RSS

Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

CitiZEN-Science: The PracTICE

CitiZEN-Science: The PracTICE

.

.


CitiZEN-Science: The PracTICE

Through the Maker-Movement and IoT (Internet of Things) there is already a LOT happening and different Networks are collecting Data through Sensors and make them available for everybody to have access and study them! Such sensors are e.g.:

  • Air Quality
  • Meteo
  • Street traffic
  • Radiation
  • People (counter) traffic
  • Water Quality
  • Wind velocity
  • Radar for excess of car speed
  • Inundation prevention
  • Observations on:
    • Nature (birds, etc.)
    • Archaeology discovering

Those, above mentioned  applications can even be assembled together and so being a precious source for communes and Governments! Mostly such projects are done with an ARDUINO and/or Raspberry PI based micro controller and a mini computer: The main difference between them is Arduino is microcontroller board while Raspberry PI is a mini computer.

Thus meaning: that fits perfect for the Maker-Movement and could GET integrated easily into STEM projects! 

Well, after following for a long time different possibilities on the How-To to get globally access to such IMPORTANT Big-Data for everyone, I found out THAT “The Things Network” is a perfect way! Please find below the address and the projects:

It is based on the “LoRaWAN“, check below, please, for more information:

Blog post will GET updated and/or new ones will get posted as it is a very interesting Movement! Stay tuned 😉

Meanwhile check the beginning of this blog post, please:

 

 


.

Key words necessary for me to create this blog post: CitiZEN-Science, STEM, MakerED, Maker-Spaces, PracTICE, LEARNing-By-Doing, TTN, The Things Network, Arduino, Raspberry PI, LoraWAN, SigFox (Low Power consumption…)

.

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


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

.
.
Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

.

.

.

 

 
1 Comment

Posted by on January 13, 2020 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Adaptive Learning, Analyzing, Arduino, BEE CREATIVE, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Big Data, CitiZEN Science, Coaching, Coding, Collaboration, Collaborative Learning, Collective Intelligence, Competency, Concept, Connected Educators, Creating Mind, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Design Learning, Digital CitizenShip, Digital Footprint, Digital Intelligence, Digital Lëtzebuerg, Digital Luxembourg, Digital4EDUcation, DQ, Education, Education 4.0, eLeadership, eLearning, Electronics, Electronics Tutorials, Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Environment, EQ, eSkills, ESP8266, Ethical Mind, ethics, Europe, For a Better World, Free courses, Future Work Skills, Global, Global Collaboration, growth mindset, Holistic view of EDUcation in the future, Home-Work, HowTo, Innovation, Internet Of Things, IoT, Key Instructors, Leadership, Learning By Doing, Learning to Learn, LoRaWAN, Luxembourg, maker, Maker PracTICE, MakerED, MakerSpace, MakerSpaces, Modern EDU, Motivation, NodeMCU, Not ONLY rights but also responsibilities, Often Asked Questions, Open Mind, Personal profit, PKM, PLN, PracTICE, Proactive Thinking, Professional Development, Professional EDUcators TEACHers, Project Based Learning, Quality Courses, Reality, Reflecting, Respectful Mind, Responsibility, Right use of Technology, Rise Of The Professional Educator, Science, Skills, STEM, Student Centred, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Sustainability, Synthesizing Mind, Teacherpreneurs, Technology Integration, The Things Network, TTN, understanding, Understanding the internet

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

CitiZEN-Science: WHAT is it and is it worth to follow?!!

CitiZEN-Science: WHAT is it and is it worth to follow?!!

.

programmerman2

.


CitiZEN-Science: WHAT is it and is it worth to follow?!!

[Begin Text Wikipedia]:

Citizen science (CS; also known as community sciencecrowd sciencecrowd-sourced sciencecivic sciencevolunteer monitoring, or online citizen science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur (or nonprofessional) scientists.[1] Citizen science is sometimes described as “public participation in scientific research,” participatory monitoring, and participatory action research whose outcomes are often advancements in scientific research, as well as an increase in the public’s understanding of science.[2][3] Based on Alexa rankings[4] iNaturalist is currently the most popular citizen science website[5] followed by eBird[6] and then Zooniverse[7] in second and third place respectively.

