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Teachers Report 'Major Impact' of Internet on Learning

Publication: Education Week
Date: March 5, 2013

Summary: Mike Bock reports that teachers are concerned about the digital divide and its effects on students' academic development. This report comes from a recent study, "How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms," by the Pew Internet Project, College Board, and the National Writing Project.


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But when asked whether today's digital technologies are narrowing or widening the gap between the most and least academically successful students in an individual classroom, 44 percent of teachers said technology is narrowing the gap and 56 percent said it is widening the gap, suggesting that teachers are divided on the role technology can have on broadening or diminishing the digital divide among students.

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