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SID2017: Safer Internet Day 2017-Participation

SID2017: Safer Internet Day 2017-Participation

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We are ALL responsible for the internet

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Safer Internet Day 2017 – Save the date!.

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 2017 will be celebrated on Tuesday 07 February 2017, with the strapline of ===> „Be the change: unite for a better internet“ <=== following the success of last year’s campaign.

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

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Learning IT-Security

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My participation for the SID2017

programmerman-animatedWHAT is special this year with my participation on SID2017

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 #SID2017 in Luxembourg/Europe.

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

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Cyber-security – a shared responsibility

========> Cyber-security – a shared responsibility <=======

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Cyber-Security is a shared responsibilityWE 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 “Safer Internet Day” 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 SID2017 with my FREE courses here:

My English contributions:

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My German contributions:

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My French contributions:

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and also with my curation here:

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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 SID2017 on their blogs and/or websites :)

Where can I get the banners?

 

People who are on Twitter may use the hashtag #SID2017 to promote that Event, thanks for Helping to make the Internet a more secure place!

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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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Reflections on a professional STRATEGY for eSkills-eLeadership

Reflections on a professional STRATEGY for eSkills-eLeadership

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WHICH Strategy could WE use for professional eLeadership and eSkills!?

Well, giving pedagogical and andragocical (Adult Learning) courses since 2002 and being a Life-Long Learning person and interested (and experienced…) in resolving problems and finding NEW ways for BETTER Learning, here below my thoughts, ideas and strategy for a professional approach for #eLeadership and #eSkills. As YOU might have found out, anything starting WITH a prefix such as “e”; e.g. #eSkills comes from the EU. Let us talk first about the vision that the EU has about #eSkills:

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Manifesto: get an overview of challenges & opportunities outlined by experts .

[Start text from the MANIFESTO 2015] Much has been written about the digital skills gap and whether Europe is falling behind in the race for digital talent. After some spectacular declines in ICT education enrollments and graduate numbers in the first years of the new millennium, the European Commission developed a long-term e-skills strategy to reverse the worrying trend. Now, and since 2010, the number of ICT students is growing again. The good news today is that there are signs that the rate of growth is quicker than expected. [END text from the MANIFESTO 2015].

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Related articles:

Check ALSO on Social Media Twitter <===> #eSkills

First of ALL, to make THIS clear: THERE are more than one actor(s), NOT ONLY EDucation as MOST people would probably think!!! There are (and NEW possibilities as well…):

  • Education (which has a primordial role to play and a HARD task to propose courses on a VERY quick way…)
  • Life-Long Learning activities proposed by the Government(s)
  • And WHAT about #autodidacts, self-learning persons!?
  • And WHAT about the Learning on the workplaces itself!?
  • Private life: Tailored courses at home from professional instructors…
  • Professional instructors giving tailored courses about #eSkills around the country to form more professional instructors to give those tailored #eSkills courses to others:  I remember #eLuxembourg WHO initiated the “Internetstuffen” in Luxembourg; a similar action could get taken!
    • Let us call THEM <===> eSkills Key Instuctors!

On a deeper view (#DeepTHINKing) ALL the mentioned actors mentioned above MUST work together to reach that ambitious goal! THUS meaning, anybody SHOULD have the rights AND the possibility to contribute for any countries <===> #eLEADERship <===> run through #eSkills competency! Well, this said I recommend a national website about <===> #eSkills and #eLEADERship <===> with a forum (discussion board…) as well as a discussion on the professional network <===> LinkedIn <===>.

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WHAT is done in Luxembourg?

Here below what I know so far:

 

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WHAT are eSkills actually!???

eSkills is an action-call from the EU to make people, especially workers/employees stronger in and with the use of ICT to be competitive on the world market! THIS said, WE MUST look first on WHAT the workforce needs from skills from students/workers/employees, let us have a look:

Based on the above I created a concept:

THAT concept is mostly based on the <===> Synthesizing Mind <===> from Howard GARDNER.

