Technology Enriched Instruction Into The Classroom


In 2016 eduToolkit will focus on Technology Enriched Instruction, since key trends accelerating technology adoption rely on real life examples of its current use. The NMC Horizon Project predict school will use Hybrid Learning Designs with both physical and virtual learning environments. There is an increasing interest to bring real life experiences into the classroom and this type of authentic learning has previously been limited to museums and science centres. Blended learning encourage students to follow their own learning pathways and interests.

Equipping teachers with the capacity to create a learning environment that will enable 21st century skills for students (Angela Shaerer)

Mission statement for 2016:

There is now new modules to apply simulations and gamified learning environments to your classroom. A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned.badgeMix01

Skill badge: OfficeMix – A free add-in for PowerPoint with everything you need to easily create and share interactive online lessons



badgeLifeLiQe01Skill badge: LifeLiQe – LifeLiQe is presenting a visual learning tool with about 1000 interactive 3D models in breathtaking quality. The demonstrations and augmented reality can be integrated with OfficeMix



badgeMineCraft01Skill badge: MinecraftEdu – MinecraftEdu provides products and services that make it easy for educators to use Minecraft in the classroom. It contains many additions to the original game that make it more useful and appropriate in a school setting. We also offer a cloud-based solution for hosting Minecraft classroom servers so students and teachers can connect and play together.


badgeS4Y01Skill badge: School4You – School4You is an open and unrestricted gamified platform for collaboration in any given subject or project, with unlimited participants and administrators. This flexible platform is specially made for educational purposes. We use widgets and tools that the students already are used to. School4you will motivate the students’ inner drive and create a flipped classroom environment to support the user’s unique way of learning and teaching.

Open Networked Learning (#ONL162)

We have started topic 1 “Connecting – online participation and digital literacies”, where we are learning about  online learning spaces.

This is the second ONL course offered by Karolinska Institute, Lund University, Linnaeus University, the Royal Institute of Technology (all Sweden) and Independent Institute of Education (South Africa).

  • How to create collaborative and flexible learning environments online
  • Test problem-based learning in open online platforms
  • Develop your professional learning network
  • Test a range of digital tools and methods in a pedagogical context
  • Learn about the latest research and new trends in the field

The process of integrating an international, intercultural, or global dimension into the purpose, functions or delivery of post-secondary education (Knight i Beelen & Jones, 2015)


I’m participating as an Open Learner in this learning ecology🙂

Personal Learning Environment

I tried to summarise the tools I have in my Personal Learning Environment (PLE), but this network of services and resources is constantly changing.

MyPLE - New Page

Interactive online lesson with OfficeMix

In the Make Cycle #2 during the CLMOOC 2015 we will reflect on how the affordances of different media impact our choices, processes, and meanings. There has been new research in Sweden showing evidence of lectures going quicker with PowerPoint presentations and students don’t get enough time to make their own notes during class. My re-mediate will move from course literature to PowerPoint, from a presentation to Khan-Academy-style digital storytelling in an interactive online lesson with the add-in called OfficeMix.

The change from course literature to PowerPoint reduce the content to central concepts and examples (i.e. bullet points and images). The filter is applied by a qualified teacher and will reveal connections within the content. An interactive online lesson with OfficeMix will change the possibility to access the teacher’s instruction and allow the students to repeat complicated sections.


Open Badges for Assessing Learning

In this video I compare two Open Badge Infrastructures (OBI) as a badge issuer. Open Badge Factory ( and Badge List (

The main question is to what extent were autonomy, diversity, openness and interactivity present?

Further discussion should involve:

  • How to avoid badge inflation / flooding the system / loss of meaning?
  • How to avoid fragmentation: having badges trapped in their issuing environments
  • How to manage badges – Who can create / issue badges?
  • How to evaluate the impact of badges in the community?




Microsoft’s training for 21st Century Learning Design

LogoMIE02During 2015 eduToolkit will offer Microsoft’s training for 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD). The educational resources shared by eduToolkit will model and demonstrate 21st Century Learning Design in education. Teachers Open Online Learning for professional development is based on P2P review, where teachers develop skills from practice and reflection. Digital badges are used as micro-credential during assessment. The workshops held in the collaboration circles will be facilitated by our qualified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer Jonas Bäckelin.

