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Xmas and Holiday Gifts Which Make Sense For LEARNing

Xmas and Holiday Gifts Which Make Sense For LEARNing

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Maker-Coding

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WHAT gifts to buy for the kids for Xmas and Holidays?

Every year the same question, isn’t it!? WHY not thinking about to buy gifts from where and with that the kids will learn? It might be good to have a look on WHAT are the skills required for the future from youth, students, learners and upon that making your choice! Actually (2017) the trends are in the maker scene and coding scene! Engineers, coding people and ICT specialists are needed, the workforce, industry is searching!!

What is the maker scene?

I invite you to read my bog post about it below, please:

Variable Power Supply-work in progressIn the Makerspaces as well as in Maker-EDUcation the creativity and PracTICE are getting fostered to be prepared for what the workforce and the industry are needing! The kids, students, learners are Learning-By-Doing and that is with fun involved also! They are not only tinkering around but they get coached in a “NO Hierarchy” space; in Luxembourg. SO, they can communicate with each other to solve problems and as well later also doing the same through the Social-Media and forums. They learn also by that way to build teams and are able for team-work later once out of school.

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Team-Work is one of the essential skills which students, learners need to have for the future! Read also my blog post below, please, which explains WHAT the skills for the future are:

Learn more by reading my blog posts from Makerspaces in Luxembourg:

In the above blog posts you will find information what is happening and you can contact the responsible persons for more information; let your kids go there and have fun by LEARNing-By-Doing! 😉

What is the coding scene?

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 languageTechnology is part of our life, and coding brings it closer to you!

I invite you to read my blog post below, please:

 


Ideas to get people interested to become makers

Makermag1-July 2017.

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Here, below, some ideas for the makers:

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Ideas to get people interested into Coding

Arduino-Assembling.

Here, below, some ideas for Coding:

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WHERE to buy quality stuff?

Let your creativity go, let it flow! 😉 Just have fun with LEARNing-By-Doing!

But, WHERE to buy the stuff to be sure it is also quality!? Please check below my selection:


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


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

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

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino website, tutorials, coding examples, step by step introduction, no fear, Arduino projects, Conrad, where to buy the stuff, creativity, communication, teamwork, future skills,

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Check also, please:

 

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

Dynamic Learning

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

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

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

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

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Learn more:

For Modern EDUcation, please keep in mind the below:

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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

 


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

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


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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

 

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

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Luxembourg EDUcation Interviews: STEM, Robotics participation in First Global Competition in 2017

Luxembourg EDUcation Interviews:  STEM, Robotics participation in First Global Competition in 2017

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THE Competition itself

2017 FIRST  GLOBAL CHALLENGE – GAME DESIGN

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the official game of the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge, H2O FLOW! In H2O FLOW, teams learn
 about real-world water
 scarcity and 
contamination issues. In 
the game, two villages
 exist on either side of a 
contaminated river. The
 villagers compete to
 create and store purified 
water in their respective
 reserves. In a laboratory
 up stream, the villagers 
come together to research the contaminants and ultimately create a purification system so contaminants are removed before they reach the villages, thus providing clean water for all. In the end, each village prepares for the coming flood by searching for higher ground.

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How does it work?

Match is 2:30 minutes long and six (6) teams are competing where one team (3 countries) is called “Aqua Team” and the other one (3 countries) is called “Hydro Team“.

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Best is to watch the video below, who explains in detail:

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Check the FAQ for more, please:

 

Winners of the FIRST Global Grand Challenge Award Teams

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Team Luxembourg finished 61 out of 163 teams (157 nations)!

[Ronny OSWEILER] After plenty hours of hard work, Team Luxembourg has been awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” that recognizes professional achievement, advanced education, commitment to STEM, time management and superior performance during the competition.

Congratulations to all students!

Team Luxembourg could have been 48th, if in game 5, we would have done the climbing, but due to technical reasons the robot was stuck. Those 20 points would have been important.

[Gust MEES] We will discuss this in the section “Incident in round five for Team Luxembourg“, below!

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Check out the complete ranking here:

And watch some videos from the competition here:


Team Luxembourg’s Robot

Please find below some photos of “Team Luxembourg’s Robot“: Click on the photos to enlarge them.

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Interview from RTL in Luxembourgish

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How did OUR neighbors and OTHER countries in Europe rank, just for curiosity?

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Germany made place 5, Finland made place 9, Italy made place 11, Estonia made place 31, Ireland made place 42, Romania made place 46, Austria made place 54, Portugal made place 63, Denmark made place 91, Latvia made place 98, Greece made place 108, Sweden made place 110, Bulgaria made place 111, Spain made place 112, UK made place 137, France made place 149, Belgium made place 156.

United States made place 141.

 

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The NEXT “First Global Challenge” will be in Mexico-City in 2018 . The “Team Luxembourg” will participate probably…

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Incident in round five for Team Luxembourg

[Ronny OSWEILER] In round five, the robot of Team Canada touched our robot and disconnected our battery cable. We were unable to move for the rest of the match and lost a lot of potential points in that way. As one can see in the video, we had collected a lot of blue balls which could have been scored. Also it was impossible to climb the bar at the end of the match.
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[Gust MEES] How did Team Canada react after WHAT happend!??

