Unesco estimates that half of the world's 6,000 languages will have disappeared by the end of the century - but new research shows that social media and text messaging in particular are promoting and supporting language diversity.
Texting is now conducted by speakers of around 5,000 languages.
"Text messaging is the most linguistically diverse form of written communication that has ever existed," says Munroe.
"It's also become the first form of written communication of many of the world's languages," he says.
"Most have only ever been spoken. But the technology and economics of text messages and the proliferation of cells phones means it's the most economic option of communication."
Are you aware of the many services that Google offers? This infographic, from the Goodwill Community Foundation (GFC), provides a look at some of the services. In fact the GFC website provides a wide range of materials that you may find useful. This infographic is a part of a lesson that teaches you about many of the services Google provides.
So how do you motivate your students? They're an odd bunch with a myriad of distractions just waiting to take their mind off the task at hand. This post provides a number of suggestions that you might want to try in your classroom. A few are listed below. In the post each suggestion has additional information. * Give students a sense of control * Give students responsibility * Help students find intrinsic motivation
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"We created a site for people with dyslexia. We also use a font called dyslexie that was designed by a person with dyslexia," says Beka Economopoulos, who works for the website. "The font is designed so that the eye doesn't invert letters or flip them upside down. We're the first website in the world to use it."
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And so the battle for the future of the internet rages on.
The ITU is currently meeting in Dubai under the banner of the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT-12). The agenda is to consider changes to the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR) – a treaty signed by 178 countries in 1988 to establish principles for the operation of international telecommunications.
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Students know their technology. That’s why when it comes to education, students should run professional development.
Today’s students are surrounded by technology. From laptops to smartphones to tablets, students use devices and apps for personal entertainment, communicating with friends and family, and even for education.
Not only is technology easy for them to use, giving them a central place where everything important is located, they also enjoy using these devices. That’s why when it comes to education, teachers need to listen to students.
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