Monthly Archives: March, 2015

Spark Element: a tablet specially designed for science education

Last March, the company PASCO, well known in the education community, announced the launch of a new tablet specifically aimed at scientists and science education.

France: On the way to the ORME Meetings 2.15

Nearly 1,500 digital professionals for education and culture are meeting in Marseille on May 20 and 21 to take part in the Rencontres de l'Orme, an unmissable event expected by specialists in the sector. A true unifying event, Orme 2.15 is the ideal place to discuss the Digital School and better understand market developments.

Tintin censored in Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg Library Network recently decided to get rid of Tintin in America because they believe the album is racist. Let's see why this event once again raises questions about freedom of expression.

The FinÉcoLab: an economic education simulation

The Center interuniversitaire de recherche en analyze des organizations (CIRANO) offers free interactive educational experiences in economic literacy, to be enjoyed on a computer or tablet, intended for secondary 5 and CEGEP classes.

Canvas dust: a new search engine suitable for 8-13 year olds

Poussières des toiles, with a very nice name, is a search engine for 8-13 year olds, a kind of first gateway to the Internet to allow them to do research in a suitable setting.

Canadian currency

The Royal Canadian Mint invites the public to leave a concrete mark in history. Let's see how you too could contribute to Canadian heritage to mark Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017.

A telepresence robot to materialize virtual learning

Virtual education as we know it relies heavily on videoconferencing software. But now an original project carried out in American schools wants to push virtual education further by using a prototype of a telepresence robot in the classes.

News from the iPad and Digital Education Summit

As a reminder, the third iPad and digital education summit will take place on April 30 and May 1, 2015 in Montreal. Here is some important information.

OTF announces new website to promote parent-teacher relationships

ONTARIO - The Parent Engagement Project, developed by the Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF) with funding from the Ministry of Education, is the latest in a series of projects to help teaching staff in the classroom.

Entrepreneurship: a winning and motivating strategy at school

The spirit of entrepreneurship has its place in school, from elementary school onwards. Many initiatives are working daily to support it. Here are a few examples.

Together, Francophone America - Day of literary festivities

Québec, March 24, 2015 - On the occasion of the Mois de la Francophonie, the Center de la francophonie des Amériques is holding a ...

An end of March under the sign of robotics!

Three important events related to robotics have allowed or will allow teams from 9 to 18 years old from Quebec to shine these days: the Robotics Festival, the Educational robotics final and the Mini educational robotics show.

Québec City and Chaudière-Appalaches Science Fair Finale: Young People on the Go!

Last weekend, 5 young members of the Club Véga de Cap-Rouge took part in the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches regional science fair final. This astronomy club brings together more than 100 amateur astronomers of all ages and has a very active youth section.

France: ÉcriTech'6 conference: Digital life of the student: an identity under construction

The 6th edition of the ecriTech 'conference, organized by the Académie de Nice, the digital department for education and the Canopé Network, will take place on April 9 and 10, 2015 in Nice, under the patronage of the Ministry of Education National, Higher Education and Research.

REFAD conference: The essential skills of distance learning learners

It's time to register for the Francophone Distance Learning Network of Canada (REFAD) conference, which will take place on May 28 and 29 in Vancouver.

Apoticarium.City contest: the duel

As part of its career promotion mission, Pharmabio Développement is launching the new “Apoticarium.City: the duel” competition.

Richard III's last rest

More than 500 years after his death, King Richard III will receive an official burial in the city which welcomed him after his death, without ever knowing it. A ceremony borrowing current, medieval, Catholic and Anglican rites for a controversial ruler unknown to the general public will take place this Thursday.

A mobile application to get 9 to 13 year olds moving (or how to fight screen by screen!)

The WIXX mobile application was created as part of the Québec en forme social communication campaign. By inviting pre-teens in Quebec to get active while having fun, this campaign aims to prevent a significant drop in physical activity around the age of 13 to 14 years old.

A look back at the 2nd edition of the REFER, between humanism and utilitarianism

The second edition of the Rendez-vous des écoles francophones en network (REFER) ended with the hope of a third edition in March 2016. This year, 150 participants were gathered at the Neufchâtel high school in Quebec City, where the main activities were taking place.

Zone01 educational robotics final: an 8th edition that flies into space!

This week, March 26 and 27, the 2015 Educational Robotics Final will be held at ToHu in Montreal. The competition will bring together during these 2 days more than 200 teams of young people under 18 who have created and programmed unique robots to meet the challenges offered by Robotics Zone01.

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