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WHAT’S the MOST IMPORTANT in Professional Development-Teacher Training in Modern EDUcation!?

WHAT’S the MOST IMPORTANT in Professional Development-Teacher Training in Modern EDUcation!?

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WHAT’S the MOST IMPORTANT in Professional Development-Teacher Training in Modern EDUcation!?

Is it the use of #EdTech (Apps and WHATEVER), technology, WHAT MOST of educators, teachers are advocating on Social-Media twitter and OTHER platforms!??? Certainly NOT!!! WE are living in a world WHERE WE need more than EVER to work together and to forget about the selfish!!! In any company WHERE OUR students, learners need to work THEY will need to have <===> Soft-Skills <===> the ability to work in a team, with collaboration skills, being able to adapt with a multicultural environment…

Let us talk about Soft-Skills, WHAT is it!??? Check below, please:

I posted today (09-05-2017) THIS tweet on twitter, please have a look on it and GO for Deep-Thinking ūüėČ

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WHY did I post THIS!? Well, when I see WHAT Educators, Teachers post on Social-Media twitter, sorry, I MUST say that the majority didn’t understand WHAT #ModernEDU is actually!!! :(((

Educators, Teachers DON’T EVEN look on WHAT are the skills needed for the students, learners in a Modern-World working with ICT; THEY look ONLY on WHAT THEY think (really!!!???) about WHAT THEY think is important for THEM to survive to maintain the status quo! :((( Let us have a look WHAT OUR students, learners need for skills in a Modern-World, check the infographic below please.

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Actually MOST Educators, Teachers are nearly NOTHING ELSE as <===> Herd Mentality followers <===> and are following the ones who have chosen THE WRONG path, with a lot (as usual) talk, talk, talk without efficient come out on Social-Media; BUT STILL continuing!!! Since MORE than fifty (50) years it is like THAT (EVEN without Social-Media at that time…), so WHY changing!??? Sounds hard!??? About time THEN to go for serious analyzing and deep-thinking YOUR OWN habits and especially online postings on Social-Media!! It’s about time to get realistic and to accept the reality!! Once the degree, diploma in the pocket and having a secured place in schools, teachers and educators feel like GODS and block anything what THEY think might get THEM away from THEIR control over students, learners and OTHERS with a different mentality! Same ALSO for having contact and listen to advice from industry, working force; which is actually a MUST!! Educators, teachers need to go more for collaboration to ensure that their learners, students will get the appropriate skills and knowledge to survive in an ever quick growing world.

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Most dangerous phrase...

 

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Following the masses....

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Educators, teachers are following online ONLY (like in a herd mentality…) THE ones WHO THEY think give THEM BEST advice about WHAT Modern-EDUcation is: BUT those ones are THE ones WHERE THEIR <===> Professional Development <===> is FAR BEHIND!! THEY even haven’t read the latest books about pedagogy of ¬†Modern-EDUcation and are following on a stubborn way and leading to a wrong way!!

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Looks like are <===> Living in a Box – In the <===> : Listen to:

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Enough criticism and feedback, SO WHAT makes professional educators, teachers?

First of all I would recommend some books which ANY educators, teachers SHOULD read to understand WHAT Modern-Education pedagogy and practice is; please check image below.

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MUST READ BOOKS-2

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The above mentioned books give YOU a detailed insight and advice about WHAT Modern-Education is and ALSO the How-To, use it!!

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How-To Adapt To THAT Mass Of Information On The Internet?

programmerman-animatedWHAT I have seen on Social-Media is THAT Educators, Teachers are struggling with ALL the mass of information THEY get and DON’T know HOW to deal with it!!! I suggest to use “Curation” and to create YOUR OWN “Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management”, called ALSO #PKM, check below for more information, please:

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And WHERE is Creativity!?

Actually EDUcation is following more and more Sir Ken ROBINSON about his creativity statements (which are MORE than right BTW!), BUT on Social-Media and in the classrooms it doesn’t really show up yet!! I don’t want to talk too much about it, instead I want THAT YOU to read the following:


Growth Mindset

In preparation…

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And WHAT about Critical-Thinking AND Proactive-Thinking!?

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In an EVER changing (too quick actually…) world around and with ICT, it is a MUST to have knowledge and developed skills about¬†Critical-Thinking AND Proactive-Thinking! BOTH are required to understand about “Fake News” and Cyber-Security!!

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Let us talk ALSO about “Professional Learning”

Sounds strange to YOU!??? Well, there is a BIG difference with normal learning ūüėČ Check below, please:

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Professional Learning

Click the image to read articles about “Professional Learning”, please.

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More to read and some ideas:

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Articles worth to read

Please find below some articles worth to read:

 


Remember ALWAYS THIS!

Please check the picture below ūüėČ NO words needed to write MORE!! Make YOUR choice ūüėČ

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Simple BUT WRONG

 

 


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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure). L’auteur √©tait aussi gagnant d’un concours en √©lectronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publi√© dans le magazine √©lectronique “ELO”.


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (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) ūüėČ..

 

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Creativity, Life-Long Learning, Learning To Learn, Growth Mindset,

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Problems in EDUcation while using Social Media in Modern EDUcation – Acceptance and rejections

Problems in EDUcation while using Social Media in Modern EDUcation – Acceptance and rejections

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Introduction

programmerman-animated[GM] AND once again Dan KIRSCH and Gust MEES are making Global-Collaboration to show YOU dear readers, parents, EDUcators, TEACHers, THE problems encountered and the solutions which WE propose to YOU for a BETTER, a Modern EDUcation by professional advice. Teaching and Coaching life isn’t easy at ALL! Especially NOT WHEN persons with an Up-To-Date Professional Development in EDUcation create NEW ways of learning with ICT, Technology and NEW Pedagogy. Rare are the people WHO understand WHAT is actually going on in the world and especially in the “Virtual World”, the internet!!! And THEN using it ALSO for giving courses, come on, a world which MOST DON’T understand!??? That sounds like blasphemy, isn’t it!? People GET thrown out of THEIR normal life, THEIR Comfort-Zone, their well feeling Cocoon in the society in which they live!

WE as authors understand THAT it isn’t easy to understand HOW FAR Technology is ALREADY and THAT MOST people won’t understand it neither, BUT WE as TEACHing, Coaching persons MUST follow UP with it and LEARNing the NEW stuff as well as giving the NEW acquired knowledge to the kids to make THEM ready for the Society WHICH is waiting for professional workers/employees! A very hard job, BUT WE love OUR profession and SO WE do WHAT WE think is the BEST for YOUR kids (OUR kids as well)…

This time the authors, WE, are talking about Social-Media in EDUcation and its benefits for the LEARNers, Students, YOUR kids.

THE authors (as usual) will show up in this blog post with THEIR initials such as <===> [DK] for Dan KIRSCH and [GM] for Gust MEES.

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Let us talk first WHAT Social Media is to understand it and its influence!

[GM] It is IMPORTANT first to know WHAT it is, whatever WE are talking about, so please check the video below please ūüėČ

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YOU certainly GOT a GOOD overview about WHAT Social Media is NOW, right!? SO, let us GO for a deeper insight by following my curation about it as well, please:

As YOU have certainly understood NOW WHAT Social Media is YOU will agree THAT it isn’t anything BAD, there are ONLY certain rules to accept, actually the same as in Real-Life BUT with a bit MORE prudence! In Real-Life YOU are NOT connected with the whole world, BUT in Virtual-World YOU are, so keep YOUR mouth shut for WHAT YOU wouldn’t tell YOUR grand mother WHEN using Social Media ūüėČ WHEN working with Social Media one MUST consider having taught already about <===> Digital CitiZENship <===> WHERE the learners, students have learned already about those rules.

Learn more by reading my and OUR collaborative blog posts here, please:

Here below a NEW holistic view of WHAT SHOULD get taught: THE Digital Intelligence, called also “DQ”.

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DQ

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[GM] I created ALSO a “ThingLink” from the above image which YOU can find here:

In one image YOU will find thousands of links related to the mentioned topics: Move YOUR Mouse pointer over the images and YOU will see black spots; these are links, click on them to get further information.

 


Problems in EDUcation while using Social Media in Modern EDUcation – Acceptance and rejections

WE will discuss here some problems which could occur with a practical example; online friend and co-author “Dan KIRSCH” will tell YOU about:

Dan KIRSCH[DK]¬†The problem with sharing TEACHABLE lessons via social media; from an Educators perspective is explaining to parents/guardians it’s purpose is to¬†be a LIFE LONG LEARNER. Essentially, educating other teachers on new ways of TEACHING content to their students. As well as being a LEARNER myself; finding other useful information and teaching ideas from other EDUCATORS via SOCIAL MEDIA. For instance, this year I created a Physical Education Twitter ¬†account in order to showcase what my STUDENTS¬†were LEARNING in class and to hopefully provide ideas for teaching Physical Education to other Physical Education teachers around the globe. On a personal note I created the account also to learn knew ways of teaching Physical Education from other teachers who were on Twitter. Unfortunately, I shut these account down due to privacy concerns. Privacy is a major concern of mine and is something I take very seriously as you can read in blog posts on Digital Citizenship written by Gust and myself. I informed by administrators to write a letter informing my students parents/guardians on¬†“WHY” I use social media in Physical Education class. The following link is the parent letter I wrote. I have also provided links to showcase the importance of using Social Media for Professional Development and growing your Professional Learning Network (PLN).

 

Why is Professional Development For Physical Educators So Important? #infographic

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[DK] The following is a Physical Education Twitter Chat ==> #PEChat I follow in order to learn ideas of how to teach Physical Education as well as sharing my ideas with other teachers (why I have my blog). Again, learning and growing with other Professional Educators via Social Media!! That is the goal and why it needs to be understood and accepted!!.

 

 

[DK] The following infographic also lists several #Physed hashtags that Physical Education Teachers can follow on Twitter. The rationale (as previously mentioned) is to collaborate and LEARN new ideas of how to teach Physical Education from other Professionals around the world. This is the issue we must get across to parents/guardians; it is a method of making their child’s educational experience better!!!

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Image taken from twitter ==> @rich_wiles.

 


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[GM] Thank You Dan for YOUR insight here and YOUR encountered experience, which certainly isn’t fun at all for You and any other teacher, educator, instructor, coach, who encounter such a situation and WHO want to use Social Media in EDUcation. It would be interesting to know WHY this particular parent was reacting so, especially because none of its children were involved!

Let us remember the benefits of sports and body activities as well as the use of Technology and Social Media:

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[DK] Speaking of Collaboration the following link ==> http://bit.ly/29qzY4k¬†is a google drive shared folder between several Physical Education Teachers around the United States who have joined and shared their ideas/resources for teaching Physical Education! Life Long Learning/Collaboration at it’s best!!!

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The following paints a perfect example of how to incorporate ICT within Physical Education and it’s importance within Modern Education!! Follow ==> Andy Hair on Twitter ==> @MrHairPhysEd. [DK]

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Framing in EDUcationThere are NEW ways of teaching AND especially about and WITH “Social Media” in <===> #ModernEDU <===> and co-author and online friend [Dan KIRSCH] will tell YOU!

[DK] There a variety of ways of teaching with Social Media! For instance, in my current position as a public K-12 Physical Education (PhysEd) teacher there are several methods in which I use Social Media in class (even though PhysEd is not usually associated with Social Media and/or ICT). First off, the major reason I¬†incorporate¬†Social Media within my PhysEd classes is to learn¬†new methods/activities to teach to my students! This includes; new lesson plans, how to set-up perceptual motor centers, instant activities, and cooperative learning activities etc…

The major player in learning these new activities via Social Media is the use of Twitter!! I have followed several PhysEd teachers on Twitter who utilize the Social Media platform to showcase what their students are learning as well as collaborating during twitter chats! This is a perfect segue into another reason why I use Twitter, which is to teach other PhysEd colleagues different activities and strategies I use within my own PhysEd classroom!! It provides a way of collaborating with other teachers around the country as well as continuing the process of being a Life Long Learner! The collaboration process via Twitter allows those Physed teachers and other teachers of different content areas to learn about new mobile apps and technologies that can be implemented with in the PhysEd classroom!

For example, the use of video recording apps, music apps, stopwatch apps, and other technologies are brought to the forefront via the collaboration that takes place on Twitter. Finally, it allows me to showcase what my students are learning during class. This is where blogging comes into play. I use my blog ==> mrkirsch.edublogs.org as way to show parents/guardians what their children are learning in PhysEd class; whereas without technological advances and platforms this would be possible! 

 

 


Keywords necessary to create this blog post: Social Media, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, acceptance, rejections, fear of the NEW, Professional Development, teacher training, parents objection, wrong mentality about the NEW technologies, Twitter for EDUcation, DQ, Digital Intelligence, ThingLink Digital Intelligence, Global Collaboration blogs about Digital CitiZENship,

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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Dan KIRSCH

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Physical Education for students in grades K-5 at Garfield Elementary School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on perceptual motor skills (fine & gross), sport lead-up skills, and most importantly Sportsmanship.

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SID2016: Safer Internet Day 2016-Participation

SID2016: Safer Internet Day 2016-Participation

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We are ALL responsible for the internet

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Safer Internet Day 2016 – Save the date!

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated on Tuesday 09 February 2016, with the strapline of ===> ‚ÄúPlay your part for a better internet‚ÄĚ <=== following the success of last year’s campaign.

