Open Creative Spaces: Outdoor Education

A collection of resources for getting started with outdoor education with an integration of technology. Some activity ideas include Geocaching, rockets, shadow art, micro:bit and more.

Gapminder Tools for country comparisons

Gapminder is a great online statistical tool to analyse trends and note differences between countries around the world. In this example, students are asked to make conclusions around different examples of disparity.

Canva for Community Infographics

Digital Competency in Action:  Canva is an online design tool with many templates and functions that help you create complex representations of information, like infographics!

In this DCA example, students are asked to create an infographic to represent a Northern Indigenous community.

Sketchnotes applications

A sketching or drawing app is a great way for students to “describe” elements of a society, but also to indicate and categorize changes or differences between older time periods or even between other societies.  In this DCA example, students are asked to illustrate “How did Québec open up to the world around 1980?”  by focusing on the How, What, Where, and Who.

Makey Makey 1-Pager

A double-sided document to get started with Makey Makey. This document includes an overview and key features, ideas to integrate the microcontroller into different subject curriculum, and additional resources.

Kubo 1-Pager

A double-sided document to get started with Kubo robot. This document includes an overview and key features, ideas to integrate the robot into different subject curriculum, and additional resources.

Bee-Bot 1-Pager

A double-sided document to get started with Bee-bots. This document includes an overview and key features, ideas to integrate the robot into different subject curriculum, and additional resources.

Cubelets 1-Pager

A double-sided document to get started with Cubelets. This document includes an overview and key features, ideas to integrate the robot into different subject curriculum, and additional resources.

Code and Go Mouse 1-Pager

A double-sided document to get started with Code and Go Mouse. This document includes an overview and key features, ideas to integrate the robot into different subject curriculum, and additional resources.

Ozobot 1-Pager

A double-sided document to get started with Ozobot’s Bit and Evo robots. This document includes an overview and key features, ideas to integrate the robot into different subject curriculum, and additional resources.

Total Solar Eclipse Events in Quebec / Évènements de l’éclipse solaire au Québec

This document contains a list of Total Solar Eclipse Events in Quebec taking place on April 8th, 2024.

Ce document contient une liste d’événements liés à l’éclipse solaire au Québec qui auront lieu le 8 avril 2024.

Eclipse resources for parents / Ressources sur l’éclipse pour les parents

This bilingual document contains various resources for parents about the Total Solar Eclipse taking place on April 8th, 2024.

Ce document bilingue contient diverses ressources pour les parents concernant l’éclipse solaire qui aura lieu le 8 avril 2024.

Unboxing the Excitement: Screen-Free Robotics for Elementary Cycle 2 & 3

A blog post about briefly introducing the screen-free robots that were unboxed by our RECIT consultant and some ideas for infusing them into content areas at the elementary cycle 2 & 3 levels!

Unboxing Specdrums by Sphero

This unboxing video was hosted by LEARN – RÉCIT provincial service for the anglophone community. The video will provide tips and trick on how to get started with Specdrums, as well as some cross curricular activity ideas to get you and your students started. Specdrums Edu App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/specdrums-edu/id1123774766 Specdrums Mix App Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/specdrums-mix/id1447182043 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sphero.specdrumsmix&hl=en&gl=US

Teaching about the Total Solar Eclipse

In this webinar, we’ll learn all about the upcoming total solar eclipse coming to Quebec on Monday, April 8th.

With guidance from Trevor Kjorlien, Space Educator from Plateau Astro, we’ll learn how to teach what a solar eclipse is with simple physical models and free software tools. We’ll learn about the path of totality, what the eclipse will look like from the ground, and some suggested tips for that Monday afternoon.

This webinar is a collaboration between LEARN RÉCIT Provincial Service for the Anglophone Community, Plateau Astro, and MaST Coordinating Committee.

Unboxing Code and Go Mouse by Learning Resources

Join the LEARN RÉCIT Team for the Anglophone community, and one of their student assistants, as they unbox Code and Go Robot Mouse by Learning Resources.

 

Unboxing Cubelets

Join the LEARN RÉCIT Team for the Anglophone community, and one of their student assistants, as they unbox Cubelets by Modular Robotics!

Modular Robotics Website: https://modrobotics.com/

Cubelets Apps: https://modrobotics.com/cubelets-apps/

Unboxing Kubo

Watch as members of the LEARN/RÉCIT team for the Anglophone community unbox Kubo and explore how this robot can be used to enhance students’ digital and subject-specific competencies!

Open Creative Space Day: Unplugged & Basics of Robotics

Presentation slides from our OCS day on February 22, 2024. Introducing different robots and resources to integrate each into your classroom.

Cublets Challenge Cards

These Cublet challenge cards are great for centers or for students who finish their work early! They are a great was to activate student’s problem solving skills! On the front of a card is a challenge, if you flip the page you will also see hints to complete each challenge!

Student Eclipse Research Activity

A handout where students explore resources related to the eclipse on April 8th, 2024, and then answer questions about what they learned and how they plan to safely view the event.

