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CitiZEN-Science: The PracTICE

CitiZEN-Science: The PracTICE

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CitiZEN-Science: The PracTICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meanwhile check the beginning of this blog post, please:

 

 


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

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


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

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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Electronics Starter Kit for Makers

Electronics Starter Kit for Makers

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

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

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Soldering station

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Soldering iron kit

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soldering-iron-kit14,99 €
CONRAD: 588332-62

Solder Wire

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9,99 €

CONRAD: 812811-62

Desoldering pump

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7,99 €

CONRAD:  588257-62

Stripboard

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CONRAD: 529531-62

Selfmade Stripboard Cutter

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Selfmade stripboard cutter

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8,99 € 
CONRAD: 588221-62

Wire bender for components

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3,29 € 

CONRAD: 425869 – 62

Electronics pliers set

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electronics-pliers-set

19,99 €

CONRAD: 822910 – 62 

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

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

Learn more:

 

 

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CONRAD order number: 400009 – 62

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

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Useful online help:

 

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WHERE can I get the equipment?

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

Find below, please, addresses of online electronics stores:

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WHAT should I know about soldering?

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

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How and with what should I start?

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

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

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What else should I care about?

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

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DOS and DON'TS SOLDERING

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

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

As a Coach You observe and guide THEM with “Couldn’t THERE be ANOTHER way to realize it?”; Make THEM curios about to challenge THEMSELVES for BETTER 😉 
Have FUN!
Look at following keywords to find out about what you should think about and what this sort of creation will result in.
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Keywords: creativity, motivation, self-learning,  autodidact, critical thinking, proactive thinking (learning from fails for the future…), engaging, competences, PracTICE skills, learning-By-Doing, learning to learn, problem solving , organization skills, team work, coaching, fun, gift from kids to parents for Xmas, feeling proud about having created something itself, self-esteem…
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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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Andragogy | Adult Teaching: How-To Teach ICT!? | PracTICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SO… How To Teach Adults, Seniors!?

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

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

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

An example below:

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

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

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

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programmerman-animatedFacts to consider and advice:

Adults and especially seniors are NOT anymore used to LEARNing! By knowing this YOU need to take care about it: YOU SHOULD explain that to YOUR LEARNers and tell THEM that they shouldn’t fear, that they should tell YOU when being in trouble, YOU should tell them that YOU take ALL the necessary time so that THEY will understand it, YOU should encourage them at any moment so that they will find the pleasure to LEARN 😉 YOU SHOULD use Empathy, observing them and find out WHO are those who are shy; the ones WHO won’t tell you when there is a problem. YOU SHOULD interact with them, looking over their shoulders and finding out WHERE the problem is.

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

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

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Considering the “Learning Room“:

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

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

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

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SO… WHAT To Teach THEM And How!?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Testimonials, Feedback From My LEARNers

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

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

Translation Apps:

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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 😉

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

 


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

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

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Feedback, Reflecting A MUST-Adapting Constantly

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

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Please find below my blog posts about FAQ’s:

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

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Necessary Material For The Courses

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

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

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

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

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Useful Links

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

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


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

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

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Some Reminders First!

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

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Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

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 SO… WHAT’S EDUcation4.0?

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

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

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

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

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Learn more about design:

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

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

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:

In preparation: FlowChart to create by Gust MEES


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

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

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

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Learn more from my NEW blog post below, please:


DO’S And DON’TS

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

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Build TRUST and CREDIBILITY-Frank SONNENBERG-2015

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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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Reference 2003-GM

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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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WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

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We are ALL responsible for the internet

 

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WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

sharing-iconWE can’t say any more that CyberSecurity is ONLY for IT-Experts as the internet is a shared ecosphere where every body has responsibility! Actions of some people can easily affect everyone else, thus meaning: WHEN NOT having installed protection software (updated antivirus) YOUR computer and/or smartphone(s) could get infected by malware and YOU will infect ALSO OTHERS who are in contact with YOU; it will become epidemic!

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WHY CyberSecurity Starts At Home

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Guidelines for securing your home

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Learn more about the “Internet of Things“:

 

 


How To Take OUR Responsibility!? Let’s make CyberHygiene!

Well, that’s actually NOT that difficult, it’s ONLY the first steps who could be unusual and WE need to get used to it. BUT that’s the same with any other first time, isn’t it 😉

========> WE call it CyberHygiene. <=========

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

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

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SO, let’s go for it, check below please:

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Top 5 Questions	Parents	Have	About	Cybersecurity

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Global Impact Of CyberSecurity

Let us have a look ALSO about WHAT the EU and the US are saying about CyberSecurity, so that YOU know about the IMPORTANCE, check below, please.

