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WHAT 2019 taught me! The hard truth!! Analyzing…

WHAT 2019 taught me! The hard truth!! Analyzing…

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WHAT 2019 taught me! The hard truth!!

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Well, there is a LOT to say about on the How-To about people understand the handling with the internet, Smartphones, especially from EDUcation, but ALSO about people from different ages and nationalities in my country Luxembourg as also online, as well as the behavior of persons which is increasingly becoming aggressive and unsocial! Generally said: There is a brutalization of society (Verrohung der Gesellschaft), manners aren’t nearly existing anymore, social behavior WHAT is it? THE EGO is dominating!!! People DON’T listen anymore, they are responding straight with an EGO-Message NOT related to the discussion ===> vom Thema abkommen (DE), NOT following the TOPIC (EN)!! There is generally a lack of QUALITY anywhere!!

 

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Concerning EDUcation online on Social-Media twitter:

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WHEN one follows Twitter-Chats: Chats existing > 5 years are STILL ONLY related to EDUTech, the tools and NOT related to Modern-Pedagogy, Modern-LEARNing, a stubborn manner to stay on Status Quo!!! WHEN will THE necessary CHANGE come?!!! THAT’S a RED-CARD (Arschkarte) from me to EDUcators, TEACHers!!!

 

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Concerning social behavior:

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Bus-Stop Time-Tables

Unlucky wise I have a Bus-Stop +/- 10 cm in front of the house entrance with 2 and sometimes 3 different directions which means a HUGE traffic, noise and unsocial behavior. On the Bus-Stop there are rotating (mechanical) timetables, BUT a LOT of people aren’t able to use it and turn around themselves around the timetables (???) and walking inside my entrance of the house, which is private territory!!! ALSO they come in to the entrance and walk around, shouting in their smartphones and make a LOT of noise. NO respect, BUT they DON’T care about it!!! I installed an Alarm System to GET people away from it, LOTS don’t even care about it and when I go outside and explain that they are on private territory and that the Bus-Stop is outside my entrance they start to insult me, getting aggressive, some even wanted to give me a fight…

 

WE even had two times +/- 50 people in the entrance of the house and also in the garage entrance and wife was fearing as they didn’t move away after being told to leave the place; THEY became aggressive and rude!!!

 

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In 2019 WE had +/- 200 alarms (siren noise…) which were provocatively made by teens for their fun by streaming videos about THEIR challenges to annoy the inhabitants of the house!!! These are no longer pranks and up from next year (2020) they will get reported to the local police!!! Enough is enough…

People think that WHATEVER THEY do is allowed as IF THEY were at home, which for sure ISN’T, looks like a turn to anarchy. Even elder persons (45-75 years old) are following this strange behavior, WHERE is or WHAT is Social in 2019?!!! A forgotten behavior, the comfort and the EGO took it over!!! Respect is a behavior which persons, whatever age, have forgotten!!!

Up from march 2020 transports (Bus, Tram and train) will be FREE in Luxembourg (as first country in the world) and wife and myself are already fearing WHAT will happen THEN!!! Hopefully NOT MORE asocial behavior in front of the house… Same situation for the increasing number in cyclists, they are driving on the side-walks, mostly in opposite direction as the traffic and I nearly got hit by them while walking on the side-walk! Even that there were 2 cyclists (male in the 30s-40s) were making “Freestyle Cycling” by running with +/- 40-50 Km/h over our entrance of the house, teen skaters used the entrance of the house for their training, teens are doing Parkour on the walls around and in the entrance of the house…

People take more freedom than the law allows!!!

Bus-Stop-Time Tables QR-Code

Bus-Stop-Time Tables QR-Code

 

Concerning the use of Smartphones: nearly everyone has one, BUT they are not able to use it on the right way! Any time-tables in Luxembourg are accessible by an App and also by scanning the QR-Code which is printed on the time-tables. I have NEVER seen in 2 years ONE person who was using it in front of my house where the Bus-Stop is 10 cm in front. FYI: by turning around the time-tables that makes a LOT of mechanical noise as NOT greased and by hearing that noise more than hundred of times per day ====> GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

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L’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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SO, you are a retired EDUcator, TEACHer, Instructor, LEHRENDER: WHAT to do NOW?!!

