My name is Ann S. Michaelsen, and I’m a school leader and teacher at Sandvika high school. The last 3 years I had a 20 % position at the University of Oslo Read about it here. My resume is found here.
My latest book is “The digital classroom, transforming the way we learn”.
This practical book introduces easy-to-use methods to all teachers in digital classrooms with the intention to make it simple, accessible, and achievable for everyone. It is not only about the tools, and the how and why, but also about changing the pedagogy making the learning more relevant to the students. When you open the classroom to the rest of the world, the teacher becomes more important than ever. Topics in the book include:
Digital tools can play a key role in making learning happen and what the teachers know about the use of technology is key. The Digital Classroom will be of great interest to teachers and trainee teachers who wish to develop their digital competency by using the book as part of their professional learning.
Sandvika is a high school with 850 students in the age group 16 to 19. The school is situated close to Oslo the capital of Norway. I was a member of the 2013 Horizon Norway Advisory Board, 2014 Scandinavian Horizon board, and 2014 Horizon Report Europe Advisory Board. In 2012 I wrote the book “Connected Learners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom” with 27 high school students. I spoke at Bett in London in 2014 and was recognized by BBC News Technology and BBC Click. The result was an article on BBC News and a team of reporters from BBC Click and BBC school report visited our school, this was aired on BBC World. I was portrayed in the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera in 2014, and worked at the Norwegian exam board making exams suited for the use of the internet during exams in the three English courses offered for High School seniors in Norway. I have written a book for teachers in Norway published by Cappelen Damm in 2015. Second edition in 2019 and the third in 2023. I have translated my book “the digital classroom” to English and the book was published by Routledge January 2021. You can find it here: The digital classroom
Conferences and speaking engagements.
17.01 Nordseter skole, workshop
03.02 Cappelen Damm, panel discussion
13.02 Vågen vgs, Rogaland fylkeskommune, keynote
25.02 Horten vgs workshop
12.03 Brussel, the Norwegian international schools (Cancelled due to Corona )
Thor Heyerdahl videregående skole
Norwegian teachers’ union
Police academy Oslo
ISTE 2020 – online
28.2 University of Oslo, master students
11.03. Workshop for engelsklærere i videregående skole, Utdanningsforbundet
Lærerens rolle i det digitale klasserommet etter Fagfornyelsen, Cappelen Damm
04.04. Oslo, Meet Ullevål
05.04. Warsaw Poland, education conference
13.9.19 Skolelederkonferansen University of Oslo
18.11.19 Sørlandsk lærerstevne
IPN2018, Houston Texas USA
SPOT Statped , Gardermoen
Network English,second language teachers Troms
SETT 2018, Lillestrøm
OEB Global conference, Berlin, Germany
16. the “Fagnetverk Lier kommune, skoleledere.Bett 2016 – representing the most innovative school in Norway at the Scandinavian event and at the Norwegian classroom
22sth Bett 2016 – representing the most innovative school in Norway at the Scandinavian event and at the Norwegian classroom
9th TCEA Austin, Texas. The Global classroom
Workshop itslearning – Risør
Ed-tech meeting – Finland
SIU, senter for int. av utdanning
Miami Device – Florida, USA
SETT 2017, Lillestrøm
Engasjerende læring med IKT – Rogaland
22nd London, Bett Learn Live, The Norwegian classroom,
3.-4. , Berlin ISTP, with Norwegian Minister of Education and Union of Education Norway
10.-11. Skolelederkonferansen, Oslo
11.-13. NKUL, Trondheim
28.-29. SETT, Lillestrøm
TCEA Texas, USA
ISTE Philadelphia, USA
Miami Device – Miami, USA
London, BETT 2014 – 22nd
Oslo, MusTek 2014 – 30.
University of Oslo, ped students 4.
University of Oslo, panel discussion 5.
Udir, kompetanse for kvalitet 3
South Africa Cape Town 3rd International North South TVET ICT Conference 2014 10.-12
Mentions and participation
Links to articles:
Mindshift – Creating Students’ Survival Guide to the web
Norwegian broadcasting news, NRK April 6th 2017, https://tv.nrk.no/serie/dagsrevyen/NNFA19040617/06-04-2017#t=26m25s fake news in school.
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