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

 

I recommend YOU to read the following books in this order:

  1. 5 Minds for the Future (Howard GARDNER)
  2. FOUR-DIMENSIONAL EDUCATION
  3. The App Generation

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MUST READ BOOKS

 

These mentioned books are THE ONES who were guiding me in my Learning and believe me, THEY will change THE way how you are seeing EDUcation, and they will certainly make you moving for action! Action in and about <===> ModernEDU!

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WHAT is Leadership actually and WHAT SHOULD it be in 21st Century!?

WE can’t ANYMORE relay on OLD Leadership as NOW WE have two different worlds: The Real-World and THE Virtual-World WHICH are influencing each other! Leadership needs to GET changed and WE have to adapt to it!

Leadership-Business Time-Global[START text from Business Time Zone Global Info] The architect leader knows that the ability to create a nourishing and challenging environment for people to grow in is more important than any technical skill she can possess.

Continuous Improvement – The leader of tomorrow will regularly challenge old beliefs and be passionate about learning and about applying that learning in the real world. She will often ask my favorite question “Who is doing something differently then I am and what can I learn from them?”

The New Leader is Authentic. How and who you are is just as important as what you know! Hold yourself to the highest standards – don’t talk the talk unless you are prepared to walk the walk. Don’t expect of others what you don’t expect from your self. Be real, tell the truth. The leaders that are the most revered are those that let the light of who they are shine through in all they do. They are honest, forthright and clear.

Coach/Facilitator – A leader needs to be a coach not a commander. He needs to hold space open for things to happen. It is said that when leaders do their job properly people believe they have done it themselves. Leaders are there to help people see things from a different perspective, to provide questions that encourage learning and to help turn work experiences into learning experiences.

Our new leader is a Visionary. It’s clearly documented that visionary leaders are successful at mobilizing human potential. A vision provides focus. It’s a tool for aligning energy. Clear vision and purpose provide people with a framework from which to make decisions, it organizes action and effort. [END text from Business Time Zone Global Info]

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Social Media and its influence and the “Digital Intelligence”

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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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.

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SO, with my proposed concept <===> LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept <===> WHAT are THE skills that Students, learners will acquire!?

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programmerman-animatedWHAT will the students, learners acquire as skills with my <===> LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept:

this would be possible! 

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Let us talk ALSO about Soft skills

Let us talk ALSO about Soft skills (see PIC and ALSO the link, please):

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SOFTSKILLS

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Let us talk ALSO about “Professional Learning”

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

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Professional Learning

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WHAT else should WE consider!?

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Well, seriously, I think WE should consider the following as well:

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Author’s Social Media Accounts, Connect With Me

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

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Well, with the above mentioned WE would have a very strong plan and concept to elaborate for further the #eSkills #eLeadership strategy, isn’t it!? 😉 More ideas, welcome!

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Flowchart, ThingLink, meetings on eSkills, Luxembourg, Education strategy Luxembourg, ICT, Social Media, curation, PLN, PKM, Life-Long Learning, needs of workforce, Synthesizing Mind, creativity, Collective Intelligence, WEQ, EQ, Emotional Intelligence, LEARNing To LEARN, LEARNing By Doing,

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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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WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!?

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!?

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WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? OR, WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!?

That are actually questions which I get asked very often from people and where I could ask ONLY the first one! WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? Well, there is one well renown person WHO explains it BEST in my opinion, and that is Howard GARDNER. Please check the picture below to understand.

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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When YOU have a closer look than YOU will realize that the <===> Synthesizing Mind <===> is THE major skill needed! I use it since ages in my courses and with a big success! Actually ALL my blogs and blog posts are based on it.

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HOW Can WE Create OUR Courses Based On The Synthesizing Mind!?

Please check my Flowcharts below:

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programmerman-animatedFacts to consider and advice:

YOU SHOULD explain that to YOUR LEARNers by designing the courses and tell THEM that they shouldn’t fear, that they should tell YOU when being in trouble, YOU should tell them that YOU take ALL the necessary time so that THEY will understand it, YOU should encourage them at any moment so that they will find the pleasure to LEARN 😉 YOU SHOULD use Empathy, observing them and find out WHO are those who are shy; the ones WHO won’t tell you when there is a problem. YOU SHOULD interact with them, looking over their shoulders and finding out WHERE the problem is.

