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Questioning our ideas about inclusion – and asking for your input

July 13th, 2021 by Alan Cherwinski

At AlphaPlus, we’re currently looking for perspectives that may have been missing in our inclusion efforts. I’m the Executive Director of AlphaPlus, but I wear more than one hat in the adult literacy education field: I’m also on the board of a literacy program here in Picton, which allows me to engage in adult literacy […]

CLIENT CATCH-UP

May 16th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

What happened after Dixon Hall went digital with Evernote to deliver individualized learning We caught up with coaching client Maxine Brown-Simpson of Dixon Hall to see how moving her curriculum to a digital platform improved learning and her program. Tell us a bit about your program. Our program delivers literacy and basic skills for a […]

Use Chromium OS Conversion Pilot Project to give your old laptops new life!

November 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Chromium OS is the open-source development version of Chrome OS, a Google operating system (OS) that Chromebooks use. An entirely free OS, Chromium converts PC computers and laptops into state-of-the-art CloudReady devices that work much like Chromebooks. That means outdated computer systems can be retooled with Chromium OS, including powerful Google Apps and tools. Accompanied […]

Truc pour retenir les trop nombreux mots de pass

July 24th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Voici un excellent truc que nous avons appris lors d’une visite dans un programme d’AFB. La technologie nous permet de travailler plus vite, plus intelligemment et de n’importe où. Cependant, elle implique aussi de se créer et de se rappeler des douzaines de mots de passe sûrs pour accéder à notre travail et nos médias. […]

DownloadHelper (Free!)

 by Alan Cherwinski

DownloadHelper (Free!) When it comes to your organisation’s technical know how, we can help you catch up, keep up, or stay ahead of the pack. Whether you apply technologies at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, we want to help you adopt a range of tools that suit your needs. That’s why this month we’re […]

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. […]

Tumblr – presentation slides and webinar recording now available

October 23rd, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On October 20, 2014, at 3 pm, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Tumblr – blogging platform webinar. Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform that allows you to post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colours to your theme’s HTML […]

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