Equipping teachers with the capacity to create a learning environment that will enable 21st century skills for students (Angela Shaerer)

Mission statement for 2015:

Based on the Competency Framework for Educators (UNESCO ICT-CFT) our aim is to model and demonstrate 21st Century Learning Design (21 CLD) in education. You will during the first level develop the competencies needed for teaching with technology (TwT) and be eligible for the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification. The second level consist of a training program for 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD) divided into 8 sessions.

  1. Session: The foundation21CLD01
  2. Session: Collaboration
  3. Session: Knowledge Construction
  4. Session: Use of ICT for Learning
  5. Session: Self-Regulation
  6. Session: Real-World Problem-Solving and Innovation
  7. Session: Skilled Communication
  8. Session: Reflection and Impact



Learning outcome:

  • Analyze and ‘code’ learning activities to see how deeply they integrate 21st century skills
  • Collaborate in designing new learning activities that provide deeper 21st century skills development
  • Examine the impact of these learning activities on students’ work
  • Use ICT as part of the learning process

Find out more on Microsoft Educator Network

OneNote Class Notebook vs. Google Classroom with add-ons

This Office Mix presentation will look at assessment and lessonplans in two different LMS. As an “Advanced Networked Teacher” you can use ICT to assess students’ acquisition of knowledge, and to provide students with feedback on their progress using both formative and summative assessment. There is also a requirement to incorporate appropriate ICT activities into lesson plans.

Distributed Learning Environment

This post aggregated by the the Microsoft Innovative Educators news radar.

In Connectivism, knowing where to find information is more important than what is already known. My Learning Activiy on the Microsoft in Education Network investigates “What does 21st Century Learning look like and where is it happen?” and focus on how to select tools to create PLEs and make them interoperable in learning ecologies.


You probably heard of the tale where group of blind men touch an elephant to learn what it is like. The moral is that while everyone is experiencing at the same thing, they don’t see the context. The knowledge emerge from the connections between learners in Collaborative Open Online Lerning, i.e. a COOL – Course.

The concept is adapted from Stephen Downes six domains of expertise in critical literacies consist:

  •  syntax – detecting and using forms, rules, operations, patterns and similarities
  •  semantics – sensing and referencing, interpreting, associating and deciding
  •  pragmatics – speaking, acting, expressing, declaring, asking, meaning, using
  • cognition – description, definition, argument, explanation
  • context – theorizing, framing, identifying possibilities, environment, reference space, ontologies and categorization
  • change – relation and connection, flow, historicity, directionality, progression, logic, games, scheduling, events and activities,


Syndicated Education in Distributed Learning Environments

In education schools create coherence based on ‘Conceptual Orientation’ (i.e. sense making) illustrating how theories and knowledge are related.  Following the emerging trend of Distributed Learning Environments used in Networked Learning, teachers also need to include ‘Spatial Orientation’ (i.e. way finding) to answer questions like: Where do I find useful Learning Resources (i.e. salience)?  How are these resources interconnected (i.e. pattern recognition)? What is the underlying message (i.e. trajectory)?

 In the previous module we used web tools for creating, delivering and managing Learning Resources [#CNT12]. During this course you will create, deliver and manage an educational event that aggregates the latest work from participants within the cohort into one location.  This allows Peer-to-Peer (P2P) learning and keep the work they do in their own Personal Learning Environment (PLE).  The experience from this course will turn into a multi-levelled badges program awarded from peer to peer evaluation.

Make Cycle #1: How to…

First assignment, let’s remix the How To format!

a) Make a How to Be! connected to something that introduces who you are, your hobby or your community.

This is my Selfie about How to Behave Like a Swede (A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone – Wikipedia).


The text on the T-shirt reads:

  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Population: 9 million
  • Currency: Krona
  • Food: Herring
  • Dress: All natural
  • Music: Abba
  • Pastivities: Sauna’s



b) Share your favorite examples (and non-examples!) of good How To guides:

The co-facilitators weekly newsletter introduced us to wikiHow and I found How to Get Six Pack Abs, but you can also take the shortcut How To Get “Ripped” Without Exercising.

In the CLMOOC Make Bank I submitted the assignment  Create an Animated Avatar.voki02

I then decided to add my tutorial and made this post the URL. On the About Voki page you can read:

The Voki characters can be customized to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and even yourself! Give your Voki a voice by recording with a microphone, using our dial-in number, or uploading an audio file. Voki characters can be emailed, shared on social media, and embedded on websites!

After creating an accont I made the following selections:

  • Head: Toons-Male-Teen Ryan
  • Hair: Spiky
  • Mouths: Narrow
  • Face Hair: None