Netbooks engage students of all abilities in science learning

An Ohio high-school science teacher is testing the use of netbooks in the classroom for students of varying learning abilities. Leslie Leverone says students with developmental disabilities in one ninth-grade science course are progressing at the same rate or better than her students without disabilities in the class, which is using the devices to research and learn science topics. Leverone says many of her students find visual images on computers more compelling than learning from words on a page, and she hopes the experiment will lead to more technology use in the classroom.

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