Create a Google Hangout link using Google Calendar

May 16th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Two-minute video lesson: Create an all-access Google Hangout link using Google Calendar Did you know Google Calendar can generate Google Hangout meeting access links automatically? Many people struggle with accessing the video calls. Complicated instructions, links and set-up times can delay calls and sap collaborative energy. In this two-minute Screencast video, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna, AlphaPlus Technology Coach […]

TECHNOLOGY WE LOVE! LiveBinders: A three-ring binder for the web

March 15th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

LiveBinders is a digital classroom organizer that helps you package and share information in a single place. Information is packaged like a binder or book, which makes it intuitive to navigate. Instructors and program coordinators can curate digital resources, store them in one easy-to-access place and share them with learners using a single web link. […]

Google Slides helps students develop multiple skills independently

by Alan Cherwinski

Prince Edward Learning Centre (PELC) uses Google Slides to help students develop multiple skills independently. Lori Farrington, a veteran classroom instructor at PELC, shares her experience using Google Slides with her learners. Single tool, multiple skills After struggling with PowerPoint, Lori switched to Google Slides as a presentation and collaborative learning tool. To get students […]

Technology Coaching Client, Charlotte Parliament of Simcoe County District School Board on migrating programs to Google Drive.

by Alan Cherwinski

Charlotte Parliament is the Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board. Responsible for the MAESD learning programs, she is on the move around the county, supporting six learning centres delivering a range of programs. As someone in constant contact with individual instructors and coordinators, Charlotte decided to use AlphaPlus technology […]

How the Literacy Uplift project is bringing the classroom to learners with a new app

January 20th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Literacy Nipissing participates in the Literacy Uplift project to develop an app for adult learners. We spoke with Vandra McQuarrie, Executive Director at Literacy Nipissing, about her organization’s role in developing the app and testing it with adult learners.

Tech Tuesday: Remind

December 5th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Remind, a free communication platform for instructors and students  Remind is a free tool that enables instructors to communicate with their students through text without exchanging phone numbers. A great tool that operates in real time, Remind lets instructors and students share last minute updates and communiques. Join us to learn how to set up […]

Use Chromium OS Conversion Pilot Project to give your old laptops new life!

November 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Chromium OS is the open-source development version of Chrome OS, a Google operating system (OS) that Chromebooks use. An entirely free OS, Chromium converts 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. Accompanied […]

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