Monthly Archives: October, 2014

The 3rd edition of the Carbide to Efficiency program is launched

The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Jour de la Terre Québec officially launched, on October 1, the 3rd edition ...

It's Halloween!

October 31st is the perfect day to dress up. Let's take a closer look at the controversies caused by Halloween costumes, the origins of this fall holiday, and the ways in which it is celebrated in Canada.

Generate interest with the help of a (real!) Scientist in your classroom

The CDLS-CLS network offers the “Innovators at school and at the library” program, which allows elementary and secondary school teachers in Quebec to invite a dynamic speaker to the classroom for a workshop on the scientific world. Plus, it's free!

Nobel Prizes

What do Marie Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Lester B. Pearson, Alice Munro and Malala Yousafzai have in common? They are all Nobel Prize recipients. People who have been recognized for extraordinary achievement in a particular field.

A New Human Rights Resource Kit for Teachers

Teaching human rights, easier said than done… The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Canadian Teachers' Federation recently unveiled a bank of very useful tools in this regard.

On Launch of Media Literacy Week, Celebrate Positive Uses of Social Media by Young Canadians

MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation, in collaboration with Facebook Canada, will launch the 9th Media Literacy Week on November 3 in Toronto. The launch will feature young speakers participating in amazing projects on social platforms.

United States: increase in the use of electronic games for learning purposes

A recent American study shows that younger teachers use digital educational games more often in their classrooms, but that a lack of training is an obstacle to wider integration.

Walruses, the next victims of climate change?

In the last few days, nearly 35,000 walruses have been forced to wash up on the mainland in northwestern Alaska. Let's take a closer look at whether this new phenomenon is directly linked to climate change affecting the Arctic.

The perfect kit for teaching digital citizenship

It is not always easy to teach the importance of the password, the sensitivity of the information we publish online and others to elementary school children. A teacher from Nebraska offers a very concrete idea on this subject!

Tools to help students find good sources of information

In a context of abundance of information, it is often difficult to take a critical look at the reliability and relevance of accessible sources. How can we help students develop their skills in this regard? A professor from Laval University offers some ideas.

Attacks in Canada

Tragic events have claimed the lives of two Canadian servicemen in recent days. Let's see what happened and how the media dealt with these attacks.

A scientific journey from the immensely large to the infinitely small

Young scientists, budding or curious by nature are invited to participate in the 2014 edition of the National Resourceful Day, which will take place on November 15. Now is the time to register.

The increasingly popular mobile phone for communication

This seems obvious, but CEFRIO quantified it as part of the “modes of communication” section of its NETendances 2014 survey.

ICT use policy: trust and advocate transparency

The meaning of policies for the acceptable use of technology in schools is set to evolve, believes an American director of technology, who warns against those which look more like legal documents than texts really interpretable by students . He also offers a concrete example.

Discuss media coverage of sensitive events with young people

With the events of today in Canada's capital, parents and teachers may have to discuss sensitive issues with young people. The HabiloMédias organization offers avenues in this direction.

How do we listen to music today?

The habits of music consumers have changed significantly over the past decade. Let's take a look at how artists are inspired and the ways people now listen to their favorite songs with the advent of digital music.

The ChallengeU Bootcamps: On your marks! Ready? Create!

This year, the ChallengeU portal team (formerly Didacti) is offering professional development activities called “Bootcamp”. These days aim to create learning activities, to exchange with other teachers and, of course, to get to know the tool better.

Award-winning history teachers

For their interactive and innovative approach to teaching, the Société Histoire Canada presents 6 teachers with the 2014 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching. Two are Quebeckers!

Change in Quebec schools: why it is possible and desirable

After the series of consultations of the Canadian Education Association (ACE) aimed at identifying what stands in the way of change, here is a book to devour absolutely, the book "Le change en milieu scolaire québécois", by Marc-André Girard, published by Éditions Reynald Goulet.

The 3rd ÉLÉ Meetings: The importance of awakening to reading and writing (ÉLÉ) in toddlers

On the occasion of the 3rd ÉLÉ Meetings, more than 200 participants will meet at the Grande Bibliothèque on Monday, October 20, to discuss this essential aspect of the development of toddlers, which is awakening to reading and learning. writing (ÉLE).

Back in the past!

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

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