Classroom computers are shrinking, as more local students are using netbooks at school, reports the Dallas Morning News. The small computers are much lighter and cheaper than traditional laptop computers. One sign of that shift took place when the Irving, Texas, school district decided in May to begin replacing aging and bulkier student laptops with about 4,600 netbooks. The smaller computers are more closely related to cell phones, which many students are familiar with. They're also not the best option for advanced video production capabilities. But advocates of netbooks say they are ideal for basic functions as more schools get...

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