The transition to distance learning has been an opportunity for teachers, lecturers and professors at all levels (primary, secondary, college and university) to experiment with new digital tools. Now that students are back in the classroom, actors in the education sector are taking a look at the uses of these tools to ensure that some of the lessons learned remain.
"We think young people are used to technology and we give them a lot of credit in that sense. Yes, they are mostly able to use certain applications. For the rest, they need support. They also need to be shown that technology is not just a hobby, it can also become a career," says Jonathan Le Prof, a social studies teacher and spokesperson for the first edition of Youth Digital Month.
Martin Pelletier, Grade 3 and 4 teacher at École Le Sommet in Moncton, New Brunswick, uses the Minecraft Education app extensively with his students. He shares some tips for teachers who want to explore it with their students.
Jérôme Desjarlais-Lessard and Annie Turbide from the Service national du RÉCIT, in the field of personal development, offer a host of activities to address social media and its issues in the classroom. The themes are numerous: from private life to body image, including political engagement.
A lot of new things have been rolled out recently in various digital platforms that you may be using. We've taken you through what should grab your attention from Teams, Classroom, Flipgrid, Edpuzzle and Wakelet.
Several applications have certainly been useful to you in facilitating distance education. What if you continued to use them in class this year? Here are 8 tool suggestions you may not have known about!
Although the educational potential may seem promising, there are challenges and issues related to the use of mobile devices in the classroom, particularly with regard to inappropriate use by students. Michelle Deschênes and Séverine Parent discuss the issue in this article.
Robotics, a fleet of mobile devices, creative laboratories and new educational approaches will no longer hold any secrets thanks to the self-training offer unveiled yesterday as part of the implementation of the Digital Action Plan.