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Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Lots of us use public Wi-Fi. This video offers tips for staying safe on public Wi-Fi. Take time this month to review your online safety practices. Do you … Protect your identity Turn on your firewall Use anti-virus software Block spyware attacks Install the latest operating system updates Back… Read more

World Teachers’ Day

Today is World Teachers’ Day! It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals; they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics.

Libraries Inspire Literacy – an invitation

It’s BC Library Month! This year’s theme is Libraries Inspire. Traditionally, libraries have played a strong role in the literacy of their communities. Decoda Literacy Solutions is celebrating the many ways Libraries Inspire Literacy. All BC literacy practitioners and libraries are invited to contribute to a Facebook photo album showcasing the literacy work happening now… Read more

Lots of Recipes for Fun

Want to stir up some family fun? Fizzy paint? Clean mud? Colour surprise play dough? The NWT Literacy Council has recently published 25 More Recipes for Fun!, a book with tried and true instructions for making play materials at home. There are recipes here to fuel a lot of creative activities. For even more ideas,… Read more

Dyscalculia Resources

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month! Dyscalculia includes a wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math. Here’s a TED Talk where Line Rothmann describes how dyscalculia affects her and some of the coping strategies she uses. For a good introduction to dyscalculia, read Dyscalculia: Action Plans for Successful Learning in Mathematics and/or watch Dyscalculia:… Read more

Early Lessons Lead to Lifelong Skills

The following story was first posted on Bosa Property Foundation’s blog. It has been reprinted here with permission. We asked our own David Basche of Bosa Properties about what life was like coming from a new country, and the literacy skills he needed to succeed in his career. David currently works in the acquisitions group… Read more

An Architect’s Journey: Giving Back to Community Literacy

The following story was first posted on Bosa Property Foundation’s blog. It has been reprinted here with permission. Literacy is a key that opens so many doors in life—that’s why Decoda Literacy Solutions fosters community literacy—and why Bosa Properties Foundation supports Decoda. With September being Literacy Month, we asked architect Gregory Henriquez to share his… Read more

Benefits of Reading

We know that you can learn things by reading and we know that reading can be enjoyable entertainment. But, did you know that reading can have an impact on your health? How Changing Your Reading Habits can Transform your Health looks at some of the research that points to health benefits from reading. It concludes… Read more

Trivia Answers

Here are the answers to yesterday’s trivia questions: What percent of Canadian adults don’t have the skills to manage their health literacy needs? d. 60% (You can find this and other facts about literacy in our Importance of Literacy fact sheet.) How old is Google? 17 years old Whose face is on the Canadian hundred-dollar… Read more

How-To Kit for the Election

The NWT Literacy Council has produced a How-To Kit Northwest Territories General Election 2015. It contains learning activities as well as information. While there are sections that refer specifically to the Northwest Territories, this information can be modified for your community. For other resources about the election and voting for literacy practitioners, read our earlier… Read more