SO, you are a retired EDUcator, TEACHer, Instructor, LEHRENDER: WHAT to do NOW?!!

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SO, you are a retired EDUcator, TEACHer, Instructor, LEHRENDER: WHAT to do NOW?!!

programmerman-animatedWell, that was the question I was asking myself when I became retired in 2014. As I did innovation in Modern-EDUcation in my country Luxembourg, there was NO WAY to give that up, BTW! SO, years before my retirement I was already present on Social-Media Twitter (2009), Facebook, and I did Curation (2011), as I was blogging (2010-2011) ALSO, actually very successful with > 197K (197.132) views (November 2019).

Giving up something which was already well known worldwide, was NO OPTION! Well, please check below HOW YOU can stay informed and trying to help others as well; remember: you are NOT anymore in the “School-Cocoon” and MORE FREE to say WHAT YOU want!! YOU DON’T have to go to “stupid” meetings anymore which are time-killing and mostly useless!!!

Check ALSO please:

A BIG difference, use it, please to make a CHANGE!! Others will listen and maybe follow your advice for a BETTER EDUcation, a Modern-EDUcation! Advice: Please check below to follow and to stay Up-To-Date!

AND, why not starting with tinkering and coding, being part of the Maker-Community and trying it out to be able to share it with your community in the MakerED, Maker-Spaces? You have time NOW, use it, please for the benefit of the LEARNERS! Check below please:

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NEW Words, Trends to Know and to LEARN about in 21st Century

programmerman2Are YOU feeling overwhelmed with strange words, NEW trends, when you are reading and following posts, tweets, articles about/and in Social Media!? Well, I can understand YOU!!! There are SO MUCH, if I wouldn’t do curation, I wouldn’t understand it anymore as well, to be honest! 😉 Through my daily curation I see it and I read those articles, from WHERE I learn a lot as an autodidact. WHEN there are some words which I DON’T understand I am going MOSTLY to Wikipedia to find its explication and if NOT sufficient, I use GOOGLE and other online resources to know MORE about it!

For ME it’s THE BEST way (Curation) to learn and to stay up-to-date with my Professional Development! I tried out a lot of different ways after being online since 1998 and believe me, please, it’s the fastes way to keep it UP! 😉 Through Curation I build up my <===> PKM <===> Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management from where I can use it in ANY of my blogs, twitter posts and other Social Media to share it to people willing to learn.

Let us FIRST have a look about WHAT Curation and PKM is (first stuff to read and bring into PracTICE) before WE continue with THE strange words and trends later:

SO, let’s have a look on some (actually a lot…) NEW words and trends in EDUcation and WHO will influence EDUcation below, as THEY are actually running in Real-World, let us START first with the words:

Check also, please:

 

P.S.: The present words with NOT YET a link will get updated later, otherwise I wouldn’t finish this blog post! 😉

Dynamic Learning

Does your classroom offer one-and-done types of learning activities, or does the learning grow, inspire, and evolve throughout the year and beyond? With digital tools like G Suite for Education that are available 24/7, the learning doesn’t have to stop when the bell rings at the end of class, or when the worksheet is turned in, or even when the school year ends. The learning takes on a life of its own; it becomes dynamicThis concept alone should change the way you think about learning in general and change the way you facilitate learning in the classroom.

Through Curation, Social Media twitter and by building a PLN this is perfectly possible!

BTW : Did YOU actually realize that NOW it’s the PracTICE WHICH is dominating the Real-World before it EVEN is taught by EDUcation, a BIG CHANGE, isn’t it!!! Because of Entrepreneurship (bold actions…) the internet helped to CHANGE the world and flipped EDUcation to bring it MORE close to the needs of the workforce/Industry!!!

The NEW Pedagogy is MORE about the learners, students and to put THEM into the drivers seat; looking to find a Win-Win situation about THE How-To to GET THEM learning together in a team (EVEN outside the School-Cocoon with Social Media…) and to prepare THEM for the workforce/labor/industry by being able for <===> Learning-To-Learn <===> for a Life-Long Learning once out of school!

