Work-Sheet Teachers Best Practices/HowTo

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Possible instructions for educators on how they can work together with the learners…

Knowing the tools for 21st Century Learning is primordial to give quality courses. Taking GOLD DUST as an good practice example who is an interdisciplinary and interactive 21st century textbook. It works on the basis of the “Papillon”-method- a new system of education on the basis of ancient wisdom and modern research.
By using the “Papillon” method learners get a mix from structur (text of the virtual world) and freedom (Internet).

The preoccupation with key words (the penetration at the depth central themes) pays for itself in an acceleration of apprehension, and not only during school but for the entire life.

Particularly suitable for team- and project work. The role of the teacher is being transformed. He is providing the direction and ensures the point of reference while the Internet becomes the learning space and the student can work independently. The teacher will play the role of a coach…

Due to the switch between digital and traditional work methods, the productive capacity to reflect and the joy the students experience from experimentation as well as the ability to critically assess the media are stimulated and promoted. Unique learning success becomes possible in this sense by combining technical affinity and the desire to read.

Knol created on 27.01.2011 and co-author Hardyna VEDDER joined in on 01.03.2011. This knol was migrated to WordPress Annotum on May 2, 2012.

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Gust MEES Gust MEES.Google Knol was discontinued by May 1, 2012.
Hardyna VEDDER Hardyna VEDDER  Not on WordPress but here http://einstein21.org/

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The Object of Teaching

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The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American author, editor and printer.


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21st century learning, narration and interaction, real and imaginary level, learning on an vivid and understandable way, passion, cross-subject education, cross-border thinkinginterconnectedness of our global world, different media and disciplines, emotional and motivating effects, motivation, inspiration, solving the problems of the future…


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Teamwork, sharing tools with learners, MindMap, learning to create a “playlist in YouTube (if not already known), learning to create themselves their own learning content, that are only some good examples on how a teaching person could prepare his courses. The teaching person could create together with the learners a playlist in YouTube with the presented videos in the course, creating a Channel for that school, class and course and let the learners help to create it by choosing maybe also themselves new videos to integrate…

By this video the teaching person could use the opportunity as well to explain the learners what are trusted content and what not, a short introduction… Show them that by a simple add-on in their browser they will find what trusted content is, example here below who takes only a couple of minutes to explain and also only a couple of minutes to install it…

WOT: Web Of Trust demonstration

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Why to do it on that way??? Any person looks for profit, so give your students (learners) an opportunity to get profit out from it for their real life, e.g. YouTube playlist… Let your brain work to find other similar “tools” which they can benefit also in real life, success is guaranteed… Try also to combine different knowledge, e.g. talk also about Security when working on Internet, show some useful Tips and Tricks that not everyone knows, that is welcomed knowledge for the students (learners)… If yourself don’t have that knowledge, ask other teaching persons to give the courses in a Team-Teaching manner, thus meaning that their will be two teaching persons for one course (needs planning)…

Teaching for 21st Century…

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By this manner you share all together your knowledge also with other persons and learners by knowing the tools could create themselves their own content. Some of them would create other content for their own learning style than without that the teaching person needs to tell them, they learn also than to be creative and independent… The teaching person could later on, when the learners know the new tools, even start a competition in the class: creating the best content for a certain course which will motivate the learners

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What Should Get Taught…


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Team-Work, using tools of 21st Century which the teaching-person also uses, such as MindMap program, example EDRAW..

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Practical Example: Chapter 1: iGold Dust – Phantasos http://einstein21.org/Online_Book/C1.htm from      http://einstein21.org/Papillon-Method.htm

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Explore the topics:

Earth, Biological Clock, Brain, Chronobiology, Desire To Read,Technical Affinity, Teamwork..


Keyword : earth

How to discover “earth” cross-disciplinary? Begin the topics as often as you can with emotional images (You Tube). So you immediately arouse interest and curiosity. After that imparting knowledge about the links. Let the students look on the subject from different perspectives, as an island that they round.

Topic Earth:

Astronomy 1 2 3 4

Definition earth 5

Geography 6

Geology 7 8

One-Planet Future 9 10 11 12 13

Different Cultures 14

See also the YouTube Channels and other worthy Channels

By watching those channels, you will get anyway some new ideas, let flow your creativity, discover your creativity and share your creativity and motivation with others ;-)

A wide, cross-subject education and cross-border thinking challenges children to ask questions, show curiosity and to change their perspectives. “Children must be given the opportunity to view a certain aspect from different perspectives. This is how they learn the same content in all of its complexity and learn in the process that different perspectives can result in different assessments. Prof. Wassilios Fthenakis

Keyword: listlessly like a wilting leaf – biological clock

Introduce new interdisciplinary areas and foster dialogue with science: Chronobiology [13] “Chrono” pertains to time and “biology” pertains to the study, or science, of life.


