One of the defining characteristics of the education space is a willingness to share. I try and model that mindset and enjoy writing about topics close to my heart of where i have heard of any combined successes and failures. I am very fortunate to be able to share these on a broad church of publications and platforms and these articles cover topics as diverse as Digital Strategy, EdTech insights, Safeguarding, Governance, Data Protection, AR, Digital Disruption and broader School Strategies for growth.
My Secret #EdTech Diary
Looking at Educational Technology through a wider lens.
Author: Al Kingsley ISBN10: 1913622630 ISBN13: 978-1913622633
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.
A Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education.
Authors: Al Kingsley and Mark Anderson. Version 3 > 2021
With the disruption to education caused by COVID-19 and an uncertain educational future ahead, it’s more crucial than ever that all school stakeholders can come together effectively to create a digital strategy that incorporates how EdTech can be used effectively in-school and remotely.
Recent events have prompted the authors of the immensely popular ‘Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education’ – Mark Anderson (ICT Evangelist) and Al Kingsley (Chair of a multi-academy Trust and MD of NetSupport) – to update the guide to take account of the new landscape schools now have to navigate.
PUBLISHED articles BY AL KINGSLEY
Authors: Al Kingsley
SchoolTrustee site is a resource full of articles I have written on all aspects of School Governance, ranging from Finance and Technology, to best practice, scheduling the annual cyle of a governing body, MAT structures and Ofsted compliance.
It is intended as a free resource to share best practice and ideas with other school leaders.