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Learn more:

For Modern EDUcation, please keep in mind the below:

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And for the “Learning-To-Learn“, please check my blog posts below:

 

Related Music as MOTIVATION: Listen to <===> Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking and enjoy it 😎🎵🎶🤘🤪🤪🤪

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Keywords for me to create this blog post: Cybersecurity, Curation, Blogs, Digital CitiZENship,Modern EDUcation, Modern Pedagogy, Modern LEARNing, LEARNing-To-LEARN, Life-Long-LEARNing, Coaching, Collaboration, Social Media, Twitter, Digital CitiZENship, Digital Responsibility, Curation…

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L’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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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Super Starter Kit UNO R3 Project | LCD and Sensors Project

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Super Starter Kit UNO R3 Project | LCD and Sensors Project

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Temperature/Humidity Sensor DHT11 and LCD1602

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Super Starter Kit UNO R3 Project | LCD and Sensors Project | Temperature/Humidity Sensor DHT11

SO, as I got my new Super Starter Kit UNO R3 Project I am playing around a bit with it. In my previous post WE were wiring and testing a LCD-Display and coding to display a bit text on the LCD. That was actually very easy, so lets try out now some “Sensors“, e.g. a Temperature/Humidity Sensor and a Ultrasonic Sensor to measure distances. The measured values of those sensors will get displayed on the LCD-Display.

Let us start first with the Temperature/Humidity Sensor DHT11 which is included in the Kit:

WE will use the following tutorial from Dejan Nedelkovski (How To Mechatronics) as it is very well documented and explained (no need for me to create a new one…). First we will check the video below, please, where we will get explained the How-To and some theoretical explications:

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SO, now after knowing what will be necessary to do, we will first make the wiring of the LCD-Display, please check below:

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LCD1602-Wiring with Arduino

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As you can see in the above wiring diagram, there isn’t that much wiring to do. When following the tutorial <===> Arduino LCD Tutorial <===> you will get proposed some examples of code to play around with. Try them out to repeat the learned from previous blog post or just leave the wiring as it is to proceed to the next step, the wiring of the Temperature/Humidity Sensor DHT11.

We will continue to follow the tutorial <===> DHT11 & DHT22 Sensors Temperature and Humidity Tutorial using Arduino <===> where the Temperature/Humidity Sensor DHT22 is used. As we use DHT11, you need only to forget about the resistor as it is not needed, replace it by a connection cable (strip).

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DHT22-Wiring Diagram

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The wiring ready now, we go for the coding. The sketch is available here <===>  DHT11 & DHT22 Sensors Temperature and Humidity Tutorial using Arduino <===> Upload it into the Arduino IDE and give it a try. You will see the result as shown in the image below:

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DHT22 Code for DHT11

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There is something strange on the displayed values, isn’t!? WHAT happend!? Let us make some trouble-shooting: the wiring is OK, otherwise the wouldn’t be anything displayed, is the sensor defective!? If you have a second one, replace it to make sure. Same results again, hmmmm!? OK, it’s mysterious on some way, but there must be a solution for it… Let us check the sketch, the code, again to try to understand WHAT the Arduino is getting told to do and WHY the display shows something completely different, the problem is certainly then in the code. Let us review the video tutorial, perhaps we missed something (I did…). In the video, if really listened to, it get explained the two possibilities, using a sensor DHT11 or a DHT22. The code is written for a DHT22 sensor and we use a DHT11 sensor; so WHAT to change now in the code!? Please check the screenshot of the sketch below:

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Sketch-DHT22-Arduino

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Once change that code line upload it to the Arduino IDE and see WHAT happens on the LCD-Screen. See PIC below please.

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Temperature/Humidity Sensor DHT11 and LCD1602

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Well, that’s success!! It works correctly now 😉 Play around with it to see the difference on the LCD-Display while blowing on the sensor. Give it a bit time that the measured values go back again to the previous shown one. SO, as we had now a positive experience and where we can see WHAT is happening on the LCD-Display, let us try another project, we will measure distances with the Ultrasonic-Sensor. But befor we ared going for a NEW project we need to save our project, check the video tutorial below please.

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Super Starter Kit UNO R3 Project | LCD and Sensors Project | Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04

We will keep exactly the same wiring diagram for the LCD-Display and taking away the Temperature/Humidity sensor with its wires from the Breadboard. Then we will have a look on the following tutorial, we will use the tutorial from  Dejan Nedelkovski (How To Mechatronics) again, check please <===> http://howtomechatronics.com/tutorials/arduino/ultrasonic-sensor-hc-sr04/ <===> as the previous one was working well! SO, remember that you have to remove the DHT11 Sensor and the wires from it to the Arduino board and follow the next wiring diagram, please. First we will watch the video tutorial.

