Monthly Archives: May, 2013

The FCSQ highlights projects that help keep our planet healthy and in harmony

The FCSQ highlighted the exceptional work of the school boards of Grandes-Seigneuries, Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles, Phares, Beauce-Etchemin, Laval, Région-de-Sherbrooke and Val-des- Deer and rewarded their projects that help keep our planet healthy and in harmony.

PartaJeunes: A way to promote students' online productions

It is never too late to publicize good initiatives. PartaJeunes has been around since 2011, but I just found out! This initiative aims to promote content written online by young people, for example on class blogs.

Imagine our Fab Labs: digital manufacturing in the spotlight

This week, Montreal, Laval and Longueuil welcomed dozens of people gathered for the purpose of creating together for the common good, in the spirit of Fab Labs. This week of “residency” notably allowed to introduce the public as well as a class of the School at Pied-de-la-Montagne.

What do students think of the iPad in class? (second part)

(continued from yesterday) The organizers of the first Summit on the iPad in education, held on May 1 in Montreal, had the good idea to invite students to talk about their experience of use in the classroom. They were not shy to make recommendations! (last of two parts)

Sausage dogs representing the UN

Recently, as part of the Festival TransAmériques in Montreal, an artist recreated a United Nations assembly in which representatives of the Human Rights Council were played by dachshunds, better known as sausage dogs. .
(photo: Raven Underwood (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

What do students think of the iPad in class?

The organizers of the first Summit on the iPad in education, held on May 1 in Montreal, had the good idea to invite students to talk about their experience of use in the classroom. They were not shy to make recommendations! (First of two parts.)

The online research habits of future teachers

Gabriel Dumouchel, doctoral student in educational psychology at the University of Montreal, presented the findings of a study on the online research habits of future teachers, at the International Colloquium on Education, on May 2 and 3 at Montreal.

Students' ICT skills: who is responsible?

On May 2 and 3, the International Colloquium on Education organized by CRIFPE was held in Montreal. Patrick Giroux spoke about the perspective of future teachers on the importance of ICT skills and to whom they attribute the responsibility for this development.

United States Tornado Alerts

In the spring, several American states have to deal with an extremely powerful natural risk, namely the meteorological phenomenon of tornadoes. In fact, a few days ago, the municipality of Moore in the state of Oklahoma was devastated by one of these tornadoes. Let's take a closer look at the consequences of such natural disasters.

Videos on the history of the North: students are waiting for your vote!

Until June 3, the Young Citizens program invites the population to vote for their favorite video among those produced by young people on themes related to the history of Canada's North, as part of the centenary of the first Canadian expedition in the arctic.

iPad in the classroom: Conditions for success to initiate real change

The Education iPad Summit on May 1 was rich in sharing experiences and good practices, often applying to several technologies. Here is a report from Annie Martin, Apple Canada, on Transforming Education Using the Digital Tablet.

International Museum Day

Every year around the world, International Museum Day takes place around May 18. In Montreal, the event will be held on Sunday, May 26, and for the occasion, 34 Montreal museums will open their doors to the public free of charge. Let's discover the treasures hidden in our museums!

Printing to meet 3 school needs that no longer exist

The Summit on the iPad in education was rich in sharing of experience and good practices at the technological level. Annie Martin's conference, Apple Canada, on the transformation of education using the digital tablet, allowed to reflect on these needs met by the invention of the printing press which do not exist not anymore ...

The 1st edition of EdCamp Quebec takes place today

Nearly 150 teachers and pedagogical advisers are gathering today at the Collège des Compagnons for a new kind of professional development day. What are they going to discuss in particular? We don't know until the exchanges start! This is an edcamp.

Feeding the planet with insects

A recent United Nations report explains that insects are an under-exploited nutrient source. These could even help fight hunger in the world. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of introducing insects into human food.

Cavelier-De LaSalle school rewarded for its initiatives in the fight against homophobia

The Jasmin Roy Foundation, in partnership with the TD Bank, awards the Purple Ribbon prize for the fight against homophobia to Cavelier-De LaSalle high school. The prize is intended to be recognition of all of his achievements and his interventions to counter homophobia.

National Gathering of Brundtland Green Establishments in Quebec

More than 1,000 young people and adults are taking part today, May 16, in a large, festive and noisy march to mark the 20th anniversary of the Brundtland Green Establishments movement. This is one of the highlights of the second day of the great national gathering which has been taking place since yesterday at Laval University in Quebec.

The challenges of teacher training in Quebec

Yesterday, we looked back on the progress made in terms of teacher training in Quebec, according to Clermont Gauthier, professor at Laval University. Today, we take a look at the many challenges with him!

Canada's parks in the eye of Google Street View

Parks Canada has officially launched a partnership with Google Maps to make Canada's natural and cultural treasures accessible on Street View. The launch of this nationwide project coincides with the start of Louisbourg's 300th anniversary celebrations.

This summer, we take care of our water!

The 2013 edition of the Drinking Water Saving Program has just been launched by the Environment Network. From May 6 to August 9, Quebecers are invited to take care of drinking water. Let's see how to accomplish this task.

Back in the past!

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

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