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Magazine article MultiMedia Schools


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Teens Online

The Internet has become an increasingly important feature of the learning environment for teenagers. Research by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that teens use the Internet as an essential study aid outside of the classroom and that the Internet increasingly has a place inside the classroom. Here are some of the study's findings: 94 percent of students ages 12-17 who have Internet access say they use the Internet for school research and 78 percent say they believe the Internet helps them with schoolwork. A total of 71 percent of online teens say that they used the Internet as the dominant source for their most recent major school project or report. Other findings: 41 percent of online teens say they use e-mail and instant messaging to contact teachers or classmates about schoolwork, 34 percent of online teens have downloaded an online study aid, and 18 percent of online teens say they know of someone who has used the Internet to cheat on a paper or test. Pew Internet & American Life Project, 202/296-0019 or

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