Education Collections on iTunes

February 16th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

This January, we will be hosting a webinar on iPads in adult literacy class, and we thought we would point you to Education Collections of Apps on iTunes. Grouped into categories, these collections will make it easier for you to search through Apps that might be applicable and useful for your students. This is how […]

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 […]

Summer Reading

July 20th, 2015 by Maria Moriarty

While they’re not exactly “beach reads”, these two recently released reports make for very interesting and relevant reading for anyone interested in how to support adult students in navigating the digital world for employment, and in how to use technology to bridge time and distance. First up is, Adults, Computers and Problem Solving What’s the Problem? […]

Personal Digital Toolbox

June 20th, 2015 by Maria Moriarty

Are you looking for a simple and quick way to find online resources for teaching and learning? Look no further – The Personal Digital Toolbox for Busy Educators may be just what you are looking for. Although this LiveBinder was assembled for teachers in Colorado school districts, it is a very full list that links […]

Protopage – a personalized page for your favourite news, posts, links, to-do lists, bookmarks and sticky notes

March 11th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Protopage is a personalized page and RSS reader (accessible from any computer or mobile device) that allows you to collect and easily access your own selection of news sites and blogs.

It is super easy to use – you can add any feed you want with the Add Widgets button on top of the page, or you can drag content right onto the desktop. 

This is a great tool for anyone interested in having a page with various links, resources and RSS feeds. Learners can benefit from using Protopage as well. It can help them manage their schedules and quickly find links and resources from any location at any time.

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 […]

Google Chrome – presentation slides and webinar recording now available

November 20th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On November 18, 2014, at 3 pm, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Google Chrome – a web browser with apps and extensions webinar. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers used worldwide, recognized for being secure, fast, simple and stable. Chrome allows users to synchronize their bookmarks, history, and settings across all devices. […]

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