Les #Édubrèves - week of May 23, 2021

In this delivery of #Édubrèves: a webinar on co-modal education presented by the Ministry of Education, young girls awarded for their techno projects, indoor gardens and the promotion of outdoor education. There are also a few more surprises!

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The big countdown at the end of the school year has officially started since there is less than a month left before the end of classes. Until then, the École branchée team continues to search the web for information that is relevant to you. Here are your #Édubrèves for the week.

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

Educational approaches and co-modality

The Ministry of Education presents a webinar on pedagogical approaches in the context of distance education. It's a meeting on May 28 from 11 a.m.. This activity, offered to teaching staff and educational advisers, aims to offer teaching practices that optimize the use of audiovisual kits, installed in schools, which are intended to facilitate distance education. Offered in French and English, the presentation will be followed by a period of discussion on various distance learning modalities such as co-modal education.  

The winners of Technovation Montreal's 2021 Demo Day

More than twenty teams made up of young girls from elementary and secondary schools in Montreal and Ottawa-Gatineau, accompanied by their mentors, recently presented their Technovation Girls technological project.

Photo credit : Matteo zamaria

We invite you to discover the winners:

Grand prize (senior category) : Womensture of Quintessence Quintet is an app that empowers girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Africa by educating them about the importance of menstrual hygiene and donating menstrual products in their region.

Grand prize (junior category) : Planet Pets of Kawaii chan girls is an educational app that educates children about endangered species.

The jury's favorite : UBored? of SparKL aims to decrease depressive symptoms through hobbies by generating daily challenges to motivate users to achieve goals.

Favorite Technology of the jury : Spectrum of Mobius is an educational mobile adventure game that educates users about environmental impacts through easy-to-enter information, while inspiring them to think ethically about their actions. 

Photo credit : Matteo zamaria

This is an initiative of the organization Technovation Montreal. The 24 local teams also submitted their projects to the international jury of the Technovation World Summit, which will take place on August 12 and 13, 2021. The semi-finalists from around the world will be announced on June 2.

Track the disinfo 

As part of the Covid-19 project: Screening for disinfo, Agence Science-Presse offers four podcasts which explore the phenomenon of disinformation and fake news in the unusual context of the global pandemic. This podcast is a production ofScience-Press Agency, in collaboration with the Professional Federation of Quebec Journalists (FPJQ), the content agency 37th AVENUE and My notebook. It was made possible thanks to the financial support of Canadian Heritage.

Indoor gardens for schools

Vireo offers teachers to bring nature into their classroom with the installation of educational, connected, immersive and fun indoor gardens. Students grow plants, fruits and vegetables and learn through projects throughout the school year! Watch the video presenting the project.

Promote outdoor education in Quebec

The Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation invites stakeholders in the field of education, from early childhood to university, through alternative environments, to participate in the Challenge Open your door. A Facebook event was also created to present inspiring and varied examples to help people not initiated by this pedagogy to take the plunge at their own pace and in their own way. Participants have until June 17, 2021 to share their initiatives by going to the and thus be eligible for several participation prizes.

Photo credit: Andréanne Gervais-Crête

A helping hand for success at school

School boost recalls that it offers a one-off or regular support service for children from preschool to university. It offers support for homework help and development in the form of individualized and personalized courses in all subjects as well as follow-up in remedial education. We had already spoken about it on the École branchée.

To read : 

  • GAFAM, the beast with 5 heads : This dossier, prepared by Phylippe Gendreau of Carrefour education, mainly aims to equip today's young people so that they understand the issues dictated, controlled and dominated by the web giants called GAFAM: Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon , and Microsoft.
  • In the shadow of the Covid-19 crisis, school principals had to review their practices : Three professors from the University of Quebec at Rimouski wanted to understand the role of school principals in the current context. Their research revealed eight principles that guide the actions of school administrators in this time of crisis.

In closing… let's make the most of the weekend!

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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