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THE HowTo For BEST Protection

programmerman-animatedPlease find below the BEST possible protection as well as tips for individuals (for companies there would be much more…) explained step by step with a minimum use of technical language so that YOU might be able to understand it and to use it comfortable:

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 1.What are the biggest security threats to kids?

1.What are the biggest security threats to kids?

Learn more about: 1.What are the biggest security threats to kids?


2. How do I talk with my child about security?

2. How do I talk with my child about security?

Learn more: 2. How do I talk with my child about security?

  • to be updated… Will get discussed in detail in my new blog post…

3. How do we protect our family’s computers?

3. How do we protect our family's computers?

Learn more: 3. How do we protect our family’s computers?


4. How do we protect our mobile devices?

4. How do we protect our mobile devices?

Learn more: 4. How do we protect our mobile devices?


 5. Why do we always hear “Never share your passwords”?

5. Why do we always hear "Never share your passwords"?

Learn more: 5. Why do we always hear “Never share your passwords”?


AND Don’t Forget About Privacy!

You’d be surprised how many things an app can learn about you and what you do. Without you ever knowing it.

Clueful is the only way to really understand iOS apps, how they use your private data and treat your privacy. This one-of-a-kind product identifies intrusive applications and shows you what they do behind your back.

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Learn more in my blog post: ===> Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy <===

 

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: #FSCD promoted by EDU as Homework, ideas, Social Media, twitter, Facebook, CyberHygiene, reflexes, digital citizenship, digcit, eSkills,

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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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Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas

Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas

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Collaboration and Coaching

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Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students AND YOURS

A GOOD preparation made is already the half way done! SO… Making a design on the How-To learning will give benefits for the educators AND the learners (students)! Education has since ages being behind about the How-To of “Learning” (waiting for “Research papers who come 10 years or more later…) as it still is in the mind of THEM as “Teaching” on an old fashioned manner! THE “Mind Set SHIFT” to the 21st Century is STILL NOT made by most and certainly NOT from people who have decisive power as THEY are NOT up to date with THEIR “Professional Development” who is very far behind! Check the below links, please, to find out WHAT is NEW in Education:

Below YOU will see WHAT the world needs for abilities from students in the 21st Century: use it to design YOUR course(s), please.

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5 Minds For The Future

 

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Design Thinking

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Questions You SHOULD Ask YOURSELF Before Starting-Preparation

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Tools YOU Could Use To Design The LEARNing

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Please find below my selection of tools which are easy to use:

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Below some examples which I created who might be helpful for YOU, a guide to get ideas and to see how it works…

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Using a Flowchart to design a course about ===> Digital CitizenShip <=== used in a Global Collaboration with @dpkirsch @ICTPHMS

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Check ALSO a different way by using a ===> METRO-SUBWAY DESIGN <=== below, please.

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Using The Synthesizing Mind NOW To Integrate The Whole Course In ONLY One Image

As already said above, WE will try to follow theSynthesizing Mind” model to create OUR courses on a modern 21st Century manner. This allows us ALSO to show the course to the learners (students) even before the course(s) starts, the WHY was explained ALREADY here, please check it:

Below OUR example with the ===> METRO-SUBWAY DESIGN <===.

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Digital CitizenShip AND CyberSecurity Design-METRO

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Below OUR example with the ===> Flowchart DESIGN <===.

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YOU can download the 3 pdf’s merged together here <===> 3 PDF’s-document_fusionne

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The above mentioned could get updated by more actually, such as: collaboration, coaching, TEAMTEACHing, etc. for 21st Century Skills (left hand bottom). In upper-right corner YOU could add as well: videos, animations, comics, Skype, Webquests, etc.

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


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

 

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Keywords necessary to create this blog post: Critical THINKing, Proactive THINKing, 21st Century skills, Mind Set SHIFT, adapting to the NEW, THINKing different, different approaches, holistic view, blended learning, learning in a team, team work, learning to learn, adapting learning to the real world, role playing, commerce, being the own boss, understanding WHY learning that, Deep THINKing, Deep LEARNing, PracTICE LEARNing, Coaching, Mentoring, FAQ’s, social, student centered, connecting the dots, autodidact, understanding, better learning, learning for real world, workforce needs, imagination, engagement, fun of learning, parents involvement, interest, adventure of learning, apps, budget, business, digital citizen, Cyber Security, Excel sheet budget, ThingLink images digital citizenship, Flowcharts,

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Curation: Tips And Tricks With Scoop.it-Rescoop And Tags

Curation: Tips And Tricks With Scoop.it-Rescoop And Tags

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WHAT is Curation And What Is NOT Curation?

