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Like a lot of people, I like to listen to podcasts. I have a dog that needs walking and I enjoy running to keep fit. As a result, I have a lot of time to …

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Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers

December 9, 2015 – 10:55 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers2,771 views

“Because it’s 2015.” This Justin Trudeau quote went viral when asked why his new cabinet is half women. And yet, women in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), have been on a steady decline since …

Living in a World of “Not-Yetness”

November 24, 2015 – 2:27 pm | One Comment | 1,857 views

Last week, Amy Collier and Jen Ross talked about the idea of “not-yetness” at the #OpenEd15 Conference in Vancouver, BC. They connected the idea of not-yetness in terms of the messy, risky and frustratingly hard …

The Students Have Spoken: Online Classes vs. Face to Face

November 6, 2015 – 9:22 am | Comments Off on The Students Have Spoken: Online Classes vs. Face to Face3,687 views

The student’s voice tends to be the voice not heard enough in the classrooms of the world. We at LEARN decided it might be time that students were given a platform to let their voices resound. What …

Your RÉCIT: What is it and who is it?

October 27, 2015 – 1:44 pm | 5 Comments | 3,757 views

Over the years I have had the privilege of working with the various local RÉCIT consultants and have always been impressed by their depth of knowledge and commitment.
For a bit of historical background, the RÉCIT …

L’initiative de citoyenneté numérique

October 13, 2015 – 11:34 am | Comments Off on L’initiative de citoyenneté numérique3,810 views

Ce billet est le fruit d’une collaboration avec l’équipe de l’initiative de citoyenneté numérique, DSCA-SAR, MEESR.
De nos jours, les outils numériques sont omniprésents. Nous les utilisons donc de façon quasi quotidienne que ce soit pour des raisons …

Being Human Online: It takes a village

October 6, 2015 – 3:05 pm | Comments Off on Being Human Online: It takes a village1,491 views

A digital surprise for me this week was driving up to a brand new Starbucks drive-through and being asked what I would like to order – from a video screen. Imagine my shock when a …

Copyright and Copyleft: using media in education

May 20, 2015 – 12:09 pm | 4 Comments | 2,257 views
Copyright and Copyleft: using media in education

THOU SHALT NOT STEAL – the creative work of others. Using images, text, videos… without giving credit to the creators is a form of stealing.
Did you know… any work, be it a piece of writing, …

Beyond the Textbook: Gamifying Classroom Management

April 22, 2015 – 7:31 am | 4 Comments | 3,188 views

 Would you consider using a gaming model of classroom management even if you yourself are not a gamer and don’t really get gaming? Tweet @learnquebec or reply below.
What if the engagement level of students in …

Skidoo Adventures and Other Tales: A consultant’s travelogue

April 14, 2015 – 9:15 pm | 6 Comments | 2,013 views

What are some of your consultant travel stories? Tweet @learnquebec, or leave a comment below!
The next time that I’m tempted to complain that my commute is too long, my cell phone call was dropped, or the …

Beyond the Textbook: Let the Games Begin!

March 23, 2015 – 11:51 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Let the Games Begin!2,722 views

Are you a gamer? Do you use games in your teaching, or wish you could? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec
There is no denying that the students sitting in front of us need to be …