Riding on the #Edtech Wave

As part of my presentation at the Festival of Education 2022 please find the links to all of the information discussed below:

The experience of the last two years has demonstrated the crucial and significant role of Edtech in education, overall schools have risen to these challenges and have had to transform their use of Edtech to support teaching and learning and many other aspects of the wider school community. As one of the national Edtech Demonstrator schools we will discuss why it is crucial that all schools form a digital strategy and how you can do this.

Remote education – what happened?

Remote learning digital divide – Sutton trust – https://www.suttontrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Remote-Learning-The-Digital-Divide-Final.pdf 

Education reimagined – The future of learning – Microsoft https://edudownloads.azureedge.net/msdownloads/Microsoft-EducationReimagined-Paper.pdf 

Learning in Lockdown – Sutton Trust – January 2021 – https://www.suttontrust.com/our-research/learning-in-lockdown/ 

Remote Education research – What works?




If you want support with Edtech?

The EdTech Demonstrator Programme was developed by the Department for Education to ensure schools and colleges across England could access free, expert advice on educational technology. The programme launched shortly before the Covid19 pandemic enforced an extended period of remote teaching and learning in the Spring of 2020. 

The programme is now in its second year and has evolved from crisis response to offer support to schools and colleges in developing digital strategies which make effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The programme finishes in July 2022 and we are awaiting what further support the DfE will be offering schools and colleges.



The importance of having a Digital Strategy


DfE launching their own digital strategy for their department: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252499685/Department-for-Education-publishes-digital-strategy 

How to approach reviewing or creating a Digital strategy


New Digital standards for schools and colleges – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/meeting-digital-and-technology-standards-in-schools-and-colleges 

If you have any comments or questions please get in touch.

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