[End Text Wikipedia]

Find below a GREAT article, who explains very well:

[Begin Text SciStarter]:

As we face global challenges, we may want to find local ways to make a difference in protecting endangered species, safeguarding water sources, preventing disease, or accelerating medical research. Science needs more eyes, ears and perspectives than any scientist possesses. Enter citizen science: a collaboration between scientists and those of us who are just curious or concerned and motivated to make a difference. People just like you are collecting data by taking photos of clouds or streams, documenting changes in nature, using smartphone sensors to help scientists monitor water and air quality, or playing games to help advance health and medical research.  A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. Typically, public involvement is in data collection, analysis, or reporting.

There are thousands of opportunities to participate in this movement that’s sweeping the globe! Find them on SciStarter.org .

[End Text SciStarter]:

Well, I don’want to say much more about this, apart that I back it up! I find it extremely interesting and it should get used in schools as it would certainly make students interested into Science.

As far as I know, it is ALSO used in a school in my country Luxembourg:

It would be perfect (my opinion) for STEM and MakerED, Maker-Spaces, as it is PracTICE!

 

MORE to come, next blog post about the already existing PracTICE:

 

.


.

Key words necessary for me to create this blog post: CitiZEN-Science, STEM, MakerED, Maker-Spaces, PracTICE, LEARNing-By-Doing,

.

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


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

.
.
Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

.

.

.

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

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

.

Evolution of Education: Wordle Logo

.


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

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

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

Check ALSO please:

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

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

.


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

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

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

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

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

Check also, please:

 

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

Dynamic Learning

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

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

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

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

.

Learn more:

For Modern EDUcation, please keep in mind the below:

.

 

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

.

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

 

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

.

.

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

.


.

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


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

.


.

Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

.

.

.

.

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

THE CHANGE: Trend in EDUcation to Make EDUcators TEACHers MORE Professional

THE CHANGE: Trend in EDUcation to Make EDUcators TEACHers MORE Professional

.

Evolution of Education: Wordle Logo

.


Trend in EDUcation to Make EDUcators TEACHers MORE Professional

mediocrity-reward-nice-talkingSince I follow EDUcators, TEACHers on Social Media twitter (2009), I must admit that too many of them (a lot) are on a Mediocrity status, even on a BAD status, which is no more acceptable in 21st Century!! Using Social Media twitter and others (new technologies…) to forward OLD, outdated mentality!, with a NOT up-to-date Professional Development and a lack of modern Pedagogy!!

This post is NOT mentioned for bashing, BUT to go for Deep-Thinking about the profession of EDUcators, TEACHers and its evolution.

BUT they are showing up as being superior to all others; blocking other experienced education related persons which give them feedback for better ways, and building up a PLN (Personal [Professional] Learning Network) with the same interests and same mentality where everybody is endorsing each member with ONLY nice talking, feedback is NOT welcome.

THEY want to shine on the web, presenting themselves as a golden statue, whereby the core is wooden and the surface is ONLY gold plated! 😉 The trend is to create Twitter-Chats for Professional Development, which is GOOD anyway, BUT by continuing with a “Fixed Mindset” by using modern technology and Social Media is NOT professional at all!! OH YES, EDUcators, TEACHers are ALSO narcissistic persons, even probably more as youth and career driven. Being humble isn’t their force, arrogance is present on a daily basis…!

.

And as most of you know me, a related music 😉

.

 

.

 

The trend overall on the globe is to use ONLY EdTech and apps and the Modern Pedagogy isn’t used at all!! That’s the wrong way!!

.

 

.

.

.

With that “Fixed Mind” they stay on the “Status Quo”  as their outdated … is ONLY transferred by just using modern technology! In Modern-Education it’s about the learners, students; it’s about “Learning-To-Learn”!

Schools and EDUcation can’t follow anymore that quick as quick the Real-World is changing constantly and nobody knows actually WHAT will be NEW tomorrow!

.

.

.

There is a SHIFT needed, and THAT shift needs to be done in the mind, check below, please.

.

MUST READ BOOKS-2

.

Simple BUT WRONG

 

 

 

Learn more:

.


Modernizing Teaching

By analyzing the behavior of EDUcators, TEACHers on Social Media, especially on twitter, one must admit that a more professional attitude is to get learned; check below please, to find some pists.

.

Click the image, please, to access the article.

.

Learn more:

For Modern EDUcation, please keep in mind the below:

.

 

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

.

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

 


.

GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2.

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

.


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


...

Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

 

.

.

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

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

.

Evolution of Education: Wordle Logo

.