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[GM]: Technical advice: as teaching persons know in advance when courses about “Astronomy, Earth, Geography, Geology, History and… will get taught so they could planning on the beginning of the year an excursion to a planetarium, a zoo and other scientific places…


Motivate your learners the day of the excursion and/or visit of a museum, planetarium and other interesting places to take photos each (only when allowed in museums…), those photos would get used later on from the learners to publish in a Word document, a Microsoft Publisher document, a Scribus document, a blog, by using Knol… where the learners will learn to publish their photos and to write their own feelings of such a day…

Need ideas on how to do??? Please have a look here on how such publications could be done by using Knol:



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Show them some FREEWARE tools such as PhotoScape where they learn to make photo editing and where they have also the possibilities to create different Photo Presentations, e.g. here below:

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That are “tools” which they profit also for private life, so they will learn with fun and you prepare them for 21st Century publishing and learning, easy to integrate in your courses when knowing yourself to handle it… ;-)
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The teaching person needs to have a good knowledge about possible 21st Century tools to well prepare his courses to make them interesting for his learners, fun and success is guaranteed…

“Knowledge is easy (in some way [copy&paste]) to forward. Forwarding competences needs that the teaching person has also competences”. (Gust MEES)


“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” (Seneca the Younger)

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Motivation, creativity, positive feedback, no stress, win-win situation, fun, learning process, 21st Century knowledge, think outside the box, new ideas, adapt your skills…
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And when well prepared the courses, a positive feedback for the teaching-person motivates this one to go further also, no frustration but motivation… Think outside the box and use your creativity…






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Propositions: Practical Advices For Students (Learners) MindMap Sheet And Other Activities…

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Using online “self created” so called “WordSearch” utilities where learners need to find predefined words (chosen by the teachers, look left-hand side of the screenshot) and where the learners need to find them and marking them interactively with the mouse…Show also your learners (students) how to create such WordSearch Puzzles and explain them how to use them, e.g. students who have problems to remember some words can use it by creating themselves a word list and by “playing” interactive with their self-created WordSearch they will learn those words, it helps as I did this with my students, a progress

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As we are talking already about interactive learning, so why not also using so called “Flash Cards” on an interactive way, such as “CueCards” where the author helped making one of the translations of that superb learning program. CueCards allows to bring in multimedia content, very interesting ;-)

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Meanwhile have a look on some “Flash Cards” made only by text here: Renaissance

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You could (should) also using publishing software such as Microsoft Publisher and/or Scribus together with your learners, let me explain why…
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Example: when making an excursion with your learners and/or visiting an exhibition so there are photos taken from the teaching person(s) and maybe also from some learners as usual. Use this photos in a special course when talking again about the lived experience and let your learners write their own lived in a knol and/or in a special document such as Microsoft WordOpen OfficeMicrosoft Publisher or Scribus, where they can embed then the photos and write their own text and impressions. Give them that possibility to do and later on you discuss about the different impressions from your learners…

Give them a guide and critics about what they wrote and show them also a different way of thinking, discuss about different ways of expression and tell them about virtues and critical thinking. On such “writings” you have the possibility to bring in critical thinking and virtues, use it to make your learners become “critical thinkers” and creative thinkers also, both are very close, closer as you might think ;-)

Motivate them for their good work, but tell them also (when needed) that they could bring in more “critical” words and phrases, encourage them even to do so… Tell them that they will not get punished for it and that even you encourage them to do it, their is a need for it. Learners should get encouraged to think critical minded… They will need this virtue in their professional life, so prepare them for it!!!

A good way for learners to learn critical thinking is certainly the analyzing of the lyrics of their loved songs, these lyrics could be analyzed for nearly every song by the FREEWARE program Chart Lyrics 1.0.5.0 who could get downloaded on Sourceforge.net.

Here below a screenshot to show you, talk with your learners and analyze the lyrics, make them think about what they listen to…
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Learning and lyrics, which makes fun for the learners, watch the video below, please…
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King Tut (“Walking on the Sun” by Smash Mouth)

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Leonardo da Vinci (“Dear Prudence” as performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees)

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By watching and listening to such music videos your learners will get the main information only by watching the lyrics, interesting isn’t it???
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Using Google Docs And Saving Money…

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By using FREE online Office applications such as Google docs you will save a lot of money, no need to buy licences from Microsoft. Also is Google docs in the so called “cloud“, thus meaning that the service is available only online. Teaching people and learners can have access anywhere in the world (internet connexion provided…) and at any time…

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Using Curation Tools, such as…

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A new trend is actually to “curate“, thus meaning to collect your favorite web sites and to present them to the Internet Community.

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Link: 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners

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Keywords: 

21st century learning, narration and interaction, real and imaginary level, learning on an vivid and understandable way, passion, cross-subject education, cross-border thinkinginterconnectedness of our global world, different media and disciplines, emotional and motivating effects, motivation, inspiration, solving the problems of the future…


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Related Links And Resources…

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Interesting Quotes…

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        • “Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance”~Will Durant (1885-1981) U.S. author and historian.
        • “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” (Seneca the Younger)
  • “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” – Socrates
  • Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.

George Savile, Marquis of Halifax (1633-1695) English statesman and author.

  • The whole object of education is…to develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works.

Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941) American novelist and short story writer.

  • Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan (1876-1962) British historian

  • You can lade a man up to th’ university, but ye can’t make him think.

Finley Peter Dunne (1867—1936) U.S. author, writer and humorist.

  • The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American author, editor and printer.

  • Teachers open the door, you enter by yourself
Chinese proverb.


More quotes here : http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/eduquote.htm


Be also informed about 21st Century applications, subscribe to my daily published “The Knol Infos Daily” and my curation:
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