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Al Kingsley

Group CEO at NetSupport

Peterborough, United Kingdom

46388 Followers

Management Professional of the Year (Education Technology) 2020-22 innovation & excellence awards, Winner 22 EdTech awards “Author / Speaker” of the year, Top Tech Influencer 21, ISC Research Top 10 Edu Influencers 21, EdTech Digest's EdTech Top influencers 22, EdTech CEO, Author & Speaker.

I wear two hats, with one - it's all about growth (not just fiscal). Extending the capabilities of the organisation, the skills of the team and ensuring you are able to embrace innovation. That has always meant a focus on delivering quality products to market quickly, with the right feature set and also ensuing the marketing strategy has the appropriate approach to realise the maximum possible return for the business.

I am passionate about our products, the opportunity to innovate, disrupt and be first to market with new ideas. Building a business that is both focused on, and capable of reacting quickly and effectively to new technology and market opportunities is far more rewarding than growing the largest possible empire.

I have little time for "corporate marketing speak", have no interest in gaining "traction" or "harvesting low hanging fruit", plain talk, say what you see is always the way to go for me.

With my other hat, i am passionate about all aspects of Education, 20 years of voluntary support in School & Trust governance, I'm a MAT chair, an AP Academy chair, chair of the Regional SEND board, member of the Regional Schools Commissioners Advisory Board, chair my regions Employment and Skills board, am an apprenticeship ambassador and have 12 years under my belt as a member of the Children and Education Scrutiny committee for my local authority. Learning never stops and ensuring everyone gets equal access to education, no matter the age, is my main driver.

I received a Civic Award in 2020 for Community Involvement supporting education across the region. I have spent the last 20 years volunteering to support education at all levels nationally from individual roles supporting Infant, Primary, Secondary and alternative provision schools. I believe in and advocate lifelong learning, doing all that i can to support that nationally.

I speak and write about all things education and technology in an effort to help build confidence, share and support others. You can follow me on Twitter @AlKingsley_Edu, Instagram @EdtechDiary or at www.AlKingsley.com and feel free to contact me directly through LinkedIn and add me to your contact list, I am always keen on broadening my network. I look forward to connecting with you.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: UK
Speaking Topics: EdTech, Education, Digital Strategy

Al Kingsley Points
Academic 0
Author 296
Influencer 387
Speaker 10
Entrepreneur 20
Total 713

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: EdTech
Theatre: international
Media Experience: 30 years
Last Media Interview: 04/25/2022

Areas of Expertise

Digital Transformation 32.94
EdTech 69.88
Emerging Technology 35.72
Diversity and Inclusion 30.17
Leadership 30.62
Management 30.36
Innovation 30.13
HR 30.04
Future of Work 30.05
Mental Health 30.31
Health and Wellness 30.18

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Other

Publications

1 Advisory Board Membership
Regional Schools Commissioner's Advisory Board
Dept for Education
September 01, 2019
Regional Schools Commissioner Jonathan Duff meets with elected, appointed, and co-opted advisory board members:

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Tags: Leadership, EdTech

137 Article/Blogs
How the UK can level up by bridging the digital divide
Al kingsley
August 19, 2022
The digitisation of our society and workforce was well underway even before the pandemic. The outbreak of Covid-19 forced this process to accelerate at breakneck speed, shifting many jobs, services and communications online.

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Tags: HR, EdTech, Future of Work

My School Governance Handbook
Al kingsley
August 08, 2022
With nearly two decades of school governance experience across Infant, Primary, Secondary, All-Through and Alternative Provision schools and academies, distilled into an easy-to-read format, “My School Governance Handbook” aims to make the complex world of school governance simple and accessible to all

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Tags: Management, EdTech

Ensuring every student receives the “right support” in the “right place” at the “right time”
Al kingsley
August 02, 2022
Al Kingsley explores the ways schools can best use digital technology to support and innovate education delivery for those with mental health, learning or physical needs.

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Tags: EdTech, Mental Health

Do Your Students Have the Confidence to Keep Themselves Safe Online?
Al kingsley
August 02, 2022
What is self-confidence and why do we need it? Some people have it in abundance; others would love to have more.

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Tags: EdTech, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

‘Soaring rates of mental ill health are prompting schools to refresh their wellbeing strategies’
Al Kingsley
July 11, 2022
Throughout the pandemic, we all bore witness to the vital importance of schools within local communities, as they evolved into so much more than education. From distributing essential digital devices, to volunteering at regional vaccination centres, teachers, staff and students across both the independent and state sector rallied to join forces and support the most vulnerable groups during an incredibly challenging time.

Whilst the academic impact of school closures can and should not be underestimated, the increased remit of schools persists beyond the pandemic, as does their closer relationships with communities. As the UK’s youth mental health crisis reaches breaking point, with approximately 1.5 million under-18s needing new or additional help with their mental wellbeing as a direct result of Covid-19, schools are facing a fresh wave of students needing extra support.

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Tags: Management, EdTech, Health and Wellness

4 Tips to Ensure Your School Selects the Right Tools for Blended Learning
Al Kingsley
June 30, 2022
If schools were not already delivering some degree of blended learning before 2020, they soon came to embrace it when lockdowns arrived. Fast forward to 2022, and many now appreciate its versatility and the possibilities it offers in delivering a variety of learning modalities.

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Tags: Innovation, Management, EdTech

It’s time for a different mindset on digital security and privacy in EdTech
Al Kingsley
June 23, 2022
Our children’s immersion in education technology isn’t going to slow down, which means technology-related privacy and security can’t either. We’re never going to reach a point where we put our pencils down and say, “We’re all safe and secure now, so we don’t need to worry anymore.”

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Tags: Innovation, Management, EdTech

Why we can’t turn our back on EdTech
Al Kingsley
May 16, 2022
For the education sector, education technology (EdTech) presented revolutionary benefits for teachers, students and parents alike, which many hoped would extend beyond the pandemic. However, with the Government recently announcing the end of its flagship EdTech demonstrator programme, some fear that policy makers are overlooking the future potential offered by digital technology.

