Hour of Code Activities
Check out one-hour coding activities on the hour of code website. Most activities are available for free at any time. There are also coding events in December. You can search for activities by technological device, subject, grade level, coding familiarity and more! Activities are available in numerous languages.
Taste of Technology: Anglophone RÉCIT consultants
Anglophone RÉCIT consultants presented a deep dive into the Plan D’Action Numérique / Digital Action Plan (PAN/DAP) materials list for 2022-2023
Anglophone RÉCIT consultants presented a deep dive into the Plan D’Action Numérique / Digital Action Plan (PAN/DAP) materials list for 2022-2023. This video compilation includes brief overviews for the robots, microcontrollers, and invention kits below.
The approximate time location is indicated before the subject. You can also access the accompanying presentations for each technology in the respective links.
2:45 Beebot, Bluebot, Code & Go Mouse (7 mins) – Presentation
10:17 Ozobots (9 mins) – Presentation
19:00 LittleBits (8 mins)
27:27 Sphero & Artie 3000 (13 mins) – Presentation
40:16 Micro:bit & Spike Prime (19 mins) – Presentation
59:19 Makey Makey (12 mins) – Presentation
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.
3 Ways to Use Video Conferencing with Students Learning Remotely
“During this time of social isolation and remote learning, these video conferencing tools are lifesavers. . . Below are three suggestions for using these video conferencing platforms to continue teaching students as they learn remotely.” by Dr. Catlin Tucker
Video Explanation- Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams
“An end-to-end tutorial of Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams. This is a FREE Microsoft Teams new feature for education that improves student reading fluency, saves time and tracks insights and progress. Reading Progress in Teams is built into Assignments and is one of the new features in Microsoft Teams for Education.”
Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams
“A free tool designed to help students build confidence and reading fluency through personalized reading experiences built into Assignments in Microsoft Teams.
Navigating time constraints while also managing a class full of students is no small undertaking . . . Reading Progress in Teams ensures educators have more time to do what they do best – teach!”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. “
Responsibility of the Ripple
A Google Slide Deck to help facilitate a classroom discussion about ethical citizenship. It can be duplicated and adjusted to suit the needs of your students. Retrieved from Instructional Technology Coaching Program’s 2021 Digital Citizenship resources.