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Most of people know WHAT “Aggregation” is, it is the simplest way to share links, YOU just forward it! BUT that is NOT “Curation“, most people didn’t YET understood this and using “Curation Services” as platforms for ONLY sharing links! That is a lazy attitude, sorry to say this!!!

Curation needs a bit effort and people, especially Educators and Teachers, need to take THEIR time to evaluate the found information by giving it THEIR insight(s) to share with OTHERS! This is very IMPORTANT, as the human can so give BETTER results as a search engine (Google, Yahoo, and others…) as the proposed results are human based, reviewed links and articles.

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SO… Knowing NOW what Curation is NOT, let us find out WHAT CURATION IS, please check the image below, who explains it BEST.

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Image credit ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=basic+guide <===

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I invite YOU also to check my Curation about Curation below, please:

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How-To Use Scoop.it To Get Out BEST Curation From It

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1First of all, please check the FAQ’s from Scoop.it itself to find out the basics of using Scoop.it here:

A question I am getting asked very often: WHY SHOULD WE trust YOU!? Well, that is a good question and it deserves ALSO an answer. Let me brag a little bit (sorry), a MUST to explain WHY: I started with Curation on Scoop.it on ===> waiting 2 find out <=== and I got honored as ===> Lord Of Curation <=== as well as I got awarded by a ===> Rewarded PRO account <=== from Scoop.it. I hope that this will give YOU some trust on what I am posting here 😉 Check below, please to find out:


BUT, let us go NOW for the essential, HOW can WE do BEST Curation? 

Well, it is actually NOT that difficult at all, BUT WE need to invest a bit of work 😉 With a lazy bone attitude WE will not come far, sorry. Good results need ALSO good preparation as well!

To do this, WE need first to understand (as mentioned already above) that WE have to give OUR insight when curating an article, thus meaning: WE need to read the article and to build OUR OWN view about it first, then curating the article and ALSO to publish OUR insight about it! Check below on practical examples, please.

Screenshots in English and in French about GREAT “Insights” from members of my “PLN” (Personal [Professional! Learning Network) to show YOU some practical examples which are worth to copy (the way how they did, not the text…) 😉

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

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

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BUT the above shown isn’t YET enough! HOW will YOU find back later ALL YOUR curated articles and/or when YOU use the search engine in Scoop.it, HOW will YOU find other interesting curated articles? YOU need to index YOUR curated articles and this is done by the so called “Tags“.


The Tags And Their Importance

Let us first check about WHAT Scoop.it itself tells us about the “Tags“, check image and link below, please.

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Scoop.it-Tags

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WE will look at some OTHER practical examples below as well.

Once built up some topics with your curation, you have already some articles curated under the same “Tags

What are “Tags“?

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Tags in Scoop.it

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In the above screenshot you can see used “Tags” from our example from http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?q=Why+%28And+How%29+Teachers. You will remark that there are a lot, and that should be as you will better find back the curated article, as well as there will be a better ranking in the search-engines…

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Learn more about the “Tags” from Scoop.it here:

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Having created your “Tags” on ALL your curated articles you are able NOW ALSO to post Tweets on Twitter with a specific “Tag”, see example here:

===> #Update YOUR #knowledge and/or get ready 4 #learning about ===> #Curation <=== Check ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

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Re-Scoops And Their Importance

SO… WE were talking a lot already about the so called “Tags” in above mentioned content, BUT WE are coming back again to THEM, sorry 😉 Scoop.it allows it to “Re-Scoop” a curated article, thus meaning: taking over a curated article from somebody else curation to YOUR own curation, which is actually very easy to do with ONLY two (2) clicks. YOU might see on Social-Media Twitter people who are sharing a curation and that one could fit YOUR interests as well as YOU would like to have it ALSO in YOUR curation TOPICS, BUT HOW-TO do: check screenshots below, please.

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Click on that proposed link then and wait till the curated article on Scoop.it appears. NOW click on the green buttonScoop.it!” as shown in above screenshot.

YOU will get directed NOW to YOUR own Scoop.it account and YOU could chose onto which TOPIC YOU would like to save it, as shown in below screenshot. Make YOUR choice and save it.

