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LEARNing To LEARN with ICT-How-TO? My PracTICE

LEARNing To LEARN with ICT-How-TO? My PracTICE

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LEARNing To LEARN with ICT-How-TO? My PracTICE

As MOST of YOU know, I am an autodidact, a self-directed learner. I learn BETTER by doing it on my own, by searching my own articles, relevant to the topic which needs to get learned. Pursuing ALSO my learning by choosing the books which I decide to buy for my Professional Development! This time YOU will see a lot of “I’s” in my blog post here, different from usual, where I mostly use the WE. WHY!? Because it’s ME who is owning MY learning and I decide WHAT is BEST for me, that is working perfectly, I learn MUCH quicker! 😉

Another reason WHY I learn on my own is the BAD quality of courses around where adults are getting treated as pupils (Pedagogy) and NOT as mature persons (Andragogy)!! Aged 62 years (2017), I DON’T want to get treated as a 12 years old in courses, I won’t feel comfortable at all!! It’s about time that EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors get training about ANDRAGOGY!

WHAT is Andragogy?

Text from Wikipedia: Andragogy refers to methods and principles used in adult education.[1][2] The word comes from the Greek ἀνδρ- andr-, meaning “man”, and ἀγωγός agogos, meaning “leader of”; it literally means “leader of man”, whereas “pedagogy” literally means “leading children”.[3]

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Check out also my PracTICE, the How-To I gave courses for adults and seniors on Andragogy concept below, please:

You might be interested as well to find out about:

 

FIRST of all, DON’T fear about learning new stuff, even if it feels strange and NOT understandable up from the beginning! There might be strange words in the learning texts which YOU don’t know YET; but by reading different texts you will understand these words and later understanding ALSO the whole! I learnt that way, it takes time on the beginning, BUT later you will learn very quickly! It’s like an exponential curve

Learn more:

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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MUST follow names in EDUcation and also from successful people:

  • Howard GARDNER
  • Sir Ken ROBINSON
  • Jack MA
  • Daniel GOLEMAN
  • John HATTIE

 


Owning the LEARNing

Personally I am convinced and PracTICE with students, learners showed me ALSO, that when owning its learning boosts learning and even accelerates it!! The learners are more motivated to learn as they are engaged in the learning process! I did THIS MOSTLY through Curation! Learn more below please:

 

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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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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Blogging, blogs, Infographics, Text links in my article, I, ME, MY, owning MY learning, making OWN choices for learning, Curation, PKM, Knowledge Management, LEARNing2LEARN, Autodidact, Engagement, Andragogy, Heutagogy…

 

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 and NANO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | RFID RC522 Tag-Card Reader with LCD1602-I2C

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 and NANO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | RFID RC522 Tag-Card Reader with LCD1602-I2C

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RFID RC522 Tag-Card Reader with LCD1602-I2C

We were already playing around with LCD’s in our previous tutorial <===> First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Super Starter Kit UNO R3 Project | LCD and Sensors Project <===> but there we used the SPI-Bus, meaning: connecting 12 wires (Potentiometer connections included…)!! With the I2C Bus we need ONLY to connect 4 wires!!

Check PICs below please to see the difference:

SPI Bus connections

LCD1602-Wiring with Arduino

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I2C Bus connections on Arduino UNO

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I2C LCD1602 PINOUT on Arduino UNO

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I2C Bus connections on Arduino NANO

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I2C LCD1602 PINOUT-Arduino NANO

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SO, as you can see there is a BIG difference in cabling 😉 Especially beginners in Coding would appreciate this I2C version with ONLY 4 wires!

Learn more:

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Check this video tutorial which explains very well about I2C:

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Let us NOW first watch the video tutorial to see about WHAT this tutorial is…

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The video and the code description in the Sketch are in Portuguese, BUT DON’T worry, I will give you later some screenshots with English text which you will need to change in the code; there are anyway some lines of code to add (change…) to make it working correctly! But let us FIRST have a look on the PINOUT of the RFID RC522 to see WHAT we have to connect.

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RFID-RC522-PINOUT

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So, let us now connect the RFID-RC522 to the Arduino UNO or the Arduino NANO, I used a Arduino NANO and its working perfectly! Check the translated (Google translate) wiring instructions.

