Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Get girls interested in computer science by arranging classes differently?

Current data shows that girls are on the whole less interested than boys in computer science. Could stereotypes and the layout of computer classrooms have something to do with it?

Hydroelectricity, a source of discovery

Hydro-Québec provides you with a range of free educational tools to facilitate your projects and introduce your students to the fascinating world of hydroelectricity.

FREE EXTRACT FROM THE MAGAZINE TO DOWNLOAD: 6 teachers who benefit from ICT… in a simple and effective way

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Computer science at school: great demand from parents, not a priority in the community

In recent months, we have heard about a trend for schools to consider the teaching of applied computing, the "code", in the curriculum. A survey commissioned by Google in the United States reveals that students, parents and schools have opposing views on the state of the issue.

Exchange trip with another Canadian French-speaking community

The Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) is launching the 2016 edition of its Francophone Exchanges program. It allows groups of students to experience an exchange trip with another Canadian French-speaking community.

Actibloom: a free collection of videos for physical activity in elementary school

Sport is health: it is well known! At school, the regular schedule leaves little room for physical activity. Here is a site whose mission is to spread the notion of pleasure while training teachers using video tutorials on the subject.

Some tips to prepare young people for the start of the school year

As a parent, preparing your children for the start of the school year can sometimes be a big challenge. After these weeks of relaxation, what can be done to help them regain their rhythm? Here are some tips to promote a smooth transition! To share with parents at your school!

Call for workshops for the 4th iPad and Digital Education Summit

You are invited to submit a paper or workshop proposal no later than November 13, 2015.

50 teachers devote 3 days of vacation to an “ICT camp”

From August 17 to 19, fifty teachers gathered for the 13th edition of the ICT camp of the Federation of Private Educational Institutions (FÉEP) which was held at the Auberge du Lac-à-l'Eau- Claire, in St-Alexis-des-Monts.

The place and role of paper in education in the digital age

Loose-leaf, notepads, printed books still have their place in education? Definitely, according to the conclusions of a recent survey conducted among our American neighbors.

Le Devoir offers a free digital subscription to classes

This offer from the well-known Montreal daily allows 4th and 5th year secondary classes to receive the digital version free of charge for 15 weeks.

Connected to Whales - Whales Live shows new colors

The Whales Online site celebrates its 15th anniversary online!

A new peak for mobile devices in Quebec

New data from CEFRIO's NETendances survey show that Quebec is still more and more connected, and young people aged 18 to 24 are the champions of the hours spent in front of the screen.

Technopedagogical trends to watch, from kindergarten to high school

The 2015 edition of the Horizon Report, published in June by the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking in the United States, identifies important trends over the next 5 years in educational technology.

Digital immersion at Expo Québec

The end of the school holidays in Quebec rhymes with the annual holding of Expo Quebec. This year, a large area of the Center de foires is dedicated to the digital world and its actors, a great opportunity for young people to see that beyond video games, there are career opportunities at the height of their aspirations.

Study shows that social media is involved in informal learning

By constituting places of informal learning, social media play an important role in the development of different skills. This is the conclusion reached by a recent study published in the last June issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

A light, well-fitting backpack, a back-to-school essential

What is a good backpack? For most young people, a cool backpack is one with their favorite cartoon character or the logo of a prestigious brand on it.

Pearltrees launches its “Teacher Offer” without advertising

Pearltrees is an application widely used by teachers. Over the past year, the free version has started to feature advertising, which has hampered its use quite a bit. This summer, the company launched offers intended exclusively for teachers, including one free and without advertising, to alleviate this inconvenience.

No more compulsory cursive writing in Finland!

As of autumn 2016, teaching of cursive writing will gradually end in schools in Finland and will be replaced by courses in keyboarding and electronic writing.

Back in the past!

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