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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