Category Archives: EdTech

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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eTwinningOnAir #18: 2016 Summer Special

What on earth is this guy pointing at? The answer: the missing ‘lower thirds’, the pro name tags that just would not show up this time.. We made it: eTwinningOnAir revival, before the 2016 summer holidays! Always fun and always great discussions … 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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Google Classroom: The Missing Features

Google Apps for Education – GAFE for short – is a superb, free digital platform for anyone working in education and Classroom is the latest and greatest entry into the GAFE kingdom. Classroom empowers the teachers and students to use Google Drive … Continue reading

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BeSmartOnAir #18: Digital Literacy

Once again, it was time to wrap up the BeSmartOnAir spring season, this summer episode focusing on Digital Literacy and some of the related ‘hangaround definitions’ as well. Heavens, we also talked a bit about – now, brace yourself – analogue literacy!, well … Continue reading

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BSoA Interview: Jim Collison

Jim Collison is a US podcaster with many HangoutsOnAir (live) hours at the microphone with his friends every week, he’s a Microsoft MVP and a long distance runner, works full time as a tech lead at Gallup – and somehow … Continue reading

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Google Classroom: What It Is – And What It’s Not

Something pretty cool happened during the summer of 2014: Google released the beta of Classroom, their take on organising the edu assignments workflow through Google Drive for schools using the free Google Apps for Education (GAFE) cloud service package. Just prior to the … Continue reading

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