[Ronny OSWEILER] They apologized for what happened. It was not their intention, as they were allied to us during that match.

 

Video from LAM-Code Club where one can see exactly WHAT happend, check below please (at approximately 1 min 11):

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The preparation before the tournament

 

programmerman-animated[Gust MEES] 1) How did it start; did YOU get an invitation to participate?

[Ronny OSWEILER] The teachers at the LAM got offered the project of forming a team to represent Luxembourg by SCRIPT. We only got to know about the project very late, so time was of the essence. We had to gather a group of students within two days.
As Annabel is currently studying science of education and is also interested in technology, I asked her to join me in mentoring the team.

 

[Gust MEES] 2) WHEN did YOU start the preparations?

[Annabel SCHOELLEN] The preparations started at the end of march, when we had to gather all necessary information about the students, as well as ensure everyone has got a passport to travel to the United States. Then we had to wait for the robot, which arrived after the Easter holidays. From that moment onward, we started brainstorming on the robot to build, and prototype our ideas.

 

[Gust MEES] 3) WHO were the responsible persons for the “Team Luxembourg”?

[Ronny OSWEILER] The main people that mentored the students while building the robot were Ronny Osweiler (teacher at LAM) , Micael Leal (teacher at LAM) and Annabel Schoellen (student in Science of Education). But the project could only be realized with the organizational help of Christian Boudot and Fabrice Roth, both teachers at LAM, as well as the direction of the LAM.

 

[Gust MEES] 4) From WHICH schools did the students come from?

[Ronny OSWEILER] As the time for the prepartions was very limited, it was not possible to organize a national qualification contest. We took some of our most talented students, as well as some students from other schools. The students were: Laura Märker (LAM), Yannick Martins Dos Santos (LAM), Pit Baum (LAM), Kimon Leners (LAM), Lina Chen (LAM), Atreyam Sharma (École Européenne), Shawn Teusch (LGL). Pit Baum was the captain of the team.

 

[Gust MEES] 5) Did the students travel and participate for FREE, OR did THEY have to pay a participation!?

 

[Annabel SCHOELLEN] The students had to pay no money for the participation at the project, otherwise I think that this could have been a barrier for potentially brilliant minds. Education and the development of technological and social skills should always be accessible for everyone. This was only possible because of our generous sponsors.

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[Gust MEES] 6) What was the motto of the team?


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[Ronny OSWEILER] For us, the team was a representation of the diversity of Luxembourg. We had 7 students with 5 different nationalities (Luxembourgish, French, German, Portuguese and Indian) . This was the reason that we took the slogan “A team as diverse as its country“. We wanted to show the other nations in Washington the acceptance and diversity that Luxembourg has to offer.

[Gust MEES] To understand the above, one must know that in Luxembourg the part of the population without Luxembourg nationality is close to 48%.

 

Learn more:

 

[Gust MEES] Update (25-07-2017): MarcTEUSCH and Madhumalti were supporting during their Washington stay! Marc was present because his son is in “TeamLuxembourg” and I made already an interview with him here:

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Visit in the Luxembourg Embassy

At The Embassy.

The team got contacted by the Luxembourgish Embassy in Washington, and even got a visit from the Consul Stan Myck at their booth in the DAR Constitution Hall and by Franz Schilling during the opening ceremony. The team was also invited to visit the Embassy and was welcomed by the H.E. Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, who showed them the whole embassy and gave them historical background information about the presence of Luxembourg in Washington..

 


Strange things were happening, “Team BURUNDI” disappeared!

800px-Missing_map.svgAfter taking part in an international robotics competition in Washington DC, six Burundi teenagers have been reported missing. Two of the students were seen leaving the US for Canada.

A police spokesperson said authorities “do not have any indication of foul play” as the investigation continues into what happened after the group attended the FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition with students from 157 nations.

Four of the teenagers seem to be in a safe place, but police are not reporting any details as yet, according to the Washington Post.

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Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

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Sponsors of Team Luxembourg

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[Ronny OSWEILER] Thank you again to all of our sponsors! The project would not have been possible without you! Exigo s.a. Luxinnovation Technoport SA electronic-shop Paul Wurth

Websites of the companies:

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WHAT Luxembourg EDUcation is doing for creativity by using Maker-Spaces in MakerED

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Luxembourg is investing in the future by using ModernEDU with and about ICT, as well based on CREATIVITY, since the launch of <===> Digital Lëtzebuerg <===> Check links below, please (my interviews included):

 

Check ALSO NON-PROFIT organizations in Luxembourg WHO were pioneers, visionaries, AND present on the field before EVEN the Government decided to act:

From the above mentioned NON-PROFIT organizations emerged people WHO NOW are the main leaders in the field of MakerED in Luxembourg 😉

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


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

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

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Annabel SCHOELLEN.

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The author Annabel SCHOELLEN (22) is currently student in Science of Education at the University of Luxembourg. She is passionately interested in education, art and science. She aims to make the world a better place by sensitizing already young people for problems and to motivate them to find solutions by using STEM.

