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WE Are Living In A World Of Connected Technology/Cyber-Security Knowledge Is A Must!

WE Are Living In A World Of Connected Technology/Cyber-Security Knowledge Is A Must!

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Cyber-Security And Privacy Knowledge As Skills In The 21st Century Are NOT Yet Enough Taught And Present, WHY!?

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userfredericmoser01Did YOU realize already that WE are living in the 21st Century and that WE nearly ALL are using the so called NEW TECHNOLOGIES, the internet, the smartphone(s), laptops, computerstablets, household goods who are connected to the internet, and this on a daily base!? Did YOU ever started THINKING about such consequences concerning YOUR Privacy and vulnerability to Cyber-Security!? As far as I know, from practice while talking to people, most people are NOT as nobody has given them advice, NOR were they taught about it in schools, and there is the problem!

In the digital age, as WE are living NOW in it, WE MUST learn on a daily base to adapt to its very quick change! Education can’t follow with that as it is and was almost years behind… It needs to have a ===> RETHINK <=== to catch up!

SO… By knowing this and accepting it ALSO (the most difficult, BUT…) WE would be good advised for learning on a daily base to get the MOST out of necessary knowledge and skills to give OUR kids the BEST Education possible, an ===> Up-To-Date <=== knowledge, a knowledge who isn’t ONLY a cherry-picked knowledge, BUT a knowledge who includes ALSO Privacy and Cyber-Security as also skills!

The future is also that any device, even in the household, will be connected to the internet. It is called “The Internet Of Things” and as with any NEW technical stuff, it brings risks and vulnerabilities

MOST of people don’t realize the importance of privacy, especially for Cyber-Security and Identity Theft, check the video below who explains very good, please.

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After watching the video YOU certainly are surprised and hopefully also willing to learn a bit more, it is actually NOT that difficult as most people think.


Who’s To Blame For Cyber-Security problems!?

Surveys from professional companies are NOW ALSO showing that Cyber-Security is OUR ALL responsibility, check below, please…

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CyberSecurity-Responsibility

Check the full article here, please:

To start with learning, I would suggest YOU to read my blog about it first:

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The Internet Of Things

Check out my curation about it and read the articles to find out what “The Internet Of Things” is, please…

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Internet Of Things

Click image OR follow this link ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Internet+Of+Things

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The Dangers And Vulnerabilities Of  The Internet Of Things

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Same procedure again, read my curation about it to find out, it is THE easiest way to get aware of the existing dangers and to get convinced about that LEARNing about Cyber-Security is a MUST…

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Internet Of Things Vulnerabilities and Dangers

Click image OR follow this link ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

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Wearables

[Start text from Kaspersky] The word “wearable” was once merely an adjective describing an article of clothing that was easy to wear. Now “wearable” refers to a mobile device that users wear on their body, and this latter wearable was a major topic of discussion last week. New mobile and wearable devices offer users a robust set of innovative features and utilities but they often face the same traditional threats as old fashioned computers.

“In coming months, we’ll see wearable devices becoming the next attack targets, highlighting the need to pay special attention to these devices, their capabilities, and the information they handle.” [End text from Kaspersky]

Learn more:

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Additional And Informative Stuff

programmerman-animatedBelow YOU will find some Tweets which I posted, related to this Topic of Cyber-Security and who will give YOU also an overview on How-To YOU could create Tweets (Posts) on Social-Media Twitter. YOU may use them, BUT please give credit to me as I was its creator, thanks 😉

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#THINK global ===> #act global <=== #CyberSecurity is a MUST as WHEN WE are ONLINE WE are already #surfing #2gether on THE #DataHIGHWAY 😉

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#Naivety in the Digital Age? http://wp.me/p20Rwv-u4 

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Do YOU realize WHAT’s happening in the #VirtualWorld!? #EdChat

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Like in #RealWorld YOU need #1stAidKit & #Safety WHEN using tools, SO ALSO in #VirtualWorld! #EdTechChat #InternetSafety #CyberSecurity 1/2

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2/2 Using tools in #VirtualWorld WE need ALSO #1stAidKit which is #Protection #Antivirus as well as #InternetSafety #knowledge! #EdTechChat

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By analogy, anyone who selects only the data that appeals to them and supports their personal view or theory is called a cherry picker. SO… WHEN using #BYOD #EdTech tools #iWHATEVER #Apps ===> #LEARNing & #TEACHing about #CyberSecurity & #Privacy is a MUST! <===

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NEW #Technology gives YOU the possibility 2 SHOW UP as… BUT its a dreaming world! DON’T loose the #REALITY 😉 Do YOU got #Maturity!??? InternetSafety existing but NOT for adults, seniors… MUST get updated and created .

