Project iRead is a group of teachers dedicated to the idea that digital audio can be a powerful learning tool for all students. Teachers are using digital audio tools (iPods, mics, Garageband, iTunes, Keynote, etc. and various accessories) to improve reading processes. Teachers meet on a monthly basis to exchange ideas and strategies. We have started collecting data about fluency rates - this has been very promising. Starting in 2006 with iPod, mics, and a focus on reading fluency, we moved to the iPod Touch in 2008 and are focusing on the district goal of Reading Comprehension. Projects types also include GarageBand and Keynote. Teachers upload sample projects to their blogs. We are excited about the changes we are making.
(Learning through Instructional Video in Education)
Teachers recently completed a two-day training in the use of digital video to support curriculum standards.The goals of Project LIVE are to foster critical and visual literacy skills in both students and teachers to increase student achievement. This group of teachers will be working closely all year to use video to:
Build upon standards-driven instruction that leads to measurable student achievement gains
- Foster the use of engaging learning environments
- Increase student collaboration and problem-solving skills
- Address the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
- Project LIVE teachers will be learning to utilize a variety of digital tools from companies such as Apple Computer and Canon.
Welcome to our Mobility for Leaders in Education (MobLE) site!
Research shows technology integration in the classroom begins with site leadership, so Escondido Union School District is implementing a pilot project to determine how mobile technology can improve administrators' ability to facilitate technology integration in the classroom, as well as how it can assist with making leadership more streamlined and effective. We are structuring this pilot similar to EUSD's iREAD program.