Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Digital textbooks are growing in popularity

Digital textbooks are increasingly popular with French teachers, but 91 % of them do not want the paper textbook to disappear, according to a survey carried out last summer by TNS-SOFRES and made public last week. Two-thirds of digital textbook users believe that the two products will coexist with more differences and complementarity within 3 to 5 years.

Better at math, worse at science and reading

Quebec secondary school students are the best in the country in mathematics, according to the 2010 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program report, the results of which were released yesterday.

International scientific conference on ICT in education

(Press release) We are proud to host in Montreal on May 3 and 4, 2012 the International Scientific Symposium on ICT in Education: Assessment, Current Issues and Future Perspectives.

From victim to superhero against bullying

Last April, young Maxime Collard, 12, and his mother, Isabelle Marchand, organized a big march in Sorel-Tracy in order to denounce bullying at school. Today, they will both receive the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Tolerance Prize, awarded by the Tolerance Foundation.

New educational software evaluated

(Press release) In this edition of the LÉ Nouvelles press release, find two columns on the interactive digital board: -Interactive digital boards and ICT profiling; -Digital resources for interactive digital boards.

ICT and learning disabilities: student needs first!

Technology can help children with learning disabilities provided they are well suited to their needs. Infobourg discussed this issue with Jean Chouinard, educational advisor at the Commission scolaire de Montréal and resource person at the RÉCIT national service in special education.

Technology step by step

Guiding teachers step by step in order to help them integrate technologies into their teaching is the objective of the ETAPe project set up by the Franco-Ontarian Center for Educational Resources (CFORP). The project arouses so much interest that the center does not meet the demand!

At school and at the cinema: 3D in the classroom

Put on 3D glasses when entering a science class? This is what nearly 400 pupils aged 10 to 13 did last year in seven European countries.

Video contest for English-speaking students

(Press release) CBC-Quebec is joining forces with those of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and several community groups in Quebec to sponsor a video competition to encourage English-speaking high school students to discover the history and heritage of their families and communities.

The sound of words

In her interactive webdocumentary The Sound of Words, director Catherine Therrien takes us into the world of young 16-year-old slammers from Cavelier high school in LaSalle.

TBI: the importance of training

An interactive whiteboard (IWB) is a bad investment if it is not accompanied by training allowing the teacher to adapt his pedagogy, according to Nadine Tanguay, consultant for the pedagogical development of IWB at the School Board. Chemin-du-Roy.

UNESCO Associated Schools of Quebec: launch of the 2012-2013 call for applications

(Press release) The Secretariat of the Network of Associated Schools of UNESCO in Quebec has launched the 2012-2013 call for applications to Quebec schools wishing to join this Network open to the world.

Science and Technology: Mentors Wanted

(Press release) The FAST project is an exceptional opportunity to participate in the next generation of science and technology while promoting academic perseverance. How to contribute? By becoming the mentor of a 4th year secondary student as part of an internship in a company.

The government wants to train small entrepreneurs

Creation of twenty entrepreneurial primary schools, establishment of an entrepreneurship-study program in 10 secondary schools, and development of an entrepreneurial project in seven other secondary schools, the government wants to give students the business kick.

The most techno class in the country

Six interactive whiteboards for the group, one laptop computer per student and adapted furniture, this is what is offered to about thirty young people in secondary one from Dalbé-Viau school in Lachine. It would be the first secondary school to offer such a class in Canada.

SCOOP! Learning with the news is a source of ideas for activities and discussions around international news

Teachers, you will no longer be short of ideas to prepare activities related to the social universe for the rest of the school year. Take out an annual subscription to the international version of SCOOP! for you, your establishment or your school board before December 15, 2011 and obtain a 40% discount on the regular price.

Competitions for students

Writing a story with the popular youth author Bryan Perro, the "father" of Amos Daragon, or with another Canadian author, this is the project proposed by the Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF).

Study day on the impact of digital technology in learning

(Press release) The Quebec Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Council is pleased to organize a study day on the impact of digital technology in learning.

Digital tablets in vogue in elementary school

Children are increasingly young technos and several schools have decided to join the dance by offering iPads to children from kindergarten.

SylvainEtLulu.com, favorite site!

(Press release) The SylvainEtLulu.com site has been selected to appear as a “favorite” in the annual Guide to 500 Websites for Success at School.

Back in the past!

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