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Tags: Management, EdTech

How can edtech ignite learning engagement?
Al Kingsley
May 09, 2022
We all know how hard it is to be interested in something when you just don’t see the point. Unfortunately, that’s a daily reality for some young people who struggle to engage with school – the learning, the rules, the teachers, the other children in their class.

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Tags: Management, EdTech

Why skills should overtake knowledge
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May 01, 2022
The world is changing fast, and so must we, if we are to live in it; successfully, productively and sustainably...

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Tags: EdTech

Work Is Changing, Again. Here’s How To Thrive In The Skills Economy
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April 25, 2022
Employers seeking to win the skills war need to adapt by welcoming in people with the right skills, no matter whether they’re returning to the workforce after a stint in entrepreneurship or as consultants or trainers who’ve refined their skills under their own steam.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

The Data That Can Drive Sustainable Retail
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April 25, 2022
For some, the key will be in analyzing customer behavior and sales data to mitigate waste through optimized ordering and stocking. For others, the data might reveal the need for intelligence-led loss prevention solutions that reduce shrink and spoilage to mitigate discarded products.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Democratizing Business Innovation With Low-Code Automation
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April 25, 2022
Technology democratization is effectively a movement to decentralize IT operations.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Seven Ways To Innovate Like A Farmer
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April 25, 2022
Here are seven practical ways you can step into a farmer's shoes to create fertile ground for innovation to occur sustainably.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Digital Healthcare Ecosystems Are Changing Healthcare As We Know It
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April 25, 2022
Each addition to the digital healthcare ecosystem benefits current users and encourages adoption among others. Even today, direct impacts are becoming apparent.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

From Workload Migration To Workload Transformation: Four Ways To Get Your Cloud ROI Back On Track
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April 25, 2022
Every journey is different, but there are four key ways to elevate your workload migration into true workload transformation. 

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Why Measurement Has Its Limits In Transformative Innovation
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April 25, 2022
Most of us believe that measuring will get us to the other side of our fears, when the opposite may be what is needed: our ability to create the future we want and to believe in our instinct forged from experience and our values.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

How Failing To Prioritize Cybersecurity Can Hurt Your Company
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April 25, 2022
To strengthen cybersecurity in your company, there are processes that you must implement to achieve it, always considering current threats and the reality in which we live, such as the increase in remote work worldwide.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Where The Human Meets The Machine: Striking A Balance Between Manual And Automated Cybersecurity
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April 25, 2022
The effectiveness and efficiency of using AI and automation in these areas, combined with a shortage of available IT personnel or expertise, may make it tempting to automate the entire system of detection and remediation. But this would be a mistake.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Edge Computing: What Is It And Why Does It Matter?
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April 25, 2022
Edge computing represents another step in the evolution of the internet.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

How Leading With Data Can Take You On The Road To Building An Autonomous Enterprise
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April 25, 2022
Drawing a comparison to the automotive industry, which is going through its own transformation in its move toward autonomous driving, is a good way to understand the scale of the benefits of autonomous functions.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

16 Ways A Tech Leader Can Persuade Top Talent To Join Their Company
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April 25, 2022
Tech leaders should always take care to carefully evaluate every job candidate, but they must also understand that every job candidate is examining them and their company just as closely.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Pushing Forward The Value Of Analytics, AI And Automation In Telcos
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April 25, 2022
Telcos will continue to build out skill sets in analytics, AI and automation for the foreseeable future.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Meeting ESG Investors Where They Are With The Right Data
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April 25, 2022
While an interpretation of the survey findings may not be necessary, it bears repeating that investors want better ESG data.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Looking Forward To The Future Of AR, VR And MR
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April 25, 2022
In the end, it's most important to encourage your employees to be curious and enjoy the technology evaluation and adoption process.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Keeping Empathy At The Heart Of Health Tech
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April 25, 2022
Technology's purpose is to help people solve critical, unmet needs, but we can't forget what's at the heart of it all: the human element.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

The Personality Profile Of A Serial Entrepreneur
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April 25, 2022
You either have it or you don’t. In fact, if it feels like a choice, there’s still too much hesitation there.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Digital divide
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April 23, 2022
If the gulf in educational opportunity wasn’t wide enough, ‘digital poverty’ will only get worse unless more children get access to the internet, says Al Kingsley.

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Driving Curiosity And Contextual Power For Value And Risk Analysis
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April 22, 2022
When using value stream management, organizations kick off a series of events. Value stream shows context, context creates curiosity, curiosity exposes gaps and gaps show value and reduce risk.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Climbing The Mountain Of End-User Computing
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April 22, 2022
One of the biggest challenges facing hybrid workforces scattered around the globe is getting the right resources into their hands. To do that, enterprises must rethink their strategy for end-user computing (EUC).

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Buy Now, Pay Later: What The Next Evolution Can Teach Us About Consumer Demand For Greater Control
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April 22, 2022
The combination of convenience and flexibility that BNPL affords seems like a perfect fit for today's consumers.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

B2B Buying Is Getting Worse—Has The Data-Driven Approach Failed?
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April 22, 2022
This is the "last-mile" problem: Even with all the data that businesses have, it is not effectively utilized to improve buying and customer experiences, as it is not surfaced at the right time and in context.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Mathematical Optimization: What’s In A Name?
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April 22, 2022
My company lives in a space that doesn’t know what to call itself. We call what we do "mathematical optimization," but unless you already know what that means, your eyes have likely already glazed over.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Site Rebuilds, Redesigns And Migrations: Eight Common SEO Mistakes To Avoid
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April 22, 2022
The eight SEO concerns I discuss here stem from real-world scenarios my team and I have worked on to diagnose and correct over the years. And they're more insidious than you’d expect.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Envisioning An Era Of Innovation While Many Overestimate IT’s GHG Emissions
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April 22, 2022
We all know IT infrastructure is expanding at a fast rate, and it will require significantly more energy. But instead of doom and gloom, I see an era ripe for innovation and positive change.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

AI Is Getting Boring—And That’s A Good Thing
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April 22, 2022
Don’t mistake widespread adoption as a reason to turn your attention elsewhere. AI is more important and impactful than ever.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Addressing global digital poverty: challenge, solutions and opportunities
International Teacher Magazine
April 22, 2022
If the gulf in educational opportunity wasn’t wide enough, ‘digital poverty’ will only get worse unless more children get access to the internet, says Al Kingsley

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, EdTech

EdTech confidence leads to bigger things
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April 19, 2022
With technology becoming increasingly present in classrooms, it’s an exciting time for education. Teachers everywhere recognise its possibilities for innovation, communication and learning, but it is still the case that some feel daunted...