That is the hardest part BUT the MOST IMPORTANT one as when they understood that they could find confidence in YOU, then they will advance in their LEARNing, THEY NEED confidence in YOU and in THEMSELVES!

Thus meaning: make the LEARNing individual! Take care of each person till they have understood it. It is like <===> differentiated instruction <===> EDUcation, BUT more coaching than teaching. In one phrase, differentiated instruction is primarily suiting instructional means to meet individual learning needs.

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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Learn more from my previous posts <===> Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas and from <===> PracTICE examples <===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=PracTICE <===.

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How Are Leading Countries In EDUcation Implement This!?

Well, when WE talk about leading countries in EDUcation MOST think certainly about Finland in Europe, which is true! BUT, there are ALSO other countries worth to have a look on it and to learn from them, as well as Luxembourg in Europe who is starting its NEW EDUReform in September 2015! I will present YOU my favorites below from WHOM I learned a lot online:

Let us talk ALSO about the initiative of the European Commission <===> eSkills For Jobs 2015 <===> Learn more:

Check out ALSO YOUR competencies by trying the below quiz:

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 THE Newcomer Luxembourg In Europe

Luxembourg WHO wants to build on as being THE country for ICT related companies made BIG efforts and is on its GOOD way to realize this as finally it has done its EDUReform WHO fits these needs, check below please.

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WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!?

Well, there is certainly no one WHO could answer that question! One can ONLY speculate about it: there will certainly be a lot of jobs who will be created because of Social Media, Internet of Things and Cyber Security; some certainly also from the MakerED industry an I guess that (my prediction) that the Cyber Hygiene sector would become the future jobs market as well! WHY in Cyber Hygiene!? WHAT is Cyber Hygiene anyway!?

As Cybercrime as also Cyberespionage, so as privacy problems will certainly NOT going away, it is important if not a MUST that the employees of companies are well trained about those risks! There is certainly a big market in training employees.

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CyberHygiene

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DON’T take apart Privacy, Internet Safety AND Cyber Security as THEY are part of a WHOLE, called <===> Digital CitiZENship <===> Learning To Learn!

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Tweet: DON’T take apart #Privacy #InternetSafety #CyberSurity as THEY ARE part of a WHOLE, called <==> #DigitalCitiZENship <==>!!! #LEARNing2LEARN

 

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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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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

 

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post (preparation / brain storming): eSkills, eLeadership, Howard GARDNER, Synthesizing Mind, Community Manager, Social Media, jobs related to Social Media, programmer, ICT Cyber Security specialists, Apps programmers, designing courses, blogging, blogs, curation,

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DO’S And DONT’S | Adapting To 21st Century EDUcation

DO’S And DONT’S | Adapting To 21st Century EDUcation

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THE Reality

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Detail of Edvard Munch’s 1895 “The Scream.” (Courtesy Sotheby’s)

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I hear most screaming ALREADY, WE are ONLY on EDUcation 1.0, or EDUcation 2.0 and starting to LEARN; EDUcation 3.0 is foreseen in the next years!!! Give us the time to LEARN!!! Well, WE are ALREADY on EDUcation 4.0, did YOU know THAT!? SO… it might be GOOD to START learning straight off NOW about EDUcation 4.0 as the LOWER versions (EDUcation 3.0) are ALREADY included, isn’t it!?

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Some Reminders First!

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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…).

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Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

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 SO… WHAT’S EDUcation4.0?

