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Blogging: Is It Difficult!? I Guess Not At ALL! Follow My Advice

Blogging: Is It Difficult!? I Guess Not At ALL! Follow My Advice

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Blogging: Is It Difficult!? I Guess Not At ALL! Follow My Advice

programmerman-animatedI hear nearly each day: Blogging, WHY and How and THEN I don’t have THAT time to do it and WHY SHOULD I do it!? Well, a GOOD question anyway! I will try to explain…

Anybody has a story to tell, WE see it anyway on the comments made on Social Media Facebook and Twitter, SO WHY NOT creating a blog post about it to share YOUR point of view, YOUR learning and YOUR ideas!? Blogging is a GREAT way of sharing the thoughts of someone and it will be very GOOD for learning about <===> Critical THINKing and Proactive THINKing <===> actually a MUST in 21st Century! Society has changed A LOT because of ICT, and SO are the ways of learning and the need to show ALSO OTHERS WHAT’S wrong and WHAT are NEW ideas to make it BETTER! Use ALSO blogging after each “Twitter Chat” to reflect on it, see <===> Update Twitter Chats: WHAT To DO BETTER!?

Use blogging to show YOUR thoughts, WHERE YOU feel uncomfortable, use blogging to show YOUR passions, YOUR hobbies, it will get indexed by the internet and YOUR voice will get further, it will get amplified through the Search Engines; BUT respect the Ethics and Netiquette, as ALSO the Copyright!!!

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: Are YOU struggling to write a post!? NOT knowing WHERE to START and WHAT to do!? Create a private (NOT public) one. Chose YOUR TOPIC (Headline) and write some keywords each day and read THEM till YOU find the courage to START and follow, it works 😉 I do so ALSO! e.g. see PIC please…

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SO, there a lot of blogging platforms, which one to chose!? I advice YOU to use WordPress, I do so also. It is easy to START with and there are a lot of HELP tutorials about it; please check below:

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So, more advice!? YES, please try if possible (else learn about it…) the <===> #SynthesizingMind 😉

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: PLN, PKM, blogs, blogging, the desire to write, Social Media, SEO, Critical THINKing, Proactive THINKing, posting about professional work, posting about Hobbies, writing a story, Synthesizing Mind,

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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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If I Would OWN a Company, WHAT Skills Would I Expect From MY Workers In 21st Century!?

If I Would OWN a Company, WHAT Skills Would I Expect From MY Workers In 21st Century!?

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If I Would OWN a Company, WHAT Skills Would I Expect From MY Workers In 21st Century!?

programmerman-animatedBecause of ICT there are sooooo many NEW possibilities to use with the computers and the internet. Just imagine that a company owner should employ people for each special application, NO WAY! (S)He wouldn’t have enough money to afford it!!! So it is necessary that <===> the 21st Century worker/employee would be an all-rounder! <===> An all-rounder WHO comes straight out of school and from whom the business/workforce could profit directly!!!

WHAT would be these skills the business/workforce will need!?

First of ALL it SHOULD be an AWARENESS about the Cyber Security problems WHO could happen and WHO could destroy a company and/or a companies reputation! <===> Forewarned is Forearmed! <===> is the BEST protection as it is anchored in the mind! WE will discuss this in the next chapter in depth!

Sometimes it is necessary as well to edit some text in a Word (or else Open Source) document and to use ALSO photos in these documents: SO… WE need to have knowledge about <===> Copyright <===>, photo editing and publishing as well as the how-to to transform these documents into a PDF.

A company, to stay competitive, needs ALSO to know WHAT is going on on the global market and needs to be up-to-date with latest NEWS, WHAT would be BETTER than making <===> curation <===> about it and to share these knowledge internally in the company through an intranet!? SO, my employees SHOULD know how to make curation which THEY could use as well for THEIR OWN learning by using a PKM <===> Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management <===> https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/.

AND as WE as a company need to be up-to-date by using ICT WE SHOULD ALSO being able to create a blog from where WE inform OUR customers about WHAT is NEW in OUR company and eventually report ALSO about warnings, awareness about some products, as well as through OUR blog informing OUR customers through a NEWSLETTER! Those are part of a 21st Century orientated company!

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AND didn’t WE forgot something!? WHAT’s about <===> Social Media <===>!? WE as a competitive company SHOULD ALSO be present on Facebook AND on Twitter, isn’t it!? SO… OUR employees SHOULD know ALSO to handle it:

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Priority: My Employees SHOULD be Cyber Security Savvy

programmerman2First of ALL it SHOULD be an AWARENESS about the Cyber Security problems WHO could happen and WHO could destroy a company and/or a companies reputation! <===> Forewarned is Forearmed! <===> is the BEST protection as it is anchored in the mind! It is called <===> Proactive THINKing!

Searching on Google and/or on other Search Engines (allowed in the company or NOT) will happen and could infect the computer and EVEN the whole company IT infrastructure WHEN an employee doesn’t know WHAT s(he) is doing!!! SO… Better is that the employees know WHAT are the dangers and my company as well SHOULD have installed on ALL the computers different awareness and protection software, here my advice:

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How Could EDUcation Teach Students To Get These skills!?

