Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Media Awareness Network becomes MediaSmarts

After 16 years, the Media Awareness Network has chosen a new image for itself. The Canadian Center for Media Education and Digital Literacy becomes MediaSmarts and offers a completely revamped site.

Online museums: teachers too overwhelmed

Canadian museums offer many educational resources on the Internet, but many Quebec teachers say they lack the time or equipment to benefit their students. This is what emerges from an online survey conducted by Maryse Paquin, professor in the department of studies in leisure, culture and tourism at the University of Trois-Rivières.

The ancestor of domestic horses would be 160,000 years old

According to genetic analyzes, the ancestor of our domestic horses appeared 160,000 years ago in eastern Eurasia. Let's discover this fantastic animal that is the horse.

Technology in the classroom: some challenges at the college level

Young people attending CEGEP are mostly connected, but integrating technology into classes still poses challenges, shows a study carried out last spring by researchers from the University of Montreal and HEC with more than 30,000 CEGEP students. .

Laurent V. Joli-Coeur wins the highest distinction in Canada for his discovery of the shadow of Jupiter

(Press release) Laurent V. Joli-Coeur, one of 40 young people from the Quebec delegation sponsored by Merck, won the Best Project Award at the 51st Canada-Wide Science Fair, along with a 10,000 $ grant awarded by Research in Motion.

Family programming!

Learning to program as a family is the idea behind “coding taste”, a French concept!

Happy at school, a crazy idea?

(Press release) The Apel, Association of parents of free education pupils, is organizing its XVII congress on June 1, 2 and 3 in Clermont-Ferrand. 1,500 delegates are expected to participate in the debates on the theme: “Happy at school, a crazy idea? Let's invent the school of tomorrow. "

Young Montrealers express themselves through video and celebrate an innovative project

(Press release) More than 300 people participated in the third edition of the Clip ton 514 gala. During this evening, which took place at the Marie Gérin Lajoie room of UQAM, the director general of regional operations of the Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities, Ms. Charlotte Poirier, and UQÀM's Vice-President for Public Affairs and Governmental and International Relations, Ms. Chantal Bouvier, presented the prize for best documentary to the young people of Saint-Henri school and that of the best fiction to the participants of the Maison des Jeunes de la Côte-des-Neiges.

On the educational web this week

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

A quarter of vulnerable children in kindergarten

Nearly one in four students would be vulnerable in at least one area of their development when entering kindergarten, according to the most recent bulletin from the Institut de la statistique du Québec carried out on the basis of the longitudinal study of the development of children. children of the province.

Technological projects sought

For a file that will be drafted by the end of June, Infobourg would like to know your best technopedagogical projects carried out in class this year. You can send us a short description of your project or a link to info@ecolebranchee.com. Thank you!

The fight against homophobia at school

As part of the International Day Against Homophobia, last week, a secondary school was awarded and a new educational tool was launched.

A challenge full of ImagiNation

Last week, 39 teams from seven elementary schools of the Val-des-Cerfs school board took part in the Destination ImagiNation challenge, at Joseph-Hermas-Leclerc school in Granby.

Prevent depression and suicide through education

(Communiqué) In Quebec, between 5 % and 10 % of young people will suffer from depression during their adolescence. This mental illness is also the leading cause of dropping out of school and one of the main risk factors related to suicide.

Prevent learning difficulties from an early age

In Quebec, in 2006, a third of young people aged 16 to 25 did not have the minimum literacy skills to cope with the demands of everyday life and work. However, preventing learning difficulties from the age of one could help children not to be included in this statistic.

Home Education Symposium

(Press release) The Quebec Association for Home Education is proud to invite you to its 2012 symposium on Saturday, June 2 at Rosemont College located at 6400, 16th avenue, Montreal (Quebec), H1X 2S9.

School boards in action to improve student success and perseverance

(Press release) The Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ) is proud to make public the report of the 1st year of implementation of the action plan For a renewal of school boards.

On the educational web this week

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

Different jobs to counter plagiarism

Making plagiarism uninteresting to students by offering them different work, this is the strategy proposed by Sonia Morin and Catherine Vallières, from the teaching support service of the University of Sherbrooke as part of the symposium of the Francophone education network remote from Canada.

Reading and writing 2.0

Web 2.0 opens the door to new possibilities in reading and writing, both at the elementary and secondary levels, but it also poses new challenges for teachers. Chenelière Éducation has just published Reading and Writing 2.0, a book that explores literacy in the age of the internet and social media.

Back in the past!

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

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