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How does Al Kingsley describe their book?  

My Secret #EdTech Diary aims to get you thinking about the past, present and the future of educational technology, and how it influences and shapes our education system. With suggestions for improving communication and wellbeing and much more.

The book aims to give you a real grounding in the use of EdTech within schools, the challenges faced, things to consider, and the opportunities that lie ahead.


‘Al is a shining light of the EdTech world. He is a fantastic advocate of EdTech collaboration between school leaders, education systems and the EdTech industry. Al champions and creates opportunities for teachers, school leaders and EdTech suppliers to work-together constructively to share knowledge and best-practice.’

Caroline Wright, Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association

‘Education is too important to leave to chance and in his book, The Secret #Edtech Diary, Kingsley helps bring brand-new perspectives to the conversation about whether technology has a place in education. With many moral imperatives in education to do right by the children, families and communities we serve, Al's experience from both sides of the fence as the Chair of large Multi-Academy trusts, a trusted voice in education and an EdTech vendor with more than 30 years of successful deployment and development, shine through as the North Star many need in our schools.

So, whether you’re looking for advice on purchasing, looking to avoid Edtech deployment mistakes of the past or simply looking for advice on how best to make IT work in your school, this book is for you. Moreover, the salient, timely, balanced and considered advice and wisdom shared has never been needed more or had more relevance for schools and school leaders. Miss out at your peril!’

Mark Anderson, @ICTEvangelist

‘My Secret #Edtech Diary has the HeadteacherChat’s Stamp of Approval:

‘My Secret #Edtech Diary explains the history of EdTech and the great potential that is the future. It is an easy-to-read book, with lots of practical ideas to use in schools, and many time and money-saving tips.

The book is divided into six sections, it guides you through ‘Unpicking Edtech’, ‘ Lessons learned with Edtech’, ‘Edtech from a vendor’s perspective, ‘Planning ahead with your digital strategy, ‘Voices Aligned’ and ‘Places to learn from - my top 10’s’

Kingsley sets the scene with an introduction to the Unpicking EdTech and brings it into the context of today’s climate, which the book addresses remote learning. I really love the ‘Voices Aligned’ which asks key voices in the education world key questions like; ‘To me, EdTech means…’ and ‘What should EdTech vendors be doing to support schools?’ The answers are very insightful.

“This is an interesting book which has lots of thoughtful and valuable information for school leaders from a range of different sources. If you are interested in everything about EdTech, then this is the book for you.’

Jonathan Coy, CEO, HeadteacherChat. September 2021

Find out more information here: https://alkingsley.com/my-secret-edtech-diary-edtech-book/

Or grab a copy from Amazon here