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In a modern, very quick changing world because of ICT, EDUcation MUST follow to provide the business/workingforce with workers/employees WHO have the necessary skills, EVEN WITHOUT knowing WHAT next jobs would be! MOST say that it isn’t possible and a BIG challenge, BUT a challenge WHO actually is MORE easy by following my advice by reading my blog posts:

 

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Remember ALSO this please 😉

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Problems With Innovation In Schools!?

programmerman2In case IF (MOST probably have…) YOU would have problems to GET the necessary as mentioned in my posts made into action in YOUR EDU-System, read the below advice:

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Collaboration, Team-Work AND Global Collaboration

sharing-iconAs mentioned already in the above infographic there is a need to work in a team, collaboration AND Global-Collaboration (with manufacturers, re-sellers…) are a MUST! EVEN in the schools Global-EDUcation is a MUST to make the students, learners ready to get used to it 😉

I made several Global-Collaboration on blogging for <===> LEARNing To LEARN <===> about <===> Digital CitiZENship and Cyber Security <===> with  and , check below please:

 

WHEN being involved to work in a team, WE need to get used to it as well as to THE letter “C” in ICT, which means <===> Communication <===> as BOTH are part of an efficient work relationship which is necessary for the wealth of a company!

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IF EDUcation Doesn’t Give ME WHAT I Want, How Could I Coach MY Workers To LEARN

Well,as already mentioned above, my advice is STILL THE SAME, please check:

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

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

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

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

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


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

Check out my blog posts:

AND check my profile below as well, please! 😉

 

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


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

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Life experience, manager, competitive, competition, adapting, all-round talents, image editing, image editing for the web, websites, curation, Social Media, editing, collaboration, team-work, idea development, Social Media knowledge, learning to learn, Life-Long Learning, daily curation, integrating Global Collaboration,

 

 

 

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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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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.

Learn more:

 

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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

 

Learn more about the jobs of the future below, please:

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


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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Andragogy | Adult Teaching: How-To Teach ICT!? | PracTICE

Andragogy | Adult Teaching: How-To Teach ICT!? | PracTICE

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Andragogy, Adult Teaching!? WHAT Is Different From Normal Student Teaching!?

students-workforceIt is a question which I get asked very often “Andragogy, Adult Teaching!? WHAT Is Different From Normal Student Teaching!?“. Well, first remember that adults and seniors are OUT of the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> since long or very long, THEY are NOT used anymore for learning! That is a very important fact to consider first before YOU start teaching adults and seniors. ALSO, adults and seniors are NOW (as out of school) mostly more focused on the benefits THEY could have in their private life and are willing to learn stuff which fits to their needs in private life!

Another very important point to consider is that a lot of adults, seniors have a FEAR against schools and school-teaching, they made bad experiences with teachers AND still thinking on the stress with tests! AND they are used to an OLD outdated EDUcation System which told them that learning is finished once reached the degree (the diploma in the pockets)! BTW: a RETHINKING of EDUcation for <===> Life-Long Learning is a MUST! As well as how the diplomas are getting handled and valued: e.g. A diploma today doesn’t show any professional development made!!! My proposition is to create the diplomas as: first diploma after school is “A, B,C etc…”, then the professional development (followed courses) should get added such as e.g. A1-2015-1: first professional development made in 2015, one course. A1-2015-5 first professional development made in 2015, five courses, and so on…

This would make the diplomas more valuable as the workforce would recognize them much more than normal ones where they don’t see straight on if a person has followed courses after school or not…

THE factor time is ALSO very important, as said already above, adults and seniors need MORE time to learn as NOT used anymore for learning! Prepare YOUR courses by considering longer sessions! 

And as (already) MOST of YOU know me, a music video, related to the TOPIC 😉

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Chose ALSO a room who doesn’t look sterile (white color) as it would remind them school again! And of course DON’T give the courses in a school! Sounds strange!? Think on the psychological background of fear 😉 Make the learners feel comfortable!

And last but not least, DON’T teach adults, seniors with a normal pedagogy, as THEY won’t accept it to get treated as 12 year old persons!!! THEY ARE OUT OF SCHOOL and they want to get treated as adult, <===> mature persons<===>!


SO… How To Teach Adults, Seniors!?

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1First of all, I mentioned it already above, DON’T let them feel like being in school and that YOU are a teacher, educator! Tell them that YOU will be THEIR coach who is guiding them and NOT teaching them and that THEY have a certain autonomy in the “Learning Room” (NOT Classroom!) They are allowed to move around in the “Learning Room”, searching help among their peers by respecting the noise level, copying from each other <===> YES, copying is allowed, OH WHAT FUN <===> everything which was forbidden in the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> is allowed here, hey that makes engaging them and they have fun as well 🙂

As THEIR coach YOU take care of an individual learning, YOU assist the persons in their learning, DON’T FORGET about the learning rhythm, one size doesn’t fit all! Some persons need more time…

YOU may use a beamer (or a digital whiteboard, depending on YOUR budget…) to introduce first about WHAT the learners will attend to learn where YOU show ALSO the <===> Learning Path <===> which YOU have prepared for them, so they will know up from the beginning where the destination goes with ALL the differentstations“, they will feel comfortable as they can visualize it, they will know as well WHAT skills they will acquire, less unknown stuff to think about…

An example below:

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The learners will learn about any station in the “Learning Path” AND ALSO know about WHAT skills they will acquire! Click the above image, please, to enlarge it.

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Motivation for adults and seniors… NO excuses for NOT willing to learn 😉

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Course participants may print the above images and keep it with them, so they remember how young their brain is <===> 18 years <===>!

