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Headlines
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/27/17787916/reader-come-home-maryanne-wolf-neuroscience-brain-changes
https://www.wired.com/story/returning-to-reading

Literacy = The ability to read and write.
We’re creating a digital literacy quiz platform by platform (or social web channel by social web channel).

What if we addressed digital literacy as a form of capacity building?

September 8 is International Literacy Day

#LiteracyDay Q1: How do you translate International Literacy Day in other languages?
¿Cómo se traduce el Día Internacional de la Alfabetización en otros idiomas?
Spanish: Día Internacional de la Alfabetización
Chinanteco de San Felipe Usila (México): jm quieh a he ma jyi
Chinanteco de Sochiapam (México): Jmáɨ¹ quioh²¹ Jú¹jma²
Quechua (Bolivia): Yachana Jatun Punchay
Nyungar (Australia): Nidja Kedela Boolala Moort Bibbul Djinanginy (this day lots of people/family are looking at paper/bark)
Estonian: Rahvusvaheline Kirjaoskuse Päev

Guided reading
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guided_reading

Translating: A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. (Poster)
Spanish: Una persona que no leerá no tiene ninguna ventaja sobre quien no sabe leer.

Translating: Literacy

Literacy Illiteracy Digital Literacy Digital Illiteracy
Spanish: La alfabetización analfabetismo Spanish: La alfabetización digital analfabetismo digital
German: Die Alphabetisierung German: Digitale Medienkompeteng
Estonian: Kirjaoskus kirjaoskamatus Estonian: Digitaalne kirjaoskus digitaalne kirjaoskamatus

September 8 is International Literacy Day
UNESCO: Literacy
International Literacy Day – UNESCO
http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/literacy
Hashtag: #LiteracyDay

Literacy Prizes
http://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy/prizes
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_international_literacy_prizes_2017_open_for_applicati/
https://twitter.com/unesco/status/869972356160245760

Two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are given to five laureates every year.
The first Prize is the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea, which awards two candidates with special attention to the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training.
The second Prize is the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. It is supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China and awards three candidates, giving special consideration to literacy projects for adults, learners in rural areas, and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women.
Each of the five prizewinners receives a medal, a diploma, and US$20.000 for their project or programme. The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are awarded at an official ceremony at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on the International Literacy Day.
How to apply and nominate
Candidates should take into account this year’s theme – literacy in a digital world – and also consider the special focus of each Prize.
Applications should be submitted to the Director-General of UNESCO through appropriate governments of Member States and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO.
Each government or non-governmental organization can nominate up to three applications for the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy, and up to two applications for the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize.
Deadlines

  • 5 June 2017 for applications
  • 14 June 2017 for nominations

More information: Find the full application and nomination guidelines and other relevant information on the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes web page.

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Twitter Hashtags
#AlfabetizaciónDigital

Headlines
All I Know Is What’s on the Internet – Real Life Mag

#LILAC14 – behind the #hashtag – Teach Digital Literacy@jonwhite82

Essay
Consider the development of the written word enabled the development of human culture.

We have computers, smartphones and wired wonders galore, but at a practical level digital illiteracy is thoroughly embedded in government, in business, in education, in health … the list goes on and on.

Interacting and engaging between different platforms (or social web channels) challenges challenges us all.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2017/09/05/whats-the-point-of-digital-education-education-citizenship-and-sustainable-digital-lives/

https://twitter.com/LSEmediapolicy

https://twitter.com/douglevin/status/905112076322041864

RoofDog
Are we digitally literate? = ¿Estámos alfabetizadas digitales?

Questions: How do we become more savvy? How do we foster digital inclusion? How do we collaborate with others who are digitally illiterate without being condescending?

Quotes
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.
– Groucho Marx

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
– Dr.Seuss. (poster)

Digital illiteracy is thoroughly embedded in government, in business, in education, in health, in the not for profit sector. It’s people who want those who are participating in the digital revolution to give up their benefits and come back and support the status quo. Revolutions break stuff and the first thing they break is the status quo. The status quo is represented by documents, like spreadsheets and word processing documents. I’m sorry, but it’s not going to happen. Our biggest challenge in digital literacy is taking all of these organizations and moving them to a position where they can interact with, communicate with and work with the community that is digitally enabled.
– Earl Mardle, 20-20 Communication Trust
Minutes 41-47, Digital Literacy – Navigating a connected world

