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Pupil Voice Week
20/09/2019
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Guest author: Henry Platten, founder of eCadets and GoBubble

Pupil Voice Week runs from 24th to 28th September 2019 and offers an opportunity for students of all ages to learn about the importance of making their voices heard. Let’s take a look at how celebrating Pupil Voice Week can be an excellent springboard for reinforcing the importance of online safety messaging within the school setting.

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World Suicide Prevention Day
10/09/2019
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We hear much in the media about the stresses of modern life. Whether it’s extra pressures at school, hurtful comments or bullying on social media, competitiveness between siblings or peers, or insecurities over appearance, young people have much to contend with as they navigate their way to adulthood.   

The Good Childhood Report, published earlier this year by the Children’s Society, reveals the changing nature of children’s formative years. Not only did its key findings reveal that approximately 250,000 young people in the UK aged between 10 ....Read more

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Back to School: four ways to encourage online safety in your school
30/08/2019
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Guest author: Henry Platten, founder of eCadets and GoBubble 

The new academic year can be an excellent springboard to introduce positive changes that benefit your whole school ethos. Instilling a culture of kindness and understanding into our children’s experiences of the rapidly changing online world is certainly one area that many schools are choosing to focus on; ensuring that students have a positive understanding of internet use and what it can ....Read more

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A useful blog for school governors and SLTs
23/08/2019
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The new school year is fast approaching, and before it gets going, we just wanted to share a link to a valuable source of information for all the governors and senior leadership teams out there. 

Authored by a Chair of Governors and a MAT, the “Resources and Ideas for Trustees, Governors and School leadership” blog includes articles on topics such as how MATs can make the best use of their technology, points to think about when recruiting new ....Read more

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Using interactive tech to engage learners
19/08/2019
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Guest author: Mark Anderson, ICT Evangelist 

When it comes to engagement as a focus in the classroom, I always use the adage that engagement is a poor proxy for learning. That said, engagement is also often a by-product of a great teacher who goes the extra mile to provide learning opportunities for their learners which meet their needs, interests and provides stimulating opportunities for learning. Technology can certainly help to provide that but it’s a careful balance to make sure that you provide ....Read more

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Mentoring tips for the new school year
09/08/2019
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So you're going to be a mentor – congratulations!

Mentoring is an exciting and extremely valuable thing to do. Helping to support a new teacher as they find their feet in the profession is so rewarding and can really set them up for success as they progress. You'll be their back-up as they begin putting everything they've learned into practice in the live school environment, help them get to know how the school works and what is expected of them – and be there to support them when they need it. Having a great ....Read more

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Summer social sharing
19/07/2019
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Guest author: Henry Platten, founder of eCadets and GoBubble

Some teaching staff consider the summer break to be the perfect time for some digital downtime. For others, it’s an ideal opportunity to share holiday snaps with friends and family via social media.  

For those of us involved in the world of education, the summer break poses an ideal opportunity to put aside our regular routine and devote some time to focus on physical and mental relaxation. If you’re going to be taking some downtime during ....Read more

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New NetSupport DNA (IT Management and Safeguarding) overview video
16/07/2019
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Check out our latest video of NetSupport DNA (the Network and IT Management solution with Safeguarding) and see the new features and enhancements added, ensuring it meets today’s and tomorrow’s edtech challenges.

Part 1 – Network and IT Management 

Network Managers gain a wealth of network and IT management features in NetSupport DNA to effectively track, monitor and manage IT assets and endpoints across a school or Trust/District  ....Read more

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60 things to do this summer!
15/07/2019
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eBook by Mark Anderson, ICT Evangelist

You may remember that last summer, we featured a great little eBook by Mark Anderson, the ICT Evangelist, called “50 things to do this summer”. It was packed full of great ideas and activities to keep kids occupied over the long summer break.

In fact, it proved to be so popular, that we’ve joined forces again to give it an update for Summer 2019! We’ve given....Read more

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New NetSupport School v12.65 is here!
09/07/2019
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NetSupport School is used every day in schools across the world as teachers deliver technology-enhanced learning in their classrooms. It’s already pretty packed with useful features to assist with teaching and learning, but we like to keep adding more! 

Google Classroom

With the new version of NetSupport School, we’ve made it even easier for teachers to connect to students by integrating Google Classroom. Using a Windows desktop Tutor, and with ....Read more

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