e-Estonia. Looking at others is confronting to yourself.

24 hours after returning home I suddenly felt an urge to write out my thoughts and feelings after being emerged¬†in the Estonian educational system. UPDATE: It did take a few weeks to finalize this blog, let’s blame Trump ūüėČ

In retrospect, I  enjoyed the

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Google certified innovators, Get ready for the launch

Last week I was surprised by the assignment of mentors. I was assigned a mentor for the Google Certified innovator program (see also my previous blog). 

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Kickstart Computer Science Education

Implementing a new core curriculum for Computer Science is a challenge. Adding twelve different optional modules is fun. The optional modules will be developed with the help of the b√®ta-support centers¬†and with a lot of help from teachers. I’m attached to the development of networking

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Colab? Spotify colaberative‚Äč

Connecting with my students is something I really enjoy. One of my newest experiments is a collaborative playlist on Spotify. An easy way for students to send me tracks on Spotify.

‘Mister Moorlag, this you really need to hear‘.–

With the greatest

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Get ready to innovate, start your engines

Ladies, start your engines and may the best woman win. Get ready to innovate!
With the help of my students, I discovered¬†RuPaul’s Drag race. I think it gives an alternative view on how Americans see themselves and each other (and ¬†Facebook has 70 (!) genders

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Student centered learning

Student-centered learning and subject cluster projects.
Hello World is my favorite magazine. It’s from the UK and is all about computer science and teaching/learning the subject. I was asked by my dear friend Miles Berry to prepare a 1000 word piece about student-centered learning. Quite

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Experimenting

Eat, sleep, learn & repeat
Based on the song from Fat Boy Slim; Eat, sleep, Rave & Repeat this is a mantra that sticks. Experimenting!
Learning is what sets us apart from the Neandertal. We can cope with setbacks, a change in environment and the

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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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reading
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

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