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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 topic of IWBs and other technological tools in class. Today: presentation of the participants and the issues discussed.
This round table was an initiative of De Marque, a company well established in educational technology, which represents the interactive whiteboard Activboard, but which is also interested in content and activities related to IWBs in general (Editor's note: De Marque is also the publisher of Infobourg).
The participants :
The moderator was Simon De Jocas, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at De Marque.
The guests were:
- Pierre Poulin : primary school teacher for 17 years, especially in 6e year. He created the class of his dreams, at the Wilfrid-Bastien school of the CS de la Pointe-de-l'Île, a technological class of 21e century, which became his doctoral research subject (see in particular the article An iclass in St-Léonard). Pierre Poulin has a SmartBoard in his classroom.
- Isabelle Massé: director of the Wilfried-Bastien school, where the first guest, Pierre Poulin, teaches. She supports the expansion of technology in her school.
- Claude frenette : Animator RECIT at the level of private educational institutions. He has been using IWB for about 3 years, he has already taught elementary and secondary school as a music specialist.
- Yves Nadon: teacher for 31 years, currently in 1st year at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire school, CS in the Sherbrooke region. He is an author of children's books and has owned an iPad, iPod, MacBook, TBI Activboard for a few months, but, above all, a magnificent collection of children's books that is always available to his students.
The three questions of the debate:
Question 1: Do IWBs and other technological tools constitute a real revolution?
Question 2: Are the accessories offered around IWBs really useful? Are there other more suitable technologies?
Question 3: What recommendations would you make to a colleague who wishes to integrate ICT in his classroom?
Not to be missed in the coming days!