Education blog - NetSupport DNA

Celebrating Bett 2019
2/1/2019 2:23:00 PM

Bett 2019 – what a show! The NetSupport stand this year was all about celebration - our 30th birthday, no less! To mark the occasion, we’ve been working on some super cool updates to NetSupport DNA, which we demoed at the event. These include the brand-new contextual intelligence-based Risk Index for safeguarding that helps safeguarding staff by examining the context and history of a student’s activities (devices used, time of day, and websites visited and previous alerts they may have triggered) and creating a Risk Index score – with a high number indicating that a student may be at immediate risk. Our cloud-based safeguarding console also helps safeguarding staff to view recent alerts or concerns via their smartphone, meaning they can respond more quickly when on the move. You can read more about our forthcoming features here.

 We had two stands this year and they both looked amazing, with the main stand dedicated to NetSupport DNA and our education range; a special purple area for our Bett Awards finalist solution for capturing observations in primary schools: ReallySchool; and places for our special guests, including AMNE, Anderton Tiger Radio and GoBubble. Both stands were extremely well attended by visitors throughout every day of the show and we’d like to thank the team at GH Displays for all their hard work building them.
Talking of ReallySchool, it’s always interesting to see what people think of the potential of a brand-new solution such as this. In her NetSupport Radio interview, ReallySchool Product Manager, Kat Cauchi, said, “The feedback we’ve had so far has been outstanding and we’ve had lots of interest – especially in some of the new features like student badges.” We also had TeachCo along to the show to make a video about ReallySchool, which you can view here! It’s a great start for this solution which could genuinely help teachers save so much time in the classroom and, at the same time, ensure better capturing of observations for young students.
For the very first time at Bett, we decided to feature our own Presentation Zone! We invited 24 superb edtech speakers to deliver presentations on all sorts of topics from AR and VR to safe social media for under-13s, tech for wellbeing and the questions you need to ask before buying your next edtech tool – and so many more. Thank you all so much for your time; your contributions were invaluable and really helped make Stand D120 the place to be!
NetSupport Radio goes from strength to strength and we were delighted to welcome back experienced Bett broadcaster, Russell Prue, for the third year running. He did a fabulous job of interviewing all the top education experts at the show – and even held his first interview in Chinese! (OK, via interpreter). Radio is such a great addition to our stand and helps us to share the show experience with people who can’t attend. It also proved popular with the children visiting on Saturday, who voted it (and Mr Russell Prue) as their favourite part of the show in the Kids Judge Bett Awards! 
We also took the opportunity to release our Online Safety Almanac, created in collaboration with Henry Platten, founder of eCadets and GoBubble. This is a great resource for teachers throughout the year and, if you didn’t manage to pick up a copy at the show, you can download one here.
So now, it’s all over for another year! There are going to be some changes coming to Bett in 2020, so let’s see what next year brings…
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