Back to School Guide: Education technology & remote education

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

In this 12-page Back to School Guide we consider what the technological legacy of the Covid-19 lockdown will be for schools, including the teaching and working practices that will continue, and advice on effective remote education.

Our free Back to School guides offer advice for schools as we embark on a new academic year.

During lockdown, we saw rapid advances and innovation in the use of education technology by schools, teachers and students. What will the legacy of this be? How should teaching and learning change?

This free 12-page download features a range of contributions from teachers, school leaders and other experts – all offering practical reflections, advice and ideas and all considering what lessons we have learned and the issues schools should be considering in the months to come...

Articles include:

  • What makes remote learning effective?
  • Lockdown ed-tech – what worked, what didn't, where now?
  • Five lessons from lockdown, including parental engagement, feedback & assessment, modelling & explanations
  • Adapting whole-school digital strategies in the Covid era
  • Welcome to a world of Blended Learning Environments
  • How working practices, including CPD, home-working and lesson resources, might change post-lockdown
  • Safeguarding and e-safety in a world of remote learning

This guide has been published with kind support from – a set of effective, cloud-based teaching and learning tools to help teachers provide engaging and meaningful blended learning experiences. Visit

There are four guides in this Back to School series published by Headteacher Update and our sister magazine SecEd.

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