Three "T"s of Literacy

Posted on Sat 04 June 2016 in literacy • Tagged with literacy, programsLeave a comment

When it comes to mother tongue literacy programs (including the first stages of Multilingual Education (MLE), it can be helpful to think of these three basic aspects, essential for success. Download

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Really? 17 Goals? ... Yes, and here is why.

Posted on Wed 25 May 2016 in literacy • Tagged with literacy, LEAD, policy, SDGs, MDGsLeave a comment

In the year 2000 country leaders agreed to work toward eight "Millenium Development Goals" which were meant to make the world a better place by 2015. Some of those goals, such as "halving the number of people living in extreme poverty", were met as described (though targets, and how they ...

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Side stitching: an easier way to Bind a BigBook

Posted on Thu 05 May 2016 in literacy • Tagged with literacy, materialsLeave a comment

Yes, there are many advantages to center stitching a big book. If you've taken an SIL literacy course, you may have learned how to do this by hand, going through the steps of pairing each leaf of paper with its opposite (which is harder than it sounds, since the ...

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Automatically Trace your Photos using Inkscape

Posted on Tue 06 October 2015 in literacy • Tagged with linux, literacy, images, illustration, svg, vector, graphicsLeave a comment

Have you ever wanted to turn your photo into a cartoon, or perhaps click on parts of the picture and move them elsewhere? If so, you are needing to convert your "raster" image into "vectors". Sound's complicated? Not really, and with Inkscape you can do it for free!

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Linux for Literacy Workers

Posted on Tue 06 October 2015 in technology • Tagged with linux, literacyLeave a comment

Since Linux is free, and easily customizeable, it is great for individuals and organizations wanting to promote literacy, particularly within developing countries. This article describes several tools to make literacy programs both fun and affordable.

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BookMali: a tool for literacy workers

Posted on Mon 27 July 2015 in technology • Tagged with tech, software, BookMali, literacyLeave a comment

Those managing literacy programs know that it can be quite a job keeping up with the draft>edit>publish cycles. Moreover, as the goals of such programs increasingly focus on improving the quality of writing, a new tool was needed that could help us manage it all. BookMali helps us get from draft to publishing (print or online) and leverages Dropbox sync so that local writer can focus on the job at hand.

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