International literacy – UNESCO infographic

We are lucky here in Australia. Our education system is far from perfect but sometimes we see something that puts things into perspective.  International Literacy Day 2013 was on Sunday, September 8th and this infographic was released recently by UNESCO. It reinforces just how precious education is and how many people around the world still don’t have a basic education as their given right. As our new government seeks to cut back foreign aid so many people in the world need our help.

It has been shown in research that literacy plays an important part in countries/people achieving a more sustainable future and that knowledge can help combat poverty and improve people’s livelihoods.  If we can assist people in developing their literacy level then we are helping them become more independent from us.

UNESCO Institute for statistics

International Literacy Data

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Useful links

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Useful sites (weekly)

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Useful sites (weekly)

  • Educational Software | Teaching with Comics | Bitstrips for Schools   This site offers software that would allow students to create their own comic strips. Not free
  • Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking  “Here Be Dragons is a free 40 minute video introduction to critical thinking. It is suitable for general audiences and is licensed for free distribution and public display. Most people fully accept paranormal and pseudoscientific claims without critique as they are promoted by the mass media. Here Be Dragons offers a toolbox for recognizing and understanding the dangers of pseudoscience, and appreciation for the reality-based benefits offered by real science.”
  • Blio eReader An e-book reader supposed to launch in 2010. The software should be pc combatible. Offers features such as highlighting and annotating books, texts will be stored virtually so reader’s notations are available anywhere. Will also have read-aloud feature.
  • World eBook Fair  Offers a subscription approach to world e-book library. From their site:  “Our goal is to provide free public access for a month up to 2 Million eBooks. During the rest of the year you may continue to download your selection of about 750,000 PDF eBooks by joining the World Public Library. Annual membership is only $8.95 (US) per year.”
  • iPod Touch Project A great resource about how an Auckland school has trialled the introduction of iPod Touches in the classroom. 
  • Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Useful sites (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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