Friday, December 18, 2015

Seasons Greetings
I would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year, full of peace and joy!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Concept mapping in Notebook 15

Notebook 15 includes interactive concept-mapping within the Notebook application for the first time. Concept maps are a natural way to connect ideas and collaborate either on a laptop or multi-user SMART Board interactive display.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Moodle 3.0 is now released!

On November 16th, Moodle 3.0 was officially released. It offers many improvements and new features. Some highlights include:
  • New interactive quiz question types
  • Editable forum email templates
  • Ability to duplicate rows in assignment rubric interface
  • Ability for default dashboard changes to reset all users’ dashboards
  • Ability to delete personal messages
  • Backup functionality with new logging system
  • Ability for students to see each other’s contact details without global permission if they are able to see each other’s course profile
Note : Moodle itself does not support video-conferencing, but they have integrated each and every MoodleCloud site with a free version of BigBlueButton

Friday, November 27, 2015

Connected Educators

For the last 3 years, October has been the Connected Educators Month (CEM). Online communities and learning networks are helping educators learn, providing just in time access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration. Last October marked the fourth annual CEM (simultaneously in USA and New Zealand) , 31 days of connected learning, focusing on topics such as : Future Ready, innovations in assessment, social and emotional learning, STEM education, connected learning, sparking creativity and curiosity, after school programs, professional learning, global education and diversity, and multi-tiered systems of support.

Note : See also video on Professional Learning Networks

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

RECIT-VT Workshop Series 2015-2016

Contact Shelley Smythe, ELVEC In-Service Coordinator, CVCEC at Telephone: (450) 829-2396, Fax: (450) 829-2398 or Email: for more information on how to book a workshop at your school board.

Friday, November 6, 2015

The S.A.M.R. Model Explained by Ruben R. Puentedura
S.A.M.R. is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your class. Here is a video explaining the SAMR's four levels:

Friday, October 30, 2015

Virtual Presence Robot

Double is being used in education in many ways, including building hybrid classrooms with both online and in-person students, to enable professors to continue teaching when they move out of state, and even in library services for giving remote tours and showcasing innovative technology.

Videos illustrating education applications:

Monday, October 26, 2015

 Complementary Online Resources for Adult Learners

CORAL, a new initiative from LEARN to support Adult General Education & Vocational Training students!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hands-on learning with iPad

“iPad and AirPlay allow us to demonstrate a procedure just once, record it, and play it on the big screen for all the students to view and discuss.”
— Greg Unger, diesel technology instructor, Northwest Kansas Technical College

Thursday, October 8, 2015

What’s so great about Google Drive? And why should my students be using it? by Jennifer Gonzalez

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hybrid Delivery in Voc. Ed.

This hybrid training offered at Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is a new approach to delivering an individualized vocational program, unlike individualized classroom instruction; it is delivered through the Internet. The total duration of the course is 735 hours distributed as follows:
  • 420 hours online
  • 210 hours in person (at the CDC Pont-Viau)
  • 105 hours of internship

The essential part of the course is done online for students geographically distant, training is delivered during set time periods. The online training environment includes tools replicating the interaction of a classroom. The student has direct contact with the teacher, even if he or she is not physically in the classroom. The student must engage in training for 15 hours minimum per week.
The face-to-face part of the training is 210 hours in total and will takes place at the CDC Pont-Viau (6 hours per week). Meetings with teachers and other students will give an opportunity to do simulation exercises, practice software and make summative and formative assessments.

The internship period of 105 hours and is carried out in the workplace, with the supervision of a teacher.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Google Summit in Rosemère

Two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.
The Summit includes two keynote presentations, 8 breakout sessions, a demo slam competition and a closing capstone session. Participants will be able to attend beginner through advanced sessions on uses of Google Apps in the classroom.

Monday, September 14, 2015

5th Moodle Moot Canada in Montréal!

If you are using Moodle, or planning to use it as content management, this is the best event in town to learn about an Open Source tool for producing modular internet-based courses.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

RÉCIT-VT mandate

The mandate of RÉCIT-VT has four components:

  1. Organize and provide training related to ICT;
  2. Support projects that integrate techno-pedagogy;
  3. Ensure a quality educational technology monitoring;
  4. Foster a network culture among stakeholders of vocational training.

Welcome to the RÉCIT-VT Blog!

What is RÉCIT?
RÉCIT is a network focused on the development of students' skills through the integration of information and communications technology (ICT). It is mainly through training, support and guidance of teachers RÉCIT realizes that this mandate while developing a culture of network and sharing. This is a structure that has about 120 contacts distributed in:

  • 71 local services to the general education of youth (1 school board service and 1 for private educational institutions);
  • 17 regional services to the general adult education (1 Service by administrative region and one for the English-speaking community);
  • 12 national services which provide special support:in connection with a learning area of ​​the Québec Education Program (arts, professional and personal development, languages, mathematics, science and technology, social sciences and integrating project);or for targeted school groups (special education, early childhood education, adult general education, vocational training and services to the Anglophone community).

RÉCIT is financially supported by the Ministère de l'Éducationde l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR). School boards (Riverside School Board in the case of Voc. Ed.) will manage resource persons RÉCIT-VT (Tami Belhadj) and determine priorities for action. The MEESR also contributes to the development of network culture, promoting peer learning and sharing of expertise. This blog is an example of the network culture as it promotes the sharing of resources developed by the various Vocational Education actors in the 9 anglophone schoolboards.