Learning to Learn is 21st Century Teaching and Learning Challenge!

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Learning to Learn is 21st Century Teaching and Learning Challenge!

Life Long Learning

In 21st Century we get that masses of information so  that it is nearly becoming impossible to follow them and especial to collect and understand them! Teachers and Educators have big problems with that and not to tell about the learners then…

So, first teachers and educators need to know How-To deal with such a situation before they would be able to teach their learners about it…

Don’t get stressed by the overwhelming data and don’t waste your time! There is a big need to stay very well organized otherwise we will loose the overview, but how!?

In this blog I will give you some tips on How-To which I use myself since years and who could be also useful to you “teachers” and “learners“, where the teachers are also learners as I am also, a Life Long Learner 😉


How-To stay organized

As already mentioned we we get that masses of information and we should first find out where we get the best information and then How-To manage that information so that it doesn’t take to much time efforts…

How to gather information on Internet who fits my topics?

help-books-aj.svgajash01-1First of all, where can we gather interesting information about topics of our interests? Later on you probably know this eternal problem also: you have found some interesting information which you would like to collect to find it back later… But how-to do? How to do on a way that you find it back very fast without browsing through your bookmarks of your browser, which mostly of time is bad organized anyway???

Best Tips


Using curation to get better organized and to learn

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Google News gives you already an overview of your interested topics, but the results are a bit poor if not well filtred and you don’t have them saved 😦 as they change constantly…

A better way to get organized is the “curation“, thus meaning: you will use Google’s search engine results on a specific Topic and you make your choice about what you want to “keep” and that information you save it on a “curation service” such as (my favorites):

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What is curation?

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Please find below some useful links:

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My Scoop.it curation which might be helpful to you as it shows what is necessary to know in 21st Century Teaching and Learning:
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Using RSS-Feeds

RSS-Feed Module for your blogs and websites and for WordPress also…

RSS-Feeds are also a very good Tool to stay informed about News of specific Topics, find below an example of “ICT Security News” (in EN, FR, DE…).
The RSS-Feed below was created with FeedBurner, a FREE service from GOOGLE.
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Internet Monitor (Luxembourg/Europe)

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Find below a tutorial who will guide you step by step on How-To…


Inscription to FeedBurner

FeedBurner is a FREE service from GOOGLE

Feedburner Inscription


Getting started, the inscription…

Feedburner Sign In

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Here above the start page after you have accessed the website from FeedBurner with on right hand side the inscription field like shown above…


You are ready now to create your RSS-Feed

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Burn a feed

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Choose your Feed now…

Example 1:

Now you need to find an RSS-Feed who fits your Topic(s)…

You may know already an RSS-Feed from one of your preferred web sites or you may have a look at Google News. Choose now your language, country and topic(s) and browse trough the web sites… Most web sites in Google News (and elsewhere…) are providing an  RSS-Feed

Let us take an practical example: I like SCI-TECH TODAY and on the bottom of the web site we find the XML/RSS-Feed which we copy now…

Creating our RSS-Feed now…

Chose your RSS Feed

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Open the Tab in your Browser where you had opened the web site from FeedBurner and paste the copied RSS-Feed into it…

Copy and paste RSS Feed

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 Click the “Next” button now.

Feed will get burned now

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Following screen will appear…


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Burn the feed

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Click the “Next” button.


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Feed is now live

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Dressing up your feed

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You have the choice now to click the “Next” button or to go to “Skip directly to feed management“, make your choice. In our example we will go directly to “Skip directly to feed management“, by clicking this link.


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Feed is ready

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The following screen will now appear.


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Publicize Your Feed

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Click on the Tab “Publicize“.


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Headline Animator

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Click now on “Headline Animator“.


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Customize the Feed

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Now you can configure your Module by changing colors, width… Make your choice…


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Customize Your Feed

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Your choice made, click now the “Activate” button.


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Feed is updated

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The following screen will appear…


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Get the code

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Now you can choose for which application the Feed will be, make your choice…


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Get the code

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Click the “Next” button now.


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Copy the code

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You are done now. Copy your HTML Code


Insert (paste) your code

Here is the result now… This example shows the basic version only. Now as you know on How-To you may create an other RSS-Feed by trying out all the other possibilities which offers FeedBurner.

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Stay tuned for next blog posts 😉

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