Nominating Maxine for an EO Leadership Award

April 22nd, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

We are excited to announce that we have nominated Maxine Brown-Simpson, the LBS instructor from Dixon Hall in Toronto who participated in our March webinars to share her experience with using Evernote in her multi-level classroom, for the Employment Ontario Leadership Award. Maxine is among 36 other innovation nominees for this special award and we […]

Using Evernote in a multi-level adult literacy class

March 11th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Have you ever wondered how you could use Evernote with your learners? Explore the videos below to learn how literacy learners from Dixon Hall LBS program in Toronto feel about using Evernote and how Maxine, the LBS instructor from Dixon Hall, set up and is using Evernote in her multi-level class. Maxine also shared her […]

Using Evernote with low-level adult literacy students – success story webinars

January 15th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Join us this March to learn how Maxine, an adult literacy instructor at Dixon Hall in Toronto, is using Evernote to foster independent learning with students. Maxine, who was a reluctant adopter of digital technology in her class, was searching for a way to meet the challenge of working alone with a multi-level group, which […]

Augmented Reality

July 2nd, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

According to Wikipedia, Augmented Reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. With the help of advanced AR technology, artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real […]

Manage your digital content: Evernote – presentation slides and video recording now available

March 19th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On March 18, 2014, at 3 pm, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Manage your digital content: Evernote webinar, which explored Evernote, a program and an App designed for note-taking and archiving. During the session we: discussed what Evernote is and how it works explored notebooks reviewed the devices Evernote can be installed on looked at sharing […]

Use Apps in your literacy classroom – presentation slides and video recording now available

February 27th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On February 18, 2014, at 3 pm, Maria Moriarty delivered the Use Apps in your literacy classroom webinar and explored what makes tablets and Apps so popular and how Apps are used in adult literacy classrooms. During the session we: explored what an App is discussed accessibility features on iPads compared iPads and Androids shared […]

Google Hangouts webinar – presentation slides and video recording now available

November 21st, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On November 19, 2013, at 3 pm, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Organize online meetings and broadcasts – Google Hangouts webinar to share how you can use Google Hangouts with your colleagues and students and how to broadcast your sessions on YouTube via Google Hangouts on Air. During the session we looked at: What is Google […]

Use Digital Technology sample tasks are now also available in French

April 26th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

A few weeks ago, our team got together and we mailed hard copies of the Use Digital Technology sample tasks package called Supporting task-based programming related to Using Digital Technology to over 300 Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) service providers across Ontario. This first of two available packages contains sample tasks and learning activities for […]

New sample tasks for the Use Digital Technology competency now available

December 13th, 2012 by Administrator

This week we are releasing another package of instructional resources including sample tasks to support practitioners using digital technology in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs within the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). The second of two packages can be downloaded at http://usedigitaltechnology.alphaplus.ca or under OALCF tab on our website, either in […]

Using blogs to encourage students to write

November 30th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

blogBlogging tools gained popularity a while ago as simple-to-use tools to create websites with news and updates, journal entries or travel logs. Users set up an account, choose a theme and start blogging. They fill out a form to post a new story and with a simple click, the entries appear on the web page displayed in reverse chronological order. The entries are archived and, over time, create a collection of resources visitors can explore and comment on.

Among the most popular blogging platforms are Wordpress, Blogger and Tumblr, and literacy organizations started to embrace these platforms to develop their own websites and to provide platforms for students to tell their stories and share writing online.

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