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

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

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

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

 

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

Check also, please:

 

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

Dynamic Learning

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

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

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

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

.

Learn more:

For Modern EDUcation, please keep in mind the below:

.

 

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

.

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

 


.

GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2.

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

.


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


...

Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

 

.

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

.

.

.

.

 

 
1 Comment

Posted by on August 28, 2017 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Adaptive Learning, Adult Learning, Analyzing, Andragogy, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Autodidact, Awareness, BEE CREATIVE, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Big Data, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Blog creation, Blogs, Bring Your Own Device, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), BYOD, Coaching, Coding, Collaboration, Collaborative Learning, Collective Intelligence, Competency, Concept, Connected Educators, Creating Mind, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking-a need!, Criticism, Curation, cybersecurity, Design Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Digital CitizenShip, Digital Footprint, Digital Intelligence, DQ, Education, Education 4.0, eLeadership, eLearning, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Entrepreneurship, EQ, eSkills, Ethical Mind, ethics, Europe, Facebook, FAQ, Feedback, Flipped Classroom, Flipped Learning, Free courses, Future Work Skills, Gamification, Gaming, Global Collaboration, growth mindset, Holistic view of EDUcation in the future, HowTo, Innovation, Internet Of Things, IoT, itsecurity, Key Instructors, Leadership, Learning about Social Medias, Learning about Twitter, Learning basics of Cyber-Security-Practice, Learning By Doing, Learning to Learn, Luxembourg, maker, Maker PracTICE, MakerED, MakerSpace, MakerSpaces, Mixed Reality, Mobile Security, Modern EDU, Not ONLY rights but also responsibilities, Open Mind, Personal Learning Network (PLN), Personalized Learning, PKM, PLN, PracTICE, Privacy, Proactive Thinking, Professional Development, Professional EDUcators TEACHers, Project Based Learning, QR, QR-Code, Quality Courses, RA, Reality, Reflecting, Respectful Mind, Responsibility, Right use of Technology, Rise Of The Professional Educator, Self-directed Learning, Sir Ken ROBINSON, Skills, Social Media, Student Centred, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Sustainability, Synthesizing Mind, Teacherpreneurs, Team-Teaching, Technology Integration, Twitter, Understanding the internet, Virtual Reality, VR, Wearables

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

SID2017: Safer Internet Day 2017-Participation

SID2017: Safer Internet Day 2017-Participation

.

We are ALL responsible for the internet

Image credit: http://www.ogilviedesign.co.uk/www.ogilviedesign.co.uk/Welcome.html

.


Safer Internet Day 2017 – Save the date!.

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

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

.

sid-gif

Click the animated image please to access the article.

 

.

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

.

.

.


 

 

Learning IT-Security

.

My participation for the SID2017

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

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

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

Here below the links of OUR blog post:

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

.

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

.

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

.

I participate on #SID2017 in Luxembourg/Europe.

.

Click the image please to access the article.

 

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

.

Cyber-security – a shared responsibility

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

.

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

WE can do it by learning and teaching the basics of Cyber-Security and ALSO by helping international organizations such as “Safer Internet Day” to become a catalyst for such a difficult task!!!

.

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

.

.

That is why I am participating on SID2017 with my FREE courses here:

My English contributions:

.

My German contributions:

.

My French contributions:

.

and also with my curation here:

.


Motivation To Work Together, Give It A Try

thumbs upMOTIVATION: Knowing NOW how important it is to take part of such a great Event, I encourage YOU ALL to take part of it by any possible action, even as a private person! I encourage especially private persons to display the banner from SID2017 on their blogs and/or websites :)

Where can I get the banners?

 

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

.

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).

.
.
Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

.

.

.