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01Make sure to connect the RFID-RC522 to 3,3 Volts and NOT to 5 Volts, you will fry the device otherwise!!

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Connections-RFID-ARDUINO

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As we can see from the bove there are 7 wires to connect from 8 possible connections on the RFIF RC522 device; the “interrupt pin (IRQ)” isn’t needed! SO, lets connect these pins to the Arduino UNO, or as I did to the Arduino NANO; it works on both! Next step is to connect the LCD1602 I2C to the Arduino, it’s pretty simple, check below please. ONLY 4 wires!

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LCD-I2C-PINOUT-ARDUINO

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The wiring done, NOW we can download the code (Sketch) and upload it to our Arduino UNO, or NANO through the Arduino IDE, please find the download link below:

Once uploaded (compiling) the code there could be some errors happening, it happens to me… please check PIC below:

 

ERROR-1

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Well I made some searches on the internet and I found the right answer on a forum about this error, which sais that one should scan the I2C Address of the device and replace the “lcd.init();” by “lcd.begin (0x3F,16,2);” whereby “0x3F” is the I2C Address of my LCD1602/I2C module. I scanned to find out the I2C Addess with this sketch, please check here:

I bought 3 from Amazon (Germany) delivered from “AZ Delivery” <===>  https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B079T1BW6T  <===> and they should have had ALL the I2C-Address “0X27” as explained in their FREE eBook <===>  https://bibliothek.az-delivery.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/11-AZ-Delivery_16x2LCD-I2C-Display-Bundle_Startertutorial.pdf   <===> but ONLY 1 had this address and two others the I2C-Address “0X3F”!! BTW: AZ Delivery has very GOOD stuff for reasonable prices!

Here below the results of the scan of the I2C-Address, shown in the Serial-Monitor of the Arduino IDE:.

 

I2C-ADDRESS-SCAN

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I2C-ADDRESS-SCAN-2

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SO, make sure to FIRST scan the I2C-Address through the above mentioned Sketch, will save you a lot of stress! 😉

TIP: Use a DYMO, print out the I2C-Addresses and glue them on the backside of the LCD1602 Display, so you know for next projects WHAT I2C-Address the module has! 😉 In a couple of weeks you wouldn’t remind it anymore! 

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I2C Addresses on LCD1602

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Resolving the ERROR message

Coming back to resolve our ERROR-message and how to resolve it:

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ERROR-1-Changing some code for working

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Check the lines marked with ***************************, in my case it is lines 36 and 40-52! Change it as it is displayed above, save it and upload it; it should work correctly now!

Please check the PICs below to see different interactions of the reader and the display:

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Access Control Start Display

Access Control Start Display

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Access Control Invalid card/tag

 

Access Control Invalid Card/Tag

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Access Control-Access granted

Access granted

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Prices of the used material:

 

 

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For those interested in to know a bit theory about NFC, RFID, please check below:

 

Check also this video, please:

Have fun learning with PracTICE and stay tuned for next adventures of learning 😉

 


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


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

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

 

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino UNO R3, Arduino NANO, LCD 1602, I2C Bus, RFID, RC522,Tag, Card Reader, Tag Reader, Access Control, coding, learning to learn, learning by doing, trouble shooting, I2C scan, LCD160/I2C,

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First Steps with the Arduino-NANO | DHT22 Temperature/Humidity with Meter | Maker, MakerED, Coding

First Steps with the Arduino-NANO | DHT22 Temperature/Humidity with Meter | Maker, MakerED, Coding

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DHT22-ARDUINO-NANO-PROCESS-METER

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Arduino-NANO | DHT22 Temperature/Humidity with Meter

I was looking to find the most easy way to show people and to GET them interested into “Coding” with a minimum of components and expenses, as well as having directly a “success feeling” to be motivated to continue slowly but surely! Here it is; ONLY three (3) wires to connect and ONLY two (2) components to buy for a low budget as well. Temperature and humidity are words well known by everybody and so WE will use a Temperature/Humidity Sensor to run this project. By using terms which the learners know already (Temperature/Humidity) they will NOT GO into “Unknown Land”, makes them feel comfortable 😉

WE will use the tutorial shown below in the video, please check it:

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The link for the tutorial blog is here, please check it:

YOU will find all the necessary information in it such as the how to connecting the components as well as the codes for the “Arduino IDE” and the “Processing code“.

