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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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Digital 4 EDUcation-Luxembourg-2015-2

Click the above image please to access the website

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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”.

Read more about:

 

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

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

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Collaboration and Coaching

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WHAT Is Digital CitizenShip?

Well, there is a lot of different views! WE will explore WHAT could be THE BEST way to teach and to learn about Digital CitizenShip (hashtag on Twitter is #digcit) AND THEREFORE WE will use an infographic from Nancy WHITE ===> You can follow her on Twitter  <===. Here WE go, check the infographic below, please.
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WHEN WE have a deep look on it WE will see ALSO ===> Digital Security <=== which I will define here as ===> Cyber Security <=== where ===> Internet Safety  <=== is included as well in it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OH SHIT!

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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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LEARNing The Basics Of HTML To Use In Blogs | Creating FAQ’s

LEARNing The Basics Of HTML To Use In Blogs | Creating FAQ’s

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Collaboration and Coaching

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Communication, The Letter “C” In “ICT”

chat iconWhen YOU have to deal with customers, parents and learners (students), THEN the “Communication” is a MUST! Remember the letter “C” in the word “ICT” (Information and Communications Technology) and when YOU want to do this on a professional way, YOU have to use a bi-directional (two way) Communication. Personally I hear too often the answer “I don’t know” from Educators and Teachers, which shouldn’t be! It is OK to say: I don’t know it for the moment and THEN doing some research and giving the asking person an answer asap! SO, as that is probably something which YOU might get asked again, the BEST way is to create a so calledFAQ” (Frequently Asked Questions).

And the BEST way is to do it together with the concerned persons, if they are customers, learners (students) or parents. Check also my blog post below, please:

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What Is A FAQ And How Does It Look?

Well, there are different ways to create a FAQ’s list:

  • With a table in HTML
  • On a WiKi
  • Using an Online Service
  • Creating a database (for programmers ONLY)

Here below an example of a FAQ presented through a Wiki on Bravenet, click the image to access it online, please.

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FAQ Bravenet

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Creating A FAQ’s List Online | The How To

Below some reflections:

 

  1. Which service to use?
  2. Presentation of the chosen service
  3. The How To use it
  4. The HELP (Support) section
  5. Best way to integrate it to a blog post (screenshot of service with link)

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Which Service To Use?

I advise YOU the FREE service of Bravenet which I know already since 1999-2000. Check the screenshot with link below, please.

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Bravenet

 

Click the image, please, to access the website.

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Accessing The FAQ Service On Bravenet

Click the “WEB TOOLS” button on the upper navigation bar or this link ===> http://www.bravenet.com/webtools/ <===. YOU will see then the multitude of services provided.

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Bravenet WEB TOOLS

 

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Click now on the “FAQ Service” icon, the following (see screenshot below, please) new window will open.

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Bravenet: Register your New FAQ Service

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Click now on the “Get the FAQ Service Today” blue button, the following (see screenshot below, please) new window will open.

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Bravenet Membership

 

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Fill out the form now and then click the blue button “Create Account“, the following (see screenshot below, please) new window will open.

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Bravenet FAQ Editor

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I suggest that YOU start with what is the most easy, YOUR questions and answers. THEN go to the “General Settings” and the “Look And Feel“. Adjust YOUR personal settings, while saving them at any time YOU make some changes. Click THEN the “View Service” button where YOU will see how it would look. Check some suggested settings below from the “General Settings“.

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suggested settings

 

I suggest to set the “Service Width” to 99%. Insert “99” in the text field and click the “percent” button, followed by a click on “Save Settings“. SO… For the rest I let You play around with it to “LEARNing By Doing” as it is the BEST way to learn 😉

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By allowing the users to ask questions YOU will get notified by “Bravenet” by email, as shown in the screenshot below.

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Notification of asked question

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By visiting YOUR account on “Bravenet“, YOU will see on the “Review Pending” that there is a question awaiting YOUR approval and answer, as shown below.

Pending Questions

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Answering a question

To answer follow the instructions as shown above.

TIP: In case of YOU don’t know further anymore, check the FAQ’s about the service here ===> http://wiki.bravenet.com/Category:FAQ_Service <===

FAQ Bravenet

 

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Once everything finished get YOUR “Copy&Paste Code” in the “FAQ Service Manager” by clicking the link “Get Service Code“. That is the code YOU can paste in YOUR blog and/or website.

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Bravenet FAQ Service Code

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YOU will get provided by a lot of different possibilities, make YOUR choice. I have chosen the one below with buttons.

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Free FAQ Database from Bravenet
 Free FAQ Database from Bravenet.com

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In case if YOU don’t know how to “Copy&Paste” the code into the HTML section of the WordPress blog, please check my blog post:

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PracTICE: Example For Parents Partnership With The Teachers

BEST way to learn about the how to of creating a FAQ’s list is to have a look on an already existing one. SO, I created an example for a “Parents Partnership With Teachers FAQ” where the parents can find the most used questions about the parents meetings in schools. THEY ALSO can ask NEW questions in case if they don’t find the appropriate answers in the FAQ’s list. Here below a screenshot. Click the image below to access the FREE service and to get a look on it.

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FAQ's Start

 

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The provided questions and answers in the example are from:

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Check The Service Online By An Example

 


Free FAQ Database from Bravenet
 Free FAQ Database from Bravenet.com

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Bravenet, WordPress, Etheos, FAQ’s, Communication, “The “C” in ICT, user friendly, parents, EDU, communication with the parents, progressive growing of the FAQ’s list through the parents and the students, FREE web services, bi-directional, two way communication, professional…

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

 

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EDUcation-Collaboration And Coaching | The Future

EDUcation-Collaboration And Coaching | The Future

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The above logo is a “Wordle Word Clouds” and it is a FREE service. YOU may copy the above logo and use it on YOUR own blog or website by providing a link back to my blog ===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===.

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Top TEAM Why Coaching Time Zones Bottom

Message for The TEAM:  Mindy, Dan ===> Preparation

Please click this link first before STARTING ===> Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media <=== and/or read first the TOPIC below ===> Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media <=== where YOU will find the necessary information on ===> How To <=== work on OUR global collaboration blog, thanks to respect this.

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Introduction

The authors: actually on July 12th, 2014: Gust MEES (Administrator), Mindy KIM (Editor), Dan KIRSCH (Editor), will be represented by THEIR initials such as:

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A Reminder

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Image-quotes-creation

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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…).

