102 Results for

literacy

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Curriculum teaches digital literacy and citizenship

commentary Common Sense Media rolls out a curriculum for middle school kids that respects youth while providing adult guidance for ethical, productive, and safe use of technology.

By April 10, 2010

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Karaoke for literacy

Singing Coach is a software program that teaches people to sing in tune. It also had a surprising side-effect of improving users' reading skills.

By January 22, 2008

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Eco-alternative to Amazon funds literacy programs

Better World Books shares proceeds with literacy groups and adds a couple of cents to the cost of each book to buy carbon offsets.

By January 9, 2008

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Smartphone apps to make you (Americans) smarter

In light of a recent study that shows Americans are below average for math and literacy of all the developed nations, I have rounded up some apps to...well...help my countrymen exercise our collective noggins.

By October 9, 2013

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VizLingo converts texts to indecipherable videos. Why?

An experiment in post-literacy doesn't do much to increase comprehension.

By August 29, 2011

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IBM hopes to make mobile devices more accessible

Big Blue is teaming up with two universities to explore ways to make smartphones and mobile devices more accessible to people who have disabilities or lack literacy.

By March 10, 2010

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Your little texting runt may not be illiterate

Researchers at Coventry University in the United Kingdom conclude that textisms, the abbreviated versions of words, may have a positive affect on child literacy.

By February 23, 2009

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Kindle? Here comes the Talking Book!

Everyone's talking about the new Kindle, but here's a product that may present an even more radical innovation in the e-book sector: The Talking Book, created and distributed by the non-profit Literacy Bridge, is a low cost audio player/recorder with spec

By February 14, 2009

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Microsoft unleashes ‘Bing in the Classroom’ ad-free search

The tech giant looks to get an A+ with the roll out of a student-friendly version of its search engine, which has zero ads, privacy controls, and filters that block adult content and ad targeting.

By April 22, 2014

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LeVar Burton, 'Reading Rainbow' find pot of gold online

The man who was Geordi La Forge is committed as ever to teaching kids to read, and now he's Kickstarting funds to take "Reading Rainbow" global.

By May 29, 2014