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A Parent’s Perspective on EdTech and Learning

Posted by Deanna Zaucha on November 03, 2016

We often frame our blog posts around the importance of teachers and administrators joining the edtech train. But, it is also true that students will not enjoy the full benefits of what is taught in the classroom unless what they are taught is also reflected at home.

Therefore, we thought it was essential to share the infographic shared by Learning Assembly about parents’ perspectives on the value of edtech!

Some of the most interesting statistics shared were:

  • Parents acknowledge that edtech is growing
    • 64% of parents say tech has become more integrated into the way teachers teach and students learn.
  • Parents believe in the potential of edtech
    • 84% of parents say they want their child to have access to educational technology outside of school to extend learning time beyond the school day.
  • Parents believe that implementation of edtech matters
    • 93% believe technology is a valuable tool to tailor student learning, but only 1 in 3 believe schools are doing an “excellent” job using technology for this purpose.
  • Parents want to learn more about edtech
    • Parents are enthusiastic about technology, but don’t always understand the terms educators use.

This last point could be a valuable lesson to teachers and administrators as well. For example, if you know your parents want to be more involved (but may be intimidated by the technology to do so), hold technology sessions during back-to-school nights to show how they can help their students with their homework or stay up-to-date on their school events.

This open communication can help not only the teachers and parents, but the students get the help they need to succeed and engage in class.

Want to learn more? Take a look at the infographic below:

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Topics: Education Trends, K-12 Education, Education Technology

Deanna Zaucha

Written by Deanna Zaucha

Deanna Zaucha is the Content Marketing Specialist at Chalkable, and also manages their social media presence. In her free time, she can be found on the dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with the latest trends in education, marketing, and technology. Read more from Deanna on Twitter.