Challenges of future learning and teaching-2014

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SO… WHAT’S EDUcation4.0? OR at least WHAT SHOULD it be!? I advocate and I (try to) PUSH a transparent <===> #LEARNing and #LEARNingToLEARN through #PracTICE by #LEARNingByDoing <===> as students, learners need to first of ALL to know WHAT and WHY they need to learn that special topic. Transparency is a MUST in 21st Century: tell the learners, students THEIR <===> #LEARNingPath, it is their right to know it <===>, make it visual by designing the course so that they can see it and experiment around with it, they will learn EVEN before the course(s) start, which in my opinion is GOOD, just be prepared about that. As more they know about it before it even starts as better it is, be wise and calculate that to create groups where they exchange the already known with others who don’t know it yet; make THEM ALSO teachers who share THEIR knowledge. Let it GO, let it FLOW, make it a win-win situation. Let THEM take THEIR responsibility about LEARNing whereby YOU as teachers, educators, instructors are the coach WHO guides THEM through the <===> learning process<===.

Create a <===> ThingLink <===> LEARNingPath Design <===> where ALL your learning steps are included, e.g. <===> Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas <===.

Mention ALSO, probably the most important WHAT skills they will learn about AND WHAT is THE benefit for THEM!!! YOU will create a <===> success course(s) <===> isn’t that WHAT YOU WANT!?

Check below, please, to find an example of a designed course for <===> Digital CitiZENship <===

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Learn more about design:

As YOU will probably have found out, it is about <===> PracTICE and student centered <===>! WHY!? Well, WE are living in the 21st Century and life has changed, the role of EDUcators and Teachers has changed ALSO! NOW it is the students, learner who will come MORE in the focus as the OLD known TEACHING is OUT, it is NOW about <===> TEACHINg about <===> LEARNing To LEARN <===> where the teaching persons act as a Coach who guide THEIR LEARNers to become independent <===> Life-Long LEARNers <===!

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Chat iconCreate a FAQ’s list together with the learners, students WHICH THEY decide about the FAQ’s. Give THEM a double task job; creating the FAQ’s AND let THEM make curation ALSO about it, and WHY NOT, let THEM create a <===> ThingLink <===> ALSO where THEY integrate THEIR LEARNing into it. AND if enough time and/or as creative homework let THEM create ALSO some comics (optional) about the <===> How-To <===> 😉 AND don’t forget please: ask THEM if there is something which THEY have seen what is in there interest and if possible learn about it and share it with THEM, so THEY will learn it and will be happy 😉

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As most of YOU know me, I love to integrate sometimes videos, here we go.

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Learn more:

Together with @ICTPHMS WE have created some examples with ICT PracTICE, on a Global-Collaboration, please check below for inspiration:

In preparation: FlowChart to create by Gust MEES


WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? OR, WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!?

That are actually questions which I get asked very often from people and where I could ask ONLY the first one! WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? Well, there is one well renown personWHO explains it BEST in my opinion, and that is Howard GARDNER. Please check the picture below to understand.

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When YOU have a closer look than YOU will realize that the <===> Synthesizing Mind <===> is THE major skill needed! I use it since ages in my courses and with a big success! Actually ALL my blogs and blog posts are based on it.

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Learn more from my NEW blog post below, please:


DO’S And DON’TS

WHEN YOU post on Social Media (Twitter, Facebook and…), please post so THAT everybody could understand it, YOUR messages, posts, blog posts, are getting ALSO read by an audience WHO is OUTSIDE the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===>! Check below, please as a GOOD reminder 😉

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Build TRUST and CREDIBILITY-Frank SONNENBERG-2015

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

As YOU could see, I highlighted some, WHY!? Well, remembering WHAT was done WRONG during my study time, I MUST show these as they are STILL the ones WHO DON’T get respected by teaching persons!

Learn more:

[GM] Remind about WHAT is shown in my quote in the PIC, please 😉

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Social Media DON’TS

sharing iconAs the name says it already, it is about <===> SOCIAL <===>, so stay social, please. When using a “Twitter Chat” YOU are not alone, YOU will receive posts from OTHERS who are sharing stuff which could be of interest to YOU AND YOUR audience. YOU are NOT alone, DON’T forget this, please. YOU are, once connected to the internet, part of a global community. Everybody can take part in YOUR chat from around the globe, so posts (Tweets) will be visible in YOUR chats, that is called: Tweets in the stream.

