[caption id="attachment_124686" align="alignleft" width="215"] A geocaching app makes it easy for those with mobile devices to participate in activities. (Image from geocaching.com)[/caption]

Gone are the days of traditional school pen pals and classrooms mailing packages back and forth—today’s students and teachers are using ed-tech to have virtual conversations with classrooms across their states and throughout the nation using a phenomenon known as geoconferencing.

Geoconferencing marries two well-known concepts: video conferencing and geocaching—an outdoor scavenger hunt in which students use GPS devices and mobile devices to travel to specific coordinates in order to...

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