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Is Knowledge Obsolete?
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March 04, 2022
Published by Forbes March 2022 Al Kingsley is CEO of NetSupport, chair of a multi-academy trust in the UK, tech writer, speaker and author of "My Secret #EdTech Diary." I have long thought about the interplay between knowledge and skills. Education…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Can Technology Drive Parental Engagement?
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March 03, 2022
Teachers know that the more parents and carers participate in their children's learning from an early stage, the more effective that learning will be. What’s more, a parent’s engagement with their first child’s learning also brings benefits for siblings.

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Can Technology Drive Parental Engagement?
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March 02, 2022
Teachers know that the more parents and carers participate in their children's learning from an early stage, the more effective that learning will be. There is a raft of benefits, with positive effects on students’ behaviour, motivation, attendance…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

How to Meet the Social-Emotional Needs of Students & Staff
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February 21, 2022
As the pandemic swept through the country, school leaders understood two things: they needed to make sure students had the technology needed to learn remotely and, because of all the upheaval Covid-19 caused, they needed to pay attention to the social emotional needs of their students.

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Tags: EdTech

How to Meet the Social-Emotional Needs of Students & Staff
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February 20, 2022
By Al Kingsley As the pandemic swept through the country, school leaders understood two things: they needed to make sure students had the technology needed to learn remotely and, because of all the upheaval Covid-19 caused, they needed to pay…

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EdTech confidence comes with practice
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February 20, 2022
With technology becoming increasingly present in classrooms, it’s an exciting time for education. Teachers across the board recognize its possibilities for innovation, communication, and learning, but it is still the case that some feel daunted by its complexity and anxious about using it with the

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech, Emerging Technology

The University will put us ahead of the curve
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February 13, 2022
On the morning Peterborough Matters speaks to Al Kingsley an announcement is made that Peterborough is to become a new Education Investment Area, which he broadly welcomes, albeit cautiously.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech, Emerging Technology

5 EdTech opportunities that will emerge in 2022
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February 13, 2022
There is a certain perspective that comes from being in the EdTech industry for over 30 years, and while I thought I had seen it all, nothing could have prepared me (or anyone else) for a global pandemic. Not only did the pandemic upend our lives, it looks like we will be managing and battling surge

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech, Emerging Technology

Safer Internet Day 2022
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February 13, 2022
Safer Internet Day 2022: Empowering students to become responsible and respectful digital citizens. Al Kingsley, discusses how schools can help teach students respectful and responsible online behaviours and awareness on this year’s Safer Internet Day

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Al Kingsley: "The university will put us ahead of the curve"
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February 11, 2022
On the morning Peterborough Matters speaks to Al Kingsley an announcement is made that Peterborough is to become a new Education Investment Area, which he broadly welcomes, albeit cautiously. It's a good starting point for a conversation with a man…

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5 edtech opportunities that will emerge in 2022
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February 10, 2022
There is a certain perspective that comes from being in the edtech industry for over 30 years, and while I thought I had seen it all, nothing could have prepared me (or anyone else) for a global pandemic. Not only did the pandemic upend our lives, it…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Navigating the Shifting Sands of Online Safety
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February 09, 2022
Schools know only too well how tricky it is to keep students safe as they learn online. However, the issue has become increasingly complex over the last couple of years as education at times moved out of the classroom, into the home and often out of…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Safer Internet Day 2022: Empowering students to become responsible and respectful digital citizens
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February 07, 2022
Al Kingsley, Group CEO at NetSupport, chair of a Multi-Academy Trust and an AP Academy, and ambassador for the Digital Poverty Alliance, discusses how schools can help teach students respectful and responsible online behaviours and awareness on this…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Safer Internet Day: keeping students safe online in 2022
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February 07, 2022
On Safer Internet Day, Al Kingsley, CEO at NetSupport, explores how school leaders can encourage students to be responsible digital citizens Even prior to the pandemic, UNICEF estimated that approximately 175,000 children access the internet for the…

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Top tips for schools to enhance internet safety
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February 03, 2022
As their reliance on the internet for socialisation, entertainment and education significantly increased over the course of the pandemic, children have increasingly become more exposed to the dangers and risks of the internet with 2021 the worst year…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Online Safety
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January 15, 2022
Approaches to digital safeguarding
In 2021 the online safety of students became a major concern. Al Kingsley has some starting points for a planned approach to digital safeguarding.

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Online safety
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January 07, 2022
Approaches to digital safeguarding In 2021 the online safety of students became a major concern. Al Kingsley has some starting points for a planned approach to digital safeguarding. A problem going nowhere, As schools are increasingly reliant on…

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‘Levelling-up’: The emerging role of education technology
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January 07, 2022
With children finally back in the physical classroom after more than a year-and-a-half’s worth of disruption, and the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Education, many in the sector feel cautiously optimistic as we slowly inch back to “normality”.

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Advancing your school’s digital strategy
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January 07, 2022
Of course, the most significant change is undoubtedly the increased use of blended learning – a change, I believe, that’s here to stay.

