Category archives for Skills

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

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.   . THE Competition itself 2017 FIRST  GLOBAL CHALLENGE – GAME DESIGN INTRODUCTION Welcome to the official game of the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge, H2O FLOW! In H2O FLOW, teams learn
 about real-world water
 scarcity and 
contamination issues. In 
the game, two villages
 exist on either side of a 
contaminated river. The
 villagers compete to
 create and store purified 
water […]

STILL following “WE have ALWAYS done it this way” OR ALREADY on Growth-Mindset!?

Following the masses...

. . STILL following “WE have ALWAYS done it this way” OR ALREADY on Growth-Mindset!? Well, when analyzing posts from EDUcators, TEACHers from around the world on Social-Media twitter since 2009 already, I must admit (excuse-me please…) that MOST of THEM are still on a Fixed-Mindset! Very rare are those who have already adapted their […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Light guided rotating and moving plastic container

Light guided rotating and moving plastic container

. . Light guided rotating and moving plastic container In previous Maker tutorials WE were using LEDs and vibration motors, WE will continue with it and adding some NEW components: a transistor and a LDR (Light-Dependent Resistor). WE will use ALSO AGAIN a plastic container, this time a transparent one so that persons could see […]

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-knowing WHERE to buy the stuff-Electronics Distributors

The Mini BUG Robot Parts list

. . WHERE to buy the electronics stuff!? I am getting very often asked from persons WHO follow my curation (ideas for makerspaces) and my blog posts WHERE they can buy the necessary proposed stuff. Please find below a non-exhaustive list: List of online Electronics shops (mostly for Europe, but some are delivering ALSO global): CONRAD […]

SID2017: Safer Internet Day 2017-Participation

We are ALL responsible for the internet

. Image credit: http://www.ogilviedesign.co.uk/www.ogilviedesign.co.uk/Welcome.html . Safer Internet Day 2017 – 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 2017 will be celebrated on […]

Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Moving and rotating statue

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.   . Maker-First Steps in Electronics-Moving and rotating statue 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. This is ALSO a soldering […]

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-Building a Power Supply

Prototype Variable Power Supply

. . Building a Variable Power Supply With Few Components In previous tutorial Maker-First Steps in Electronics, the basics WE got a bit the PracTICE of soldering and WE learned ALSO about schematics, resistors, LEDs, diodes and OHM’s Law. WE used ALSO a 9 Volt battery as a power supply for our projects; BUT batteries are expensive (3,99 €) […]

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 […]

Electronics Starter Kit for Makers

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. . Electronics Starter Kit for Makers: What is the minimum equipment? What is the minimum equipment and what are the costs? That’s certainly the first question you will ask. Let us have a look: in electronics we need to solder the components, a solder iron is required with its accessories. Please check below to […]

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

3D Wooden Xmas Tree with LEDS

.   . 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 […]

Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck

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. . Creativity and Maker-Spaces | maach3 LTEttelbruck As on October 26th 2016 I had an interview with Marc TEUSCH in the „Makerspace maach3” in LTEttelbruck. This is the third interview from EDUcation in Luxembourg of a series which I intend to do; the first one was about <===> Luxembourg EDUcation-Interviews | 1) The Luxembourg EDU-System, followed by Luxembourg […]

Digital Luxembourg Interviews-Hackerspaces-SYN2CAT-LEVEL2

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. . Hackerspaces-SYN2CAT-LEVEL2 . Today on 10-10-2016 I visited THE pioneer of the Hackerspaces in Luxembourg-City <===> https://level2.lu/ <===> and I was heartily welcomed by Georges KESSELER, the president of this Non-profit Hackerspace (ONG). As already mentioned, I said pioneer, THIS place was the first in Luxembourg. Georges proudly showed me the rooms with ALSO professional […]

Some PracTICE examples THAT will influence EDUcation…

. . 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 […]

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 […]

Update Twitter Chats: WHAT To DO BETTER!?

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. . Update Twitter Chats: WHAT To DO BETTER!? WE were already discussing about Twitter-Chats to use for <===> Professional Development, called ALSO “Teacher Training” (in Luxembourg/Europe) in my following blog posts: How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more… What YOU should know about Twitter-Chat’s After Analyzing My Online Presence On Social Media Twitter […]

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

NADINE SCHIRTZ-BEECREATIVE-MAKERSPACE

. . Creativity and Maker-Spaces | BEECREATIVE As on July 25th 2016 I had an interview with Nadine SCHIRTZ and Yvonne ZOTZ in the „The flagship makerspace of the national Youth Service SNJ“ “BASE 1” at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg-City. This is the second interview of a series which I intend to do; the first one […]