Parents must learn technology

Many parents recognise the benefits of using technology in the classroom, but many struggle to understand the devices themselves.
That’s the findings of research carried out by British retailer John Lewis, which has held technology clinics with parents and teachers to bridge the digital divide between the younger generation who have grown up with smartphones and tablets, and those who didn’t.
Matt Leeser, head of buying for communications technology at John Lewis said: “The classroom of 2014 provides students with a very different experience to when I was at school.
“Whether it’s studying maths using a tablet app or streaming videos to research a new assignment, innovative technology is giving pupils more interactive and engaging lessons that foster both independent and collaborative learning.
“The research shows that parents understand the benefits, but can struggle to relate to an experience that’s so different from their own school days. They don’t always know which products will be best, or where they can turn for advice.”
“As the back-to-school season peaks during the two weeks around the Bank Holiday weekend, we’re predicting that we’ll sell a computing device every 20 seconds,” he said.
According to statistics from industry experts CCS Insights, more than 14 million tablets will be sold in the UK in 2014 and much more to the world.
Source: Yahoo! News

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