Visible Thinking: see it as if YOU read a Newspaper, YOU won’t read everything as not ALL of interest to YOU, do the same when reading the Tweets, read what is of interest, BUT DON’T block persons who are sharing, NOR “Mute” persons, that is NOT SOCIAL! Accept to be social and follow the above advice, if YOU can’t then it would be better to create a “Forum” where YOU could stay alone with ONLY the people you want to be together, BUT that is “Middle Agesmentality 😉

Sounds hard!? If so, please check if YOU have a fixed mindset and/or how-to get a growth mindset, YOU want to adapt to 21st Century, isn’t it?:

Learn more about Twitter Chats:

Please check the video below, who explains WHAT Social Media is.

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Social Media DO’S

Using “Social MediaTwitter is a great way for connecting educators, teachers and for sharing their practices. Through Tweets (posts are called so) they can connect together and build a <===> Personal [Professional] LEARNing Network <===> a PLN. Through this PLN, educators, teachers and students will amplify their knowledge, they can build themselves a <===> Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management <===>, a PKM.

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DO’S In Teaching OR Let Us Say BETTER Learning Through PracTICE

Learning By Doing is the 21st Century mantra…

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[GM] My experience over 12 years (up from 2002), benefits which I encountered for students, learners: I prepared every time a visual for my learners to show THEM WHAT they will learn and how WE would learn this together, any station of the <===> Learning Path <===> got explained, so they knew at any moment WHERE they were in their <===> Learning Process <===. Thus meaning: I designed the course as shown above (with different tools [as facilitators] as possible today…). Already 12 years ago 😉

WHAT did the learners, students benefit and HOW were they feeling? 

Students and learners, especially adults and seniors (Andragogy), prefer working actively <===> Learning By Doing, PracTICE <===> as THEY are NOT really friends of THEORY! SO they were feeling much more FREE as they could act on their own, experimenting around, making some mistakes and learning from them. They learned more quickly as a result, once the mistakes transformed into positive thinking by NO fear anymore to try out NEW things, they were using their gained knowledge at home to learn on their own for their own PracTICE. They have a <===> profit <===> for their private life, so they love it to learn that way as it is useful! 

WHAT are the skills Educators, Teachers should learn to master and teach the students!?

Well, some say that this is very difficult to find out!? Actually it isn’t at all. Let me explain, please. The MOST IMPORTANT, as mentioned already above is to find WHAT could be of interest to the learners, students, the benefit for them for their private life as well as the skills the workforce needs! And in this case WHAT I propose to YOU will be benefit for both!

These skills are concerned about:

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Skills by Learning-By-Doing

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Concerning feedback: ALL of my proposed courses (already in 2002-2003) had (A MUST) to be evaluated by its course participants, this through an online formular to evaluate THE quality of my courses! This was a rule which I brought in myself to guarantee a consistent quality in my courses. Here below (let me brag a bit) one (I have the permission of the person to publish it) feedback who is more worth than a diploma for me. The students, learners opinion is the mirror about WHAT WE have taught them! PS: the below mentioned document is framed and displayed in my private (at home) office, so that I can see it each day to remember me to maintain the same quality. If being once in doubt (yes, that happens also sometimes, nobody is perfect…) I have a look back again on it and it gives me the force to continue again…

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The above text is in French, if YOU are NOT used to the language of Molière please check this App with whom YOU can translate, actually very useful when visiting other countries then yours 😉

Translation Apps:

A bit of the whole story about the above reference: When I started to give courses in 2002 about ICT and the use in EDUcation, there was NOTHING where I could have copied something, nor references! I had to start from scratch!!! At that time I spent +/- 30 hours for one (1) hour course giving!!! I was reading books to find out about pedagogy with ICT, here my list <===> 21st Century Learning and Teaching: Multilingual Books Recommendations <===>

SO ALSO, I didn’t know the person mentioned in above reference (too much occupied to give BEST possible course…), it is ONLY after the course when I was reading his evaluation that I asked him; he was a retired “Director of differentiated EDUcation” (just 3 months retired as far as I can remember) with a “Doctorat in EDUcation Sciences“, I was perplex at first moment, YOU can imagine; getting such a brilliant evaluation from someone with such a reputation and education. I am very grateful to him for that, it is STILL my <===> Leitfaden <===> for my daily tasks to keep up my professional way!

