Digital Literacy Resources


        
 
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Resource:
 Learn to Read
   
Author(s):   LINCS Literacy Information and Communication System
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   U. S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
   
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Being able to read well is an important step in advancing your education and getting a job. These resources will help improve your reading skills.

The site is a collection of a variety of resources, including:

  • Library for Adult Learners
  • National Literacy Directory
  • Read.gov
  • Reading Vocabulary Flash Cards
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File(s):  
URL:  https://learner.lincs.ed.gov/resources/reading
   
Linked to:   N/A



Resource:
 Learn Math
   
Author(s):   LINCS Literacy Information and Communication System
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   U. S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.
   
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Math skills are important for work and an integral part of everyday life in areas such as money management. These resources will help you boost your skills in math.

The site is a collection of resources, including:

  • MyMoney
  • Money Smart Podcast Network
  • SpaceMath@NASA
  • Invest Quest
  • Consumer Information
  • Consumer.gov
  • Identity Theft
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URL:  https://learner.lincs.ed.gov/resources/math
   
Linked to:   N/A



Resource:
 Learners’ Links
   
Author(s):   Literacy Nova Scotia
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Literacy Nova Scotia
   
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Literacy Nova Scotia has created a helpful resource page with a variety of digital learning resources called Learners’ Links.

Learners’ Links share resources on the following topics:

  • Math Resources for Learners
  • Reading and Writing
  • Resources for Adult Learners
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URL:  https://www.literacyns.ca/learnerslinks.htm
   
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Resource:
 Learner's Dictionary
   
Author(s):   Merriam-Webster
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Merriam-Webster
   
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The Learner’s Dictionary is a free online dictionary and collection of learning tools. Learners can create a free account and save words they want to refer back to.

The site offers a “Word of the Day” which learners can find on the website or they can sign up for a daily email. Learners can also browse the “Ask the Editor” section for in-depth explanations such as the difference between there, their, and they’re.

Contents include core vocabulary words, visual vocabulary quiz, learner’s vocabulary quiz. Learners can also submit their own questions on the website.

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File(s):  
URL:  https://www.learnersdictionary.com/
   
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Resource:
 Library for Adult Learners
   
Author(s):   Centre for the Study of Adult Literacy
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
   
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The Centre for the Study of Adult Literacy has created a Library for Adult Learners that contains many interesting and topical stories.

These stories are organized in three categories: easier, medium, and harder. The library contains a wide variety of topics, such as health, food, children, families, real life stories, fiction, work, history, and science. There are a wide variety of stories under each category, organized in alphabetical order.

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File(s):  
URL:  http://csal.gsu.edu/content/are-you-learner
   
Linked to:   N/A



Resource:
 Live Work Sheets
   
Author(s):   Live Work Sheets
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Live Work Sheets
   
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Live Work Sheets is an extensive collection of interactive worksheets that can be used on a computer. Educators can create their own worksheets or use the worksheets already available on the website. Educators are able to assign worksheets and workbooks to students and students are able to submit their answers to the educator.

Educators can browse the worksheets through categories like ESL, Life Skills, as well as topically through categories like Music, Mechanics, and Match.

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File(s):  
URL:  https://www.liveworksheets.com/worksheets/en
   
Linked to:   N/A



Resource:
 Many Things
   
Author(s):   Many Things
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   Interesting Things for ESL Students
   
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The Many Things website was created for people studying English as a Foreign Language. It is also extremely useful to adult literacy students. There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator, and other computer-assisted learning activities.

Content on this site includes:

  • Popular Links
  • Reading with Audio
  • Commonly-used Irregular Verbs in English 
  • Listen and Repeat English Sentences
  • Listen and Read Along Videos
  • Vocabulary Building Activities
  • Anagrams, Proverbs and Slang
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File(s):  
URL:  http://www.manythings.org/
   
Linked to:   N/A



Resource:
 Math TV
   
Author(s):   McKeague Textbooks, LLC
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   privately funded
   
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Math TV has over 10,000 free math videos covering topics from Basic Mathematics through Calculus. The site also offers helpful videos on topics like study skills. The site was started after Mr. McKeague hired six of his students to help him proofread and error check a college algebra book he was working on. Because of the extremely positive attitude of his students toward improving the book they were proofreading, Mr. McKeague thought that online video tutoring lessons would be an excellent online resource for learners.

The website offers math videos on a variety of topics, including:

  • Math fundamentals
  • Algebra
  • Study skills
  • Calculus
  • And more…

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File(s):  
URL:  http://www.mathtv.com/
   
Linked to:   N/A



Resource:
 Merriam-Webster.com
   
Author(s):   Merriam-Webster.com
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   privately funded
   
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For more than 150 years Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information. The Merriam-Webster dictionary website is full of helpful resources for learners and Merriam-Webster also has newly published dictionaries for English-language learners.

Helpful resources on the website include:

  • Learnersdictionary.com
  • Word Games
  • Videos on specific words, grammar, word history and more
  • Vocabulary Learning Lists
  • Phone Apps with dictionary functionality as well as games like Quizzitive, Scrabble, and more
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File(s):  
URL:  https://www.merriam-webster.com/
   
Linked to:   N/A



Resource:
 News in Levels
   
Author(s):   News in Levels
Published:   Ongoing: web-based content
Funder:   News in Levels
   
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News in Levels provides news articles in one of three levels: 1, 2, and 3. The site is designed to expand the learners' number of recognized words. At level 1, the learner recognizes 1000 words, at level 2, 2000 words, etc. In addition to the news articles, the site also offers books in the three reading levels and a grammar website.

The website also includes video resources and a Skype database so learners can video chat and practice speaking English.

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File(s):  
URL:  https://www.newsinlevels.com/
   
Linked to:   N/A