Social Media Earns Spotlight on Education Policy Panel

By Dylan Scott, Converge

Imagine high school biology students logging onto a video game in which they play the role of a white blood cell traversing the human body, fighting bacteria and disease. Imagine middle school students performing old-fashioned frog dissections on a computer application. Imagine teachers and students engaging in a lively debate over the Revolutionary War on their class Facebook wall. That was the future on display Tuesday at the Brookings Institute’s discussion on social networking and education.

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