Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Internet, Worse Scores?

As noted in Education Week, Duke University researchers found with 4th-8th graders did worse on math and English tests with Internet access and computers at home. There was mitigation with parental support and instruction and with less instances of time online. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2008/12/reanalyzing_the_digital_divide.html

Is this surprising?

Even our fun side venture, http://www.ikidtools.com, showcases these thoughts with our interviews of 10-12 year olds about their Internet use. Homework? Nah...

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