Friday, July 13, 2012

Global Literacy Reading Today Online

Reading, International Reading Association, Reading Today Online, Global Literacy, Globicate, Heidi Befort

Much to my surprise and unbeknownst to me, Globicate was featured as part of a series of articles about using technology in literacy education by Michael Putman on the International Reading Associations - Reading Today Online.  Mr. Putman was very complimentary about my blog and my goals for it. I appreciated that he recognizes the importance of literacy and global learning, and was able to identify these concepts within the posts and pages. 

If you've not been to IRA's website lately, you might check it out.  Articles featured along with Globicate focus on book reviews for both children and adults, grants, legislation, and current literacy topics including a focus on the Common Core Standards.  The International Reading Association is a, "nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by:
Improving the quality of reading instruction
Disseminating research and information about reading
Encouraging the lifetime reading habit"
It is with pleasure that I share this with you and hope that you have a good book, eReader, or computer in front of you to read! Make literacy a right and a habit around the world!


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