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

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

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

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

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

Check ALSO please:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check also, please:

 

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

Dynamic Learning

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

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

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

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

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Learn more:

For Modern EDUcation, please keep in mind the below:

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

 

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

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

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


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

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What’s the secret of success while innovating? | Motivation, Courage, Engagement, NEVER Give UP…

What’s the secret of success while innovating? | Motivation, Courage, Engagement, NEVER Give UP…

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What’s the secret of success while innovating?

I hear you screaming already: I would like to be innovative, I even have some ideas BUT I am fearing about WHAT OTHERS would say and think about!! To be honest, NEVER look about WHAT OTHERS would say, innovation is something NEW and the new will GET up from the beginning NO acceptance, apart from a few which Professional-Development is Up-To-Date, and you probably (mostly) will GET even very hard criticism because people tend for “Listening to reply and NOT for understanding”!!

 

With ICT in EDUcation and while being (nearly) Up-To-Date with your Professional-Development while you have read the most important books about Modern-EDUcation from renowned researchers and by being online and using Social Media, especially Twitter, you certainly “feel” what MUST change to give OUR students, learners, BEST EDUcation. DO SO, I am pushing you if necessary, the world needs people with courage, motivation, engagement to bring Modern-EDUcation farther!!

And I am NOT talking about tools, Apps, THEY are ONLY facilitators; THE main so-called tool is YOU!!! YOU are modeling the statues (your learners, students) from a raw piece to a Master-Piece because of YOUR talents, knowledge, experience, Up-To-Date Professional-Development. It’s YOUR talent, like in arts, YOUR creativity who sparkles over to the learners, students with YOUR motivation, engagement, passion…

IF NO effort is brought in, NO results will come out!!

 

NOW, you know the secret ingredients (it’s like cooking…) and then comes the way of the How-To, there WE need to use ALSO Social Media, especially Twitter to connect with the students, learners!! Did I say connecting with students, learners on Twitter and learning together with the whole world; an OPEN place, NOT a closed classroom!!??? Sounds strange, isn’t it!??? Well, it isn’t strange at all, as it is PracTICE for the students, learners, to GET straight in to WHAT they will get used once in the workforce. It’s actually the BEST PracTICE they can get.

 

As on January 2018 I just have seen ONE Twitter-Chat (if you know another one, let me know please…) WHERE students, learners (average age 20 years old) were involved and it comes from Canada, the University of Ottawa, run by Pierre LEVY. Please check below some screenshots from the transcript of the Twitter-Chat:

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By following that Twitter-Chat one can see and analyze THE way HOW students are thinking by bringing in THEIR Critical-Thinking, that shows their learning instantly… AND, the students use as well the <===> Twitter Moments <===> to make THEIR reflection about their learning while collecting different tweets from different persons on the Twitter-Chat <===> #UOTM18 <===> and even creating blog posts about it to reflect their learning. The moments and the blogs are made outside the <===> #SchoolCocoon (school, university…) <===> and Pierre LEVY is using this practice since 3-4 years already.

[Gust MEES] I had also already created a blog post about “Reflection” in Twitter-Chats in June 2016: Update Twitter Chats: WHAT To DO BETTER!?

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Start text from PJ CAPOSEY Making Education Meaningful

So, as I see it in we have two binary options – stay unfinished or be completely miserable. Let me explain, if we attempt to do the same things for kids in 2028 as we do today we will be woefully ineffective. Very rarely is someone who is ineffective at their job fulfilled by their job and happy in their professional life.

Okay, 2028 seems pretty far away. I challenge you to consider if it is really possible to make slight changes for eight years and then have a monumental shift in years nine and ten. Probably not. So, what’s the point?

The change in our world is constant. Our kids are different than they were ten years ago and will be vastly different ten years from now. Our communities are changing. Our world is fundamentally different and will continue to evolve. In education we must adjust to them and to our world (more importantly their world) or we are going to face becoming dangerously irrelevant.

So, as educators we have one choice. One option to stay relevant. One option to compete. One option to serve our kids with integrity. And perhaps most importantly, one option to be personally happy. That option is to stay unfinished. Embrace change. Love the grind. Have a deep, hard, introspective conversation with yourself that it is never going to be easier to be great at your job. And be okay with that realization.

And I hope – deep in my soul – that accepting the fact that it is never going to be easier energizes you. You were not put on this Earth to be average. None of us were. You have chosen to be a part of the best profession in the world. We have the opportunity to change lives every single day. It is an awesome responsibility, but an even more incredible opportunity.

End text from …PJ CAPOSEY Making Education Meaningful

Read the full article here, please:

Concerning the students, learners from P. LÉVY’s different courses, please check below about WHAT they say:

 

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By reading carefully the students, learners blog posts, tweets (Twitter posts), Twitter lists, Twitter Moments and Curation you will see HOW they can GET interested for their own learning by following ONLY a few rules to become digital citizens who know how to use the tools in a responsibility manner WITH understanding about WHAT they are talking and posting!!

