Mozilla Open Badges

February 16th, 2016 by Administrator

Open Badges, a new online standard launched in March 2013 by Mozilla, is open source, free software, which any organization can use to create, issue and verify digital badges to recognize and verify learning. Many of us are familiar with and likely earned some kind of physical badge in our lifetime. Who can forget all […]

Education Collections on iTunes

 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! […]

Personal Digital Toolbox

June 20th, 2015 by Administrator

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 […]

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.

Turn Off the Lights browser extension

January 13th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Turn Off the Lights is a free and simple to use browser extension that lets you dim everything on your screen except the video player you are watching. It helps to minimize distractions and bring your videos into focus. It can be a great tool for anyone, but especially for literacy students who might be distracted by all the additional text and images surrounding the video.

Canva – an online tool to create simple designs and posters

August 6th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Canva is an online tool with various layouts and templates to create simple designs and posters. It can be used by administrators to help market their programs and services. Educators can use it to create interesting handouts or to enhance their presentations or blog posts. Students who are just learning to use technology might find […]


April 29th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

one_driveOriginally known as SkyDrive, and similar in functionality to Dropbox or Google Drive, OneDrive allows users to store content, such as files, pictures and documents, in the cloud.

But what makes it more interesting and worth exploring, especially for new technology users, is the free web version of OneDrive that allows you to view, edit, share and embed Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents directly within one account, without having to purchase the desktop software – a great feature for those who might not want to or might not be able to purchase the full version of the program.

Evernote – keep anything you can imagine in one place

February 27th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

evernoteEvernote is a suite of Apps and products that “make modern life manageable, by letting you easily collect and find everything that matters.” Think of it as a digital file cabinet that stores your notes, links, resources, recipes, and anything else you might want to keep or refer to in the future. It can also be great for daily journals or as a task or project management system, even for writing fiction.

It is accessible from any device – you can access Evernote via a browser or desktop software on your computer or via Apps on your smartphones or tablets. You can even install Evernote Web Clipper to make it easier to “save anything you see online – including text, links and images – into your Evernote account with a single click.”

1 2 3


Subscribe to our mailing list!

* = required field