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programmerman-animatedFacts to consider and advice:

Adults and especially seniors are NOT anymore used to LEARNing! By knowing this YOU need to take care about it: YOU SHOULD explain that to YOUR LEARNers 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.

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Considering the “Learning Room“:

As mentioned already, make sure that the room isn’t sterile, NOT white! Consider the psychology of colors as it works, my 9 years experience with adults and seniors (NOT teaching) coaching. I used a pastel yellow color in the “Learning Room“, why!?

Yellow adds optimism to your home, prompting feelings of happiness in all who enter. Yellow activates memory, stimulates the nervous system, promotes communication and sparks creativity. And THAT is WHAT WE want in learning, isn’t it 😉

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Make ALSO sure that there is an extra room available, where the adults, seniors can jump in to drink a beverage and eventually have some chatting with other participants, make them feel relax

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SO… WHAT To Teach THEM And How!?

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As mentioned already, adults and seniors learn differently and slower (consider the time fact); they want stuff which they can use in their private life! SO… WHAT could be those interests!? Did I say interests, YES, it is exactly this WHERE YOU need to focus when giving courses to adults and seniors! Before starting a course I do every time an introduction session where myself and others present themselves, after the introduction I ask everybody to come in front to me and writing with capital letters on a Flipchart their interests, they could use ALSO 4 different colors (red, green, blue, black).

WHY this!? First of all, there is a bit action as they have ALL to move from their places which is different from <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> and the color they chose is ALSO a sign of their character and mood… By the way: I ask them later also WHY they were choosing that color, just to open a discussion and to make them curios about next steps; they will be aware ALSO that I observe what is going around me and that I give THEM attention

WE will have a look all together NOW on the Flipchart and to find out the common interests, thus meaning: there will be a lot of people probably (mostly) who have THE same interests (hobbies) and NOW everybody knows WHO has the same hobby. WE created already an interest community without knowing it as these people will later talk together and probably will make an exchange of experiences 😉 It is up from there WE will build up OUR course(s)!

YOU certainly will encounter these hobbies: cooking, traveling, festivals, photos, gardening, cinema, reading, swimming, different sports, wandering, cards playing, taking videos, music, motorcycles, cars and more… That are the most common ones by my  experience over 9 years.

Some examples of blogs and curation about gardening (flowers), cooking, festivals:

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NOW WE know much more about OUR course participants and WE have a starting base: as anybody mostly is proud about WHAT they are doing and easily willing to talk about it (mostly…) WE will show THEM on How-To they can do it through using ICT by explaining THEM that more people would see THEIR exploits and knowledge by using curation, blogging and Social Media. WE will explain them ALSO how it will work by examples, so that THEY can see it visually. And WHY NOT, for the creative ones, how to use “ThingLink“. By experience, women are MORE creative than men, just saying…

Learn more about Curation, Blogging, ThingLink, PLN, PKM:

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SO… How Can I Say That This (The PracTICE) Is Working!?

programmerman-animatedWell, I was a pioneer in my country Luxembourg (Europe) already in 2002 where I gave pedagogical courses about ICT to a wide range of the population as up from 12 years old (even younger when together with a parent) to 79 years old with different nationalities. ALSO there were two days in the week reserved (booked by planing inside the school) for the primary school where they could use OUR “ICT LEARNing room” by my coaching to learn the (at that time) NEW technologies. Schools didn’t have YET computers in the classes at that time and I was working very close together with the teachers and helped also to convince the responsible people from the commune about the necessity of computers in the classrooms, which worked 😉

SO… WHAT was that “ICT LEARNing Room“, called “Internetstuff“!? And WHY was my “Internetstuff” DIFFERENT from ALL the others in Luxembourg!?

A bit History and Story Telling: What is a “Internetstuff”? It was a project by the “European Commission” to bring the “ICT” to ALL the inhabitants in any commune in the European countries. They called it at that time “eEurope” and in Luxembourg it was a special task force, called “eLuxembourg” that was charged about it. SO, they decided to create special places where the population could learn through courses about “ICT”, which they called “Internetstuffen”.

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The Government in Luxembourg was looking at the time to find competent people to give those courses about ICT and they were advertising in the newspapers, where I made my application. I was selected and had to follow a 4 months long education through special tailored courses about the How-To to give pedagogical courses with ICT, a bit hard at that time as I was 45 years old already, BUT I did it and I found my vocation!

I offered my services and skills to different communes and it was in ETTELBRUCK (North of the country and 30 km away from where I am living) that I found a new job and a new adventure as a pioneer. Apart from giving courses about and with ICT, NO ONE of the responsible persons had a clue about the How-To, so they told me “Do what You want, You should know what…“, OK, I was perplex and ALONE to do this job!

First I elaborated the opening hours, than I created a “brochure” which was sent to all the houses in that small city (8k inhabitants) to inform them about this new service offered by the commune. I created also a “member card” of a value of 25€ for a whole year who gave the participants the right to visit the place to use only the internet (very few had Internet in 2002) and/or to take part of courses. The place was open on a 5/8, 5 days from Monday to Saturday from 8h30 am to 11h30 am and from 13h30 to 17h30. Monday and Wednesday mornings were reserved for Primary School classes from 08h am to 11h30 am. Saturday and Sunday was closed.

