Slack – Webinar

December 6th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Slack is a powerful instant messaging and collaboration tool designed for teams. This streamlined solution manages email volume by consolidating all communications in one place. During the webinar, we will tour the tool, exploring features like: channels — organizing team communications by projects, topics and teams so everyone can see what’s happening by sharing messages […]

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 […]

Tech Tuesday: Remind

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 […]

Apps for teaching and learning

by Alan Cherwinski

Wondering where to find and how to use mobile Apps in your literacy program? Join our free webinar on Apps for adult literacy teaching and learning on June 14th at 3:00 pm. We will explore and learn about a variety of Apps ( IOS & Android) that you can use to support teaching, learning and […]

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 That means outdated computer systems can be retooled with Chromium OS, including powerful Google Apps and tools.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

In conversation with technology coaching client, Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre

September 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Ever wonder what our technology coaching services are really like? Check out our Q&A with Jessa Reitsma, Learning Coordinator at Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre, discussing her organization’s experience with AlphaPlus Consultant and Technology Coach, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna. Q: How did having a technology coach help your organization achieve its digital learning goals? A: Monika was […]

AlphaPlus Services: “What’s in it For Me?”

July 24th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Did you know that AlphaPlus services are changing? Starting now your organization can take advantage of our free, services to leverage technology, train staff, and enhance your learners’ experiences. Here’s what our client, Katie McLeod, Learning Coordinator at Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Center had to say about our customize, client-focused solutions. “They listened to us […]

POLICY PROBLEMS The (mis)use of an international literacy test in Ontario’s literacy system

by Alan Cherwinski

The Learner Gains Research Project is bringing the Essential Skills for Employment and Education (ESEE) online assessment to LBS programs. AlphaPlus has been keeping an eye on the ESEE practice test pilot including issues, discussions, and the response from our sector. To help keep the conversation going, we are highlighting a new blog called ‘Policy […]

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Managing online resources with Diigo

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Creating digital learner surveys using Google Forms

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