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Children will 'get even more out' of technology in the classroom if their parents support them, according to an education technology specialist.
Drew Buddie, senior vice chairman at Naace, the association for the UK's education technology community, made the remark as a new study by retailer John Lewis revealed 69% of parents think technology helps their children learn, but 41% don't fully understand how it is used in the classroom.
Many parents struggle to understand the technology used in classrooms, hindering their ability to support their children's learning, according to new research.
A survey by John Lewis has found 41% of parents do not feel comfortable with the technology being used to help their children learn, though 69% do think it has a positive effect.
The retailer has been running technology clinics with parents and teachers to try and bring those who didn't grow up with smartphones and tablets up to speed with those who have.
By understanding how devices are used in the classroom, John Lewis hopes the 67% of parents willing to invest in technology for their children will be able to make better informed decisions.
"Buying the wrong product might not aid your child's progress at school," Matt Leeser, head of buying for communications technology at John Lewis, warned.