Category archives for Self-directed Learning

Maker-First steps in electronics-The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush

The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush

. . The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush In OUR previous electronics projects WE were tinkering around with vibration motors and flashing LEDs, well we will continue on the same schema to get a bit more soldering practice and to discover ALSO the use of heat shrink tube, accumulators and drinking straws. This is ALSO […]

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

Rotating and moving plastic container

.   . The rotating and moving plastic container . In previous blog post (tutorial) WE used a vibration motor from an old smartphone and we were learning also about the How-To about a vibration motor is working; it is about “Unbalance“. This unbalance is normally unwanted for motors, but for vibration motors it is […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Soldering Learning-The Mini BUG Robot

The Mini BUG Robot

. . The Mini BUG Robot In last blog post (tutorial) WE were practicing OUR soldering by creating “JOHNNY the ski-man“, a bit “Electronics-Art” using electronics components. In the video below, which I created with the FREEWARE <===> Windows Movie Maker <===> WE see ALSO “The Mini BUG Robot” who gives “JOHNNY” a ride. It […]

Electronics Books and Software for Makers-MakerED and MakerSpaces

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. . My selection of Electronics books For ANY projects WE will create there are books and also online documentations which WE will need to learn from and to GET NEW ideas as well. I will propose to YOU a selection of books and links which I have read and learned from as well; links […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics

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. . Where to start? I propose to work with system when WE use strip-boards; thus meaning: preparing them ALL the same way. Any electronics project will need a power supply, so WE will start with the power supply which will mostly be a 9 Volt battery. WE will use the outside strips to connect […]

Ideas for Maker Spaces and MakerED-Electronics-1-Xmas Tree

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.   . Do YOU want to introduce Maker-ED in YOUR classroom? There is a BIG trend in Education worldwide; THE <===> Maker-Movement <===> and everybody is asking themselves on the How-To to follow and WHAT to do with the kids and at which age to start! Well, actually it isn’t that difficult as most […]

Pssst, THE MOST IMPORTANT in EDUcation: understanding!!

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. . IF A, B, C aren’t understood then Z will be a disaster!!! . First of all I won’t have a look about the How-To students do, BUT about the TEACHers, EDUcators (LEHRENDE) do on Social Media Twitter and Facebook which I am analyzing since 2009 already. THAT’S the persons in EDUcation which have […]

Getting ready for Modern-EDUcation: FIRST try to understand WHAT it is

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. . Modern-EDUcation: FIRST try to understand WHAT it is before taking the wrong path! Let us be honest: EDUcation is far behind of WHAT it should be able to face the challenges of a modern world which is evolving quicker than WE can follow! Because of ICT everything is nearly possible: NEW professions are […]

Blogs-Tips and Tricks

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. . YOU created your blog, WHAT to take care about now!? . SO, you created a blog; hopefully you did read my advice on my previous blog posts. Let us have a look back on those blog posts and finding out WHAT WE can do BETTER to have success in the internet blogging community: […]

Some PracTICE examples THAT will influence EDUcation…

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. . Some PracTICE examples THAT will influence EDUcation… In my recently published blog post <===> A Holistic View Of WHAT Will Influence EDUcation In The Future <===> I mentioned already WHAT will influence EDUcation; here below now some practical examples about WHAT is happening already in PracTICE. Some companies are actually using modern ways on WHICH EDUcation […]

Coaching instead of Teaching in Modern EDUcation

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. . Coaching in Modern EDUcation, the benefits . Learners, students learn BETTER when their brain is free, without any framing, thus meaning: include them into the learning process by guiding them through the <===> LEARNing Process <===> instead of teaching ONLY linear lessons WHERE YOU are the BOSS, give up control and look for […]

Reflections on a professional STRATEGY for eSkills-eLeadership

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. . WHICH Strategy could WE use for professional eLeadership and eSkills!? Well, giving pedagogical and andragocical (Adult Learning) courses since 2002 and being a Life-Long Learning person and interested (and experienced…) in resolving problems and finding NEW ways for BETTER Learning, here below my thoughts, ideas and strategy for a professional approach for #eLeadership […]

