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Here are your #Edubrèves. In this edition: Evaluation at school is the talk of the town these days, AQUOPS scholarships, the video quiz now available in BookWidgets, suggestions for podcasts to listen to and events to put on your calendar, the Open Innovation Lab wants to hear from parents, teachers and students, becoming a contributor to Youth Digital Month, a new electronics repair and service program and much more!
The purpose of this file is to present an overview of the world of e-sports in Quebec and Canada (with a small incursion elsewhere in the world), while offering advice and pitfalls to avoid before setting up an e-sports program in a high school.
In this third episode of the From Nuance to Education podcast, Marc-André Girard discusses a subject that is both essential and little known: the importance of the bond of trust between the principal and the teaching staff of a school. How important is it to the daily operations of the school? How can principals build this relationship and, more importantly, maintain it?
In spring 2022, unconference (edcamp-style) events on facilitating learning in makerspaces, Fab Labs, and creative labs were held virtually. Over 80 people actively contributed to the discussions. A practical guide, summarizing the exchanges and offering keys to anyone who wants to create a creative lab, has just been made public. The PDF version is available exclusively on the École branchée website.
Research was conducted in collaboration with the Fédération des cégeps and the Association québécoise des cadres scolaires to identify some of the challenges, successes, strategies and recommendations that can help managers transform the educational institution they lead in the digital age. The purpose of this article is to present the results of this research.
The Auditor General of Quebec, Guylaine Leclerc, tabled her report for the year 2022-2023 in the National Assembly on December 7, 2022. The report contains a chapter on distance education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lack of electronic devices, insufficient technological support, late referrals to school service centers, lack of data on accumulated learning delays; here is a summary of the report and recommendations.
These days, we hear a lot about the respiratory viruses that affect young people and overflow hospitals in Canada and elsewhere in the world. And that's not counting the traditional nuisances of gastros and lice, which don't take a vacation either! A look at eco-epidemiology, an emerging discipline that focuses on the environmental factors that influence disease transmission.
Using Microsoft PowerPoint, it is simple to design your own instructional materials, such as worksheets, task cards, and educational workshops. In this session, we will learn more specifically about Jason's creative process as he uses PowerPoint and various resources available on the web to design instructional materials and make them available to other teaching professionals as a designer.
Here are your #Édubrèves. In this edition: call for participation for the Youth Digital Month 2023, mobilization days for Quebec parents, recordings of the Digital Education Day, Athenian democracy in class with the AGORA pedagogical role-playing game, schools receive Antidote licenses, suggestions of podcasts to listen to, the 25th Défi OSEntreprendre, and much more!
Have paper-based reading strategies been transferred to the screen? That's the question Isabelle Carignan, an education researcher at Université TÉLUQ, and her colleagues asked themselves. The answer is not so simple. "Reading on a screen is both similar and different from reading on paper," they write. But one thing is for sure, some paper-based reading strategies are mobilized when reading on a screen.
Our contributor Marc-André Girard, high school principal and newly minted doctor of education, returns with his latest project, the podcast "De la nuance en éducation". He highlights the importance of taking a step back to fully grasp current issues in education in all their complexity.
Want to add interactivity to your courses? BookWidgets is a subscription-based tool that makes it easy to create more than 40 types of digital exercises such as quizzes, crossword puzzles, memory games... No less than 35 types of questions (most of which are self-correcting) are offered in certain activities and allow you to receive student responses and send them personalized feedback. Tracks, playfulness, fun, everything is there for success!
Here are your #Édubrèves. In this edition: a new game to overcome discrimination, the new Find-a-Book platform, 70 21st century competency frameworks, Biblius is one year old, participating in a study to draw a portrait of Quebec teachers, a Michael Fullan conference in December, Quebec educational technology companies at the Francophonie Summit, meaningful friendships help prevent teenagers from dropping out, and much more.
Here are your #Edubrèves. In this edition: celebrating French teachers, free Computer Week workshops, podcast suggestions, a report on equity in British Columbia, the aftermath of Project Wow, what if screen time was socializing, and much more!
The rise in popularity of the flipped classroom and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, have led many teachers to develop video vignettes for educational purposes. The lightboard, a technology that emerged seven or eight years ago, has caught the attention of many and has gained popularity on the Web and within the educational community. Our collaborators at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi have consulted the scientific literature on the subject. Here is a summary of what they learned.
Last spring, we attended the two public meetings of the Consensus Conference on the use of digital technology in education. All the presentations and the content of the discussions were then taken into consideration. The result is a report containing seven practical recommendations that can be applied in the workplace and that has just been made public.
Is it absolutely necessary to use technological tools (computer, tablet, robots, etc.) to learn and master various concepts associated with computer thinking or programming? The answer is no! Unplugged computing allows us to dissociate ourselves from the "machines" in order to facilitate the learning of the basic principles of computer science, starting at a young age. Discover the many benefits of teaching unplugged!
The RÉCIT Joint and Collaborative Training (JCT) was held from October 4 to 6 in Rivière-du-Loup. More than two hundred people attended in person and a hundred or so by distance learning to learn about the fifty or so themes presented. The FCC is the annual event of the fall season that allows the resource persons of RÉCIT to network and learn.
Here are your #Edubrèves. In this edition: L'École en réseau finalist for an innovation award, a self-evaluation questionnaire for the teaching profession's competency framework, the dimensions of digital competence presented in video, the Girls and Science gatherings back, the new Physical and Health Education Network, maximizing the use of the Chromebook, and much more!