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Here below the wiring diagram.

ULTRASONIC-HC-SR04-Wiring diagram-LCD-Display

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Next step is to load the code, follow <===> If you want to display the results from the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor on an LCD you can use the following source code from <===> http://howtomechatronics.com/tutorials/arduino/ultrasonic-sensor-hc-sr04/ <===> and to upload it to the Arduino IDE. That’s it folks, check below please to see the result!

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ULTRASONIC SENSOR-HC-SR04-and LCD-DISPLAY

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It works up from the beginning, a success experience! Well folks, as you see it isn’t that much difficult to play around with the Arduino and Coding; don’t forget to save your project so that you can use it again if once needed and try out other projects as well, check the <===> Elegoo UNO R3 Project Super Starter Kit <===> PDF download to GO for NEW LEARNing-By-Doing adventures 😉

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’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). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”.

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..
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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino UNO R3, Super Starter Kit UNO R3 Project, LCD 1602, Sensors, DHT11, Temperature/Humidity Sensor, Ultrasonic Sensor, HC-SR04, coding, learning to learn, learning by doing, trouble shooting,

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WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling

WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling

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WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling

WHAT Is a Thread On Social Media Twitter and How To Use It For Story Telling? That’s a question one sees very often NOW on Twitter as it is NEW. Let me explain by a practical authentic example WHAT it is good for.

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In the Twitter Thread I share a bit about the Culture and traditions of my country Luxembourg in Europe, as well as some touristic tips, music events and WHAT some people eat for Christmas by a step-by-step guide of the How-To to cook it with photos and text explications. Hereby I use the “Synthesizing Mind“, see below, please.

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When following my Twitter Thread, YOU will see how it is possible to connect the dots for a full Storytelling, this is just an example, NOW as YOU know WHAT is possible to do, let it go, let it flow and create YOUR OWN! Have some creativity 😉

When well chosen YOUR Topic and hashtags you will find a NEW audience as well on Twitter as also others will get interested about your thread, liking it and sharing it; your audience will grow and commercial companies also will follow you.

Check out the Blog from Twitter to know more about:

Now, hundreds of thousands of threads are Tweeted every day! But this method of Tweeting, while effective and popular, can be tricky for some to create and it’s often tough to read or discover all the Tweets in a thread. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re making it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to find threads, so it’s easier to express yourself on Twitter and stay informed.

Learn more:

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Learn more about Twitter by visiting my other blog posts, please:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’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). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Storytelling, Synthesizing Mind, connecting the dots, Twitter, Social Media, Twitter Threads, creativity, cooking, Luxembourg, Beaufort, Tourism, Eating Culture, Easy Cooking,

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Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

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Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

As most of you know already, I am an autodidact, a person who is learning on its own. I can choose WHAT to learn, WHEN to learn, in WHICH order I learn the different topics and HOW quick I will learn! AND especially WHERE I will learn; not necessary in a school, BUT online and from books! That is what makes me learning very quick and to understand it also! As I am getting asked very often (people are astonished about…), so I decided to write this blog post to give some TIPS, how YOU can do also <===> #LEARNing2LEARN for #LifeLongLEARNing <===> with pleasure.

 programmerman-animatedTIPS to become an Autodidact, Self-Directed LEARNer (it’s NEVER to late to START!):

  • GET interested about the TOPIC you want to LEARN
  • MAKE Curation about it
  • SEARCH for words which YOU DON’T understand YET and LEARN THEM
  • READ articles online and from Magazines and Books
  • LEARNing isn’t quick, it takes TIME, be patient DO it on a daily base
  • HAVE courage, motivation, determination
  • NEVER give up SLOWLY but SURELY you will grow
  • USE Social Media Twitter and FIND people with similar INTERESTS
  • CREATE a PLN (Personal [Professional] Learning Network)
  • COLLABORATION with OTHERS as AMPLIFIER
  • Be WISE and create a PKM (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management) to FIND your articles back through TAGS (KEYWORDS)
  • REVISE, REVIEW your Curation by adding NEW found articles
  • WRITE some articles about YOUR LEARNing by using BLOGS
  • LEARNing To LEARN should be your MOTTO
  • ORGANIZATION and ANALYZING (fosters #CriticalTHINKING) is PRIORITY

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book-question-markYou may read my following blog posts as well for more insights:

 

For EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors; my book selection:

 

AND, once you have learned about creating a blog, use it ALSO for your hobbies, you will have pleasure (fun) to do so and you will learn NEW things also 😉 (secret tip!).

