By 2016, the majority of classrooms in Quebec will be equipped with an interactive whiteboard (IWB) thanks to the government's “School 2.0: the connected classroom” measure. The challenge of appropriating the tool and its pedagogical integration is very real. In this perspective, a new collection of books could provide good support for teachers.
(News release) The media play an important role in our society. Print and electronic media, private or public media, social media… The “news” is an integral part of our lives. In education, its role is all the more important as the subject concerns us all.
Parents who eat every lunchtime with their children, employers who easily free their employees to offer workshops at school… The ecological city of Ham-Nord, in the Bois-Francs, was built around from his school!
Grade 6 Ontarians developed a tourism iPhone app for the town of Dundas. Recently, their project won the Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Education from the Canadian Education Association.
Greece is going through very difficult times. The country is invited to clean up its finances to avoid bankruptcy. This cleaning is done to the detriment of the inhabitants, while many believe that politicians do not cut where they should. What's happening?
Not all games are created equal, both from an educational and entertainment standpoint. That said, several "serious" quality games have emerged and this would only be the beginning, according to Emmanuel Mandart, who is currently writing his master's thesis on the subject at the University of Montreal.
Many schools install filters and adopt policies prohibiting or restricting networked devices in the classroom. This would be a mistake according to a study carried out by the Media Awareness Network. According to her, these measures would be an obstacle to the development of students' judgment and to learning about responsible use.
In December, all teachers at Jean-Eudes Private College in Montreal were equipped with iPads. In September, all students from the first to the third secondary will have to have the Apple tablet. At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, all young people in the school will have one.
(Press release) On the sidelines of Hooked on School Days, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal is pleased to launch the 2012 edition of Operation Back to School (ORÉ), which will take place from March 1 to April 30. .
(Press release) De Marque is proud to be associated with the Papillons en fête event, which will be held from February 18 to April 9, 2012 at Hamel in L'Ancienne-Lorette. This 14th edition is entirely dedicated to the discovery and awareness of nature and will allow thousands of children to visit a greenhouse filled with butterflies from all over the world.
(Press release) The TRIOOMPH Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate dreams and academic success among young people by promoting effort and perseverance, is pleased to announce the successful implementation of its “Pilot Your Success” program in 33 secondary schools in Quebec and the conclusion of a major partnership with Michelin Canada.
(Press release) The Premier of Quebec, Jean Charest, and the Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Line Beauchamp, released on Sunday the new Government Strategy for the mobilization of Quebec society in order to fight bullying and violence at school.