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Image credit ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security <===

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Once selected YOUR chosen TOPIC YOU will see this, see pic below, please:

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Re-Scoop from Scoop.it-Curation

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===> Your post has been successfully published on “Link of YOUR chosen TOPIC” <===. Click NOW that link which will open the chosen TOPIC page.

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Re-Scoop with Scoop.it and Tags

Image credit ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security <===

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Check out ALSO the video about it below, please:

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NOW comes the moment of truth, did the curator from whom YOU made the re-scoop brought in the “Tags“? YOU will see this by ===> check screenshot below, please.

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As the MOST of people who make curation didn’t really understand the importance of TAGS, YOU probably will see this case empty or not really well used. The above screenshot is from my own curation and shows a lot of TAGS, as it should be. Let me explain a bit about WHY:

As I am multilingual, so I curate in English, French and German, that’s why YOU see also the “Tag” => English <= which I use when the curated article is in “English”. If the article is in French, I will “Tag” it with => Français <= and when it is in German, I will “Tag” it with => Deutsch <=. So I can find back easily my articles by category (Tags). The same for the other “Tags”, YOU need to chose them very wisely, as they will be a great help for later when YOU want to share multiple articles under ONLY one “Tag”, check example below, please:

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TOPICS: articles regrouping with Tags

Check out ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=country <===

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Click the image above to find a practical example on How-To use the “Tags” to regroup different articles into ONLY one “keyword“. This is very IMPORTANT when YOU want to share those curated articles on Social-Media, like Twitter. Here below one example which I used on Twitter, see screenshot, please.

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Using regrouping-Tags on Twitter

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As YOU might see, I used the same link as in OUR mentioned example above. YOU can EVEN use Twitter then to ask YOUR Learners and Students above a chosen TOPIC, like I did 😉 And the right answer came straight, thanks 🙂 This is then ALSO a NEW possibility to propose to YOUR Learners and Students where YOU propose THEM lots of different articles regrouped under ONLY one “Tag”, BUT being part of a certain TOPIC… Start NOW for ===> Deep-THINKing <=== on How-To YOU can use it in YOUR courses 😉


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By going into ===> Deep-THINKing <=== YOU might have found already that the right use of the “Tags” gives us ALSO another positive side affect, WE can use Curation combined with well organized and thought “Tags” as OUR ===> PKM <===!

WE will NOT discuss here,as I created already a blog post about it. Please check below:

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Keywords for me to realize this blog post: Curation, Scoop.it, FAQ’s, Tutorial in depth, Tags, rescooping, SEO, NOT aggregation but Curation => difference <=, insights, PKM, importance of PKM, sharing Responsibility, sharing QUALITY, related links, investing first time to save time later ==> PKM <===…

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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Often Asked Questions: Are WE Becoming Too Paranoid About Cyber-Security?

Often Asked Questions: Are WE Becoming Too Paranoid About Cyber-Security?

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Are WE Becoming Too Paranoid About Cyber-Security?

This is a question I get asked very often, and I got remembered again by my online friend Doug PETERSON ===> @dougpete <=== about it on a Social-Media conversation (BTW: it’s called a “convo” on Twitter) on Twitter, check below please:

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Twitter Conversation about cyber-Security

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SO… As I can’t answer Doug’s very good question on a Twitter based conversation, as it would be too long, I took the challenge to create a new blog post here. And actually it inspired me to create a series of new blog posts with the TOPIC ===> Often Asked Questions:… <=== This was the introduction, now let us go for it…

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Shouldn’t WE Have A bit Of Paranoia Anyway!?

sharing-iconA good question back, isn’t it? My direct answer to this would be, YES! A healthy paranoia attitude, why!? Let us try to go a bit for Deep-THINKing if YOU permit 😉 Let us ALSO try to make a comparison between the Real-World and the Virtual-World (the internet). WHEN YOU take the time to compare both worlds YOU would find out that there really few differences, apart that the internet is technology driven and that WE connect global on instantly actions

===> BUT: Let us first admit that the Real-World and the Virtual-World have MORE positive attributes than negative ones!!! <===

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BUT ALSO: WE have to accept THAT WE are NOT gods, and therefore WE are ALSO on a status as ===> Nobody-Is-Perfect!!! <=== 

ALSO negative things as present in the Real-World are ALSO present in the Virtual-World, as WE copy ourselves ONLY into the Virtual-World with ALL OUR character

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Let us go for an ===> Visual walk <===  on what the internet is, try to follow me please:  YOU know what it means driving a car on the High way and the ===> Responsibility <=== about it, right!? YOU are driving together with hundreds of OTHERS on the same lane, OK? SO… NOW imagine (that is REALITY, anyway…), driving with millions together on the same ===> High Way <=== on a virtual view! Did I say virtual, YES! And that is exactly what happens WHEN YOU are ONLINE! YOU are driving virtually (YOUR computer…) with OTHERS on THE same Data-High-Way without seeing it, BUT that is REALITY!

