To get the most out of Bett, you should be clear about what your school’s digital strategy looks like above all else. Al Kingsley explains why and how...

If there is one piece of advice I can offer educators attending this year’s Bett it would be to go armed with a very clear strategy. I am not talking about a list of talks to attend or stands to visit, but rather the need for a clear digital strategy for your school.

It is easy to get dazzled by technology at Bett, the latest technological innovations can set the most steadfast pulses racing. However, a piecemeal approach based on ad hoc purchases is unlikely to deliver on the results that were promised.

Any ed-tech decision needs to be considered within a much wider context. What will be the impact on infrastructure, support services or teacher training? How often should it be refreshed, and how can you measure its effectiveness?

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