This website showcases some of the exciting activities and events that took place to celebrate the day in 2014. Click on the map below to get started, using the zoom control to locate the contacts and events in your country or visit the ‘SID Near You‘ section to explore news from the many countries and institutions involved. Visit the ‘SID Gallery‘ to find great resources from across the Insafe network and beyond to help you teach eSafety all year through.

For further information, read the summary or the full public report on Safer Internet Day 2014 activities and successes.

Keep checking back for the latest news as the SID 2016 starts to take shape.

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Check the video below, please, who explains about it.

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My participation for the SID2016

programmerman-animatedWHAT is special this year with my participation on SID2016? 

I created a ===> #GlobalCollaboration #blog <=== from  (my pseudo on twitter) & @ICTPHMS &  for  about . The authors are from Luxembourg/Europe (me), one female teacher from the USA and a male teacher from the USA WHO are using my blog post to learn together and sharing THEIR practice with YOU dear readers.

Well, there is a lot of different views about ===> Digital CitizenShip <=== WE will explore WHAT could be THE BEST way to teach and to learn about Digital CitizenShip (hashtag on Twitter is #digcit).

Here below the links of OUR blog post:

How does it come that I post Global-Collaboration blog posts? Well, once the #ProfessionalDevelopment is Upto-Date, one does understand THAT learning in a team brings out a win-win situation and that a generation exchange is benefit for all of the participants as anyone learns from each other. BTW: here below other Global-Collaboration blogs with teaching persons from Australia, USA, France, Luxembourg (me):

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My publications in the local press (Luxembourg/Europe) and interviews:

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This year I participate ALSO with blogs in three languages, in English, German and French.

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I participate on #SID2016 in Luxembourg/Europe.

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Why should ===> anyone <=== participate?

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Cyber-security ‚Äď a shared responsibility

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Cyber-Security is a shared responsibility, WE are ALL responsible for a more secure Internet and it is ===> OUR responsibility to build up the future for OUR kids, learners and students! <=== 

WE¬†can do it by¬†learning and teaching the basics of Cyber-Security¬†and ALSO by¬†helping international organizations¬†such as ‚ÄúSafer Internet Day‚ÄĚ to become a¬†catalyst for such a difficult task!!!

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======> WE are living in a world of connected technology, Cyber-Security is a MUST!!! <======

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That is why I am participating on SID2016 with my FREE courses here:

My English contributions:

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My French contributions:

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Motivation To Work Together, Give It A Try

thumbs upMOTIVATION: Knowing NOW how important it is to take part of such a great Event, I encourage YOU ALL to take part of it by any possible action, even as a private person! I encourage especially private persons to display the banner from SID2015 on their blogs and/or websites :)

Where can I get the banners?

 

People who are on Twitter may use the hashtag #SID2016 to promote that Event, thanks for Helping to make the Internet a more secure place!

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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Dan KIRSCH

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8 at Patrick Henry Middle School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on Social Media, Educational Technology, and most importantly Digital Citizenship.

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How-To To Incorporate ICT within Physical EDUcation

How-To To Incorporate ICT within Physical EDUcation

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Introduction

programmerman-animated[GM] Two authors WHO have collaborated already since looong (see below links, please) on Global-Collaboration and learning together about ICT and everything around it, Cyber Security, Privacy , Digital CitiZenship are trying to show YOU, dear readers, THE possibilities on THE How-To to integrate <===> Physical EDUcation <===> within ICT and Social Media to give YOU as parents and first THE students, learners THE possibility to GET out a MAXIMUM for their health and THEIR <===> Digital FootPrint <===> as well! YES, WE are discussing this ALSO as the students are creating blogs and can report about their experiences in sports, efforts made and they can control it through special software, even that there are ALSO <===> Wearables <===> on the market where the users need to have some knowledge about <===> Privacy and Cyber Security <===>, which WE will discuss later in another chapter of this blog post.

Both authors have STRONG knowledge about 21st Century TEACHing, Coaching and especially “Dan KIRSCH” has….

[DK] I have been teaching now for 9 years in a variety of content areas; such as Physical Education, ICT, and Technical Education. My heart has always been in Physical Education, but the experience I gained teaching ICT has lead me to wanting to integrate ICT within my Physical Education classes I currently teach. For instance, I have began to have my 5th grade students blog on their Chromebooks at the end of each week. The blog prompts consist of personal reflections on the HOWTO get better on certain physical education skills and become better teammates during game situations.

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Physical Education for students in grades K-5 at Garfield Elementary School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on perceptual motor skills (fine & gross), sport lead-up skills, and most importantly Sportsmanship.

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How-To To Incorporate ICT within Physical EDUcation

[Start text from Wikipedia] Physical education or PE, also known in many Commonwealth countries as physical training or PT, is an educational course related to the physique of the human body. It is taken during primary and secondary education and encourages psychomotor learning in a play or movement exploration setting to promote health. [End text from Wikipedia]

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Utilizing Technology in Physical Education-2014

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What Should Activities Teach Our Kids About Life?

[GM] I STRONGLY recommend the article(s) from <===> Frank SONNENBERG <===> check below please!

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Learning from Sports activities-Frank SONNENBERG-2016

To read the full article, please click the image to access it!

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WHO is Frank SONNENBERG!?

Frank SONNENBERG-Profile

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Technology: Fitness Tracker, Wearables, Apps…

[GM] Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool!? Check the below article (2015) to find out more please:

 

Wearables, technical gadgets who connect with the internet, are getting more and more used and the customers are NOT aware of its risks and dangers, check below please.

Many consumers unaware that data doesn’t stay on their device

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But what most consumers don’t realize is a potential big downside to these smart devices: the potential loss of privacy. While the average consumer may think that the data collected lives on their device or in their app, it really lives on servers owned and maintained by the device providers. For this reason,Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has called these devices a “privacy nightmare.

Read the full article here:

 

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[GM] YOU should read ALSO my curation below, please. It is about <===> The Internet of Things <===> as often TVs are getting used as well in EDUcation, YOU should know the possible dangers (Cyber Security and Privacy) with Smart TVs

Related links:

[DK] A great method of incorporating ICT within Physical EDUcation is the use of QR Codes! A lot of Physical Education teachers use QR codes during perceptual motor/fitness centers as a method of having students investigate what exercise and/or activity they will be participating in that specific center. Checkout the YouTube video below ==> for more information.

 

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[GM] WHAT are QR-Codes? Learn more:

[DK] and [GM]: Please find below a GREAT blog about the How-To to use QR-Codes in Physical EDUcation:

 


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WHAT About Google Drive/Google Docs!?

 

Another avenue taking by several #Physed teachers is the incorporation of GoogleDrive and its varying components; such as google docs, spreadsheets, and slide shows as a methodology of implementing ICT within the Physical Education classroom. [DK]

 

Google Docs and Physical Education

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WHAT About Apps!?

Think again. Perception is not reality. Most health apps have significant vulnerabilities. Vulnerability assessments were conducted on 71 mobile health apps in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. The vulnerability assessments were based on the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 Mobile Risks5 .

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Why your health data isn’t as secure as it should be

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Your health status is perhaps the most intimate information anyone could know about you, so it should be your decision whether you share or keep your medical records private.

Unfortunately, hospitals, doctors’ offices and insurance companies frequently expose our health data through accidental loss, device theft, employee negligence, and data breaches perpetrated by hackers.

Even as the amount of health data rapidly increases, and data security laws become more punitive, medical ID theft continues to rise.

Read the whole article from SOPHOS here <===>¬†https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/01/22/why-your-health-data-isnt-as-secure-as-it-should-be/?¬†<===> A MUST know in a “Digital World”!!!

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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

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[GM] WHAT is done in different countries: United States (America) <===> CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity works to maintain health and prevent chronic disease by promoting healthy eating and active living for Americans of all ages.  We work with state and local partners on community solutions to help increase healthy food choices and connect people to places and opportunities where they can be regularly active.

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In Europe:

In Europe today, 6 of the 7 biggest risk factors for premature death ‚Äď blood pressure, cholesterol, Body Mass Index, inadequate fruit and vegetable intake, physical inactivity and alcohol abuse ‚Äď relate to how we eat, drink and move.

Rising overweight and obesity across Europe is particularly worrying. The European Commission advocates an integrated approach, involving stakeholders at local, regional, national and European levels.

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Software For Physical EDUcation

programmerman-animatedTo make sure that WE find THE appropriate software for Physical EDUcation, please check the addresses below chosen by renown Universities:

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WHO To Follow On Social Media Twitter And WHAT Hashtags!?

Twitter-TeacherAs the learning happens ALSO NOW trough the Social Media, especially Twitter, find below some interesting hashtags (non exhaustive list) And Twitter Chat [DK]: 

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Keywords necessary to create this blog post and as a guide: ICT, Digital Footprint, Social Media, Wearables, Fitness tracker, blogging, Excel sheets to report the results (time e.g. running…), Software programs for sports, sports and health, nutrition (???)…

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Physical Education for students in grades K-5 at Garfield Elementary School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on perceptual motor skills (fine & gross), sport lead-up skills, and most importantly Sportsmanship.

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Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

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WHERE To START AND WHAT Plan?

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Let us be honest: I have myself posted a lot about WHAT’S wrong with Professional Development and ranted also a lot about WHAT I have seen from posts on Social Media; thus meaning: by observing teachers and educators posts! THAT isn’t really funny, excuse-me please, seeing people WHO SHOULD be THOSE who are creating ALL OTHER professions struggling, (see PIC, please) acting with a 20th Century Mind by using 21st Century tools (EdTech)! That hurts me! WE, as teaching persons have a BIG ===> Responsibility <=== which WE MUST show on ===> Social Media <===, YOU know anybody sees WHAT is getting posted AND can analyze¬†the posted (as I did)!!!

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A Reminder

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The above mentioned quote from ‚ÄúAlbert EINSTEIN‚ÄĚ SHOULD get to be taught to Educators, Teachers, Instructors! We, as teaching persons should remember that one on any teaching lesson, this as well as in the classroom and especially when WE publish online (website, blog, Twitter posts, Social Media posts‚Ķ). ===> UNDERSTANDING! <===

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Feedback From Students AND Parents To Adjust THE Missing-Accepting An OTHER View-Criticism

sharing-iconIt is very important to know WHAT OTHERS see the way of HOW WE are teaching, WE MUST bring us in the shoes of others and ACCEPT their view to improve OUR teaching! Therefore it is important to know WHAT OTHERS are thinking about the actual teaching process AND to ADJUST to it for BETTER ūüėȬ†

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SO… THE Plan is ===> OUR Students, LEARNing-To-LEARN, preparing OUR Students, LEARNers for the future, Life-Long-LEARNing for Students, LEARNers, EDUcators, TEACHers <===

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Ten Disciplines Of A Learner

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GREAT Professional Development

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[GM] AND as most of YOU know me, I like to present sometimes ALSO music related to the learning process ūüėČ

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WHY music!?

[GM] As a young student when I had to do my exams: I was listening to music (actually very loud…) with headphones on while learning for the exams AND I STILL remember today, after 40 years, WHAT I was learning WHEN listening to that music.

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Pedagogy comes first-2014

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THE Problem With The Actual System

EINSTEIN quotes-problems[GM] I will become 60 years old (STILL with young mind) this year and I have seen THE SAME problem since the last +/- 50 years THAT ===> Professional Development <=== is VERY FAR BEHIND!!! As a student I asked my Professors “WHY do WE need to learn this, I don’t see any necessity for real world in it!?“, I got answered ===> It’s on the “Curriculum”!!! Today isn’t any different, excuse-me please! And ALSO, as I was reading a lot about for what the courses were, from different OTHER books than the mandatory ones for the courses (there was NO internet at THAT time… BUT school libraries) I knew MORE than the teachers, professors. By asking THEM specific questions THEY got upset and I GOT punished, hard times! THIS shows WHAT ===> Professional Development <=== was at that time, and WHEN one is analyzing today Social Media posts on Twitter and Facebook, there isn’t really a change to see :((( WHAT I see, my personal opinion, is the GOOD will to use “EdTechtools to learn through ===> Twitter Chats <===, there are masses actually NOW, it is a BIG trend!¬†

BUT, MOST teaching persons (and other lurkers…) are ONLY (mostly) making nice talking; saying that “I am learning…”, hmmmmm?¬†Tell me WHERE THE learning is OR WHAT people think WHAT Learning is, as I am present on a lot of Twitter Chats and those persons didn’t change THEIR Mindset!??? People WHO rarely go out of their home and using Twitter Chats to get social relations, socializing? BUT WHERE is THE LEARNing WHEN the Mind is STILL on 20th Century!?

Interests of some of the co-founders of Twitter Chats?: Getting famous!? Collecting information for a NEW book!? MORE selfish behavior as THE EDUcators, TEACHers ===> Ethics Mind <=== allows!? Hmmm, hard Critical THINKing, where MOST about the above is ===> REALITY! <===.

Learn more about existing trends:

Well, anyway: Let us look ONLY for advice for BETTER and solutions, THE How-To!

