Students in a Michigan classroom recently connected with community members in Zambia using video-conferencing software Skype. During the exchange, fifth- and sixth-grade students in the U.S. asked questions about life in Zambia, including what it's like for students there. "One of the great things about technology is it makes the world accessible to you," instructional specialist John Kernan said. He added, "You don't have to pay for field trips. You can take them on this fantastic journey."

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