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Please read ALSO my blog post:

THAT is what I call <===> Modern-EDUcation, Modern-LEARNing PracTICE!! Wishing to see OTHER EDUcators, #TEACHers to copy this 😉

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You might NOT to forget to remind, please, the below, thank you!

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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

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

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..
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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: #UOTM18, #UOKM, PKM, PLN, Social Media, #Twitter, Curation, #Blogs, Critical-Thinking, Pierre LÉVY, Intelligence collective, Collective Intelligence, Big Data, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Modern EDU, Modern LEARNing, Communication, 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check out the Blog from Twitter to know more about:

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

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

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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

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

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

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

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Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

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Tips To Become an Autodidact, Self-Directed Learner

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

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

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

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

 

For EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors; my book selection:

 

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

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

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TIP: keep the below in mind 😉

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

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Check also, please:

 

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

Dynamic Learning

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

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

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

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

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Learn more:

For Modern EDUcation, please keep in mind the below:

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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

 


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

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


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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Pitch, pitching, Blockchain, Fintech, Trusted Certificates, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto Currency, CyberSecurity, Proactive Thinking, Critical Thinking, Digital CitiZENship, Apps, Privacy, Fake News, Growth Mindset, Curation, PLN, PKM, using Creativity in EDUcation,…

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Adventures of LEARNing, HOW does it happen!?

Adventures of LEARNing, HOW does it happen!?

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Adventures of LEARNing, HOW does it happen!?

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WHY do I mention the word adventure!? Strange, isn’t it? Well LEARNing is an adventure actually as on every day one meets NEW people on Social-Media, especially on twitter, and those people, with different degree of Professional Development, with different degrees, give us to think about WHAT is happening actually on <===> Modern EDUcation <===>, well EDUcation MOSTLY is far behind about WHAT it SHOULD be, BUT there is some hope 😉

THE BIGGEST gap is to switch over from ONLY Theory to MORE PracTICE while using ICT in the courses, as ICT is based on Practice, see my blog posts below please:

THE BIGGEST barrier is STILL that EDUcators TEACHers are STILL feeling being in SUPERIOR positions <===> Hierarchy <===> and NOT on a Win-Win situation with THE students, learners, as it SHOULD be in a Modern-EDUcation!! THEY are NOT anymore THE ONES who have all the knowledge as centuries before because NOW people can ask GOOGLE and the internet to find (nearly) any content they wish!!

ALSO, through curation one follows the NEW TRENDS in LEARNing through Social-Media and one learns a LOT about it, especially when one is multilingual e.g. English, French, German from WHERE come THE BEST posts on Social Media, well Germany NOT so much YET ([Digitalisierung] far behind); the German posts I prefer are coming from Luxembourg…

There are a LOT of NEW (and probably MORE to come…) possibilities with ICT which NO ONE could actually see WHERE ALL THIS is driving to, BUT one MUST consider to follow in an EVER CHANGING world with NEW Technologies and Entrepreneurship…

WE will discuss that ALSO in my new blog post where I describe WHAT’S NEW because of ICT, stay tuned 😉 Meanwhile check please my blog posts below.

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Social Media is the driver and amplifier for NEW adventures in LEARNing

programmerman-animatedIn 21st Century Social Media plays a BIG role in Modern-EDUcation and Modern-LEARNing as everybody can learn from anyone! There are NO limits, knowledge is available on a daily and 24h/24h basis.

Once having an account on twitter, the world of NEW adventures of LEARNing will GET OPEN! YOU will get new followers from around the globe with different interests and UP to YOU as well to make some new connections!

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IF YOU are smart, you manage well your twitter account description as well to change the “egg” with your real photo, e.g. please check my twitter account information below.

 

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.SO, now when someone visits YOUR profile on twitter they know about WHAT you are interested and posting mostly. WHEN someone follows YOU, check ALSO his/her profile to know if it is worth to follow them back, don’t follow anybody!!

YOU will GET ALSO some “Likes” from persons, same procedure, check THEIR account information; see IF it is worth to follow them! THAT’S the way to find relevant information to learn from each other; THE adventure of LEARNing through Social-Media.

For more information about to work BEST with twitter, please read my blog post below:

 

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WHAT is a PLN and PKM?

Chat iconAfter a certain time being on twitter, YOU will have had build up a tribe who is following YOU and WHICH YOU follow as well; such connections are called a <===> #PLN, a “Personal [Professional] LEARNing Network” <===> with WHOM YOU exchange information, knowledge and some talking (blablabla…) as well 😉

Through this “PLN“, YOU will GET a lot of NEW stuff for LEARNing and through <===> Curation <===> of that information and articles, YOU can build up YOUR <===> #PKM, “Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management”!