Learn more:

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Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

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How Did This Blog Start?-The TEAM Explains

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2[GM]Well, an online friend on Social Media Twitter ===>  <=== and ALSO a member of my ===> PLN <=== was introducing Mindy [MK] to his ===> PLN <=== (where I belong to as well) as a NEW Twitter user and asking us ALL to give Mindy a bit help as a newcomer. I did through sharing of my blog posts and curation about Twitter and the contact to Mindy became later stronger and she was willing to learn, she was asking to learn more. A very good initiative which I couldn’t refuse as I love sharing my knowledge with others. So one moment come I was explaining most of what she wanted to know over “DM” (Direct [private] Messages) on Twitter, which was working perfectly… At that moment she wanted ALSO to know more about blogging and I gave her a little help through creating a special blog about the first steps with WordPress here ===> Creating Your First Blog Post With WordPress <===. That was the beginning, I will let Mindy [MK] explain more and especially her point of view below…


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Mindy KIM-122x142[MK]: I came fresh from a training, where I was the only individual from a public school system, the rest were from private/independent schools. The training was about leadership, best teaching practices, pedagogy, and technology. It was nearing the end of day two, when a guest speaker presented about technology. He had a twitter, a blog, a YouTube channel, and many other tools he utilized to reach his students as well as tools for his own professional development. Unfortunately, until then I had not given much thought into using technology as a way to further my professional development. I furiously took notes and made a “to-do” list of mini-goals I wanted to put into action when the conference was over. Later that weekend I created a twitter account. Unsure of what to expect and how it would transform my professional knowledge. Within minutes I had added the few people I knew, then my phone started buzzing with sounds of others following me thanks to  ===> the only person I really knew.  Others followed me from that first interaction. I was grateful and intrigued. The next hurdle was to create a blog. Where to start? What type of blog? Who will want to read my blog?.. and many other questions ensued. That is where [GM] came in. I had found a source where I could “unload” all the unrelenting questions that I thought about, wondered, and sought advice on. At times meekly asking questions, which transformed into deep conversations sharing thoughts and ideas.

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Dan KIRSCH[DK] An online friend ===> @knolinfos Gust MEES and I have been collaborating on several different blog topics; such as our Learn-to-learn: Digital Citizenship blog and our Global Collaboration blog; including @eduinspirations Mindy. K. I was asked if I would want to be a part of this collaboration; in which I jump at the chance!!! The professional development and collaboration I have gained through twitter and blogging with Gust MEES, Mindy K., and Mark W. have given me the inspiration to continue my practice to become the best possible educator and life-long learner that I can be!!! Through participating in twitter chats; such as the #whatisschool chat I have gained a global connection with other educators that I never thought possible. It was suggest to me to start a WordPress blog where I could continue my connections with other educators through collaboration!! I have always used edublogs as my “main” website for my students to collaborate with one another. I never thought about starting or creating my own “personal” blog to continue my own learning until I was invite by Gust MEES to collaborate in a global collaboration blog. Through many direct messages through twitter I have become part of great PLN!!! I look forward to the different avenues this blog topic will take me as I continue my growth as professional educator and life-long learner!! Currently, I have the privilege of being a member of my school districts ICT Curriculum Committee. We are rewriting & updating our ICT classes for students 6-8. To view our ICT Curriculum Essential Guides ==> Click Here. 

My blogs:


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Collaboration Infographic

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

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WHY Coaching!?

sharing-iconCoaching  is NOT YET accepted that as it SHOULD be in EDUcation, BUT it is a MUST for 21st Century EDUcation as:

        • [GM] It is a Win-Win situation between Teachers and Students (Learners)
        • [GM] It is an essential  win of time, learners learn much quicker
        • [GM] There will be an atmosphere of TRUST between teachers and learners
    • [GM] Due to this TRUST, learners feel more FREE to ask questions
    • [GM] The learners learn to work in a TEAM
    • [GM] It is more exiting to learn on this way
    • [GM] The learners get motivated to learn on THEIR own pace
    • [GM] The learners are “learning to learn
    • [GM] The learners have a voice
    • [GM] The learners could be teacher and learner
    • [GM] Coaching is observing the learners: one finds out WHAT is needed from them and can adapt to ANY situation then.
    • [MK] & [DK]: add more, please, thanks
    • [MK] True collaboration takes place, give/take of information
    • [MK] Build global connections
    • [MK] Build understanding of CULTURES and COMMUNITIES
    • [MK] Connect learning ==> build PARTNERSHIPS
    • [MK] Establish a common language
      • [GM] The common language should be ===> Respect, Tolerance, Adapting, Empathy, Social behavior
    • [DK]
    • Global Collaboration has allowed me to share, learn, and become a better educator, colleague, and educational professional ==> PKM!!
    • Learning through collaboration with other professionals in & out of the classroom!
    • Collaboration provides the #HowTo for ideas within the classroom as an EDUcator as well as a Professional Colleague.
    • [DK] Great Article on Collaboration as a Portfolio
    • HOW TO Coaching:
        • [MK] Establish Roles as a coach==> what it means for ALL
        • [MK] Establish roles and responsibilities, what is the end GOAL?
        • [MK] Establish guidelines to develop critical thinking/critical minds
        • [MK] Establish roles within, each person should have a JOB that uses their strengths

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Coaching-mentoring

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

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[DK] Excellent infographic asking the question ==> What type of leader are you? A Leader or a Boss? The image was received via ==> @Suvisal0  on a recent twitter chat. The image is credited to ==> @sylviaduckworth 

Are you a leader or a boss?


Find below, please, WHAT skills the learners will need in the future.

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5 Minds For The Future

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By analyzing WHAT WE are doing through the “Coaching” and “Collaboration“, YOU will realize that WE could cover ALL the abilities and skills needed from the above mentioned. BTW: the above screenshot is from the book of “Howard GARDNER” ===> Five Minds For The Future <===, a book any teacher should read to understand what is needed for the future. It should be considered as required reading!

Check ALSO, please:

And check ALSO, please the below.

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Image credit ===> Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment <===

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The above mentioned “Pedagogy Assessmentisn’t THAT difficult, check below, please.

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PracTICE-21st-Century-Assessment-Flowchart-Page1-screenshot

Click the above image, please, to download it as a pdf.

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PracTICE-21st-Century-Assessment-Flowchart-Page2-screenshot

Click the above image, please, to download it as a pdf.

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PracTICE-21st-Century-Assessment-Flowchart-Page3-screenshot

Click the above image, please, to download it as pdf.