There is growing evidence of its benefits, and EdTech in general, particularly in terms of students’ engagement – and it offers much more flexibility for t

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech, Emerging Technology

How to select new software for your school
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January 07, 2022
There is no doubt about it – selecting new software for a school is a daunting process. There are many similar, but competing, solutions to sift through, as well as the significant time and effort needed to evaluate them – not just to see how they work, but to ensure they will cover all bases. A

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‘Levelling-up’: The emerging role of education technology
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January 06, 2022
Al Kingsley, CEO at NetSupport, discusses the potential role of education technology in “levelling up” – especially for vulnerable communities With children finally back in the physical classroom after more than a year-and-a-half’s worth of…

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Advancing your school’s digital strategy
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January 05, 2022
Of course, the most significant change is undoubtedly the increased use of blended learning – a change, I believe, that’s here to stay. There is growing evidence of its benefits, particularly in terms of students’ engagement – and it offers much more…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

How to select new software for your school
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January 05, 2022
When choosing new edtech for your school, value for money and impact are key. Al Kingsley breaks down his key steps to achieving this This is an edited version of an article that originally appeared on Headteacher…

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Forget one size fits all, we need tech that flexes
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December 16, 2021
Anyone who knows me will know I am an advocate for the effective use of technology in schools. Often, the EdTech narrative focuses on the classroom space, but of course, the last 18 months have helped remove those physical constraints and encouraged us to think of EdTech playing a role irrespective

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Advancing your school’s digital strategy
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December 03, 2021
....the most significant change is undoubtedly the increased use of blended learning – a change, I believe, that’s here to stay.
There is growing evidence of its benefits, particularly in terms of students’ engagement – and it offers much more flexibility for teachers and students alike

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech, Emerging Technology

EdTech: Four Steps for selecting new software for your school
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December 03, 2021
When choosing new EdTech for your school, we must ensure value for money and impact. Al Kingsley breaks down four key steps to achieving this

There is no doubt about it: selecting new software for a school is a daunting process.

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The Future of EdTech is simpler, not more complex
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December 03, 2021
EdTech can be a confusing, fluid, complicated marketplace.

It’s complicated not just because teaching and learning are science, art, empathy and alchemy smushed together or because many of the tools we’re building are quite complex.

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Celebrating young people and the challenges they have overcome during the past year
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December 02, 2021
It is no secret that children and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have faced a plethora of challenges since the onset of Covid-19 in March 2020.

However, from school closures and social isolation to exam worries and university experiences, education technology (EdT

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Using EdTech to bolster digital literacy from a young age
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December 02, 2021
Despite the advancement of technology permeating nearly every aspect of our lives, more than 11 million people in the UK lack basic digital skills, with one out of every 11 people completely avoiding the internet altogether. Although a House of Lords report, Growing Up With The Internet, argued

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Increasing Teacher’s EdTech confidence one step at a time
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December 02, 2021
With the radical changes that have occurred in education over the last year, teachers have had no choice but to get on board with technology. Some were already extremely comfortable teaching this way, but for those who previously only used it minimally in the classroom, facing their fears and tackli

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Why it’s Vital That Teachers Are at the Heart of the EdTech Development Process
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November 28, 2021
This pandemic has shown us all the important role education technology can play but, even more importantly, how vital it is that these technologies are designed in consultation with educators. The primary purpose of most EdTech is to improve the…

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Edtech: Four steps for selecting new software for your school
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November 23, 2021
When choosing new edtech for your school, we must ensure value for money and impact. Al Kingsley breaks down four key steps to achieving this There is no doubt about it: selecting new software for a school is a daunting process. There are many…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

The Future of Edtech is Simpler, Not More Complex
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November 11, 2021
Entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers: take note, says an industry veteran. GUEST COLUMN | by Al Kingsley Edtech can be a confusing, fluid, complicated marketplace. It’s complicated not just because teaching and learning are science, art,…

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Making The Right Technology Choices For Your Organization
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November 11, 2021
Al Kingsley is CEO of NetSupport, chair of two multi-academy trusts in the UK, tech writer, speaker and author of "My Secret #EdTech Diary." Throwing money away is definitely at the bottom of every company’s to-do list. However, business IT is an…

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Why it’s Vital That Teachers Are at the Heart of the EdTech Development Process
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November 09, 2021
This pandemic has shown us all the important role education technology can play but, even more importantly, how vital it is that these technologies are designed in consultation with educators.

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Digital footprints & the digital revolution
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November 04, 2021
There’s a technological growth spurt in the classroom and, as a result, our kid’s digital footprints are getting bigger and bigger. That means a feast of data for the big tech providers.

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Digital footprints & the digital revolution
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November 03, 2021
There’s a technological growth spurt in the classroom and, as a result, our kid’s digital footprints are getting bigger and bigger. That means a feast of data for the big tech providers. Hackneyed as the phrase is now beginning to sound, Generation Z…

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Increasing Teachers’ EdTech Confidence One Step at a Time
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October 25, 2021
By: Al Kingsley With the radical changes that have occurred in education over the last year, teachers have had no choice but to get on board with technology. Some were already extremely comfortable teaching this way, but for those who previously only…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Using edtech to bolster digital literacy from a young age
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October 15, 2021
By Al Kingsley Despite the advancement of technology permeating nearly every aspect of our lives, more than 11 million people in the UK lack basic digital skills, with one out of every 11 people completely avoiding the internet altogether. Although a…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

How schools can build on EdTech gains during Covid
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September 02, 2021
School leaders can capitalise on the technological lessons learned throughout the pandemic to come up with a clear digital strategy that doesn’t pile more burden on to stressed staff, writes Al Kingsley

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Change the narrative
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September 02, 2021
Despairing talk of ‘catching-up’ after Covid is self-defeating, argues Al Kingsley. Better to target necessary interventions using new assessment techniques and move on positively.

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Who Wouldn’t Want To Be Disruptive?
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August 10, 2021
As consumers, we’re always on the lookout for anything new. But it’s fair to say we don’t give a lot of consideration to how new products come into being, evolve and somehow miraculously follow what we want and need.

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The Need for Tech Integration Over Innovation in Education
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August 04, 2021
It's common to describe the impact of technology with fast, sweeping terms such as "revolution". And while that may be accurate in some circumstances, in some applications, it’s not a good description for what’s happening with technology in education – in EdTech.

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Online safety is paramount
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August 02, 2021
Even as adults, we may not be totally up to speed with every aspect of digital citizenship. I can tell you now that if everyone kept their personal information safe, didn’t share birthday dates online or photos that reveal crucial background information about their homes, incidences of burglary an

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Move beyond the COVID catch up’ narrative to help students thrive – expert
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July 28, 2021
NetSupport CEO, Al Kingsley, says the COVID-19 ‘catch-up’ narrative is damaging, and schools should instead focus on how EdTech can be leveraged to bolster student attainment without pressuring them.

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Avoiding Post-COVID EdTech Failure
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July 27, 2021
Think back to all those brilliantly publicized great EdTech ideas of the past that have miserably failed. It’s quite possible you’ve lived through one, two, or more. Why? As a student of EdTech history, I believe I know.

