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.

Blockly Games

Coding games and puzzles with different step-by-step levels to guide you. It is available in numerous languages.

Merge Cube Webinar

Have you heard about Merge cube? Here is a webinar with more information about Merge educational tools. You can even print your own free merge cubes to explore different topics with students.


Courses on numerous subjects related to technology including the K8 robots, 3D printing and Micro-bits. Some courses are free, others are available at cost.


Make your own free ‘jeopardy-style’  games for classroom content or access a game that was created by another educator.

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


Need to set up meetings with parents, co-workers, administration, etc.  When2meet is a free tool to help simplify planning meetings with multiple people.


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.

Poly X50 Video Conference System Flip Book Guide

Learn more about setting up the Poly X50 and using it with different video conferencing software. A guide developed by AVI-SPL Training and Adoption Services.

Poly X50 Reference Video

Learn more about how to install and use the Poly X50. Video by AVI-SPL Training and Adoption Services.

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Custom Wordle

Create your own Wordle games to share with friends. A great way to practice new vocabulary and spelling words!

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.

Icograms Tutorial

A tutorial on how to use the online tool, Icograms, a model-making program. Created by RÉCIT Univers Social. Translated by LEARN.

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

Tool kit for Online Instructors

“Some helpful guidelines for improving your online teaching” from  the book, Jump-Start Your Online Classroom – Mastering Five Challenges in Five Days, by David S. Stein and Constance E.  Available through Stanford University.


An online to quickly and easily create online tutorials. You can even add your own voice or text-to-voice narration.

Resources for using an I-Pad with Teams and Microsoft

A Wakelet created by educational consultants at Western Quebec School Board which contains resources to help parents and educators use iPads with Teams and Microsoft software.


An interactive whiteboard with lots of features! You can input links, save as pdfs, input templates, and more.


“Save, organize and share content from across the web with Wakelet. Save articles, videos, images, Tweets and more, organize them into stunning collections”

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!”

How to Automatically Subtitle and Translate Google Slides and PowerPoint Presentations

How to Automatically Subtitle and Translate Google Slides and PowerPoint Presentations


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 info@handsonmediaeducation.com or visit www.handsonmediaeducation.com”


Online Gathering Rooms. “Guests can see who is speaking to whom. They move their avatars around with their mouse. To join a conversation, they move closer. To leave it, they move away. Simple as that.”


“InCtrl is a series of free standards-based lessons that teach key digital citizenship concepts. These lessons, for students in grades 4-8, are designed to engage students through inquiry-based activities, and collaborative and creative opportunities.”

Everfi Ignition: Digital Literacy Lessons

6 Lessons for grade 6-9 students on various aspects related to digital competency.

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. “

PBS Technological Literacy Resources

A large collection of engaging videos and resources on ethical citizenship,  critical thinking and the use of technology.

Digital Citizenship Bingo Card Ideas

A template that can be duplicated and adjusted to suit the needs of your students. Retrieved from Instructional Technology Coaching Program’s 2021 Digital Citizenship resources.

Activity Books by Common Sense Media

Online books for students to learn more about digital citizenship. You can remix the books to suit your own needs. They also have a read-to-me function to support learners.

Center for Humane Technology

Information and action guides for high school students to learn more about social media and media influence.

PEARDECk Slides on Digital Footprint and Tattoos

A Google slides presentation that can be duplicated and adjusted to suit the needs of your students. Retrieved from Instructional Technology Coaching Program’s 2021 Digital Citizenship resources.

EDU Puzzle Digital Citizenship Course for Students

A “free Digital Citizenship course made up of online video lessons to protect your students while using technology.” High school students receive an online certificate of achievement for completing.

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.


A good way to bring technology into your math classroom. “Free digital tools for class activities, graphing, geometry, collaborative whiteboard and more.”

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