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 That means outdated computer systems can be retooled with Chromium OS, including powerful Google Apps and tools.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 […]

How The Literacy Group built a Chromebook laptop lending library for free

by Alan Cherwinski

AlphaPlus technology coaches can give your old laptops new life with a Chromebooks makeover (part of the Chromium OS Conversion Pilot Project). Check out our conversation with The Literacy Group’s Program Manager, Chris Prosser, about how the Waterloo-based organization is building a Chromebooks laptop lending library for their clients. Q: Why did you decide to engage […]

DownloadHelper (Free!)

July 24th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

DownloadHelper (Free!) When it comes to your organisation’s technical know how, we can help you catch up, keep up, or stay ahead of the pack. Whether you apply technologies at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, we want to help you adopt a range of tools that suit your needs. That’s why this month we’re […]

Tech Tuesdays – Google Drive webinar on May 10th

May 26th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Google Drive is a free service from Google. It that allows users to store files online and access them from anywhere and on any device using the cloud. Explore and learn how Google Drive can help your team to work collaboratively, and to create, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets, survey, quizzes and much more. Read More […]

Canva – easily create beautiful designs + documents

February 16th, 2016 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Canva is a simple graphic design software that allows you to create beautiful web graphics, flyers, posters, Facebook covers, and more. With a variety of layouts and quick drag-and-drop features it is a great tool for professional layouts and consistently stunning graphics. Whether it is for your program, your students or yourself you will absolutely love this tool! […]

Instagram – a photo-sharing tool everyone is talking about

July 2nd, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Instagram is a photo an video sharing app that allows you to take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, and then share it with others who follow you. It’s like a social network for sharing photos where posts can be shared with all followers or directly with one person. Instagram can be connected to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social channels so you can post your images and videos there as well.

Google URL shortener

May 13th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

URL_shortenerGoogle URL shortener is a quick and simple to use tool that lets you shorten, share and track how many times someone clicked on your shortened URLs in real time. It is useful when you are sharing website links with learners or trying to promote a website and the link is simply too long.

Google Chrome – presentation slides and webinar recording now available

November 20th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On November 18, 2014, at 3 pm, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Google Chrome – a web browser with apps and extensions webinar. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers used worldwide, recognized for being secure, fast, simple and stable. Chrome allows users to synchronize their bookmarks, history, and settings across all devices. […]

Tumblr – a blogging platform

October 13th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Known as a micro-blogging (short-form blogs) platform, Tumblr allows you to post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. Some describe Tumblr as a mix between Twitter (social networking component and short posts) and WordPress (blog roll with the latest updates showing first). […]

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