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Education today/Steve Patchin

Social media a powerful tool for communicating and learning

February 28, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

Advancements in technology allow students to access the Internet from where ever they are. This easy access has led students to embrace social media sites like Facebook, changing the way a generation communicates and learns. Recent surveys conducted by Nielsen, Pew, Project Tomorrow, Kaplan, International Data Corporation, MSNBC and the National School Board Association have provided a clear view of K-12 students interests and aptitudes regarding the role of social media in their lives.



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