Short-term IT coaching: Adapting rapidly with technology

May 20th, 2020 by Administrator

Over the past few weeks, many LBS programs have reached out to AlphaPlus for support regarding how best to work from home and how to reach and connect with learners from a distance. Many are also reflecting on the inevitable changes the pandemic will place on how they do their work in the future. Our […]

How technology coaching client The Literacy Group created a learner portal using Google Sites

 by Administrator

In this client coaching story, we’re talking with Lisa McArthur, program manager of The Literacy Group (TLG) of Waterloo Region, about how they used Google Sites to create an online resource for learners and linked it to their website’s home page. Learn about how the portal is helping learners continue to work remotely and keeping […]

Short-term IT coaching: Adapting rapidly with technology

 by Administrator

Over the past few weeks, many LBS programs have reached out to AlphaPlus for support regarding how best to work from home and how to reach and connect with learners from a distance. Many are also reflecting on the inevitable changes the pandemic will place on how they do their work in the future. Our […]

Ontario LBS and COVID-19 Facebook group

 by Administrator

Connect with others, share information and resources and discuss the unique challenges of COVID-19 together. Send us a request to join the private Facebook group, created and managed by AlphaPlus, to receive daily updates and connect with other LBS service providers working around the province. If you have questions about this group, contact Alan Cherwinski, […]

Useful apps for remote learning offline

 by Administrator

To help learners and programs transition to an online-only delivery model, we reviewed our Useful Apps list to find ones that could be used offline on both Android and iOS. Learners can download and use these apps on their smartphones without using up large amounts of their data.  Literacy and basic skills apps to use […]

Client Coaching Story: Enhancing Blended Learning with Google Drive at Niagara College

February 27th, 2020 by Administrator

For this client coaching story, we spoke with Branne Plitnikas at Niagara College about working with a technology coach to implement Google Drive and Google Keep. How did you work with your coach to assess your program’s digital literacy level? Our associate dean is very supportive of professional development (PD) for her staff. Monika at AlphaPlus supported me in […]

Tech teaching tip: Two ways to use mobile phone photos in the classroom

 by Administrator

Smartphones are everywhere. Restaurants, office, conferences and meeting rooms. So why do some try so hard to keep them out of the classroom? Rather than resist the smartphone phenomenon, try using activities that incorporate mobile phones and devices to create great learning experiences. And what better way to start that than by using photos to […]

See what’s new in our Useful Apps List

 by Administrator

We’ve heard your suggestions about our Useful Apps List. Now, we’ve put your feedback to work to enhance this resource. The updated list now includes more Android apps and gives users the option to browse the Useful Apps List by subject and Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) competencies. Check out the apps recently added […]

Retirement Announcement, Maria Moriarty

February 20th, 2020 by Administrator

Maria received the CUPE National Literacy Award in 2017. Our dear colleague Maria Moriarty, longtime AlphaPlus technology coach and librarian, will be moving on to other endeavours following her retirement this March. Throughout her more than 20 years with AlphaPlus, Maria worked with dedication to support the work of literacy practitioners. She was first hired […]

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