I’m a language teacher, teacher trainer and inspirer in the field of pedagogical use of technology – and I believe in collaboration and sharing as the main framework for learning in general. I also find social media interesting and useful even though there must be a balance here; information overload can become overwhelming and privacy issues are very real.
If I’m not working or planning new work related projects there’s a good chance that I’m on the water, somewhere, in my good old sea kayak – or at least dreaming that I were!
Shift definitely happens – right now
This is the way things used to be: I believe that international contacts are crucial in education and, of course, digital tools enable us to connect both near and far in ways that we could only dream of a couple of years ago. These are exciting times – did you know: Shift happens, just like Karl Fisch said!
The harsh reality in Europe, from February 24, 2022: The Russian full scale, unprovoked assault war against peaceful Ukraine – and the horrible, continuing atrocities by the invading forces that followed – have profoundly changed the world order. My focus has largely changed to countering the massive Russian propaganda and helping Ukraine in any way I can. Thus, the focus of this blog has also changed accordingly. The way I see it, Ukraine is fighting – and dying, every single day – for Europe, for the free world. Yes, shift definitely happens, but not the way I was hoping for.
Extensive worldwide network
My personal network within the educational sector is extensive both in the Nordic area, other European countries, USA and Asia and I’m always interested in getting in touch and finding new ways of working together. I also have a professional partner in the graphics industry in Sweden: Mediagrafik&illustration can produce illustrations and presentation material tailored to any specific needs.
DViS is the Swedish acronym for Digital Tools in Schools – and can also be translated to the English word motto.