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Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

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As a parent of wired kids, I think teaching digital literacy is very important for parents to do. Photo by WhiteAfrican. Location sharing?

Read2Go Tops iTunes Literacy Charts!

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The first one shows the Special Education category on iTunes, with the Read2Go logo being used to represent the Literacy and Learning section.

Daily DoGooder: Fighting to Bring Literacy to the World

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National Family Literacy Day

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This Sunday while you're finishing off the Halloween candy, think about doing something for National Family Literacy Day. The idea behind the day, sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy is to promote family literacy. Sunday, really, is just another reminder that every day can be literacy day. Happy reading!

Literacy for a billion: PlanetRead

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One of the most exciting literacy social enterprises that I've run into is PlanetRead. Planet Read added subtitles to Bollywood music videos.

Route 66 Literacy Beta Users

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Route 66 Literacy began its first beta at Community Association for Rehabilitation, Inc. (C·A·R)

Benetech Truth #1: Social Change Through Technology

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Our work to date repeatedly demonstrates bridging this market failure gap: Our Literacy team has reinvented the traditional library for the blind, reducing the cost of producing an accessible book by a factor of 100 and ending the book famine that people who are blind or print disabled have faced for years. The world has big problems.

Digital Literacy SKills Redux

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Seth Godin has a post called " The Growing Productivity Divide " where he lists some basic digital literacy skills that incorporate social media tools. Digital or Internet literacy skills are nothing new - my first introduction was over ten years when Doug Johnson developed the Mankato Scale. skills to artists and educators.

Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

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This post originally appeared on Arabella Advisors'' Greater Good blog as part of the series Impact 2014. Isn’t that where good ideas go to die?”

Twitteracy (Twitter Literacy)

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Howard Rheingold has an interesting post titled "Twitter Literacy ( I refuse to Make Up a Twittery Name for It ). Rheingold suggests that is an example of social media literacy: Twitter is one of a growing breed of part-technological, part-social communication media that require some skills to use productively. So is the Internet.

Building a Digitally Literate Community

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Defining Digital Literacy. But first, what exactly is digital literacy? " The Role of Libraries. The Role of Schools.

Member Round Up: A busy September with new research, a cure for website obesity, and world literacy day


On September 8, Unesco observed its 40th International Literacy Day, from which Care2 highlights some shocking statistics on literacy around the globe and reminds us that the ability to read and write is a human right. Trying to connect with folks worldwide? Surprised? Register now! Have a funny cultural practice at your office?

Why Kansas City Has a Shot at Bridging the Digital Divide

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Digital Divide libraries digital inclusion digital literacy tspubliclibraries I had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the new Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund. It addresses the thorny problem of bringing the 25 percent or so of people in the city who are still not participating in the information age to inclusion.

Mayrie ReNae Annual Valentine's Day Scholarship

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accessibility volunteers Bookshare literacyLast November, Mayrie ReNae, a beloved colleague and part of our Bookshare extended community, passed away after a battle with cancer. This week, in remembrance of her birthday, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Mayrie ReNae Annual Valentine's Day Scholarship. We miss you, Mayrie.

Twitter’s Claire Williams Shares Why Literacy Is Her Cause

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This week, nearly a year after first beginning to work with Room to Read, we’re proud to be taking part in promoting Literacy Day.

Cell Phone Literacy Ideas in China

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I just had a great meeting with Jenny Zhao where we talked about the cell phone industry in China. Jenny manages the China operations for a global cell phone technology company. One of our dreams for the Route 66 technology is that it could be used to teach reading to people all over the world, in English as well as other languages.

Will Facebook’s Bridge the Global Digital Divide?

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Digital Divide libraries digital inclusion tslibraryorg digital literacy Kennedy speech. about The Opportunity. Convergence.

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Social Media Basic Literacy Skills In the Nonprofit Workplace

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Michele Martin and Tony Karer have been blogging at the Work Literacy blog for several months now.

Women Ingenuity is Powering Solutions for the Digital Divide

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With ingenuity and resourcefulness, women are coding new strategies to bring more women online and empower them. There’s Olutosin in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

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His chapter on “Data Literacy” describes what sounds a lot of good content curation skills minus the social sharing part. This [.]