Please read my blog posts below, who explains in detail:

 


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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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

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

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Keywords necessary for me to create this bog post: adventure, bus, bus stop, curse of the traveler, choice, courage, motivation, strong will to learn, Life-Long LEARNing, LEARNing2LEARN, Social Media, ICT, autodidact, Learning from each other, PLN, PKM, Curation, blogs, blogging, Face to Face, real life meeting people,learning from each other like being in a bus and discussing…, THEORY and PracTICE, Win-Win, Échange de ce qui se passe dans l’EDU et dans les Universités…, Voir la réalité, needs of the workforce and the industry…,

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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STILL following “WE have ALWAYS done it this way” OR ALREADY on Growth-Mindset!?

STILL following “WE have ALWAYS done it this way” OR ALREADY on Growth-Mindset!?

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STILL following “WE have ALWAYS done it this way” OR ALREADY on Growth-Mindset!?

Following the masses...Well, when analyzing posts from EDUcators, TEACHers from around the world on Social-Media twitter since 2009 already, I must admit (excuse-me please…) that MOST of THEM are still on a Fixed-Mindset! Very rare are those who have already adapted their mind to 21st Century Modern-EDUcation, just following the (m)asses in twitter-chats which are rigorously following one solely task <===> getting EDU-Stars <===> and using the tweets (advice, practice…) to publish books about it!!

Most of EDUcators, TEACHers are STILL on a <===> Fixed Mindset <===> acting with outdated pedagogical behavior and NOT willing to change it! THEY praise how good they are with an incredible arrogance (mostly from Germany and the US) and even are blocking OTHER educative persons as they don’t fit in their outdated scheme!!

Feedback is NOT welcome to those persons as they don’t have yet understood WHAT Social-Media is; they still think that they are in THEIR classroom AND in THEIR country and can do WHAT THEY want!! Well, that isn’t for sure the case. On Social-Media, especially on twitter, other EDUcators, TEACHers from around the globe can interact and give their feedback (if they are courageous enough…)! One posted tweet goes around the world and isn’t anymore national!! On the internet there are NO borders!!!

Learn more:

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Giving feedback the wrong way by Fixed-Mindset (with outdated pedagogical background…) is ALSO the wrong way!! WHEN one talks (post on Social-Media) one is MOSTLY interacted with adults and NOT pupils! Thus meaning: there SHOULD NOT Pedagogy to get used BUT <===> Andragogy!!! A lack of knowledge (Professional Development is a century behind…) by using ICT and Social-Media by posting that half-baked stuff is harming any professionals of EDUcation!

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ELVIS IMPERSONATORSTHOSE EDUcators, TEACHers on Social-Media WHO are leading some Twitter-Chats are doing a WRONG LEADERSHIP in the sole purpose of becoming infamous <===> EDUStars <===> and DON’T take care about the right leading way!! WHEN after four (4) OR five (5) years of running a twitter-chat one is still on the same path and didn’t come much further, one should ask WHY!!

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MOST EDUcators, TEACHers are focused on TEACHING and NOT on LEARNING; that’s already a Fixed-Mindset as in Modern-EDUcation WE are already since long on the way how students, learners can go for BETTER learning and especially on <===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <===> for <===> Life-Long LEARNing!!

Social-Media shows very well, by analyzing, WHAT’S going on in Virtual-World and ALSO shows WHERE EDUcators, TEACHers have to work hard on to become BETTER!! Using modern tools ALONE ISN’T Modern-EDUcation; it’s the Mindshift from Fixed-Mindset to Growth-Mindset first by using ALSO Modern Pedagogy!!

Learn more:

Simple BUT WRONG.

Actually (July 2017), the Growth-Mindset ISN’T YET used by MOSTLY EDUcators, TEACHers as THEY DIDN’T have read the last research books from <===> Carol DWECK <===> NOR that THEY follow any other research!! THEY choose the easy way, instead of being informed to give THE BEST EDUcation to OUR students, learners!

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Learn more:

Text below from EDUTOPIA:

5 Growth Mindset Practices

In their groundbreaking book, Professional Learning Communities at Work, Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker say it clearly when pointing out the issue that comes about when change initiatives are considered “a task to complete rather than an ongoing process.” If we really want to improve our schools, our work, and the education of our students, we can do so by adopting a new mindset — for everyone — that would include:

  1. Being humble enough to accept that there are things about ourselves and our practices that can improve
  2. Becoming part of professional teams that value constructive critique instead of criticism
  3. Treating setbacks as formative struggles within the learning process instead of summative failures
  4. Realizing the restrictive role that timelines can play in reaching high standards, and using foundational philosophies such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to map systems so that everyone’s growth is supported
  5. Create flexible grouping at all times so that nobody’s trapped in any one course level or particular type of work.

