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Tech Tuesday: The New Smoke Signals

New from Ningwakwe Learning Press! The new smoke signals: communicating in a digital world. Rachel Mishenene. Southampton, Ont.: Ningwakwe Learning Press, 2014. The Internet and social media are a significant part of the day-to-day lives of many First Nation, Inuit and Métis people. This book is designed to help increase understanding of social media and… Read more

Read to Me! – Reading E-Tips

Read to Me!, a hospital-based program that promotes early experiences with books and reading for babies in Nova Scotia, has created a series of free tip sheets for reading with babies in the first year. They are designed to be introduced every three months, and the suggestions and book recommendations are customized to the baby’s… Read more

Workplace Wednesday: Workplace Literacy Guide

Would your literacy organization like to help employers prepare their employees to be more effective at work? Are you interested in starting workplace literacy programs in local businesses? The newly published Workplace Literacy Guide, developed by ProLiteracy with funding from Pitney Bowes, is a resource to help organizations explore the practices and procedures for setting… Read more

Tech Tuesday: Words2Learn Mobile Learning Project

Managed and led by World Education, the Words2Learn Mobile Learning Project studied the use of a mobile app to accelerate the learning of academic and health career related vocabulary for adults preparing to enter postsecondary training. It used a flipped classroom approach, where students learned content through the app outside of class time, and class… Read more

Books about animals

Do you have a learner who would be interested in reading about animals? The library has 3 new titles from the American Museum of Natural History that contain high quality colour photos and interesting, readable text. Designed for beginning readers, you might want to borrow: Strangest animals. Thea Feldman. New York: Sterling Children’s Books, 2013…. Read more

Mothers’ Mental Health Toolkit

The Mothers’ Mental Health Toolkit is a free online resource (link to PDF) designed for community support providers who work with vulnerable mothers and their families. In workbook format, it includes information for service providers and information and worksheets for mothers about mental health promotion, education, screening, intervention and advocacy. It begins with a focus on… Read more

Stories from the Field

Stories from the Field: professional development for adult literacy practitioners describes in narrative style the work of adult literacy practitioners in Alberta. Written by Sandra Loschnig and based on interviews with 28 adult literacy practitioners working in a variety of settings with a variety of learners, it shares teaching philosophies and instructional practices, celebrates learner… Read more

Workplace Wednesday: Driving guides

Obtaining a driver’s licence has been identified as a barrier to employment for low literacy learners. Several resources are available for teaching and learning driving skills. While the specifics for each province may vary, the basic skills required are the same. Best driver program. 2nd ed. (Book + DVD) Kelley Inden, editor: Lisa Nordin. Fort… Read more

National Child & Youth Mental Health Day

Today is National Child & Youth Mental Health Day in Canada. Families, Together: Supporting the Mental Well-being of Children and Youth features four families sharing their experiences supporting a child or youth with a mental health challenge. It also features two health professionals outlining how families can support the mental well-being of children and youth…. Read more

Tech Tuesday: Social media?

Look Up is a spoken word poem on video that explores how social media may be making it easier for us to connect but may result in us spending more time alone. Thanks to the Teacher List for pointing to this.