As YOU will remark: there are ONLY three (3) wires to connect, you can count until 3, isn’t it 😉 SO, very easy…

Here below how I did wire it, and you will see how easy it is actually…

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DHT22-ARDUINO NANO

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You need to install now the Processing software, please check the link below; install it and open it:

Concerning the code for the “Arduino IDE” AND the “Processing IDE“, we will follow the steps on the proposed tutorial…

First copy the code for the Arduino, check below:

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ARDUINO CODE

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Next step: Connect the USB cable to your computer, copy the code, paste it into the Arduino IDE and upload it.

Now copy the “Processing Code”  paste it into the Processing IDE and upload it.

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PROCESSING CODE

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IMPORTANT: In the above code in “Line 14” is marked “COM4”! Check if it is the same PORT as in your Arduino IDE, else change the PORT number; for me it was “PORT 8”, but it depends on your computer… JUST change the number, e.g. “COM8”. Click now the button “RUN” on Processing and you will GET the shown result below…

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PROCESSING-METER-TEMPERATURE-HUMIDITY-DHT22

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Easy isn’t it? Have FUN!


 

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


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

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

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..
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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino NANO, coding, learning to learn, learning by doing, sensors, temperature/humidity sensor, DHT22, Processing Software, Meter, Analog Meter simulation with software, easy projects, Arduino NANO clones,

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | 2.8″ TFT Touch Screen with SDCard

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, Coding | 2.8″ TFT Touch Screen with SDCard

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Elegoo-2.8 TFTI was very happy when I got delivered that nice looking 2.8 inches TFT with incorporated SDCard. I ordered it on Amazon and it is from ELEGOO. It was delivered with a small CD where a lot of coding examples are integrated and a well done manual. SO, I started as soon as I unpacked it…

First step to do is opening the CD and reading the manual which is in PDF format… After that, chose the examples to see what is possible to do with TFT Display and the Arduino.

ALL the examples worked well…

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Here, below what is on the CD…

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Elegoo-EXAMPLES

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To use the SDCard to create a Slide-Show, click on “Example05-ShowBMP“, the following window will open, see below…

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Elegoo-EXAMPLES-2

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Click the “ShowBMP“, the following window will open, see below…

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Elegoo-EXAMPLES-3

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The used TFT uses an ILI9341 controller and the code could get downloaded from the website of ELEGOO.

Double-click the “ShowBMP.ino” and the Arduino-IDE will open with the inserted code…

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As I wanted to use the SDCard to create a Slide-Show, so I remixed a bit the code in the sketch and I uploaded different images to the SDCard. BUT, it didn’t work :(((

I checked the manual which says:

  • The SDCard MUST be formatted first (use a NEW one as everything will get erased!!!)
    • TIP: DON’T format on quick way, it DIDN’T work for me; use the full format way!!
  • Images MUST be in 320 x 240 pix
  • Images MUST be in Bitmap format
  • Images MUST be saved as 28-bit Bitmaps
  • Images name MUST be less than 20 characters

Check the above mentioned in the sketch below also, please.

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SO, I tried out a lot of different online image converters, I was struggling around for nearly a week as I didn’t get it working, frustration… BUT as I NEVER give up before I am on the winning side, so I was looking much more around on the internet to find the perfect solution, and I found it.

And that program is actually present on my PC, it is “Paint“: it converts (nearly) any image to the desired format so also Bitmap and THIS ALSO in 28-bit Bitmaps!! Check he PIC below, please.

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PAINT-24-bit Bitmap-2

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After saving my images with “Paint” into 28-bit Bitmaps everything worked perfect, actually with unexpected GREAT quality!

SO, for that YOU, dear readers, and Newbies on “Coding“, don’t have to struggle around like me, I created this tutorial.

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For the assembling, wiring and explication of the code, I suggest to watch this video tutorial, check below, please.

