Bett 2016 – the world’s largest education event!

Sandvika high school wins this year’s prize for most innovative school in Norway 2017.

From left: Trond Ingebretsen Norwegian ict center, Arne Opsahl principal, students Leon and Julie and me

Good news last week, we just won the prestigious innovative school award. And by that a ticket to Bett in London.

The best high school will bring two teachers and three students to the world’s largest education exhibition BETT in London 25.-28. January 2017. There, students present their school and practice in the Nordic joint event Nordic @ BETT. The event last year had an audience of 450  in a packed hall.

What is Bett? On their web page they state: At Bett, we believe in creating a better future by transforming education. Our mission is to bring together people, ideas, practices, and technologies so that educators and learners can fulfill their potential.

Read more from Bett – the world’s largest education event:

logo_bett_2017Who gets to represent Norwegian students at this great event? To prove that they are committed and interested in sharing ideas, practices, and technologies, the students who want to go have been asked to write a post where they offer advice to our Minister of Education. How can Norway be in front in this area?  Will the use of technology in school benefit the students in the future? Much is said on this topic, both by politicians, education specialists, teachers and school administrators. So what about the students? What are their thoughts on this topic? Obviously, they share different opinions. There is no right or wrong answer here. Just some shared reflections after 11,5 years of school  I hope you take the time to read their letters. I am certainly looking forward to doing so! Here is a list of topics they were asked to cover in the blog post.

  1. How we work in class
  2. What are the advantages of using technology to learn?
  3. Things to be aware of (dangers of distraction and so on)
  4. What teachers should know about technology
  5. What students should know about technology
  6. Your prediction: how will schools look 10 years from now?

Students’ posts

  1. Julie
  2. Henrik
  3. Leon
  4. Sondre
  5. Martin
  6. Mathias
  7. Marthe
  8. Sandra

I will be speaking at@OEBconference in Berlin soon. I hope to share my students’ concerns there. If you are interested in this topic, join the Twitter chat on Friday the 18th.

“We’ll be running a #OEB16Chat on “Owning Learning: what happens when students take control of their learning?” with #OEB16 speakers Ann S. MichaelsenDr Alec Couros and Morten Oddvik. Feel free to join the discussion and share your views on Twitter tomorrow at 3pm (GMT).”



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