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

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Innovative pedagogical practices

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Image credit ===> Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition <=== (page 4)

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I will explain in detail how WE can achieve the above mentioned tasks, it is actually NOT that difficult as most people think 😉

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The How To

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START learning about:

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Curation

PLN

PKM

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                      • [GM] Curation about PKM (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management
                      • [GM] My blog about PKM

PLN

PLN

PBL

Learning To Learn

Heutagogy

                    • Andragogy/Heutagogy
                      • When YOU are dealing with adults and seniors, please check about Andragogy. It’s different from classroom teaching!

Heutagogy

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Awareness While Working With 21st Century Pedagogy, Tools And Social Media

programmerman2[GM] In the above mentioned sections WE discussed the possibilities of a modern pedagogy and ALSO WE presented some solutions which of course could get extended by other solutions… BUT, isn’t there something different from traditional learning? YES, WE are using NOW the internet and learning doesn’t happen anymore ONLY in school, in the ===> SchoolCocoon <===! There are NO walls anymore as the internet breaks any borders and walls, the internet is present anywhere as far as there is a possible connection. WE are living NOW in  ===> another world <===, a world with two faces, the virtual world and the real world, where the internet (the virtual world) and the real world are influencing each other.

Learn more:

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Understanding the internet-QUOTE-12-2014

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[GM] It isn’t enough anymore to ONLY know the pedagogy and the used 21st Century tools, also known on Twitter as “EdTech Tools“! While using the internet and services, as also tools (programs and Apps), which are connected to the internet, WE MUST accept WHAT is happening in this “virtual world“! This “Digital World” or “Virtual World” is exactly the same as in the “Real World“, there are BAD and GOOD! Actually there are a lot of dangers in the “Virtual World” where a lot of people are NOT aware about it, and there is the responsibility of Education to jump in and teach the learners about WHAT THEY have to be aware and ALSO how to protect as its BEST against: (TIP: read ONLY the text in BOLD to understand)

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Check upper corner on right-hand side, there is “Digital Security” mentioned 😉 It should actually be ===>Cyber-Security <===

[GM] BUT anyway, it is THE BEST explication I ever have seen about “Digital Citizenship“!!!

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 EdTech Tools

ruotadentata2architet01Please find below a non exhaustive list of EdTech tools which YOU can use to facilitate the tasks:

THE combination of the above mentioned is “THE MASTER KEY” to build UP a modern society through learning (learning to learn) and coaching while using ALSO connected (trough Social Mediaglobal collaboration.

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Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media

community-jpegThe authors [GM], [MK], [DK] will comment here THEIR experiences through the adventure of global collaboration which THEY experienced.

[GM] My advice (as I am used to it since ages ===> (2002-2003) <===:

Before starting such a BIG project, YES it is a BIG one as YOU are dealing with different mentalities and cultures, is to set up rules up from the beginning to avoid BIG mistakes and not necessary stress for ALL.

This is called ===> Proactive THINKing <=== BETTER to use it as as YOU could come into situations without an issue when NOT doing it and WHO wants that!?

Concerning ===> Proactive THINKing <===: most people don’t know about WHAT it is, I will explain very shortly: deep thinking on what could happen in case of to avoid it up from the beginning. YOU could ALSO say: thinking of the “Worst case” who could happen and preparing to that it would NOT happen. OR, if YOU are smart, using Psychology for that it will happen (ONLY positive things…)! TIP: read ONLY the bold text to understand it quickly 😉

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

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VERY IMPORTANT message for the TEAM.

Message for Mindy, Dan ===> Preparation

Some advice and rules:

Hi Mindy, Dan: I gave You the status “Editor” for this blog post. Please use ONLY this blog post for OUR “Collaboration and Coaching”!!! ====> EDUcation-Collaboration And Coaching | The Future – Private <=== Don’t touch anything else as when YOU are even seeing other things (my blog posts and…). ONLY THIS blog post, thanks! 

Here are YOUR possibilities:

I will give You some directions through messages marked in “brown“, as this text. WE will communicate this way. You do the same, please: using “brown” text for messages and questions…

If YOU think that something SHOULD get brought in MORE in this “brown” text, feel FREE to do so! BUT, then please use YOUR initials, such as [MK], [DK], thanks.

Once You have read the text, I suggest that You create an “unpublished” (Private mode) post on YOUR account where You copy the “brown” text into and save it for following and reminding 😉 Once done, please let me know and I will delete the “brown” text and save at new this post. So WE will have a good communication and the text will look later OK (when published “Public”) for the readers.

ALSO, so You will have saved a copy of ALL OUR interactions, which could be useful for You and YOUR LEARNers, maybe thinking of as using later that preparation for a new blog post of YOUR OWN on the #HowTo which WE could integrate also in this blog post (ONLY one link…) as part of YOUR OWN experience... It is IMPORTANT to know “THE way” on How To YOU did it for YOUR further “adventures” with OTHERS on collaboration…

 Some links who might be helpful for You:

At the bottom of this blog post You will see the keywords which WE were talking about: these will help us to NOT lose the line what WE want to do 😉 Feel FREE to add some new when they come out from YOUR brain…

Try first, please, to bring in YOUR insights in the mentioned ===> [MK], [DK], in “brown” text. Later You certainly will have something to suggest, which would be welcome of course. BUT, focus, please first on the mentioned 😉 Otherwise You could lose the topic(s) ===> advice <=== 😉

A good idea might be ALSO to post sometimes Tweets about the #HowTo YOUR learning is advancing (as well as in this post), so OTHERS will get little snippets, step by step, what is happening through a such way WE are doing 😉

The ===> Learning By Doing <=== is something which I have taught since 2002 already and especially with “Collaboration”, the WE is a win-win situation and the “Coaching” (NOT anymore Teaching) is a WINNER!

So, as I am the “ADMINISTRATOR”, I will be able to interact in this blog post and I will adjust some text, ideas and…

===> Please DON’T delete the “brown” text as I will do that when I think that it is necessary as “ADMINISTRATOR”, thanks! <===

One more IMPORTANT thing ===> authors SHOULD wait while seeing “locked” as it means that someone else is in “EDIT” mode ;), see screenshot below, please, thanks 😉

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WE are multi-authors on this blog post, so WE MUST take care of each other and being respectful. WHEN YOU see a message similar as above, please DON’T click on “Take over” as that author is actually on “EDIT” mode and doing his work, thanks! Be patient, please… OR, as I did with Mindy: I gave her a friendly “DM” (Direct Message [Private Message]) over Twitter to let her know that I MUST quickly made an additional ADD, which after finishing I will let her know when finished and THEN I go out of “EDITING”, so that she can continue with her “EDITING” again. Thanks for respecting this… And thanks to Mindy to give his “Administrator” the time to do this, appreciated.

