Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Educational technologies in 2014: what will be "hot", what will lose feathers ...

2014 is upon us ... What are the trends to watch this year? Those who will influence the daily life of the classes? Those who seem to be running out of steam? THE Journal magazine asked its panel of experts to comment on the question ...

Submit your school's application to the UNESCO Associated Schools Network

Until March 7, 2014, this is the call for applications period for schools wishing to join the Canadian Network of UNESCO Associated Schools. The Quebec component has 16 establishments committed to better preparing students to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Dany Laferrière elected to the French Academy

Dany Laferrière is now immortal. The Quebec writer of Haitian origin was elected on Thursday, December 12, 2013 to the Académie française, joining at the same time a number of “immortals” - a term used to designate the members of the prestigious institution - with equally well-known names and works. as Victor Hugo, Corneille, Jean de La Fontaine and Eugene Ionesco.

A first mobile application for Les Débrouillards

The science magazine for 8 to 14 year-olds has recently offered an interactive digital book for Apple tablets, entitled "Flash Futur: It's a start!" »It presents 11 astonishing vehicles, like the monthly column of the same name.

Madagascar plague epidemic

In recent weeks, a plague epidemic has spread to the island of Madagascar. According to the Antananarivo public health ministry, nearly half of the infected people have died so far. Let's see why this epidemic is affecting Madagascar.

On the agenda: Meeting of French-language schools in a network (REFER)

On March 20 and 21, this event will bring together Francophone educators simultaneously in several locations, including Quebec City and France. Participants will experience a rich day of exchanges, in the company of renowned speakers, including Ewan McIntosh and Britt-Mari Barth.

Young Quebec adults are getting more and more information via the Internet

We already suspected it, but a CEFRIO study confirms the trend: young adults (18-24 years) do not have the same sources of information as older people and use the Internet more than any other segment of the population. age. At the same time, this confirms the school's need to adapt to this reality.

An hour of code across the world

Computer Science Education Week takes place from December 9 to 15. The aim of this week is to promote the use of computers in schools. We are not talking here about learning to use a word processor, but learning to program, nothing less!

A new publisher of multilingual children's digital books is born

Editiö presents a first collection comprising 44 titles, including 8 Christmas titles (to be published on December 20), available in French, English, Spanish and, soon, in Italian and Portuguese, in print or digital format.

The school network gives its support to children's Christmas

The FCSQ is associated with the Children's Christmas which will be held on Thursday, December 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., in the greater Quebec City region. Indeed, the head office of the FCSQ will be an official collection point for the children's Christmas this year.

700 Lac-Mégantic children put on a great Christmas show

On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, the 700 students from the two primary schools in Lac-Mégantic will be at Sainte-Agnès church, with the SAMAJAM MUSICAL CARAVAN OF SCHOOL SUCCESS, to present a great Christmas show to the town's population. . There will be two performances, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

African elephants threatened by poaching

In the next ten years, the elephant population living in Africa could decrease by 20 % if poaching continues at the current rate. Let's see why African elephants are hunted by poachers.

Wilby's universe: a safe and fun social network for young people

Founded in 2011 by three Quebecois parents, the Wilby.tv site is innovating with a new application allowing young people to virtually exchange the character. They will thus obtain personalized responses from Wilby, advocating healthy lifestyles, while establishing a relationship of trust with him.

Choosing post-secondary education in the digital age

By March, Secondary V students will have to make an important choice in their lives: that of their post-secondary orientation. CEGEP? Professional studies? In what? Or? Here are some online resources to offer them to help them in this great time!

The fabulous fate of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the age of 95. His life was marked by the struggle against the apartheid regime, which raged in South Africa. He was imprisoned for 27 years, before being released in 1990. He became President of South Africa in 1994. But who was this man of exceptional destiny?

6 new features in Google forms

Google Disk (also known by its English name Google Drive) regularly offers new features. Here are 6 that have recently been found in the tool for creating forms, particularly useful in education.

Guide dog for social media education

Mervill is a royal poodle who acts as a guide dog for his “daddy”, who is both deaf and blind. Together and with the support of the school telecollaboration site Prof-inet, they wish to develop a project combining, among other things, social media education and psychoeducation.

Montreal: we secure the Champlain Bridge by replacing a beam

Last weekend, we had to urgently install a 75-tonne super-beam to support the Champlain Bridge in Montreal. It replaces another in which cracks have been detected compromising its strength. Let's take the opportunity to talk about technical challenges and bridges in the world.

School film screenings all year round!

The Montreal International Children's Film Festival now offers year-round activities, including school screenings and in-class film workshops, in its “FIFEM all year round” component.

Review of the Warsaw Climate Conference

The 19th international conference on climate change took place from November 11 to 23 in Warsaw, Poland. The 195 countries brought together were tasked with reaching an agreement to curb global warming. Let's see if they took up the challenge!

Back in the past!

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

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