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New programs aim to increase literacy and digital skills

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Typing Game. © Pinnguaq

To help advance Inuktut language learning, Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council, in collaboration with Pinnguaq Association, has launched a new Inuktitut‐language project. 

Iqalliarluk — ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕐᓗᒃ (Inuktitut Typing Game) — Designed for all skill levels, this game engages participants in practicing Inuktitut language typing skills. Inuktitut words and phrases, in both syllabics and the Latin alphabet, need to be typed in to complete each level, with the vocabulary expanding based on natural literacy growth. Play the game at ilitaqsiniq.ca/game or typinggame.pinnguaq.com

Scratch Games. © Pinnguaq

Uqalimaarluk — Three new books in Inuktitut have been digitized with animation, full narration, and sound effects and are available on the Uqalimaarluk App from online App Stores, along with other stories and songs in the database. 

Inuktitut Digital Literacy Game Engine — Language educators can use this Scratch‐based tool to create their own small scale literacy games to engage learners or to teach students of all ages to program their own activities. It includes a supporting curriculum and training modules for teachers. To access the game and educator resources, visit www.pinnguaq.com/learn

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