===> WE are using the “DM” on Twitter <=== for OUR communication, learn more below:

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===> WE are neither talking about religion and politics, please, as they differ from each ones beliefs, WE respect THEM, BUT WE avoid talking about it to. <===

TIP: WHEN YOU see that someone else is in “EDIT” mode, so prepare YOUR text in a Word document (or similar) during the time that the author is editing. YOU will later ONLY need to make a copy&paste & formatting in “Justify” and YOU will lose NO time 😉

Let’s GO for it 😉

PS: WE will post in “Justify” as You might have found out 😉 I am used to that, so please follow, thanks. ALL my posts are on “Justify”, so WE have to continue like that, thanks.

Just write and format on “Justify” please, I will have a look later on #HowTo get it BETTER presented, don’t worry. Let it GO, let it FLOW… I will look on the rest, give me some TRUST, please, thanks.

======> DON’T worry about how the blog post is looking actually, I will CHANGE later. Some TOPICS need to get placed differently, coming later… First “Let it GO, let it FLOW and later the fine-tuning…

Slowly, but surely WE will go through it 😉 Rome wasn’t build in one day!

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Visible Learning

programmerman2The author [MK] was communicating with me [GM] over “DM” (Direct Messages) over Social MediaTwitter“, a bit like a “Chat” where WE exchanged OUR different point of views (mostly common) about collaboration and coaching. [MK] is authorized to use this “private exchange” to create a new blog on her own, where she will add ALSO her notes to document her learning and her insights

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  • [MK] My blog:  http://kimmindy7.wordpress.com 
  • [MK] Establishing roles, responsibilities, and a common language are key. A common language allows everyone to have the same foundation in which to build upon.
  • [MK] Communicate, Communicate, Communicate ===> TRUE open communication is key. Especially when various levels of experience are at play.
    • [GM] Remember every time the letter “C” in “ICT“, which means “Communication“.
  • [MK] Immediate and constant feedback are essential.  Feedback helps maintain focus along with eliminating any ambiguity within the group.
  • [MK] Consider the overall purpose. Is it to educate myself, individuals, other professionals? Let that be your guide to reach the targeted audience. Uncommon language or terms is confusing and will turn your audience OFF.
  • [GM] Mindy, please report ALSO about taking a break sometimes, very important 😉 Thank You. 

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The participants (The TEAM)

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Actually on July, 10th 2014 WE are three persons working together to learn from each other through Social Media Twitter, which WE will document here to give YOU, dear readers and LEARNers, the opportunity to learn ALSO from us.

To make sure that YOU will know WHO wrote WHAT, WE will use the following:

[GM]: Gust MEES (me, the ADMINISTRATOR of this blog post)

More about me: I am a retired “ICT Instructor” since January 1st, 2014. I gave courses to adults, seniors, teachers, elementary classes, as ALSO sometimes personal coaching to youth from the secondary Education. I will try to create a new blog post about my experiences over the years, who could help YOU as well.  BUT I am very active on Social Media and I give FREE courses online (a constructive pastime) about EDUcation and Cyber-Security. I was a pioneer in my own country as I started already in 2002 together with my LEARNers what WE are doing here now together.

I am an ===> autodidact <===! And ALSO a ===> LifeLongLEARNing person <=== and this since more than 45 years already, always loved to learn 😉

ALSO I was an awarded author on “Google Knol” during four (4) years, service who is NOW (since May 1st, 2012) discontinued and on the “Google Grave Yard“. I had about 1.4 Million page views 😦 and was author of the week in 2009.

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I was working together with +/- twelve (12) different authors from around the globe, which WE NEVER met before and creating blog posts together. It was a great experience which I loved. Thus meaning, I have a lot of experience through the years which WE will use together in this blog post.  More info about me on the bottom of this blog post.

 Some of my collaborative blogs:

I am online since 1998 and I read a lot of books and mostly magazines. I am multilingual, speaking six languages and understanding eight. I am living in Luxembourg (Europe), a small country with ONLY 537k inhabitants and a population of  44.5 % of foreign nationality (2013). Thus meaning: I am used to live together with different cultures and mentalities, which is a great help when connecting on Social Media with other cultures.

More about my country Luxembourg (Europe):

My books selection (EDUcation):

I created ALSO in 2004, that was a global innovation and STILL is, a theater piece about ===> LEARNing the basics of Cyber Security through a Theater piece <===, le “Théâtre Interactiv et Pédagogique” (T.I.P.), check below:

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[MK]: Mindy KIM

userfredericmoser01[MK]: More about me: I worked in a variety of settings. I completed my undergraduate degree with an internship at Martin Technology Academy. where I was an Odyssey of The Mind coach as well.   My first year of teaching was as Lead Preschool Teacher at Christian County Head Start, before I transferred into the public school system in Clarksville-Montgomery County. Where I taught Special Education K-1 and this year I will be a General Education Kindergarten Teacher. I try to develop my professional learning by doing and experiencing different settings within education. I went to a week-long conference at Vanderbilt where I was 1-24 chosen, making up individuals from 10 different states. I continue to volunteer my time with Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome by helping to raise money, raise awareness,  and help bring more of the surrounding community to events hosted by the organization.  I am the Morale Committee Chair at my school. The committee and I plan events to help boost morale, plan collaborative events, and to spread well-being throughout the school year. Future goals are to study leadership and education policy to better understand the demands on constraints placed on all individuals working in education and how to make the field better for all.

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[DK] Dan Kirsch

Greetings from Patrick Henry Middle School! My name is Dan Kirsch. I teach courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8. I completed my undergraduate degree in Education from Dakota State University in Madison, SD (USA). My first 3 years of teaching was in a rural public school in Chamberlain, SD (USA). My duties included teaching K-6 Physical Education & 5-8 Middle School Technology classes. The opportunity to attend graduate school to obtain my Master’s Degree led me to South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD (USA) where I obtained my MS in Athletic Administration. During graduate school I obtained a part-time teaching position within the Sioux Falls School District in Sioux Falls, SD (USA). After graduate school I was given a full-time teaching position at Patrick Henry Middle School in the Sioux Falls School District, which is where I currently reside and love every minute of it!!! In the last couple of years, I have gained a ton of knowledge through twitter chats and global collaborations, which as led me to this opportunity to be part of this collaboration blog! I look forward to collaborating and communicating as much information as possible to help PLN and myself as a teacher to continue on the path of Life-Long Learning!