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Ronny OSWEILER.

The author Ronny OSWEILER (29) is informatics teacher at the Lycée des Arts et Métiers, one of the few Future Hubs in Luxembourg. He made his Master in Computer Science in 2013 and then carried on to become a computer science teacher, as both interest in technology and education have always been his main interests. He is also one of the teachers working at the Code Club of the Lycée des Arts et Métiers.

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Creativity, Life-Long Learning, Learning To Learn, Learning By doing, BASE ONE, BEECREATIVE, Maker Spaces, Coding, MakerED, robots, robotics, Engagement, Coaching, Mentoring, costs, sponsoring, fairness, competition, travel, United States, US, privacy, border controls,  

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe)

Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe)

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Makerfest at LTESCH in Luxembourg (Europe)

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A <===> Makerfest <===> was organized at Lycée Technique ESCH/ALZETTE on 04-07-2017. Over 1.000 persons, apparently 2.000 expected, were present on the second Makerfest at LTESCH (Luxembourg), organized by BEECREATIVE, Service National de la Jeunesse, SCRIPT. Lots of different schools from around the country were present with their students (learners) from any age! As presenters of THEIR MakerSpaces and/or as visitors to take part in the many offered “ateliers”. From 3D Printing, Laser cutting, Green Screen video recordings, Fidget-Spinners making (THAT was THE HIT!), coding with Scratch, LEGO MINDSTORMS and NOT to forget <===> KNIWWELINO <===> a NEW project created by LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology) who was specially developed to meet the needs of coding for youth!
It was a pleasure to see with HOW MANY fun the kids and teens were “making” and LEARNing 😉 IF THAT isn’t the future, WHAT else! 😉 I wish I would be that young again to visit such schools 😉

Please check the video below:

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BEECREATIVE has created its FIRST <===> Makermag <===> with lots of interesting articles showing the activities in the different MakerSpaces and ALSO with a tutorial!.

The MakerSpace <===> BASE ONE <===> at <===> Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City <===> is NOW ALSO <===> Open Space <===> on Saturdays from 10:00h to 12:00h and from 13:00h to 15:00h where parents can come in together with their kids!!

More infos:

The next <===> Makerfest <===> will be hold on 11-12-2017 and 12-12-2017 at <===> Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City!

Some interesting links:

 

As a reminder WHAT <===> MakerSpaces <===> are in Luxembourg (Europe), remark THE word <===> NO HIERARCHY! <===> and coaching as well, NOT teaching!

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


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

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

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

 

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Creativity, Life-Long Learning, Learning To Learn, Learning By doing, BASE ONE, BEECREATIVE, Laser cutter, 3D Printing, Green Screen Videos, Stop-Motion Videos, tutorials, linking to other blog posts, KNIWWELINO, LIST, SCRIPT,

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Coaching instead of Teaching in Modern EDUcation

Coaching instead of Teaching in Modern EDUcation

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Coaching in Modern EDUcation, the benefits

Framing in EDUcation.

Learners, students learn BETTER when their brain is free, without any framing, thus meaning: include them into the learning process by guiding them through the <===> LEARNing Process <===> instead of teaching ONLY linear lessons WHERE YOU are the BOSS, give up control and look for a Win-Win situation WHERE students, learners have a voice; WHERE THEY can take THEIR OWN responsibility of THEIR LEARNing. Coach THEM (the students, learners) THE How-To of <===> #LEARNing2LEARN <===> because THAT IS <===> #ModernEDU <===> which they need to be prepared for <===> #LifeLongLEARNing <===> by using Social Media, especially Twitter to build THEIR <===> #PLN Personal [Professional] LEARNing Network <===> through Curation combined with Social Media. And through THAT LEARNing-Path THEY will be able to create THEIR OWN #PKM <===> Personal [Professional] Knoledge Management.

 

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

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

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

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

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Innovative pedagogical practices

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

YOU certainly will get a NEW view about modern EDUcation😉

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The difference between coaching and mentoring

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Click the above image please to access the article.

Please read the following article below who explains in detail:

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Mentoring

Mentoring is much more hands on and interpersonal.  As a leader or supervisor you are working hands on with a team member to facilitate the learning process.  Mentoring is sharing experiences, skills, and knowledge. It often takes place with an individual who is learning something that they have no previous knowledge about and it is something that they will need to master or at least be proficient in. Or it maybe learning how to navigate through an organization or explore new career paths.

Coaching

On the other hand, coaching generally does not focus on hard skill such as accounting, project management, or programming to name a few.  Coaching is a process that helps one to explore what may be holding them back from their true potential and often is focused more on behaviors than skills.

Think of a baseball coach, someone who is with the team and letting them do the work, however he/she will review the team and try to better their abilities across the field.  However imagine the same coach working with his pitcher and trying to teach him how to properly throw a curve ball.  The first scenario is simply coaching the team to raise productivity, and the second is mentoring an individual who is trying to learn a new skill or ability that he/she might not be able to properly learn on his or her own.

