California School District Showcases Technology In Classrooms
The U-T San Diego (4/16, Breier) reports New Zealand educators visited the K-8 Escondido Union School District for their eighth year of viewing technology in classrooms. The New Zealanders originally connected with the district to see its "award-winning iRead program"; Scott Soucy, a district educational technology teacher, said that program brings in visitors all year. The iRead program has over 130 Escondido teachers participating. Originally a literacy assessment tool, it "has expanded to include all sorts of curriculum-centered audio projects, such as podcasts and blogs."