13 Dec 2019

Get your voice heard with NetSupport Radio, official broadcaster of Bett 2020

NetSupport Hall: Bett Hall Stand: NL44

NetSupport Radio (Part of NetSupport, the global experts in School IT solutions), has been chosen to be the official broadcaster of Bett 2020 (22-25 January 2020), the world’s flagship event for the global education community to explore cutting-edge education technology.

Providing an interactive forum for visitors to explore, debate and reflect on the show’s six new themes.  NetSupport Radio will broadcast an engaging and informative mix of interviews, analysis and debate on the biggest issues in education throughout the show.

Powered by Anderton Tiger Broadcasting and hosted by Bett legend and schools radio broadcaster Russell Prue, visitors to the show can get involved by sharing their ‘best of Bett’ thoughts via Twitter using #NetSupportRadio and #BettShow throughout the four days.  Show attendees are also encouraged to visit the radio station at stand NL44 for a chance to feature on the show.

Broadcasting daily at 3pm throughout Bett 2020, visitors can download the NetSupport Radio app to their smartphone to listen live.  The app also features pre-bett podcasts and regular features throughout the year.

The educators, leaders, and EdTech pioneers featuring on NetSupport Radio this year include:

  • Nicole Ponsford, award-winning Digital Educator, CEO & Co-founder of the Gender Equality Collective
  • Dr Sue Black OBE, award-winning Computer Scientist, Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University, UK
  • Al Kingsley, Managing Director of NetSupport, Chair of a Multi Academy Trust and trusted expert in edtech impact and digital strategy
  • Dr Ger Graus OBE, Global Director of Education, KidZania

 

Commenting on plans for this years’ NetSupport Radio at Bett 2020, Al Kingsley, NetSupport MD, said:

“Bett is an amazing opportunity for educators and industry to listen, learn and discuss the role technology has in supporting schools to deliver positive impact. We are thrilled to be the official broadcaster of Bett 2020, ensuring there is a channel for delegates to reflect, respond and have their voice heard throughout the show.”

“This year we are keen to welcome an even wider range of views and insight so that educators can make better decisions and technologists can better understand the real issues facing schools. I’d encourage all from across the sector to listen live, engage on social media and visit the station at stand NL44 to make their contribution – all are welcome!”

Eve Harper, Bett UK Director, said:

“Bett is the leading global gathering of the EdTech community and giving attendees the chance to hear from some really influential people in the industry, both in the run up to the show and at the show itself, plays a vital part in bringing the community together.  We are excited to team up with NetSupport Radio to provide a vital space for voices to be heard and for educators to hear direct from experts on the numerous positive opportunities edtech offers.”

During Bett the radio show will also host a student takeover with children from Westwood with Iford School running the station on Friday 24th January at 2:15pm.

Headteacher Ian Rockey said:

“The students are really excited to be back again on NetSupport Radio. Giving students the chance to attend and comment on the show’s highlights is a unique opportunity to engage them in building classrooms of the future and support student voice. At Westwood with Iford, we’ve been keen to balance the needs of students and teachers with a future-forward strategy that paves the way for successful edtech now, and in the future.” 

NetSupport, which has been shortlisted in the Bett Awards 2020 will not only be hosting the official radio station of Bett but will be on hand to offer advice and expertise to schools on effective and impactful edtech solutions and implementation. Alongside ICT Evangelist Mark Anderson, the company recently launched A Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education, a free resource any school can use to create a successful edtech strategy. Copies will be available to collect at Bett, in addition to the digital version available at www.netsupportsoftware.com/digital-strategy/

Radio guests confirmed so far:

  • Sue Beckingham, National Teaching Fellow; Principal Lecturer in Business Information Systems and Technology, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Deborah Millar, Group Director of Digital Learning Technology, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
  • Dr Ger Graus OBE, Global Director of Education, KidZania
  • Sir David Carter, Executive Director of System Leadership, Ambition Institute
  • Al Kingsley, NetSupport
  • Nicole Ponsford, award-winning Digital Educator, CEO & Co-founder of the Gender Equality Collective
  • Dr Sue Black OBE, award-winning Computer Scientist, Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University, UK
  • Linda Liukas, Author, Hello Ruby
  • Graham Brown-Martin, Education & Future of Work Expert
  • Ross Morrison McGill, Founder, TeacherToolkit
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