Digital Bytes 18th Feb, 2019

Navigating Digital Reading – Lateral Reading

Author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines) gives some great advice on reading online in this video. One thing that we can do is laterally read across tabs to help us check sources. Make sure you check out the real world examples that expose some of the benefits of this type of reading.

Unplugged Coding

Introducing coding or computational thinking into your classroom doesn’t mean you need to be a computer wiz. First grade teacher Leka DeGroot explains that the skills of coding are transferable. ““The basic concepts of listening to each other, communicating and collaborating, these are not just for computer science. We want every student to have those skills,” Check out the ISTE article for more information and some examples.

Learning Garageband 

Garageband is a fantastic app to create your own music – everyone can be a musician. I highly recommend the free iBooks that help you learn how to use Garageband on your iPad or on you computer. The ibooks take you step by step through the creation of a project.


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