New book of Education Technology insights provides food for thought for schools in today’s changing education landscape

This book charts the journey of EdTech pre- and post-Covid, with unique tips and insights from an author with experience in the domains of education and software development.

UK: 10th May 2021 – Looking at educational technology through a wider lens is the subject of a new book by Al Kingsley, CEO of education software company, NetSupport, and Multi Academy Trust Chair. My Secret EdTech Diary brings readers a unique view of the topic of EdTech from an author who has dual experience as both the head of company that develops education solutions and as an active participant in the strategic operation of education in his local area.

EdTech suddenly came into focus during the pandemic and, with it, came an explosion of questions from schools as to how they could best leverage its benefits as the education landscape shifted and changed ahead of them.

“Many people think of EdTech simply as the solutions that are found in the classroom,” says Kingsley. “But expanding that view to paint the picture of what tech can do throughout a school, while putting its evolution into perspective, will hopefully get people engaged and thinking about the potential that technology has to improve things across the board for everyone working in a school or trust.”

Al has spent over 30 years working and volunteering in the education sector and, with this book, brings together his knowledge and experience of education technology to share in an easy-to-read conversational format with schools. My Secret EdTech Diary is not only a commentary on educational technology; it’s also a helpful guide packed with tips and suggestions for best practice, suggested questions schools should ask themselves (and vendors) as they select the right solutions for their context, and advice on co-producing solutions with vendors – as well as featuring practical checklists, recommendations, and contributions from trusted peers.



My Secret EdTech Diary is published by John Catt Educational Ltd and is available in paperback for pre-order from Amazon ahead of its official launch later this summer.

ISBN-10 : 1913622630
ISBN-13 : 978-1913622633
Price: £15.00
Release date: 5th July 2021

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