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1Let us come BACK to the topic of this blog post: WHY can’t EDUcators, TEACHers catch up with ===> Professional Development <=== with the actual system!? It is build up on a linear following, first A, THEN B, THEN C, THEN D… and so on… SO, it will NEVER be possible to be ===> UP-To-Date <===, excuse-me please ūüėČ Being retired, I have actually more time as when I was teaching in my active professional life and I can compare my actual situation with the one before. I EVEN can think NOW on WHY ===> Professional Development <=== as done NOW could NEVER be ===> Up-To-Date <=== as nearly NO ONE could invest that much time without losing its¬†familiar health situation!!! That social part needs to stay IMPORTANT! ¬†The above said is for the active EDUcators, TEACHers and NOT considered as an excuse for the BLACK¬†SHEEP’S¬†(too many anyway…)!

Please keep in mind the image below WHO should be applied ALSO for Educators, Teachers as it is THE basis for a BETTER LEARNing:

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[GM] I will let YOU know on the How-To I learn to stay ===> Up-To-Date <===, on a very quick way to ===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <=== which will save YOU a lot of time and YOU will learn on an accelerated way.

First rule: DON’T LOOK ONLY for one TOPIC, follow different interests who are related to ===> EDUcation in the 21st Century <===, OTHERWISE YOU will GO BACK AGAIN to ===> A, B, C, D, E… <===, THE OLD WAY of LEARNing! Try to GET an ===> holistic view and overview <===, I will post some great infographics and pictures below WHO will show YOU WHAT’S NEW and WHERE to GO.

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Innovative pedagogical practices

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Creativity-Curation by Gust MEES

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HOW Creativity is actually seen by EDUcation: Cartoon by Marjorie Sarnat:

A very quick way of adapting for Professional Development is a daily base routine of Curation to grow YOUR “PKM” AND by using ===> Coaching and/or Mentoring <===. As well as Co-Teaching, TEAM-TEACHing, as one learns from each other.

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One SHOULD also respect the learning type: some people prefer learning as ===> autodidact <===, self-directed learning; DON’T push THEM (especially seniors) to work in groups, BUT provide THEM the necessary access to the files, so THEY can learn on THEIR OWN pace.
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Concerning ===> autodidacts <===, DON’T FORGET that you deal with adults! Adults LEARN differently, please check below:

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[Start text from Wikipedia] Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education is the act of self-directed learning about a subject or subjects in which one has had little to no formal education. Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts.

Autodidactism is often complemented by learning in classrooms and other social settings. Many autodidacts seek instruction and guidance from experts, friends, teachers, parents, siblings, and community. Inquiry into autodidacticism has implications for learning theory, pedagogy, educational research, educational philosophy and educational psychology. [End text from Wikipedia]

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[GM] GOT problems to convince people about to make ===> Professional Development <===!? My practical tips:

  • Try to measure the time for how long persons are talking about for NOT wanting to make “Professional Development” (without that THEY see it, let them GO talking, as it is THEIR preferred theme…)…
  • Ask THEM for how many time, how long and how often per day, week, month, THEY are ALREADY on THAT position against…
  • Ask a colleague who is GOOD in coding to create an online calculator which YOU post on YOUR internal website and/or platform…
  • Calculate THAT time in TOTAL AND show THEM the time THEY wasted WHICH THEY could have used for ===> Professional Development <=== ūüėČ
  • BETTER EVEN: let THEM make the calculation THEMSELVES to make THEM reflecting by ===> #PracTICE <===.

BTW: I have heard THAT above mentioned TOO MUCH, so that I decided to use a bit of Psychology to beat those persons by THEIR OWN words, it works perfectly ūüėČ YOU won’t make YOU friends with it, BUT ANYWAY those people aren’t YOUR friends up from the beginning, NOTHING to lose ūüėČ

In preparation…..

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LEARNing2LEARN, blogs with FlowChart Design and MORE explications about THE How-To ===> holistic, empathy, engagement, coaching, win-win situation, NO hierarchy, adapting to any situation, I don’t know doesn’t exist ===> FAQ’s <===, curation, PKM, PLN,

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¬†[GM] more to come…

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  • Learning to search
  • Making Curation
  • Building UP a PKM
  • Building UP a PLN
  • LEARNing about Social Media ===> PLN, PKM, Communication (THE letter “C” in ICT)
  • Finding out WHO are the BEST Educators, TEACHers on Social Media Twitter AND following THEM to LEARN from THEM
  • Loosing YOUR fear AND connect with THEM
  • Loosing YOUR fear AND collaborate with THEM
  • Ask if some of THEM would be YOUR Mentor, Coach
  • Let YOU guide by THEM with FeedBack on Twitter by “DM” (Direct Message, Private Message)
  • Let YOU guide by THEM with FeedBack on WordPress and other blogs
  • Daily ROUTINE for curation to GROW YOUR PKM

WHAT’S Completely NEW For MOST AND WHAT Should WE Think More!?

programmerman-animatedWE SHOULD think further: WE SHOULD think on the behavior of pupils WHO DON’T realize at a certain age about the necessity of LEARNing, SO preparing THEM by acquiring¬†skills which allows THEM later (when realizing THEIR faux-pas) to catch up AGAIN by owning their LEARNing on their own pace as ===> autodidacts <=== and for ===> Life-Long-Learning <===. These skills are:

  • Curation
  • PKM (Professional Knowledge Management)
  • Social Media skills (Social, Communication…)
  • The skills to express themselves through blogging (Self estimation, writing literacy…)
  • Critical THINKing
  • Proactive-THINKing

Through those skills they will be able to catch up and others are prepared for the HARD life in the workforce!

Digital CitiZENship, CyberSecurity, Collaboration, TEAM-TEACHing, Social Media, Teaching with ICT, PracTICE versus THEORY,…

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Information Literacy in the 21st Century

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Information Literacy

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[GM] I advice to check the following article below, please. It’s THE necessary knowledge ANY educators, teachers SHOULD have while using and teaching with “ICT“. it is THE basis for 21st Century Teaching AND Learning, for educators and students. Once having done it as mentioned YOU will have acquired THE skills which YOU can use ALSO in other courses.

REMEMBER: WHEN using “ICT” in the “SchoolCocoon” (classes, schools…) AND giving courses WITHOUT applying ===> Privacy AND CyberSecurity <=== would give YOU a ===> “TestScore” of 45/100 ONLY <=== as it ISN’T 21st Century TEACHING! Sounds HARD!? THINK twice and consider taking YOUR ===> RESPONSIBILITY <=== to protect at YOUR BEST YOUR students, learners ūüėČ

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START LEARNing About

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Let us have ALSO a look on the NEW Education in Finland (Europe), which I advocate, where they are preparing students, learners for the workforce:

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NEW Education-CHANGE-Finland-2015-Europe

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SO… HOW can WE get BETTER!?

Well, WHY NOT thinking on the below picture to find out WHAT is needed WHAT the world needs for abilities from students, learners, in the 21st Century; a GREAT ===> Leitfaden <===!

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Teacher Quality

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Professional Learning

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The Innovated School ==> Mind Mapping.

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 Quality Teaching through design of LEARNing and up-to-date ===> Professional Development <===.

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[GM] A very quick way of adapting for Professional Development is a daily base routine of Curation to grow YOUR “PKM” AND by using ===> Coaching and/or Mentoring <===. As well as Co-Teaching, TEAM-TEACHing, as one learns from each other.

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TEACHers, EDUcators SHOULD get reduced in teaching classes for a certain time AND following Professional Development courses by experienced coaches during¬†that time… These experienced coaches (from inside and/or outside the school) could get named “Key Instructors” or something else. Once THEY know it by PracTICE it’s THEIR role to give “Professional Development” courses to other teachers, educators. The curriculum as well SHOULDN’T be static, it MUST get updated as soon as there is something NEW to adapt to the situation.

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Feedback With WordPress Is Good For Peer-Review (Mentoring/Coaching)

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Request Feedback on WordPress

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One Size Doesn’t Fit ALL

[GM] Of course, there are different points of view which need to get expressed as well! EVEN on a collaborative blog one can work together with different point of views! As this is a Collaboration-Blog (Global Collaboration), co-author Dan KIRSCH will explain his point of view here below.

Dan KIRSCH[DK] I am a 6-8 Information, Communications, and Technology Instructor at Patrick Henry Middle School in Sioux Falls, SD (USA). I was asked last year if I would be willing to participate in the writing process of my school districts NEW 6-8 ICT curriculum. This was an opportunity I did not pass up as I knew I would gain new insight into writing curriculum and collaborating with other teachers within my school district.

This as been a very rewarding, frustrating, and at times difficult experience. I write about this as I have gained insight into how individuals ==> Professional Educators mind you can “undermine” the process of progression. For instance, our curriculum committee offered the other ICT teachers within the district (who were not on the curriculum committee) professional development (PD) to help them with the new curriculum and technological resources. This is where the PD portion puts a fork in the road into two separate paths. On one road the participants are very open into the new curriculum and willing to try NEW lessons; especially with the provided technological resources. Now, on the other road ==> we have other participants (educators) who revert back to their childhood days.

This means they undermine, criticize, mock, and/or find excuses to NOT accept change. Do not get me wrong I am one of the first people not “enjoy” change, but when I am provided with PD from other teachers and instructional coaches I am more apt to more open-minded as I am not be “thrown to the wolves” so to speak. Even with the resources and lessons at their disposal they still are not willing to accept that the curriculum is changing and that they are NOT alone in this process. It is at this point where I become very frustrated as a Professional Educator because I cannot believe there are other educators aka Life-Long Learners who have stopped that process ==> Life-Long Learning!

The point is as educators we are focused on teaching our students to change ==> learn new material, technology, and/or modes of assessment, but when teachers are asked to do the same thing some (not all) refuse. I am in the process of obtaining another Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and it this type of scenario that makes me question how does one (administrator) combat this ==> but at the same time keep ALL staff motivated…??

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8 at Patrick Henry Middle School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on Social Media, Educational Technology, and most importantly Digital Citizenship. Currently, I have the priviledge to be on my school districts ICT curriculum committee. We are rewriting and updating our ICT curriclulum in grades 6-8 for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Keywords necessary to create this blog post: Professional Development, Coaching, Collaboration, Peer-Review, Team-Teaching, OECD-Report-2015, Designing courses, design, FlowCharts, WordPress FeedBack, Twitter FeedBack over “DM”, curation, blogs, blogging, Skype, PracTICE, Growth Mindset, Mindset SHIFT, 21st Century Mind, NOT enough time, impossible to catch UP with normal way of LEARNing, TOO many talking and NO action in Twitter Chats, NO seen results in Twitter Chats over +/- 1 1/2 years, NO analyzing in actually Twitter Chats :(((, NO quality LEARNing in Twitter Chats, GOOD try in Twitter Chats BUT NOT 21stCentury Mind behind, LEARNing-To-LEARN, UNDERSTANDING, EINSTEIN 6 years old kid quote, Synthesizing Mind, “Five Minds For The Future” PIC, Critical THINKing, Proactive THINKing, ranting friendly sometimes ;), constructive criticism, analyzing, adapting to any situation, OUT of a predefined scheme, THINKing OUTSIDE the box, creativity, different Mindsets, Howard GARDNER, Jackie GERSTEIN, paper.li (online collecting and reading), QUALITY TEACHING,

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PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Digital CitizenShip

PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Digital CitizenShip

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Authentic PracTICE Through Global Collaboration

GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2[GM] The authors of this blog post “@ICTPHMS (Dan KIRSCH‘s Blog)” and “@knolinfos (Gust MEES‘s Blog)” have met each other on Social MediaTwitter” and decided one day to work together on a common blog about “Digital CitizenShip“, a “Global Collaboration” from authors of the USA and Luxembourg (Europe) was born. Find below, please, OUR collaboration blog:

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[GM]: below, part of the discussed on twitter

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Lots of stuff I learned

Ideas:  using scenarios where the learners (students) play different roles to explain about GOOD and BAD behaviour on Social Media and let THEM blog about it. After the blogging THEY might ALSO create comics in a dialogue style whereTHEIR thoughts are included, such as I did in my blog post here ===> https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/ <===.

I created these comics with dialogues with the following online program:

If you have the time, you might later create ALSO a magazine where the learners (students) bring in THEIR comics. Find some propositions of magazines below, please:

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The above mentioned will engage YOUR learners (students), THEY will have FUN to learn and to create THEIR OWN stuff, it will boost creativity ALSO! When THEY are getting older THEY will remind WHAT THEY created as it was a pleasant learning moment in THEIR life and certainly THEY will be motivated for ===> Life-Long-Learning <===

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WHY do WE use a bunch of different so-called tools to LEARN about Digital Citizenship?

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[DK]¬†Dan KIRSCH‘s insight

Dan KIRSCHI have utilized the collaboration with Gust via twitter on the topic of Digital Citizenship within my 8th grade ICT classes. Currently, I am teaching 3 classes with approximately 30 students in each. One of our curriculum standards is to teach Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. I began to investigate different ways of teaching this to my 8th graders where it could be authentic and actually “practice what is being taught“. Through collaboration with Gust and other social media colleagues on twitter I began to utilize blogging (Edublogs) as a platform to teach Digital Citizenship.

Each student has their own blog, which is contained under my class blog. In this platform, we treat our blogs as our “social network” where students comment on blog prompts given by me or themselves containing information on Digital Citizenship, real-life scenarios, and social media. It is also used to teach other ‚Äúedtech‚ÄĚ skills; such as inserting media, using embed code, and RSS Feeds. This is the fourth year I have used edublogs and I enjoy reading what my students produce; especially the reflections and connections they make with one another.