The link to the whole article:

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Technology integration as a process

As mentioned earlier, technology integration is a process that is incorporated in lesson planning. It is not about picking up an app and forcing it into teaching to make it more attractive. With pedagogy steering the process, the first step is to identify the learning objectives. Typically, the teacher will then decide on the methods and assessment tools to achieve learning objectives in a student-centered learning environment.

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

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WRONG USE OF TOOLSEDUcators, TEACHers STILL think as being pressed into a special scheme, the <===> #SchoolCocoon scheme <===> instead of thinking as <===> NO BOX <===>, nor is EDUcation in collaboration with the working-force and industry!! THAT collaboration, especially, is a MUST in the 21st Century, please check below:

It’s a fact: digital skills are now needed for most jobs. And industry is best placed to assess market needs and work-based skills gaps. The solution? Offering more training in Information and Communication Technologies, and bridging the gap between research and industry.

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 There is an interesting  twitter chat to follow, WHO goes a bit deeper in Modern-EDUcation <===> #EdChatMENA!

VERY rare are <===> Professional EDUcators, TEACHers <===> WHO are present on Social-Media twitter!! THEY are STILL a minority, in the hope that THIS will change in the next years and THAT THEY will NOT get blocked by counterfeit LEADERship from OTHERS!!! There is a need for more courage from professionals to fight this!

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

Lots of EDUcators, TEACHers show up on Social-Media with “Authority” (the control freaks…), and have NO idea about <===> Creativity <===>, NOR <===> Critical-THINKing <===> BUT showing up as THE EXPERTS on Modern-EDUcation!! I recommend THEM to read the articles below:

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

Concerning <===> Creativity <===>: WHAT’S about to put it in ALSO in blogs!? WHY EDUcators, TEACHers post nearly ONLY text!??? WHY don’t they put in blogs videos, podcasts, photos, images (Multimedia)!!? WHY don’t THEY use FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) in blogs!?? About time to get adapted to Modern EDUcation, isn’t it 😉

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

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SO, WHAT’S THE Change for EDUcators, TEACHers in Modern-EDUcation? Please read my blog posts below:

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I recommend to read the following books to understand WHAT Modern-EDUcation with modern Pedagogy is to improve the presence on Social-Media and especially to BETTER serve OUR students, learners!

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It is about time to read these books and to understand the content about it!!

WHY!??? I will give YOU a comparison: Actually on Social-Media this looks like if EDUcators, TEACHers would use Social-Media as if THEY were living in the 20th Century and using THEIR first phone!! GOT IT!??? 😉

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Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

TOO MUCH is concentrated about single actions WITHOUT a concept, nor strategy behind! FIRST step to do is to START with a concept and a strategy, in whatever country YOU live!

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Please find below some links to get new ideas:

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Find out also WHAT other countries are doing

To find out WHAT other countries are doing already who started as pioneers is probably the BEST way to get some ideas; let us have a look on Luxembourg where the Government created <===> Digital Luxembourg AND Digital4EDUcation.

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The pace of technological change is faster than ever, creating entirely new types of jobs and industries. Novel skills are required for new technologies to be used and shared. The workforce of today and tomorrow needs to be digitally savvy and enterprising. This is why the Government, together with a number of private players, work jointly on preparing current and future generations for the digital age. The Luxembourg Tech School is a project, which has been launched to train future digital leaders. Kick-starting innovative projects that benefit the country, Digital Lëtzebuerg – together with the Ministry of Education and the SCRIPT, supported the Luxembourg Tech School from day one. Discover for yourself what the 32 students of the first intake have been up to!

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Let us have ALSO a look on WHAT Finland is doing:

Instead of control, competition, stress, standardized testing, screen-based schools and loosened teacher qualifications, try warmth, collaboration, and highly professionalized, teacher-led encouragement and assessment.

At the University of Eastern Finland’s Normaalikoulu teacher training school in Joensuu, Finland, you can see Hietava’s students enjoying the cutting-edge concept of “personalized learning.”

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As a reminder:

NEVER forget about <===> ETHICS <===>, stay humble and act as <===> Professional EDUcators, TEACHers <===> THE ones WHO are ready to give THEIR students, LEARNers BEST EDUcation!! Be role models on Social Media!!

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IF YOU want to have an intelligent world and professional professions, it starts by YOU, EDUcators, TEACHers! It’s YOUR responsibility!! Please check the PIC below 😉

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Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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

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

 

 

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: GrowthMindset, Professional Development, Teacher Training, ModernEDU, Open Mind, OUT of School Cocoon Mentality, approach to PracTICE in REALWORLD, EDUcators TEACHers pride to NOT apologize for TYPO’s, EDUcators Teachers are NOT GOD’s, arrogance of EDUcators, TEACHers online, joining in to Social-Media with an outdated SchoolCocoon Mentality, using NEW Technology with an outdated mentality, NOT up-to-date ModernEDU Mentality, Hypocrisy, Text writing by inventing NEW hashtags and criticizing OTHERS to use it in blogs!!? (WHERE is THE difference!?),

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Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics

Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics

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Where to start?

