Al’s #EdTech Blog

Sharing insights and articles on #EdTech, #DigCit and #Education

5 EdTech opportunities that will emerge in 2022

5 EdTech opportunities that will emerge in 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 surges and outbreaks of COVID variants for a lifetime or more.

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Safer Internet Day 2022

Safer Internet Day 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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Online Safety

Online Safety

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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Advancing your school’s digital strategy

Advancing your school’s digital strategy

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 teachers and students alike.

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How to select new software for your school

How to select new software for your school

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. All of this is made even more difficult with the added pressure of ensuring that the vast sum of money your school is about to spend will not be in vain

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Forget one size fits all, we need tech that flexes

Forget one size fits all, we need tech that flexes

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 of where the learner – or teacher, for that matter – may be.

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Advancing your school’s digital strategy

Advancing your school’s digital strategy

….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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The Future of EdTech is simpler, not more complex

The Future of EdTech is simpler, not more complex

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

Celebrating young people and the challenges they have overcome during the past year

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 (EdTech) and digital infrastructures more widely have played a key part in facilitating….

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Using EdTech to bolster digital literacy from a young age

Using EdTech to bolster digital literacy from a young age

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 back in 2017 that digital literacy “should be the fourth pillar of a child’s education alongside reading, writing and mathematics”

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Increasing Teacher’s EdTech confidence one step at a time

Increasing Teacher’s EdTech confidence one step at a time

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 tackling it head-on was the only option if education was to continue throughout the dark months of the pandemic.

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