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Les #Édubrèves - week of June 13, 2021

In this edition of #Édubrèves: scientific and playful boxes for children, an application to facilitate the routine, cards on the functions of assistance in the processing of information, a youth rally for the National Indigenous Peoples Day, activities learning, and much more!

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This week, we present you with many resources to have fun with your family or to recharge your batteries during the summer. We also underline a beautiful personal project of the pedagogical advisor of the École branchée, Maxime Laflamme. Take the time to savor your #Édubrèves, before starting the last days with your students!

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


Special mention to our educational advisor, Maxime Laflamme

The École branchée educational advisor, Maxime Laflamme, and two of his friends, Louis-Pierre Fortin and Gabriel Tremblay Grenier, worked together to create scientific and fun sets for children.

The Tire-Bouchon Island boxes are made up of mysteries to be solved and machines to be built as a family. Each box includes a story, technical discoveries and a wooden machine to assemble. In all, 10 adventures were produced. Children aged 6 to 12 can receive them, each month, directly at home.

In less than a year of existence, 10,000 copies have been sold and the team translated the sets into English to set out to conquer North America.

The trio recently made talk about him on the airwaves of a Charlevoix radio, their region of origin.


A playful application attracts the attention of the Dragons

Image de l'application Kairos

The KAIROS app, a mobile video game that aims to facilitate the family routine, charmed the dragons Christiane Germain and Isabèle Chevalier during their recent appearance on the program Dans l'oeil du dragon, presented on Radio-Canada. The application integrates the family routine in order to increase the autonomy of the children. Thus, children can receive a notification indicating certain tasks to be carried out. The parent can then validate that these have been carried out. The app can be downloaded from Apple Store and Google Play via a monthly subscription, after a two-week free trial period.


Sheets on information processing assistance functions

The RÉCIT national service in special education has developed 18 new files on information processing assistance functions.

On the subject of technological aids, we invite you to read the new dossier published this week on the École branchée website: Dys disorders, 10 years after the introduction of technological aids.


A virtual youth gathering for National Indigenous Peoples Day

To mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Council of the Atikamekw Nation (CNA) and the Digital spring (PN) are inviting young people to come explore the potential of digital technology and celebrate traditions. The Code Avenir - Indigenous Memory event will allow people to come together in an immersive universe, like in a video game, and discover how technology makes it possible to preserve the language and bring culture to life. Youth aged 13 to 29 are invited to subscribe to receive information which will allow them to connect to the virtual platform on June 21 at 10:30 am.


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Turnkey learning activities

The RÉCIT national personal development service offers two new learning activities: 


Podcasts are more than entertainment tools

Carrefour education presents three thematic guides to discover and use podcasts in the classroom:


To read

  • The dark side of screens presents Stéphane Labbé's essay on an exhaustive review of the effects of daily and prolonged exposure to screens. Yes, there is some negative, but the conclusion is interesting: “Society in general will find a balance, says Stéphane Labbé, confident. We have done this with every major technical innovation. "

To listen

  • #reallyTrue is a series of 4 video clips with journalists specializing in disinformation or science who share their thoughts on their profession and tips for verifying information. 

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In closing, nostalgia or relief, the year 2020-2021 will soon be behind us!

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 weekend!

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About the Author

Martine Rioux
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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