Joanne Jacobs wrote an article surveying computer use in schools;.
For Johnny, J'Hani and Juanita, using the Internet is like using a TV or a microwave or a telephone. It's normal.
But when they're in school, it's a problem. They can't get to net-linked computers locked in the lab. Their searches are blocked by intrusive anti-porn filters. Some teachers don't give Internet-based assignments; others don't know how to design an engaging, useful assignment using the Internet.
The "digital divide" between highly wired middle-class students and computerless minorities is narrowing rapidly. But a "digital disconnect" still yawns between tech-savvy kids and their tech-fuddled elders.