The aim of the CREATE Edtech Technical Assistance (TA) Library is to provide guidance to practitioners and adult education leaders on integrating or advancing instruction through edtech and other digital technology. Resources include technology integration and digital skills frameworks, technology adoption checklists, webinars highlighting promising resources and strategies, and technology enhanced lesson plans and guidance.
Each submitted resource has been evaluated by internal subject matter experts from World Education to determine their viability for inclusion, their alignment to one or more technical assistance categories (informed by prior research and the expertise represented in the CREATE Adult Skills Network), and their quality of content, structure, and guidance. The technical assistance categories in this library include:
- Planning technology use;
- Communicating with learners;
- Managing content/instruction;
- Determining instructional content;
- Providing instruction through different modes; and
You can locate resources through the categories or by keyword search.
We welcome feedback on our contributions, categorization, and tagging. To report a broken link for any of our resources, please click on the “submit feedback” button seen above and fill out the form.
Do consider nominating a technical assistance resource, by clicking on the "submit new resource" button seen above and fill out the form. Submissions are reviewed monthly and will be added to the library if approved.
Learn about the potential uses of ChatGPT, a natural language processing tool driven by artificial intelligence (AI) technology that allows you to have human-like conversations and much more with a chatbot, in the classroom.
You know how to teach in the classroom. You quickly learned how to teach remotely. Now you're being asked to do both at the same time?! Not sure how to set up your classroom? Need suggestions on how to present materials? A clearer understanding of how to engage students in HyFlex learning are provided in this OTAN webinar.
This webinar presents best practices for anyone just getting started in the online environment. Review strategies and practices that contribute to effective, efficient and satisfying, teaching and learning experience for both instructors and students.
Michael Bonner, a teacher, author and speaker, has attracted much attention for his innovative teaching methods at an elementary school in North Carolina where the vast majority of students come from low-income homes. Listen as he talks about the strategies and tools he and his colleagues to think through supporting innovative technology support and instruction. Learn about their experimental, collaborative process in K-12 education for collaboration and communication. Please note: You must select the podcast from the list in Buzzsprout to listen - it does not automatically pull to the podcast described above.
This webinar provides guidelines on how to create and adapt learner activities to maximize reusability.
This guide aims to support educators, tutors, and mentors who are working with adult learners on building digital literacy skills. It serves as a supplemental resource to a digital literacy skills curriculum or to support contextualized learning. This document is not appropriate for use with screenreaders.
Assessments have the potential to be powerful tools for supporting the development of technology skills and digital resilience. The DRAW scan revealed a need for better understanding of existing assessments and how to use them, as well as new, asset-based assessments that measure digital resilience. An aligned and strategic approach to assessment would allow educators and program leadership, researchers, and policymakers to tailor instruction to learners' needs, understand their progress, target resources where most needed, and signal mastery of skills to employers and other stakeholders.
This deep dive explores practices and models for assessing digital skills and opportunities to improve assessment and skills validation in adult education.
Our guest presenter – Charlotte Parliament, Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board – shared how she uses Google Apps, such as Google Sites, Forms, Sheets and Docs, to set up and manage intake, as well as digital skills and learning styles assessments online.
Do you have educational technology (EdTech) fatigue? Do you struggle to decide which webinars to attend, or which tools to learn? During this presentation, we'll learn how to evaluate EdTech tools, and begin to create your EdTech toolkit. Every tool is not designed to be utilized in every class - join to figure out how to plan consistent, intentional, and proficient lesson plans. Link to Wakelet: https://wakelet.com/wake/2Ohw7UqRayqLUZOQ0LCUr?utm_medium=Referral&utm_…
Guest presenter Charlotte Parliament, Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board, and AlphaPlus Technology Consultant Monika Jankowska-Pacyna talk about how they built, shared and collect learner satisfaction survey data using Google Forms. During this webinar, learn more about how to set up surveys using Google Forms, view sample surveys created by Simcoe County District School Board, extracting instructor and learner feedback data, and get tips for creating meaningful, easy-to-use forms.