Nothing will dampen the spirit of your new digital leaders more than a class ‘buffering’ due to poor infrastructure. (See also ‘security’. Don’t be the next ransomware story.) Work with your network manager and digital leaders among teachers to balance innovation, longevity and security.
- ASU GSV Summit Series
- Blue chip
- Broadband & wifi
- Cloud & LMS
- Coding, Making & digital Skills
- Data & Backend
- Early Years
- Further Education
- Higher Education
- HR tech & Lifelong Learning
- Online Tutoring & Languages
- Pearson Future Tech for Education Series
- Publishing & Content
- Start up
- The Edtech Podcast Festival
- Ufi mini-series on upskilling
- VR, AR & AI
Truly measuring impact has become one of the top skills for digital leaders. Programmes like UCL Knowledge Lab’s Educate and the Jefferson Education Accelerator are working with edtech companies to help make their products more efficacious. But in the mean time you should also be reviewing any programmes you set up and making sure they have impact. Mark Anderson (aka ICT Evangelist), Former Assistant Head, Award-winning blogger, speaker and edtech consultant gives the teachers’ point of view…
Recruitment and retention is a huge issue for school leaders, but could better, more relevant CPD opportunities keep some of your best staff engaged?
4. Build the right team
Early adopters, laggards, luddites: each nursery, school, university, college or workplace has its own unique mix. No different to any other form of leadership, building a strong and balanced team around you, with honest communication, will be key to your success.
3. Be Pragmatic
Every school has its own unique set of circumstances and restraints. Be pragmatic about working within your own bounds to create a culture of digital leadership (and impact) that is truly sustainable.
2. Understand what your aims are
A legacy of poor investments in hardware when times were ‘flush’ has given digital leadership a bad name, with vanity projects outweighing efficacious projects within schools. Having a robust framework to establish and keep track of your strategic objectives is essential.
1. Know yourself as a leader
Eric Sheninger is probably the leading self-proclaimed digital leader in education in the world. But that didn’t stop him being a huge sceptic just a matter of years ago. ‘I was the principal who didn’t believe in any of this. I wrote the policies that blocked social media.’
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With The Edtech Podcast about to reach its 100th episode we will be releasing our daily lessons on digital leadership from guests on the show over the first 12 days of December, including important change management, budgeting and training tips for your own workplace and teams. We will then seamlessly and retrospectively crow-bar these into the format of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
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Something exciting is coming! Make sure you are subscribed at iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn…
> The Pearson Future Tech for Education Podcast Series on The Edtech Podcast
Listen in to the teaser trailer to hear who is involved and what we have coming up…
This week at The Edtech Podcast we welcome new intern Liz Reed to the team. Liz is here for the next six weeks to help with our podcast social media and episode promotion, as well as a whole raft of other projects. (There’s always more than enough to do)! If we’re out and about at one of the many events in November come and say hello to Liz. You can find out more about her below, and if you have interesting connections in digital media and advertising get in touch!