(Educational use of tablets) Conclusion of the file

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Because it allows unparalleled mobility, rapid access to information and ease of use for both students and teachers, the tablet is the subject of unprecedented enthusiasm in Quebec schools. However, almost all teachers (and students!) See in it a major disadvantage, that of distracting them from their school tasks.

Whether teachers have had a smartphone for years or are touching the touchscreen of a tablet for the first time, the issues are the same: it is important to make them aware of the pedagogical aspects of the tablet and not the aspects techniques. “Metacognition has, more than ever, its place in technological projects, believes Julie Noël. A tablet can motivate students in their learning because it is attractive and fun, but the student will be more motivated in his school career if he experiences successes and learns better. »Integrate this technological tool into meaningful and creative educational projects, open the class to the world and innovate, model the skills that will be useful to the 21e century go well beyond personal and professional use of the tool. Educational use is the challenge to be met in order to successfully integrate this ICT in the classroom.

After all, "it seems obvious to us that in 2014, our students should benefit from a tool that will become essential for the job market of tomorrow", adds Steve Morissette.

Theteam mentions “that it is neither the technologies nor the touch pad that will promote the motivation or the success of young people, but the uses that will be made of them, both by teachers and by students. In fact, the touchscreen tablet only has its place in the classroom if it contributes to the achievement of the school's mission: to educate, socialize, qualify. "She also stresses that" teachers should be neither technophiles nor technophobes when it comes to the use of the touch pad in school: our information society requires rather that they be techno-reflective. "

“It's the breath of fresh air that we expected, says Suzanne Harvey. Students quickly get to know the tool and their gestures are intuitive. All the conditions are met for a shift in the changes in teachers' practice. "

Useful Resources

Wireless network usage charter and mobile device usage
Alex-Manoogian School

The iPad at school: uses, advantages and challenges
Thierry Karsenti and Thierry Fievez

Local RECIT service of the CS des Chênes

The AppsEHDAA blog
Martin Gagnon, CSDM

The educational potential of 190 iPad applications
Local RECIT service of the CS des Affluents

The touch pad
Local RÉCIT service at the CS des Découveurs

The iPad training ebook of the local RÉCIT service of the CS des Affluents

The iPad training ebook of the local service of RÉCIT de la CS Laval

Useful applications on electronic tablets
Carrefour education thematic guide

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Classroom management
1. Have the courage to change your classroom management
2. Work in workshops
3. Do otherwise

The educational project
4. Appropriate the tablet… before the start of the educational project
5. Target your educational intentions
6. Opt for creative apps
7. Simplify educational projects… and focus on content

Skills development in students
8. Plan student actions
9. Empower students
10. Develop skills… which will be useful to them all their lives

Conclusion of the case
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