Social media, technology connects U.S., foreign classrooms

A growing number of schools are using social media, videoconferencing and other technology to help teach students about current and historical events, as well as the similarities and differences of students in other countries and cultures. A project at one Pennsylvania school has high-school students from different countries collaborating on wiki pages, while classrooms at schools in more than 200 countries and territories are connecting using the ePals social-learning network.

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