Kids with Home Computers Have Lower

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Registered: 05-30-2008
Kids with Home Computers Have Lower
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Tue, 07-06-2010 - 10:00am
Test Scores?

It's counterintuitive: As parents, we believe we're boosting our children's education by providing them access to a home computer. But a study by Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy found that exactly the opposite may be true.



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WDYT?



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Registered: 06-01-1999
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 4:26pm

I can see it.


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Registered: 05-30-2008
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 9:43am
Hi and welcome! Great example. I had the same thing happen with DD in 8th grade, only she ran across a site that was completely fiction. LOL. We had to rewrite the paper.
I do worry that the kids aren't retaining information as well. "just Google it" lol. But I couldn't imagine how school would have been with all this information at the click of a button, instead of lugging heavy encyclopedias around, and those weren't very current. LOL.
So, how did your DS do on his report?

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Registered: 06-01-1999
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 2:42pm

His rewrite with my pre-selected research

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Registered: 05-30-2008
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 3:33pm
That's how my DD's report was. Totally online. She even had to find pictures online. Nothing from reference books at all. I'm glad he did good with your help.