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LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept

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Over the years I developed and designed a possibility on the How-To use ICT for LEARNing and TEACHing which will prepare the LEARNers, students to fulfill the needs of the working market. It is mostly build up by coaching and NOT TEACHing as a <===> Win-Win situation is in mind and ALSO Collaboration <===> which are key factors in a modern society.

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Let us first have a look on the How-To design a course which gives the learners, students some engagement as THEY could reproduce it themselves after YOU showed them the How-To and will bring in some creativity as well 😉

 

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WE will use THAT system as shown on left-hand side shown image, isn’t it 😉 WE will give OUR learners, students autonomy and coaching them to become <===> Life-Long LEARNers <===> by <===> LEARNing To LEARN <===> through collaboration, by using blogging, curation, Social Media and by putting them into the drivers seat. THEY will learn to take responsibility to survive in a bi-directional world (Real World and Virtual World are interacting…) and WE will coaching THEM as well to be responsible <===> Digital CitiZEN <===> by LEARNing about the basics of <===> Cyber Security <===> as well and ALSO about <===> eSkills <===> as it is THEIR world with ALL the problems present which THEY have to fight for and in it!

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Sounds like a lot, isn’t it!? It’s actually NOT that difficult when well organized and designed, please check below (it takes some time…):

Here is a road map for visual understanding 😉

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Skills by Learning-By-Doing

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My Personal View AND PracTICE

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Learning from others

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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.

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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!!

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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 being Up-To Date with my <===> Professional Development <===>, even being retired NOW! THE pleasure of LEARNing!

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


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

Check out my blog posts:

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

 

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: coaching, Win-Win, respect by competence, competency, Teaching was yesterday, learning to learn, learning concept, ICT, Social Media, collaboration, Global Collaboration, students voice, put students in the drivers seat, responsibility, naivety, SchoolCocoon, quality, design the courses, challenging the 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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A Holistic View Of WHAT Will Influence EDUcation In The Future

A Holistic View Of WHAT Will Influence EDUcation In The Future

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WHAT Will Influence EDUcation In The Future?

programmerman-animatedThrough ICT the Real-World and especially the Virtual-World (both are influencing each other…) are changing quicker then WE can learn about, BUT WE must adapt to it and so must EDUcation! Therefore Universities must do research about the How-To to adapt and teaching about it… Luxembourg, a small country in Europe is doing so in September 2016, read more:

Luxembourg has already a “strategy to promote media literacy” as I got told in an interview, see image below please and click on the image to access the article.

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There is ALSO Finland WHO made a radical change to its EDUcation-Sytem, check below please: Finland uses <===> Phenomenon based learning

Meanwhile, before research finishes its studies, WE can already have a look on WHAT is NEW in Technology and WHAT probably would be of interest for EDUcation, as well as NEW Pedagogy Theories and NEW Trends:

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There will be a focus on Creativity as it was neglected too long in schools.

Because of the internet and Social Media there is NOW ALSO a new way of learning through collaboration, Global Collaboration, Peer-To-Peer Learning, mentoring, coaching:

AND as there is a global change in the way of HOW WE think about EDUcation, there are NOW ALSO <===> #TEACHerPreneurs:

There are ALSO drones and robots which could get easily integrated into Makerspaces and/or labs:

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Blockchain

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WHEN WE talk about “Entrepreneurship“, then WE MUST ALSO talking about “Blockchain and Bitcoin” as THEY are a Game-Changer in the future, check below please:

AND as WE are using ICT: internet with iPad, tablet, smartphones, laptops, PCs, Macs, small computers such as Arduino, Raspberry PI and Co, the “Internet of Things” WE MUST ALSO have basics knowledge of “CyberSecurity“, check below please:

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WE need ALSO to know about “Privacy“, “Digital Footprint” and “BIG DATA“, check below please:

 

In Europe, from the EU, there is already a manifesto for ModernEDU (eSkills), check below please:

 

And shouldn’t WE talk ALSO about “AI”, Artificial Intelligence? 

 

And last but not least Apps. I put Apps on the END of this list as Apps are ONLY facilitators, it is Pedagogy FIRST! 

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With ALL the above mentioned possibilities, how can WE already NOW make a concept of LEARNing?

NO Framing in EDUcationWith ALL the above mentioned possibilities, how can WE already NOW make a concept of LEARNing? Please check my blog post below:

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What is nearly for sure is THAT most courses will be PracTICE orientated, check my blog posts below, please:

And here WHAT probably will be the future, check below please:

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Design Principles for Professional Learning

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How can WE get informed more about!? I advice YOU to read following (multilingual) books and to follow the mentioned persons below:

MUST read books to understand WHAT #ModernEDU is, see PIC below please.

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

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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 being Up-To Date with my <===> Professional Development <===>, even being retired NOW! THE pleasure of LEARNing!