It‚Äôs amazing to see how students communicate via the technology ‚Äúmore‚ÄĚ than they would face to face; especially on how to become a positive Digital Citizen! Recently, I have begun to archive their posts on to storify (with no last names) to use for future classes you can access this via my edublog: http://mrkirsch.edublogs.org


Post: 20/03/15

The following video is one of my students who was interviewed by one of our local TV stations who came I did a story within our my classroom. The story focused on Social Media, but with an emphasis on Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety. I share this; not as I method of “bragging” but demonstrating that teaching students to be aware of what they share online “digital footprint” could and will have a lasting affect on their future. My goal is that I never have to hear about one of my former students being “trapped” because of something they said, posted, and/or shared on social media or the internet.


New Post: 04/03/15

Teaching Digital Citizenship through Authentic Practice ==> through the creation of infographics!¬†The following (see link below) are my student(s) created infographics. They created their infographics on a specific topic of Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety and posted it on their edublog “social media platform.” Students are in 8th grade (12-13 year old).

The objective of the unit was ==> Students will create an infographic presenting student researched information on a specific Internet Safety Topic.


Post: 18/02/15

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Understanding what your digital footprint says about you. The following blog post (prompt) ==> check link here <== was given to my 8th grade students as a more interpersonal digital citizenship reflection. The previous posts have been more focused on the “broad” perspective of Digital Citizenship and what it is ==> what it means. <== The objective was for students to take an interpersonal “look” at themselves and reflect on the ==>HOW TO<== become & maintain a positive digital footprint as they progress through their high school years, ¬†and into college. My goal as their ICT instructor is to¬†make students ¬†realize that once they enter college and are “away” from parents/guardians peer pressure can and often times does involve them in negative way. The point is ==> teaching students to be aware of this now they will be able to think twice before they “make the choice” to share/post negative material on the internet/social media, which in return could damage their “digital footprints.”


Post: 06/02/15

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Student example as seen on mrkirsch.edublogs.org of Digital Citizenship.

Teaching Digital Citizenship Through Comics

Objective:
The objective of the post is for students to learn about Digital Citizenship through stories.

Main Idea:
The following link is to my 8th grade students edublogs. The focus of this blog post come from Gust MEES. My students created¬†comic strips utilizing the online website Pixton. The objective of the post is for students to learn about Digital Citizenship through stories. They are required to have a Digital Citizenship ‚Äúdilemma‚ÄĚ and at the end of their story they must have a positive outcome and/or resolution to the situation. There scenarios can be anything related to Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. Please check the link below to see a gallery of my students finished Digital Citizenship comics.

The following link is a curate blog reflections from my students on Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. This was a “lead-up” activity to the comic strips seen above. The curation tool I utilized for this is Storify.


Teaching with Content Curation (added February, 3, 2015)

Content¬†curation is the “…process¬†of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant¬†to a particular topic.¬†Teacher content curation can be used by¬†students and students can be asked to show expertise with examples of curation.” In my 8th grade ICT class we will be completing webquests on content curation as a teach method of introducing students to “Content Curation.” The following text reviews what content curation is and it’s purpose, along with several content curation platforms, what a webquest is, and followed by a lesson plan I will use in my classes.¬†


Storify:

  • create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Flipboard: 

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  • Flipboard is your personal magazine.
  • It’s a single place to discover, collect and share the news you care about.
  • Add your favorite social networks, publications and blogs to stay connected with¬†topics and people closest to you.
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Scoop.it!: 

  • Build engaged audiences through publishing by curation.
  • Think of it as a way to build content.
  • You can bookmark and share your sources.
  • Can be used to increase your authority on a topic.¬†

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Introduction into Content Curation

What is Content Curation?

Content curation is the “…process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. ¬†The work ¬†involves ¬†sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information.” ¬†A content curator picks the best content that is “…important and relevant to share with their community (in the case our class community).¬†It isn‚Äôt unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition: ¬† They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public.”

Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about “…putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. Content curators provide a customized selection of the best and most relevant resources on a very specific topic or theme” (in this case ours will be on Digital Citizenship, ICT, and Educational Technology). A¬†content curator “…continually seeks, ¬†makes sense of, ¬†and shares the best and most relevant content on a particular topic online.”

Why is Content Curation Valuable?

Individuals and organizations¬†are making, sharing media, and content all over the social web. ¬† For example, on Facebook the average user¬†creates 90 pieces of content each month. ¬†If you “…multiply that by the 800 million Facebook users, ¬†it isn‚Äôt surprising that ¬†data or content on the Internet is¬†¬†measured in billions of gigabytes.” Essentially, we are living an era of content overload!!! A content curator¬†offers high value to anyone looking for quality content because finding that information (and making sense of it) requires more and more¬†time, attention, and focus.

For individuals and organizations,¬†content curation can help establish their “thought” leadership and capture attention in today‚Äôs information “overloaded” world. ¬† ¬†Content curation can “…help your organization become the go-to authority on an issue or topic area.” ¬† It can be done as simply as writing a blog post (this is excatly what we will be doing with our edublogs in my classes) with links or sharing annotated links on Twitter around your topic.

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Getting Started

This¬†questionnaire¬†(citation on pic) can help you think through a plan for content curation before you dive into the curation tools. ¬†There has been an explosion of tools and you can distracted by useless features. ¬† ¬†Even better, “… perhaps focus on the skills with the tools you know how to use already.” ¬† You might want to integrate the process of content curation into a channel you‚Äôre already using (in my class students will be including this within a category on their blogs).

Citation:
Kanter, B. (n.d.). Beth’s Blog. Retrieved January 14, 2015, from http://www.bethkanter.org/


[DK] Please check the link ==> Content Curation Lesson Plan  to access my recently created content curation lesson plan for my 8th grade students.  This lesson plan is posted for colleagues in my PKM to access. 

[DK] Great twitter chat archive on Digital Citizenship via @mrkempnz & @BevLadd (7/5/2015) curated on storify.

[GM] Through curation one can build up ALSO its own “Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management” (PKM), please check below:

Through curation and using Twitter one builds up ALSO a “PLN” (Personal Learning Network), please check below:

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 Creating a Webquest

programmerman-animatedWebquests are useful teaching tools for educators. An imaginative webquest can capture the attention of a student as he or she learns about any number of topics. For instance, I have chosen to use my classes edublogs as our webquest platform where we can incorporate curated content on Digital Citizenship.

A teacher who wants to bring his or her own webquest ideas to life must make a detailed plan. Some teachers begin by choosing a web quest template. There are online resources available that outline the specific elements of a webquest. For example, a webquest has an introduction that explains its purpose to students. A webquest also includes a task that lets students know what they are expected to do. Next, the process sets out a path for students to follow that leads them to relevant information. Those are just a few of the steps that a teacher needs to fulfill in order to make an effective webquest.

==> Mr. Kirsch’s¬†Sample Content Curation Webquest <==


Teaching with Content Curation Lesson Plan

  • Focus Question: Do students know where to get quality information from the Internet?
  • Additional Questions: 1. What resources do teachers need to find quality information on the Internet (i.e., content curation)?
  • 2. How should the Internet be used in the classroom?

Lesson Goals/Objectives: To get students to think how to best use the Internet in their classroom.

Activity Description:

  • Spend time discussing the basics of Internet searches (e.g., have students with more experience help others). See Evaluating Websites from the University of California Berkley in Resources. Talk about Search engines and other ways to find information (2nd and 3rd tier investigation).
  • Create a webquest (using our edublogs) and have students write about what sites they come up with using our “curated content.”
  • Have the students support why their “curated content” was appropriate for this lesson within their blog posts.
  • Students will then be assigned a topic (social media, educational technology, digital citizenship, and/or online security) to begin their curated content. Once content as been established and shared via WordPress or social media the students will then blog (webquest) about their thoughts on curated content.

In The 21st Century, The Word TEACHing Gets Replaced By LEARNING TO LEARN, How To

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How To Design A Course About Digital CitizenShip?

Please check below, on How-To YOU could create YOUR own course, based on PracTICE AND student centered:

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 THE Whole FREE Course On ONLY One Interactive Image

Click the image below, please and you will get directed to the “interactive image“. You need to move then your cursor above the image and you will see black “spots“. Click them, you will get directed to FREE courses on each “station” ūüėČ

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Using A Flowchart To Design The Course

Check below, please, to find out the how-to.

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THE Whole FREE Course Using FlowCharts On ONLY One Interactive Image

Click the image below, please and you will get directed to the “interactive image“. You need to move then your cursor above the image and you will see black “spots“. Click them, you will get directed to FREE courses on each “station” ūüėČ

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How to Use Storify:

Luckily, it’s easy.

storify by @ICTPHMS.

  1. First, create an account at Storify (you can log in with Twitter or Facebook).
  2. Click the blue ‚ÄúCreate a Story‚ÄĚ button in the top right hand corner.
  3. Look at the right side of the new screen where the icons of your favorite social media websites reside.
  4. Click on any social media icon (like Twitter), then put in a username for that network you want to search. You’ll see all the recent Tweets from that person/hashtag/search query.
  5. Now, start dragging content from the right hand panel from the social media networks you are searching into the left hand panel where you are telling your story. Add words or titles. You are finished!! A story told in text and pictures via social media updates.

Want an Example?

Here’s one of my classes using storify. It’s a recap of our Digital Citizenship Chats we did on our class blog.

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Keywords necessary to create this blog post: @ICTPHMS, @Knolinfos, collaboration, Global Collaboration, Education, Global Education, TRUST, #digcit, Digital CitizenShip, digital citizen, Cyber-Security, Internet-Safety, Best Practices, Learning To Learn, Learning By Doing, Student centered, Coaching, #EdTech #tools, #esafety, #blogging, ICT, #edblogs, authentic practice.

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8 at Patrick Henry Middle School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on Social Media, Educational Technology, and most importantly Digital Citizenship. Currently, I have the priviledge to be on my school districts ICT curriculum committee. We are rewriting and updating our ICT curriclulum in grades 6-8 for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Learning To Become a GOOD Digital Citizen | Digital CitizenShip

Learning To Become a GOOD Digital Citizen | Digital CitizenShip

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WE are participating ALSO on “Safer Internet Day 2015“, called #SID2015.

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This blog post is a ===> #GlobalCollaboration #blog <=== from & &  for  about .

Well, there is a lot of different views about ===> Digital CitizenShip <=== WE will explore WHAT could be THE BEST way to teach and to learn about Digital CitizenShip (hashtag on Twitter is #digcit) AND THEREFORE WE will use an infographic from Nancy WHITE ===> You can follow her on Twitter  <===. Here WE go, check the infographic below, please.

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[GM] Please check my blog posts below, who explain in detail:

When YOU read the above mentioned blog posts, YOU will realize that I mostly use the possibility to include the students, learners in the process of learning (student centered); THEY will go for “Learning by Doing” by working in a team and so taking THEIR OWN responsibility. THEY will be¬†guided by a coach who helps THEM for “Learning To Learn” by asking them questions when (s)he is seeing that the token direction is going the wrong way with its ===> Proactive Thinking <===. As the internet doesn’t forget anything, a ===> Proactive Thinking <=== is a MUST! THE word ===> FAILURE <=== is on the wrong place here, sorry! YOU also will NOT see me using the word ===> FAILURE <=== as it is NOT a positive word, BETTER is ===> Learning by Doing <===, check below, please, the reason for WHY:

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[GM] Possible questions could be: “Are YOU sure that it is the right way?“, “Think twice, please, isn’t there something missing?“… Well, I let YOU do some work ALSO, think on it what else could get used as questions and post them below please, with YOUR initials, thanks.

[MK] Mindy KIM (USA)

[MK] What changes could be made to improve the overall message?

[MK] You made a strong point here, where else could you apply the same idea?

[MK] Who is your audience?

[MK] Could you say the same thing using less words? Would your message be understood?

[DK] Great archived twitter chat on Digital Citizenship (07/05/2015) via @mrkempnz & @BevLadd curated on storify. 

[DK] The Challenges of raising a Digital Native ==> via Devorah Heitner 

[DK] Teaching Digital Citizenship 

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[ICTPHMS] Patrick Henry Middle School ICT (USA)

Greetings from Patrick Henry Middle School in Sioux Falls, SD. We are 6-8 middle school ICT class! We blog about Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety. Very excited to participate in the collaborative blog! Please look forward to new posts coming soon. You can find us on twitter @ICTPHMS as well.  

The following link  http://mrkirsch.edublogs.org/2013/02/27/internet-safety-post-1-pd-2 is an archived student contributions to our ICT blog. Topic was Internet Safety (8th graders). We are currently finished up our Digital Citizenship Unit.. more to come. Check the screenshot below, please.

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Student Centered Activity via @ICTPHMS. Creating #infographics on Internet Safety. Our class is going to be resubmitting their infographics during our Digital Citizenship Unit. They will have resources provided. The post will come Friday!


Post: 04/28/2015 

The following is a link to my 7th grade student‚Äôs Video projects. The objective for the students was for them to create a video describing how “Technology Has Impacted their Lives” in either a positive or negative manner. The students were put in groups in order for them to film and describe their content. I really wanted the students to focus on how technology has become an integral part of everyday life; however can this become bad?? In essence, I wanted students to focus on the content people put on the internet and/or share information they should ==> Privacy. These videos were created by 7th grade students. The following videos depicting students do have permission from parents/guardians to be shown on the blog.