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Edtech change and transformation: How to make things happen…
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June 18, 2021
When it comes to edtech in schools, we are all grappling with how to harness the momentum that has been built up during the pandemic. Al Kingsley – author of the new book My Secret EdTech Diary – explains how to take control of edtech change and make things happen

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TECHNOLOGY: THE PATH FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT
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June 16, 2021
It’s a question that is often contemplated: what will the future workplace look like by the time today’s primary school students get there? I’m a passionate believer and advocate for broadening our learning pathways and creating opportunities for all of us as “lifelong learners”.

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How To Plan Your Organization’s New Flexible Tech Landscape
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June 10, 2021
As the world learns how to live alongside Covid-19, much of the corporate sector faces a second shift in practices. In a relatively short amount of time, it's moved from being fully office-based to fully remote. Now, after listening to employees and learning from the experience of the last year or s

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Not Being Clouded by the Cloud
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May 07, 2021
In education, the word “cloud” can limit our thinking. However in education, the tools themselves and how they’re used are what matter. Where they are hosted is a different issue from usage.

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Balancing Well-Being And School Improvement
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May 03, 2021
Longer hours, summer schools, rearranged school terms, extra tutoring — these are just some of the ideas that are being aired with the goal of helping students "catch up" on learning they have missed during the long months of the pandemic.

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How can MAT schools make the best use of their IT?
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April 24, 2021
Al Kingsley, Managing Director of NetSupport and Chair of a Multi Academy Trust, shares how to make next year's budget go the extra mile

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The unlocked potential of education technology
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April 22, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, EdTech has played a central role in supporting blended learning. With this in mind, it is worth considering how technology can also help quickly and effectively address lost-learning, as well as ensure the wellbeing of pupils, writes Al Kingsley

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7 reasons why dragging out your technology strategic plan is a good thing
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April 16, 2021
While it’s not true for every district or every district leader, my experience is that just two words, put together in the right order, can immediately trigger fear and dread. Those words are “strategic” and “plan.” Toss the word “technology” in the mix and superintendents start hyperv

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5 Tips For Keeping Students Focused And Engaged When Learning Remotely
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April 10, 2021
Students’ focus and attention were already an issue in most schools before COVID-19, but with online classes, now becoming the norm for the majority in the UAE, this is only being exacerbated. Al Kingsley looks at five ways that schools can help teachers maintain student focus and engagement while

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Moving away from the damaging Covid ‘catch-up’ narrative: how EdTech can support students and bolster attainment without contributing to pressure
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April 04, 2021
The question of how to help students get ‘back on track’ academically after extensive school closures and disruption throughout the pandemic has understandably been a major concern for schools, teachers and parents; and formed a central part of global government education policy as countries aro

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How to take control of EdTech change
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March 10, 2021
Change is a journey that we are all on. And we have two choices about what we do with it. We can either just go with the flow and let things happen, or, we can be proactive, see its potential, channel our efforts and do something tangible to push things in the direction we want them to travel.

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3 big questions schools should ask EdTech developers
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March 03, 2021
In the daily activities of teachers with their students, collaboration and teamwork is the heart. Extending that cooperative spirit to embrace EdTech vendors is a beneficial mindset for schools.

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Staying Safe Online: Why Education Is More Important Than Ever
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February 26, 2021
As in-person activities were curtailed at the start of the pandemic and children’s physical worlds suddenly got smaller, their online worlds expanded just as quickly. In April 2020, UNICEF forewarned that children were “at increased risk of harm” during the pandemic, due to the huge rise in th

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Balancing Technology And Teachers’ Confidence
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January 10, 2021
Many of us cannot wait to "get back to normal" after the pandemic. However, one sector that has embraced the recent technological changes it has experienced is education — and it definitely will not be going "back to normal" once we have learned to live alongside the virus.

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Keep things simple with EdTech to encourage parental engagement
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January 05, 2021
It’s a well-evidenced fact that the more involved parents and carers are in their children’s learning, the more effective that learning will be. It goes even further, with positive benefits on pupils’ behaviour, motivation, attendance and achievement – and a parent’s engagement with their

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EdTech for teachers – How to build your staff’s confidence in using educational technology
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December 02, 2020
When we ask teachers how they feel about using EdTech in the classroom, at the same time as recognising that it is exciting, innovative, develops communication and creates learning opportunities, many also admit that they feel daunted and anxious about using it with their pupils.

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Shaping Your School’s Digital Future
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November 20, 2020
In a digital school, middle leaders are trusted, empowered and supported to innovate with technology — and, crucially, IT managers are at the heart of the digital discussions, not just simply informed of meeting outcomes. Everyone works together on their shared objective of using EdTech in an impa

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What impact has this year had on EdTech use in schools?
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November 03, 2020
Now that we are a few months further into the pandemic – and into our second lockdown – Al Kingsley believes it is a good time to evaluate the changes that have occurred within EdTech in education

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Education Disruption Brings School Digital Strategies Into Focus
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October 26, 2020
With education thrown into disarray by the pandemic, the challenge of providing teaching and learning for K-12 students has been — and continues to be — immense. High-quality lesson content is paramount, and dedicated teachers across the country have gone all out to plan and shape their lessons

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Consistency and continuity in and out of the classroom with Net Support
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October 09, 2020
In my various roles I have been able to gain an insight into the obstacles schoolteachers and students faced during lockdown. Many schools had little experience of an EdTech powered classroom environment and the change in format proved a steep learning curve for students – and for many teachers to

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Planning your school’s digital strategy post-Covid
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September 29, 2020
With the future still uncertain, digital plans for schools have taken on a new significance and we must ensure that ed-tech can be used effectively both in-school and remotely. Al Kingsley offers some advice and reflections

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Resetting digital priorities for a blended September (and beyond)
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September 14, 2020
Blended or hybrid learning is here for the long haul, says Al KingsleySource Education Technology Magazine Sept 2020There’s no doubt that teachers earned a well-deserved rest over summer. The challenges of the last months have been huge. While teachers have worked tirelessly to help deliver remo