There were also evening courses organized and I collected about 1k6 (1,600) hours of overtime work during 1 1/2 year (non payed hours)! I couldn’t do that job anymore alone, BUT I din’t get a co-worker allowed neither. NO budget for it! I decided NOT anymore giving evening courses and giving the courses on a different way: people (learners) could visit the place whenever they wanted during the opening hours (only in the day) and I would give them courses individually and on different disciplines (security, Office, Photo Editing, website building, email, Skype…).

The learners had more autonomy, I let them work by PracTICE after first having them explained about the How-To shown with a beamer and then also on their own PC (there were 10 PCs in the Learning Room). They could come WHEN they wanted and for how long they wanted. They were completely FREE, no MUST, NO STRESS… I explained them, showed them, observed them (studied their behavior…) and interacted only when needed, when I felt that they must get a bit help to continue. I encouraged them to try by error till they would have learned it and when learned I showed them some tricks by giving advice on How-To do BETTER. It was ME who adjusted and adapted to them, a win-win situation. They learned slowly but surely and once the basics understood (the most important) they learned the other stuff to learn much more quick as they felt more confident about ICT. I encouraged them to practice at home which they all did. I asked them where they still have problems when practicing at home and WE repeated it on another way when possible, otherwise same procedure…

I was also constantly updating my “Professional Development” by reading lots of books (insatiable…):

Autonomy, TEAM, self-directed, autodidact, coaching, guide, analyzing learners constantly, adapting constantly, FAQ’s, PLN, PKM, SKYPE, VOIP Telephony, image editing, eMail, collaboration,

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Testimonials, Feedback From My LEARNers

This, below, is NOT bragging BUT my pride about the feedback (which is a MUST) from my “LEARNers” who visited my courses.

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The above texts are in French, Luxembourgish, Italian, Portuguese, German: if YOU are NOT used to those languages please check this App with whom YOU can translate, actually very useful when visiting other countries then yours 😉

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More about the history behind the above feedback, YES there is a special story behind, please check:

 


In 2015 Coaching-Mentoring Is Seen As An Education Difference-Maker

[START Text from On Educational Coaching, Mentoring & High-Impact Learning] Coaching is a difference-maker in education.  Think of the mindset evident in high-performing athletic teams, chess teams, even actors and other entertainers. Content providers are valuable, but that is not what makes learning organizations distinct, especially not those that seek to reach and provide a high-quality education to a full spectrum of learners. The same thing is true as we continue to implement things like competency-based education models. Many celebrate the way CBE can reduce the cost of college degrees, increasing access and opportunity, and addressing critical workforce needs. However, if cost reduction happens at the expense of great coaching and mentoring, I am concerned that we will make little progress in the democratization of education. The “haves and have nots” of education depend largely upon the prerequisite skills needed to take advantage of newer and emerging learning environments ranging from CBE to MOOCs, self-directed learning to self-organized learning environments. [END Text from On Educational Coaching, Mentoring & High-Impact Learning]

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Feedback, Reflecting A MUST-Adapting Constantly

As already mentioned above, I asked a lot about WHERE some could have problems to understand and encouraged the learners to tell me, even I asked them to write down on the Flipchart questions they would have eventually. WE collected them all and when they were fit enough on the keyboard I let them create themselves (with my little help) a FAQ’s list (Frequently Asked Questions) and a glossary, see example below please.

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Please find below my blog posts about FAQ’s:

Keywords: win-win situation… honesty, straight talking, dealing with mature people, provoking could be (I do…) welcome with a bit irony and humor, dealing with humans, different characters needs to get analyzed before action, a bit courage to go out of normal,

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Necessary Material For The Courses

Apart from the computers with internet connection here below a list of necessary material:

  • Flipchart
  • Printer All In One (with scanning function)
  • Camera for Photo Editing courses
  • USB Sticks
  • Head phones with micro for Skype use
  • Some webcams for Skype use

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Is My Proposed Way Of Coaching With ICT ONLY For Adult Learning!?

sharing iconThere is a lot of common from the above mentioned with youth coaching and could be applied as well for them! WHEN YOU make youth feeling being accepted as adults, they will give YOU more respect and it will be a GOOD atmosphere for BETTER learning also! I had teens visiting my “Learning Room [Internetstuff]” for the ONLY purpose to listen and to observe when I gave courses with coaching to the participants. They came in their FREE time when there wasn’t school and made their homework while observing also my “style of teaching, as they said”. I got told by some of them that they learned MORE in 2 hours about ICT than they learned in a month in school. And THAT is THE difference between theory and <===> PracTICE! <===>.

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Useful Links

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Preparation, keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: EPAL, Andragogy, Heutagogy, Flowchart, cooking, nature, flowers, gardening, traveling, interests, PracTICE, profit for private life, NO THEORY!, engagement, Social Media, sharing, communication, NO FEAR, which websites to trust, which FREE services to use, which FREEWARE to use, Kursus schmackhaft machen, spice in LEARNing, quote Gust, LEARNing2LEARN, Life-Long LEARNing, blogs creating, NO STRESS, NO TIME LIMITATION, NOT FORCING, LEARNing-By-Doing, selfish, pride of something (sports, traveling…), bragging through Social Media (negative transformed to positive)…, staying in touch with (abroad) family, Skype, Facebook, Picasa, PhotoScape, Photo Editing, ThingLink, Creativity, positive Psychology, TEAM or WHO is BETTER, individualists, Streber, Alpha person and/or TEAMLEADER, community THINKing OR selfish, Empathy, NO RELIGION and NO politics allowed in courses to respect each OTHER, tolerance, Win-Win thinking amplified for course participants, win-win situation between coach and learners,

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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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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

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 whereTHEIR thoughts are included, such as I did in my blog post here ===> https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/ <===.