Post: 20/03/15

The following video is one of my students who was interviewed by one of our local TV stations who came I did a story within our my classroom. The story focused on Social Media, but with an emphasis on Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety. I share this; not as I method of ‚Äúbragging‚ÄĚ but demonstrating that teaching¬†students to be aware of what they share online ‚Äúdigital footprint‚ÄĚ could and will have a lasting affect on their future. My goal is that I never have to hear about one of my former students being ‚Äútrapped‚ÄĚ because of something they said, posted, and/or shared on social media or the internet.


Post: 04/03/15

Teaching Digital Citizenship through Authentic Practice ==> through the creation of infographics!¬†The following (see link below) are my student(s) created infographics. They created their infographics on a specific topic of Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety and posted it on their edublog ‚Äúsocial media platform.‚ÄĚ Students are in 8th grade (12-13 year old).

The objective of the unit was ==> Students will create an infographic presenting student researched information on a specific Internet Safety Topic.


Post: 02/06/2015 (Updated) 

Learning about Digital Citizenship through comic strip creations. See an example below, please.

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Objective:
The objective of the post is for students to learn about Digital Citizenship through stories.

Main Idea:
The following link is to my 8th grade students edublogs. The focus of this blog post come from Gust MEES. My students are creating comic strips utilizing the online website Pixton. The objective of the post is for students to learn about Digital Citizenship through stories. They are required to have a Digital Citizenship “dilemma” and at the end of their story they must have a positive outcome and/or resolution to the situation. There scenarios can be anything related to Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. Please check the link below to see a gallery of my students finished Digital Citizenship comics.

The link below is a storify showcasing my students reflections on Digital Citizenship. This was a “lead-up” activity to the comic strips (above).


Post: 16/01/2015

Sample of my 8th grade Blog Prompt for next week. Check Below.. 

Who owns information?

Objective:

After discussion, students will understand basic concepts of intellectual property such as copyright and plagiarism.  Students will understand the purpose of Creative Commons as well as how to find a Creative Commons license for an image on the Internet.

Rationale:

In order to be ethical users of online information, students must understand that they have responsibilities to owners of information and creative works online.  They must understand the basics of those rights and strategies to find out how to properly and ethically use what they find online.

Focus question:

When you buy a song, is it really yours to use how you want?  Are all images online available to use however you want?

Should creators of information, images, songs etc. be paid for their work?

Something to think about was you blog about your reflections of information security and digital citizenship:

Should everything online be available to use for free?  What responsibilities do we have to the creators of information?

Addition from [GM]: some resources about copyright and Creative Commons


Post: 13/01/2015: Teaching Digital Citizenship using Digital Storytelling (comics). 

This semester I wanted to teach Digital Citizenship in a different way with my middle schools students besides just “discussing” the positives & negatives via our blogs. Essentially, I wanted to incorporate our blogs as well as some educational technology platform. After collaboration with Gust M. via twitter I have decided to have my students (8th graders) blog about Digital Citizenship while creating comics (digital storytelling). The platform (many out there) I have decided to use is¬†chogger.com. The following instructions are what I will be giving my students (thought I would share). Thank Gust for the collaboration. ūüôā¬†

  • Students will learn digital literacy and citizenship through combining comics and digital storytelling. In the first 1-2 weeks of the unit, students will research news stories about technology, internet safety, social media, and explore characteristics of comics, while learning about digital storytelling.
  • In weeks 3-4 students will design their digital stories via chogger, determine their characters. Who is the protagonist and antagonist of their story and what their main idea (origin of story) will be. The students will be instructed that their main idea has to incorporate an aspect of Digital Citizenship; such as social media safety, cyberbullying, identity theft, and scams etc.
  • Once each student as finished their digital story they will post this on the blogs where the class as access to them and we can learn about Digital Citizenship in a fun and¬†collaborative atmosphere. ¬†Once the project is completed examples will be provided.

Post: 16/12/2014: Final Digital Citizenship Mr. Kirsch’s Blog Post (student reflections) Prompt below:

“Taking into account all of the articles & scenarios we have discussed within class this semester in ICT III what factor of Digital Citizenship are you going to take with you (think about social media, and future jobs)?

How can you be sure that you will not fall into the ‚Äútrap‚ÄĚ of posting information on the Internet/Social Media that may or may not hurt you in the future??”


Post: 10/12/2014: Teaching Digital Citizenship through Scenarios (Blog Posts). 

Once I decided I was going to teach Digital Citizenship to my 6-8 middle school students it’s was brought to my attention of producing student reflections & insights through creating blog posts on teacher given scenarios. This is a great methodology that allows teachers to see students reflections, insights, as well as allowing students to collaborate with one another.¬†


Post: 1/12/2014:  How to Use Storify

What is Storify?

Storify is a visual way to tell social media stories using your Tweets, Facebook updates, pics, and other social media information. ¬†Storify is overwhelmingly a neat way to show how a story develops over social media ‚ÄĒ without you having to take screenshots and insert your own links.

How to Use Storify:

Luckily, it’s easy.

storify by @ICTPHMS.

  1. First, create an account at Storify (you can log in with Twitter or Facebook).
  2. Click the blue ‚ÄúCreate a Story‚ÄĚ button in the top right hand corner.
  3. Look at the right side of the new screen where the icons of your favorite social media websites reside.
  4. Click on any social media icon (like Twitter), then put in a username for that network you want to search. You’ll see all the recent Tweets from that person/hashtag/search query.
  5. Now, start dragging content from the right hand panel from the social media networks you are searching into the left hand panel where you are telling your story. Add words or titles. You are finished!! A story told in text and pictures via social media updates.

Want an Example?

Here’s one of my classes using storify. It’s a recap of our Digital Citizenship Chats we did on our class blog.


Post: 25/11/2014

Student reflections (8th graders) in Mr. Kirsch’s ICT class on their Social Media Profiles verse their “hard copy” resume. Our class discussed how employers are looking at individuals Social Media profiles (first) before their actual resume. Teaching students to be aware of their online presence aka “Digital Footprints.” ¬†The link is provided below:¬†


Post: 18/11/2014

Our 8th grade (12-13 years old) ICT students just finished posting their reflections via #blogging on our topic: Social Media: Good or Bad? The objective is teaching students to be aware of what they share on Social Media, but at the same time realizing the benefits of Social Media as well. Check the link below, please:


Post: 12/11/2014

The following link is directly from my class blog: http://mrkirsch.edublogs.org/2014/04/17/ksfy-story-on-cybersecurity . The story conduct by the news-station come from one of my 8th grade ICT classes. Our focus was teaching students CyberSecurity. Please check it out! I do have the rights to the video if anyone would like a copy. 


[GM] Gust MEES (Luxembourg/Europe)

Added on 07/01/2015:

Lots of stuff I learned

Ideas:  using scenarios where the learners (students) play different roles to explain about GOOD and BAD behaviour on Social Media and let THEM blog about it. After the blogging THEY might ALSO create comics in a dialogue style where THEIR thoughts are included, such as I did in my blog post here ===> https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/ <===.

I created these comics with dialogues with the following online program:

If you have the time, you might later create ALSO a magazine where the learners (students) bring in THEIR comics. Find some propositions of magazines below, please:

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The above mentioned will engage YOUR learners (students), THEY will have FUN to learn and to create THEIR OWN stuff, it will boost creativity ALSO! When THEY are getting older THEY will remind WHAT THEY created as it was a pleasant learning moment in THEIR life and certainly THEY will be motivated for ===> Life-Long-Learning <=== ūüėČ

Added on 03/12/2014: 

Added on 27/11/2014: Privacy is ALSO IMPORTANT, please check below:


 In The 21st Century, The Word TEACHing Gets Replaced By LEARNING TO LEARN, How To

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 Global Digital Citizenship Education (GCE)

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Are there differences between Europe and the USA and the rest of the world?

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Here below WHAT the EU is doing:

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Here below a good approach from the USA:

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Find below, please, WHAT skills the learners will need in the future. Thus as a reminder for getting NEW ideas ūüėČ

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By analyzing WHAT WE are doing through the ‚ÄúCoaching‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúCollaboration‚Äú, YOU will realize that WE could cover ALL the abilities and skills needed from the above mentioned. BTW: the above screenshot is from the book of ‚ÄúHoward GARDNER‚ÄĚ ===> Five Minds For The Future <===, a book any teacher should read to understand what is needed for the future. It should be considered as required reading! YOU will understand then ALSO WHY interdisciplinary teaching and learning is a MUST to be on a modern way and to catch up as quick as possible with the growing NEW pedagogy and technical possibilities.

Learn more:

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How Did This Blog Post Start?

Well, present authors are following each other since long through Social Media Twitter and through a tweet (Twitter Post) it happend, see screenshot below, please.

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Through curation and by using Social Media Twitter the authors met virtually (NEVER met in real world) because THEY are in a common “PLN” (Personal [Professional] Learning Network) and appreciated each other through THEIR posts on Twitter, blogs, skills and competency. THEY found a common point ===> Digital Citizen Ship <=== and want to share THEIR competency with YOU dear¬†readers, students and learners.

Learn more:


THE Authors, The Team

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The authors [GM], [MK], [ICTPHMS]  will comment here THEIR experiences through the adventure of global collaboration which THEY experienced.

[GM] My advice (as I am used to it since ages ===> (2002-2003) <===:

Before starting such a BIG project, YES it is a BIG one as YOU are dealing withdifferent mentalities and cultures, is to set up rules up from the beginning to avoid BIG mistakes and not necessary stress for ALL.

This is called ===> Proactive THINKing <=== BETTER to use it as as YOU could come into situations without an issue when NOT doing it and WHO wants that!?

Concerning¬†===>¬†Proactive THINKing¬†<===: most people don‚Äôt know about WHAT it is, I will explain very shortly: deep thinking on what could happen in case of to avoid it up from the beginning. YOU could ALSO say: thinking of the ‚ÄúWorst case‚ÄĚ who could happen and preparing to that it would NOT happen. OR, if YOU are smart, using Psychology for that it will happen (ONLY positive things‚Ķ)!¬†TIP: read ONLY the¬†bold text to understand it quickly ūüėČ

Check ALSO these links, please, who explain about ‚ÄúInternational Collaboration‚ÄĚ:

The authors are from Europe (Luxembourg) and the USA, please check below:

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The authors: actually on October 11th, 2014: Gust MEES (Administrator), Mindy KIM (Editor), ICTPHMS (Editor) will be represented by THEIR initials such as:

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Here below is a little reminder on the How-To WE are using this blog post, please respect it, thank You.

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Please click this link first before STARTING ===> Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media ===>Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media<=== where YOU will find the necessary information on ===> How To <=== work on OUR global collaboration blog, thanks to respect this.

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Student Centered Initiatives

programmerman-animated[GM] Well, that’s WHY I was inviting¬†¬†as THEY know the How-To by using curation and blogging with THEIR students. THEY will explain it to YOU here below ūüėȬ†My 8th grade ICT class blog about Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship with one another via edublogs. The goal is to teach the students how to communicate and share information on the Internet and/or Social Media! I post a blog topic for the week and my students have the rest of the week to respond with their thoughts as well as commenting on another’s blog posts as well. Trying to keep them from falling into the trap we see so much – people posting and sharing information they should NOT on the internet.¬†

[MK] My classroom is a unique blend of students. We focus mainly on helping students develop communication and the belief in their abilities. To do this we have a classroom blog where we showcase our accomplishments, what we are working on, and students come up with conversation topics for our class and parents. Students review the blog and give their opinions. I am there to help them navigate.

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Since then my class has taken time to build our writing skills, comprehension skills, and our ability to synthesize information. We are learning about shapes and where they are in nature and around them in everyday life. We will be reviewing these key ideas.

We begin lessons by learning important vocabulary and learning basic knowledge:

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This is what was added to the anchor chart after learning vocabulary, discussing characteristics of shapes, and looking for objects within the classroom that we use daily to connect to the 2D and 3D shapes. We talked about sides, corners, solid shapes, flat shapes, and started coming up with questions we wanted to answer throughout our shape study. Questions we have:

1). Why do circles have no sides?

2). How many squares make up a box?

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WHAT Is Already Realized From The Authors For A GOOD Digital CitizenShip Learning?

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TagxedoOnline is a great place to compete for scholarships and it is also a great place to be disqualified from them. Find out how you can unknowingly lose scholarships.

Two Sides of the Coin

The Internet is a great source for finding generous scholarships. Fastweb.com is a popular scholarship vault holding 1.3 million scholarships for students that qualify. It is free. Students register and complete an online interview and scholarship applications will begin arriving soon after that.

Colleges are known for giving the largest scholarships and frequently for all four years of college. And, local organizations give scholarships to students for college‚ÄĒusually for the freshman year only.

These scholarships can be easily lost if students post inappropriate profiles on various sites like

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • MySpace

Colleges’ admission counselors are beginning to investigate students considered for scholarships beyond the usual letter of recommendations. They are beginning to Google in student names and see what they have posted on the Internet.

Google Search to Screen Students

In increasing numbers, colleges are using a Google search to screen students. Some check students randomly, some check only if students have been brought to their attention, and others are actively researching students online.