TEAM’s Experience During This Collaboration And Personal Coaching

[MK]:thumbs up WHAT I learned:

      • Development of a common language, that enabled OPEN sharing of ideas, experiences, knowledge.
      • Broadened understanding of concepts students need in the 21 Century to be successful.
      • Deepened understanding and professional growth, using what I learned and applying it to interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.
      • Building mindfulness of the constant changes in education and adapting to meet the needs of students.
      • Critical thinking means: Critical self-reflection, self-analysis <== BEFORE taking action

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[GM] sharing-iconApart from the already published experiences from me here, there is one essential point to highlight as well:

      • THE LEARNing rhythm and the ENERGY of the participants! One size doesn’t fit it ALL! Some have more ENERGY as OTHERS and as a TEAM WE need to adapt ALSO to this as a TEAM! It is IMPORTANT to let know the TEAM when someone is feeling out of ENERGY, which is human and NORMAL! WE ALL have different ways of how OUR life is organized and this shouldn’t get changes, so let the leading person know this and when that person is clever and professional enough, a break of one day will be offered to the WHOLE TEAM. We are humans and NOT robots 😉 BTW: I am HAPPY sometimes to get a day off as well 😉
      • I know that this isn’t easy to admit, BUT WE MUST do it as:
        • as otherwise WE could face a BURNOUT and that isn’t good for OUR HEALTH, nor for the LEARners as they would suffer from it as well. I call this ===> Taking care of OUR own PROFESSIONAL HYGIENE  <=== Find below, please some helpful articles:
        • BURNOUT and Collaboration fatigue

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Collaboration With Parents And Coaching

community-jpegIn modern schools there are ALSO parent meetings where the parents get involved, they get noticed about how THEIR kids progress and WHAT about THEY can help for BEST learning of THEM. This is a modern concept of collaboration between the school inside and the outside of the school. It should be a partnership. Here below some articles who explain in detail:

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WHAT YOU Should Know Up From The Beginning When Coaching And On Global Collaboration

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          • There is a MUST to establish some rules and guidelines UP from the beginning as WE did in this blog post, or as Mindy [MK] said: Establish a common language. [GM] This common language should be “Respect, Tolerance, Adapting, Empathy, Social behavior…” to avoid mistakes.YOU  are dealing with different mentalities and cultures, so avoid BIG mistakes and not necessary stress for ALL.
          • When coaching:
            • [MK] Immediate and constant feedback are essential. When possible set up times when feedback is given and time can be devoted to multiple exchanges to express ideas, questions, and overall thoughts. This helps maintain the integrity and focus, especially when working in different time zones, states, and from various experience backgrounds.

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Positive Side Effects / LEARNers Want To LEARN New Languages

book-question-markWell, I was surprised when coaching and working together with some educators as suddenly I got told that THEY wanted to learn new languages. This after THEY saw my Twitter posts (Tweets) where I had some conversations with other multilingual educators, where WE discussed on the same Twitter thread in Luxembourgish, German, French and English; switching the languages in one second time. This is a valuable occasion, especially as with the internet one finds FREE professional courses, which WE will present here below:

Below more from ===> http://themindunleashed.org/2014/07/12-dozen-places-educate-online-free.html <===:

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FOREIGN AND SIGN LANGUAGES

BBC Languages – Teach yourself a new spoken language online.
American Sign Language Browser – Teach yourself sign language online.
Livemocha – Start learning a new language online for free.
Learn10 – Gives you a language learning habit that’s hard to kick. 10 new words; everywhere, every day.
One Minute Languages – Learn a new language via podcasts that are updated regularly.
Mango Languages – Over 100 lessons, shown to you in PowerPoint style with interstitial quizzes, to move you through any language without cracking a book.

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Authors (TEAM’s) Requests

The authors (The TEAM), as being involved in a teaching profession, must consistently update THEIR knowledge for a growth of THEIR ===> Professional Development <===. So, here below what is requested by them and WHO from the TEAM could provide them that coaching about it.

[GM]: Mindy [MK] wanted to know about how to create a blog. WE were discussing about it and I created a new blog post about the how to, check below, please:

[GM]: Mindy [MK] would like to learn about HTML.

[GM] I will start soon a new blog about ===> HTML for beginners <=== A very simple step by step for the practice on how to use in the blogs, ONLY the necessary, NO complete course… So, through this blog I will coach [MK] on the same way as WE did already in this blog post.

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Authors Time Zones

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When it is 05.51 PM in Luxembourg (Europe), then it is:

  • 11:51 AM in USA/ATLANTA (GA)
  • 11:51 AM in USA/CLARKSVILLE-TENNESSEE
  • 11:51 AM in USA/NEW YORK
  • 11:51 AM in USA/Sioux Falls (ARIZONA)

When it is 07:00 PM in above states then it is 01:00 AM in Luxembourg (Europe).

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Authors Social Media Accounts, Connect With Them

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

[MK] Mindy KIM: I am present on:

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[DK] Dan KIRSCH: I am present on:

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Useful Links Explaining About What We Are Doing

Learning from others

Please check @yeates_mark on twitter. Click the image to access account!

The below links are ALSO guidelines for us authors who are writing this blog post:

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Authors/TEAM’s Corner-Tools and Reminder

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Hashtag on Twitter is ===> #EdCollCoach <=== a combination of “EDUcation” & “Collaboration” & “Coaching“.

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Keywords to create this post (the authors guideline): [GM] engaging, collaboration, coaching, patience, passion, will to learn, trust, community, teamwork, communication, challengecreativity, organization, ADAPTING, Social Media, Twitter, change, culture, universal, leadership, leaders, partnerships, Empathy, Challenge, Trust, Responsibility, Priorities, Internet Safety, Cyber Security, Digital CitizenShip, Privacy, patience, time, transparency, satisfaction, Win-Win situation, , projects, concept, deadline, tensions, energy, structure, goals, constant awareness, fail, learning by doing, focus, simple language, success, student centered, interest, pedagogy, concentration, goal orientated, diligence, UPDATES, blog updates, happiness, fun, conversations, discussions, INDEPENDENCE of learners, advice, experience, generations, generation exchangematurity, naivety, NO STATUSQUO, Individuality,  patience, passion, knowing WHEN to take a break, LEARNing rhythm, one size doesn’t fit all, education, inspiration, vision, quick learning, saving time to learn through coaching, Professional Development through Collaboration & Coaching, peers, peer reviews, global exchange, global learning, global collaboration, fun, Sustainability, love for nature, curation, PLN, PKM, [MK] GRIT, Innovation, Team…

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p2pnicubuculei01Use THIS space, please to bring in YOUR questions, ideas and thoughts. THEY are welcome and necessary for a GOOD collaboration. BUT, again, please with YOUR initials [MK], [DK] and this with the ===> brown text <===, thanks.

