Archive for December, 2012

Classroom Technology

Classroom Technology

Teaching Kids To Use Blogs And Photoshop Our tech-savvy 1st and 2nd graders are learning skills usually taught in college! .

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Kids Like Blues Project Official Video

Kids Like Blues Project Official Video

This in-depth video explains the academic and social benefits of our work and tells the story of our band. This video was played prior to our performance at the College of Education at Cal State San Marcos, and their faculty wants to use it to teach future educators (!) This video features stage and classroom work, as well as interviews with parents, Professor of Education Leslie Mauerman, Speech Therapist Pamela Hahn, Principal Margie Oliver, and Teacher Jon Schwartz. .

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Our Goal

Once we’ve used the music as a springboard to teach academic content standards, our goal is to take our work to completion by performing it onstage and recording it together in digital multitrack audio and video editing programs.

The students even learn how to operate programs like iMovie, Photoshop and Garage Band.

iMovie icon Photoshop icon GarageBand-icon

So far our performances have included playing a street fair, for a large audience of staff and students at the Cal State San Marcos College of Education and on local TV news and KPBS TV (watch these performances on our videos page). We're a real band, and we're learning and rocking! We have about ten songs in our repertoire.

For Your Further Interest

Check out these educational links, including Mr. Schwartz's approach to using fishing and hands-on science to motivate and engage students.

Social Connect

We invite you to use the Facebook & Twitter links above to get the very latest on our music and appearances.

Video: Sweet Home Chicago

Kids Like Blues Plays Sweet Home Chicago
Click video still to watch the Kids Like Blues Band music video, "Sweet Home Chicago."

Blues & Thematic Teaching

Click video still to view how our program works and details how we cover specific academic content standards.

In the News

We have been featured by US Dept. of Education, KPBS, and more. Click here to view what all the buzz is about.