Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Groupe Média TFO launches the second edition of the Multimedia School Prize

(News release) Ontario schools are equipped with cutting edge technology to now offer a multimedia learning environment for young people. Groupe Média TFO contributes to this trend by promoting the use of technology in the classroom. Indeed, through its tfo.org/education site, TFO offers teachers: games, videos, mobile apps and printable guides. In order to encourage and promote the innovative work of teachers, Groupe Média TFO is launching, for the second year in a row, the TFO Multimedia award in schools, aimed at recognizing the successes obtained in the use of multimedia resources in their educational strategies.

An international celebration of jazz

UNESCO celebrated the first International Jazz Day on April 30. Let's take the opportunity to get to know this style of music and its famous artists better.

Virtual trip around the world

Biologist and filmmaker Jean Lemire left the port of Gaspé on April 18 aboard the Sedna IV for a 1,000-day mission around the planet. Teachers and their students will therefore be invited to follow the journey of the crew on the Internet, heading for the Azores and then setting out to Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Panama and Costa Rica.

Educational software

(Press release) How, through the multitude of educational resources available on the Web, find the one that could correspond to your needs? How reliable is it, what is its validity?

The winners of the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec

(Press release) Almost 260,000 $ in prizes were awarded this afternoon during the closing ceremony of the 34th Hydro-Quebec Super Expo-sciences, Quebec 2012 final in Sherbrooke.

On the educational web this week

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

XO computers: limited effects

The effect of XO computers, distributed to students from disadvantaged backgrounds by the organization One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), has limited effects, according to a study carried out in Peruvian schools and recently published by the Inter American Development Bank, reports the Adjective project.

London Olympics

The London Summer Olympics will officially begin on July 27, 2012, and end on August 12. We are already preparing to follow this colorful event!

Trendy youth more likely to gamble

Adolescents are more and more connected and this represents a major risk for the practice of gambling online, according to researchers from the University of Sherbrooke.

Time to revise?

There are about two months left before the end of the school year, but some parents are already thinking about the revision, either in view of the end-of-year exams, or to prevent the children from losing control during the summer.

Neighbors Day: June 2, happiness is in the street

(Press release) A zest of good humor, a pinch of organization and a few chairs: all it takes to participate in Neighbors Day, the 7th edition of which will be celebrated across Quebec on June 2!

Statistics Canada abolishes its education support program

The education support program put in place by Statistics Canada ten years ago will end in June. Nevertheless, the educational material developed will continue to be offered by the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) and the Mathematical Society of Canada (SMC).

Ubisoft Montreal launches Academia

(Press release) Ubisoft Montreal announces Academia, a group of programs whose mission is to encourage the next generation of Quebecers by exposing 12 to 25 year olds to the trades and production methods of video games through learning activities.

Family week: a thoughtful homework break

(Press release) Take part in the Quebec Family Week from May 14 to 20, 2012.

On the educational web this week

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

Don't touch my teacher

In 2010, a survey carried out by the Autonomous Federation of Education (FAE) indicated that 85 % teachers claimed to be victims of psychological or verbal violence. Half claimed to have been the victim of physical violence. The FAE, which brings together nine education unions, yesterday launched a centralized register to document cases of violence at school.

Music is invited (for free!) At school

In France, the Ministry of National Education and the association Tous pour la musique have just launched a new site to promote musical education for children in nursery and elementary schools.

Computer writing: better spelling, poorer syntax

Thanks to the correctors in word processing software, young people make fewer spelling mistakes when writing on the computer. However, syntax errors are more common. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by Simon Collin, professor of language teaching at UQAM.

The Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation invites young people to meet the river

(Press release) The Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation recently launched a new educational kit: My river and me: a date for the St. Lawrence, in the presence of Mr. Régis Labeaume, president of the Metropolitan Community of Quebec and mayor of Quebec .

Learning differently in the digital age

Very conservative, the French school is today against the meaning of the values of society, according to the politician Jean-Michel Fourgous, responsible for the modernization of the school by the digital in France. He believes that traditional knowledge is no longer sufficient to respond to the increasing complexity of society.

Back in the past!

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

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