Observing the absence of digital devices in preschool classrooms, a U.S. Department of Education deputy secretary on Tuesday said that the students can have immense benefit of digital technology and absence of such equipments from the schools is a concerning issue in Salt Lake City.
Libby Doggett, Head of early-childhood education office in Obama administration, visited the Granite School District’s innovative preschool program. Following the day-long visit, Doggett spoke about the gloomy condition of the schools at an event sponsored by the Waterford Institute.
“Devices not only bring the world to our students but they can bring what children create to the world,” Doggett said.
There are several researches that have shown the importance of technology in the field of education. It can help the students with executive skills such as collaboration, patience and cooperation with peers.
“One of the most important ways educators can use technology is to communicate with parents,” she said.