You may find some inspiration and ideas from my Hobby Blogs:

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TIP: keep the below in mind 😉

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Have fun in your learning adventure and leave me a comment in case of questions 😉

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’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). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36

Arduino Sensor-Kit SKA-36.

Got my package delivered with my ordered Arduino Sensor-Kit today (2 days later than expected…). First impressions: nice plastic suitcase (helps me to keep order…), 60 pins quality breadboard and cable-set, 40 sensors and a download link (www.joy-it.net/sensorkit/) for the code and description in German. The mentioned link isn’t up-to-date anymore and one gets redirected to another website http://sensorkit.joy-it.net/index.php?title=Hauptseite in German.

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Arduino Sensor-Kit SKA-36-40 sensors

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Some basic knowledge is necessary to get started with the sensors:

We need to know that for some project with sensors there is a special library which needs to get included into the sketch and that the results (measures) will get shown in the “Serial Monitor” as the “Sensor-Kit” doesn’t include a LCD-Display.

Find out more yourself with the links below, please:

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programmerman-animatedLearn more:

TIP for beginners: first copy&paste the code and let it run; check where are variables in the code, change them and see WHAT happens. You will understand the about how the code works 😉

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KY-050 with Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04 and Arduino Tutorial

Well, I didn’t like much the German description, so I was searching on the internet and I found some tutorials in English with a video tutorial, one simple sketch and one sketch with an LCD as well, very interesting <===> Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04 and Arduino Tutorial

Please check the videos below who explains very well how the code works:

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Another GREAT tutorial (my favorite), also with a video tutorial from Circuit basics could be found here HOW TO SET UP AN ULTRASONIC RANGE FINDER ON AN ARDUINO

And here below the video tutorial:

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Here below some values measured shown in the “Serial Monitor“:

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Measure results-KY-50

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The Temperature/Humidity Sensor KY-015

ky-015In the original IDE this sensor isn’t included yet, WE need to install it on the IDE. By checking the description website of the Sensorkit-SK36-KY-015, WE get told that the module needs a library to get included in the sketch and it’s also mentioning some download links. Actually the description (in German) is poor and I got worried! So I decided to look around on the internet and I found a BETTER description (in English) on the official Arduino website <===> Installing Additional Arduino Libraries <===> 

BUT the BEST tutorial I have found is on the Arduino website itself <===> DHT11 Temperature/Humidity Sensor <===> with a lot of screenshots and a step by step instruction from where to get the code of the library, how to install it, and an example sketch.

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Here below some values measured shown in the “Serial Monitor“:

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Find below some addresses where you can GET different stuff to play around with:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’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). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino, coding, Maker, MakerED, sensors, learning by doing, autodidact, self-directed learning, Sensor-Kit SKA-36, ultrasonic kit, temperature-humidity-kit, electronics,

 

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Xmas and Holiday Gifts Which Make Sense For LEARNing

Xmas and Holiday Gifts Which Make Sense For LEARNing

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WHAT gifts to buy for the kids for Xmas and Holidays?

Every year the same question, isn’t it!? WHY not thinking about to buy gifts from where and with that the kids will learn? It might be good to have a look on WHAT are the skills required for the future from youth, students, learners and upon that making your choice! Actually (2017) the trends are in the maker scene and coding scene! Engineers, coding people and ICT specialists are needed, the workforce, industry is searching!!

What is the maker scene?

I invite you to read my bog post about it below, please:

Variable Power Supply-work in progressIn the Makerspaces as well as in Maker-EDUcation the creativity and PracTICE are getting fostered to be prepared for what the workforce and the industry are needing! The kids, students, learners are Learning-By-Doing and that is with fun involved also! They are not only tinkering around but they get coached in a “NO Hierarchy” space; in Luxembourg. SO, they can communicate with each other to solve problems and as well later also doing the same through the Social-Media and forums. They learn also by that way to build teams and are able for team-work later once out of school.