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Example below…

[GM]: I will prepare this blog post on such a way that WE have ALL the necessary resources (links) which WE need on one place for the collaboration and coaching. WE will ALSO use this blog to update OUR knowledge on the use of WordPress and others if necessary… SO, if YOU see something here in this post which YOU don’t know how to, ask please and I will explain, don’t fear 😉 Takes mostly ONLY a couple of minutes to learn it…

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[MK] I have made a screen-shot of the innovation process model… should it be placed in the POST anywhere?

[GM] Do You mean the one from page 4 of the report? ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Horizon+Report+%3E+2014+Higher+Education

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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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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.

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PracTICE: Put Students In The Drivers Seat | How To!?

PracTICE: Put Students In The Drivers Seat | How To!?

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PracTICE: Put Students In The Drivers Seat | How To!?

Let us first have a look on WHAT is needed in the 21st Century from OUR Students, check the screenshot below, please.

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SO… When YOU analyze the above mentioned, you must agree that MOST of it could get taught in a project together with the students, a project where THEY have THEIR voice and THEIR responsibility. I suggest (idea), to let the students run themselves with a coach on their side an “Advisory Board” for Internet Safety and Cyber Security. Please check my blog post about it below:

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Multidisciplinary Learning and Teaching

sharing-iconFirst of all: I hated since the beginning of my learning adventure in my youth (ages ago…) the linear learning. Thus meaning: first learning module A, then module B, module C and so on… It sounded stupid to me as a 14 year old (45 years ago…) and STILL sounds THE same today! At the time, in college, in mathematics WE learned about the “Set Theory” and I was asking about the WHY WE as students SHOULD learn this, as I didn’t (at that time) see its importance. None of the teachers could explain to me, THEY all just said: it’s on the program, on the curriculum! BTW: when YOU have a look on Wikipedia and check different languages (EN, FR, DE) you will see that THEY didn’t understood it not yet as it is badly explained… Giving credit to the German part of Wikipedia “Mengenlehre” as they at least show practical examples… The French part “Théorie des ensembles” doesn’t show even any images and is pure theory :((( BUT, the French translation of the word “Set Theory” explains about WHAT it is: “ensembles”  which means “together“, things which have something in common. It’s ONLY years later after school left, that I understood the importance of the “Set Theory” when I was looking myself to find an answer on reflecting on how to resolve problems, to find their common points, you know “If then, go to, else…”…

I even trained my brain to think that way, yes that is possible, and when I became an instructor and giving courses to teachers, adults, seniors and teens I used it even more. and that is also the way YOU should teach your students, it helps THEM to become “Critical THINKing” and “Proactive THINKing” persons.

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Youth Leadership, A MUST To Prepare THEM For THE Future, Let THEM HELP To Build It

programmerman-animatedWHY is Youth Leadership important? Please check below and read the full article from . As a narrative researcher, Marilyn studies how human stories and experiences are linked to learning and meaning-making. Her recent study, Civic Learning at the Edge, discovered how caring relationships with adults and transformative learning experiences during adolescence fostered the development of young people who became engaged in social and environmental causes. Marilyn Price-Mitchell is a Fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. She has a Ph.D. in human development and an M.A. in human and organizational systems from Fielding. Her undergraduate degree, in sociology, comes from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on child and adolescent development and youth civic engagement. She is the co-founder of the National ParentNet Association, a nonprofit that builds family, school, and community partnerships that support youth. She writes ALSO  as an expert on “Psychology Today“.

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Youth Leadership

 

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Put Students In The Drivers Seat

 

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THE PracTICE: some ideas on the how to

Well, as WE hear more often the word “Digital Citizen” and as it becomes imperative for the 21st Century, what else could be better than to use it to build up from there. Please check my blog post below, who explains in detail:

 

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Generation YES-Digital Citizenship

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Some ===> Critical THINKing <=== below, which I published through Twitter posts:

 

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Well as YOU have seen in my Tweets (Twitter posts) above, I mentioned different “tools”, such as “MindMaps“, “FAQ’s“, the “Set Theory“, PBL (Project Based Learning)… Use them wisely and be a “Coach” who is guiding YOUR students, learners for ===> DeepTHINKing and DeepLEARNing <===.

And as a reminder, a video who shows BEST about “Engaging Students“, below 😉

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PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Example 1

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LEARNing To LEARN, the PracTICE

programmerman2With ALL that mass of information which WE get on each day in OUR technology driven Digital World, with the messages from Social Media through OUR PLN (Personal [Professional] Learning Network), there is a MUST to organize OUR LEARNing! WE MUST unlearn the OLD and learn to learn differently as that was the case twenty years ago!

WE are lucky, Social Media has emerged a lot of different tools which WE can use to organize OUR learning and to have access to it in the cloud, no need to have the learning stuff with us. WE find everything ONLINE and WE can build OURSELVES learning space, ALSO! ALL we need to do is to tinkering a bit around with different tools and merge them together to build ONE tool from whom WE will profit to learn at our own pace!

I will present to YOU a way who makes it very easy to organize YOUR learning and ALSO to provide YOU the way how you can learn on a very effective and efficient way. WE will learn about curation, PKM and the use of ThingLink, that are the three components WE need. Through “Curation“, “Social Media” and a “PLN” WE are on ===> Collaboration <===, it’s NOT anymore the “ME”, BUT the “WE”!

As MOST is build around ===> Student Centered LEARNing <=== check below to learn more, please:

I intend to present different blog posts with different possibilities on ===> LEARNing To LEARN <===, this one is the first one of a series still to come…

Remember THAT in 21st Century EDUcation it is about ===> Student Centered EDUcation <===, Check below for more information:

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Let’s Start With Curation, What Is Curation And How To Use It?

I will try to explain to YOU in one sentence WHAT ===> Curation is <===: it is doing a research on the internet by using YOUR ===> Critical THINKing <===, analyzing the found and making a selection of ONLY the BEST found which YOU annotate THEN with YOUR personal reflections and THEN share it with YOUR ===> PLN <===. This is BETTER than looking ONLY on research results from the major search engines as it is filtered by humans with THEIR insights! Check below, please, for the How-To.

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What Is A PLN And How To Work With It?