Learn more:

3 PDF merged together…

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Check ALSO and especially the Finnish School Model:

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Check ALSO, my recommendation, this article from Jackie GERSTEIN, please.

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Please check ALSO the video below, a MUST watch!!!

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Universal skills for learners-Jackie GERSTEIN-2014

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Check also @ICTPHMS recommendation for Teacher’s Who Use Technology via ==> TeachThought (twitter). 

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Co-author and my Global-Collaboration colleague Dan KIRSCH from @ICTPHMS will tell YOU a bit more about his own experiences about ICT PracTICE and <==> LEARNing By Doing <===>, check below please.

[DK] Dan, Your experience with students in here, please, thanks.

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NEW Ways For LEARNing Through Social Media-Possibilities

In preparation: <===> Customizing LEARNing, get #LEARNers AND parents interested into LEARNing: Storify of Tweets, use Marking App to localize read articles (Organization), learning through and with Twitter…

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[DK] During a recent twitter chat came across this infographic “Top Ten Tech Tips For Teachers” (above) excellent resource on the DO’s for teaching in the 21st Century!! The image is credited to ==> Kasey Bell.

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Check ALL YOUR links once posted on Social Media AND on YOUR blogs!

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post (my preparation): blogs, longer texts allowed in blogs as said by EDU, creativity not used, media use in blogs NOT used, infographics about blogs usage and standards from professionals, Collaboration, Global Collaboration, coaching, autodidact self-driven learning, learning on own pace, designing courses, TEAM teaching, ===> I know <===, NO PracTICE experience, BUT I know :(((, NAIVETY, ONLY positive without showing the reverse of the medal, MakerED, Maker Spaces, Coding, RESPONSIBILITY, LITERACY, MEDIA LITERACY, DO’S and DON’TS, LESS THEORY BUT MORE PracTICE,

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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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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 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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You can find me also on:

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How Will The World Look In The Near Future Because Of ICT | OUR New Habits | Awareness For CyberSecurity

How Will The World Look In The Near Future Because Of ICT | OUR New Habits | Awareness For CyberSecurity

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ICT, Internet, Internet Of Things, Internet Of Everything, Wearables And WiFi Change OUR Habits

programmerman-animatedWE are living in a very quick changing world as the internet opens NEW possibilities, NOT ONLY for searching and publishing. WE are talking actually a lot about the ===> Internet of Things, Internet of Everything <=== whereby a lot of people have it already at home without knowing WHAT it actually is! So, does ALSO EDUcation which need to adapt to it as the internet is a common right for anyone. EDUcation is STILL looking on the How-To to implement it for LEARNing and TEACHing and (like usual…) struggling and behind that evolution, an evolution that is NOT temporary but will certainly go much further when one is watching on each day (thanks to the internet) the NEW discoveries, new technology, new materials based on Nano-Technology. WHAT was true YESTERDAY isn’t anymore TODAY! Therefore it is important, actually a MUST, that in EDUcation the students, learners, will get prepared for the (not so anymore unknown) near future, they MUST get prepared for ===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <===, to be able to adapt their knowledge by daily routines, they will become ===> Life-Long-LEARNing <=== persons!

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SO, WHAT Are The NEW Habits?

Well, there is WiFi nearly everywhere NOW, isn’t it? And WiFi is FREE in most places, right? AND nearly everybody has a Smartphone, right? SO, thus meaning: when people talk to each other (WHEN NOT using their Smartphones…) it happens sometimes (OR often…) that the persons are asking questions which couldn’t get answered instantly, so… opening the browser on the Smartphone, searching and finding it, as well as maybe sending that answer to the talking partner through the internet to get visible on their Smartphone. Got it?

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AND the NEW trend to use wearables who communicate to each other by using “Bluetooth” and/or an internet connection? WE spend a lot of time by watching and using OUR NEW toys (wearables, Smartphones, tablets…), is there a NEW message on Facebook, on Twitter, on any other Social Media…? A lot of people (if NOT MOST…) are already on dependency! Ask THEM WHAT they would do without THEIR so loved toys and without the internet!?