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


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

Check out my blog posts:

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

 

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Augmented Reality. #AR, Virtual Reality, #VR, Gaming, Coding, #MakerED, Personalized Learning, Coaching, Instructional Coaching, Teacherpreneur, Enterpreneurship, Problem based Learning, #PBL, Social Media, Twitter, Blogs, blogging, Curation, Google Hangouts, Apps as facilitators, NEW Pedagogy, Critical Thinking, Proactive Thinking, Cyber-Security, ICT related, Quality, Team Teaching, Team Learning, Collaboration, Global Collaboration, sharing, Learning To Learn, preparation for Life-Long Learning, Professional Learning Networks, Professional Knowledge Management, Parents involved in EDUcation of kids, MORE communication, SchoolCocoon will be MORE open, nearly everything will get taught through the use of ICT, #eSkills, Competency based learning, Blended learning, Pedagogy & #EdTech, Mindmaps, ThingLink, Infographics, Apps as facilitators,

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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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Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 5) Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE

Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 5) Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE

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Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE

Nadine SCHIRTZ and Yvonne ZOTZAs on July 25th 2016 I had an interview with Nadine SCHIRTZ and Yvonne ZOTZ in the The flagship makerspace of the national Youth Service SNJ “BASE 1” at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City. This is the second interview of a series which I intend to do; the first one was about <===> Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System.

I hereby thank a lot Mrs. Nadine SCHIRTZ for having accepted my request for having an interview with her. My first request was made over Social Media Facebook (on PM; Private Message) as WE are friends on Facebook (Social Media) and I am ALSO member of the “Advisory Board” from BEESECURE where Nadine is ALSO involved. Nadine replied to my request with giving me her work eMail Address. I sent her an official request by eMail and it was getting accepted; as YOU see Social Media has a lot of advantages 😉

I thank ALSO a lot Yvonne ZOTZ, the responsible person for the “BASE 1 at Forum Geesseknäppchen” (left-hand on the above photo).

It was a pleasure to talk together for 1h:30 to two lovely ladies with a LOT of competency and professional behavior! I enjoyed very much that conversation as especially WE were talking about the “Pedagogy” and “Social” behind and that it ISN’T pure “Technology”, THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!

Nadine is officially working for http://www.snj.public.lu/fr. Makerspaces in Luxembourg are set up via the BEE CREATIVE project by SCRIPT and SNJ in both formal education (schools) and non-formal education(child daycare structures, youth houses,…) settings.

Yvonne is THE “Space-Keeper“, the responsible person for the MakerspaceBASE 1” and she is ALSO running under contract of http://www.snj.public.lu/fr. Let us mention ALSO that the “Makerspaces” in Luxembourg are embodied by the “SCRIPT” from Luxembourg EDUcation System, where M. Serge LINCKELS coordinates them; I interviewed M. Serge LINCKELS already <===> Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System.

Let us remember HOW the STRATEGY of the Luxembourg EDUcation System is by watching the picture below, please:

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WHERE BEECREATIVE is making THIS part of the STRATEGY, check PIC please.

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As mentioned already above, each Makerspace has its “Space-Keeper”, the responsible person of that place. These “Space-Keeper’s” connect together WITH THEIR TEAMS throughNetworking“, Thus meaning: they have meetings over the internet through the “Cloud”<===> [NS] WHERE they meet regularly and in person in different makerspaces and at events to exchange views and projects. Of course, networking via IT-tools is another important aspect. They make an exchange of  “GOOD PracTICEs”, NEW ideas, NEW projects…

More information about BEECREATIVE and Makerspaces:

Check out ALSO the videos on YouTube about makerspaces in Luxembourg:

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A video WHO explains well WHAT the <===> Maker Movement is <===> from Marc TEUSCH (Luxembourg)

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Let me ALSO tell YOU dear readers THAT the girls got my questions send per eMail as a preparation before I met them and that THEY even didn’t talk about it, well THAT is WHAT I call clever and smart at the same time; THEY knew WHAT I wanted to talk about and THEY used it to talk in a context and NOT as in a SCHOOL test!! Well done GIRLS 😉 I loved it!! 😉

Learn more about Emotional Intelligence (EQ. DQ):

Learn more about Creativity:

Articles in the Press:

 


WHAT is the STRATEGY and Pedagogy behind AND the Social!?

Information LiteracyWell, that is VERY interesting as I found out by discussing in the interview with the two young ladies, who by the way were VERY professional and with a LOT of COMPETENCY: looks like Luxembourg will have a bright future on ICT in the next coming years!!

I was VERY OPEN-MINDED and listening to Yvonne as she explained me very well WHAT is behind such “Makerspace” places; well I knew it already WHAT it is, BUT HOW it is done in Luxembourg I didn’t know really NOR do OTHERS (my readers…) probably!! Nadine as well gave me ALSO some GOOD points and both girls (Ladies) explained me very well WHAT is the point behind!!

Well, Luxembourg is following NEW trends in EDUcation as well, as ICT is becoming THE MAJOR slogan for the country <===> #DigitalLëtzebuerg #DigitalLuxembourg #Digital4EDUcation <===> AND THAT Luxembourg has to do something OUT of the NORMAL to shine!! I agree with THAT by 100%!! Luxembourg doesn’t have enough qualified people in the ICT-sector and has to work for to get them soon! Through the “makerspaces” kids might get influenced as well to be interested in their future to study in ICT!

