La Boîte à Jeux: Building Connections Between High School and Elementary School Students Through Information and Communications Technology (2001)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Since 1998, students and teachers from a high school in Nicolet, Quebec, have partnered with local elementary school students and teachers to produce Internet-based, interactive platforms for their stories, games and puzzles.

La Boîte à Jeux, a project supported by Industry Canada’s GrassRoots Program, sees older students work hand in hand with younger students, sharing their information and communications technology (ICT) knowledge and skills.

The project also encourages teachers to design class projects and curriculum-based learning modules with a focus on the integration and implementation of ICT.

As well as encouraging peer learning and mentoring, the project is helping to develop a greater awareness among students and teachers of how ICT can transform their work into an interactive, hands-on, interesting and fun resource.

Activities have included building web pages to showcase students’ work; making and posting Internet-based games; and using e-mail and the Internet to do research.

Nicolet is in southern Quebec, about 20 kilometres away from Trois-Rivières.

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Kurtis Kitagawa, Douglas Watt and Elaine Lacroix. La Boîte à Jeux: Building Connections Between High School and Elementary School Students Through Information and Communications Technology 2001. Web. 25 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/la_boite_a_jeux/la_boite_a_jeux.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa, Douglas Watt & Elaine Lacroix (2001). La Boîte à Jeux: Building Connections Between High School and Elementary School Students Through Information and Communications Technology. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/la_boite_a_jeux/la_boite_a_jeux.pdf
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