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Click the above image, please, to access the video and enjoy while <===> Deep-THINKing on it as well 😉

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SO… YOU might have understood already, WE are using the internet nearly for everything in our days AND WE are sharing a lot, thus meaning: Are WE aware of WHAT WE are sharing? Is the shared NOT infected with Malware!? How many of OUR Privacy are WE sharing!? WHAT happens with infected computers, tablets, wearables, and Smartphones!? WHAT’S the reason for WHY WE get nearly any service for FREE!? Aren’t WE getting too paranoid about CyberSecurity!? Aren’t WE NOT too naif while using technology without understanding it!?

A lot of questions, isn’t it!? AND there is a reason why fore, check below, please:

This implies ALSO to OUR way of THINKing about the technology and ICT, WE MUST develop a sense of Awareness for CyberSecurity and Privacy! ===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <===

« Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. » Aristotle

YOU are STILL feeling YOUNG, aren’t YOU 😉

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HOW Could This Be Taught?

Well, it is actually NOT THAT difficult at all. Parents can start this with their kids in a very early age and EDUcation can start it ALSO up from primary school; it’s ONLY a question of ===> GOOD WILL <=== 😉

I encourage YOU to read my following blog posts to find out…

For parents and young kids:

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For EDUcation, EDUcators and TEACHers:

 


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😉

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Click the above image, please, where YOU will get directed to the interactive image.

 

I have a NEW blog post in preparation who shows YOU how to convince persons about the MUST of LEARNing the basics of CyberSecurity and Digital CitizenShip, which I will post later (when finished) also in this blog post, stay tuned 😉

Here it is:

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

 

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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Keywords necessary for me (as a reminder) to create this blog post: WiFi everywhere, discussions in cafés, Pubs, meetings etc, searching on the internet when not knowing, Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, Privacy, CyberSecurity, Digital CitizenShip, LEARNing To Learn to be prepared for the (NOT so anymore) unknown, Apple watch, wearables, dependency, PIC from Einstein, sharing, sharing with infected devices,

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LEARNing To LEARN | Preparation For BETTER Learning | How To?

LEARNing To LEARN | Preparation For BETTER Learning | How To?

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LEARNing To LEARN-Where To Start!?

In previous posts WE were discussing about the design of LEARNing for ===> DigitalCitizenShip <===, the different possibilities. Now WE will see about the How-To on where to start, my advice by PracTICE. Let us remember what was taught on previous posts.

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Let us ALSO remember the MOST important, see below, please.

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SO, NOW where to start?

WE will use the following design to make sure to NOT FORGET something. The main topics are ===> Proactive THINKing <=== together with ===> Critical THINKing <=== AND ===> CyberSecurity <===. Remember the word ===> together <===, as it is part of an effective and efficient 21st Century EDUcation! More text explaining…+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

French (Français): Danger connu est danger vaincu ! Mieux vaut prévoir que valoir ! Un enfant averti en vaut deux. English: Forewarned is Forearmed! Deutsch (German): Gefahr erkannt is Gefahr gebannt! Vorsicht heisst die Mutter der Porzellankiste!  

« Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. » Aristotle

YOU are STILL feeling YOUNG, aren’t YOU 😉

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In ONLY ONE course YOU will LEARN about WHAT YOU need for 21st Century EDUcation, the way on How-To by using PracTICE, of course YOU will need to UPDATE as certainly there will be NEW techniques evolving 😉 ===> Professional Development <===.

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By applying the here learned, YOU will know THE way for ===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <=== and being able to forward it to YOUR LEARNers.

In ONLY ONE course YOU will LEARN about WHAT YOU need for 21st Century EDUcation, the way on How-To by using PracTICE. WHEN getting used about the mentioned PracTICEs YOU can apply THEM on each course(s) YOU give…

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programmerman-animatedALL the above in the design Flowchart will get used for the LEARNing about ===> DigitalCitiZENship <===.