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 30, 2017 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Analyzing, Apps, Autodidact, Awareness, BEE CREATIVE, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Big Data, Blogs, Botnet, Bring Your Own Device, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), browser, Browser Vulnerabilities, Browsers, BYOD, Coaching, Collaboration, Collaborative Learning, Collective Intelligence, Comics, Competency, Connected Educators, Creating Mind, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Criticism, Curation, Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Hygiene, Cyber-Security Blogs, Cyber-Security in Schools, Cyber-Security is NOW Priority in the US, Cyber-Security Twitter Experts, Cyber-War, Cyber-weapon, cybersecurity, Dangers of storage devices, data breaches, Data-Breaches, Data-Breaches in Education, DDoS, Device Theft, Digital CitizenShip, Digital Footprint, Digital Intelligence, Digital Lëtzebuerg, Digital Luxembourg, Digital4EDUcation, DQ, Education, Education 4.0, eLeadership, eLearning, Emotional Intelligence, Encryption, Engagement, Entrepreneurship, EQ, eSkills, Ethical Mind, ethics, Europe, FAQ, Feedback, Free courses, Get smart with 5 minutes tutorials, Global, Global Collaboration, Holistic view of EDUcation in the future, HowTo, ICT Awareness, Ideas for a more secure Internet, Identity Theft, Internet Of Things, IT-Security Scouts, IT-Security Worksheets, IT-Security/Part1-browsers, IT-Security/Part2-check your computer, IT-Security/Part3-Update your third party applications, IT-Security/Part4-Surf more secure-which web sites to trust, IT-Security/Part5-Not Only Internet-Safety/ALSO IT-Security, itsecurity, Key Instructors, Leadership, Learn with books, Learning about Social Medias, Learning about Twitter, Learning basics of Cyber-Security-Practice, Learning By Doing, Luxembourg, Mobile Botnet, Mobile Security, Modern EDU, Naivety, Not ONLY rights but also responsibilities, Personal Learning Network (PLN), Phishing, PKM, PLN, Potentially Unwanted Programs, PracTICE, Prison, Privacy, Proactive Thinking, Professional Development, Quality Courses, Reflecting, Reflexes, Respectful Mind, Responsibility, Right use of Technology, Rise Of The Professional Educator, Secure Surfing, Security in Schools, Seniors, SID2017, Skills, Smart TV's, Social Media, Spam, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Sustainability, Synthesizing Mind, Teacherpreneurs, Technology Integration, Third Party Applications, TOR-Anonymat, Tracing, Tutorials, understanding, Understanding the internet, Updates, Virtual Savant Child, Visual IT-Security, Vulnerabilities, Weakest Link in the Security-Chain, Wearables, WiFi, WordPress

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-The rotating and moving plastic container

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-The rotating and moving plastic container

.

Rotating and moving plastic container

 

.


The rotating and moving plastic container

Half Square Nut as unbalance

Click image please to enlarge.

.

In previous blog post (tutorial) WE used a vibration motor from an old smartphone and we were learning also about the How-To about a vibration motor is working; it is about “Unbalance“. This unbalance is normally unwanted for motors, but for vibration motors it is a MUST. The motor we used was a 3 Volts motor and very small. In THIS NEW project we will use a 9 Volts DC-Motor and we will create from a normal motor a vibration motor with a little trick.

.

.

..

.

 

Square Nut

Click image please to enlarge.

.

.

.

We will use a square nut and saw it in the middle, then taking the hot glue pistol and gluing it (one half) on the shaft of the 9 Volts DC-Motor.

.

.

.

.

Learn more:

9 Volts DC Motors are actually very cheap, check below please:

.

 

 


Let us have a look on the unbalance and vibrations motors

A vibrating motor is essentially a motor that is improperly balanced. In other words, there is an off-centered weight attached to the motor’s rotational shaft that causes the motor to wobble. The amount of wobble can be changed by the amount of weight that you attach, the weight’s distance from the shaft, and the speed at which the motor spins.

Learn more:

 

.

.

vibration-motor

Click image please to access the article.

.


The schematics

Let us first have a look on the schematics where WE will discover some NEW stuff, a mini motor; in this case it is an “vibration motor“.

.

moving-plastic-containe-schematics

Click image please to enlarge

.

VELCRO.

.

As you can see there is NOTHING special; we just put five (5) elements (4 flashing LEDS, a vibration motor) in parallel. The motor will get fixed with hot glue on the bottom. And we have a switch to switch on/off our circuit. As battery we use a 9 Volts battery which will get fixed with “VELCRO” on the bottom.

.

.

.

Learn more:

Calculating the resistor value with a 9 Volts battery and knowing that the flashing LEDs will be 3 Volts and consuming 20 mA. SO: 9-3=6 Volts which will get needed to take away from the LEDs. Check below please:

.

led-series-resistor-calculator

.

The shown value is 300 Ohms, but that is NOT a standard value. We will use a 330 Ohm resistor, as it is a standard value.

