to the integration of new information technologies into teaching. Future teachers and teachers from the Commission scolaire des Phares will be able to benefit from the facilities to experiment with new writing and reading materials.

European children will give their name to the constellation of Galileo satellites

(Communiqué) The child who has drawn the best drawing on the theme of space or aeronautics in each Member State will give his name to a satellite in the Galileo program. The first two satellites, scheduled for launch on October 20, will bear the names of the young winners from Belgium (Thijs) and Bulgaria (Natalia), where the competition was already organized a few months ago. On September 1, the European Commission launched the competition in the 25 other Member States in order to be able to name the satellites which will be launched until 2019. Children between the ages of 9 and 11 can participate.

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