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

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

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

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

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[DK] Dan KIRSCH‘s insight

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

Each student has their own blog, which is contained under my class blog. In this platform, we treat our blogs as our “social network” where students comment on blog prompts given by me or themselves containing information on Digital Citizenship, real-life scenarios, and social media. It is also used to teach other “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.”


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

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Introduction into Content Curation

What is Content Curation?

Content curation is the “…process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme.  The work  involves  sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information.”  A content curator picks the best content that is “…important and relevant to share with their community (in the case our class community). It isn’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).

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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 <=== 😉

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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.

Learn more:

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

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

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

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

Check:

Learn more:

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

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

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

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How Can Education Help To Lower Cybercrime?

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

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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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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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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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Digital CitizenShip | Internet Safety And Cyber Security Advisory Board Run by Students

Digital CitizenShip | Internet Safety And Cyber Security Advisory Board Run by Students

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Collaboration and Coaching

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WHAT Is Digital CitizenShip?

Well, there is a lot of different views! 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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WHEN WE have a deep look on it WE will see ALSO ===> Digital Security <=== which I will define here as ===> Cyber Security <=== where ===> Internet Safety  <=== is included as well in it.

I prefer using only one word for NOT making people dizzy ===> Cyber Security <===, later, after learning about, YOU will automatically know what is belonging to it…

We will use ALSO Social Media twitter to communicate with OTHERS, here below an example on how this could be done:.

Being a GOOD () is THE 1st STEP forward to a with !

By being a GOOD () WE have a ===> <=== resulting from OUR ===> <===

2/n Thus meaning: WE are able to ===> <=== by the BIG DATA & knowing WHAT is GOOD & BAD! => 3/n

=> 3/n Through daily reading of OUR bookmarked articles WE will get informed about WHAT’S going on in the world! THE “I” in

4/n WE will see ALSO WHAT turned WRONG & WE will from the => mistakes of OTHERS <=, that’s called =>

5/n Doing THE SAME mistakes AGAIN is , a stage higher THEN ===> <===, WE will avoid that 😉

=> 6/n WE will use the letter “C” in ==> <== for OUR with OUR ==> <==

=> 7/n WE have ===> <=== for OUR ===> <=== as it is OUR ===> <=== which WE will protect!

=> 8/n THAT of of WE will acquire by about ===> AND <===

=> 9/n Concerning ===> #CyberSecurity <===: WE will install #Protection #Software on #AnyOS #AnyDevice for OUR own protection AND to protect ALSO OUR #Community as WE know THAT any infected device can infect OTHERS!

=> 10/n If WE DON’T have installed any #Protection #software on #AnyDevice #AnyOS one day WE will be on trouble! See PIC 😉

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We are ALL responsible for the internet

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9 Elements of Digital Citizenship

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Check out WHAT the “ISTE” says about Digital Citizenship below, please. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

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NEW to twitter?

Check out the articles below, who give YOU an insight and advice on the How-To:

Curated articles about:

 

Learn more:

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As WE know NOW know about WHAT ===> Digital Citizen Ship <=== is about, my idea about the How-To students could learn it through THEIR OWN responsibility by creating an ===> Advisory Board <=== on each school where THEY run it.

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Digital Citizen Ship | Advisory Board Run By Students

community-jpegWhat would be BETTER than using practice to learn about a difficult task such as ===> Digital Citizen Ship <===, isn’t it!? Well, how to do this? It’s a question which I was asking myself a lot and after ===> Deep THINKing <=== I got this idea: let the students, learners, create themselves an ===> Advisory Board <=== on each school where THEY learn the practice, where THEY have their OWN voice and where THEY HELP each other to resolve problems (Cyber Bullying…), to get NEW ideas, to learn together, to take their OWN ===> Responsibility <===, where they learn to communicate, organizing meetings with parents and teachers to discuss…

How could that be done, organized?

Well, WHY NOT getting students, learners from any age of the school being part of such an ===> Advisory Board <===, together with one adult person who is present as a coach, not controlling them but guiding them. THEY should meat at least once a week and also taking care of THEIR school community (learning responsibility) by remembering THEM about the ===> #FSCD <===, THE “Friday Security Check Day“, where people learn to get the right reflexes about looking for “Updates” of installed software, checking the browsers if they are updated, helping to create a ===> Coding Club <===, helping to create a ===> Maker Space <===, and a lot more… Use YOUR creativity to find some more ideas 😉

Some ideas for inspiration:

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Related articles:

 

SO… Let it GO, let it FLOW! Go for ===> DeepTHINKing <=== about the idea and THINK about the word ===> together <=== who brings people on a ===> Win-Win situation <===.