Useful online help:

 


The tools needed

Check below please WHAT the tools are that you will need for this project. The small saw is needed to cut out a small piece of 55 x 45 mm from the stripboard. That part is needed for soldering the resistor and the switch and is used to make the necessary connections to the other parts.

 

 

tools-list-electronic-arts

Click image please to enlarge.

.

steinel-neo1-hot-glue-pistol.

.

.

Concerning the hot-glue pistol which you need as well, I recommend the one from “STEINEL” as it is a Cordless all-purpose glue applicator. Neat, practical, accurate. Cordless hot-melt glue pen neo1 for all gluing jobs around the home, particularly lightweight and practical, cordless gluing with rechargeable Li-Ion battery, ready for gluing in 15 sec.

.

.

 

Learn more:

The price is around 35€, but worth to spend that money, comfortable precise working…

 


The Parts List

As mostly usual in my tutorials, WE will create on the beginning ONLY small stuff with some effects and a little bit of theory to give YOU the fun and the sense for electronics. SO, in this project there also ONLY a few components, such as: 9 Volts DC-Motor, Flashing LEDs, 1 resistor, 1 switch, a 9 Volts Battery, a plastic container (actually a Ricotta Cheese plastic container).

.

Item and quantity

Supplier and order number

Price

1 x Stripboard CONRAD: 529531 2,19€
VELCRO tape  +/- 10 cm needed à 16,99€/1 m CONRAD: 546887  1,70€

1 x Empty plastic container +/- 10 cm diameter

1 x Switch CONRAD: 1377837 2,19€
1 x 9 Volts battery CONRAD: 658014  3,99€

1 x 9 Volt Battery Clip

 CONRAD: 624691

 0,44€
4 x 5mm flashing LEDs pack of 10 is $4.95 ADAFRUIT: ID 680 2,40€
1 x Flat Bandcable CONRAD: 604069  0,30€

1 x 9 Volts DC-Motor

 ADAFRUIT: ID711 1,95 
 1 x Resistor 330 Ohm

4 x LED clips 5 mm 100 pces is 9,99€

 CONRAD: 405191

CONRAD: 185806

0,10€ 

0,40€

 TOTAL: 15,66€ 

.

As you can see it is a very cheap project, ONLY 15,66€ and easy to realize! ALL what YOU need is a bit time, passion and here we GO! 😉 Have FUN!

.


The video of the project

Please check the video below to see it in action.

.

.


.

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


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

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

..

.

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Bandkabel, Unbalance explication, DC Motors, vibration motors,

.

 

Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

.

.

.

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics

Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics

.

first-steps-on-electronics-fritzing-layout-strip-board-print-out-sheet

.


Where to start?

platine-hartpapier

Strip-Board

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

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

.

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

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

.

Strip-Board-Power Supply

.

First steps in electronics

Necessary material

.

screw-terminal-2-pins.

.

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

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

.

abbiegevorrichtung.

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

 

.

.

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

.

strip-board and wire lengths.

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

.

Solder side

.

 

Strip-board solder side

.

.

.

Solder side

Click the above image please to enlarge it

.

Cutting off stick out wire

.

.

.

dsc_0504

Click the above image please to enlarge it

.

Disconnect the upper strips from the lower

strips by breaking the copper with

a 4,5 mm HSS drill

.

dsc_0503

Click the above image please to enlarge it

 

Selfmade stripboard cutter

with a grill handle

and an 4.5 mm HSS drill

Selfmade stripboard cutter

Click image please to enlarge

 

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

.


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

.

battery-symbols

Battery symbols

.

diodes-symbols

Diode symbols

.

resistor-symbols

Resistor symbols

.

.

led-symbols

LED symbols

Learn more:

.


Strip-Board tutorial with Fritzing

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

.

.

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

.


Wiring and soldering on the strip-board

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

.

first-steps-on-electronics-fritzing-layout-strip-board

.

.

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

WHY has the resistor a value of 330 Ohm?

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

.

led-series-resistor-calculator-330-ohm

..

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

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

.

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

.

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

.

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

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

.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Check out my blog posts:

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

 

.


OHM’s Law, resistors and LEDs

.

led-symbols

.

.

Learn more:

.

 

.

led-symbols-anode-and-cathode.

.

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

.

.

.

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

..

ohms-law-calculator

Click the image please to access the online calculator

.

Useful online help:

.


The schematics of our project

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

.

first-steps-on-electronics-schematics-1

.