Thank You, Gerardo!

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The Benetech team has just bid goodbye to VP of Engineering Gerardo Capiel, who is moving on to his next adventure.

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Listening Literacy Skills: What keywords or phrases have brought you some insights?

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The most important listening literacy skills are. Reiteracy is Social Media Listening Literacy. In the meantime, here's some how to tips.

Research Friday: Financial literacy: understanding money for today’s activities and tomorrow’s security

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1 This study, Financial Literacy and Knowledge in the Nonprofit Sector (PDF) , "engaged a random sample of primarily human service nonprofits, as well as health, civic, environmental, arts, and education nonprofits." Sources: ^ [1] " Financial Literacy for the Long Term ," Philanthropy Matters, Vol. in Residence. ASU Lodestar Center.

New Media Literacy Site from MIT - and check out the great Vlog Tutorial!

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The new media literacies web site is working to integrate new media materials into compelling activities for K-12 students for use in or out of school.

Are You Sending an E-Card to Mom or Dad This Holiday?

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#40BetterHours: The Art of Single Tasking

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Today’s session was on information overload and single tasking. Work on each story or topic until you are finished and go to the next.

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Corporate Citizenship and Digital Inclusion: Empowering Communities, Nonprofits, and Public Libraries

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project is focused on teaching digital literacy to young people so they can be prepared for 21 st. Powering Communities with Tech. century jobs.

Are You Passionate about Technology and Social Good? Benetech Needs You!

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Benetech is hiring new Vice Presidents for our Global Literacy and Human Rights programs. The Vice President of Global Literacy leads Benetech’s biggest program, standing at the confluence of some of the most active and rapidly evolving fields: digital content, EdTech, domestic and international education, and user-centered design.

The Librarian of Marrakesh

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book caravan books librarians literacy Marrakech Marrakesh Morocco women women''s rights She was the first woman bookseller in Morocco.

How Text Messaging Closes the Word Gap in Young Children

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The results: Literacy rates improved for children whose parents received literacy text messages. Ask what it is about.

E-Readers for Everyone: Teaching Tips Webinar

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Digital Divide eLearning Event Online Seminar Training library libraries nonprofits webinars nonprofit education online training e-book tablet literacy e-readerMore than three-quarters of the nation's public libraries offer e-books, but most Americans don't know that this service is provided by their local library.

Benetech: President's Update

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President’s Update Fall 2011 Don’t be surprised, but we’re picking up the pace of change at Benetech! and James L. Read2Go Bookshare goes mobile!

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

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Interfaith literacy events and interesting learning opportunities. Flickr Photo by AstridWestvang. How cultural norms influence participation.

Does Your Nonprofit Need Some Data Therapy?

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Lucy Bernholz, who also participated in the meeting, wrote up this great post about the space/movement that is in the center of her research). Visual

Embrace the Data, Change the World

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I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea of ”data literacy” lately. p/QTTfRJlZjl/. Beth Kanter (@kanter) October 3, 2012.

Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Imitate the Art of Corporate Branding

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Her career has been dedicated to helping students and professionals reach their full potential, including years of service in English and literacy at the secondary and higher education levels. As an instructor, her primary areas of focus included reading, writing and literacy advocacy for students of all abilities.

Exciting Benetech Leadership News!

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Betsy Beaumon, formerly of BEA Systems and numerous other high tech roles (including founding her own social enterprise in the 1990s), has joined us as our new Vice President and General Manager of Literacy Programs. Tags: literacy Benetech Beaumon Bookshare We have a great addition to our leadership team at Benetech.

The $13 Billion Closet That’s Making Fashion a Force for Good

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And we’re better for it. We’re better for it because we’re no longer just asking for better—we’re demanding it. We’re looking for purpose.

Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Cause Awareness Days

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8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. January. 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay. February. March.

Announcing the Digital Inclusion Fellowship


Today, more than 60 million Americans still aren't using the Internet at home. We hope you'll join us! digital inclusion