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Image for the slide showAs I wanted to use the TFT display as a digital badge with slide show, I created my own images by:

  • Creating a picture with exactly 320 x 240 pix and a black background
  • Using PhotoScape (image editor) to insert text and photos
  • Opening that created sample in Paint and saving it into 28-bit Bitmap
  • Saving that sample to the SDCard and inserting it into the SDCard reader of the TFT
  • Uploading the code to Arduino

BUT, surprise, it didn’t work!??? The photo was mirrored, funny isn’t it? OK, so back again to the Photo-Editor and “Flip Horizontal“, delete the image on the SDCard and upload the new one…

Now everything is working perfectly 😉 I learned a lot with this project, especially being patient and not giving up, as well as learning more about the “Paint” program!

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Here below how it looks on the TFT:

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Preview TFT

 

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Let us repeat the steps:

  • First prepare the images (photos)
    • Images MUST be in 320 x 240 pix
    • Images MUST be in Bitmap format
    • Images MUST be saved as 28-bit Bitmaps
  • The SDCard MUST be formatted first (use a NEW one as everything will get erased!!!)
    • TIP: DON’T format on quick way, it DIDN’T work for me; use the full format way!!
    • Save the images (photos) to the SDCard
    • Images name MUST be less than 20 characters
  • Double-click the “ShowBMP.ino” from the demo examples and the Arduino-IDE will open with the inserted code…
    • Delete the images shown in the code and replace them by your own (must be the exactly name as the saved, check on the SDCard…)
  • Insert the SDCard to the TFT and upload the code.

The slideshow will run, have fun 😉

The next step will be to put everything into a housing, I ordered some stuff and after I get it delivered and finished it I will update this blog to show you the result, stay tuned 😉 BTW: I will use the shown example as an electronic BADGE


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


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

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

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..
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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: TFT Displays, video tutorials, Arduino UNO, Arduino Mega, Bitmaps, TFT size, Bitmaps size, 24-bit Bitmaps, Sketch, Coding, Slide-Show, SDCard, badge, Paint, image editor, photo editor,

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First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36

HC-SR04-ULTRASONIC SENSOR.

 


First Steps with the Arduino-UNO | Maker, MakerED, Coding | Sensor-Kit SKA-36

Arduino Sensor-Kit SKA-36.

Got my package delivered with my ordered Arduino Sensor-Kit today (2 days later than expected…). First impressions: nice plastic suitcase (helps me to keep order…), 60 pins quality breadboard and cable-set, 40 sensors and a download link (www.joy-it.net/sensorkit/) for the code and description in German. The mentioned link isn’t up-to-date anymore and one gets redirected to another website http://sensorkit.joy-it.net/index.php?title=Hauptseite in German.

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Arduino Sensor-Kit SKA-36-40 sensors

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Some basic knowledge is necessary to get started with the sensors:

We need to know that for some project with sensors there is a special library which needs to get included into the sketch and that the results (measures) will get shown in the “Serial Monitor” as the “Sensor-Kit” doesn’t include a LCD-Display.

Find out more yourself with the links below, please:

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programmerman-animatedLearn more:

TIP for beginners: first copy&paste the code and let it run; check where are variables in the code, change them and see WHAT happens. You will understand the about how the code works 😉

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KY-050 with Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04 and Arduino Tutorial

Well, I didn’t like much the German description, so I was searching on the internet and I found some tutorials in English with a video tutorial, one simple sketch and one sketch with an LCD as well, very interesting <===> Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04 and Arduino Tutorial

Please check the videos below who explains very well how the code works:

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Another GREAT tutorial (my favorite), also with a video tutorial from Circuit basics could be found here HOW TO SET UP AN ULTRASONIC RANGE FINDER ON AN ARDUINO

And here below the video tutorial:

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Here below some values measured shown in the “Serial Monitor“:

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Measure results-KY-50

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The Temperature/Humidity Sensor KY-015

ky-015In the original IDE this sensor isn’t included yet, WE need to install it on the IDE. By checking the description website of the Sensorkit-SK36-KY-015, WE get told that the module needs a library to get included in the sketch and it’s also mentioning some download links. Actually the description (in German) is poor and I got worried! So I decided to look around on the internet and I found a BETTER description (in English) on the official Arduino website <===> Installing Additional Arduino Libraries <===> 

BUT the BEST tutorial I have found is on the Arduino website itself <===> DHT11 Temperature/Humidity Sensor <===> with a lot of screenshots and a step by step instruction from where to get the code of the library, how to install it, and an example sketch.

