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January 2018

iPad’s Secret Powers – Discover assistive features on your iPad

January 9, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Discover the amazing accessibility features on the iPad, including Zoom, Speech to Text,  Speak Selection, customized display settings, Type to Siri and much, much more. We will discuss how to use these features for teaching and learning, and explore the basic accessibility features built into the iPad as well as how these can be used to support users with vision, hearing or sensory issues. We’ll also take a look at some literacy-friendly features and have a chat with Siri.

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DLI Tech Tuesdays: Using Google Sites to build websites

January 16, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Together we will explore how Google Sites can be used to set up and manage websites. We will take a closer look at embedding videos, documents, and forms as well. Monika Jankowska-Pacyna will share links, samples of websites, and specific tips on building effective sites. This free webinar will be delivered in partnership with the Deaf Literacy Initiative. We will be using Adobe Connect platform with the support of an interpreter.

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February 2018

Number Sense and Technology

February 13, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

People with number sense can use numbers flexibly. When we want to multiply seven by eight, we may have memorized our times tables and know that it is 56. But what if we forget? Someone with number sense would also be able to work out that seven times seven is 49 and then add seven to make 56, or they may work out 10 sevens and subtract two sevens (70 – 14 = 56). In this webinar, we will look…

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March 2018

What Is Blended Learning?

March 13, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

AlphaPlus staff have been working with Audrey Gardner on a paper that describes blended learning in literacy and basic skills. We have been looking at the research, what academics say, what other educators are doing, what literacy practitioners in other jurisdictions are doing and what we are doing here in Ontario. In this webinar, we will share what we have learned and ask you about your own experiences with blended learning. Click the Resource link below for a PDF of…

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April 2020

‘Zoom-in’ session: Video meetings

April 15, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

A closer look at Zoom, Google Meet/Hangouts, Skype/MS Teams, Jitsi and more...

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‘Zoom-in’ session: Online classes

April 22, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

A closer look at Google Classroom, Canvas, Moodle, Brightspace (D2L) and more...

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‘Zoom-in’ session: Connecting via Mobile Apps

April 29, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

A closer look at WhatsApp, Hangouts/Chat, Messenger, Viber and more...

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May 2020

‘Zoom-in’ sessions: Texting from computer

May 6, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

A closer look at RedOxygen, TextFree from Pinger and more...

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August 2020

PopUp PD webinar – Working together to support learners during a pandemic – the good, the bad and the unexpected…

August 27, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Are you wondering how other literacy programs have been handling the unexpected shift to remote teaching and learning during the pandemic? What tools and resources have they been using? What has been working well and what hasn’t? What are they planning for the Fall? Join Monika Jankowska-Pacyna and Alan Cherwinski from AlphaPlus on August 27 at 2 pm to hear what they have been working on and learning from their coaching programs when it comes to using technology — such…

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March 2021

DLI workshop on Google classroom

March 12 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

AlphaPlus is collaborating with the Deaf Literacy Initiative to offer training sessions to literacy practitioners in the Deaf and DeafBlind stream in Winter, 2021. On March 12, our team member Monika will provide training on Google Classroom features and share how literacy practitioners can use Google Classroom in their work. She will also discuss other Google programs that can work in tandem with Google Classroom.

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