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BeSmartOnAir #27: Hello 2030

The 2030 episode title is straight out of the recent OECD Education policy report ‘Global competency for an inclusive world’ which, among other things, offers a very interesting view on the 2018 PISA assessment. We live in troubled times, as we stated in BSoA … Continue reading

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BeSmartOnAir #25: Merry Christmas 2016?

Audio A great pleasure, once again connecting across the pond with Bjorn Behrendt! It’s a fact that we live in troubled times – but how is this connected to education? Is there a connection at all? Are we going to … Continue reading

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Kind of a Hiatus On Air!

It sure has been a while since last time On Air with my buddies Tiina Sarisalmi, Alastair Creelman, Kim Nilsson, Bjorn Behrendt, Marilina Lonigro, Micke Kring, Helene Möller and all the others! For some years now, the live YouTube shows … Continue reading

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BeSmartOnAir #24: We’re (Not) Leaving!

Not leaving, any other European Union countries – I’d think that’s a wish we all in the panel can sign up for. However, like Tiina pointed out, it’s not just that all the good stuff is there up for grabs for … Continue reading

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BSoA Interview: Chris Betcher

Perhaps you’ve never met in the physical world but – in case you are a connected educator – you just might have heard (or seen!) Chris Betcher in action. Chris lives in Sydney Australia but he’s got quite a global … Continue reading

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BeSmartOnAir #22: Challenging Learning

Audio-only? Sure thing, scroll down! High quality professional development for educators is a very good thing – especially if it happens to be free(!) and there’s no sales pitch attached. Some time in the autumn of 2015 I got the word from my … Continue reading

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BeSmartOnAir #23: It’s An Add-On

Yes, there is audio-only available as well! Scroll down and check the link! Talking about Add-Ons – the small user created programs or ‘scripts’ that add tons of functionality to Google products like Docs, Sheets or Forms – I’d guess I … Continue reading

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BSoA Interview: Ewan McIntosh

It had been a while – putting it mildly! – but talking with Ewan McIntosh again, it sure didn’t feel lite that. We went back in time quite a ways, way further back than the eTwinning launch in 2004: all the way … Continue reading

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BSoA Interview: Nicholas Provenzano

Sometimes, even bad things can lead into something really good – just like when Nicholas Provenzano messed up his knee years ago while investing quite a bit of time, sweat and effort in (European style!) football. Well, instead of a career as a … Continue reading

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BeSmartOnAir #21: Give A Little Bit

Just days before our (very early) Christmas episode, violence erupted in the very heart of Europe, once again horribly killing and maiming people living in or visiting Paris. I believe we can never completely stop madmen from attacking an open society but … Continue reading

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