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Strip-Board

I propose to work with system when WE use strip-boards; thus meaning: preparing them ALL the same way. Any electronics project will need a power supply, so WE will start with the power supply which will mostly be a 9 Volt battery. WE will use the outside strips to connect them to plus and minus and WE will ALSO provide a diode (1N4007) to protect against polarity reversal. As a newbie in electronics this might be the best way to protect you to destroy the electronic parts if + and – would get reversed 😉 With normal rectifier diodes the power supply voltage will typically drop by 0.8 volts. WE will have then ONLY 8.2 Volts which is enough in most cases.

WE will solder also a PCB-Connector (Printed Circuit Board Connector) where we can feed the strip-board with the power supply.

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SO, as WE will solder a bit, it will be also a soldering training before we start on more serious projects later 😉

Check below please how the finished project will look, which we will discuss in detail on the How-To. WE use a 100 mm x 75 mm strip-board (CONRAD 529531 – 62  for 2,19€).

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Strip-Board-Power Supply

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Necessary material

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In above image I used a 2 pin screw terminal from CONRAD (1192188 – 62) for 0,28€ and for the wire I choose from a “Wire Kit from Velleman” (60 m from different colors).

  • full core, 0.2mm²
  • colours: 5 metres : white / blue / brown / green / yellow / orange / grey / violet + 10 metres : black / red
  • external diameter: 1.4 mm
  • max. voltage: 60 V
  • max. current: 4.3 A
  • PVC insulation
  • tinned CU
  • AWG24

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To make sure to have proper bent edges; I suggest to bend the diode (1N4007) over the left-hand side shown “Wire Bender” (CONRAD 425869 – 62  at 3,29€).

 

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First start to solder the 2 pin screw terminal in the middle of the strip-board, followed by the diode (1N4007). Now measure the distance and cut the wires. For the red wire (Plus) it will be 4 cm (3 cm distance), the blue wire (Minus) will be 6 cm (5 cm distance). Take the electronics cutter and strip off o,5 cm of the insulation at each end and bend it. Put it into the holes in the strip-board and solder it. P.S.: WE will use the red wire for the Plus (+) and the blue wire for the Minus (-) of the power supply; that are internationally conventions in electronics. Sometimes for the Minus (-) is also used the black color (see 9 Volt battery clip).

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strip-board and wire lengths.

Solder the wires and cut off the stick out wire close to the soldering with the electronics cutter.

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Solder side

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Solder side

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Cutting off stick out wire

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Disconnect the upper strips from the lower

strips by breaking the copper with

a 4,5 mm HSS drill

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Selfmade stripboard cutter

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Selfmade stripboard cutter

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When WE want to start with electronics there is a little bit theory to learn as well; in electronics there are special symbols who get used in schematics. Any component (even a battery) has its own symbol. In the following tutorials and projects, WE will learn by easy step-by-step WHAT they are and HOW to make OUR PracTICE (to GET used to it…) with them. I am certainly NOT a friend of learning by heart, BUT symbols need to get learned that way to understand schematics of electronics!

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Symbols used in this tutorial: battery, resistors, LEDs and diodes…

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Battery symbols

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Diode symbols

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Resistor symbols

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LED symbols

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Strip-Board tutorial with Fritzing

Here below a small description about the How-To to work with strip-boards in general:

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After viewing the above tutorial YOU will understand. The above tutorial uses the FREE software “Fritzing” which WE will use as well in the next blog posts; you can download it here:

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Wiring and soldering on the strip-board

Here the wiring and soldering on the strip-board, as well as the parts list:

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resistor-color-chartAs You have remarked, I added ALSO a resistor and a LED (Light-Emitting Diode); the red (could also bee a green one) LED is lightning when the power supply (9 Volt battery) is connected. SO, YOU might solder the two components (330 Ohm resistor and LED) as well, not mandatory BUT it will give YOU a bit more training on soldering and alerts YOU to NOT solder when it is on!! NEVER work on whatever project with connected (switched on) power supply <===> Safety first!

WHY has the resistor a value of 330 Ohm?

In above example we used a 5 mm red LED with this characteristics: 2.25 Volt and 20 mA current (that’s the maximum values which DON’T have to become higher otherwise the LED will get destroyed) and as power supply we use a 9 Volts battery.  WE will use the “Online Calculator” to calculate the value of the resistor. First let us do some mental calculation, there WE DON’T need any calculator. WE have a 9 Volts battery and the LED will have maximum 2.25 Volts, so “9 V – 2.25 V = 6.75 V” which needs to get taken away from the LED to avoid destruction.