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That’s WHAT #Teachers #EDUcators are today, DON’T see #REALITY ===> The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle <=== #EDUcators .

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WHEN #Researchers #EDUcators #TEACHers are relating #CyberSecurity to #software ===> #BackToSchool with THEM!

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Please #Update YOUR #knowledge WE need 2 #RETHINK how WE are using #ICT #Technology #EdTech #iWHATEVER #Apps as WE do it unconsciously MOSTLY without #Responsibility#EDU

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WE MUST #RETHINK #HowTo use #ICT #Technology #EdTech #iWHATEVER #Apps as WE use unconsciously MOSTLY without #Responsibility#CyberSecurity

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WE have to prepare OUR children a safe internet… #EDUcation SHOULD lead learners 4 the #FUTURE, BUT actionnaly is a #Century behind, especially its #LEADERS ===> #LeaderShip #CyberSecurity

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Remember these words ===> #Responsibility & #NotYET <== as a guide 2 GO a step FURTHER as #preparation 4 THE #FUTURE of OUR #Kids 😉

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog:

RETHINK, habits, bidirectional, 2 way, technology in 21st Century, connected, household goods, internet of things, BYOD, EDU, teachers and educators role, teachers create other professions, NO HALF-BAKED KNOWLEDGE, NO GADGETS MENTALITY, NOT ONLY a software problem,”Critical-Thinking, Proactive-Thinking, community sharing, Twitter Chat, Life-Long-Learning, MORAL, ETHICS, PRIVACY, Maturity, naivety, Zeitgeist, Smart Homes, wearables, Augmented Reality, ..

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Will get updated often, as I have to publish it one day, otherwise I would NEVER finish it!

 

 

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Gust MEESL’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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You are very welcome to give me new ideas, would be appreciated! Stay tuned for next blog(s) 😉

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Posted by on January 8, 2014 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Annotum-Theme, Apple Malware, Apps, Backdoors, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Blog creation, Books, Bring Your Own Device, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), browser, Browser Vulnerabilities, BYOD, Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking-a need!, Curation, Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Hygiene, Cyber-Security Blogs, Cyber-Security is NOW Priority in the US, Cyber-Security Twitter Experts, Cyber-War, Cyber-weapon, cybersecurity, Dangers of storage devices, Data-Breaches, Data-Breaches in Education, DDoS, Education, eLearning, Encryption, Engagement, Europe, Evernote, Facebook, Free courses, FREE-courses, Future Work Skills, Gaming, Geo-Tagging, Get smart with 5 minutes tutorials, HotSpot, HowTo, ICT Awareness, Identity Theft, Internet Of Things, Learn with videos, Learning about Social Medias, Learning about Twitter, Learning basics of Cyber-Security-Practice, Learning to Learn, Mobile Security, Naivety, Not ONLY rights but also responsibilities, Passwords, PBL, Personal Learning Network (PLN), Phishing, PLN, PracTICE, Privacy, Proactive Thinking, Project Based Learning, Quality Control, Reality, Responsibility, Right use of Technology, Safer Internet Day 2014, Secure Surfing, Security in Schools, SID2014, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Sustainability, Technology Integration, Tracing, Vulnerabilities, Weakest Link in the Security-Chain, Wearables, WiFi, WordPress

 

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PracTICE: BETTER Ways To Say “I DON’T know” In The Classroom

PracTICE: BETTER Ways To Say “I DON’T know” In The Classroom

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THE Message “I DON’T Know, SHOULDN’T Exist”!

Do you allow students to answer a question with the response “I don’t know” in the classroom and do you find yourself ALSO sometimes in that situation? Consider no longer allowing that phrase and instead offering up this answer:

===> There are NO problems, ONLY solutions! Let’s find and create the solution together! <===

First of all, check the quote below, please, and THEN start THINKING about on How-To this could be realized, anyway WE will learn NOW how WE could create an engaging and creative way for STUDENTS and for OURSELVES as Teachers and Educators

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THERE Are NO Problems, ONLY Solutions

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sharing-iconEasy to say isn’t it!? BUT when WE have an up-to-date Professional-Development on new pedagogy and when WE know ALSO the appropriate tools, then WE are able to respond to it on a professional way 😉

As “Nobody Is Perfect” and as WE can’t have an answer for anything, Teachers, Educators, Students, so here is WHAT I did in the last 10 years when giving courses:

On the very early beginning when I gave courses I ONLY wrote down the questions on a board which everyone in the room could see and it wasn’t wiped out till the answer was given, where I couldn’t give a direct reply to the learners and told THEM that I would make some research about it to ask the question(s) in the next course, what I did also then. It was a reminder for ME and ALSO for THEM! Later, as I updated my Professional-Development, I learned about “Curation” and I curated everything concerning the new pedagogy, tools, Critical-Thinking and especially Proactive-Thinking and I learned it on a daily base

Creating websites ALSO, I learned and used FAQ lists ===> “Frequently Asked Questions” <===

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How-TO Engage Everybody, Teachers And Learners?

