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.
The use of mobile digital technologies in the classroom might be largely unfamiliar to parents, but the benefits can be huge.
It's not about just shifting traditional lessons onto screens - it's about allowing pupils to make use of their devices to truly enhance their learning while giving teachers better ways to track individual achievement and personalise lessons.
It's certainly different from what today's mums and dads did in school, but it's also not as complicated as they might think.
Children have always benefited from their parents' support on school work, so by learning about the technology involved in today's lessons they can help their child get even more out of it.
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