Una democracia analfabeta es una no-democracia, como la nuestra.
Justo Sierra

Translating: Our biggest challenge in digital literacy is taking organizations and moving them to a position where they can interact with, communicate with and work with the community that is digitally enabled. – Earl Mardle
Spanish: Nuestro mayor desafío en la alfabetización digital se está llevando a las organizaciones y su traslado a una posición donde pueden interactuar, comunicarse y trabajar con la comunidad que es activado digitalmente.- Earl Mardle

Swedish: Vår största utmaning i datakunskap tar organisationer och flytta dem till en position där de kan interagera med, kommunicera med och arbeta med det omgivande samhälletsom är digitalt aktiverad.- Earl Mardle

German: Unsere größte Herausforderung in der digitalen Kompetenz nimmt Organisationen und bewegte sie in eine Position, wo sie mit interagieren können, kommunizieren und arbeiten mit der Gemeindedas ist digital aktiviert.- Earl Mardle

Estonian: Meie digitaalse kirjaoskuse alane suurim väljakutse on viia organisatsioonid olukorda, kus nad suhtleksid ja teeksid koostööd digitaalselt aktiivse
ühiskonnaga. – Earl Mardle

Digital Literacy #NetHui Our biggest challenge in digital literacy is moving organizations to a position where they can work with the community that is digitally enabled.
Artwork / Cue Yourself
The Internet is reviving the read write culture, moving us from a passive consumption of culture to the kind of culture where we create and share what we create.- Lawrence Lessig @lessig

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. - Dr. Seuss

Buzzword Bingo
Books – Communication – Dictation – Digital Literacy – Fluency – Guided Reading – Library – Linguistics – Literacy – Non-Literate – Orality – Reading – Summer Slide – Transliteracy – Writing

Summer Slide = The loss of skills students learn during the school year over the summer.

Buzzword Bingo: Digital Literacy = Ability to organize, understand and analyze information using digital technology #buzzwordbingo Buzzword Bingo: Digital Illiteracy = Inability to organize, understand and analyze information using digital technology #buzzwordbingo Buzzword Bingo: Digital Literacy (2011)
Buzzword Bingo: Literacy Buzzword Bingo: Transliteracy = the ability to read and write using multiple media, including traditional print media, electronic devices, and online tools #buzzwordbingo @wordspy

Transliteracy – the ability to read and write using multiple media, including traditional print media, electronic devices and online tools.
Wordspy
Poster

Suggestions courtesy of UNESCO
Donate books and reading materials to your local school or community centre
Start a reading club
Volunteer to teach literacy classes in your community
Become a mentor of a non-literate person

Reference
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Recommended Viewing
Digital Literacy – Navigating a connected world
Digital literacy: Navigating a connected world
http://nethui.org.nz/forum/access-and-diversity/digital-literacy-navigating-a-connected-world

Wikipedia
Literacy
Digital literacy

Rosetta Stone
The top and middle texts are in Ancient Egyptian using hieroglyphic script and Demotic script, respectively, while the bottom is in Ancient Greek.
Rosetta Stone – Wikipedia

Elsewhere on the Web
https://ourworldindata.org/literacy
Asia-Pacific Literacy Database
Teach Digital Literacy
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/us/international-literacy-day-collection
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/02/the-guardian-view-on-the-uses-of-literacy-knowing-how-you-know
http://en.unesco.org/themes/media-and-information-literacy

Recommended Listening
Improving Indigenous literacy by telling Indigenous stories – There’s still a gap, widening in parts of Australia, between the literacy rates of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.
The Written World, Episode 1 – Melvyn Bragg investigates the development of the written word and how it has shaped our intellectual history. In this first program he looks at the technology of writing, arguably our most important invention. He examines some of the oldest surviving writing implements, and discovers how making signs on clay, wood or parchment enabled the development of human culture.
The Written World, Episode 2 – The Written World, presented by writer and BBC broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg, investigates the evolution of writing technology from the time of classical antiquity to the invention of printing.
The Written World, Episode 3 – Writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg explores how writing has influenced the spread of religion, and how the earliest writing materials and techniques allowed religions to develop.
The Written World, Episode 4 – Melvyn Bragg explores the critical role of writing in the development of human culture.
The Written World, Episode 5 – Melvyn Bragg concludes his five part survey of the written word by considering how the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible. In this episode, he examines some influential documents, including the student notebooks of Sir Isaac Newton.

Pinterest
The power of literacy

Planeta.com

Literacy

International Literacy Day

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy Quiz

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