Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society highlights the hard work and dedication of tutor Jean Lee and celebrates the successes of Kevin, a dedicated learner, in this video.
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Protect Your Small Business
It’s Week 4 of Cyber Security Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is How to protect your small business. These tips also apply to not for profit organizations. The BC Government provides more detailed information on Defensible Security and asynchronous training in Information Security Awareness Online Course.
Make Better Slides
Do you use slides in your work? What makes some slides so much better than others? Good design helps content be more effective. The following articles offer tips to make your slide shows better: 6 dos and don’ts for next-level slides, from a slide expert Let’s Make Better Slideshows Top Ten Slide Tips If you… Read more
The Knowledge Gap
Recently released, The Knowledge Gap:The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System – and How to Fix It makes the case for the importance of content knowledge for reading comprehension. Here’s an excerpt from this readable book: In another study, researchers read preschoolers from mixed socio-economic backgrounds a book about birds, a subject they had… Read more
New in the Decoda Library! October 2019
The Decoda Literacy Library continuously adds titles to the collection. Here’s a sample of the newest additions: There’s a list of all the newly added titles. The Decoda Library is open to all adults in BC. We will mail the loans to you for free. Register to borrow. To request any of the new titles,… Read more
Protect Yourself Online
It’s Week 3 of Cyber security Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is How to protect yourself online. Here are five simple but effective actions that you can take: More tips can be found in: Top 8 Things You Shouldn’t give Social Media Using Public Computers
Think Like a Coder
TED-Ed has launched a 10 part series, Think Like a Coder. Solve a series of programming puzzles to help Ethic and Hedge, her robot companion, save the world. Here’s the first challenge, The Prison Break, and its accompanying lesson.
How to spot a misleading graph
We tend to trust graphs because they’re based on facts. But graphs can be manipulated in ways that distort the information. Learning to evaluate graphs is a media literacy skill. There’s a TED Ed lesson to accompany this video.
ABC Health Matters
October is Health Literacy Month! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines health literacy as “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.” It includes knowing how to describe symptoms, where to find help for health issues,… Read more
How Cyber Threats Affect You
It’s week two of Cyber Security Awareness Month and the theme is How Cyber Threats Affect You. In a digital world, many of us have had experience with cyber threats. Do any of these sound familiar? Learn more in these BC infosheets: Social Engineering Infosheet Fraud Identity Theft Infosheet Internet of Things Thought Paper Not… Read more
Break the Fake
Today is the start of Media Literacy Week. From October 7th to 11th, Canadians are invited to Break the Fake by stopping the spread of false information. MediaSmarts has brought back the house hippos for this campaign. How can you figure out what’s real and what’s fake? You can also get individual videos for each… Read more
Did you know that October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month? It’s a great time to become better informed about dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Five places to get more facts about dyslexia: 7 Common Myths About Dyslexia Debunking the Myth about Dyslexia Dyslexia FAQ from The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity International Dyslexia Association… Read more
Canadian Library Month
October is Canadian Library Month! More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. This year’s theme is “A Visit Will Get You Thinking“. The following video highlights some of the great work being done in BC… Read more
How Cyber Threats Work
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! This annual event is focused on the importance of cyber security and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, your workplace and your devices. The month is divided into weekly themes, and the first week’s theme is How cyber threats work. You can find more… Read more