Using Sphero Specdrums In The Classroom

An article by Eleni Kyritsis with some fun ideas of how to use specdrums in class to make learning more engaging and accessible to learners.

Time Line Activity: How did the role of women in Quebec society change between 1905 and 1980?

There are many different tools you can use to make digital timelines like Miro and Canva. This task will use the time line tool on the National Council of Teachers of English website. Students will establish facts about 4 documents. Then, they will situate them in time and create a time line production. Finally, they will respond to a question asking them to article some of the changes that occured with regards to the role of women in Quebec society between 1905 and 1980.

Access the activity here.

Access response guide for formative assessment.

 

Note: The response guide is protected so students can’t peak! Teachers can request access as needed!

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Toolkit

The UDL toolkit was created in collaboration by ALDI, LEARN, NFSB, RSB and SWLSB.  The activities in the toolkit provide a constructivist approach to learning about the guidelines.  Through the creation of this toolkit, our goal is to support the implementation of UDL practices within Quebec classrooms, leading to increased student success.

Unboxing Matatalab Coding Set

Check out the Matatalab Coding set, a cool little screen free robot for our youngest learners. It’s easy to get started, lots of different options for play and above all it’s fun!

Office de la protection du consommateur

A collection of lesson plans and resources developed by the Office de la protection du consommateur of Quebec. The lessons center around financial education, marketing influence, and how to stay safe when making online purchases.

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Kubo Robotics: YouTube

Are you new to Kubo or did you recently get a new extension kit (lucky!)?

Check out the how-to videos available on the Kubo YouTube channel. They contain lots of ideas and great tips to help get you and your students started.

Kubo: Blog

Explore lesson ideas, pedagogical benefits and training webinars and opportunities to support you and your students with Kubo in class!

Kubo: Quick Start Guide

A guide to getting started with Kubo. A fun, screen-free, robot for pre-k and elementary students!

Accessed by LEARN/RÉCIT January, 2024.

Connecting a Micro:Bit to a Model or Diorama

This video provides an overview of how to connect a Micro:Bit to a model or diorama. An interactive model or diorama project can be used across subjects, including Social Sciences!

This video is based on “Connecter un micro:bit à une maquette” which was originally created by l’équipe du RÉCIT univers social (info@recitus.qc.ca). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07AlR3WK5Vs

It was adapted by the RÉCIT Provincial Service for the Anglophone Community (LEARN) in Jan. 2024.

Code Along! Scratch & Scratch Jr.

Recording of the Code Along webinar hosted by the RECIT Provincial Service for the Anglophone Community on January 9, 2024! This recording is just under 1 hour, where we introduced educators to both Scratch & Scratch Jr. coding platforms in a slow, collaborative fashion. The intention of this webinar and recording is to inspire educators in integrating Edtech into their classrooms.

Code Along! Scratch & Scratch Jr. Presentation

Accompanying presentation slides of the Code Along webinar hosted by the RECIT Provincial Service for the Anglophone Community! This recording is just under 1 hour, where we introduced educators to Scratch & Scratch Jr. coding platforms in a slow, collaborative fashion. The intention of this webinar and recording is to inspire educators in integrating Edtech into their classrooms.

Screen Free Robotics for our Youngest Learners

A blog post about the different types of screen-free robots that can be used in the preschool and cycle 1 classroom.

Bricoler l’AI avec Scratch et le Micro:Bit à FCC 2023

A blog post about the LEARN/RECIT team’s experience at the FCC annual gather of tech integration consultants to share and learn collaboratively together.

Education for Truth and Reconciliation: Tell me a story… using digital technology

A collection of English resources for teaching with digital tools, specific to the topic Education for Truth and Reconciliation.

Digital Tools for Storytelling: Education for Truth and Reconciliation – Presentation

These are the accompanying presentation slides for the workshop offered by the RÉCIT Provincial Service for the Anglophone Community, youth sector.

In this one-hour workshop, we will share various digital tools for storytelling and discuss how storytelling can support the infusion of Indigenous ways of knowing and doing in schools. Stories are versatile and can be used across the curriculum and with students of every age, so we invite all educators to watch the recording and review the accompanying slides.

Digital Tools for Storytelling: Education for Truth and Reconciliation

This workshop was offered by the RÉCIT Provincial Service for the Anglophone Community, youth sector. In this one-hour workshop, we will share various digital tools for storytelling and discuss how storytelling can support the infusion of Indigenous ways of knowing and doing in schools. Stories are versatile and can be used across the curriculum and with students of every age, so we invite all educators to watch the recording!

Accompanying resources are listed in the YouTube video description.

GAME-CHANGING AI TOOLS FOR EVERY CLASSROOM

Artificial intelligence (AI) need neither be greeted with hype or hysteria. Sometimes AI is just software. by Gary Stager

“THE” Scratch Resource List

This list of Scratch and Scratch Jr. resources is the most extensive and all encompassing you’ll find anyway! Projects, studios, teacher accounts, strategies… you name it, it is on this list…

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