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Health

Ontario schools move online as school closures are extended 

Ontario schools won’t be open for students until at least May 4 to fight the spread of COVID-19, Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford announced in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. “The decision to extend school closures was not made lightly,” »

Health

Quebec releases online learning service while schools remain closed

Quebec’s Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge announced earlier today the launch of a bilingual online learning service for parents and children to use from home while schools remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The service, called Open School, or L’École »

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Digital learning resources being offered during COVID-19 outbreak

With most schools across Canada closed to slow down the spread of COVID-19, some Canadian companies are offering support to families who may find themselves in uncharted territory. To help families, Pearson Canada, a company that works with teachers on »

Health, Society

Two more Quebec high schools postpone and cancel Europe trips over coronavirus

Two English language high schools in the greater Montreal area have decided to postpone or straight up cancel their student trips to Europe due to concerns of the coronavirus. The news came later on the same day a school in »

Internet, Science and Technology

Quebec company partners with Dell to expand reach of immersive learning spaces

Quebec based company Lü Interactive Playground announced yesterday that it is partnering with Dell Technologies to begin implementing interactive and immersive learning to schools around the world. Using giant projectors, sounds systems and 3D cameras, Lü Interactive Playground is able »

Society

Ontario set to open first French university in 2021

A historic decision is giving birth to the Université de l’Ontario Français. Jointly funded by the provincial government of Ontario and federal government of Canada, the school is set to open its doors in Toronto in 2021. It will be »

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian company releases guide on teaching basics of artificial intelligence

A Canadian science and technology company named Actua has released an AI Education Handbook that guides teachers on how to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to elementary and high school students. “AI is an emerging technology that will be »

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Ontario classrooms: mobile phone ban now in effect

Announced by the Ontario government earlier this year,  students in the provinces classrooms will not be allowed to use their mobile phones in class. The exceptions are if they’re needed for part of a classroom lesson, or for special needs »

Religion, Society

Storm of veteran’s protest reverses school decision on Remembrance Day prayer

Perhaps the administrators thought they were making a “modern” decision. Administrators at Jubilee Elementary School in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton said they wanted to make the annual Remembrance Day commemoration “more inclusive” by eliminating the Remembrance prayer for the November »

Health, Society

Schoolteachers suffer rapidly increasing violence

It’s getting harder to be a schoolteacher in Canada, and less safe even for school educators of very young students in elementary school. A new study on the issue of violence against elementary school teachers in Canada’s most populous province, »