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Learn more about “Digital Luxembourg“, called ALSO “Digital Lëtzebuerg“:

Learn more about “Digital4EDUcation (Luxembourg/Europe):

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[NS] With BEE CREATIVE, Luxembourg has become the first country to develop e-skills and e-creativity by implementing makerspaces in both formal and non-formal education systems. This is a milestone in the thrive towards an enlightened and motivated generation of “cyber citizens” in the political frame of “Digital Luxembourg”. 

[GM] I totally agree with THAT!! 

Please check ALSO my blog posts:

 

 

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SO WHAT did Yvonne and Nadine tell me WHICH made me listening MORE? Well, Makerspaces are THE first place to GET kids interested in something special, a place WHERE creativity could GET fostered, WHERE TEAMS get build WITH SAME interests without knowing on the beginning that such things could even happen!! Youth is invited by groups of minimum of six (6), MOSTLY from EDUcation, BUT if clever NOT necessarily to use the ONLY EDUcation!!! Contact the girls to find out 😉

Here the contact information:

www.bee-creative.lu; www.base1.lu or via Facebook pages BASE1 and BEE CREATIVE

Let us talk ALSO about Coaching, the little YOU exercised and trying to get everybody into the boat WHERE a Win-Win situation is exercised WITHOUT any sort of Hierarchy so that YOUTH can develop itself WITHOUT FEAR of WHATEVER (#SchoolCocoon in mind…); teachers become learners and learners become teachersA GRATEFUL exchange of knowledge, ISN’T it!? WE are living in 21st Century right and here it gets practiced 😉

Check out ALSO my blog post about Coaching:

Let us talk ALSO about <===> Emotional Intelligence, called ALSO EQ (Emotional Quotient); and cite ALSO Daniel GOLEMAN:

The Forum Geesseknäppchen” in Luxembourg-City has really ALL WHAT is needed to GET youth the possibilities to develop a creative mind as well that THEY are guided with GOOD trained coaches (teachers, educators…), supervised by “SCRIPT“; let us have a look:

  • Jeunes scientifiques (Jonk Fuerscher)
  • Mérite Jeunesse
  • Projet SQUAT 
    • As I got told the “Projet SQUAT” is: there is a special room in the “Forum Geesseknäppchen” who could get hired; this room is equipped with ALL the necessary stuff for holding meetings and to use the ICT stuff in it. It’s a place WHERE young entrepreneurs could come in and GET coached to realize THEIR projects, it’s about <===> Project Based LEARNing (PBL) <===>… My personal meaning. Luxembourg has NOW its “1€ Company Law” accepted, thus meaning: to boost “Entrepreneurship” companies could get created by ONLY investing 1€ for its creation, a simplified way of an “a.s.b.l.“; I guess that this concept together with “Projet SQUAT” will have a BIG success as soon as it will GET more known by young (and old, why not…) entrepreneurs! As on 16-January-2017 this would be possible!!

Learn more about the 1€ Company:

Learn more about PBL:

First of ALL, images to show, please check below please:

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[GM] I wish I would be 50 years younger to take part of THAT NEW way of EDUcation!! 😉

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WHAT is done in Luxembourg’s Makerspaces?

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Makerspaces activities in Luxembourg: starting up from 2015 in Rosport. YouTube video. Creativity in action!!

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Update as on 23-10-2016: “Luxembourg Mini Maker Faire” presentation at “Home & Living Expo” 2016. 

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Check out ALSO the videos on YouTube about makerspaces in Luxembourg:

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WHAT will happen NEXT!???

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1Well, there are some challenges in the air 😉 I got told THAT there is a <===> MakerFest <===> on 19-20 December 2016  in the “Forum Geesseknäppchen” in Luxembourg-City WHERE the organisators are looking to make it a VERY BIG EVENT while using as MUCH possible place as possible inside the building to give YOUTH its way to develop!! AND of course a LOT of prizes from http://www.snj.public.lu/fr and from possible sponsors…

A fashion défilé (catwalk) will be organized and the kids will wear their clothes with wearables (which they created themselves…), kids will play THEIR OWN composed and/or sampled music for the background music and much more…

Learn more:

Update (07-04-2017): Up from September 2017 there will be “BEE CREATIVE for kids” introduced! Makerspaces will get held ALSO THEN in the “Maisons Relais” and in the Primary School.

Update (04-07-2017): A <===> Makerfest <===> was organized at Lycée Technique ESCH/ALZETTE on 04-07-2017. Over 1.000 persons were present on the second Makerfest at LTESCH (Luxembourg) on 04-07-2017, organized by BEECREATIVE, Service National de la Jeunesse, SCRIPT. Lots of different schools from around the country were present with their students (learners) from any age!
It was a pleasure to see with HOW MANY fun the kids and teens were “making” and LEARNing 😉

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BEECREATIVE has created its FIRST <===> Makermag <===> with lots of interesting articles showing the activities in the different MakerSpaces and ALSO with a tutorial!

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Update (04-07-2017): The MakerSpace <===> BASE ONE <===> at <===> Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City <===> is NOW ALSO <===> Open Space <===> on Saturdays from 10:00h to 12:00h and from 13:00h to 15:00h where parents can come in together with their kids!!

