The purpose of this activity is to familiarize students with the potential of online tools for problem-solving.
Students will be divided into teams of 3 to 5 people. As an in-class activity that can be completed for homework, each team will be assigned the same problem to solve using online tools on their smartphones. It can be a complex math problem that introduces new formulas they haven’t been taught yet or an important social problem like hunger, poverty or the lack of privacy in the 21st century. Students will be encouraged to think outside the box and consult online resources (journal articles, videos, newspapers, etc.). Students will be given online tools such as the Google Suite, the Microsoft Suite or Span Nureva to assist them in putting all their ideas together as a team. Halfway through the activity, the class will briefly come together in order to share each team’s findings.
We are grateful to the Entente Canada-Quebec for funding this project.
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