Air-Tight Online Profile

How can students make sure they are squeaky clean online?

  • Do not post anything to your site that would be morally or ethically questionable.
  • Never post personal information such as your address, daily schedule, or phone number.
  • Make your profiles private so only a selected group can view your information.
  • Don‚Äôt add “friends” you don‚Äôt personally know.
  • Ask friends to remove any photos of you that could be seen as unflattering.
  • Make sure they never use your name when they add you to their site.

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Digital CitizenShip And Cyber Security (Internet Safety And Privacy Included)

programmerman-animatedThe month of October is by tradition since years already the “Cyber Security Month” (#CyberSecMonth) in Europe and ALSO the “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” (#NCSAM) in the USA. WE will use this blog post to participate on it by OUR contributions. Check below, please, the message from the EU and ALSO from the US. YOU will realize the importance of GOOD knowledge about Cyber Security then…

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FBI-US-Cybersecurity is National Priority

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[GM] I am getting often asked WHAT are the best ways about learning ===> Internet Safety and Cyber Security <===, well, here below my recommendations and advice. I will start FIRST to introduce YOU to a game before WE are starting to talk about the THEORY ūüėČ Click the image below to access the FREE game.

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VOVALABS CyberSecurity Game

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WHY is Privacy so important?

[GM] Just think on George ORWELL… Phishing and Spear-Phishing¬†To be updated¬†by [GM]…

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The Future Of Advertising (Cartoon)

Image credit ===>  http://tomfishburne.com/2014/01/internet-of-things.html <===

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I don’t talk too much about it, BUT check the video below and YOU SHOULD understand…

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Do WE Still Have Privacy Rights In The Digital World!?

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According to latest press releases: Based on internal NSA documents, “Der Spiegel” reveals that the spy agency planted backdoors to access computers, hard drives, routers, and other devices from companies such as Cisco, Dell, Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor and Samsung.¬†

Check:

Learn more:

[MK] Online perceptions, everyone can “learn” about who you are.

[MK] Future jobs, interactions, and networks are informed about you from your online “profile”.

[MK] Beware what you share, share what you would not mind the whole world knowing.

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How Can Education Help To Lower Cybercrime?

programmerman-animatedA GOOD “Digital Citizen” knows about the tricks that cyber crooks are using and so when leaving the school THEY will be on ===> Awareness <=== when meeting the working force. Thus meaning, THEY will be prepared NOT to fall into the traps from the cybercriminals on their office, reducing so the attack surface for their employer.

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Good to know, check the image left-hand sided. Check also the articles below for more deeper information, please:

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OK, I hear YOU already saying: WHAT do WE have to do with THAT!? Actually a lot! A lot of cybercrime is done by using so called ===> Zombies <===, infected computers and smartphones who are connected together in a so called ===> Botnet <===. But read more below in the proposed articles, please:

What is a botnet?

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WHO Are The Countries Who Host The Most Botnets!?

It is IMPORTANT to know who are the countries who host the MOST botnets (Botnet Control Servers), WHY!? Well, it is those countries who have to make BIG efforts to get rid of them and those countries SHOULD make MORE efforts in Education to teach people about Cyber Security.

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Botnet Control Servers In The World

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How A Botnet Is Created

programmerman-animated[Start TEXT from F-Secure] Bot programs can be planted on a machine or device in many ways. Machines or devices that have been infected by a bot are sometimes called ‚Äėbots‘ themselves, or ‚Äėzombies‘.

One common method for a bot program to get on a machine is when a harmful website the user is visiting silently looks for and exploits a vulnerability in the user’s system to install the bot on it. Other popular ways include sending the bot as a file attached to spam emails sent to the user, or as a program dropped from the payload of another malware.

Once the bot program is installed on the device, it will try to contact the website or server where it can retrieve instructions from the botherder. This site or server is known as the command-and-control (C&C) server.

An attacker with access to the C&C servers uses a client program to silently send instructions over the Internet (or another network) to the bot to perform various tasks, such as collecting data, monitoring the user’s actions and so on.

Commands can be issued to a single bot, or to all the bots in botnet. The attacker controlling the botnet is sometimes referred to as the ‚Äėbotherder‘, ‚Äėoperator’ or ‚Äėcontroller’. [End TEXT from F-Secure]

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Learn more:

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Cyber Security Month, NCSAM and Cybercrime, screenshot lost money, visual cybersecurity screenshot + link,

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A NEVER Ending Story Which WE MUST Be Prepared For, But How!?

sharing-iconTechnology is evolving mostly much more quick as MOST persons can follow and learn about it, so… We will create a “FAQ’s” list, a “Frequently Asked Questions” list together, which I will ask YOU to elaborate below please, thanks in advance.

Team, YOUR collaboration is required, please propose YOUR questions:

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  • [MK] Mindy KIM¬†(Editor)
    • Q: How will this help my child in school?
      • A: Students gain many academic and social skills from using many methods of demonstrating what they know. In the blog students will be able to capture their ideas, comments, and pictures of what they learned. They will have the ability to reflect on their work and their peers. These are advanced skills they will use beyond the classroom.
    • Q: Can my child do this?
      • A: Yes. Your child will learn step by step. They will utilize help from me and their peers to understand how they can communicate their ideas, ask questions, and comment on what they are learning about. They will learn internet safety, how the internet can be used to learn, and how it applies to them.
    • Q: How can I access the blog?
      • A: I have the password and username set for each student. You log in using the four steps and your child will be able to show you as well. If you have any questions ask your child first and then bring the questions to me for further information.
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[GM] Together with [MK] I created such a FAQ’s list which YOU can check below, please, to get an idea:

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How Will WE Handle This Blog Post To Stay Up-To-Date?

sharing-icon[GM] Well, that isn’t THAT difficult as most would think ūüėČ As the present authors here are ALL using ===> #Curation <===, they update already THEIR curation platform. SO… WHAT more easy then ONLY present below the links to THEIR curation which is permanently updated. Same for the blogs which the authors are maintaining… Check below, please:

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Author’s Portfolio, Curation And Blogs

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[GM] Please check below to find out about WHAT the authors realized already:

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[MK] Please check below, please:

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[ICTPHMS] Please check below, please:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

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Dan KIRSCH

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The author Dan KIRSCH¬†teaches courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8 at Patrick Henry Middle School in South Dakota, USA. ¬†Students in his classes focus on Social Media, Educational Technology, and most importantly Digital Citizenship. Currently, I have the priviledge of being a member of my school district’s ICT curriculum committee. We are rewriting & updating our ICT curriculum for students 6-8 for the 2015-2016 School Year.

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You can find me also on:

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) ūüėČ

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Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas

Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas

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Collaboration and Coaching

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Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students AND YOURS

A GOOD preparation made is already the half way done! SO… Making a design on the How-To learning will give benefits for the educators AND the learners (students)! Education has since ages being behind about the How-To of “Learning” (waiting for “Research papers who come 10 years or more later…) as it still is in the mind of THEM as “Teaching” on an old fashioned manner! THE “Mind Set SHIFT” to the 21st Century is STILL NOT made by most and certainly NOT from people who have decisive power as THEY are NOT up to date with THEIR “Professional Development” who is very far behind! Check the below links, please, to find out WHAT is NEW in Education:

Below YOU will see WHAT the world needs for abilities from students in the 21st Century: use it to design YOUR course(s), please.

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5 Minds For The Future

 

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Design Thinking

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Questions You SHOULD Ask YOURSELF Before Starting-Preparation

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Tools YOU Could Use To Design The LEARNing

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Please find below my selection of tools which are easy to use:

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Below some examples which I created who might be helpful for YOU, a guide to get ideas and to see how it works…

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Using a Flowchart to design a course about ===> Digital CitizenShip <=== used in a Global Collaboration with @dpkirsch @ICTPHMS

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FlowChart-Final-Version

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Check ALSO a different way by using a ===> METRO-SUBWAY DESIGN <=== below, please.

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Using The Synthesizing Mind NOW To Integrate The Whole Course In ONLY One Image

As already said above, WE will try to follow theSynthesizing Mind” model to create OUR courses on a modern 21st Century manner. This allows us ALSO to show the course to the learners (students) even before the course(s) starts, the WHY was explained ALREADY here, please check it:

Below OUR example with the ===> METRO-SUBWAY DESIGN <===.

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Digital CitizenShip AND CyberSecurity Design-METRO

Click the above image, please, to access the article. Move YOUR mouse cursor over the image then, YOU will see “black spots” that are links to the course.

 

Below OUR example with the ===> Flowchart DESIGN <===.

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YOU can download the 3 pdf’s merged together here <===> 3 PDF’s-document_fusionne

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The above mentioned could get updated by more actually, such as: collaboration, coaching, TEAMTEACHing, etc. for 21st Century Skills (left hand bottom). In upper-right corner YOU could add as well: videos, animations, comics, Skype, Webquests, etc.

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L‚Äôauteur¬†Gust MEES¬†est¬†Formateur andragogique / p√©dagogique TIC, membre du ‚ÄúComit√© Conseil‚ÄĚ de ‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI), appel√© maintenant¬†BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Minist√®re de l‚Äô√©ducation au Luxembourg du projet¬†¬†‚ÄĚMySecureIT‚Äú, partenaire officiel du Minist√®re du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet¬†‚ÄĚCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).


The author¬†Gust MEES¬†is¬†ICT Course Instructor, ‚ÄĚMember of the Advisory Board‚ÄĚ from¬†‚ÄúLuxembourg Safer Internet‚ÄĚ (LuSI),¬†BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the¬†Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúMySecureIT‚Äú, Official Partner from the¬†Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project ‚ÄúCASES‚ÄĚ (Cyberworld¬†Awareness and¬†Security¬†Enhancement¬†Structure).

 

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International Collaboration-Tips

International Collaboration-Tips

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Collaboration and Coaching
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Introduction

This is the English version of my French blog post ===> Collaboration internationale-trucs et astuces <=== which was created in 2009. I will use this English version to create a collaboration together with other authors, where WE will bring in collaboratively OUR experiences. First author, who helped me to correct my bad English and who contributed also is Mindy KIM. You will find her contribution with the initials [MK]. Thanks Mindy.

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International Collaboration

sharing iconTips and tricks that help you with¬†international collaboration. Some bloggers create¬†different blogs, with different languages, as ‚Äč‚Äčinterest of exchange of knowledge.¬†This blog will give you tips and tricks for managing your organization, different time zones and languages, different laws, translations, support for publication, etc..
 
 

What you should know:

Some¬†bloggers¬†speaking different languages ‚Äč‚Äčhave a desire to share their knowledge in different languages, why not?¬†This is a commendable initiative that deserves to be supported by a blog offering tips and tricks to manage the transmission of knowledge in different countries and especially in different languages.

Good manners, such as greeting somebody (Hello, Hi‚Ķ) also and especially on Internet (on Internet it is disappearing almost), saying ‚ÄúThank you‚ÄĚ to somebody and ‚Äúplease‚ÄĚ are ‚Äúkeywords‚ÄĚ for showing ‚ÄúRespect‚ÄĚ to each other.

In my country (Luxembourg in Europe) we even say that those words are the ‚Äúkeys‚ÄĚ that open all the doors‚Ķ¬†

Different authors with different cultures are trying to meet and share their knowledge on a blog to break out the distances among themselves.

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It is a bit like visiting another country, you must learn about (will be complemented by links):
 
Country information, including:
  • the mentality of the locals
  • Different cultures
  • customs of the country and the¬†holidays¬†from these countries
  • Internet laws¬†from these countries
  • Etiquette (in general)
  • the time zone of the country
  • the favorite sport of the country
  • the country’s policy
  • interesting websites from these countries
  • national and regional gourmet menus
  • jealousy¬†
  • Responsibility of sharing!!! Make sure that the shared articles and links are trustful and don’t contain MALWARE!!!
  • etc..
Why do I mention things that a priori have nothing at all to do with writing (create) blogs, seems weird, right?
In fact, it’s not weird at all, on reflection.¬†As we create blogs, sooner or later we face comments, comments from bloggers, experts in¬†different countries of ours, coupled with our mentality and knowing a little information on these countries¬†helps facilitate the conversion and is also beneficial to create friendships.¬†There are no boundaries between humans when they are well informed, when they have open minds, accept different points of view, and mind their own ideas and beliefs.
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Bloggers may face in the first instance (without realizing immediately):

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  • jet lag
  • language: there are different expressions as learned in school.¬†Typical expressions of countries and we do not know and / or not well or not at all (??)
  • the mentality of the people of these countries are other than ours
  • temperament of different countries, the mentality of the country “called” the “South” is more “warm”, while the mentality of the country, “said” the “North” is “cold”, misunderstood comments may be unavoidable …
  • different¬†education
  • the educational hierarchy (my degree is higher than yours [this is also the same in our own country]
  • a different religion
  • a different policy, not all countries have democracy …
  • the living standards of people in these countries
  • the competitive spirit of a country to another (which one is better?)
  • the different characters (sympathy, antipathy)
  • etc..
  • [MK] Know how to address someone respectfully.
  • [MK] Know formal introductions in another language.

