Why self-serve tools are important for schools
No two schools have the same approach to the use of digital technologies for learning either – some have embraced BYOD, others provide one to one, school owned devices, while others have opted for a slowly, slowly approach as they get their heads around what all this means for their school. Some have the school website that hasn’t been updated for a few years, while others have Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and blogs. There’s no right or wrong approach and there’s no silver bullet for “what’s best”.
Bearing this in mind and knowing that schools need to be able to pick and choose what best suits their current situation and needs, the Netsafe Kit encourages flexibility for schools. At the core of a school’s approach are fundamental concepts and “must haves” (the ice cream), but what a school chooses for its toppings and how it chooses to put them all together, is up to each individual school.
Sometimes as educators we want a few ideas and then the freedom to develop and create bespoke programmes and structures for our schools. Other times we just want someone to come in and show us what it looks like and how to do it.
Netsafe and the Netsafe Kit offer and support both approaches – the ideas, tools and resources for schools to pick up and run with, and also an enthusiastic team of passionate people who can show you the who, where, why, what and how.