The SecEd Podcast: Edtech 2.0: Making the most of technology in schools

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This episode considers how to make the most of technology in schools, looking at best practice examples and principles, how to take risks with #edtech, making a success of hybrid learning, CPD & training, #edtech leadership and much more

After 2021 – the year of experimentation – this episode talks all things #edtech, looking at examples of recent best practice and the elements that are crucial to successful technology use in schools.

We offer tips to teachers on risk-taking with edtech, making their use of edtech effective, as well as making a success of hybrid learning.

Our panel discuss confidence-building, edtech trends, CPD and training, good edtech leadership, supporting parent engagement with and via technology, and the growing use of online assessment.

We get some tips on where teachers can look for innovative approaches and what developments our panelists are looking forward to seeing when it comes to edtech in 2022. We also ask what edtech skills and CPD teachers should be prioritising in 2022. (You can download a list of associated resources supplied by our expert panel by clicking the download button on this page)

This podcast was hosted by Bukky Yusuf, a senior leader, science teacher and an educational coach who is also a member of the SecEd editorial board. Our guests were:

  • A former ICT and computing teacher and a former school leader, Harmeet Sahota is now an edtech consultant and is the founder of He is also a Google Certified Trainer.
  • Georgina Dean is the director of digital strategy at Felsted School.
  • Al Kingsley is chair of Hampton Academies Trust in Peterborough, the KWEST Trust in Norfolk, and managing director of NetSupport. He is the author of My Secret Edtech Diary (John Catt Educational, 2021). Read his previous articles for SecEd at

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