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January 2017

Dropbox Webinar

January 10, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Create an internal network for resource sharing and backup Join us for a webinar that provides an overview of Dropbox and how it can be used as an alternative for an internal network that enables resources sharing and back up of files. Dropbox and Google have competed to provide cloud storage and file sharing. We will review how Dropbox works and what makes it different from Google Drive. We will have a quick look at productivity tools and sharing features…

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DLI Tech Tuesdays: Quizlet

January 31, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Quizlet is a tool for creating online activities and tests. Join us to learn about Quizlet, an online tool that allows you to create study sets including flashcards, tests and study games to make learning fun. During the webinar, we will tour the tool, exploring features like: ●    how to setup your account ●    how to create various activities and share them with your students *This free webinar will be delivered in partnership with the Deaf Literacy Initiative. We will…

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February 2017

Tech Tuesday: Digital Skills for Employment, Further Education Training & Independence

February 14, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

During this webinars we will be exploring the digital skills needed for employment, education and independence. Together we will review: What digital skills employers expect? What digital skills are essential for success in post secondary? What digital skills do we need to navigate the world every day? Additional resources shared (website)  https://sites.google.com/alphaplus.ca/digital-skills-resources/employment

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Tech Tuesdays: Protopage

February 21, 2017 @ 3:00 AM - 4:00 AM EST

Protopage is a free and easy-to-use RSS reader, Internet start page and virtual desktop. If you have ever wished to be able to easily collect, store and find web pages, bookmarks and notes, then Protopage is the tool for you. Learn how easy it is to stay on top of what’s happening in adult education, technology and the world. This tool also allows you to easily save bookmarks and notes all in one place and for free! Questions? Please contact…

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March 2017

Chromebooks Webinar

March 14, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

AlphaPlus technology coaches can give your old laptops new life with a Chromebooks makeover (part of the Chromium OS Conversion Project). Chromium OS is the open-source development version of Chrome OS, a Google operating system (OS) that Chromebooks use. A free Operating System, Chromium converts old 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. Join us for a webinar…

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April 2017

Managing online resources with Diigo

April 11, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Quickly find and manage online resources with bookmarking tool, Diigo Do you have a list of websites you want to reference in a Word document? How about a bunch of links stored away in various emails in your inbox? In this webinar, we show the simple organizing power of bookmarking tool Diigo. This tool allows you to amalgamate, simplify, organize and share your collection of links. This webinar will also reveal useful links from the AlphaPlus Web Index, to add…

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May 2017

Supporting learners with online assessments and digital tools

May 9, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Navigating online surveys is becoming more common for learners as programs assess clients and gather feedback. This webinar will outline a lesson plan that helps learners use survey and assessment tools to help them build their confidence and skills to complete them independently . The lesson plan integrates customizable surveys in SurveyMonkey and Google Forms. During this webinar, we will also discuss valuable information about clients’ use of digital survey tools as well as their preferences and best practices.

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Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy Event

May 10, 2017

Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy | Regroupement d’Ottawa pour l’alphabétisation is holding a professional development and networking day in Arnprior. Alan Cherwinski will attend and present information on the AlphaPlus Tech Coaching services.  

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June 2017

MTML Learners’ Conference in Toronto

June 1, 2017

Maxine Brown-Simpson and her students from Dixon Hall, along with their AlphaPlus technology coach, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna, will present a workshop on Evernote.

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Creating digital learner surveys using Google Forms

June 13, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Simplify your data: Create and administer online learning satisfaction surveys using Google Forms Join guest presenter Charlotte Parliament, Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board, and AlphaPlus Technology Consultant Monika Jankowska-Pacyna to talk about how they built, shared and now collect learner satisfaction survey data using Google Forms. During this webinar, we’ll discuss: How to set up surveys using Google Forms. Sample surveys created by Simcoe County District School Board. Extracting instructor and learner feedback…

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