Futurity.org – Kids + home computers = lower test scores?: "Kids + home computers = lower test scores?
'Adults may think of computer technology as a productivity tool first and foremost, but the average kid doesn't share that perception,' says Jacob Vigdor. Kids in the middle grades are mostly using computers to socialize and play games, he adds. (Credit: iStockphoto)
DUKE (US)—Students in grades five through eight, particularly those from disadvantaged families, tend to post lower scores once computers and high-speed Internet service arrive in their home, a new study suggests.
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