Blogging: Is It Difficult!? I Guess Not At ALL! Follow My Advice

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. . Blogging: Is It Difficult!? I Guess Not At ALL! Follow My Advice I hear nearly each day: Blogging, WHY and How and THEN I don’t have THAT time to do it and WHY SHOULD I do it!? Well, a GOOD question anyway! I will try to explain… Anybody has a story to tell, […]

A Holistic View Of WHAT Will Influence EDUcation In The Future

NO Framing in EDUcation

. . WHAT Will Influence EDUcation In The Future? Through ICT the Real-World and especially the Virtual-World (both are influencing each other…) are changing quicker then WE can learn about, BUT WE must adapt to it and so must EDUcation! Therefore Universities must do research about the How-To to adapt and teaching about it… Luxembourg, […]

Time THE MOST Important Factor Neglected In EDUcation!

NO Framing in EDUcation

. . Time THE MOST Important Factor Neglected In EDUcation! WHY do I mention the word “Time“!? EVER thought about on How-To people learn!? Some are learning very quickly and others need MORE time as OTHERS to understand! BUT THEY ALL have to follow THE same scheme and rhythm in EDUcation, sounds strange isn’t it […]

SID2016: Safer Internet Day 2016-Participation

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. Image credit: http://www.ogilviedesign.co.uk/www.ogilviedesign.co.uk/Welcome.html . Safer Internet Day 2016 – Save the date! . . . Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2016 will […]

CyberHygiene For Beginners, Easy To follow Steps For Anyone | Reflexes To Get Used To

Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security

. . CyberHygiene For Beginners, Easy To follow Steps For Anyone | Reflexes To Get Used To . Internet safety is the responsibility of EVERYONE! It isn’t actually THAT difficult to apply a healthy behavior on the internet to stay secure, one needs to have some reflexes, daily reflexes… Let us call them <===> CyberHygiene […]

TEACHing Was YESTERDAY! Today Is Coaching The LEARNers, Students For LEARNing To LEARN!

Framing in EDUcation

. . TEACHing Was YESTERDAY! Today Is Coaching The LEARNers, Students For LEARNing To LEARN! . With the internet WE have NOW two different worlds which interact to each other, the “Virtual World” and the “Real World”! There are NO walls anymore in the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> as students, learners have access to OUTSIDE the schools […]

Let Us Talk About eSkills. | WHAT Is It?

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. . WHAT Is eSkills? WHY Does The “e” Stand Before? #eSkills Manifesto: get an overview of challenges & opportunities outlined by experts http://eskills4jobs.ec.europa.eu/manifesto. [Start text from the MANIFESTO 2015] Much has been written about the digital skills gap and whether Europe is falling behind in the race for digital talent. After some spectacular declines in […]

UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / How To!?

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. . UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / How To!? UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / HowTo!? WHAT!??? I hear very often (too often) this phrase “As a TEACHer, professor, I want to teach my whole career THE SAME way as I do NOW AND WE did it ALWAYS SO!“. Aaaaargh, […]

Success Story of Life-Long LEARNing | Best PracTICE | ICT eSkills For Jobs

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. . Success Story of Life-Long LEARNing | Best PracTICE | ICT eSkills For Jobs First of all, this blog post is NOT made for bragging BUT shows WHAT could get obtained while being a Life-Long Learner! In a world WHO is changing quicker then WE can follow (MOSTLY), it is important to stay up-to-date […]

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

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. . In 21st Century LEARNers Know THEIR LEARNing Path WHAT is “Professional LEARNing”!? Well, it is DIFFERENT from normal (?) LEARNing  as it provides the Students, LEARNers THE “LEARNing Path” and shows THEM THE skills THEY will acquire by a <===> design <===> up from the beginning! This will prepare THEM for <===> Life-Long […]

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!?

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. . WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? OR, WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!? That are actually questions which I get asked very often from people and where I could ask ONLY the first one! WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? Well, there is […]