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Here below some values measured shown in the “Serial Monitor“:

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KY-015-SERIAL MONITOR

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Find below some addresses where you can GET different stuff to play around with:

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


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

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

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino, coding, Maker, MakerED, sensors, learning by doing, autodidact, self-directed learning, Sensor-Kit SKA-36, ultrasonic kit, temperature-humidity-kit, electronics,

 

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Xmas and Holiday Gifts Which Make Sense For LEARNing

Xmas and Holiday Gifts Which Make Sense For LEARNing

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

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

What is the maker scene?

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

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

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

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

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

What is the coding scene?

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

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

 


Ideas to get people interested to become makers

Makermag1-July 2017.

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Here, below, some ideas for the makers:

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Ideas to get people interested into Coding

Arduino-Assembling.

Here, below, some ideas for Coding:

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WHERE to buy quality stuff?

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

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


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


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

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

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉..

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

 

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Critical Thinking AND Proactive Thinking a MUST in Modern-EDU!

Critical Thinking AND Proactive Thinking a MUST in Modern-EDU!

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Critical Thinking AND Proactive Thinking a MUST in Modern-EDU! WHY!?

Looks to me as WE will live THE same as in 50’s-60’s with “James DEAN“, Living on the edge Youth & Society“, overload of information!? Change? At that time period it was TV, NOW it’s the internet, similarities? Well, I think so!! A NEW media showed up, the internet, and with the internet ALSO Social-Media. MOST of people are just consumers and DON’T see the dangers NOR do THEY accept THEM!! It’s a Virtual-World which THEY can’t imagine about HOW it will have an impact on Real-World!! BOTH, the Virtual-World and the Real-World are influencing each other!

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WE are facing actually (2017) “Fake News“, MOST coming and being sponsored by politics interests!!! Just follow “Donald TRUMP’s election campaign and his actually acting…” and YOU will understand WHAT is going on! I encourage YOU to go for “Deep-THINKing” about WHAT is happening in Virtual-World THAT will influence the Real-World!!!

Knowing THIS, you certainly agree with me that there is a MUST to learn about “Critical THINKing, but HOW!?? Please read my curation articles below:

 

Read also the article below, please:

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Radical Pedagogy: Education has the power to change social inequality by nurturing a generation with an educated mistrust of everything that has been indoctrinated before. This educational stance is one that we must all strive for as the moral purpose of education.

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And WHAT about Proactive-Thinking?

Teaching, the profession that creates all other professionsProactive-Thinking SHOULD be burned in into EVERY Educators, Teachers MIND! WHY!??? The MOST IMPORTANT for any education related persons should be THEIR students, learners and the how to to prepare THEM for THEIR future!!

THIS Proactive-Thinking results in getting informed about WHAT is the need from the workforce, industry etc. to make sure that the future workers, employees… will be able to help the country to stay competitive with well educated persons! Especially for NEW jobs who will be created because of ICT, where nearly no one knows WHAT those jobs could be!!

Therefore it is very important that Educators, Teachers focus THEIR Professional Development first on the skills that students, learners need to have!

Read my blog post, below please:

 

ICT RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

 

AND as WE are working with ICT, it is MANDATORY that WE will have knowledge about Cyber Security to protect at its BEST OUR students, learners and THAT WE forward OUR knowledge to THEM!

 

 

 

 

Please read my blog post below:

WHY is Proactive-Thinking IMPORTANT and a MUST in Modern-Education with and about ICT!?

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Proactive-Thinking is ALSO a MUST in Makerspaces and MakerEd

To ensure the safety of OUR students, learners, WE MUST be informed about Safety-Rules when working with different tools and the possible dangers of those tools!!

Please read also my blog post below:

 

And as usually, I remind YOU about the “Synthesizing Mind“!

 

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

 

Keywords for me to create this blog post: Actual Politics (Turkey, USA…), Cyber-Security, Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, Social Media, behavior, IS, Society, liberal thinking, NO LIMITS, living on the edge, understanding, overload of information?, FAKE NEWS,

 


 

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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 CHANGE: Trend in EDUcation to Make EDUcators TEACHers MORE Professional

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

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Trend in EDUcation to Make EDUcators TEACHers MORE Professional

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Modernizing Teaching

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Check also, please:

 

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

Dynamic Learning

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

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

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

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

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Learn more:

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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

 


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

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


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Adventures of LEARNing, HOW does it happen!?

