Monthly Archives: April, 2015

The first genetically modified human embryo is Chinese

Chinese researchers have done what no one had yet dared to do: alter the genes of a human embryo. Let's see why the scientific world is worried about this unprecedented discovery.

"Breakers of negative opinions in education" launch a manifesto and invite their peers to action

A collective made up of teachers, management and education professionals question the relevance of the school in its current state: do we adequately prepare our students for what awaits them during the next half-year? century?

Homework period causes parents a lot of frustration, survey finds

The fact that their children are having difficulty with homework and facing barriers to their learning is nothing new ...

Students at 10 Montreal high schools urge Quebec to ban deceptive tobacco industry marketing

MONTREAL, April 29, 2015 / CNW Telbec / - As part of the Youth Forum on smoking, nearly 40 students from 10 schools ...

Meetings of public libraries

In 2014, in Quebec, 1 million people still had major difficulties in reading and writing, or one in five adults. Near...

Social media in the classroom: two studies show their importance in defining student identity

When we talk about the role of technology in the classroom, we must constantly remember that it is not the technology that is good or bad in itself, but the use we make of it. Recent work suggests that social media in the classroom can help young people assert themselves and define themselves. Explanations.

Earthquake in Nepal

Last Saturday, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal claiming thousands of lives. Let's take a closer look at the scale of this disaster.

Dozens of technological tools for the French class

During the last AQUOPS conference, the teacher Patrick Poulin presented several technological tools relevant to the students of his French courses in high school. Free and collaborative for the most part, they have been brought together for ease of reference.

Curium explains radicalization to teens

Curium, the new magazine for 14-17 year olds, publishes a special issue on the radicalization of young people. The goal? Help adolescents understand what jihad is and what drives young people of their age to radicalize.

“Ixperts” students to provide the first level of technical support to the school

There are some ideas that surprise with their daring. In schools, when technical support is needed, the norm is to turn to duly qualified technicians, who are often overwhelmed and immensely in demand. So why not allow students to provide the first level of support when possible? This is what the “i” squad of Académie Lafontaine does!

End the year on a high note by participating in edcamp Québec on May 15

The year 2014-2015 will have been rich in discoveries for your class and you? Have you started to develop your personal learning network or do you want to challenge yourself to do so now? Participate in edcamp Quebec to find all the support you need.

83rd Acfas Congress: May 25 to 29 at the University of Quebec in Rimouski

3,500 researchers will participate in the largest multidisciplinary scientific meeting in the French-speaking world

Kraft Mac and Cheese will lose its artificial color

The company Kraft has just announced that in 2016, no box of its famous macaroni and cheese will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors. Let's take a closer look at this Canadian national dish.

Note-taking in class: the advantage with paper and pencil!

Just a few years ago, note-taking in class was done exclusively with paper and pencil. Today, with the widespread use of laptops and tablets in schools, many are using these devices to do this. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these two modes of transcription?

The essential skills of distance learning learners (conference)

REFAD COLLOQUIUM - May 28 and 29, 2015 Vancouver (British Columbia) www.refad.ca/colloque_2015.html We invite you to visit the website of this conference in person and in ...

2nd edition of "The great day of small entrepreneurs": it's time to register!

On June 27, young people aged 5 to 12 from all over Quebec are invited to shop in their neighborhood or in front of their house for the 2nd edition of La grande jour des petits entrepreneurs!

Double partnership between CSMB and UNESCO

The Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board (CSMB) and UNESCO recently signed an agreement to create a community of practice on living together. While...

Leadership, recognition and innovation strategies: keys to enhancing the teaching profession

Continuation of our report on the 5th International Summit on the Teaching Profession, held on March 29 and 30 in Banff, Alberta.

Results of the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec final 2015

Here are various press releases issued on the occasion of this colorful annual event!

#MoiJeShare - Attend the official launch on April 25!

Here is the most recent initiative of ChallengeU, with the aim of bringing together on a single website the profiles of all teachers open to sharing educational content! Take part in the launch on April 25 in Montreal!

Back in the past!

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

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