One of the primary concerns regarding technology use in the classroom is whether it further widens the divide between high and low-income students. A recent survey by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, an independent research lab, wanted to gage the thoughts of low-income parents on their children’s technology use and whether it has any impact on their learning. The researchers found that around 80% of parents believed technology could play a major role in how their children learn. The parents also expressed concerns regarding the experiences their children might encounter online. For instance, they worry their children might face cyber bullying, inappropriate content or simply ignore the instruction and focus on something else while online. The researchers also recommended that educators should include parents as part of the technology integration process.
How do you decide which technology or online platforms that your children use for learning?