Here's a snippet from the British Airways "Business Life" magazine (September, 2006, p.26):
"80 percent of UK students own a laptop or PC, and 60 percent own an MP3 player, more than a third have stolen a traffic cone or shopping trolley."
Source: Endsleigh Insurance
OK - now... tell me the relationship between technology, traffic cones, and shopping trolleys???
Is there an impact on their learning?? Or am I missing something?? ;-)