Digital Learning Resources
It is more than clear that in this era of technology, digital and social media play an important role in students’ everyday life. Therefore, this project component will create and adjust materials for reading and math, like audio-books, picture books, games and will encourage using ICT in reading and math. Thus, we will employ digital resources and technology in teaching our students, by using the language that is so familiar to them – the language of technology.
Under this Component, we created the following digital learning resources that are available online in our Digital Library:
- e-books in PDF form for children in Macedonian, Albanian and Turkish language
- audio-digital books in Macedonian and Albanian language
- audio-digital books intepreted in sign language
- digital activities
In addition to the digital resources, USAID Readers are Leaders Project printed a collection of 20 titles of picture books "Our First Library" and distributed them to all Grade 1-3 classrooms in all primary schools in the country, as well as all school and public libraries. The aim of this initiative is to increase access to printed reading materials for the youngest students and to nurture the love of reading books in traditional printed form.
Another task of this component is to prepare and conduct ICT trainings for reading and math in the early grades. We also support and encourage teachers to become authors of digital learning resources, via the use of numerous open source tools that are available online, so that we may collect and share their lesson plans that integrate the digital picture books published by our project.