Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Integrate literary works into an educational environment

(Press release) The Corporation de la Médiathèque maskoutaine invites you to its conference, hosted by author and journalist Claire Caron, which will take place on Thursday, April 5 at the Sainte-Rosalie library in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Kindergarten attentive, lifelong attentive

Attention kids in kindergarten are more likely to be attentive again… once in the workforce! This is what emerges from a study carried out by Linda Pagani, professor and researcher at the University of Montreal and at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center.

School transport safety campaign

(Press release) The Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ) is pleased to be associated with the 24th School Transportation Safety Campaign organized by the Association du transport écolier du Québec (ATEQ) which will take place from January 30 to February 10 2012 and which has for theme M'as-tu vu?

Technologies help students learn

What do 40 years of studies tell us about the impact of technology in the classroom? When computers are used as a medium for instruction, technology has a slight to moderate positive impact on learning and attitude.

On the educational web this week

Here are some stories, blog posts and other links that caught our attention over the past week.

The impact of technologies is of concern

Young people are more and more connected, a situation that greatly concerns many stakeholders, including the education community, notes the Direction de santé publique de Montréal. It identified the main impacts of Internet use among school-aged youth in a recently published report.

A chair to stimulate young people's interest in science and technology

(News release) Fewer and fewer Quebecers are choosing to study science and technology, despite favorable employment prospects and growing market demand. However, an abundant and competent succession in this field is essential to guarantee the economic prosperity of the company. In this context, how can we motivate young people to opt for a scientific career?

Detect cheaters ... multilingual

Completing homework by copying translations of documents is now more risky for students. The Turnitin company has just launched a new technology that can detect potentially plagiarized content after being translated.

Small school will become big

(previous section) Émilie Bordeleau would certainly feel less alone in her small row school in Saint-Tite if she had lived today. Since 2002, the project ...

It's a small world after all!

(previous section) Disney probably couldn't imagine how small the world really was when they chose this now famous ritornello. More ... than...

School ... without a school

(previous section) A school without classrooms? The project is underway in British Columbia. The province, through 50 virtual schools, already offers ...

The tools

(previous section) Teaching and carrying out projects in a virtual environment requires the use of different tools according to specific needs: dissemination of information, exchange, ...


(previous section) Technologies are completely disrupting the way we teach and learn. Today, distance is less and less of an obstacle ...

Schools without borders… or almost!

A joint file from Infobourg and Carrefour education. Will the school of the future still have walls? Either way, today's school walls are less and less of a barrier to discovery, learning and collaboration. Not only does the Internet provide access to a phenomenal amount of information, but web 2.0 also allows enriching exchanges.

Girls and science, an electrifying duo!

(Press release) On February 18, this will be the 13th edition of “Girls and science, an electrifying duo! », A great thematic day designed to introduce secondary 2 and 3 teenagers to the exact nature of scientific and technological professions and the studies that lead to them.

Apple attacks textbooks

The American company Apple wants school books to be replaced by its iPads in schoolchildren's backpacks.

Web-based assessment and student integrity

(Press release) REFAD will hold its conference under the theme "Web evaluation and student integrity" on May 3 and 4, 2012, at the PUR hotel located at 395 rue de la Couronne in Quebec City.

On the educational web this week

Here are some stories, blog posts and other links that caught our attention over the past week.

Sites closed to protest

The English version of the free encyclopedia Wikipedia was closed all day yesterday in protest against two US bills: Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). According to the CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation, Sue Gardner, these two laws "would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia".

(Advertorial) Interactive resources for TBI… more than projection!

For a few years now, interactive whiteboards (IWBs) have appeared in classrooms. Different types of resources for use with TBI are now available on the market, ranging from a simple static PDF to project to interactive activities designed for this dynamic tool. Always on the lookout for innovations in teaching and learning, the CFORP is a leader in the production of interactive resources in French for use with TBI in the classroom.

Back in the past!

Have fun re-reading these articles drawn at random from our archives!

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