Tip:¬†in order not to face immediately problems it is to recommend not to publish in collaborative blogs on religion and politics, because everyone has their own vision …

Many factors must be considered when one is dealing with different nationalities!
To give you leads, tips and tricks, we will begin in stages, below (the) first (s) step (s).
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[MK] Knowing whether or not to speak formally or informally is important. In many countries how you address someone in conversation becomes the stepping stones to building a relationship. It can be off putting to address someone informally from another country. Formal introductions and formal language protocols are important to many cultures and are identifying factors of respect, cultural identity, and the effort of another person entering a new culture.
[MK] Ask questions when learning about another culture. Keying in on areas that help understand cultural norms, expectations, and differences are essential steps in building a foundation that strengthen the ability to collaborate. Thus, increasing, global interactions, collaboration, learning, and partnerships that propel ones Professional Learning Network.
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Ethics on the internet

book-question-markOn the Internet,¬†we users (those who use the Internet) are both a transmitter and receiver.¬†We use the internet, this¬†service¬†is¬†bi-directional¬†(two way), and¬†exposes us to interventions without borders. As a result¬†we are faced with interpersonal barriers, culture, society,¬†etc..¬†In order not to make missteps¬†it is advisable to apply¬†sincerity, traditional values ‚Äč‚Äčof honesty, courtesy, politeness, civility, fairness, integrity, confidentiality, which are the¬†foundations of human civilization¬†.

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Time Zones

clockFor time zones: the internet gives us lots of free sources (not always reliable either, download only from reliable sources!) to benefit from tools that make our lives easier.

Why is it important to know about the time zones?
[MK] You want to make sure your blogs and posts on Social Media are read by your visitors, right? ¬†You want your blogs and posts¬†on Social Media are also read by your visitors, isn’t it?¬†Then you must also know the time where your visitors are most present on WordPress or other blogging platforms and on Social Media Twitter.¬†This space of time also varies from one country to another, it is advisable to observe for a few weeks, only visiting at different times, these platforms in different countries for you to realize when it is the best time to post a blog (save the blog).¬†[MK] platforms will help you realize when it is the best time to post a blog (save the blog).
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Only after having surveyed the territory on WordPress, for example, you’ll realize that quite often (you) see a blog post every minute, even several blogs per minute.¬†So there is certainly (not the) time to publish your blog, it will be lost faster than it has been published.¬†We need a period of time when the publication of blogs is not so active so that your blog has a chance of being detected.
Or at home watches turning otherwise as in other countries, or that there are time differences up to 11 (eleven) hours, then it is important to know what time it is in these countries and which countries are visiting other WordPress platforms or other … That is why it is essential to install a free software that provides us with the different time zones.¬†One such reliable tools is free software:
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Download the software at the following URL:
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More details for the configuration and use on the developer’s website here:¬†InstantTimeZone
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World Time Buddy

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Translation Tools

sharing-iconIt is advisable to bring translation tools, because very few people (those) who arrive suddenly to will write in a different language other than their mother tongue, (will need to to be able to utilize these tools).

On the internet we can find free sources that help us in this task, but these tools are only an aid. They will not be able to translate your texts completely. Many times these translations give us a good laugh, because their translations are poor quality, but it is enough to save you from a lot of work. You take the rough translation and you adjust correctly, there is still work to do, but also savings additional work.  
 
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Below is a non-exhaustive list of translation software:
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On WordPress:

About WordPress, it is advisable to contact the   Scientific foreign co-authors or literary, which speak our language better than you own. It will help you translate your blog.  
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Online Dictionaries

book-question-markAs we write in a language other than our mother tongue it is obvious that we do not find all the words that we need to write our blog (or other document), then at that time a dictionary is welcome . Of course we also find free software on the internet, including below a non-exhaustive list:

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[MK] Consider this starting from… it is obvious that we do not find all the words that we need to write our blog…

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Grammar Online Tools

Of course we are not perfect, far from it, especially as regards the grammatical errors and misspellings. On the internet you can also find online tools where you can check your texts, below is a list:


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Different Countries, Different Units Of Measure

Online converter
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¬†Click the above image to access the “Online Converter”.
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Responsibility Of Sharing!

programmerman2[GM] When WE are sharing articles and especially links WE MUST make sure that WE don’t share MALWARE infected stuff! WE would “infect” OTHERS computer’s (smartphones) with such an action, so be aware, please. WE should learn about the basics of Cyber Security as a GOOD Digital Citizen, which is actually NOT that difficult ūüėČ Please follow my FREE courses and tutorials below, please:

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Check ALSO the screenshot below, who shows infected and malicious sites.

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Special Characters

Almost every country uses different keyboards adapted to their language, they have provisions in different keys. These provisions are key:
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  • QWERTY¬†keyboard, used in some Francophone countries (France and Belgium)
  • QWERTY¬†keyboard designed for English, a language without writing accents
  • QWERTZ¬†keyboard.
When a French¬†person/individual¬†wants to write in German, it will not automatically¬†create the¬†special characters (√ľ, √∂, √§, √ü, etc.). Available on the keyboard, same thing for a German who wants to write in French, will certainly not automatically use special characters (√©, √®, √†, √™, √Ę, etc..).¬†Unless, as in Luxembourg and Switzerland, where their multilingualism¬†/ French¬†keyboards¬†“QWERTZ”¬†version¬†Switzerland¬†is used.¬†On these keyboards there are German and French characters available on the keyboard.¬†¬†And then there are also keyboards for Greek languages, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, etc..
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Related Links:
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It is also possible, in Windows, open the¬†“Character”¬†to select characters that are not present on your computer.¬†To do this¬†(in Windows XP),¬†click¬†“Start”¬†(bottom left of the screen), followed by a click on¬†“All Programs.”¬†Then select¬†“Accessories,”¬†followed by a click on¬†“System Tools.”¬†A shortcut menu appears.¬†Select¬†“Character”.
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Under Windows7, it’s the same …
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The following screen is displayed. Choose your special character to include in your document.
At the same time you are informed about the name of the special character, and the way how you can integrate it using the¬†“Alt”¬†keys and the numeric keypad.
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In our example¬†“C CEDILLA”¬†for the name of the special character¬†and pressing the¬†“Alt”key and hold down simultaneously typing the numbers¬†“0231”¬†on the¬†numeric keypad only¬†(located to the right of your keyboard), which gives by releasing the¬†“Alt”¬†letter¬†“√ß”¬†key.
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 Authors Social Media Accounts, Connect With Them

sharing-icon[GM] Gust MEES: I am present on:

[MK] Mindy KIM: I am present on:

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Stay tuned for next blog posts¬†ūüėČ

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EDUcation-Collaboration And Coaching | The Future

EDUcation-Collaboration And Coaching | The Future

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The above logo is a “Wordle Word Clouds” and it is a FREE service. YOU may copy the above logo and use it on YOUR own blog or website by providing a link back to my blog ===>¬†https://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===.

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Top | TEAM | Why Coaching | Time Zones | Bottom

Message for The TEAM:  Mindy, Dan ===> Preparation

Please click this link first before STARTING ===> Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media <=== and/or read first the TOPIC below ===> Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media <=== where YOU will find the necessary information on ===> How To <=== work on OUR global collaboration blog, thanks to respect this.

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Introduction

The authors: actually on July 12th, 2014: Gust MEES (Administrator), Mindy KIM (Editor), Dan KIRSCH (Editor), will be represented by THEIR initials such as:

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A Reminder

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The above mentioned quote from “Albert EINSTEIN” SHOULD get to be taught to Educators, Teachers, Instructors! We, as teaching persons should remember that one on any teaching lesson, this as well as in the classroom and especially when WE publish online (website, blog, Twitter posts…).

Learn more:

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Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

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How Did This Blog Start?-The TEAM Explains

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2[GM]:¬†Well, an online friend on Social Media Twitter ===>¬†¬†<=== and ALSO a member of my ===> PLN <=== was introducing Mindy [MK] to his ===> PLN <=== (where I belong to as well) as a NEW Twitter user and asking us ALL to give Mindy a bit help as a newcomer. I did through sharing of my blog posts and curation about Twitter and the contact to Mindy became later stronger and she was willing to learn, she was asking to learn more. A very good initiative which I couldn’t refuse as I love sharing my knowledge with others. So one moment come I was explaining most of what she wanted to know over “DM” (Direct [private] Messages) on Twitter, which was working perfectly… At that moment she wanted ALSO to know more about blogging and I gave her a little help through creating a special blog about the first steps with WordPress here ===> Creating Your First Blog Post With WordPress¬†<===. That was the beginning, I will let Mindy [MK] explain more and especially her point of view below…


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Mindy KIM-122x142[MK]: I came fresh from a training, where I was the only individual from a public school system, the rest were from private/independent schools. The training was about leadership, best teaching practices, pedagogy, and technology. It was nearing the end of day two, when a guest speaker presented about technology. He had a twitter, a blog, a YouTube channel, and many other tools he utilized to reach his students as well as tools for his own professional development. Unfortunately, until then I had not given much thought into using technology as a way to further my professional development. I furiously took notes and made a “to-do” list of mini-goals I wanted to put into action when the conference was over. Later that weekend I created a twitter account. Unsure of what to expect and how it would transform my professional knowledge. Within minutes I had added the few people I knew, then my phone started buzzing with sounds of others following me thanks to ¬†===> the only person I really knew.¬† Others followed me from that first interaction. I was grateful and intrigued. The next hurdle was to create a blog. Where to start? What type of blog? Who will want to read my blog?.. and many other questions ensued. That is where [GM] came in. I had found a source where I could “unload” all the unrelenting questions that I thought about, wondered, and sought advice on. At times meekly asking questions, which transformed into deep conversations sharing thoughts and ideas.

My blogs:


Dan KIRSCH[DK] An online friend ===> @knolinfos Gust MEES and I have been collaborating on several different blog topics; such as our Learn-to-learn: Digital Citizenship blog and our Global Collaboration blog; including @eduinspirations Mindy. K. I was asked if I would want to be a part of this collaboration; in which I jump at the chance!!! The professional development and collaboration I have gained through twitter and blogging with Gust MEES, Mindy K., and Mark W. have given me the inspiration to continue my practice to become the best possible educator and life-long learner that I can be!!!¬†Through participating in twitter chats; such as the #whatisschool chat I have gained a global connection with other educators that I never thought possible. It was suggest to me to start a WordPress blog where I could continue my connections with other educators through collaboration!! I have always used edublogs as my ‚Äúmain‚ÄĚ website for my students to collaborate with one another. I never thought about starting or creating my own ‚Äúpersonal‚ÄĚ blog to continue my own learning until I was invite by Gust MEES to collaborate in a global collaboration blog. Through many direct messages through twitter I have become part of great PLN!!! I look forward to the different avenues this blog topic will take me as I continue my growth as professional educator and life-long learner!! Currently, I have the privilege of being a member of my school districts ICT Curriculum Committee. We are rewriting & updating our ICT classes for students 6-8. To view our ICT Curriculum Essential Guides ==> Click Here.¬†

My blogs:


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Collaboration Infographic

Click the above Infographic, please, to access the article.

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WHY Coaching!?

sharing-iconCoaching  is NOT YET accepted that as it SHOULD be in EDUcation, BUT it is a MUST for 21st Century EDUcation as:

        • [GM] It is a Win-Win situation between Teachers and Students (Learners)
        • [GM] It is an essential ¬†win of time, learners learn much quicker
        • [GM] There will be an atmosphere of TRUST between teachers and learners
    • [GM] Due to this TRUST, learners feel more FREE to ask questions
    • [GM] The learners learn to work in a TEAM
    • [GM] It is more exiting to learn on this way
    • [GM] The learners get motivated to learn on THEIR own pace
    • [GM] The learners are “learning to learn
    • [GM] The learners have a voice
    • [GM] The learners could be teacher and learner
    • [GM] Coaching is observing the learners: one finds out WHAT is needed from them and can adapt to ANY situation then.
    • [MK] & [DK]: add more, please, thanks
    • [MK] True collaboration takes place, give/take of information
    • [MK] Build global connections
    • [MK] Build understanding of CULTURES and COMMUNITIES
    • [MK] Connect learning¬†==> build PARTNERSHIPS
    • [MK] Establish a common language
      • [GM] The common language should be ===> Respect, Tolerance, Adapting, Empathy, Social behavior
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    • Global Collaboration¬†has allowed me to share, learn, and become a better educator, colleague, and educational professional ==> PKM!!
    • Learning through collaboration with other professionals in & out of the classroom!
    • Collaboration provides the #HowTo for ideas within the classroom as an EDUcator as well as a Professional Colleague.
    • [DK]¬†Great Article on Collaboration as a Portfolio
    • HOW TO Coaching:
        • [MK] Establish Roles as a coach==> what it means for ALL
        • [MK] Establish roles and responsibilities, what is the end GOAL?
        • [MK] Establish guidelines to develop critical thinking/critical minds
        • [MK] Establish roles within, each person should have a JOB that uses their strengths

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Coaching-mentoring

Click the above image, please, to access the article.

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[DK] Excellent infographic asking the question ==> What type of leader are you? A Leader or a Boss? The image was received via ==> @Suvisal0  on a recent twitter chat. The image is credited to ==> @sylviaduckworth 

Are you a leader or a boss?


Find below, please, WHAT skills the learners will need in the future.

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5 Minds For The Future

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By analyzing WHAT WE are doing through the “Coaching” and “Collaboration“, YOU will realize that WE could cover ALL the abilities and skills needed from the above mentioned. BTW: the above screenshot is from the book of “Howard GARDNER” ===> Five Minds For The Future <===, a book any teacher should read to understand what is needed for the future. It should be considered as required reading!

