Does the internet make kids smarter? A July 28 report from a team of researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) contends that children who use the internet at home perform better on standardized tests and generally achieve higher grade-

point averages than their less web-savvy peers.

The 16-month HomeNetToo project--funded with $1.5 million in National Science Foundation grant monies--surveyed 140 school-age children and 120 adults from predominantly low-income households and was intended to demonstrate how low-income families use the internet at home. In particular, researchers were interested in uncovering what


Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our news and resources