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: SMARTBoard

December 5th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Are you a SMART Board user? SMARTBoard – a closer look at SMART Exchange, Notebook, Notebook Express and SMART kapplack – a powerful instant messaging and collaboration tool. Are you struggling with using it beyond its projector capabilities? Join us to explore SMARTExchange, a website with various activities you can download or use in your […]

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 That means outdated computer systems can be retooled with Chromium OS, including powerful Google Apps and tools.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

Zaption – turn online videos into interactive learning experiences for your students

February 16th, 2016 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Zaption is a web application that allows you to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries, to create interactive learning experiences for students. Zaption helps instructors enhance student’s learning by quickly turning videos into interesting and interactive lessons that engage learners, deepen understanding, and track progress. Here […]

Mozilla Open Badges

by Administrator

Open Badges, a new online standard launched in March 2013 by Mozilla, is open source, free software, which any organization can use to create, issue and verify digital badges to recognize and verify learning. Many of us are familiar with and likely earned some kind of physical badge in our lifetime. Who can forget all […]

Apps and iPads in the literacy classroom

by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

iPads inspire creativity and hands-on learning among users of all ages. With a simple and intuitive interface, they allow students to engage with digital content, find information in an instant and access resources wherever they go. iPads are fairly new in the adult literacy classroom but their popularity and benefits cannot be ignored. With the […]

Personal Digital Toolbox

June 20th, 2015 by Maria Moriarty

Are you looking for a simple and quick way to find online resources for teaching and learning? Look no further – The Personal Digital Toolbox for Busy Educators may be just what you are looking for. Although this LiveBinder was assembled for teachers in Colorado school districts, it is a very full list that links […]

Maxine wins an EO Leadership Award

May 27th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

We are thrilled to announce that our nominee Maxine Brown-Simpson, an LBS Instructor at Dixon Hall who participated in AlphaPlus’ March webinars to share her experience with using Evernote in her multi-level classroom, has won an Employment Ontario Leadership Award in Innovation. Maxine was nominated by our staff member Monika Jankowska-Pacyna, who coached Maxine in using digital […]

Nominating Maxine for an EO Leadership Award

April 22nd, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

We are excited to announce that we have nominated Maxine Brown-Simpson, the LBS instructor from Dixon Hall in Toronto who participated in our March webinars to share her experience with using Evernote in her multi-level classroom, for the Employment Ontario Leadership Award. Maxine is among 36 other innovation nominees for this special award and we […]

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