More infos:

The next <===> Makerfest <===> will be hold on 11-12-2017 and 12-12-2017 at <===> Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City!

Some interesting links:

 

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The questions for the interview

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Questions for interview <===> Makerspaces

  • [GM] WHEN (date) were Makerspaces in Luxembourg opened ?
    • [NS] „The flagship makerspace of the national Youth Service SNJ“ was “Base1” which opened in November 2015. All of the six actually open Makerspaces were launched on the same day by Minister Claude Meisch in November 2015. After the launch event, the different makerspaces adopted their own rhythm. Some needed more time to fill up their space with workshops, others were ready to start right away. As for the SNJ makerspace “Base1”, it is active and open on a daily basis since January 2016.
  • [GM] How many Makerspaces do actually exist in Luxembourg ? (I know there are six & more will open soon?)
    • [NS] Actually six makerspaces are up and running in Luxembourg. 5 of them are set in high schools. As BEE CREATIVE grows, the interest in Makerspaces becomes bigger and bigger. Right now, SCRIPT has a full list of secondary schools and even a couple of primary schools who want to open their own makerspace in the coming schoolyear. As for SNJ, we are focusing on the non-formal education settings. Meaning that we are going to fully support at least 3 Maisons Relais across Luxembourg to open a makerspace in their premises. The maker movement and interest in IT creativity really is a milestone in Luxembourgish education.
  • [GM] Do You have actually some statistics on how many people (also by age…) have visited the Makerspaces ? Maybe ALSO graphs about it ?
    • [NS] I don’t know for the school makerspaces, but at “Base1”, we counted 1200 visits in the first six months. Tendency: growing… 😉
  • [GM] Is it possible for anyone to visit the “Makerspaces” OR are they ONLY available from persons of EDU (Educators, teachers, students, learners)?
    • [NS] Logistics sometimes make it difficult for school makerspaces to open their doors to non-students. They do their best however to welcome a large audience during events etc. It is free for every makerspace to choose how the access to their space should be handled. At Base1, young people are welcome to work on their projects. We don’t really care whether they come on their own during “Open space” times or with a group from school, a youth house, a Maison Relais. If you’re not sure whether you can come to Base1, just call and ask…
  • [GM] Are the Makerspaces ALSO OPEN during the school holidays ?
    • [NS] Right now, the only Makerspace open during school holidays is the Base1. (The one where we are for the interview). However this might change in the future. As I already said, each makerspace can choose when to open or close their doors and the need to keep them open during holidays might increase in the future.
  • [GM] I have recently read that « Girls in Tech » were ALSO in one Makerspace, are there more such events planned ? Next Girls in Tech Event to Explore Creative Programming and a Maker Space (31-05-2016) as I find this very important to boost it, especially in programming (coding). Girls are very GOOD in this 😉 Check history of programming (ADA, #WWII, encrypting, Apollo code for moon landing…)

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

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My Personal View AND PracTICE

 

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

Check ALSO:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Check out my blog posts:

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

 

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My Memories and Nostalgia 

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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:

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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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Nadine SCHIRTZ-25-07-2016-600pxNadine SCHIRTZ is working for the National Youth Service (SNJ) as a project manager for BEESECURE and coordinator of BEECREATIVE, two governmental initiatives to promote a safe Internet behavior and a creative use of ICT among the general public.

With BEE CREATIVE, Luxembourg has become the first country to develop e-skills and e-creativity by implementing makerspaces in both formal and non-formal education systems. This is a milestone in the thrive towards an enlightened and motivated generation of “cyber citizens” in the political frame of “Digital Luxembourg“. 

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Yvonne ZOTZ-25-07-2016-600pxYvonne ZOTZ has a Bachelor’s degree in social and education sciences from University of Luxembourg.

Focus on Migration, interculturality and diversity.

Yvonne ZOTZ is working as coordinator of “Base1 Makerspace” for the National Youth Service (SNJ ) to bring new technologies and media closer to young people.

” Base1 ” offers young people a varied program of workshops and further education in the fields of technology, electronics and computer sciences. 

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Creativity, Pedagogy, Strategy, social, curiosity of youth, maisons relais, vacances scolaires, wearables, space keeper, Networking for professional exchange between makerspaces, Makerfest December, CHALLENGE, jeunes scientifiques, Mérite Jeunesse, Project SQUAT, project based learning, PBL, open spaces for a.s.b.l.’s, SIR KEN ROBINSON about creativity,

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Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System

Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System

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The Luxembourg EDU-System

Serge LINCKELS (SCRIPT/LUXEMBOURG/EDUCATION)As on April 11th 2016 I had an interview with M. Serge LINCKELS from the Ministry of EDUcation in Luxembourg (SCRIPT) on the site of « eduPôle », the building from the Ministry of EDUcation regrouping different services such as :

I hereby thank a lot M. Serge LINCKELS for the heartily welcome and ALL the possible information which he was allowed to share with me. The interview was about 1h:10 minutes, positively surprised about to have that much opportunity, thank You M. LINCKELS 😉 WE were ALSO talking a bit about my past, the WHAT I did in EDUcation to know BETTER each other… Well, that was at least one educator, teacher WHO was able to listen, a quality which MOST people have forgotten! He was ALSO SO friendly to give me the necessary contact information for questions which are NOT in his resorts, OTHER hierarchy…

Well, THAT ISN’T a problem (there are ONLY solutions anyway…), and I am feeling VERY HAPPY  about that one of my major questions was answered very positively. It is about inviting OTHER educators, teachers for visiting Luxembourg to find out about the  “LUX-EDU-System“! YES, it is possible, WE will discuss it in the question section 😉

Concerning the questions and answers WE will use initials such as:

  • [GM] for Gust MEES
  • [SL] for Serge LINCKELS

Questions:

  • Concerning the  Lux-EDU-System: Is there an infographic available which explains visually?

