USA Today reports that research presented at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting, suggests that taxpayer-supported computer and Internet giveaways may not be as helpful in increasing student achievement as some claim. One study by researchers from Syracuse and Michigan State universities examined a middle school student-laptop program, and found that the preliminary results of the program were mixed. According to the researchers, teachers and students felt that there were more distractions with the laptops--teachers report more classroom disruptions because students check email etc. But, students also felt distracted and believed that their "time is not...
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