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Thoughts about WHAT to choose as Xmas gift for kids in a Technology driven world

Thoughts about WHAT to choose as Xmas gift for kids in a Technology driven world

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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 (2020) 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 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 languageTechnology is part of our life, and coding brings it closer to you!

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

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MY selection of CODING Hardware for beginners

Well, I started myself years ago as a NEWBIE in Coding and so I tried out different stuff, whereby I became a fan of ARDUINO. Here below my gift selection for Christmas (Xmas) which I recommend:

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Elegoo Smart Robot Car Kit for Arduino

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While reading my above tutorials, you will find ALSO more examples in my blog about “Coding with Arduino, etc.); stay tuned for next tutorials with LEARNingByDoing with FUN and PracTICE 😉

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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: Arduino UNO R3, Arduino NANO, Grove, Grove Beginner Kit for ARDUINO, Coding, Maker, MakerED, Maker Spaces, OLED, DHT11, Temperature and Humidity Monitor, I2C, SEEDSTUDIO, Robots, Robot car,

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PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Digital CitizenShip

PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Digital CitizenShip

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Authentic PracTICE Through Global Collaboration

GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2[GM] The authors of this blog post “@ICTPHMS (Dan KIRSCH‘s Blog)” and “@knolinfos (Gust MEES‘s Blog)” have met each other on Social MediaTwitter” and decided one day to work together on a common blog about “Digital CitizenShip“, a “Global Collaboration” from authors of the USA and Luxembourg (Europe) was born. Find below, please, OUR collaboration blog:

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[GM]: below, part of the discussed on twitter

Added on 07/01/2015:

Lots of stuff I learned

Ideas:  using scenarios where the learners (students) play different roles to explain about GOOD and BAD behaviour on Social Media and let THEM blog about it. After the blogging THEY might ALSO create comics in a dialogue style whereTHEIR thoughts are included, such as I did in my blog post here ===> https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/ <===.

I created these comics with dialogues with the following online program:

If you have the time, you might later create ALSO a magazine where the learners (students) bring in THEIR comics. Find some propositions of magazines below, please:

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The above mentioned will engage YOUR learners (students), THEY will have FUN to learn and to create THEIR OWN stuff, it will boost creativity ALSO! When THEY are getting older THEY will remind WHAT THEY created as it was a pleasant learning moment in THEIR life and certainly THEY will be motivated for ===> Life-Long-Learning <===

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WHY do WE use a bunch of different so-called tools to LEARN about Digital Citizenship?

Please check the below picture, who explains 😉

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I will let “Dan KIRSCH” explain to YOU in detail about WHAT WE were working together

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[DK] Dan KIRSCH‘s insight

Dan KIRSCHI have utilized the collaboration with Gust via twitter on the topic of Digital Citizenship within my 8th grade ICT classes. Currently, I am teaching 3 classes with approximately 30 students in each. One of our curriculum standards is to teach Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. I began to investigate different ways of teaching this to my 8th graders where it could be authentic and actually “practice what is being taught“. Through collaboration with Gust and other social media colleagues on twitter I began to utilize blogging (Edublogs) as a platform to teach Digital Citizenship.

Each student has their own blog, which is contained under my class blog. In this platform, we treat our blogs as our “social network” where students comment on blog prompts given by me or themselves containing information on Digital Citizenship, real-life scenarios, and social media. It is also used to teach other “edtechskills; such as inserting media, using embed code, and RSS Feeds. This is the fourth year I have used edublogs and I enjoy reading what my students produce; especially the reflections and connections they make with one another.

It’s amazing to see how students communicate via the technology “more” than they would face to face; especially on how to become a positive Digital Citizen! Recently, I have begun to archive their posts on to storify (with no last names) to use for future classes you can access this via my edublog: http://mrkirsch.edublogs.org


Post: 20/03/15

The following video is one of my students who was interviewed by one of our local TV stations who came I did a story within our my classroom. The story focused on Social Media, but with an emphasis on Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety. I share this; not as I method of “bragging” but demonstrating that teaching students to be aware of what they share online “digital footprint” could and will have a lasting affect on their future. My goal is that I never have to hear about one of my former students being “trapped” because of something they said, posted, and/or shared on social media or the internet.


New Post: 04/03/15

Teaching Digital Citizenship through Authentic Practice ==> through the creation of infographics! The following (see link below) are my student(s) created infographics. They created their infographics on a specific topic of Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety and posted it on their edublog “social media platform.” Students are in 8th grade (12-13 year old).

The objective of the unit was ==> Students will create an infographic presenting student researched information on a specific Internet Safety Topic.


