October 1 is International Day of Older Persons. It has been underlined in this way since a proposal from the UN General Assembly in 1990. Indeed, since 2002, the UN considers that the world population is aging.
For many, computer science at school comes down to the use of technological tools in different subjects, whether it is a word processor, the Internet, an interactive whiteboard or a tablet. But in Estonia, the government intends to put coding on the program… from the age of six! Thus, the students would all be able to program simple software.
The In-Terre-Actif Network team is not idle. Once again this year, it is offering dozens of educational projects on a host of subjects linked to citizenship and international solidarity: posters, slideshows, learning situations, booklets to print… To discover!
Due to insufficient budgets, many American schools simply do not have the necessary equipment to encourage learning through experimentation and creation. At least this is the observation of a group of enthusiasts from the Stanford University Institute of Design who decided to create a mobile laboratory to remedy the situation.
For almost two weeks now, violent protests have been taking place in several countries to denounce an anti-Islam film made in the United States. Dozens of people lost their lives there. It is a very delicate subject for the SCOOP team! decided to address in this sheet.
Do you know geocaching? Appeared a few years ago, this activity offers to walk around by being guided by a GPS or a smart phone as a navigation instrument. The goal is to find "caches", real or virtual, of which we have the geographical coordinates. Often, “rally” type questions are added to the activity.
In recent years, the place of women in society has tended to change. They are now taking up positions which, until then, were mostly reserved for men. On September 4, Quebec elected for the first time a woman, Pauline Marois, as head of its government.
The ClavEds are thematic discussions that take place on Twitter every Wednesday at noon (Quebec time). This week, the theme of digital identity helped revitalize the 50 or so participants. Infobourg was there.
The Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) will hold its annual conference from September 20 to 22 in Montreal, under the theme “French, a link between cultures”. Organized in collaboration with the Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM), the event will bring together nearly 600 Francophone education stakeholders from across the country.
After having launched a pavement in the pond of education with his documentary La déseducation and proposed solutions in La réhabilitation, Mathieu Côté-Desjardins has just launched a service of "educational coaching and remodeling".
EducationWeek.org recently published an article in which educators give their impressions of this trend in education which suggests that students see the material outside the classroom and that they take advantage of the time in the presence of the teacher and their peers to put into practice the acquired knowledge.
After a first conclusive experience last year at Dalbé-Viau high school, four other establishments of the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys will have their class equipped with a laptop computer per student as well as six interactive whiteboards.
Take the world's best courses, online and free. This is the slogan of Coursera, a distance learning platform offering more and more comprehensive courses aimed at democratizing access to higher education.
More and more schools are switching to tablets and other portable devices to vary learning opportunities. Usually, the projects come with a responsible use contract by the students. Here are some examples.