Education blog - NetSupport DNA
Guest author: Mark Anderson, Head of Education at NetSupport and ICT Evangelist
Performance management is something we all must endure – I mean, enjoy. In seriousness, the purpose of the activity is to work with teachers to create objectives (not targets) to work towards during a review cycle. They are a great way of ....Read more
We’ve just added some new features for schools in our new version of NetSupport DNA, version 4.9!
In addition to providing all the tools for you to track, monitor, manage and maximise your school or MAT’s technology, these new features also support multi-device management to help reduce technicians’ workloads and make doing things ....Read more
Knowing how important it is for schools to use every penny of their budgets wisely, we often highlight how NetSupport DNA’s energy saving and power management tools can help IT teams make quick and easy adjustments to prevent money being wasted. It’s a no-brainer to schedule DNA to switch PCs off out of school hours and during holidays, as well as for it to alert you to the state of printing across the school so you can tackle the issue of ....Read more
So here we are: a new year and a new lockdown. In the UK, schools are technically ‘closed’ (even though vulnerable and key workers’ children are still attending, of course) and remote learning has once again been invoked, as per the direction of the Government.
When they’re in school, students have the option of speaking to or messaging teachers about any problems or issues they may be having or if they are concerned about a friend, for example. However, during a lockdown, and with this....Read more
It’s the end of 2020, the year that most of us will want to forget. And even though things won’t be anything approaching ‘normal’ for a good while yet, at least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel now, so hang on in there!
Despite it being a strange old year, the NetSupport teams haven’t been sitting on their heels – quite the opposite! Early in the year, we did a shedload of product revamps to help ....Read more
In November, the Children’s Commissioner, Ann Longfield, released a report exploring how children feel to be back at school after the first lockdown and the summer holidays. This was a unique time for students, with having received and completed work from their schools, but others not having as much support. The ‘Some sort of normal: what children want from schools now’ report looks into how students felt as they returned to school after months away…....Read more
The pandemic has completely dominated 2020. People in every corner of the globe have experienced its effects and have been touched by issues such as bereavement, lack of human contact in lockdowns or mental health problems in the struggle to keep safe and minimise the spread of the virus to others.
But there’s another emergency still going on out there that it's been said that the pandemic is a symptom of, and that’s the climate crisis. For many, it may have lost its ....Read more
Well, it seems that everyone enjoyed the first ‘Check it out!’ show so much that they didn’t want it to end, so it’s back for a second broadcast on 24th November 2020 at 7pm!
Hosts Al Kingsley and Mark Anderson were delighted with how the first show went and said, “After receiving such amazing feedback from the 4,000 plus viewers and a huge number of guest entries, we thought it would be ....Read more
Kindness is contagious and has a ripple effect, gradually extending goodwill and warmth across teams, social groups and communities. And that makes everyone feel better!
It’s actually National Kindness Day across the UK today. Originally launched as a worldwide event in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, it has seen its popularity grow, with more and more individuals and organisations taking part. Each year, there are organised kindness activities to help people remember tag ....Read more
The EdTech Advisory Forum for England has released an interim report in response to a request from the Education Select Committee to provide an overview of the pandemic’s effect on education.