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 […]

Learner Information – PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT

May 1st, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

A new fiscal year is underway and we are excited to announce a mini-project: an environmental scan of local data collection systems. As part of our 2017–18 business plan and with funding support from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, AlphaPlus will complete an environmental scan identifying local systems supporting the collection and […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

Protopage – a personalized page for your favourite news, posts, links, to-do lists, bookmarks and sticky notes

March 11th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Protopage is a personalized page and RSS reader (accessible from any computer or mobile device) that allows you to collect and easily access your own selection of news sites and blogs.

It is super easy to use – you can add any feed you want with the Add Widgets button on top of the page, or you can drag content right onto the desktop. 

This is a great tool for anyone interested in having a page with various links, resources and RSS feeds. Learners can benefit from using Protopage as well. It can help them manage their schedules and quickly find links and resources from any location at any time.

Using Evernote webinars – recording and presentation slides are available

March 3rd, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

In March, AlphaPlus hosted the Using Evernote with multi-level adult literacy students webinars with a special guest Maxine Brown-Simpson, an adult literacy instructor at Dixon Hall in Toronto. Maxine shared how she is using Evernote to foster independent learning with students. Maxine, who was a reluctant adopter of digital technology in her class, shared why […]

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