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Proactive THINKing, understanding the internet, out of NAIVETY status, community protecting, Internet Of Things, Critical Thinking, Awareness, Internet Safety, Cyber Security, using Maker Space and Coding for the PRAXIS, IT Security-Scouts,

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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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Twitter Chat | The Economic Impact Of Cybercrime

Twitter Chat | The Economic Impact Of Cybercrime

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Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security

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Twitter Chat | The Economic Impact Of Cybercrime

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SecChat McAfee

 

On Thursday, September 4th there will be #SecChat who will explore the  The Economic Impact Of Cybercrime and is an hour-long Twitter chat. I got invited through Twitter by 

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#SecChat

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After long reflection I decided to create a blog about my advice as I think that it would be very difficult to answer these questions by Tweets. There are TOO MANY links and information, as well as advice to share that in the mass of shared Tweets they would get lost 😉 This allows me then in the Tweet on the Chat to post ONLY one link, the link to this blog, where ALL the necessary information are included and I could concentrate on the other Tweets much more easy!

AND I could ALSO use this blog post for my FREE courses about CyberSecurity!

As a reminder (ALSO for me), here below the blog posts about WHAT would get discussed:

I suggest to read my blog post from a previous Twitter Chat WHERE already a lot was discussed, please:

 

Here, below, is about the #SecChat:

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#SecChat about

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So here we go, my questions:

  • Q1: What security risks do SMBs need to consider when starting a business and why?
  • Q2: CyberSecurity is OUR ALL Responsibility! SHOULDN’T the basics of CyberSecurity getting taught in schools up from the early age?
  • Q3: WHY aren’t CyberSecurity professionals, especially CyberSecurity companies present at schools!?
  • Q4: WHAT could get done to lowering Cybercrime?

 


Q1: What security risks do SMBs need to consider when starting a business and why?

programmerman-animatedWell, first of all SMBs don’t have to forget that they deal with employees and that THE weakest link in the security chain is the human!

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Please check my following blog posts who explain in detail:

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As nearly everyone is using a smartphone today so there is ALSO a MUST to consider a “BYOD-Policy” (Bring Your Own Device) as the use of smartphones could be a BIG security risk to the SMB’s as MOST employees don’t have any knowledge about the basics of Cyber-Security, even that there smartphones and/or tablets, laptops could be infected with virus, trojans, keylogger

Please read my blog post about BYOD below:

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Q2: CyberSecurity is OUR ALL Responsibility! SHOULDN’T the basics of CyberSecurity getting taught in schools up from the early age?

My personal answer is a clear YES! My prepared FREE courses below:

 AND Today on September 1st 2014 I found this on the internet which I highly WELCOME! Coding in the curriculum for Five-Year-Old with introduction to CyberSecurity, GREAT!

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Five-Year-Old learn Coding

 

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Q3: WHY aren’t CyberSecurity professionals, especially CyberSecurity companies present at schools!?

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Q4: WHAT could get done to lowering Cybercrime?

Well, there are a lot of possibilities, who are MOSTLY related to ===> EDUCATION <=== and while using Social Media. Personally I use very often Twitter to send my advice to my readers. I started ages ago the ===> Friday Security Check Day <===, hashtag is ===> #FSCD <=== as a reminder and to wake up people to get THE reflexes, check below, please.

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#FSCD

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I would feel happy if anybody else would join in to the ===> #FSCD <=== to remind people and to give them good advice, and/or to retweet it, thanks.

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Concerning the ===> Internet Of Things <=== here below my advice. Would be good if discussed…

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#SecChat #IoT

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More about the Internet Of Things:

 

And for me the MOST IMPORTANT is to teach ===> Cyber Hygiene <=== in schools and in companies! THE user (us ALL) must have basics knowledge of Cyber Security as it is a national security issue and also a priority for the economy!

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Advocates Good “Cyber Hygiene”

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Check also what CIO.GOV An Official Website of the United States Government says: Surfing the web. Social networking. Shopping. Even the most innocuous online activities can pose a threat to our nation’s cybersecurity, and all Americans should play a part in protecting it.

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My curation about Cyber-Hygiene

I advocate ===> CyberHygiene <=== and ===> Proactive THINKing <=== since ages and the below action makes me feel happy!

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CyberHygiene

 

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I started ALSO days ago to amplify the word ===> #CyberHygiene <=== by posting each day about it on Twitter, see below! WELCOME to join in 😉

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I am convinced about that such actions SHOULD get used to make the users (us ALL) ===> #WakeUP <=== for a more secure internet!

 

My curation about:

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EUROPOL 2014

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Below some examples of Tweets:

 

Did YOU take care about YOUR today? Are YOUR ? Check ===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-1-browsers/ <===  

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DYK: can GET used on 2 ways? 1 way to avoid the worst, another way 2 make things happen by knowing habits, behavior 😉

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How To Use Curation For Learning and Even Teaching

I will give you some visual examples below who show you, so you can have a direct impression of it. No need to talk too much (what most of the teachers and educators do, sorry…), we go straight to the point…

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Curation insight-1

As you can see in the above screenshot, there is some text and also some links linking to similar content… The above screenshot is taken from ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?q=Why+%28And+How%29+Teachers <===

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The Transcript From The Chat

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Final word

chat iconA security by 100% doesn’t exist and probably NEVER will exist (I am sure about THAT!) , remind the human behavior…, and ALSO  the bugs in programming code of software!

There is one word which any SMB MUST remember ===> Proactive THINKing <===, anything is changing that quick that nobody could act mostly in time!

Related articles:

Stay informed about what is happening on a daily base about Cyber-Security to get prepared for the UNKNOWN! It’s the letter “I” in “ICT“, which means “Information“! Once NEW information gathered which isn’t known YET by the employees, then comes the letter “C“, which means “Communication“! Inform YOUR employees and ICT-Staff as soon as possible, remember that in the “Security Chainanyone MUST be strong!