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THAT value of 337.5 Ohms doesn’t exist! Resistors are manufactured by following <===> In 1952 the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) decided to define the resistance and tolerance values into a norm, to ease the mass manufacturing of resistors. These are referred to as preferred values or E-series, and they are published in standard IEC 60063:1963. These standard values are also valid for other components like capacitors, inductors and Zener diodes. The preferred values for resistors were established in 1952, but the concept of the geometric series was already introduced by army engineer Renard in the 1870s.

By checking the below link, WE will see that the closest value is 330 Ohm. BTW: The symbol for “Ohm” is “Ω“; SO, we write 330 Ω. Tip: You find it in the “Special Characters” in any editing software.

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Read more http://www.resistorguide.com/resistor-values/

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In the above website is a video integrated which explains very well about the How-To of that norm, give it a try.

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framing-in-educationMY experience described in ONLY some phrases: Give the LEARNers, students (whatever age) the freedom of LEARNing without squeezing THEM into a FRAME and concentrate on guiding them as a coach by analyzing THEIR behavior and show them the How-To to become self-directed learners, autodidacts. SHOW THEM ALSO up from the beginning WHAT THE <===> LEARNing Path <===> will be with design of it and explain THEM that they could design themselves it with a short introduction on the How-To. THEY will learn the ICT-PracTICE which will help them once out of the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> to be ready for Life-Long LEARNing and to be able to adapt very quickly in the workforce! WHEN YOU show the LEARNers, students <===> WHAT the profit is for THEIR private life <===> YOU will engage them very quickly 😉 AND DON’T teach THEM more as necessary, propose them some links to go further ONLY for those who want!!

Check ALSO (Up from 11 years old, give THEM THE confidence THEY need to grow):

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WHAT’S my message and WHY did I create this blog post!?

Well, I will encourage all youth and also adults, seniors, oldies to become <===>Life-Long LEARNers <===> and staying Up-To-Date with their knowledge, especially concerning their skills in ICT, called NOW <===> #eSkills <===>! In the modern world YOU will change YOUR job probably +/- 12 times in YOUR working career, it is very rare to stay life-long in the same job and/or same company!!! SO… The workforce is looking for people with ICT skills which YOU mostly didn’t learn at school, right!? 

Bring in YOUR kids to such creative makerplaces WHERE THEY can develop (and perhaps parents as well…) THEIR creativity and GET interested in something WHICH could boost THEIR interest into ICT in their future 😉

YOU won’t have (mostly) the time to learn by visiting courses, right!? START to become Life-Long LEARNers by LEARNing on YOUR OWN pace, by becoming <===> Autodidacts <===> Self-Directed LEARNers. YOU are able to, I did it, so can YOU!? 😉

I found a job because of my ICT eSkills and I am STILL LEARNing on a daily base routine for being Up-To Date with my <===> Professional Development <===>, even being retired NOW! THE pleasure of LEARNing!

I did THE <===> ICT PracTICE <===> and THAT’S WHAT the workforce needs!!!


 Due to my eSkills I could share my knowledge AND expertise ALSO with the below mentioned as well as to a broad range of visitors from around the globe! 

Check out my blog posts:

AND check my profile below as well, at the bottom of this blog post please! 😉

 

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OHM’s Law, resistors and LEDs

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Practical Tip: LEDs are transparent, so the Cathode (Minus) looks always a bit larger as the Anode (Plus).

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When working with electronics WE need to learn a bit theory and mathematics, BUT DON’T worry, it is very easy! First of all which is mandatory, is the “OHM’s Law“. YOU DON’T need to calculate! 😉 There is an online calculator who will do the job for YOU! Click the image below please to access the online calculator and play a bit around with it to get used to it, have fun.

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Click the image please to access the online calculator

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Useful online help:

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The schematics of our project

Here below the schematics where YOU will see how the components are represented; YOU will remark that ANY component gets represented with its part number as well, apart from the battery.

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LED’s explained in German in a Video Tutorial

Please check the video tutorial below, in Deutsch:

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Print out this sheet for YOUR PracTICE

Here below THE sheet for PracTICE, ALL the necessary stuff is on it to make sure that the project will be successful. Print it out please and give it to YOUR learners, as well for YOU 😉

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Have FUN and stay tuned for the next tutorials about electronics 😉

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


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

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

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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Electronics Starter Kit for Makers

Electronics Starter Kit for Makers

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Electronics Starter Kit for Makers: What is the minimum equipment?

What is the minimum equipment and what are the costs? That’s certainly the first question you will ask. Let us have a look: in electronics we need to solder the components, a solder iron is required with its accessories. Please check below to find out in detail.

