Digital Literacy Resources


        
 
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  Education World
   
Author(s):   Education World
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Education World is funded by corporate sponsors and advertisers
   
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Education World is a complete online resource that teachers, administrators and school staff can visit each day to find high-quality and in-depth original content. The site is updated daily, offering:

  • Carefully curated news briefs on topics that matter to educators;
  • Lesson plans, printables, worksheets and thousands of other classroom-ready resources;
  • EdTech tips and ideas as well as reviews of apps, websites and tech products; and
  • A huge library of professional development articles and columns.

Other keywords: reading, writing, math, technology

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URL:  http://www.educationworld.com
   
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 English Maven
   
Author(s):   Tanner Hock - English Maven Writer/Webmaster
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Privately managed website (it is still free to use)
   
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English Maven offers lessons designed for students in the K-12 education system and for adults studying for their GED (General Educational Development). It also supports English as a Second Language students. However, this website and lessons will benefit all interested in advancing their knowledge of the English language.

The English Maven website is easy to navigate which makes the content easy for adult students and novice English speakers to use and understand.

Content includes: verb tenses, synonyms and antonyms, crossword puzzles, reading comprehension, contractions, spelling, homonyms, punctuation, phonics, and much more!

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URL:  http://www.englishmaven.org
   
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 Free Math Worksheets
   
Author(s):   Math-Drills.com
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Math-Drills.com
   
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Free Math Worksheets includes over 57,000 free math worksheets that may be used to help students learn math. Their PDF math worksheets are available on a broad range of topics including number sense, arithmetic, pre-algebra, geometry, measurement, money concepts, and much more.

There are also a few interactive math features including the Sudoku and Dots math games, and the more serious math flash cards and unit converter. Content includes: multiplication, addition, subtraction, division, algebra, decimals, measurement, percent, money, and much more.

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URL:  http://www.math-drills.com
   
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 Free Rice
   
Author(s):   United Nations World Food Programme
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   United Nations World Food Programme
   
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Free Rice is an online game that shows the player a word and asks them to pick the correct definition from a list of four other words. It is an excellent resource for building vocabulary in a fun and meaningful way.

As you play Free Rice and answer questions correctly, advertisements appear on your screen. When you see one of these advertisements, you trigger a financial payment to the United Nations World Food Programme to support its work saving and changing lives around the world. The game is available on the website as well as via an app for smartphones and tablets.

Other keywords: reading

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URL:  https://freerice.com
   
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 GCF Learn Free
   
Author(s):   Goodwill Community Foundation
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Goodwill Community Foundation and Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina
   
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For almost 20 years, GCF Learn Free has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need for work and life. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers online learning opportunities on more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactive pages and games, completely free.

On GCF Learn Free, you will find many topics to support adult learners, including:

  • Reading, Writing and Math
  • Computers, Email, Internet, Digital Skills and Online Safety
  • Everyday Life (food and cooking, health and safety and more)
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access
  • Job Search Skills
  • Creativity and Design
  • And much, much more…

The learning activities on GCF Learn Free are extremely user-friendly and follow a step-by-step format from basic to more advanced. Lessons are presented in a combination of text and visual images. To view the topics available on GCF Learn Free, visit: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/

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URL:  https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en
   
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 I Know It
   
Author(s):   I Know It
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Funded by memberships
   
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I Know It is a comprehensive, interactive math practice site for students in Kindergarten to fifth grade. This online resource can be used during class or at home for independent practice, remediation, assessment, or homework. The site enables teachers and parents to differentiate assignments for students allowing them to work at their own level and pace towards mastery of concepts and skills aligned with common core (US).    

I Know It is very user-friendly and allows teachers and parents to customize a program to meet the specific needs of each student. It's never been easier to monitor individual progress or track performance data! Math concepts are sorted by grade level, and each skill has a wide variety of question types and graphics to keep students actively engaged throughout each skill they complete.

To use the site for free, without creating an account for purchasing a membership, a student can answer up to 25 questions per day. I Know It has three membership levels for individual families, individual educators, and school boards. There is a 60-day free trial available for all membership levels. No credit card is required for the free trial.

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URL:  http://www.iknowit.com/
   
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 Interactive Reading Practice
   
Author(s):   National Geographic Learning
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   National Geographic Learning
   
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Interactive Reading Practice contains a series of stories (called reading texts), based on articles from the National Geographic Magazine.

The reading texts are followed by interactive reading comprehension activities, a recording of the text to listen to online, a supplementary grammar and vocabulary practice worksheet based on the text, and links to National Geographic images and videos for users to explore the topics further.

Each Interactive Reading Practice is provided in three different versions: Beginner/Elementary, Pre-int/Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate/Advanced.

Content includes:

  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Pre-Int/Intermediate
  • Upper-Int/Advanced
  • Student Zone
  • Grammar Practice Worksheets
  • Student's Book and Workbook audio
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File(s):  
URL:  http://www.ngllife.com/student-zone/interactive-reading-practice
   
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 Internet Matters
   
Author(s):   ABC Life Literacy Canada
Published:   2019
Funder:   ABC Life Literacy Canada
   
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Internet Matters helps Canadians who aren’t comfortable using the internet to gain the knowledge they need to get started. Through the Internet Matters program, adult learners can develop a deeper understanding of what the internet is, how they can access it affordably, and how it can help them do the things that are important to them, their families, work, and community.

The 35-page Internet Matters workbook is available for free download once you sign up.

Content includes:

  • What is digital literacy?
  • What you need to get online
  • Introduction to computers, tablets, and cellphones
  • How to search online
  • Keeping safe online
  • Tips for avoiding scams
  • Social media
  • Finding services you need online
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URL:  https://abclifeliteracy.ca/all-programs/internet-matters
   
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 IXL Math
   
Author(s):   IXL Math
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   IXL Math
   
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IXL Math offers hundreds of lessons on a wide variety of Math and English subjects at K - 12 grade levels. Learners can browse lessons by topic or by grade level. Lessons are interactive and web-based, so students can complete them on a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. IXL Math offers 10 free questions per day. To access unlimited questions and use premium features like lesson tracking, educators can purchase monthly or yearly subscriptions.

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File(s):  
URL:  https://ca.ixl.com/math/topics
   
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 Language Portal of Canada
   
Author(s):   The Government of Canada
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   The Government of Canada
   
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The Language Portal of Canada provides access to free tools and resources to help adults improve their English skills. On this website, adults can improve their writing skills with helpful quizzes, participate in the “Our Languages” blog, and explore a selection of language-related Canadian links.

Other content on the Language Portal of Canada includes the “Language Navigator” which gives advice on grammar, spelling and punctuation, and solutions for difficult points of the English language. As well, there’s a collection of diverse Canadian language resources. The content is available in both English and French.

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URL:  https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/en/index
   
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