Digital Bytes 9th January 2017

Garageband in the Reading Classroom

Garageband is on our computers and iPads and this article shares a number of ways that you can use it in your reading classroom.

Whether is it capturing book talks, creating a musical accompaniment, capturing the voice of a book character in an interview or exploring the different instruments from around the world, there is something for everyone.

Screencastify is a wonderful Chrome Extension which allows you to capture your screen and annotate as you capture the video.

You can also store the video directly in your Google Drive or save it on your computer.
The Fact-Checker’s Guide for Detecting Fake News

The Washington Post has a great series of steps you can take to detect fake news. Exploring these ideas, particularly for articles shared on social media platforms is increasingly important for teachers and their students.

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