Les #Édubrèves - September 5, 2021 edition

Here are the #Édubrèves of the week. In this edition: Curium magazine as a gift, a new collective work on practices promoting the digital transformation of education, teachers who make TikTok videos, Canadian video game history, tech tutorials, an overview of the school of the future and much more! Good reading.

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Good Sunday! Here I am with the #Édubrèves of the week. Do not hesitate to share them or write to me if you have any news to circulate.

In this edition: Curium magazine as a gift, a new collective work on practices promoting the digital transformation of education, teachers who make TikTok videos, Canadian video game history, tech tutorials, an overview of the school of the future and much more!

Good reading.

Please note that the use of animated GIFs in this short news digest is for entertainment purposes only!


A back-to-school gift from Curium

Here is a link which will give you direct and free access to the digital version of the September issue of Curium, the science, techno and society magazine for 14-17 year olds. A small back-to-school gift from Publications BLD. 

You can also consult the educational activity sheets for the exploitation of the contents of this magazine with your pupils.

Did you order hard copies last spring? You should receive them in the mail shortly.


Videos on TikTok that transform teaching 

In this article, published in University Affairs, Anna Blackney, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of British Columbia, testifies to her use of TikTok to distribute educational and playful video clips to her students. She says the videos, in addition to catching the interest of young people, has taught her to be more concise and more creative in imparting knowledge. 

Will you try the experiment?

For those who will, Kate Tilleczek, professor of education at York University and director of the Young Lives Research laboratory, recommends in this same article, to involve your students from the beginning of the project. According to her, educators have a duty to "reflect on the educational value of the tools they use", but they must also allow young people to participate in the reflection. 


School Success is preparing the launch of its fall semester

Since 2016, the organization Succès scolaire, now recognized as a virtual school by the Ministry of Education, has helped more than 10,000 students continue their education. It sets itself apart with its entirely online courses and its teaching practices which focus on co-teaching and promote educational differentiation. 

With a new course offer that allows young people from 4e and 5secondary school to continue their school career by completing their DES or obtaining the necessary prerequisites for their admission to college, École Succès Scolaire is a resource for some students to discover.

To learn more


To read

Digital transformation of the educational institution: sharing of professional practices

A new collective work, under the direction of Under the direction of France Gravelle, Nathalie Frigon and Julie monette, has just been published by the Presses de l'Université du Québec. It is made up of nine chapters with the objective of promoting professional practices that have fostered the digital transformation of educational institutions in Quebec. A great read for inspiration.

Distance learning: a disaster for college students

In this article, published on La Conversation this week, Émilie Delage from the University of Montreal, takes stock of the year and a half of online courses for CEGEP students. There is no doubt that it was catastrophic for them: overexposure to screens, sedentary lifestyle, lack of motivation and concentration, cheating, etc.

A Canadian History of Video Games

If you are interested in the gamification of teaching, you may be interested in browsing the story of Canadian video game history. A reading that could even captivate some students, as we present Canada's place in this global ecosystem. 


Tech tools tutorials

The pedagogical team of the Laval School Services Center brought together numerous tutorials and created self-study paths to help students (and maybe even teachers and parents) to appropriate different digital tools. 


To put on the agenda

September 9-10, 2021: Training days on digital integration in educational counseling

The site of the event, organized by the professor of the University of Sherbrooke, Nancy Granger, is available. You can consult the schedule and signify your choices for the workshop blocks.

October 13: MTL Connecte - The Future of Education

École branchée CEO Audrey Miller to present the conference Digital challenges and opportunities for education, at 1:40 p.m., and Stéphanie Dionne, Director of Business Development, will lead a panel discussion on the theme Digital technology as a lever for well-being and learning, from 2.15 p.m.

Book your ticket now.


Find out what the school of the future will look like

Teachers in holograms, software that follow the movement of readers' eyes to adapt to their reading rhythm, etc. Changes, which are not science fiction, are still to be expected in schools in the coming decades. 


A picture is worth a thousand words

Spotted on the Twitter feed of Manon Richardson, with greetings to Marius Bourgeoys


In closing, how is your return to school going?

See you soon! Until then, don't hesitate to “tag” us (in good French…) on Twitter (@millaudrey or @riomarti) so that we can talk about your project / resource in a future review of the week! Have a great week!

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About the Author

Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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