LED’s explained in German in a Video Tutorial

Please check the video tutorial below, in Deutsch:

.

.


Print out this sheet for YOUR PracTICE

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

.

first-steps-on-electronics-fritzing-layout-strip-board-print-out-sheet

.

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

.


.

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


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

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

.

Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

.

.

 

 
 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck

Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck

.

Evolution of Education: Wordle Logo

.


Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck

marcteusch_2013-390x390As on October 26th 2016 I had an interview with Marc TEUSCH in the Makerspace maach3” in LTEttelbruck. This is the third interview from EDUcation in Luxembourg of a series which I intend to do; the first one was about <===> Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System, followed by Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 5) Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE. For me personally it was ALSO a pleasure to visit the place as it was my old school, lots of memories and lots of positive changes in the last 40 years since I left the place… I hereby thank a lot Mr. Marc TEUSCH for having accepted my request for having an interview with him. My first request was made over Social Media Twitter (on DM; Private Message) as WE are following each other.

First WE were talking about on the HOW the “Makerspaces” were created in Luxembourg and from WHERE they come (the ideas…); as Marc told me that it isn’t a NEW idea, it actually started in the “Hackerspaces“, where Marc was ALSO involved in SYN2CAT/LEVEL2 Hackerspace Luxembourg, where I made an interview recently, Digital Luxembourg Interviews-Hackerspaces-SYN2CAT-LEVEL2, as one of its creators and founders. Marc had the idea to create a “Makerspace” in 2012 on its working place at “LTEttelbruck“, first experiments were created… And it was on March 6th 2013 that Marc was speaking about “Makerspaces” on a TEDxLuxembourg event, check video below please:

 

.

.

Let us have a look on THE How-To “Makerspaces” in Luxembourg are working, its Philosophy and Concept, by checking the “Mindmap” below:

.

whats-in-a-makerspace

Click the Mindmap, please, to enlarge it.

.

The idea and concept of the current BEE Creative project (http://www.bee-creative.lu), which is part of the ministry’s Digital(4)Education (http://www.digital4education.lu) effort, was conceived and developed by Marc and as such, he’s the national coordinator of Makerspaces in Luxembourg (http://www.makerspace.lu).

[Gust MEES] Remark the “Flat Hierarchy“, I love it! THIS is exactly WHAT is necessary for “Creativity” <===> Let it GO, let it flow… <===> and with THIS concept I am sure by 100% that it will be a success!!! I wish I would be 45 years younger to participate in it 😉

THIS “Concept” as used in Luxembourg is unique in Europe!! It’s ONLY in its beginning phase, BUT [Marc TEUSCH] told me WHAT is foreseen on a “Long-Term view”: 

  • Getting Makerspaces in ALL schools in Luxembourg
  • Possibility to bring in Makerspaces into the curriculum, ideas and preparation on its way…
  • Makerspaces could (and should be…) a trampoline between the schools (THEORY) and the workingforce/Industry (PracTICE) to close the gap…
    • [Gust MEES] I completely agree with THAT!! I remember when I had my first job in the industry and I faced THE DIFFERENCE between the learned AND <===> SchoolCocoon Mentality <===> and WHAT really happens in the PracTICE!! OMG, I suffered :(((

.

Check ALSO, please:

.

It was in December 2013 that Marc TEUSCH was contacted by “SCRIPT” from “Luxembourg EDUcation” where he presented his ideas and vision about “Makerspaces” in Luxembourg, which was heartily welcomed as the country was looking for a NEW strategy in EDUcation to prepare it to the freshly launched campaign about “Digital Luxembourg” AND “Digital4EDUcation“.

Learn more:

.

As a reminder about WHAT the strategy is, check PIC below, please:

.

Digital 4 EDUcation-Luxembourg-2015-2-BEECREATIVE

.

Makerspaces are a GREAT way to close the gap between schools (THEORY) and the workingforce/Industry as the learners can GET the “PracTICE-Feeling” through tinkering around in the “Makerspaces” and the “Coaches” will see ALSO WHO has capabilities to GET guided to a “PracTICE-LEARNing“… This is called “Orientation Professionnelle” in the “Luxembourg EDUSystem“…

Actually there are already +/- 20 Makerspaces ready to launch by Februray 2017 and more in preparation…

.


Projects run by LTEttelbruck

[Gust MEES] Well, THEY do a lot actually, please have a look, impressive:

ltettelbruck-logo

 

.