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WHAT do the Governments worldwide say!? Check below, please:

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Cyber-security – a shared responsibility

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Check ALSO:

Coming back to the negative things as THEY are present in both worlds, let us be honest, as new born people into the Virtual-World  (mostly…), WE have to acknowledge THAT there is a STRONG (actually on 2014) dominance of the bad boys, the criminal ones!!! Don’t believe me? BETTER to check out the shown resources below, please:

Please, take YOUR time to UNDERSTAND the shown resources above, OTHERWISE YOU won’t get THEIR importance and YOU will go on with YOUR same question, which is NOT the goal of this blog post anyway! YOU SHOULD read it to get the message and the answer to YOUR question 😉 To give YOU an answer to YOUR question, the BEST way is to read about it and to go for Deep-THINKing anyway, NO ONE can convince YOU about WHAT YOU don’t want to accept, so build YOUR own Mentality about it through the published facts 😉

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Meanwhile listen to the music below… Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)

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As the title of the music video tells us “Bridge Over Troubled Waters“, it is exactly THAT what this blog post wants to bring over! Trying to get YOU convinced about the present dangers , to make YOU aware about the present dangers (OH YES, there are MORE as YOU might expect…) and to SHOW YOU as well WHERE those dangers are and making YOU fit to fight against THOSE dangers, to make YOU responsible “Digital-Citizens“! YES, the word RESPONSIBILITY is being used again, YOU SHOULD remember it 😉

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I invite YOU ALSO to read my following blog posts as well, please:

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WHEN coming back to the TOPIC ===> Are WE Becoming Too Paranoid About Cyber-Security? <=== I think that YOU, after reading the above mentioned, that YOUR question is answered and that YOU go for a ===> Community-Mentality <=== as it is THIS what would fight against the bad boys

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Keywords:  often asked questions, what do people think about Cyber-Security, Mac Mentality, I installed Antivirus & Firewall, I am secure, Cyber-Security is ONLY for paranoia people, Cyber-Security is ONLY a hype, Sharing Responsibility, community, Critical Thinking, Proactive Thinking, any device as Cyber-Weapon possibility, patriotism, holistic view, selfish mentality, community mentality, Technology and maintenance as well as Safety and Security, Education’s Responsibility, everybody’s Responsibility, Curation about Cyber-Security, it’s ONLY ALL about commercial to sell…, Cyber-Espionage, NEUTRALITY of the internet?, Privacy, 20th Century Mentality expressed through 21st Century Technology,

 

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

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


 

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PracTICE: BETTER Ways To Say “I DON’T know” In The Classroom

PracTICE: BETTER Ways To Say “I DON’T know” In The Classroom

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THE Message “I DON’T Know, SHOULDN’T Exist”!

Do you allow students to answer a question with the response “I don’t know” in the classroom and do you find yourself ALSO sometimes in that situation? Consider no longer allowing that phrase and instead offering up this answer:

===> There are NO problems, ONLY solutions! Let’s find and create the solution together! <===

First of all, check the quote below, please, and THEN start THINKING about on How-To this could be realized, anyway WE will learn NOW how WE could create an engaging and creative way for STUDENTS and for OURSELVES as Teachers and Educators

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THERE Are NO Problems, ONLY Solutions

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As “Nobody Is Perfect” and as WE can’t have an answer for anything, Teachers, Educators, Students, so here is WHAT I did in the last 10 years when giving courses:

On the very early beginning when I gave courses I ONLY wrote down the questions on a board which everyone in the room could see and it wasn’t wiped out till the answer was given, where I couldn’t give a direct reply to the learners and told THEM that I would make some research about it to ask the question(s) in the next course, what I did also then. It was a reminder for ME and ALSO for THEM! Later, as I updated my Professional-Development, I learned about “Curation” and I curated everything concerning the new pedagogy, tools, Critical-Thinking and especially Proactive-Thinking and I learned it on a daily base

Creating websites ALSO, I learned and used FAQ lists ===> “Frequently Asked Questions” <===

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How-TO Engage Everybody, Teachers And Learners?

