Digital Technology for Personalized Learning
This collection was created by AlphaPlus and is for literacy practitioners interested in creating technology-rich learning environments.
We made this site in December 2018 for a community-based adult literacy program we were working with in Toronto. They were looking at increasing the use of tablets and were interested to see how digital technology can enhance an instructor's capacity to personalize learning for a group with diverse needs, goals and desires. If you would like to extend, expand or enhance this site for your program or work with us on another technology project, please get in touch with us at AlphaPlus.
Pro Tip: Share links using QR Codes
If a resource does not have an app, save the website to the tablet for easy use.
And easy way to share links with students is to use QR codes. Copy a link into the QR Code Generator and save it as an image. You can print it or have students scan it on your phone or tablet.
To scan the QR code on an iPad or iPhone,
Head to Settings > Camera and toggle Scan QR Codes if it’s not already on.
Then, open the Camera app.
Once the Camera app is open, swipe over until you get into the photo mode and ensure that you are using the back facing camera.
Hold your phone up to the QR code in question, and then wait a few seconds.
You’ll now get a notification up top, letting you know that the QR code has been successfully scanned. Tapping the notification will open the contents of the QR code, if possible. For example, if it was a link to a website, it will fire up Safari, or if it was an App Store link, it will open the App Store page for the app.
More about using QR Codes in education (Ted Video on YouTube)
Save a page (iPad)
Open the website in Safari and tap on the Save menu.
Choose Add to Home Screen.