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April Update:

Are your History exams approaching?  Try out LEARN’s Success Checker tests!  Check your knowledge and skills, at history and writing exams in general!

http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/curriculum/social_sciences/successcheckerresources/howtos/

 

March Update:

SOS LEARN is running for online tutorial help for all our students. Check out the site:

http://learnquebec.ca/en/services/tutorials.html

 

 

January Update:

New contest for animation:

http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/pedagogy/media_production/animation/Toon_A_PSA_Contest.html

December Update:

A new competition.

http://mindsharelearning.ca/videochallenge/

I think we have great stories to tell!

 

 

November Update:

LEARN Services: for a list of various services available: LEARNservices_2012colour-1

A new section for parents is ready to help them sift rapidly through the site
Secondary level: http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/index_cp_sec.html
Elementary: http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/index_cp_ele.html

October Update:

LEARN has launched a series of PD web events. Participation is open to
educators across the province and beyond.  (But we are sending this to  SS PLC members first, because spaces are limited!)

Upcoming Event: Social Sciences online: Great tools we can use together!
Date: November 12th, 2012
Time: 8 to 9 p.m.
Target Audience: Elementary, Cycle 2 & 3 and Secondary
Presenter: Paul Rombough

Description:
As students of social sciences our methodology demands we explore problems, find information, interpret facts and develop informed opinions. In the classroom we do this as individuals, but we also interact with others, in groups and with partners, expressing ourselves then sharing ideas, revising our work and constructing knowledge together. But can this collaborative process happen online? This presentation provides activity ideas that answer that question, using tools like Google Docs, Voicethread, Blogs, Prezi, and introducing the new Cartograf application for building shared maps and geographical sketches!

Register:
For more information about LEARN Web Events, click
here: http://bit.ly/LEARN-webevents For the registration follow the “Click Here For More” orange button.

Questions:
Any questions contact yours truly at prombough@learnquebec.ca
or write to  Kristine Thibeault & Susan van Gelder
LEARN Web Events
web-events@learnquebec.ca

Bookflix: LEARN has purchased the license to Scholastic BookFlix. If teachers log in to Learn Quebec, they will see the link appear on their home page, which will take them directly to teh site, without further log ins.

A blurb from their site describes it as:

“Introducing BookFlix, the new interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning – online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding. Perfect for use in the classroom, school library, and public library, BookFlix is accessible to every child – early readers, reluctant readers, and English Language Learners.”

I have yet to explore their database myself, but i am sure many of you will have fun with it, as will I.

Enjoy.

Brett

May Update:

Kindergarten News:

*Educational Approaches*
http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/curriculum_elem/kinder/approaches

Three hot topics are growing in this section of the web site:

Emergent Literacy
Classroom Organisation
Learning and Play

A new LES is now available to help you plan for next year’s implementation of
your Robotics project:

http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/curriculum_elem/kinder/learnSits/

Blog News:

“I want to tie my shoes” – Reflection and Goal Setting in Cycle One

Please share your own experiences with this topic, if you have them!

April Update:

As part of the BaldoWeb “Tuned in to Culture” project we will be holding a draw for an ipod touch at the end of April.
The link is to the main poster page which is also a link to the Rules page.

http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/pedagogy/media_production/podcasting/Balado_ipod.html

March Update:

LEARN announces our agreement with NFB — we have prepaid the access fees for all our community
For more: http://learnquebec.ca/en/services/nfb.html
In French: http://learnquebec.ca/fr/services/onf.htmlAnimation contest ends March 30th
http://contests.toonboom.com/Science contest – Secondary level – Lift Off and LEARN
http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/curriculum/mst/liftoff/index.html
Deadline: April 20thI hope you are reading our blog … blogs.learnquebec.ca
New articles are posted every Tuesday. Guest bloggers are welcome.

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