As already mentioned ===> “Nobody Is Perfect. <===, so WE, Teachers, Educators and Students, have every time (OH YES that happens…) a question WHERE we can’t answer it directly! SO… As WE know that this happens on both sides TEACHERS and STUDENTS, WHY not trying to resolve it TOGETHER! Let’s create a win-win situation WHERE both sides benefit from it, sounds great isn’t it 😉 Is THAT possible and HOW!?

First of all, please, check the video below:

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YES, it is possible, follow my instructions below please…

Let the students, learners, OWN THEIR learning and WHEN there is a question who couldn’t get answered directly give THEM as home-work to make a research on the internet to find out about that question, to find the answer(s). You as teacher, educator do the same and later on you compare your work together

Discuss about the value and quality of the acquired research results and use curation and/or a FAQ’s list to have the answers at any moment accessible over the internet. YOU will build together a database which will grow and be available ALSO for any internet user; YOU will participate in global community intelligence! Use YOUR pedagogical background to give positive feedback on the students work: diligence, Critical-Thinking, creativity…

Show the students, learners THEN the different possibilities and tools to archive the questions and answers and let THEM decide which one THEY would like to use and if THEY would like to do it ALONE and/OR in a TEAM!

===> THEY will feel proud about it as THEY build it UP and for 100% sure THEY will show it to OTHERS and THEY will learn through it (and OTHERS ALSO…)! <===

Later on, don’t forget about SHARING it with the global community on Social-Media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest…).

Here, below, a screenshot about a Glossary which my learners (range from 13-79 years old…) created themselves under my coaching on my website about Cyber-Security, 11 years ago already! THAT was a great success for the learners and for me, THEY still can access the database today 😉

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Internet Monitor Glossary

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The chosen languages from the learners where German and French…

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Curation, WHAT Is It And WHY Using It!?

sharing-iconFirst I was wondering about this new trend and was not sure what to do with it, but after some research on the internet about it I found out that curation to me is the best way to collect articles which I select through quality criteria, which I can archive under different topics and which I find easily back through the “Tags”, as the “Tags” play the role of a table of content. For a Life-Long-Learner like me curation is like a treasure of knowledge and information that is getting shared through the online community. Through curation one has the possibility to FREE online learning and through sharing it to create a community with the same interests. Curation could also save people of same interests a lot of time and provides them with valuable content which could get used to link back to them in written articles, blogs, web sites and social media sites. Also one learns from each other in the curation community as one has the possibility to follow interesting curation.

As an ICT course instructor most of my curation is related to educational content and so I provide the curate content to an educational audience and to people who are willing to learn. Therefore I see curation also as help for a collective global learning and a contribution to a collective intelligence.

Check out my curation to find out, please:

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FAQ, WHAT Is It And WHY Using It!? Make a list of possible questions that learners could ask, be prepared!

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aigainformation1For new teachers this will be the hardest part, for “oldies” that would be easy anyway as they know already the questions which would get asked even before the course starts, experience… But anyway, I suggest to create a FAQ‘s list online, on the internal server and/or an a server where your blog is hosted. Why? You would have at any time and from anywhere where ever you are (and your learners) access to it to revise it, very important! I suggest also that you ask your students to help for creating such a FAQ’s listengage them! They will learn to learn…

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Creating a FAQ’s list, but how? I am not used to that, what is your advice? There are different ways to create a FAQ’s list:

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This list will be a great tool for yourself who saves you a lot of time when once created, show it to your learners and every time you would have access also to it: So once a question is asked, switch to that resource on Internet and/or on a local server…


Proactive-Thinking?

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Sounds strange, the word “Proactive-THINKing” to You, DON’T know How-To use it!? Here in one phrase explained:

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It means:

=> THINKING WHAT could happen and being prepared to it already, PLUS avoiding that it would happen! OR even sometimes use it for THAT things happen! <=

It is a progressive way of THINKING, updates are on a daily base for BETTER knowledge! THINK ALSO ===> SUSTAINABILITY <===

Related links, OR from where does come my knowledge:

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My keywords for helping  me to create this blog: database, FAQ, curation, updates, best search practices, thinking for other ways as curation as well, creative homework, Proactive-Thinking, Critical-Thinking, creativity, engagement, cross-knowledge, learning how to work together, collaboration, win-win, quality,  21st Century skills, EdTech tools, quality courses, preparation, Learning-To-Learn, including pictures and videos, valuable resources and links, let the students own their learning, student centered learning,  engage-me video,

Stay tuned for next blog and a NEW adventure of LEARNing 😉

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