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Web raises new questions about what kids need to learn

(CNN) -- The Internet, initially popular among university academics, is growing increasingly popular and relevant in children's classrooms.

As more teachers and students use its resources worldwide, the Web is changing classroom dynamics along with the day-to-day coursework and homework in the neighborhood schoolhouse.

What kind of grounding do students need now, when it sometimes seems that the sky is the limit? Are the basics of math and writing still relevant, with so many tools at all those little fingertips?

In this piece highlighted by CNN.com's "y: why it matters" analysis feature, CNN contributor Garrick Utley examines some of the issues of the educational shifts under way in the Internet age.

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