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It’s unprecedented!
16/10/2020
NetSupport DNA 

Who would have thought it? The pandemic has presented us with the ingredients for an English lesson...

Now that we’re seven months in, for many people, hearing over and over that we are “living in unprecedented times” makes them want to scream. We all know, it’s a shared experience across the world, it really doesn’t need hammering home again. (Incidentally, it’s not completely ‘unprecedented’; the world has ....Read more

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World Mental Health Day 2020
09/10/2020
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It’s been a tough year for everyone. Concerns about the virus, health, jobs, livelihoods, housing, studying, security and the future have increased across the board, all of which negatively affect stress and anxiety levels.

Staff stress in schools has increased exponentially, with all the requirements for social distancing and hygiene, planning bubbles, monitoring illness and notifying those who may need to self-isolate, on top of the actual ....Read more

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Understanding young people’s lockdown stress
02/10/2020
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Lockdown was stressful for the majority of us, not least children and young people. So, to find out what the triggers that resulted in their stress were (as well as the general levels across the board), the Children’s Commissioner’s Office carried out two surveys with those aged between eight and 17 years old: one in March (that coincided with schools closing for lockdown) and one in mid-June.

The results have just been published in ....Read more

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What do students think of online learning?
28/09/2020
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Teachers all over the world are working really hard to reshape their lesson plans for online delivery and provide some continuity for their students. And right now, there are loads of articles on the internet on strategies for planning online lessons, top tips for delivering them and encouraging student engagement while learning remotely.

But what do the students think? Online learning is tough for all sorts of reasons and some students will fare better than others. A quick scan of Twitter reveals ....Read more

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Online learning delivers freedom for quiet students
18/09/2020
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There are two sides to every situation. Some people have hated the nothingness of lockdown, but others have found a calling or a cause because of it. Some people have had a difficult home working experience, but others have found it more flexible, productive and fulfilling. And some kids have really missed school, but for others it’s meant freedom from the commotion and the opportunity to learn on their own ....Read more

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Six tips for remote learning
11/09/2020
NetSupport DNA 

It’s one thing having a video chat but quite another to direct a lesson virtually. Thankfully though, as everyone’s had a few months to get used to seeing their own faces on camera now, the idea of communicating by video isn’t quite as daunting as it used to be.

Here are some tips to ensure you and your students can get the most out of your online ....Read more

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Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance: updates for 2020
24/07/2020
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Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, the update process to the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance is a little different this year. In fact, the consultation that seeks views on revisions to the document was withdrawn permanently on 10th July, as the Government wants schools and colleges to instead focus on their response to COVID-19.

The time that the consultation was running did ....Read more

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NetSupport’s networking week
17/07/2020
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Here at NetSupport, we love taking the opportunity to join up with colleagues across the education sector to share and exchange information and support initiatives where we can. And this week’s been a good one, with a couple of great wins…  

BESA’s ‘Learning after lockdown’ brochure 
The ‘Learning after Lockdown’ brochure contains case studies and tips gathered from schools where BESA member companies have worked to support headteachers and senior leaders as they ....Read more

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Out now! Big Education Debate – Part 4
10/07/2020
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The latest in NetSupport’s series of Big Education Debates is now online!

As always, it was great to welcome all our speakers and our expert host, Russell Prue, to the table for a good chat about the issues that are affecting education right now.

The debate is split into three chapters, the first of which, “The new normal of teaching and learning,” examines the effect of the pandemic on teaching and learning. Everyone agreed ....Read more

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Out now! New digital strategy guide for schools
03/07/2020
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And here it is… The brand-new version of the ‘Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education’ is out now!

Written by Mark Anderson (ICT Evangelist) and Al Kingsley (Chair of a multi-academy Trust and MD of NetSupport), version 2 of the guide is stuffed full of really useful and interesting information for schools who are either starting on the path to forming a digital strategy or those revising theirs in the ....Read more

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