A long-standing complaint from teachers about educational technology is that not enough companies work with teachers to develop their products. Fortunately, that’s never been a complaint that could be leveraged at NetSupport, given we have always co-created our products with teachers – who else better to tell us what they need from our software to make it as helpful as it is?!
We also employ plenty of educators, our VP of Sales, Maggie Layfield; Product Manager, Kat Cauchi; and our Head of Education, Mark Anderson, being just a few examples of NetSupport employees who’ve come to work at the company having left education.
Helpfully, over time, more and more companies have recognized the benefits of having teachers and educators working within the business, with many now employing educators in a wide range of important roles within their organizations.
From roles in training, development, resource creation, marketing and more, there are plenty of opportunities for those keen to transition into this exciting industry. A benefit of this is still being able to work within education, albeit no longer in the classroom.
With this in mind, we thought that, in the fourth edition of R.I.S.E. Magazine, it would be great to share some of these people to follow and connect with on social media. So, we developed a periodic table of former educators now working in edtech to share with you.
With 82 different engaged and helpful former educators to follow, this resource is a handy reckoner to help you build and develop a great PLN (Professional Learning Network) of people who’ve transitioned from the classroom to work in edtech.
To get your copy of the periodic table, simply visit the R.I.S.E. Magazine page where you’ll also discover all the previous editions of the magazine.
Whilst you’re there, why not sign up to be notified each time R.I.S.E. goes live? This way, you’ll get instant access to our magazine that’s jam-packed full of edu-goodness and education community articles, guides, resources and thought-leadership pieces!
Once you’ve opened the magazine, you’ll be able to download a PDF where you’ll be able to easily print off a hard copy if you wish. Also, if you’re looking to find and connect with the people shared on the resource, don’t worry – all the accounts shared are hyperlinked on the table to their accounts on Twitter, so you can easily follow them without having to search.