Digital Strategy Guide – Version 3
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 CEO of NetSupport) – to update the guide to take account of the new landscape schools now have to navigate.
In this new version, we look at solutions for remote teaching and learning, as well as using video communication tools – and provide guidelines for children, parents, teachers and schools on how to get the best out of them.
In addition, the guide now includes voices from schools across the world who have implemented and embedded their own digital strategies, alongside others demonstrating best practice for online safety and data management.
With an updated resources page, feedback from readers and a revised list of top educators and experts to follow on Twitter, version 3 of the guide is set to be a must-read!
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Special thanks go to the following industry specialists for their contributions…
Abid Patel, Alan Mackenzie, Ben Whitaker, Caroline Keep, Caroline Wright, Coby Reynolds, Dave Leonard, Emma Overton, Granville Exempted Village School District, Henry Platten, James Donaldson, Karl Denton, Linda Parsons, Olly Lewis, Rosie Kolster, Russell Prue, Thomas Slack, Tim Evans, Tony Sheppard, Traci Good and Yolanda Ramírez Lagos.
About the authors
I am a former school leader with more than twenty years of experience in the classroom, leading successful faculty departments, being a local authority lead teacher for my subject, and independent strategic consultant and trainer. I am a passionate advocate for the purposeful use of technology linked to pedagogy and I know the power and importance of student voice in developing sound practice, having co-founded the Digital Leader Network in the UK. I am also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, Microsoft Certified Educator and expert in mobile learning and associated pedagogies. I am looking forward to sharing my new book in 2021.
Most of the time, I am CEO of NetSupport with over 30 years’ experience in educational technology and digital safeguarding. In addition to my role at NetSupport, I have a passion for education and, in particular, governance and raising organisational performance. With that in mind, I am Chair of two Multi Academy Trusts, the area’s Governors’ Leadership Group and the county SEND Board – as well as being a member of the Regional Schools Commissioners Headteacher Board for the East of England and north-east London, and the Local Authority Education Scrutiny Committee. I continue to enjoy supporting other schools with mentoring and speaking at events about all things edtech, and have recently authored #My Secret EdTech Diary.