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May 2017

Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy Event

May 10

Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy | Regroupement d’Ottawa pour l’alphabétisation is holding a professional development and networking day in Arnprior. Alan Cherwinski will attend and present information on the AlphaPlus Tech Coaching services.  

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Supporting learners with online assessments and digital tools

May 9 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Navigating online surveys is becoming more common for learners as programs assess clients and gather feedback. This webinar will outline a lesson plan that helps learners use survey and assessment tools to help them build their confidence and skills to complete them independently . The lesson plan integrates customizable surveys in SurveyMonkey and Google Forms. During this webinar, we will also discuss valuable information about clients’ use of digital survey tools as well as their preferences and best practices.

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April 2017

Managing online resources with Diigo

April 11 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Quickly find and manage online resources with bookmarking tool, Diigo Do you have a list of websites you want to reference in a Word document? How about a bunch of links stored away in various emails in your inbox? In this webinar, we show the simple organizing power of bookmarking tool Diigo. This tool allows you to amalgamate, simplify, organize and share your collection of links. This webinar will also reveal useful links from the AlphaPlus Web Index, to add…

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March 2017

Chromebooks Webinar

March 14 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

AlphaPlus technology coaches can give your old laptops new life with a Chromebooks makeover (part of the Chromium OS Conversion Project). Chromium OS is the open-source development version of Chrome OS, a Google operating system (OS) that Chromebooks use. A free Operating System, Chromium converts old PC computers and laptops into state-of-the-art CloudReady devices that work much like Chromebooks. That means outdated computer systems can be retooled with Chromium OS, including powerful Google Apps and tools. Join us for a webinar…

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February 2017

Tech Tuesdays: Protopage

February 21 @ 3:00 AM - 4:00 AM EST
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Protopage is a free and easy-to-use RSS reader, Internet start page and virtual desktop. If you have ever wished to be able to easily collect, store and find web pages, bookmarks and notes, then Protopage is the tool for you. Learn how easy it is to stay on top of what’s happening in adult education, technology and the world. This tool also allows you to easily save bookmarks and notes all in one place and for free! Questions? Please contact…

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Tech Tuesday: Digital Skills for Employment, Further Education Training & Independence

February 14 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

During this webinars we will be exploring the digital skills needed for employment, education and independence. Together we will review: What digital skills employers expect? What digital skills are essential for success in post secondary? What digital skills do we need to navigate the world every day? Additional resources shared (website)  https://sites.google.com/alphaplus.ca/digital-skills-resources/employment

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January 2017

DLI Tech Tuesdays: Quizlet

January 31 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Quizlet is a tool for creating online activities and tests. Join us to learn about Quizlet, an online tool that allows you to create study sets including flashcards, tests and study games to make learning fun. During the webinar, we will tour the tool, exploring features like: ●    how to setup your account ●    how to create various activities and share them with your students *This free webinar will be delivered in partnership with the Deaf Literacy Initiative. We will…

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Dropbox Webinar

January 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Create an internal network for resource sharing and backup Join us for a webinar that provides an overview of Dropbox and how it can be used as an alternative for an internal network that enables resources sharing and back up of files. Dropbox and Google have competed to provide cloud storage and file sharing. We will review how Dropbox works and what makes it different from Google Drive. We will have a quick look at productivity tools and sharing features…

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November 2016

Remind – a free communication platform for instructors and students

November 8, 2016 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Remind is a free tool that enables instructors to communicate with their students through text without exchanging phone numbers. Its ability to be immediate means that instructors and students can send each other last minute updates. Join us to learn how to set up Remind and to find out how instructors are using it.

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October 2016

Smart Board

October 11, 2016 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

SMARTBoard - a closer look at SMART Exchange, Notebook, Notebook Express and SMART kapplack - a powerful instant messaging and collaboration tool

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