More educators are using the latest digital applications and online tools as part of new lessons in history, science and other subjects. Social media sites can help students with role-playing assignments, such as a project to research and re-enact events from the civil rights movement using the online site TwHistory and Twitter. Students in younger grades are using iPad tablet computer apps, such as Clockmaster and Splash Math to learn and practice basic skills, and other tools help teachers keep students on track or create paperless presentations.

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