Our Annual Fall Technology Coaching Intake Is Underway!

September 8th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Since March of this year, LBS programs around the province have been innovating and reorganizing their program technology and tools as the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed. Many LBS programs continue to reflect on the changes the pandemic will place on how they do their work in the future. Our technology coaching services are here, as […]

Featured Tech – Microsoft Teams: Business vs. Education

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Are you interested in using Microsoft Teams? Will you be using the Education edition available to schools and colleges or the Business edition? Which one is right for you, and what’s the difference, anyway? The Education edition is tailor-made for education settings and includes Classes and Class Teams as well as an additional notebook and […]

Watch Us in a Town Hall Session With MPP Jill Andrew

August 12th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This August, Alan Cherwinski and Christine Pinsent-Johnson represented the AlphaPlus team during an adult literacy roundtable discussion with Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto–St. Paul’s. They were joined by Reb Chevalier of Parkdale Project Read and organizer Phylicia Davis-Wesseling, founder and program manager of the KGO Adult Literacy Program. Together, the group discussed how the COVID-19 […]

‘Zoom-in’ webinars

April 9th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

In April, we organized one-hour zoom sessions to explore, compare and get tips on various tools you might be using, or considering using, to connect with your colleagues and learners while maintaining physical distancing. The topics, presentation slides and video recordings are included below : Video meetingsWednesday, April 15, 2020, 2 pm to 3 pmA […]

Zaption – turn online videos into interactive learning experiences for your students

February 16th, 2016 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Zaption is a web application that allows you to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries, to create interactive learning experiences for students. Zaption helps instructors enhance student’s learning by quickly turning videos into interesting and interactive lessons that engage learners, deepen understanding, and track progress. Here […]

Canva – easily create beautiful designs + documents

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Canva is a simple graphic design software that allows you to create beautiful web graphics, flyers, posters, Facebook covers, and more. With a variety of layouts and quick drag-and-drop features it is a great tool for professional layouts and consistently stunning graphics. Whether it is for your program, your students or yourself you will absolutely love this tool! […]

Apps and iPads in the literacy classroom

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

iPads inspire creativity and hands-on learning among users of all ages. With a simple and intuitive interface, they allow students to engage with digital content, find information in an instant and access resources wherever they go. iPads are fairly new in the adult literacy classroom but their popularity and benefits cannot be ignored. With the […]

Maxine wins an EO Leadership Award

May 27th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

We are thrilled to announce that our nominee Maxine Brown-Simpson, an LBS Instructor at Dixon Hall who participated in AlphaPlus’ March webinars to share her experience with using Evernote in her multi-level classroom, has won an Employment Ontario Leadership Award in Innovation. Maxine in using digital tools in the classroom – including Evernote – as part […]

Google URL shortener

May 13th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

URL_shortenerGoogle URL shortener is a quick and simple to use tool that lets you shorten, share and track how many times someone clicked on your shortened URLs in real time. It is useful when you are sharing website links with learners or trying to promote a website and the link is simply too long.

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