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Decoda Conference 2017 Presentations online

The presentations at the Decoda 2017 Conference: Fostering Literacy covered a wide range of topics. And now, thanks to the generosity of presenters, many of the presentation slides and materials are available online. If you were able to attend the conference, they’ll be a nice refresher and in some cases supply additional materials. If you… Read more

Rewordify

Rewordify is free online software that simplifies difficult English text by rephrasing it to improve comprehension. It provides definitions and has an audio component to promote better vocabulary. And, it does all of this quickly. For teachers, there is a feature to create learning activities. Here’s what Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers has… Read more

ESL Literacy Readers

The ESL Literacy Readers are a collection of 40 theme-based readers designed for adult ESL literacy students. The themes are chosen for their high interest and relevance. The readers are organized in 7 levels, with increasing levels of difficulty in text, structure and vocabulary. Free download is available from Bow Valley College’s Centre for Excellence… Read more

Sesame Street in Communities

It’s Family Friday! Do you work with families with young children? Do you have a young family? Sesame Street in Communities is a website designed for you, the people who provide the “circle of care” that surrounds children. The web site provides free evidence-based resources to parents, caregivers, and community providers to help children to… Read more

Free Printable Bookmarks

Are you looking for economical gifts? In 50 of the Cutest Free Printable Bookmarks Online Right Now, Emily Polson has organized a collection of free, printable and attractive bookmarks that you can download and print. They cover a variety of tastes and range from cute to clever. These bookmarks can be a good small gift… Read more

Reading Aloud to Adult Students

We know that reading aloud to children promotes their reading. What about reading aloud to adults? The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Adult Students outlines why you might have reading aloud as part of your adult literacy program. Click here to read the article. The idea of reading aloud was explored last month in… Read more

How Investment in Technology can Accelerate Collective Impact in Adult Learning

How Investment in Technology can Accelerate Collective Impact in Adult Learning is a new paper from the United States that looks at the potential collective impact that investment in technology could produce on Adult Basic Education.  It summarizes information in four themes: Using technology to reach new learners Using technology to extend learning for current… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – December issue

The December issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! This issue has articles about talking to bears, recycling chopsticks, Gord Downie  and more. You can find the Teachers’ Notes for this issue online. For subscription information, or to find out if your group qualifies to receive the newspaper for free, click here.

Helping Children Learn

Are you looking for easy to read resources for parents of babies, toddlers and preschoolers? Helping Children Learn: fun activities to do with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers is a new website that has a series of wonderful booklets that you can use.  Created by Joan Acosta and Bev Burke, these colourful booklets present playful, everyday… Read more

First Nations Financial Fitness

First Nations Financial Fitness: Your Guide for Getting Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise  is a handbook with the information, tools and resources to help make informed decisions about your relationship with money.  First produced by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC in 2011, the handbook has an online version. We posted earlier about the Native… Read more