[caption id="attachment_118584" align="alignleft" width="218"] When students connect globally through social networking in school, they develop important skills, ed-tech advocates say.[/caption]

Countries around the world are leveraging the power of social networking in school to prepare students for highly competitive workplace environments, and the U.S. education system could learn from some of those best practices, ed-tech experts say.

A conversation between two nationally recognized ed-tech advocates reveals that the United States, often ranked near the bottom of industrialized nations in terms of teacher preparation, can take more steps to “globalize” K-12 education. And that, in...

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