SFU Presentation: French literacy and numeracy apps on the iPad, March 5, 2015

WHAT: Two interactive presentations using iPad
FOR WHOM: Parents and teachers of children 5 to 12 years old
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7 to 9 pm
WHERE: École Jules-Verne, 5445 Baillie Street, Vancouver

Literacy with Scribjab
www.scribjab.com
In this presentation, SFU Professors Kelleen Toohey and Diane Dagenais will demonstrate the use of Scribjab, a website and application for use in multilingual classrooms and with children (5 to 12 years old) in multilingual families. The website and application enable the web publishing of multilingual stories by providing tools for narration and illustration and for young writers’ interaction with one another through story writing.

Numeracy with TouchCounts
www.touchcounts.ca
SFU professor Nathalie Sinclair, Canada Research Chair in Tangible Mathematics Learning, will present an app she has developed to enrich mathematical learning, both at the cognitive and affective levels. TouchCounts allows for mathematical exploration and creation while deeply engaging young children with mathematical concepts and practice.

The presentations, organized by the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs at Simon Fraser University in partnership with the Fédération des parents francophones de Colombie-Britannique are part of a series of conferences and events entitled Le printemps de la francophonie 2015 à SFU.

Registration required: register online here.
Please bring your own iPad and download the apps in advance of the event. Only a limited number of iPads will be available on site.

Light refreshments will be served after the presentations.

For more info, please contact BAFF/OFFA:
http://www.sfu.ca/baff-offa/fr/contact/

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