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A game to discover important characters in the history of French-speaking Ontario

In connection with the television program “Sur la piste des Jumelles”, broadcast on TFO in Ontario, a new historical quest game about important figures of the province's Francophonie has just seen the light of day. Adapted to iPad and Android tablets, it is aimed at 8 to 12 year olds.

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In connection with the television program “Sur la piste des Jumelles”, broadcast on TFO in Ontario, a new historical quest game about important figures of the province's Francophonie has just seen the light of day. Adapted to iPad and Android tablets, it is aimed at 8 to 12 year olds.

"While the show features two teams that roam contemporary cities to find historical treasures, the action of the game" On the trail of the Binoculars »Transports young people all over the Ontario of yesteryear. As in the show, one of the twins tells the truth and the other… lies: it's up to you to find out which one). "

Available in the Apple App Store and the Play Store (for Android), the full app costs 5.99 $. Each of the 12 quests can also be purchased separately at a cost of 0.99 $ each. They are constructed as stories in which the young person plays an active role. Guided by the Binoculars, he is called upon to resolve dead ends encountered by real historical figures. For example :

- help Major Higginson of Vankleek Hill (1870) to monitor the Canadian border attacked by the Fenians;
- help the strong man Jos Montferrand of Ottawa (1829) to find his tools that the Shiners had stolen from him;
- help find the notebook of Dr Banting of London (1922) so that he can publish his findings on diabetes;
- help Dr. Dafoe of North Bay (1934) save the Dionne twins…

The game “On the Trail of the Binoculars” invites young people to arouse their curiosity and imagination with anecdotes from everyday life and historical and geographic knowledge. The designers assure us that all the technical possibilities of interactive tablets are used to provide the most fun experience.

 

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Audrey Miller
Audrey Millerhttps://ecolebranchee.com
General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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