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Monthly Archives: December, 2016

Gamification, games and serious games: an expert explains the subtleties

We hear a lot about the gamification of learning and serious games. However, there is an important difference between these concepts.

Le Square: the digital creation space of the Grande Bibliothèque

Since October, the Grande Bibliothèque de Montréal has been offering a digital creation space (fablab) to young people and school groups, the Square.

ISTE 2017 Prize: it's time to submit nominations!

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) will award 6 prizes related to the promotion of ICT in education. Will you be one of them?

Tablettists: design thinking, virtual reality, creation

Rethink and capitalize on the potential of learning in the 21st century and the 4th revolution. 4th edition of Tablettistes, January 6, 2017 in Ottawa.

Minecraft: what the experts (young people!) Think

Minecraft is said to be the 3rd best-selling game of all time. Several teachers even use it in class. Four young people tell us about it.

Digital technology, a lever for learning science and technology

The Rendez-vous de l'Île du savoir allowed the discovery of interesting initiatives to promote science and technology in education.
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École branchée visits the class of Yvan Girouard, an exceptional teacher

Visit with us the class of Mr. Yvan, science and technology teacher designated as one of the 50 exceptional teachers by the Varkey Foundation.

Three ideas for digital collaborative writing in the classroom

Ready to try the collaborative writing experience with your students? Here are some ideas for you using digital technology. (Second of two parts)

Digital collaborative writing to motivate students

Have you ever tried collaborative writing in the classroom? Digital makes it easy. Here are some ideas. (1st of 2 parts)

50 years ago, Walt Disney died

On December 15, 1966, the father of the famous character Mickey Mouse died of lung cancer at the age of 65. Let's discover, half a century later, the legacy left by Walt Disney.

Schools must be the starting point for Quebec's digital strategy

The Federation of Private Educational Institutions made public the brief presented as part of the Québec government's digital strategy.

Contest: win your tickets for Les Tablettistes!

The École branchée and Groupe Média TFO / IDÉLLO are offering 2 tickets to participate in the 2017 Les Tablettistes conference, which will take place on January 6 in Ottawa.

Badges and fab labs: lifelong learning in multiple ways

In this École branchée educational meeting, Geoffroi Garon defines “fab labs”, “makerspaces”, “living labs” and digital badges!

A first on Bank of Canada notes

A woman who has a similar background to Rosa Parks and has done what no other Canadian woman has done will end up on the Bank of Canada notes. A woman whose story is however little known. Let's take the opportunity to learn more about Viola Desmond.

Let's go for a 4th edition of the REFER and its class projects

The Rendez-vous des écoles francophones en network (REFER) returns on March 16 and 17, 2017 under the theme “The classroom: a universe of creativity! ".

Anniversary of the Les Débrouillards educational movement: 35 years of Resourcefulness!

On December 10, 2016, the Les Débrouillards educational movement celebrated its 35th anniversary at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal.

A visit to the heart of TFO studios

On October 29, 2016, Groupe TFO held an open house to which L'École branchée was invited. Small return in pictures!

Time travel with Google Timelapse

Google Timelapse allows you to see the evolution of certain corners of the planet from thousands of photos taken between 1984 and today.

Ugly Christmas sweater is in vogue

These garishly colored knit sweaters are gaining popularity. Let's take a closer look at why International Christmas Sweater Day is already in the news.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau learns to code!

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau participated in the global launch of Computer Science Education Week on December 5, 2016.

Back in the past!

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

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