A few days in Berlin

Really enjoyed a few days in Berlin.

In a few pictures here or with the context on Instagram


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Fog, clouds & Google

Fog, just a surface based cloud not going Google.

It’s so easy to forget where we came from. Everything always on, always available and automatically saved with no real need to backup. Is this an idyllic world? Or a dystopian future? Is Google the answer?

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Long Reads, a long reading list

Yes, I love long reads

This is just a short blog about a page I started some time ago in draft mode. The long reads that keep me up at night, things I really want to read and that started a new way of seeing things.

I really love how these blogs redefine my (world)view and I try to convey that feeling in my classes computer science. Longs reads require an effort and a conviction to continue on reading. They challenge, perhaps even convert but mostly they can pinch a nerve. A few of my favorite long reads can be found in this blog. I’ll keep a static page with all the hyperlinks to the long reads on my website.

Longreads features the best storytelling on the web from hundreds of publishers. Story picks include longform journalism, short stories, in-depth interviews, and even historical documents. – Longreads.com

The items on the page will be without any remarks or suggestions.

Want to add one? Or suggest a long read? I’m on Twitter!

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7 lessons I learned from designing a new subject

To be worked out with working examples

These are the seven lessons I learned from designing a new school subject

  • Start with the end in mind
  • Let the learning happen
  • Give control
  • Eat sleep, learn repeat
  • Enjoy the boredom
  • Communicate the change
  • Be surprised
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Why I teach (still in Dutch)

Sorry, Dutch only. With Google Translate this page can be in English.

Dit is de reden dat ik lesgeef

Net even vroeger dan gewenst zit ik weer in de trein naar ‘s-Hertogenbosch (05.45 eruit; 23:45 erin).

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Off to the BETT
Things and thought about the BETT

Traveling to… (and yes, this is a growing blog)

Yes, I’m inbound to London! Together with one of the board members from i&i I’m attending BETT.

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Unsplash Beyond the Cosmos by Joshua Sortino
Developing websites with Github

Building the next  web with GitHub?

And where do I start as a teacher with GitHub?
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Getting started with Jekyll

After letting the dust settle on Jekyll (and just a lack of time to develop) I am learning Jekyll ?.

What is Jekyll?

Jekyll Logo

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Let’s automate the F* out of G Suite with GAM and Bulk operations

Yes, this is a long overdue update G Suite.

Yesterday I was called by the lovely people of Google. I started transferring a Google Apps for business /G Suite installation from one URL to a different URL and I got stuck. Glenn from the support desk saw that I left an installation not finished and reached out to me. And what a great service I got. There was a small problem with the MX records in the Direct Admin panel. How I hate the Direct Admin / MX/DNS records is an entirely different blog… but it’s working.

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Eat, sleep, MAKE & repeat

Reflections on EHVMMF

The day after…

Friday – MakerED Meetup

Still, a bit impressed by the Eindhoven Maker Faire. Thanks to Arjan van de Meij I went to the Meetup on Friday; topic Maker Education. The power of making things and learning at the same time.

After a warm welcome by our host Arjan I really enjoyed the talk from René Pare. He is one of the organizers of the Maker Faire Eindhoven and he knows how to sell a story. What a fun guy!

Anouk Wipprecht made my day. What an energetic woman! Passioned and really witty. Her presentation was spot on and she showed us the way to draw outside the lines. Her 37 (!) dresses are all interactive and beautiful (sadly only size 37).

Sunday – Maker Faire

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