(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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
(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.
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.
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.
(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 .
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.