Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Infobourg on vacation!

The Infobourg completes its 2011-2012 animation year. Thank you for following us so faithfully and for sharing in your networks the news relayed by our passionate team of education and technologies. During the summer, new articles and press releases will be distributed, although a little less assiduously! That said, please continue to send us your reporting suggestions to info@ecolebranchee.com

On the educational web this week

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

Tech projects to motivate students

In the elementary and secondary schools of the province, projects integrating technologies are more and more numerous. Some are made with next to nothing while others require the heavy artillery to be taken out. Whatever the case, they all have in common to introduce students to different computer tools, to promote the development of new skills and above all to arouse the motivation of the class!

Gambling is serious

(Previous page) Learning while having fun is much more enjoyable. The idea is not new, the concept was already mentioned in the 15th century! What is less ...

What does it give?

(Previous page) “What does that give? As Yvon Deschamps would say. The question is legitimate. Knowing why they did something is definitely more stimulating. Discover that ...


(Previous page) All these projects do not constitute an exhaustive list of the many technopedagogical initiatives carried out in schools each year. Some teachers are very ...

Parents included

(Previous page) The significant positive impact of parents' involvement in the academic success and motivation of their child has been demonstrated time and time again. One...

Collaborate with the world

(Previous page) Working in a team with students from another school is also very motivating for young people. An exercise as simple as a correspondence by ...

Performing in public

(Previous page) Social media is very popular with young people. Not surprisingly, several teachers are giving them more and more space in ...

Projects… winning!

(Previous page) The prospect of competing against other young people or getting their hands on a prize may cause some students to provide a ...

More money demanded by school boards

In recent weeks, several stakeholders in the education community have denounced the cuts of $ 150 million imposed on school boards for the year 2012-2013.

This summer, I will be of use to my community!

Summer vacation is about to begin ... But that's no reason to devote all of your free time just to your own hobbies! Anyone can help to do something useful.

Clascience: science and technology in the classroom

Building an electric vehicle, discovering how an airplane flies or understanding the solar system, these are the experiences that the Clascience program offers to children in grades 3 to 6 of elementary school. The goal: to counter dropping out and stimulate young people's interest in science and technology careers.

The new version of the Clicfrançais educational tool is now available

(Press release) CTREQ officially presents the new version of its Clicfrançais tool for students and teachers. Changes were made to the 2004 version in order to offer customers a product adapted to the latest technologies. The 2012 edition aims to learn French in an environment that complies with the Work-Oriented Training Path (PFAE) program.

Venus passed in front of the sun

On June 6, the planet Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun, a phenomenon that occurs rarely. Let's take a closer look at this event.

The student-teacher relationship is important for academic success

The relationship between a student and his teacher is a key factor in academic success, especially among the youngest. However, the quality of this varies according to the sex, the economic situation and the behavior of the children. This is what emerges from analyzes of data from the longitudinal study of the development of children in Quebec carried out by researchers from the University of Montreal and the Institut de la statistique du Québec.

Twitter Literature Contest: Winning Classes Announced

(Press release) Groupe Média TFO is proud to announce the results of the winning classes of the Twitterature contest. Organized by TFO in collaboration with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Center-Sud and the Conseil scolaire Viamonde, the Twitterature Contest was the very first contest, unique of its kind in Canada, to be offered in Ontario schools.

Free grammar course for English teachers

(Communiqué) Grammar for Teachers: Language Awareness is aimed at English teachers wishing to strengthen their pedagogical knowledge in English grammar in order to improve their teaching practice.

On the educational web this week

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

History makes cinema

In recent months, some 200 young journalist apprentices from across the country selected for heritage festivals have produced short documentaries to introduce the public to an aspect of Canadian history close to their hearts.

Back in the past!

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

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