===> THE MOST IMPORTANT when making training is to NOT use TOO MUCH technology words so that the employees might be able to UNDERSTAND! <===

Read my curation:

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Ideas For A More Secure Internet

Since already 1999 I was publishing online about the risks and Cyber Security and by seeing the unwillingness of people to learn about it I was going for ===> #DeepTHINKing <=== about WHAT could get done, here below my ideas:

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Some of the above ideas could get made into practice in ===> #MakerSpaces <=== and/or in ===> #Coding places <===, check below, please:

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I encourage my readers and followers from Twitter to be ===> lurkers <=== on the #SecChat to learn about it, thanks.

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#SecChat

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: economy, CyberSecurity, CyberCrime, InternetSafety, NAIVETY, Ignorance, data loss, data breaches, reputation, confidence, trust, intellectual property, CyberHygiene, RESPONSIBILITY, Proactive Thinking,

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

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

 

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Coding, A NEW Trend In Education And A BIG Responsibility

Coding, A NEW Trend In Education And A BIG Responsibility

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Collaboration and Coaching

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Before Starting With Coding / Proactive THINKing!

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Proactive THINKing

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Before Starting With Coding WE MUST know first the IMPORTANCE and the big RESPONSIBILITY about ===> Coding <===! Responsibility while Coding, sounds STRANGE, isn’t it!?

Well, I think the BEST way to explain YOU WHY ===> Proactive THINKing and RESPONSIBILITY is a MUST <=== in Education, is to show YOU some examples on WHAT happens WHEN code goes wrong!

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WRONG Code Accidents

Click the image to go the article.

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Related links:

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AND as YOU know me, mostly some #FUN video in it 😉

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Remember about the basic Physics!? Any action has a counter-action OR ===> Isaac Newton: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction <=== Might be GOOD to remember THAT and to tell it to YOUR students (learners) 😉

And WHAT about ===> Copyright!? <=== DON’T FORGET to tell YOUR students, learners, about it as well. The above mentioned is A MUST as it will develop ===> Critical THINKing and Proactive THINKing <===!

SO… NOW as WE discussed about WHAT NOT TO DO, let’s GO for trying out how WE can give courses about ===> Coding <=== 😉

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Coding Introduction

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

Check ALSO, click the image below, please, to go to the proposed resources from the “EU“:

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EU Coding Resources

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Another Initiative In Europe: 

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KODUKUP

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In Europe Five-Year-Old will learn ALREADY about Coding, check article below, please.

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Coding and CyberSecurity

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Play The Cyber Security Lab To Learn About Coding AND Cyber Security

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CyberSecurity Lab Game

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Interesting Kits are ALSO the KANO, check below, please.

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KANO Coding Kit

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Interesting Kits are ALSO the Raspberry PI and Arduino, check below, please:

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RaspBerry Pi

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WunderBar-IoT

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FlowPaw

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

 

Learn more:

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Coding events in Luxembourg (Europe):

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Concerning Wearable-Wednesday’s, here below some tips:

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WHAT Kits To Use For Coding?

programmerman-animatedWell, YOU have the possibility to use Kits without the use of a computer and Software-Kits who run on the computer, as well as special software for the kids and games from where the kids can learn coding.

Let’s START with the Kits,see non-exhaustive list below, please:

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iPad Apps for Programming/Coding

Check following links, please:

 

Follow ALSO on Twitter ===> https://twitter.com/CodeWeekEU <===

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I Need NEW Ideas, WHERE To GET Them!?

Well, with the internet that is very easy, one needs ONLY to make some research on here THEY are 😉 Look especially on YouTube Channels…

And WHEN going to ===> #DeepTHINKing <=== YOU might like the following 😉

  1.  Ideas for a more secure Internet-part2/IT-Security Scouts
  2. Ideas for a more secure Internet-part1/National Security Day as a Family Day

  3. Ideas for a more secure Internet-part3/Dangers of storage devices

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Coding & MakerSpace Ideas on Pinterest

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Some more ideas below…

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Coding & MakerSpace Ideas

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Some more ideas below with LEGO…

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LEGO

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WHAT about Girls In Tech (Coding)?

Concerning <===> Girls in Tech <===> did YOU know that there were already a LOT of celebrities (today) in programming (coding) in history?

Learn more:

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Awareness, Responsibility, Cyber-Security, accidents because of wrong code, naivety, ignorance, wrong self-estimation, selfish, egoism, NO empathy for OTHERS when making a mistake, risks, risk of failure, Privacy, life attitude, ETHICS, moral, Copyright, Commercial ETHICS, FUN-Society,

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Maker Space | A New Trend In Education And A BIG Responsibility

Maker Space | A New Trend In Education And A BIG Responsibility

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Collaboration and Coaching

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WHAT is Maker Space?

Chat iconI will use the text from ===> http://makerspace.com/ <=== as it describes well WHAT it is: To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take the form of loosely-organized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with or hosted within schools, universities or libraries, and more. All are united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.

Makerspaces represent the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education. They are a fairly new phenomenon, but are beginning to produce projects with significant national impacts. [END text from http://makerspace.com/]

Different Maker spaces:

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Find out what WE are making in my country Luxembourg in Europe:

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Learn more:

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AND as YOU know me, mostly some #FUN video in it 😉

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Learning About Electrical Circuits, Electronics Circuits AND The Difference Between Both

There is a BIG difference between “Electric Circuits” AND “Electronics Circuits” which MOST educators and teachers DON’T have understood YET!!! SO… Let US learn about it to do it RIGHT, so that OUR students, learners will learn the RIGHT terminology 😉

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Here below what’s WRONG!