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Team-Work is one of the essential skills which students, learners need to have for the future! Read also my blog post below, please, which explains WHAT the skills for the future are:

Learn more by reading my blog posts from Makerspaces in Luxembourg:

In the above blog posts you will find information what is happening and you can contact the responsible persons for more information; let your kids go there and have fun by LEARNing-By-Doing! 😉

What is the coding scene?

Coding is the 21st Century skill. Coding enhances creativity, teaches young people to cooperate, to work together across physical and geographical boundaries and to communicate in a universal languageTechnology is part of our life, and coding brings it closer to you!

I invite you to read my blog post below, please:

 


Ideas to get people interested to become makers

Makermag1-July 2017.

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Here, below, some ideas for the makers:

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Ideas to get people interested into Coding

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Here, below, some ideas for Coding:

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WHERE to buy quality stuff?

Let your creativity go, let it flow! 😉 Just have fun with LEARNing-By-Doing!

But, WHERE to buy the stuff to be sure it is also quality!? Please check below my selection:


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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’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). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino website, tutorials, coding examples, step by step introduction, no fear, Arduino projects, Conrad, where to buy the stuff, creativity, communication, teamwork, future skills,

 

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Part 1

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Part 1

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Unpacking my NEW Arduino-UNO Starter Kit, which I ordered at Conrad (English version), looks GREAT, quality stuff and well documented! Feeling HAPPY like a kid who got something NEW to play with it! Click here for the Conrad German version.

I just finished reading the included projects book: the project codes (Coding) don’t look that difficult; should be easy to learn. The book is very well documented, fool proof! Let the adventure begin!

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It reminds me a bit my Commodore 64 (C64) time in the 80’s when I was coding in programming language Basic, although this time it is in programming language “C”.  Arduino, compared to the C64 it is 16 times faster and reduced to a credit card size!! Arduino has a GREAT HELP page section as well and a GREAT EDUcation site.

It is worth having a look ALSO on the Arduino EDUcation website with lots of projects! Arduino has become much more than just a tool for making, tinkering, and exploring physical and digital interaction, but an entire ecosystem supporting students across all disciplines. Arduino Education is committed to empowering educators with the necessary hardware and software tools to create a more hands-on, innovative learning experience.

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Arduino EDUcation

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Controlling if everything is in the package, reading the instructions (guide) in the book and assembling the experimentation plate, very easy!

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Next step: Downloading and installing the IDE now. WHAT is an IDE?

After downloading and installing the IDE, refer to pages 16-18 in the German project book, and follow the instructions; you will check now if the communication between your Arduino and the computer is working; very easy to realize. I tried out the two different beginners examples without any problem. Nothing to fear to make the next steps, code doesn’t look that difficult neither!

The next adventures of coding will get published in another blog post, stay tuned 😉

 

FAQ’s about Arduino:

Check also, please:


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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’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). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino website, tutorials, coding examples, step by step introduction, no fear, Arduino projects, Conrad, where to buy the stuff…

 

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Critical Thinking AND Proactive Thinking a MUST in Modern-EDU!

Critical Thinking AND Proactive Thinking a MUST in Modern-EDU!

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Critical Thinking AND Proactive Thinking a MUST in Modern-EDU! WHY!?

Looks to me as WE will live THE same as in 50’s-60’s with “James DEAN“, Living on the edge Youth & Society“, overload of information!? Change? At that time period it was TV, NOW it’s the internet, similarities? Well, I think so!! A NEW media showed up, the internet, and with the internet ALSO Social-Media. MOST of people are just consumers and DON’T see the dangers NOR do THEY accept THEM!! It’s a Virtual-World which THEY can’t imagine about HOW it will have an impact on Real-World!! BOTH, the Virtual-World and the Real-World are influencing each other!

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WE are facing actually (2017) “Fake News“, MOST coming and being sponsored by politics interests!!! Just follow “Donald TRUMP’s election campaign and his actually acting…” and YOU will understand WHAT is going on! I encourage YOU to go for “Deep-THINKing” about WHAT is happening in Virtual-World THAT will influence the Real-World!!!

