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My Secret #EdTech Diary: Looking at Educational Technology through a wider lens

My Secret #EdTech Diary: Looking at Educational Technology through a wider lens

By Al Kingsley

Published 05 Jul 2021

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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.
Al Kingsley has spent the last 30 years in the Educational Technology space and almost 20 of those as a school trustee and governor.
He is Group CEO of NetSupport Ltd, an internationally acclaimed EdTech vendor, and has lived and worked in both the UK and US. He is Chair of Hampton Academies Trust and the Richard Barnes (AP) Academy, all in the East of England. He also chairs his region's Governor Leadership Group.
Alongside these roles, Al also sits on the DfE's Regional Schools Directorate Advisory Board for the East of England and is the Independent Chair of the County's SEND Board.
As a firm supporter of lifelong learning, he is also a regional Apprenticeship Ambassador and Chair of the Employment and Skills Board for his region's combined authority.
An active writer about all things Education, Al is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and sits on the advisory council for the Foundation for Education Development.
You can find out more about Al at or on Twitter at @AlKingsley_edu
  • Author Al Kingsley
  • ISBN 9781913622633
  • No. of Pages 200
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 05 Jul 2021