An online tool to “design absolutely anything, from logos and social media content to documents, prints and more. Tons of free templates, photos, etc”. A great way to create presentations and videos too!
Teachers can register for a FREE educator’s account using their SB ID. If your school board does not issue id’s, blacked-out pay stubs also work for registration.
Interactive Models and Sketches: A Scratch and Makey Makey Companion Guide
This guide was originally developed by RÉCITUS for Social Sciences. It has since been translated and adapted by LEARN. While created for the social sciences, interactive models and sketches could be used across the curriculum to teach curriculum outcomes and nurture digital competency.
A great example of local history and technology integration.
HONORE MERCIER PODCASTS: Students at Honoré Mercier Elementary School in St. Leonard were pretty busy during the first half of the school year, recording nine tri-lingual (English, French & Italian) podcasts about St. Léonard’s most famous landmarks.Celebrating an important achievement
From Café Milano – Montréal to the Caverne de St. Léonard, plaques will soon be placed in front of these famous locations with #QRCodes, which visitors can scan with their smartphone to listen.
Pedagogical organizations such as the RÉCIT and LEARN have greatly helped, in particular with setting up the BaladoWeb site that hosts all the podcasts.
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In addition to the dedicated teachers (Elisa Infusini, Karina Lajeunesse and Antonietta Morena) a team of resource people also contributed to the success of the project: Sonia Marotta (principal), Kish Gué (local RÉCIT consultant), Dimitri Ilias (Panorama), Thomas Stenzel (LEARN) and Sandra Laine (RÉCIT).
The project was launched at the Leonardo Da Vinci Center in Montréal where educational world leader Alan November was kind enough to offer a few words.
Teaching Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom: A Webinar for Québec Teachers
“This webinar is a partnership between Hands On Media Education & LEARN Québec. To learn more about Teaching Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom, please contact Hands On Media at email@example.com or visit www.handsonmediaeducation.com”
Common Sense Digital Passport Game
“Introduce students in grades 3–5 to Digital Passport™ by Common Sense Education. The award-winning suite of six interactive games addresses key issues kids face in today’s digital world. Each engaging game teaches critical digital citizenship skills that help students learn to use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. “
Micro:bit 101: Getting Started with Microcontrollers
New to Micro: bit? Check out this comprehensive course for teachers and students alike. It contains capsules, how-to instructions, extension activities, and more!
This site was created by the Provincial RÊCIT Service for the Anglophone Community.
Games for Building Critical-Thinking Skills: Common Sense Media — Top Picks
“Treat your students to these terrific, fun critical thinking games and watch how they develop thinking skills and more complex understandings of the world. On this list are puzzle games that help students solve problems and think ahead, story-based games that help students understand and unpack local and global issues, and strategy games that get students to manage time and resources.”
Design-Thinking Tools for Students: Common Sense Media — Top Picks
“To help students solve problems big and small through design thinking, we’ve collected resources on this list in two categories. The first offers ideation and collaboration tools students can use during the design process. The second offers mostly free, web-based resources that students can use to find their next design project, or that teachers can use to build lessons.”
Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding: Common Sense Media — Top Picks
“Through coding, students build essential literacy skills, gain an understanding of logic and sequence, and learn the mechanics of iteration. These tools support project-based learning and give students the freedom to create, collaborate, hack, remix, and tinker with their own unique designs. “