Knowing THIS, you certainly agree with me that there is a MUST to learn about “Critical THINKing, but HOW!?? Please read my curation articles below:

 

Read also the article below, please:

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Radical Pedagogy: Education has the power to change social inequality by nurturing a generation with an educated mistrust of everything that has been indoctrinated before. This educational stance is one that we must all strive for as the moral purpose of education.

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And WHAT about Proactive-Thinking?

Teaching, the profession that creates all other professionsProactive-Thinking SHOULD be burned in into EVERY Educators, Teachers MIND! WHY!??? The MOST IMPORTANT for any education related persons should be THEIR students, learners and the how to to prepare THEM for THEIR future!!

THIS Proactive-Thinking results in getting informed about WHAT is the need from the workforce, industry etc. to make sure that the future workers, employees… will be able to help the country to stay competitive with well educated persons! Especially for NEW jobs who will be created because of ICT, where nearly no one knows WHAT those jobs could be!!

Therefore it is very important that Educators, Teachers focus THEIR Professional Development first on the skills that students, learners need to have!

Read my blog post, below please:

 

ICT RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

 

AND as WE are working with ICT, it is MANDATORY that WE will have knowledge about Cyber Security to protect at its BEST OUR students, learners and THAT WE forward OUR knowledge to THEM!

 

 

 

 

Please read my blog post below:

WHY is Proactive-Thinking IMPORTANT and a MUST in Modern-Education with and about ICT!?

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Proactive-Thinking is ALSO a MUST in Makerspaces and MakerEd

To ensure the safety of OUR students, learners, WE MUST be informed about Safety-Rules when working with different tools and the possible dangers of those tools!!

Please read also my blog post below:

 

And as usually, I remind YOU about the “Synthesizing Mind“!

 

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

 

Keywords for me to create this blog post: Actual Politics (Turkey, USA…), Cyber-Security, Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, Social Media, behavior, IS, Society, liberal thinking, NO LIMITS, living on the edge, understanding, overload of information?, FAKE NEWS,

 


 

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L’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).

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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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Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!?

Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!?

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Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!?

First of all, one can’t ignore existing trends which are already existing in Virtual World since ages and one SHOULD adapt for it in Real World, especially in Modern EDUcation! Social Media plays already a BIG role in business, so students, learners need to get taught about twitter and its importance for THEIR future jobs!

WHY teaching something where one has ONLY 140 characters to express themselves!? When I first heard about twitter that’s THE question I was posing myself as well!! But after one year observing and analyzing tweets I changed my mind and I became very active on twitter!!! Make the question DIFFERENT: Just think different, WHAT is the positive side about how to be able to express something with a very short (140 characters) characters!? WHAT is ALSO the value to use Social Media!?

Make an experiment first: try to express yourselves about a topic in a normal writing way; analyze that and try NOW to express THE same in 140 characters! YOUR grey cells are working a lot, isn’t it!? AND THAT is GOOD, YOU will find another way to express YOURSELVES in shorter words and sentences; YOU will be able to synthesize!!

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Less talk, talk, talk and more RELEVANT information will be THE result!!! Sounds like QUALITY, isn’t it 😉

On the beginning, YOU will struggle a bit which is quite normal (I did ALSO…), but later YOU will find (after some training…) it interesting and even like it as a challenge… And BTW, if YOU can’t express it with ONLY one tweet (post on twitter), there is another possibility; check my blog post, please <===> Updated Twitter Knowledge

Learn more:

 

AND twitter is part of Social Media as well, like it says it already it’s social; YOU will meet OTHER people online with same interests (mostly, if well chosen followers…), different point of views (will give YOU some new ideas…) and YOU could build up a “Personal [Professional] Learning Network“, called a “PLN“. Through THIS PLN will find NEW opportunities for LEARNing as anyone learns from anybody, it’s an exchange of knowledge.

Learn more:

 

Twitter is getting more and more popular (2017), please check below:

 

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L’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).

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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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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: 140 characters, Social Media, Synthesizing Mind, different factors to share, Professional Development, Twitter Chats, Deep Thinking, making the brain work to express with ONLY 140 Characters, SEO, Growth Mindset, communication PracTICE, interacting with blogging for SEO, sharing ideas, sharing knowledge, twitter popularity is growing, PLN, PKM,

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