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Laptops to counter stall at CS Eastern Townships

In 2003, the Eastern Townships School Board made a bet to improve the success of its students through technology. Eight years and 5,600 laptops later, the initiative has paid off.

Parents' level of education: a key determinant of participation in higher education

News Release - Across Canada, the fact that no one in the family has a college or university education is a considerably greater barrier to participation in higher education than family income. In fact, according to two new studies commissioned by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), a single year of parental education has a more positive effect on a son or daughter's likelihood of attending post-secondary school. that 50,000 $ more family income.

The trainees tell you: a new web series from ACELF

The Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) launched a brand new web series on January 18 called Les stagiaires vous direent. The series will make it possible to follow, day after day, the experience of participants in the summer 2010 courses. It includes 10 short episodes which will be put online every Tuesday and Thursday, between January 18 and February 17.

Inventive genius challenge and Apprentice genius challenge: a project for the return of the holidays

The educational tools allowing elementary and secondary school teachers to use the Apprentice Engineering Challenge (DAG) or Inventive Engineering Challenge (DGI) as a classroom learning situation are available on the website of the Scientific Leisure Development Council (CDLS). ). By starting the project now, teachers have plenty of time to complete the project in their class.

An interactive explanatory window

Some students attending the daycare services of the Montreal school board had a surprise at the start of the 2010 school year: interactive terminals were installed in their premises. The objective of the project: to promote the use, by elementary school students, of the services of Allô prof, a charitable organization that promotes school perseverance.

On the Educational Web this week ...

Here are some tweets, blog posts and news that caught our attention today.

Video games for learning

Allô prof launched a homework assistance project on December 8 in collaboration with the Commission scolaire de Montréal. At the heart of the project, the installation of interactive terminals in various places frequented by children, including certain daycare services.

Roundtable on the interactive whiteboard (Part Four)

During the 2010 AQEP congress, which was held in St-Hyacinthe from November 3 to 5, an interesting round table allowed four guests as well as participants to discuss the theme of IWBs and other technological tools. in class. Today, second question: What recommendations would you make to a colleague who wishes to integrate ICT in his classroom?

Digital collection to discover: Discovering the human body

Les Éditions de l'Isatis offers educators the Umbilicus collection, a series of humorous documentaries on the functioning of the human body. This collection includes 17 titles including 3 titles published in 2010 and is aimed at children from 4 to 8 years old. Each story is presented in the form of an expedition of Professor Umbilicus inside the human body.

Roundtable on the interactive whiteboard (Part 2)

During the 2010 AQEP congress, which was held in St-Hyacinthe from November 3 to 5, an interesting round table allowed four guests as well as participants to discuss the theme of IWBs and other technological tools. in class. Today, first question: Do IWBs and other technological tools constitute a real revolution?

7 good reasons to integrate Christmas tales into teaching

On November 29, Infobourg launched a contest for subscribers to its weekly newsletter. To win a set of books from Éditions Scholastic, participants had to tell the place that Christmas tales take in their teaching. Here are some concrete ideas from these teachers. We bet they will inspire you throughout the month of December!

Le Chat-Ô en Folie: foray into a crazy, crazy, crazy universe!

Right off the bat, I admit. I will not talk about technology or educational project, but simply about a new collection of children's books published by FouLire: Le Chat-Ô en Folie. Why? I'm "crazy" about it!

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