As already mentioned ===> “Nobody Is Perfect. <===, so WE, Teachers, Educators and Students, have every time (OH YES that happens…) a question WHERE we can’t answer it directly! SO… As WE know that this happens on both sides TEACHERS and STUDENTS, WHY not trying to resolve it TOGETHER! Let’s create a win-win situation WHERE both sides benefit from it, sounds great isn’t it 😉 Is THAT possible and HOW!?

First of all, please, check the video below:

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YES, it is possible, follow my instructions below please…

Let the students, learners, OWN THEIR learning and WHEN there is a question who couldn’t get answered directly give THEM as home-work to make a research on the internet to find out about that question, to find the answer(s). You as teacher, educator do the same and later on you compare your work together

Discuss about the value and quality of the acquired research results and use curation and/or a FAQ’s list to have the answers at any moment accessible over the internet. YOU will build together a database which will grow and be available ALSO for any internet user; YOU will participate in global community intelligence! Use YOUR pedagogical background to give positive feedback on the students work: diligence, Critical-Thinking, creativity…

Show the students, learners THEN the different possibilities and tools to archive the questions and answers and let THEM decide which one THEY would like to use and if THEY would like to do it ALONE and/OR in a TEAM!

===> THEY will feel proud about it as THEY build it UP and for 100% sure THEY will show it to OTHERS and THEY will learn through it (and OTHERS ALSO…)! <===

Later on, don’t forget about SHARING it with the global community on Social-Media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest…).

Here, below, a screenshot about a Glossary which my learners (range from 13-79 years old…) created themselves under my coaching on my website about Cyber-Security, 11 years ago already! THAT was a great success for the learners and for me, THEY still can access the database today 😉

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Internet Monitor Glossary

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The chosen languages from the learners where German and French…

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Curation, WHAT Is It And WHY Using It!?

sharing-iconFirst I was wondering about this new trend and was not sure what to do with it, but after some research on the internet about it I found out that curation to me is the best way to collect articles which I select through quality criteria, which I can archive under different topics and which I find easily back through the “Tags”, as the “Tags” play the role of a table of content. For a Life-Long-Learner like me curation is like a treasure of knowledge and information that is getting shared through the online community. Through curation one has the possibility to FREE online learning and through sharing it to create a community with the same interests. Curation could also save people of same interests a lot of time and provides them with valuable content which could get used to link back to them in written articles, blogs, web sites and social media sites. Also one learns from each other in the curation community as one has the possibility to follow interesting curation.

As an ICT course instructor most of my curation is related to educational content and so I provide the curate content to an educational audience and to people who are willing to learn. Therefore I see curation also as help for a collective global learning and a contribution to a collective intelligence.

Check out my curation to find out, please:

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FAQ, WHAT Is It And WHY Using It!? Make a list of possible questions that learners could ask, be prepared!

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aigainformation1For new teachers this will be the hardest part, for “oldies” that would be easy anyway as they know already the questions which would get asked even before the course starts, experience… But anyway, I suggest to create a FAQ‘s list online, on the internal server and/or an a server where your blog is hosted. Why? You would have at any time and from anywhere where ever you are (and your learners) access to it to revise it, very important! I suggest also that you ask your students to help for creating such a FAQ’s listengage them! They will learn to learn…

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Creating a FAQ’s list, but how? I am not used to that, what is your advice? There are different ways to create a FAQ’s list:

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This list will be a great tool for yourself who saves you a lot of time when once created, show it to your learners and every time you would have access also to it: So once a question is asked, switch to that resource on Internet and/or on a local server…


Proactive-Thinking?

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Sounds strange, the word “Proactive-THINKing” to You, DON’T know How-To use it!? Here in one phrase explained:

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It means:

=> THINKING WHAT could happen and being prepared to it already, PLUS avoiding that it would happen! OR even sometimes use it for THAT things happen! <=

It is a progressive way of THINKING, updates are on a daily base for BETTER knowledge! THINK ALSO ===> SUSTAINABILITY <===

Related links, OR from where does come my knowledge:

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My keywords for helping  me to create this blog: database, FAQ, curation, updates, best search practices, thinking for other ways as curation as well, creative homework, Proactive-Thinking, Critical-Thinking, creativity, engagement, cross-knowledge, learning how to work together, collaboration, win-win, quality,  21st Century skills, EdTech tools, quality courses, preparation, Learning-To-Learn, including pictures and videos, valuable resources and links, let the students own their learning, student centered learning,  engage-me video,

Stay tuned for next blog and a NEW adventure of LEARNing 😉

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