Adventures of LEARNing, HOW does it happen!?

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Adventures of LEARNing, HOW does it happen!?

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WHY do I mention the word adventure!? Strange, isn’t it? Well LEARNing is an adventure actually as on every day one meets NEW people on Social-Media, especially on twitter, and those people, with different degree of Professional Development, with different degrees, give us to think about WHAT is happening actually on <===> Modern EDUcation <===>, well EDUcation MOSTLY is far behind about WHAT it SHOULD be, BUT there is some hope 😉

THE BIGGEST gap is to switch over from ONLY Theory to MORE PracTICE while using ICT in the courses, as ICT is based on Practice, see my blog posts below please:

THE BIGGEST barrier is STILL that EDUcators TEACHers are STILL feeling being in SUPERIOR positions <===> Hierarchy <===> and NOT on a Win-Win situation with THE students, learners, as it SHOULD be in a Modern-EDUcation!! THEY are NOT anymore THE ONES who have all the knowledge as centuries before because NOW people can ask GOOGLE and the internet to find (nearly) any content they wish!!

ALSO, through curation one follows the NEW TRENDS in LEARNing through Social-Media and one learns a LOT about it, especially when one is multilingual e.g. English, French, German from WHERE come THE BEST posts on Social Media, well Germany NOT so much YET ([Digitalisierung] far behind); the German posts I prefer are coming from Luxembourg…

There are a LOT of NEW (and probably MORE to come…) possibilities with ICT which NO ONE could actually see WHERE ALL THIS is driving to, BUT one MUST consider to follow in an EVER CHANGING world with NEW Technologies and Entrepreneurship…

WE will discuss that ALSO in my new blog post where I describe WHAT’S NEW because of ICT, stay tuned 😉 Meanwhile check please my blog posts below.

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Social Media is the driver and amplifier for NEW adventures in LEARNing

programmerman-animatedIn 21st Century Social Media plays a BIG role in Modern-EDUcation and Modern-LEARNing as everybody can learn from anyone! There are NO limits, knowledge is available on a daily and 24h/24h basis.

Once having an account on twitter, the world of NEW adventures of LEARNing will GET OPEN! YOU will get new followers from around the globe with different interests and UP to YOU as well to make some new connections!

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IF YOU are smart, you manage well your twitter account description as well to change the “egg” with your real photo, e.g. please check my twitter account information below.

 

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.SO, now when someone visits YOUR profile on twitter they know about WHAT you are interested and posting mostly. WHEN someone follows YOU, check ALSO his/her profile to know if it is worth to follow them back, don’t follow anybody!!

YOU will GET ALSO some “Likes” from persons, same procedure, check THEIR account information; see IF it is worth to follow them! THAT’S the way to find relevant information to learn from each other; THE adventure of LEARNing through Social-Media.

For more information about to work BEST with twitter, please read my blog post below:

 

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WHAT is a PLN and PKM?

Chat iconAfter a certain time being on twitter, YOU will have had build up a tribe who is following YOU and WHICH YOU follow as well; such connections are called a <===> #PLN, a “Personal [Professional] LEARNing Network” <===> with WHOM YOU exchange information, knowledge and some talking (blablabla…) as well 😉

Through this “PLN“, YOU will GET a lot of NEW stuff for LEARNing and through <===> Curation <===> of that information and articles, YOU can build up YOUR <===> #PKM, “Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management”!

Please read my blog posts below, who explains in detail:

 


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


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

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

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Keywords necessary for me to create this bog post: adventure, bus, bus stop, curse of the traveler, choice, courage, motivation, strong will to learn, Life-Long LEARNing, LEARNing2LEARN, Social Media, ICT, autodidact, Learning from each other, PLN, PKM, Curation, blogs, blogging, Face to Face, real life meeting people,learning from each other like being in a bus and discussing…, THEORY and PracTICE, Win-Win, Échange de ce qui se passe dans l’EDU et dans les Universités…, Voir la réalité, needs of the workforce and the industry…,

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