The Password Is H O O S I E R

For more than 1,000 Indiana elementary-school students last year, instruction didn't stop when they left the school building. Thanks to the Buddy System Project, youngsters in five schools were lent personal computers to learn on-line at home. Students used the PCs during the school year to write homework assignments and solve tricky math problems using spreadsheets. They also "chatted" electronically with teachers and peers and tapped into data bases using modems and communications software. In addition, the system allowed parents and teachers to confer electronically.

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