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Soldering iron kit

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CONRAD: 588332-62

Solder Wire

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9,99 €

CONRAD: 812811-62

Desoldering pump

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7,99 €

CONRAD:  588257-62

Stripboard

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CONRAD: 529531-62

Selfmade Stripboard Cutter

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8,99 € 
CONRAD: 588221-62

Wire bender for components

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CONRAD: 425869 – 62

Electronics pliers set

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CONRAD: 822910 – 62 

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Concerning the soldering iron, you have two choices: buying a normal 30 Watt soldering iron as a kit or a soldering station which is about 170 €. Up to your budget what you will buy.

Concerning the stripboard: this is ideal for prototyping of new projects.

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CONRAD order number: 400009 – 62

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Resistors have a color-code; you may buy as well for 1,99 € a help to learn to find the value of the resistors as long as you don’t know by heart the how to to know.

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WHERE can I get the equipment?

As we know now what is the equipment required we need also to find out from where we can get it. Well, we can find out if there is a local electronics store and/or buying it online.

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WHAT should I know about soldering?

Soldering is no magic, there are only some rules to follow to get a perfect soldering which are not difficult at all. You can find a great guide below, please read it.

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How and with what should I start?

I would advice you to start with electronic kits as they are delivered with a guide who provides easy to follow steps. Please find below some good addresses from where you can buy them:

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As a newbie you should buy you some books to learn the PracTICE; I recommend you to read these books (I learnt from them also…):

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What else should I care about?

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01Protect YOUR health: Hazardous solder fumes are harmful to your health!! SO, make sure to NOT put your nose over the soldering and to breath, please! NOR to have drinks on the working place and to drink during the soldering where the soldering takes place!! Be VERY carefully ALSO about on How-To handle the soldering iron; it heats up to 150°C-450°C (30 Watt / 80 Watt)!! NEVER touch the soldering iron underneath the insulating part (on the metal) as it may be ignited and you may have severe burns!!!

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DOS and DON'TS SOLDERING

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With WHATEVER tools YOU work, keep THIS in mind, please <===> Safety first!!!

I am trying to give You the THINKing behind a project (Which EVER one…) LEARNing-By-Doing, should GET done with Students, LEARNers THAT way; let THEM try out till THEY find the appropriate solution. Let THEM create a blog post about it where THEY can report about THEIR adventures and HOW THEY solved the problem for BEST… Of course with photos and with the written experience; #CriticalTHINKing and #ProactiveTHINKing will emerge 😉 As well as #PracTICE of course…

As a Coach You observe and guide THEM with “Couldn’t THERE be ANOTHER way to realize it?”; Make THEM curios about to challenge THEMSELVES for BETTER 😉 
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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


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

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Pssst, THE MOST IMPORTANT in EDUcation: understanding!!

Pssst, THE MOST IMPORTANT in EDUcation: understanding!!

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IF A, B, C aren’t understood then Z will be a disaster!!!

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First of all I won’t have a look about the How-To students do, BUT about the TEACHers, EDUcators (LEHRENDE) do on Social Media Twitter and Facebook which I am analyzing since 2009 already. THAT’S the persons in EDUcation which have THE responsibility to prepare OUR students, learners for the workingforce/labour/industry!!

Well, it’s good for THEM that there isn’t any (NOT YET) system which grades them about WHAT THEY are posting, honestly! While using so-called 21st Century tools (NO, NO, Apps aren’t included here; THEY are ONLY facilitators…) THEY are STILL on linear thinking with an outdated “OLD-Mentality”..

The NEW Pedagogy isn’t in mind; must be “Fixed-Mindset” to NOT apply it, excuse-me please!! ONLY using ICT and tools without using Up-To-Date Pedagogy is the WRONG way! 😉

There are already so many research and posts on Social Media about the NEW Pedagogy, so many books since ages from renown experts about EDUcation and the majority of EDUcators, TEACHers present on Social Media haven’t read them!!!

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I am NOT bashing EDUcators, TEACHers, BUT giving STRONG feedback and criticism if necessary; and that is why fore I created this blog post!!! I can’t see this anymore, this naivety grown in the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> and amplified through the Social Media posts from average (Mediocrity), NOT professional persons which use Social Media in the solely purpose of becoming so-called “EDU-STARS”, looking to shine with dusty titles and ONLY nice talking with NOT UP-TO-DATE Professional Development!!!