Well, I will NOT talk too much about it, BUT will let YOU watch some videos and the image below. So YOU can make YOURSELVES your personal view about it 😉 BTW: I use my “PLN” for updating my ===> Professional Development <===, to make friendships, to connect globally, for coaching and for ===> Global Collaboration <===. PLN’s are MOSTLY created through ===> Social Media <===!

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Check ALSO the videos below, please.

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Personal Learning Networks for Educators

 

PLN how to build one!

 

What is a PLN

 

Importance of a PLN in Education

 

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What is PKM?

PKM” means ===> Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management <===, it is THE way how people can (and SHOULD) OWN OUR knowledge, THE way on How-To organize OUR LEARNing. It isn’t actually that difficult as it seams;) It is ONLY THE habit to know How-To do it, so WHAT are YOU waiting for to adapt for a BETTER way of LEARNing, follow the steps below, please 😉

OURPKM” is depending MOSTLY from OUR “PLN” in the 21st Century as it is related to ===> Social Media <=== (Twitter, Facebook and…) because WE GET most information from THEM!

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BEST-PKM

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What is ThingLink and how to use it?

Some PracTICE To Foster Creativity

programmerman-animatedThere are a multitude of tools which WE could use to foster the creativity of the learners, such as “Story Telling“, coding with Scratch and other programs, comics, and interactive images with links and videos such as “ThingLink“, which I will present here with some practical examples. Below my curation about ThingLink where YOU can first read about it for a better understanding:

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First of all, please let me tell YOU this: to engage YOUR learners show THEM some practical examples and let THEM play around with them. THEY will have understood then what it is about and THEN YOU ask them to create THEMSELVES a new interactive image with ThingLink, a private one. One from where THEY will get some profit for THEIR private life; such as e.g. my vacation trip (preparation) such as I did here ===> Schwarzwald | Black Forest | Forêt Noire (DE) | Europe <===, my Garden (for nature lovers) as I did here ===> My Wild Garden | Panorama View With Localisation Of The Flowers <===, for people who playing sports competitions and/or visiting them, such as I did here ===> Darts-Clubs in Luxembourg | FLD-2013 <===, where is my favorite music band and/or singer playing its next concert?, creating its OWN “PKM” (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management) and/or courses, such as I Did here ===> Skills needed in the 21st Century from Educators, Teachers <===, and here ===> Learning IT-Security <===, … Well, let YOUR imagination flow to find more examples, I am sure YOU will find a lot 😉 Let it GO, let it FLOW!

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THE PracTICE, An Example

Check the screenshots below, please, how I announced a practical example on Twitter and follow it by ===> Deep Thinking <===!

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In the above mentioned way of LEARNing (Project Based Learning), the students will learn about “Sustainability” while walking in the nature by using their smartphones to take photos and videos and/or are using a professional photo machine and will discover so the nature and the fauna and flora. They will learn how to take photos (golden rule / Goldener Schnitt), learning about gardening, learning to make online searching for the photographed flowers, animals, insects, learning to make curation of their search results, learning to create their own PKM (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management), learning to love the nature and animals, learning to create Slideshows, learning to upload a video on Youtube, creating blogs…

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Being Able To Use Different Techniques And Tools Combined To Express A Whole Entity Is “Learning To Learn” 

Please find below a reminder to understand what the world needs for abilities from students in 21st Century:

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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By using the above mentioned techniques and advice, YOU will be able to understand WHAT ===> #LEARNing2LEARN <=== is and How-To forward it to YOUR learners (students). Through those learning techniques with #PracTICE and engagement THEY will be prepared for the 21st Century needed abilities from the workforce. THEY are ready NOW for ===> Life-Long-LEARNing <===. Here below an PracTICE example for LEARNing about ===> Digital CitizenShip <===.

 

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Pedagogy comes first-2014

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Organization, curation,learning while curating, reading before and while curating, PKM, Personal Knowledge Management, ThingLink, Blog,

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Is My Professional Development Up-To-Date?

Is My Professional Development Up-To-Date?

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Rise Of The Professional Educator

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Is your Professional Development Up-To-Date?

programmerman2I think that “Is MY Professional Development Up-To-Date?” is the first question which you need to ask yourselves! You can ONLY give BEST and QUALITY courses when knowing about the latest knowledge in a 21st Century Education. But ===> HOW TO know this? <===

That’s a question I am getting asked very often from Teachers and Teacher-Students around the world through my Social Media presence on Twitter and I must say what I see on a global base doesn’t make me feel really happy! Lots of teachers around the globe are tweeting, which I encourage to do as much as possible by joining ALSO a so called “PLN“, a “Personal Learning Network“, but ONLY a few shows a real understanding, competencies, about what they are doing; even the so called “Edu-Stars” in certain countries! So, to take away some misunderstanding from the above said, I don’t make teacher-bashing! I ONLY will show how difficult it is to follow to be up-to-date ==> Nobody Is Perfect! <==, me neither! It’s an analyzing from my daily Social Media connections… The CHANGE is very quick and ALL of us have problems to follow that quick ALSO! That is WHY it is so IMPORTANT to learn on a daily base to be still able not missing the train 😉 [my advice]! ===> Life Long Learning! <===

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The Main Skills of a 21st Century Learner and Teacher

The quest to be a modern teacher or student is in full swing. First though, figure out if you have these important 21st century skills.

  • Develop proficiency and fluency with the tools of technology;
  • Build intentional cross-cultural connections and relationships with others so to pose and solve problems collaboratively and strengthen independent thought;
  • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes;
  • Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information;
  • Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts;
  • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments.

First of ALL, please check these images as on my point of view they show BEST:

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21st Century Skills

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Here is my selection of  BEST articles, my own view and Curation of  HOW TO find out:

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Very IMPORTANT:

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Future Work Skills

Future Work Skills Needed (A MUST Read!)

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And YOU SHOULD ALSO know this about all the NEW technical expressions in Education, check the Infographic below, please:

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EdTech Cheat Sheet

EdTech Sheet Cheat, put it in your Office, click to download it!

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And didn’t WE forget something in the above mentioned!? YES, WE did! When working with computersSmartphonesTablets and any device connecting to the Internet WE have to consider ALSO the aspect of Cyber-Security and Internet-Safety! And what about “Bring Your Own Device“, called also “BYOD ===> Twitter Hashtag = #BYOD <===

Sounds strange to YOU!? It shouldn’t as YOU have to accept that any Technology present and certainly also in the future requires Safety and Security knowledge! Especially the Technology who is connecting to the Internet! 

Why!???

sharing-iconOnline learning, e-Learning, m-Learning and BYOD are interconnected in many ways with the Real-World, both are influencing each other! By sharing information with others WE  must also take care about WHAT WE are sharing! 