My advice is to start first with OUR AND OTHERS protection (Proactive THINKing AND CyberSecurity) as WE need to stay secure  and safe before WE surf the world wide web, OR as one can say actually now the ===> wild wild web <===. It’s similar to sex, first the condom before the action 😉 OR first the vaccine before traveling to countries where WE know that there are serious risks to get infected! 

WE will use my FREE courses below, it’s 100% PracTICE:

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sharing-iconSecond would be the curation and I suggest the following topics:

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Lots of stuff I learned.

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WHY is curation so IMPORTANT!? Through curation YOU will build YOUR ===> “PKM” (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management <===, check below, please for deeper LEARNing:

Thus meaning, through curation and by having build YOUR OWN PKM, YOU have created YOUR OWN database corresponding to YOUR way of LEARNing, YOUR choice of resources!

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THE above mentioned are NOT ONLY promises, it is working well as it was made in PracTICE ALSO by @ICTPHMS, Mr. Dan KIRSCH. See ALSO OUR ===> Global-Collaboration <=== below, please:

The students (LEARNers) will acquire the following eSkills:

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PracTICE TIP

LEARNing from websites without having an internet connection:

Thought that YOU can’t access websites without an internet connection? THINK twice 😉

HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.

It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.

Personal TIP: I used it to copy my online courses onto a USB-Stick, SO even when during a course there isn’t any internet connection (YES, that can happen…) YOU have every time YOUR backed-up version 😉 NO break of the courses!

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students-workforceAND there are also the “Apps“, BUT don’t forget that THEY are ONLY facilitators, they are NOT the change in 21st Century EDUcation; THE change is applying the pedagogy and the 21st Century techniques together. In 21st Century EDUcation it is NOT anymore about the teaching, BUT about the LEARNing and the ===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <=== to give OUR LEARNers, students the necessary knowledge and skills for a ===> Life-Long-LEARNing <=== Once out of school THEY will need constantly to learn to adapt to a very quick changing world!

I suggest to make ===> Coaching <=== with YOUR LEARNers, students where YOU walk through the rows in the classroom by observing THEM and to interact with them ONLY when they need it, learn together with them and create a ===> win-win situation <===, NO hierarchy, BUT a trustful partnership with them. I have done this since 2002 and it works perfect, best results! Find out more below:

In the above mentioned links YOU will see how WE learned together in OUR ===> Global Collaboration Blog <=== by ===> Coaching <=== through using the “DM” (Direct Messages) from Twitter, YES WE used Twitter, it works perfect 😉 The same as WE used OUR blogs to communicate and to show OUR LEARNing to others, so that THEY could learn also from us.

Check ALSO the image below and read the “HORIZON REPORT: “2014 Higher EDUcation Edition“:

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Click the above image, please, to access the “Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education Technology Adoption” in pdf.

YOU certainly will get a NEW view about modern EDUcation 😉

Here some useful links:

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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).

Keywords as a reminder for me to realize this blog post: adding different digcit courses (Common Sense, etc) to the above, curation, PLN, PKM, Social, Social Media, Collaboration, coaching, sharing, Learning from each other, catalyst, amplifying learning, quicker learning, accelerated learning, better learning,

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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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?

Please check the below picture, who explains 😉

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I will let “Dan KIRSCH” explain to YOU in detail about WHAT WE were working together

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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 “edtechskills; 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’s amazing to see how students communicate via the technology “more” 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 “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 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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  • Automatically find, publish & promote engaging articles, photos and videos from across the web
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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’t 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’t 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’s 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’re 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” 😉

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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” 😉

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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 “Create a Story” 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’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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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’s 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 “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.


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: 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. 🙂 

  • 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 “trap” 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 — 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 “Create a Story” 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 <=== 😉

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:

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

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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! 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.

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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’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 😉

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

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 😉 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—usually 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’t add “friends” you don’t 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 😉 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. 

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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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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 ‘bots‘ themselves, or ‘zombies‘.

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 ‘botherder‘, ‘operator’ or ‘controller’. [End TEXT from F-Secure]

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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 😉 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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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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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) 😉

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