Social-networking program is used to engage Minnesota students

03/28/2010 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Students at a Minnesota elementary school are among the first in the country to use a software program called Planet Turtle to learn math. The program allows students to interact -- in a way similar to social networking -- as they play and learn. Educators say the trend of using social-networking sites in school is spreading as the sites become viewed as learning tools instead of distractions.

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