This MUST be known, especially concerning Cyber-Security! I will explain in a different course (in depth) ===> why Cyber-Security is a MUST in 21st Century Learning and Teaching <===, for the moment feel free to visit my following FREE courses to get an overview:

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Coding and CyberSecurity

 

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and check this Infographic who will show you most important!

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Europe's First Security Maturity Risk

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Do YOU know What Effective Teaching is!?

Measuring Effective Teaching (MET)

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Ideas for “Professional Development”

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thumbs upRecently WordPress introduced a new Plug-In. [Start Text from EDUDEMIC] The new WordPress plugin from WooThemes (a popular WordPress premium theme provider) lets you start up your own online school with ease. It’s as simple as installing a WordPress plugin. The actual content and other school-y stuff is, of course, up to you. But the technical stuff is taken care of by this new plugin. [End Text from EDUDEMIC]

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SO, my idea behind that NEW plugin is that teachers with a good knowledge HELP other teachers with their “Professional Development” by creating such a platform! THINK about it and use the “Social Learning” factor in spreading the word on Twitter 😉

BTW: Did You Know that WordPress is providing ALSO a Template called “WordPress Annotum” with which it is possible to collaborate with multi-authors, even on an academic way!? Check out the link(s) below to learn more:


You Need To Be An Expert On Learning Before Teaching!

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A Curator Is An Expert Learner-L2L

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The BEST teachers are the teachers who are the BEST LEARNERS, that is NOT a secret anymore and it is the TRUTH! Somebody who knows about “Learning To Learn” is able to forward ALSO that precious knowledge, as in my eyes Learning To Learn” is the MOST IMPORTANT knowledge!

Important quotes about the above:

  • The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher. Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American author, editor and printer.
  • It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” (Seneca the Younger)
  • I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates
  • Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught. 

    George Savile, Marquis of Halifax (1633-1695) English statesman and author.

  • The whole object of education isto develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works. Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941) American novelist and short story writer.
  •  Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. 

    G. M. Trevelyan (1876-1962) British historian

  • You can lade a man up to th’ university, but ye can’t make him think.  Finley Peter Dunne (1867—1936) U.S. author, writer and humorist.
  • Teachers open the door, you enter by yourself  Chinese proverb.

How To Become a Great Teacher

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I will present you some great articles where you could get inspired, as well as some Infographics who will guide you:

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I don’t have that much time to update my Professional Development!?

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That is probably the phrase I hear the most and which is a big EXCUSE of NOT wanting the CHANGE, the change from OLD teaching methods to 21st Century Learning and Teaching!

First of ALL, let’s play a bit music about “Time” 😉

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SO, HOW can I manage BETTER my Time? Check the link below to find out FREE tools who will HELP you to manage your time! BUT don’t forget: some less on some tasks to get more for Education 😉

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Are You Committed Enough to Invest in Yourself?

sharing-iconThat’s a question which you have to ask yourself, read the following for more information: [Start Text from Are You Committed Enough to Invest in Yourself?]  ===> A 9-to-5 career, if that is your model, is a recipe for career failure. <===

Because of the constant change that is swirling around all of us and our organizations, it does not matter where you are. We are all in the middle of the storm. And by the way, when I mention the negatives of being a 9-to-5 person, I am not talking about having to be a workaholic instead. I am talking about being committed to what YOU chose as a profession.   [End Text from Are You Committed Enough to Invest in Yourself?]

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Read the full article, a MUST:

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I Have Too Much Stress To Learn!?

That is ALSO again a phrase I hear too often and I am wondering that intelligent people as Teachers don’t know the solution, but anyway; have a look on above Topic “Time Management” to find out which FREE tools will help you to manage BETTER your time and I advise you to check the below “Infographic“:

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Stress (Infographic)

Check the Infographic here: Stress

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Any Other Resources Than Mine To Make YOU An Overview?

book-question-markOf course, I will provide YOU ALSO some other resources where YOU will be able to create yourselves a much deeper view of it! In this FREE course I give YOU what I think is the most important knowledge and to give YOU the ability to use YOUR critical thinking, I will provide to YOU the following links:

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Why Letting Go of the Past is So Difficult

globe-pcMost of us, so called OLDIES Teachers, I am one of them (BTW: I am 58 by writing this [2013]), have big problems to adapt to the NEW! I don’t know at ALL, why!? I am a Life Long Learner and so I am prepared for ALL of what is NEW and I don’t fear to learn more, actually I love to learn to give my BEST knowledge to my learners!

SO, this told, I invite YOU to read this psychological article, which I think is very important for YOU to understand a bit he “hidden” behind, do so please, thanks!

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SO, What is THE Real Change!?

In preparation… Actually ONLY key phrases, will go deeper later…

1) Practice, NOT anymore ONLY Theory, but more Practice is a MUST in the 21st Century while using devices with a computer included!

2) Collaboration with the learners and ALSO with other teachers and principals is required!

3) Win-Win Situation between teachers and learners…

4) Less of Hierarchy, where it means the fear of some teachers to lose power over the students when being a coach…

5) Go away from Linear-Learning, NOT A-Z while using A-B-C-D-E…-Z, use A-Z-K-B and so on as with ICT one can combine different knowledge in one course by time…

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FREE COURSE and what you will learn:

“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”

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YOU will learn about WHAT YOU should know to become a great teacher: 

===> All the possible quality resources where YOU can learn on YOUR OWN pace as a self-learner (autodidact), some ideas to think about for a BETTER and quickest way to get the teachers on the TOP of “Professional Development” Up-To-Date” Level! <===

AND: THE MOST IMPORTANT when working with ICT ===> basic knowledge of Cyber-Security!

Basics of Cyber-Security Practice, Proactive Thinking, Cyber-Hygiene, hygiene, Awareness, motivation, engagement, heroes, Security-Scouts, critical thinking, stay out of the box, adapt to new technologies, be aware of the malware, nobody is perfect, knowing the dangers and risks, responsibility, responsibility of School, responsibility of Education, responsibility of IT-Admin, responsibilities of BYOD users, Apple insecurity, Insecurity of Apps, Principals responsibilities, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), risks of BYOD, BYOD-Policy, IT-Security Infrastructure, Teacher-Parents Meeting, Cyberwar, Cyberwarfare, Government, Internet-Safety, IT-Security knowledge basics, UK govt encourages insurers to reward good IT security…

  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

===> “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie – <===

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Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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Poll, Your FeedBack Is Welcome

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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’s

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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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