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Covid: Making remote learning work in the months ahead
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September 14, 2020
As the fight against coronavirus continues, remote learning is here to stay and must now be adapted and embraced as part of our range of teaching and learning approaches this academic year. Al Kingsley writes..Source HeadTeacher Update Magazine — Sept 2020No school expected to be plunged so

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Covid: Making remote learning work in the months ahead
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September 08, 2020
As the fight against coronavirus continues, remote learning is here to stay and must now be adapted and embraced as part of our range of teaching and learning approaches this academic year. Al Kingsley advises

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EdTech: Making industry collaboration work for your school
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August 28, 2020
Collaboration between schools and edtech companies is one of the priorities of the government’s digital strategy. Al Kingsley looks at the risks, rewards and cost-benefits for schools considering a co-production partnership“We need the future of technology in education to be driven by collaborat

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Remote learning: Creating safe digital ecosystems
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August 28, 2020
Remote and online learning is likely to be with us for some time as the Covid-19 fight continues. As such, we must continue to prioritise esafety. Al Kingsley asks how we can promote and deliver safer digital ecosystems in schools and better develop pupils’ digital citizenship.Source SecEd Magazi

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Using Remote Learning to Provide Instruction in Uncertain Times
LinkedIn
August 13, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional learning environments and left K-12 schools and universities with a massive dilemma. How can we facilitate learning environments that produce positive student outcomes while keeping all of our stakeholders safe and healthy?

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Remote learning: Creating safe digital ecosystems
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August 05, 2020
Remote and online learning is likely to be with us for some time as the Covid-19 fight continues. As such, we must continue to prioritise e-safety. Al Kingsley asks how we can promote and deliver safer digital ecosystems in schools and better develop pupils’ digital citizenship

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An annual checklist for your school’s governing body
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July 14, 2020
What should the annual to-do list look like for an effective governing body? Al Kingsley considers some of the key roles and responsibilities and how they should be carried out

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Digital strategy in an age of remote learning
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July 01, 2020
A free guide to creating a digital strategy for your school has been updated and republished taking into account the new landscape of remote learning.

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Ed-tech: Making industry collaboration work for your school
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May 11, 2020
Collaboration between schools and EdTech companies is one of the priorities of the government’s digital strategy. Al Kingsley looks at the risks, rewards and cost-benefits for schools considering a co-production partnership

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Plan your EdTech strategy
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January 29, 2020
The driver behind spending on primary EdTech sometimes doesn’t come from teacher identified needs, but from a finance team saying, “we’ve got £10k to spend – what do you want?” Al Kingsley points out what not to forget when developing your digital plans...

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Getting your digital strategy right ahead of Bett 2020
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January 15, 2020
To get the most out of Bett, you should be clear about what your school’s digital strategy looks like above all else. Al Kingsley explains why and how...

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EdTech Articles from 2019
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January 02, 2020
A large part of what we do is about sharing, I've learnt loads from other peoples advice and articles, so here's a selection of articles on #EdTech that i've written in 2019.

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Six money-saving tips for smarter EdTech
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December 19, 2019
This is an edited version of an article originally published on: edtechnology.co.uk Building an effective EdTech strategy is not always easy for cash-strapped schools, but Al Kingsley, MD of NetSupport, shares some words of advice Budget will always be a sticking point for schools wishing to realise

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How can school leaders harness the strategic value of EdTech?
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November 05, 2019
Al Kingsley, Group MD at NetSupport, examines the foundations of an EdTech strategy and how school leaders can embark on their strategic journey

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A Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in schools.
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October 22, 2019
Really pleased to announce the launch of our new Digital Strategy guide for schools and MATs that I have co-authored with Mark Anderson ( @ICTevangelist).

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Parental engagement and communication
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October 01, 2019
Parental engagement can be easier said than done, but there are a number of simple techniques and approaches that can work when building trust and relationships with parents. Al Kingsley explains...

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The future tech-driven workplace: is it all down to EdTech?
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April 15, 2019
Much has been written about the future workplace. What will it look like? What sort of jobs will there be? Will there still be a 9-5 office culture? Will automation mean fewer jobs?

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How Schools can use Technology to tackle bullying.
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April 05, 2019
School bullying is becoming more prevalent across schools worldwide, including the UAE. However, not all schools have the correct tools in place to ensure students are using the time they have online positively.

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The future tech-driven workplace: is it all down to EdTech?
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April 05, 2019
Much has been written about the future workplace. What will it look like? What sort of jobs will there be? Will there still be a 9-5 office culture? Will automation mean fewer jobs?

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Al Kingsley talks GDPR with Primary School Management magazine
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April 26, 2018
Al Kingsley, Managing Director of NetSupport and also chair of Hampton Academies Trust and a local governors’ leadership group, discusses the grey areas within GDPR and what this means for schools, in the latest edition of Primary School Management magazine.

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GDPR – Schools have had enough of overviews; it’s specifics they need now
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March 29, 2018
The late arrival of official guidance and support available for schools ahead of the introduction of general data protection regulations (GDPR) this May is a serious problem in education. Contributor Al Kingsley – NetSupport.

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GDPR: The countdown continues
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March 08, 2018
The new General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect in just under three months’ time. Al Kingsley advises schools on their preparation.

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NetSupport DNA receives 5 out of 5 stars in its latest PC Pro review
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February 21, 2018
NetSupport DNA – A flexible, feature-packed, asset-management solution that’s priced perfectly for small businesses.

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The essential school guide to GDPR
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February 14, 2018
The general data protection regulations (GDPR) aren’t just for schools; they apply to every European organisation that handles personal data.

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14 steps to being ready for GDPR
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February 01, 2018
GDPR is coming and schools need to be clear on what it means for them, as well as how to handle it ahead of when the regulations come into force on 25th May 2018.

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Capturing student learning experiences
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January 22, 2018
ReallySchool offers a fresh and intuitive approach to capturing student learning experiences during EYFS, KS1 and KS2 primary education.

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Using Technology to Combat Bullying in Schools. Exploring an innovative solution.
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January 16, 2018
As we all know, bullying is a common problem in modern schools, both inside and outside of the school building. More than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied each year...

