Augmented Reality – presentation slides and webinar recording now available

June 26th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On June 24, 2014, at 3 pm, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Augmented Reality webinar to share what Augmented Reality (AR) is and and how it supplements the way we read within, learn about and interact with our real-world environment. During the session, Monika touched on: what Augmented Reality is how it is used the shift […]

Pinterest – presentation slides and webinar recording now available

April 24th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On April 22, 2014, at 3 pm, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Pinterest – a great place to find, share and manage images webinar to share what Pinterest is and how it can be used to teach students to find and manage images while developing their digital skills. During the session, Monika touched on: what Pinterest […]

E-Learning on the Goal Paths

March 26th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Our latest e-bulletin, titled E-Learning on the Goal Paths, is focused on activities that instructors and learners can use to find information about each of the goal paths, and to work on digital skills and building computer self-efficacy. We know, that finding resources from which instructors can build digital learning and practice activities in each […]

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 […]

Math Drills Lite App – Basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

January 31st, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

math drillsMath Drills Lite App allows a single student to learn basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It is a free version of Math Drills, an iPad App available for $1.99 that allows up to 50 students to set up accounts and track their progress.

The App provides a variety of drills to help students learn math skills and includes tips and hints the students can review before providing their answer.

Storify – tell your story using content from social media channels and the web

December 30th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

storifyStorify is a service that lets you create cool visual stories on specific topics by pulling content from social media channels and the web. You create an account, search media channels to collect content on a topic of your choice and then publish and share it on the web. With one search, you can look through and add content from other Storify users, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, and even specific websites that you might manage.

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 […]

YouTube in the classroom

December 31st, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

YouTube is more than just a collection of cute cat or music video sites. Over the years, it has evolved into a collection of resources that can provide a variety of educational resources for the literacy classroom. With a little bit of exploration, you will find videos that provide real-life examples and context for what you are trying to teach and, yes, sometimes a funny video that you could discuss to take a quick break from the regular, potentially daunting lessons you might need to cover.

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 […]

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