Check ALSO, please:

And check ALSO, please the below.

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Image credit ===> Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment <===

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The above mentioned “Pedagogy Assessmentisn’t THAT difficult, check below, please.

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Click the above image, please, to download it as a pdf.

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PracTICE-21st-Century-Assessment-Flowchart-Page2-screenshot

Click the above image, please, to download it as a pdf.

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PracTICE-21st-Century-Assessment-Flowchart-Page3-screenshot

Click the above image, please, to download it as pdf.

YOU can download the 3 pdf’s merged together here <===> 3 PDF’s-document_fusionne

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Innovative pedagogical practices

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Image credit ===> Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition <=== (page 4)

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I will explain in detail how WE can achieve the above mentioned tasks, it is actually NOT that difficult as most people think ūüėČ

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The How To

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START learning about:

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                      • [GM]¬†Curation about PKM (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management
                      • [GM]¬†My blog about PKM

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Learning To Learn

Heutagogy

                    • Andragogy/Heutagogy
                      • When YOU are dealing with adults and seniors, please check about Andragogy. It’s different from classroom teaching!

Heutagogy

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Awareness While Working With 21st Century Pedagogy, Tools And Social Media

programmerman2[GM] In the above mentioned sections WE discussed the possibilities of a modern pedagogy and ALSO WE presented some solutions which of course could get extended by other solutions… BUT, isn’t there something different from traditional learning? YES, WE are using NOW the internet and learning doesn’t happen anymore ONLY in school, in the ===> SchoolCocoon <===! There are NO walls anymore as the internet breaks any borders and walls, the internet is present anywhere as far as there is a possible connection. WE are living NOW in ¬†===> another world <===, a world with two faces, the virtual world and the real world, where the internet (the virtual world) and the real world are influencing each other.

Learn more:

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Understanding the internet-QUOTE-12-2014

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[GM] It isn’t enough anymore to ONLY know the pedagogy and the used 21st Century tools, also known on Twitter as “EdTech Tools“! While using the internet and services, as also tools (programs and Apps), which are connected to the internet, WE MUST accept WHAT is happening in this “virtual world“! This “Digital World” or “Virtual World” is exactly the same as in the “Real World“, there are BAD and GOOD! Actually there are a lot of dangers in the “Virtual World” where a lot of people are NOT aware about it, and there is the responsibility of Education to jump in and teach the learners about WHAT THEY have to be aware and ALSO how to protect as its BEST against: (TIP: read ONLY the text in BOLD to understand)

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Image credit ===> https://magic.piktochart.com/v/49853c8b-b418-406a-b979-0b240ca62352 <===

Check upper corner on right-hand side, there is ‚ÄúDigital Security‚ÄĚ mentioned¬†ūüėȬ†It should actually be ===>Cyber-Security¬†<===

[GM] BUT anyway, it is THE BEST explication I ever have seen about “Digital Citizenship“!!!

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Cyber Security

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The Skills

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 Image credit ===>  Transferable Skills Checklist <===

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 EdTech Tools

ruotadentata2architet01Please find below a non exhaustive list of EdTech tools which YOU can use to facilitate the tasks:

THE combination of the above mentioned is “THE MASTER KEY” to build UP a modern society through learning (learning to learn) and coaching while using ALSO connected (trough Social Media)¬†global collaboration.

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Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media

community-jpegThe authors [GM], [MK], [DK] will comment here THEIR experiences through the adventure of global collaboration which THEY experienced.

[GM] My advice (as I am used to it since ages ===> (2002-2003) <===:

Before starting such a BIG project, YES it is a BIG one as YOU are dealing with different mentalities and cultures, is to set up rules up from the beginning to avoid BIG mistakes and not necessary stress for ALL.

This is called ===> Proactive THINKing <=== BETTER to use it as as YOU could come into situations without an issue when NOT doing it and WHO wants that!?

Concerning¬†===>¬†Proactive THINKing¬†<===: most people don’t know about WHAT it is, I will explain very shortly: deep thinking on what could happen in case of to avoid it up from the beginning. YOU could ALSO say: thinking of the “Worst case” who could happen and preparing to that it would NOT happen. OR, if YOU are smart, using Psychology for that it will happen (ONLY positive things…)!¬†TIP: read ONLY the bold text to understand it quickly ūüėČ

Check ALSO these links, please, who explain about “International Collaboration”:

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Chapter 4

VERY IMPORTANT message for the TEAM.

Message for Mindy, Dan ===> Preparation

Some advice and rules:

Hi Mindy, Dan: I gave You the status “Editor” for this blog post. Please use ONLY this blog post for OUR “Collaboration and Coaching”!!! ====> EDUcation-Collaboration And Coaching | The Future¬†–¬†Private <===¬†Don’t touch anything else as when YOU are even seeing other things (my blog posts and…). ONLY THIS blog post, thanks!¬†

Here are YOUR possibilities:

I will give You some directions through messages marked in “brown“, as this text. WE will communicate this way. You do the same, please: using “brown” text for messages and questions…

If YOU think that something SHOULD get brought in MORE in this “brown” text, feel FREE to do so! BUT, then please use YOUR initials, such as [MK], [DK], thanks.

Once You have read the text, I suggest that You create an “unpublished” (Private mode) post on YOUR account where You copy the “brown” text into and save it for following and reminding ūüėČ Once done, please let me know and I will delete the “brown” text and save at new this post. So WE will have a good communication and the text will look later OK (when published “Public”) for the readers.

ALSO, so You will have saved a copy of ALL OUR interactions, which could be useful for You and YOUR LEARNers, maybe thinking of as using later that preparation for a new blog post of YOUR OWN on the #HowTo which WE could integrate also in this blog post (ONLY one link…) as part of YOUR OWN experience... It is IMPORTANT to know “THE way” on How To YOU did it for YOUR further “adventures” with OTHERS on collaboration…

 Some links who might be helpful for You:

At the bottom of this blog post You will see the keywords which WE were talking about: these will help us to NOT lose the line what WE want to do ūüėČ Feel FREE to add some new when they come out from YOUR brain…

Try first, please, to bring in YOUR insights in the mentioned ===> [MK], [DK], in “brown” text. Later You certainly will have something to suggest, which would be welcome of course. BUT, focus, please first on the mentioned ūüėČ Otherwise You could lose the topic(s) ===> advice <=== ūüėČ

A good idea might be ALSO to post sometimes Tweets about the #HowTo YOUR learning is advancing (as well as in this post), so OTHERS will get little snippets, step by step, what is happening through a such way WE are doing ūüėČ

The ===> Learning By Doing <=== is something which I have taught since 2002 already and especially with “Collaboration”, the WE is a win-win situation and the “Coaching” (NOT anymore Teaching) is a WINNER!

So, as I am the “ADMINISTRATOR”, I will be able to interact in this blog post and I will adjust some text, ideas and…

===> Please DON’T delete the “brown” text as I will do that when I think that it is necessary as “ADMINISTRATOR”, thanks! <===

One more IMPORTANT thing ===>¬†authors SHOULD wait while seeing “locked” as it means that someone else is in “EDIT” mode ;), see screenshot below, please, thanks ūüėČ

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WE are multi-authors on this blog post, so WE MUST take care of each other and being respectful. WHEN YOU see a message similar as above, please DON’T click on “Take over” as that author is actually on “EDIT” mode and doing his work, thanks! Be patient, please… OR, as I did with Mindy: I gave her a friendly “DM” (Direct Message [Private Message]) over Twitter to let her know that I MUST quickly made an additional ADD, which after finishing I will let her know when finished and THEN I go out of “EDITING”, so that she can continue with her “EDITING” again. Thanks for respecting this… And thanks to Mindy to give his “Administrator” the time to do this, appreciated.

===> WE are using the “DM” on Twitter <=== for OUR communication, learn more below:

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01Very IMPORTANT: DON’T use any code, HTML and similar in the blog!!! If YOU want so, please contact me and WE will discuss about the possibility, anyway I would check the code before!

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===> WE are neither talking about religion and politics, please, as they differ from each ones beliefs, WE respect THEM, BUT WE avoid talking about it to. <===

TIP: WHEN YOU see that someone else is in “EDIT” mode, so prepare YOUR text in a Word document (or similar) during the time that the author is editing. YOU will later ONLY need to make a copy&paste & formatting in “Justify” and YOU will lose NO time ūüėČ

Let’s GO for it ūüėČ

PS: WE will post in “Justify” as You might have found out ūüėČ I am used to that, so please follow, thanks. ALL my posts are on “Justify”, so WE have to continue like that, thanks.

Just write and format on “Justify” please, I will have a look later on #HowTo get it BETTER presented, don’t worry. Let it GO, let it FLOW… I will look on the rest, give me some TRUST, please, thanks.

======> DON’T worry about how the blog post is looking actually, I will CHANGE later. Some TOPICS need to get placed differently, coming later… First “Let it GO, let it FLOW and later the fine-tuning…

Slowly, but surely WE will go through it ūüėČ Rome wasn’t build in one day!

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Visible Learning

programmerman2The author [MK] was communicating with me [GM] over “DM” (Direct Messages) over Social MediaTwitter“, a bit like a “Chat” where WE exchanged OUR different point of views (mostly common) about collaboration and coaching. [MK] is authorized to use this “private exchange” to create a new blog on her own, where she will add ALSO her notes to document her learning and her insights

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  • [MK] My blog: ¬†http://kimmindy7.wordpress.com¬†
  • [MK] Establishing roles, responsibilities, and a common language are key. A common language allows everyone to have the same foundation in which to build upon.
  • [MK] Communicate, Communicate, Communicate ===> TRUE open communication is key. Especially when various levels of experience are at play.
    • [GM] Remember every time the letter “C” in “ICT“, which means “Communication“.
  • [MK] Immediate and constant feedback are essential.¬† Feedback helps maintain focus along with eliminating any ambiguity within the group.
  • [MK] Consider the overall purpose. Is it to educate myself, individuals, other professionals? Let that be your guide to reach the targeted audience. Uncommon language or terms is confusing and will turn your audience OFF.
  • [GM] Mindy, please report ALSO about taking a break sometimes, very important ūüėČ Thank You.¬†

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The participants (The TEAM)

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Actually on July, 10th 2014 WE are three persons working together to learn from each other through Social Media Twitter, which WE will document here to give YOU, dear readers and LEARNers, the opportunity to learn ALSO from us.

To make sure that YOU will know WHO wrote WHAT, WE will use the following:

[GM]: Gust MEES (me, the ADMINISTRATOR of this blog post)

More about me: I am a retired “ICT¬†Instructor” since January 1st, 2014. I gave courses to adults, seniors, teachers, elementary classes, as ALSO sometimes personal coaching to youth from the secondary Education. I will try to create a new blog post about my experiences over the years, who could help YOU as well. ¬†BUT I am very active on Social Media and I give FREE courses online (a constructive pastime) about EDUcation and Cyber-Security. I was a pioneer in my own country as I started already in 2002 together with my LEARNers what WE are doing here now together.

I am an ===> autodidact <===! And ALSO a ===> LifeLongLEARNing person <=== and this since more than 45 years already, always loved to learn ūüėČ

ALSO I was an awarded author on “Google Knol” during four (4) years, service who is NOW (since May 1st, 2012) discontinued and on the “Google Grave Yard“. I had about 1.4 Million page views ūüė¶ and was author of the week in 2009.

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I was working together with +/- twelve (12) different authors from around the globe, which WE NEVER met before and creating blog posts together. It was a great experience which I loved. Thus meaning, I have a lot of experience through the years which WE will use together in this blog post.  More info about me on the bottom of this blog post.

 Some of my collaborative blogs:

I am online since 1998 and I read a lot of books and mostly magazines. I am multilingual, speaking six languages and understanding eight. I am living in Luxembourg (Europe), a small country with ONLY 537k inhabitants and a population of  44.5 % of foreign nationality (2013). Thus meaning: I am used to live together with different cultures and mentalities, which is a great help when connecting on Social Media with other cultures.

More about my country Luxembourg (Europe):

My books selection (EDUcation):

I created ALSO in 2004, that was a global innovation and STILL is, a theater piece about ===> LEARNing the basics of Cyber Security through a Theater piece <===, le “Th√©√Ętre Interactiv et P√©dagogique” (T.I.P.), check below:

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[MK]: Mindy KIM

userfredericmoser01[MK]: More about me: I worked in a variety of settings. I completed my undergraduate degree with an internship at Martin Technology Academy. where I was an Odyssey of The Mind coach as well.   My first year of teaching was as Lead Preschool Teacher at Christian County Head Start, before I transferred into the public school system in Clarksville-Montgomery County. Where I taught Special Education K-1 and this year I will be a General Education Kindergarten Teacher. I try to develop my professional learning by doing and experiencing different settings within education. I went to a week-long conference at Vanderbilt where I was 1-24 chosen, making up individuals from 10 different states. I continue to volunteer my time with Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome by helping to raise money, raise awareness,  and help bring more of the surrounding community to events hosted by the organization.  I am the Morale Committee Chair at my school. The committee and I plan events to help boost morale, plan collaborative events, and to spread well-being throughout the school year. Future goals are to study leadership and education policy to better understand the demands on constraints placed on all individuals working in education and how to make the field better for all.