The Postsecondary Digital Skills Readiness Assessment tools are ready!

November 12th, 2021 by Tracey Mollins

In 2018 a college upgrading instructor came to AlphaPlus with an idea.  He had developed an assessment tool to determine whether learners were ready for the ways they would be using digital technology as college students. He wanted to enhance that resource and make it available to all LBS instructors. Six other Literacy and Basic […]

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 […]

Tumblr – a blogging platform

October 13th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Known as a micro-blogging (short-form blogs) platform, Tumblr allows you to post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. Some describe Tumblr as a mix between Twitter (social networking component and short posts) and WordPress (blog roll with the latest updates showing first). […]

Padlet – presentation slides and webinar recording now available

September 24th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On September 23, 2014, at 3 pm, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna delivered the Padlet – virtual wall webinar. Padlet – formerly Wallwisher – is a free application you can use to create an online bulletin board (think of it as a virtual wall or corkboard) to display information on any topic. With a few clicks you can […]

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 […]

Augmented Reality

July 2nd, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

According to Wikipedia, Augmented Reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. With the help of advanced AR technology, artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real […]

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 […]

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 […]

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