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Design electric circuits

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Potentiometer

 

 

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And here the learning space where educators, teachers SHOULD have a look on to KNOW and understand about it!

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All About Circuits

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What Is the Difference between Electronic and Electrical Devices.

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3D-Printing, Copyright And Trademark

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Lots of Makerspaces are following THE TREND with 3D-Printing and have ALSO their own 3D-Printer. BUT, I have seen that much 3D printed stuff from them which I am sure about that they infringed Trademark and Copyright laws! SO… To make sure that YOU will NOT become in touch with any court in YOUR country for law infringement, follow the steps below, please.

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Check the advice below, please:

 

GO AWAY from ONLY using the Maker Space a couple of hours and make it 100% in the LEARNING! Give the students (learners) the possibility and opportunity to be 100% a maker while working together with THEM in a TEAM and… To be updated…

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Safety First And Naivety Beside! Responsibility At Any Moment!

dos-and-dontsThe EVER first thing to think about while building up a maker Space is the Safety of YOUR students (learners)! Just starting it without thinking that way is purely NAIVETY! WHY do I write in such a strictly form here!? Well, I have seen on the internet through Social Media workstations who don’t respect at ALL these Safety rules and even bring in danger the students and learners! I will show YOU the DOS and DON’TS below.

Tools

Every craft has its own tools. Especially when WE are working with electricity and electronics, there are special safety rules to follow, such as:

  • Every tools MUST be isolated to avoid an electrical shock!
  • When soldering, there MUST be an ventilation to extract the toxic smoke!
  • Drinking and eating is prohibited!
  • ESD, Electrostatic Discharge MUST get avoided! It will destroy the electronic circuits!

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DOS and DON'TS SOLDERING

 


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MakerSpaces DONT’s

 

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Soldering And Coding

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Safety Control By Government

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01In certain countries, especially in Europe (Germany and Luxembourg to name a few) there are strict Safety Control by specialized companies of any working places and strict rules to follow! Check below, please:

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In case of a doubt and to make sure that YOU didn’t forget anything about safety rules, I suggest to YOU to give them a call for further information and certification. DON’T FORGET: YOU and YOUR school are responsible for YOUR students, learners!

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Evolution Of Educators And Teachers!?

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01This is NOW a complaint which I make, seriously! It’s a WAKE-UP call actually! Educators and Teachers have STILL behavior as usually in the OLD century where the Social Media wasn’t existing yet and where THEY didn’t get (THEY got, BUT who cares…) criticism which everybody can see and follow. NOW through the Social Media Twitter and Facebook, as well as on others,  people will watch in real time and have the possibility to act and react.

THEY didn’t understand at all about the ===> #LEARNing By Doing <===, THEY are STILL on “YES” and “NO”, “Black” and “White”, “Day” and “Night”…

Real World and Virtual World ===> posting on Social Media ===> Responsibility and Reality!??? Naivety as NO knowledge about PracTICE, Praxis and publishing it as everybody worldwide could see it without being right = NOT professional and DANGER for health!!! There is a MUST for a Mind Shift, as Teachers and Educators YOU can’t just say that YOU are able to teach anything! There are specific areas where YOU MUST ask experts about the trade. There is knowledge about Safety and knowledge about Cyber-Security necessary for certain specific areas such as “Coding” and Makerspaces!

A Proactive Thinking is a MUST!

Proverbs: “Schuster, bleib bei deinen Leisten.” => “A cobbler should stick to his last” <= !

DON’T let people from ( ) about ! OR at least UP with !

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do And Keep Their Sanity!  Invite a local !

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Questions WHO YOU SHOULD ask YOURSELVES:

  • Do I know ALL the safety precautions?
  • WHERE can I get ALL the necessary information about it?
  • Are THERE any dangers for my students, learners? Which ones!?
  • As it is Praxis oriented and I don’t know much about, SHOULDN’T I ask for an EXPERT!?

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I Need NEW Ideas, WHERE To GET Them!?

Well, with the internet that is very easy, one needs ONLY to make some research on here THEY are 😉 Look especially on YouTube Channels…

And WHEN going to ===> #DeepTHINKing <=== YOU might like the following 😉

  1.  Ideas for a more secure Internet-part2/IT-Security Scouts
  2. Ideas for a more secure Internet-part1/National Security Day as a Family Day

  3. Ideas for a more secure Internet-part3/Dangers of storage devices

 

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Coding & MakerSpace Ideas on Pinterest

 

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Some more ideas below…

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Coding & MakerSpace Ideas

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Some more ideas below with LEGO…

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LEGO

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Great resources with tips and tricks as also projects in specialized magazines:

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FeedBack From The Readers

Here below my bragging’s about WHAT my readers say:

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FeedBack

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Keywords necessary to create this blog post: Copyright, Safety, 3D, 3D Printing, Health, toxic, Practice, Praxis, Edtech, Technology, Theory and Practice, QUALITY, RESPONSIBILITY, Proactive Thinking, Critical Thinking, wrong tools, right tools, coding, soldering, digital lab kit, TÜV, Inspection des mines et travaux, Safety Control,

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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