So, here we are, at the end of another year! It’s certainly been a busy one, where every team across the group has given it their all.
We’ve supported our schools with lots of new product updates to not just help them with pandemic teaching and learning, but also to increase parental engagement, make it easier to record the learning that takes place away from the classroom – and, most importantly, keep students safe as they learn online. For example, in classroom.cloud, our newest solution for blended and remote learning, we added a safeguarding toolkit to help schools spot online trends, identify students at risk, and boost students’ digital citizenship skills and wellbeing – which is so important not just in times of disrupted learning, but also to prepare them for the future.
Supporting the education sector
To support the education sector, we continued to innovate throughout the year. Here are just a few of the things we did…
Articles: Over the last year, our CEO, Al Kingsley, has had best-practice articles published in education magazines, blogs and websites across the world, including the USA, Canada, Middle East and Australia.
Podcasts: We stepped up our podcast activity, and featured contributors such as USA EdTech Consultant, Brianna Hodges; CEO of e-Quality Solutions (disability, diversity, inclusivity and wellbeing tech solutions), Andy Gough; and Co-founder of EduSparkWorld, Craig Kemp. In addition, our CEO has been a guest on numerous podcasts around the world, including TESTS and the Rest, ClassCast, Teachers Talk Radio, EdTech Buddies and many more.
R.I.S.E. magazine: In September 2021, we launched a collaborative magazine as a forum for educators to share more in-depth teaching and learning experiences than is possible on social media, talk about new initiatives, make recommendations and provide ideas to inspire others. Look out for the second issue coming up in January!
Check It Out! Show: This ground-breaking YouTube show, hosted by Al Kingsley and Mark Anderson (ICT Evangelist), invites guest edtech providers to deliver a 5-minute pitch of their solution/service, so schools can be aware of the solutions available in the marketplace. It’s had a huge number of views and is fast becoming the go-to method for schools to keep their finger on the edtech pulse.
My Secret #EdTech Diary: Somehow, NetSupport’s CEO, Al Kingsley, found the time to write a book to provide education professionals with a wider insight into edtech and lift the curtain to explain the vendor’s perspective. It’s a great read and available from Amazon.
Speaking at events: The switch to virtual allowed our CEO to increase NetSupport’s visibility by speaking at even more events around the world, including ISTE, EduTECH Europe, the Qatar Digital Learning Summit and the UKEdChat Online Conference – and more!
Happy New Year!
So, after the whirlwind of 2021, what will 2022 have in store? As weird as the world is right now, we’re staying optimistic for better times ahead when we can get back to in-person networking and events.
From everyone at NetSupport, we wish you peace, health and a Happy New Year and we hope to see you soon!