The amount of professional development a teacher has, a school's wealth, and the grade level being taught all have an impact on how teachers use computers and the internet in the classroom, according to a study released April 24 by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics.

The study, called "Teacher Use of Computers and the Internet in Public Schools," surveyed full-time public school teachers in spring 1999.

Two-thirds of respondents (66 percent) said they use computers or the internet for instruction during class time, but only a third (33 percent) reported feeling at


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