When the Digital Divides us: International Literacy Day is a time for Action

September 8th, 2020 by Administrator

Literacy has never been just about reading and writing, it’s also about access to information, civic participation, and opportunities. Digital access has become intertwined with literacy, especially during this public health crisis when so many of our activities and services have moved to online-only points of access. The ongoing crisis has laid bare the digital […]

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 […]

App Store Tips

February 26th, 2019 by Administrator

HOW TO FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IN THE APP STORE Today, there are 2 million applications available in the App Store. That can make it tough to find the right one for your literacy program, especially if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for. That’s why we’re giving you tips, hints, and tricks for […]

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Learning with Technology: Lesson Plan and Skills Assessment

July 13th, 2017 by Administrator

In a recent technology coaching session with LBS program staff, technology consultant Matthias Sturm worked with a client to create a lesson plan and digital skills assessment tool. The lesson plan and online tool were designed to provide learning opportunities while building the digital and self-efficacy skills needed to complete online forms like assessments and […]

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Create quizzes and surveys for your learners using Google Forms

 by Administrator

Did you know you can easily create quizzes and surveys for your learners using Google Forms? Our technology consultant Maria Moriarty created this three-minute video tutorial to show you how to: Access Google Forms. Create a quiz. Create mandatory and optional questions. Review and test a quiz. Share the quiz with students and view responses. […]

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