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Friday, October 9, 2009

The President Announces National Literacy Information Awareness Month

President Barack Obama declared the whole month of October information literacy awareness month. He declared this, Thursday, October 1, 2009, and today, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

This month is when we work harder on our work, like, math, literature, history, and science.So, we can grow up and get good jobs and make a difference for are country. The president gave his speech at the White House. Here are some excerpts from his speech, which you can read here:
  • Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation. This new type of literacy also requires competency with communication technologies, including computers and mobile devices that can help in our day-to-day decisionmaking.

  • National Information Literacy Awareness Month highlights the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age.

  • In addition to the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic, it is equally important that our students are given the tools required to take advantage of the information available to them.

  • The ability to seek, find, and decipher information can be applied to countless life decisions, whether financial, medical, educational, or technical.
I would like to thank The New York Times, because I got the picture from them. In this picture, he is speaking about winning the award.

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