.

.

.

.


My Personal View AND PracTICE

 

.

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

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

.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Check out my blog posts:

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

 

.


My Memories and Nostalgia 

.

Framing in EDUcation

The <===> Makerspace Movement <===> ISN’T something NEW actually as it happend already +/- 45-50 years ago with an other name! At that time it was called <===> Do It Yourself (#DIY) <===> and was seen as pure HOBBY and NOT endorsed by EDUcation! SO, it took minimum 45 years before EDUcation realized its importance! 

WHY do I say this? Well, I was one of those pioneers at that time in my youth; I used already electronics (transistors, integrated circuits, LED displays and also analog displays…) in my learning in PracTICE projects as it wasn’t foreseen yet… I won ALSO an electronics contest in 1979 from Germanic countries, which later helped me to find a BETTER job!

For evidence, here some pictures below:

.

 

.

.

..

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).

.

marcteusch_2013-390x390The author Marc TEUSCH is a software engineer and the head of the computer science department in the Lycée Technique in Ettelbruck (http://www.ltett.lu). He’s a founder of several non-profit organisations amongst which the syn2cat hackerspace (http://www.syn2cat.lu) and the Graffiti Research Lab Luxembourg (http://www.grl.lu). The idea and concept of the current BEE Creative project (http://www.bee-creative.lu), which is part of the ministry’s Digital(4)Education (http://www.digital4education.lu) effort, was conceived and developed by Marc and as such, he’s the national coordinator of makerspaces in Luxembourg (http://www.makerspace.lu). Marc has also been a teacher of computer science since 1998 and is currently attached to the school board where he initiated many innovative school-wide projects such as the CDays (http://www.ltett.lu/?page_id=3602).

.

Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

.

.

.

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Reflections on a professional STRATEGY for eSkills-eLeadership

Reflections on a professional STRATEGY for eSkills-eLeadership

.

Evolution of Education: Wordle Logo

.


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

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

.

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

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

eSkills map_0

Click the above image please to access the article

Related articles:

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

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

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

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

.

WHAT is done in Luxembourg?

Here below what I know so far:

 

.


WHAT are eSkills actually!???

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

Based on the above I created a concept:

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

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

 

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

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

.

 

MUST READ BOOKS

 

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

Learn more:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

.

Learn more:

.


Social Media and its influence and the “Digital Intelligence”

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

.

DQ

Click the image above please to access the related links.

.

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

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

Learn more:

.


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

.

..

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

this would be possible! 

.


Let us talk ALSO about Soft skills

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

.

SOFTSKILLS

Click the above image please to access the article.

.

Learn more:

.


Let us talk ALSO about “Professional Learning”

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

.

Professional Learning

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

 

.

.


WHAT else should WE consider!?

programmerman2

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

.


Author’s Social Media Accounts, Connect With Me

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

.

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

.

.

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

.

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).

.

.

.

.

.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 3, 2016 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Adaptive Learning, Adult Learning, Analyzing, Andragogy, Annotum-Theme, Autodidact, Awareness, BEE CREATIVE, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Big Data, Blog creation, Blogs, Coaching, Collaboration, Collaborative Learning, Collective Intelligence, Comics, Competency, Concept, Connected Educators, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking-a need!, Criticism, Culture, Curation, Curriculum, cybersecurity, Design Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Digital CitizenShip, Digital Intelligence, DQ, Education, Education 4.0, eLeadership, eLearning, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Entrepreneurship, EQ, eSkills, Ethical Mind, ethics, Europe, FAQ, Free courses, FREE-courses, Future Work Skills, Global Collaboration, Holistic view of EDUcation in the future, How To stay organized, HowTo, ICT Awareness, Innovation, Internet Of Things, IoT, Key Instructors, Leadership, Learn with books, Learning about Twitter, Learning basics of Cyber-Security-Practice, Learning By Doing, Learning to Learn, Luxembourg, Meetings, Modern EDU, Motivation, Personal Learning Network (PLN), Personalized Learning, PKM, PLN, PracTICE, Proactive Thinking, Professional Development, Quality Courses, Reality, Reflecting, Responsibility, Right use of Technology, Rise Of The Professional Educator, Self-directed Learning, Skills, Social Media, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Sustainability, Synthesizing Mind, Teacherpreneurs, Technology Integration, Twitter, Twitter Chat

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,