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  • [GM] There is a MASTER in Secondary EDUcation, WHAT about a MASTER for Primary TEACHers!? Is this foreseen, necessary?
  • [GM] Does the “Lux-EDU-System” ALSO include the communication with parents?
    • [SL] There are parent meetings and some schools are using ALSO Apps to communicate with the parents, else the communication from EDU is organized through SMS and eMail.
  • [GM] Update on 14-06-2016: Check ALSO <===> http://www.scoop.it/t/luxembourg-europe/?tag=Orientierung
  • [GM] Do the iPads, Laptops stay in school OR can the learners, students take them at home also?
    • [SL] Mostly they stay at school, but apparently some schools allow also the learners, students to bring their own devices.
  • [GM] Is it possible for anyone to visit the “Makerspaces” OR are they ONLY available from persons of EDU (Educators, teachers, students, learners)?
  • [GM] Is it possible for some of my followers from Twitter, who are Educators, Teachers from France and Germany to visit You for discovering about the NEW “Lux-EDU-System”?
    • [SL] YES, as long as You don’t bring me a whole train in 😉 [GM] A bit humor was possible also 🙂

Check ALSO the video below please from the official opening of <===> eduSphere. It’s in Luxembourgish and German.

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WHAT’S NEW, Updates

Update as on 21-04-2016: CGIE published his first quarterly magazine, official text on Facebook (in French) <===>  CGIE Mag – Le premier magazine trimestriel du CGIE.
Un meilleur enseignement par plus de productivité !
Au vu le succès de nos articles sur internet nous avons décidé de publier trimestriellement une sélection regroupant les articles et informations les plus lues. D’ici là, n’hésitez pas à nous écrire pour nous soumettre vos idées pour nos prochains numéros.

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The Luxembourg Education introduces up from September 2017 a NEW school system approach for LEARNing about ICT, sciences and mathematics, called “FutureHUB”.

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Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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[GM] The interview happened at 15h:00 (03:00 pm) and finished by 16h:10 (04:10 pm), 1h:10 minutes which was very constructive and pleasant. I got a lot of other information which I will use in other blog posts and interviews; foreseen are:

  • Technology in EDUcation
  • THE NEW Pedagogy
  • Professional Development for Teachers, BTW: In “Lux-EDU-System” it is called “Teacher Training”.
  • Makerspaces in Luxembourg Interview made on 25-07-2016 and published on 28-07-2016.

Stay tuned for next blog posts 😉

 

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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Portrait-Serge LINCKELS-SCRIPT-11-04-2016The author Serge LINCKELS  is the head of the “Media and Informational Literacy” (MIL) team at the Ministry of Education of Luxembourg. He represents Luxembourg at the working group on Digital Skills and Competencies (DSC) of the European Commission DG Education and Culture (EAC). He has been a computer-science teacher at the Lycée Technique d’Esch/Alzette, a technical school in Luxembourg for 20 years. Serge holds a Ph.D. in Internet technologies and -systems from the Hasso-Plattner–Institut (HPI) in Potsdam, Germany. His team is currently developing the new online learning and teaching environment of the Ministry of Education of Luxembourg “eduSphere” (http://www.edusphere.lu/) and coordinates BEE CREATIVE – makerspaces.

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

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

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THE Reality

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

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

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Some Reminders First!

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

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 SO… WHAT’S EDUcation4.0?

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

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

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

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

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

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Learn more about design:

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

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

Learn more:

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

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Learn more:

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

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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 personWHO explains it BEST in my opinion, and that is Howard GARDNER. Please check the picture below to understand.

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

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Learn more from my NEW blog post below, please:


DO’S And DON’TS

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

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Build TRUST and CREDIBILITY-Frank SONNENBERG-2015

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

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

Learn more:

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

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Understanding the internet-QUOTE-12-2014

Quote by Gust MEES

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Social Media DON’TS

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

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

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

Learn more about Twitter Chats:

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

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Social Media DO’S

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

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

Learning By Doing is the 21st Century mantra…

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

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

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

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

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

These skills are concerned about:

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Skills by Learning-By-Doing

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

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

Translation Apps:

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

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

Learn more:

3 PDF merged together…

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Check ALSO and especially the Finnish School Model:

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

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

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Universal skills for learners-Jackie GERSTEIN-2014

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

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

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

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NEW Ways For LEARNing Through Social Media-Possibilities

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Dan KIRSCH

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

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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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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

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

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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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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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