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The Big #EdTech Debate – now showing on a screen near you!
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November 08, 2017
Early one grey October morning, in a secret location in the east of England, six education technology and safeguarding experts gathered....Their mission? To put the world to rights on key questions such as the pros and cons of EdTech in the classroom; digital citizenship; how schools choose technolo

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Time-saving alternatives to traditional written feedback – The Secondary Edition
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October 13, 2017
Ofsted’s Amanda Spielman recently announced some controversial proposals to bring the book scrutiny process online. This has promoted interesting discussions around issues of marking, workload, teacher time, school marking policies, the value of written feedback and the age-old question: Is all th

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Pesky Classroom Management
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October 04, 2017
One of the biggest barriers to the successful use of technology in education is the issue of teacher confidence. There are so many ways in which the modern classroom can make best use of technology however many teachers vote with their feet and choose not to use technology.

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Helping young people stay safe and find a voice through apps
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September 13, 2017
Technology has changed people’s lives, especially how they communicate. It’s given people a chance to speak to others who they wouldn’t normally have encountered and make connections that have changed their lives for the better...

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1 Book
My Secret #Edtech Diary
John Catt Education
July 05, 2021
With 30+ years’ experience developing and using EdTech products, distilled down into an easy-to-read format, My Secret #EdTech Diary aims to get you thinking about the past, present and future role of educational technology and how it influences and shapes our education system. My Secret #EdTech Diary reflects on the history of EdTech, lessons learned pre and post-Covid, best practice suggestions, how to select the right solutions and the questions you need to consider before pursuing your digital ambitions. With unique insights from an Educators’ and Vendors’ perspective, advice for budding EduPreneurs, guidance for schools considering how to co-produce technology solutions with vendors and how to make the right choices, Al aims to shine a light on Educational Technology through the widest possible lens. With links to research, insights from trusted peers, quick ready-reckoner checklists, questions you need to be asking, alongside voices aligned from the sector, this book aims to get you up to speed and thinking big picture EdTech. In an effort to make EdTech accessible for all the book is written to give even those considering themselves a technology novice, an easy and accessible overview of EdTech, unpicking what some of the trending terms mean, what questions to ask and to help them join the debate both confident and engaging from a position of knowledge.

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3 Influencer Awards
Top 100 Influencers in EdTech
EdTech Digest
March 04, 2022
By their example, by their actions, by what they write, communicate and the products they create—they are more than a social media follower count, they are interacting with those around them, making the world a better place through their work in education technology, and this year, they are all edtech’s top influencers.

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Top International "Edrupters" 2022
ISC Research
March 01, 2022
Edruptors 2021: the top international education influencers of the past year.

Who are the opinion shapers within international education today? ISC Research has explored this question for the first time, identifying the key education influencers followed on social media platforms by people around the world.

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EdTech 50 Award winner
Education Technology Magazine
March 03, 2020
In a world that’s increasingly defined by all things digital, it’s no surprise that the education sector is rife with emerging tech solutions and innovations.

Launched at the end of February, the annual Edtech 50 list highlights the people, products and projects that are invigorating teaching and learning in schools across the UK.

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3 Media Interviews
What's the MATA? My chat with AI Kingsley
The MATA
March 28, 2022
Welcome to the March edition of the "What's the MATA?" podcast, hosted by Matt McDermott. In this months episode I am joined by Al Kingsley, an all round EdTech expert within the space (Group CEO of NetSupport) and also Chair of Hampton Academies Trust.
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Digital Strategy for Schools
The EdTech Podcast
February 28, 2022

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GESS Dubai 2021: Al Kingsley
GESS 2021
November 15, 2021
We were lucky enough to grab 5 minutes with EdTech legend that is NetSupport CEO Al Kingsley on their stand at GESS Dubai. We learnt all his book, "My Secret EdTech Diary" as well as the new Classroom.Cloud from NetSupport that you can explore for yourself on Stand A7 at GESS Dubai.

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2 Panels
Lessons Learnt with Digital Transformation
LearnIT 2022
February 04, 2022
Hosted a panel at LearnIT 2022

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EdTech Panel at BETT 2022
BETT
January 05, 2022
Leading a digital strategy beyond crisis response.
The role and remit of institution leaders have seismically evolved during a time that demanded technology throughout all aspects of school management, teaching and learning. This panel session will bring together leaders from institutions and Multi-Academy Trusts to draw on their experiences, current practices and visions for the leading a long-term digital strategy and driving whole-school transformation, discussing topics including: What are institutions prioritising and embedding as part of their long-term digital strategy? How can institutions mitigate disruption to learning and ensure quality education for all learners with a range of needs in future crises? How are institutions creating a culture of change and resilience throughout their community?

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20 Podcasts
Assistive Technology - How the pandemic shifted the education sector.
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July 06, 2022
Another really informative episode on EdTech Shared. In this episode Richard Purcell  talks about his experience of dyslexia in school and university and how it impacted his learning. He speaks first hand about the power of assistive technology in education and how it can support students.

Rich ex

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Creating Impact with Digital Signage in Education.
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June 05, 2022
In this episode, Neil Emery talks about how to use digital signage in schools to help share success, ethos and having impact. Where to locate them, who your audience is and how to select content to maximise that impact. 

Neil Emery has been working in education for over 15 years supporting well ov

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Universal Design for Learning
EdTech Shared
May 09, 2022
In this episode of EdTech Shared, Patrick McGrath, Head of Education Strategy at TextHelp talks about Universal Design for Learning and unpicks the what, why and how we learn and how this can be made inclusive and equitable through use of technology. Educator, international speaker, blogger, podcaster, Honorary Fellow at UU and Head of Education Strategy at the Texthelp Group, Patrick is passionate about ensuring that technology has a positive, meaningful and sustainable impact on teaching & learning through a focus on inclusion, accessibility and universal design. Find Patrick online @TH_Patrickm or www.pmcgrath.me

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Universal Design for Learning
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May 08, 2022
In this episode of EdTech Shared, Patrick McGrath, Head of Education Strategy at TextHelp talks about Universal Design for Learning and unpicks the what, why and how we learn and how this can be made inclusive and equitable through use of technology. 


Educator, international speaker, blogger, pod

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Discussing the news and events with children
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April 20, 2022
In this episode, Gemma Kenny talks about how we tackle what is in the news with children, depending on their age and development stage. Gemma shares content and advice for teachers to help them start these often difficult conversations.

