The 10th-graders in Scott Slayton's English composition and communication class are getting a taste of what it's like to work in an advertising agency--aided by laptop computers.

Working in teams of three or four, the Red Land High School students each use a networked wireless computer to design brochures and multimedia slide shows to sell fictional consumer products they created from Legos.

"It's a lot more fun than [using] pen and paper," said Tori Stambaugh, 15, whose group is marketing a universal remote control that can operate a home's garage door, windows, and lights.

Red Land is among more than

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