Tech+Literacy

A blog for adult literacy practitioners using technology to enhance, deliver, and support instruction.

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On February 21st, 2017, the Minnesota Literacy Council went live for the first time. Facebook Live, that is.

As part of a new initiative to promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), the Minnesota Literacy Council is looking for ABE or ESL teachers to try out free teaching materials or lesson plans in their classrooms, evaluate them, and share their evaluation with other teachers online.

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One of the things I believe hinders educators in feeling confident about teaching computers and technology is the overwhelming feeling that there is just too much to know and we feel the pressure to have the perfect answers for our learners. Thus, in a world of Siri, Cortona and YouTube I still have people come up to me and say ... "This is a dumb question but ..." while I am always happy to answer sometimes pictures are better and I think this time a video is even better. To answer the question, " Where is the cloud?

On any given day I receive half a dozen email newsletters from various technology, education and education integrating technology sources.

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If you currently use the FDIC Money Smart courses with your students, don't forget about the looming deadline.

Achieving the Dream

While the Adult Basic Education field continues to build our library of materials found at  Open Educational Resources for Adult Education, three Minnesota community colleges have joined 35 others in the "Achieving the Dream" group to use openly licensed materials in an effort to cut


If the sun is shining and the birds are chirping but what you really want to do is engage and learn something a little more technical, there are options.

First, ABE Summer Institute will soon be on us, don't forget to register and book your hotel room. 

Among the amazing break-out sessions at Summer Institute this year:

Our spring Web Chat with MNABE will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 1:00pm-2:15pm.

To register, please go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6299844656421194242.

Discussion topics include:

•        Updates and Q & A regarding the annual ABE consortium application and ABE narrative.  Please bring your questions!

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