Gemma is a Primary School and Special Education Needs Teacher

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Developing a teacher platform to support inclusive education
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April 18, 2022
Ryan Evans catches up with EdTech Shared at BETT to give us his backstory on what inspired him to digitally transform a special needs school. This encompassed helping teachers shift their pedagogical and technological practices to help students access well known digital tools to support future forwa

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Vision for growing an inspirational learning community
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April 13, 2022
Linda catches up with Tim Clarke on the expansion of Cornerstone primary school in the UK.
The digital development of his school is one of the examples of how his staff have pulled together as a team to drive the development of a learning community, focused around their core values.


Tim  is Headt

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Esports within the curriculum
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April 12, 2022
James Fraser-Murison catches up with EdTech Shared at BETT to give us a 10min taster on the incredible growth of the Esports in education community and how he has developed a successful Pearson BTEC curriculum to teach students the skills needed to access this fast growing global vocation. 

James

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Triggering learning experiences using immersive content
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April 11, 2022
A fab episode where Philip Birchinall talks all things immersive education.  

Phil has been an educator and award winning EdTech innovation leader for almost 30 years, developing and bringing high impact content into the classroom, most recently at the forefront of immersive technologies such as

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Linda’s BETT 2022 plans and recommendations
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March 21, 2022
In this special episode of "EdTech Shared" you might notice that Linda is rather excited about the upcoming BETT conference, she shares why, the opportunities to learn, build her #PLN, check out innovative solutions and mentions quite a few she is looking to develop within her schools. Well worth ad

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Al’s BETT 2022 plans and recommendations
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March 21, 2022
In this special episode of "EdTech Shared" Al shares his plans for #BETT2022, what he hopes to discover, products and solutions he plans to check out as well as highting the amazing group of vendors who have come together with NetSupport on stand SK51 for the show. You can find out more here.

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Delivering a Digital Strategy & Vision
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March 21, 2022
In this episode of "EdTech Shared" Paul Gardner shares his experiences working internationally on delivering a digital vision, addressing the core "why", building stakeholder support, building an ecosystem that respects and complements the school community and much much more.  

Paul is the Vice P

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Creating an Education Magazine
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March 21, 2022
In this brilliant episode of EdTech Shared, Kat Cauchi talks about her journey as Editor of RISE magazine, creating a platform and voice for educators, what she learnt, how she fostered the community voice and opportunities for you to get involved too. 

Kat Cauchi works at NetSupport as the produc

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Marginal Gains
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March 11, 2022
In this episode of EdTech Shared, Mark Anderson talks all things marginal gains, how those little tweaks to your practice, with a cumulative effect can really have a big impact. He shares some great tips and tricks to help you save time with feedback and ways to streamline lessons with the use of cl

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Creating a culture of innovation
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March 11, 2022
In this episode of EdTech Shared, Evo Hannan discusses the need to create a culture of innovation in any organisation.

Evo is passionate about design and innovation in education. Innately driven by his desire to create positive change, Evo has utilised his 20 years of teaching experience to channel

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What is Innovation ?
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March 11, 2022
In this episode of EdTech Shared, show co-host and all things "Digital Innovation" leader Linda Parsons asks the question, what is innovation? She shares her journey, best practice advice and three top tips to help you innovate too. Some great mentions for Ross McGill's Teacher Toolkit, Tom Sherring

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All things School Radio
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March 04, 2022
In this great episode Russell Prue talks about all the opportunities and benefits for children from having a School Radio station. 

Russell is a well-known character in the Edtech World, he’s an educator and published author.  Russell regularly hosts live shows for colleagues and young people o

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Selecting the right EdTech
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March 04, 2022
In this episode of EdTech Shared Al Kingsley talks through the questions to ask and things to consider when selecting any #EdTech solution for your school. 



Al describes himself as a man of two hats, with one he the is CEO of the EdTech powerhouse NetSupport, with almost 30 years' experience in

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Digital Citizenship
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March 04, 2022
In this episode of "EdTech Shared" Caroline Allams gives us the low down on all things digital citizenship - #DigCit and why it's never been so important. 

Caroline is Natterhub’s Co-founder, Chief Product Officer (CPO) and an experienced educator. Natterhub, a gated immersive online safety and

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Welcome to EdTech Shared - preview episode
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February 10, 2022
In their preview episode, Linda and Al just say Hi, introduce their ideas for the  EdTech Shared channel and most importantly, explain how you can get involved.

The show is intended to showcase in bitesize episodes, educators and innovators from around the world who want to share their ideas, adv

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1 Speaker Award
Author / Speaker of the Year
EdTech Digest
April 04, 2022
EdTech Digest Leadership awards 2022 - The largest education technology recognition program in the world, The EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest recognizes people for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.
https://www.edtechdigest.com/2022-finalists-winners/

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1 Speaking Engagement
ResearchEd
ResearchEd
April 23, 2022
Come join us on Saturday 23rd April at The King’s Leadership Academy in Warrington for an exciting day packed full of research-informed practice from both a primary and secondary context.

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13 Videos
Developing a Digital Strategy
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March 31, 2022

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Al Kingsley - My Secret EdTech Diary
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March 31, 2022

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Al Kingsley interviewed by Mark Anderson on the EdTech Show
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October 29, 2021

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Shaping your Schools Digital Strategy - 20 minute highlights
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February 18, 2021

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Al Kingsley sharing Digital Strategy strands at Global Edtech Summit 2020
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February 17, 2021

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Al Kingsley presentation on Cyber Security and eSafety in schools
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December 01, 2020

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Closing Keynote for LearnLive UAE
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October 19, 2020

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Al Kingsley introduces NetSupport at Bett 2020
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September 07, 2020

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Al Kingsley introduces NetSupport at Bett 2019
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September 07, 2020

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Al Kingsley discusses School Classroom Management software
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September 07, 2020

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Al Kingsley discusses School Safeguarding and eSafety software
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September 07, 2020

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Al Kingsley discusses Network and IT Management
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September 07, 2020

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Al Kingsley - Keynote and Presenter reel.
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September 07, 2020

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