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Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Social universe: A conference on the subject of current events in the classroom

On October 12 and 13, the Quebec Association for the Teaching of the Social Universe (AQEUS) will hold its annual conference under the theme WE and current affairs.

October 1, we celebrate the elderly

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.

Train little programmers

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: a benchmark in citizenship education

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!

iPhone: 5 million sold in 3 days!

Consumers around the world bought 5 million iPhones 5 with frenzy just three days after its launch. Can we do without cell phones? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using them?

Tablets and TBI at the Sorel-Tracy CS: integration is going well

The deployment of technology for the classes (iPad and TBI) is going well at the Sorel-Tracy School Board. This is what has emerged recently in various media. Overview.

A laboratory truck crisscrosses the United States to meet students

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.

Uprisings against an anti-Islam film

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.

Geocaching: the techno treasure hunt!

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.

Women in power around the world

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.

ClavEd: Students and digital identity

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.

Shipwrecks of illegal immigrants

A boat barely 20 meters long, crowded with a hundred illegal immigrants, sank on the coast of Turkey, killing 60 people, including 31 children. Let us start from this sad news to discuss immigration.

ACELF Congress: 600 speakers in Francophone education talk about transculturalism

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.

Coaching and metagarderie to "re-educate"

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".

Educators speak out about the flipped classroom

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.

An international education iProgramme

While many schools have fallen for the iPad, Dorval-Jean-XXIII high school is rather impatiently awaiting the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.

Healthy eating habits: not easy!

What is good nutrition? And why is this important for health? The daily activities offer to explore the different facets of a good diet and to learn more about fruits and vegetables.

A super trendy class is making children!

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.

Coursera: A virtual and free university at the touch of a button

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.

Responsible use of portable devices at school: a charter

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.

Back in the past!

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

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