People WHO lost ETHICS and the value of the profession of <===> EDUcators, TEACHers <===> are a BIG shame for the system of EDUcation and are guiding the readers, parents, politicians, students on the WRONG path!!! YES, this is happening… 😦 Mostly those selfish persons are using the Twitter Chats to GET a maximum of followers and later to create a book with the knowledge of their PLN on twitter; they earn the money from the knowledge of OTHERS!!! Funny, isn’t it…

dunce-hat-170And those who give them feedback in the chats GET blocked, as it doesn’t fit to their “Fixed-Mindset“, that’s really EDUcation, isn’t it!!!  😦 NO, NO, I don’t say in which Twitter Chats such poor EDUcation behavior gets used, the chats itself are NOT BAD, BUT some of their moderators have special behaviors…

OLD (outdated…) EDUcation Mentality mixed together with ICT and Modern-EDUcation DOESN’T fit together!!! With an NOT Up-To-Date Professional Development they GO against ANY modern psychology and modern Pedagogy!!! THEY block OTHERS on Twitter, making a MORE BAD reputation as EDUcators, TEACHers have already!! NO wonder THAT MOST people have a BAD memory about school!!! One should think that such behavior doesn’t exist anymore, but even after 40 years I have left school it STILL is! Some (a lot actually…) Educators, Teachers act as if they were untouchable (feeling like GODS), treating adult people like pupils and DON’T use <===> Andragogy (adult learning) <===>,  they forget about WHAT Social Media is; THE word “Social” is in it!

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[START text from Edutopia] Teachers choose to humiliate students for several reasons: to gain control over them, because the teacher is desperate; to frighten other students; or because they’re over-compensating for their own lack of confidence. Some teachers actually think they have a right to humiliate a student because the student deserves it. Check THE WHY <===> Humiliation Is Never OK !!!

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change-electric-lightA quote to remember <===> I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses. [Johannes KEPLER].

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Learn from the above mentioned links, curation and DON’T make the same mistakes, please! Modern-EDUcation is “Open Mind” and accepts “Critical Thinking“, even if it is a hard one. A “Fixed Mindset” is on the WRONG place; WE are living in the 21st century and WE use a “Growth Mindset“!

WE DON’T need OLD mentality combined with 21st Century tools!! And as YOU know me, mostly a music video 😉

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Books ANY EDUcators, teachers MUST read to understand WHAT Modern Education is:

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MUST READ BOOKS

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What is the new pedagogy anyway!?

cherry-pickers-gust-meesOK, giving anybody a chance in case if THEY missed it… It’s never too late to learn about modern Education and to adjust for BETTER. The “Professional Development” as done actually in MOST countries is running FAR behind!! EDucators, Teachers are getting fed by small pieces (linear…), mostly about tools; THAT is the WRONG way!!

WHAT about understanding  the WHOLE before starting to follow trends and getting fed with cherry-picking stuff!!

I MUST say it AGAIN, excuse-me please; read the above mentioned books to know THE path YOU are going!! YOU are NOT going THIS path ALONE as YOU teach YOUR students with and through the acquired knowledge <===> take YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, please 😉

WHEN have read “5 Minds for the Future“, YOU will see THE text of below image. Keep it in mind for ANY learning and posting on Social Media, THAT’S Modern-Education!!

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

Have FUN!

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Keywords: creativity, motivation, self-learning,  autodidact, critical thinking, proactive thinking (learning from fails for the future…), engaging, competences, PracTICE skills, learning-By-Doing, learning to learn, problem solving , organization skills, team work, coaching, fun, self-esteem…
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THE of YOUR posts ISN’T measured by YOUR (dusty) title and/or diploma, BUT by YOUR <===>

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Reading without understanding and saying “I have learned” is an illusion!! GO for <===> Deep-Thinking and Deep-Learning! <===> Just find out how much YOU STILL know from YOUR “school learning“, lol 😉

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SO, HOW could understanding get amplified!??

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That’s a question which I get asked very often; BUT it isn’t actually NOT that difficult to do! ALL depends ONLY on the <===> Open Mind and knowledge about NEW Pedagogy <===> as well as THE acceptance to work together in a classroom!! WE ALL know that time is an IMPORTANT factor in Teaching AND Learning; so let us start up from there: it is a factor which WE can adjust (MOST think [really!?] that one can’t change it; time itself one can’t change, BUT the way WE employ time WE can! 😉

WHY do I mention the word “Time“!? EVER thought about on How-To people learn!? Some are learning very quickly and others need MORE time as OTHERS to understand! BUT THEY ALL have to follow THE same scheme and rhythm in EDUcation, sounds strange isn’t it 😉

Reflections and advice for BETTER

[START text from Are Distinct Disciplines and Time Blocks the Way to Go in School?We know that separating learning into discrete subjects and time blocks is not the best way to prepare kids for the real world. [END Text from Are Distinct Disciplines and Time Blocks the Way to Go in School?] Read the complete article below please:

SO, as knowing this, WOULDN’T it be BETTER to organize lessons THAT WAY: e.g. let us take history; one lesson of history about whatever subject followed by an language course (English for example…) WHICH is treating exactly the same knowledge by teaching vocabulary, history parts (snippets) about what was taught in previous lesson and later the learners, students would get asked to create a blog post about it and to make ALSO some curation about the treated topic!?.

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time, team-teaching, team-learning, students as teachers, put students in the driver seat, critical-thinking a MUST, Open Mind discussions in the School Cocoon AND on Social Media, …

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


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

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