[Editor’s Note: Read “Infographic: The edtech challenges faced by immigrant students” here and read “Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students” here.]

Lower-income parents generally see classroom technology as beneficial to their children’s education, according to a survey from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.

The survey gauges how lower-income parents are responding to changes in classroom learning–most notably, an increase in technology tools and use.

Many initiatives encourage educators to integrate technology into their classrooms, and 80 percent of surveyed lower-income parents think using technology in the classroom improves education quality, while 18 percent think classroom technology use is a distraction that hurts education quality and 2 percent are unsure of its impact.

Most parents said their children are using technology frequently at school–30 percent said their children use computers or tablets in school every day, and 37 percent said their children use technology at school a few times a week.

(Next page: Do parents know details about their children’s technology use?)

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