Digital Bytes – 7th Oct. 2019

7 Ways to Get Kids Reading in a Smartphone Culture

“The percentage of 12th graders who read a book or a magazine every day declined from 60% in the late 1970s to 16% by 2016.” Some people panic at this statistic. Others realize that the way we consume media has vastly changed in the past 50 years. This article from EdSurge gives the reader some helpful tips. As someone who just spent the weekend reading a great book (Schooled by Gordon Korman) to my kids (who continually begged me to read more), the tip of making good content available and being a role model really resonated with me. 

Classroom Screen

Classroom Screen is a simple and easy to use tool that you might find helpful in your classroom. There are timers, traffic lights, drawing tools, QR code creators and more. 

Future Proof Your Students with these Essential Skills

As educators, we often hear that we are preparing students for jobs that haven’t been created yet. So how exactly do we do that?! This article shares some thoughts on skills that you should be supporting your students to develop including multimedia creation and a maker mindset.

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