Post: 18/02/15

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Understanding what your digital footprint says about you. The following blog post (prompt) ==> check link here <== was given to my 8th grade students as a more interpersonal digital citizenship reflection. The previous posts have been more focused on the “broad” perspective of Digital Citizenship and what it is ==> what it means. <== The objective was for students to take an interpersonal “look” at themselves and reflect on the ==>HOW TO<== become & maintain a positive digital footprint as they progress through their high school years,  and into college. My goal as their ICT instructor is to make students  realize that once they enter college and are “away” from parents/guardians peer pressure can and often times does involve them in negative way. The point is ==> teaching students to be aware of this now they will be able to think twice before they “make the choice” to share/post negative material on the internet/social media, which in return could damage their “digital footprints.”


Post: 06/02/15

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Student example as seen on mrkirsch.edublogs.org of Digital Citizenship.

Teaching Digital Citizenship Through Comics

Objective:
The objective of the post is for students to learn about Digital Citizenship through stories.

Main Idea:
The following link is to my 8th grade students edublogs. The focus of this blog post come from Gust MEES. My students created comic strips utilizing the online website Pixton. The objective of the post is for students to learn about Digital Citizenship through stories. They are required to have a Digital Citizenship “dilemma” and at the end of their story they must have a positive outcome and/or resolution to the situation. There scenarios can be anything related to Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. Please check the link below to see a gallery of my students finished Digital Citizenship comics.

The following link is a curate blog reflections from my students on Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety. This was a “lead-up” activity to the comic strips seen above. The curation tool I utilized for this is Storify.


Teaching with Content Curation (added February, 3, 2015)

Content curation is the “…process of collecting, organizing and displaying information relevant to a particular topic. Teacher content curation can be used by students and students can be asked to show expertise with examples of curation.” In my 8th grade ICT class we will be completing webquests on content curation as a teach method of introducing students to “Content Curation.” The following text reviews what content curation is and it’s purpose, along with several content curation platforms, what a webquest is, and followed by a lesson plan I will use in my classes. 


Storify:

  • create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Flipboard: 

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  • Flipboard is your personal magazine.
  • It’s a single place to discover, collect and share the news you care about.
  • Add your favorite social networks, publications and blogs to stay connected with topics and people closest to you.
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Scoop.it!

  • Build engaged audiences through publishing by curation.
  • Think of it as a way to build content.
  • You can bookmark and share your sources.
  • Can be used to increase your authority on a topic. 

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  • Automatically find, publish & promote engaging articles, photos and videos from across the web
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Introduction into Content Curation

What is Content Curation?

Content curation is the “…process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme.  The work  involves  sifting, sorting, arranging, and publishing information.”  A content curator picks the best content that is “…important and relevant to share with their community (in the case our class community). It isn’t unlike what a museum curator does to produce an exhibition:   They identify the theme, they provide the context, they decide which paintings to hang on the wall, how they should be annotated, and how they should be displayed for the public.”

Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about “…putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation. Content curators provide a customized selection of the best and most relevant resources on a very specific topic or theme” (in this case ours will be on Digital Citizenship, ICT, and Educational Technology). A content curator “…continually seeks,  makes sense of,  and shares the best and most relevant content on a particular topic online.”

Why is Content Curation Valuable?

Individuals and organizations are making, sharing media, and content all over the social web.   For example, on Facebook the average user creates 90 pieces of content each month.  If you “…multiply that by the 800 million Facebook users,  it isn’t surprising that  data or content on the Internet is  measured in billions of gigabytes.” Essentially, we are living an era of content overload!!! A content curator offers high value to anyone looking for quality content because finding that information (and making sense of it) requires more and more time, attention, and focus.

For individuals and organizations, content curation can help establish their “thought” leadership and capture attention in today’s information “overloaded” world.    Content curation can “…help your organization become the go-to authority on an issue or topic area.”   It can be done as simply as writing a blog post (this is excatly what we will be doing with our edublogs in my classes) with links or sharing annotated links on Twitter around your topic.

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Getting Started

This questionnaire (citation on pic) can help you think through a plan for content curation before you dive into the curation tools.  There has been an explosion of tools and you can distracted by useless features.    Even better, “… perhaps focus on the skills with the tools you know how to use already.”   You might want to integrate the process of content curation into a channel you’re already using (in my class students will be including this within a category on their blogs).

Citation:
Kanter, B. (n.d.). Beth’s Blog. Retrieved January 14, 2015, from http://www.bethkanter.org/


[DK] Please check the link ==> Content Curation Lesson Plan  to access my recently created content curation lesson plan for my 8th grade students.  This lesson plan is posted for colleagues in my PKM to access. 

[DK] Great twitter chat archive on Digital Citizenship via @mrkempnz & @BevLadd (7/5/2015) curated on storify.

[GM] Through curation one can build up ALSO its own “Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management” (PKM), please check below:

Through curation and using Twitter one builds up ALSO a “PLN” (Personal Learning Network), please check below:

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 Creating a Webquest

programmerman-animatedWebquests are useful teaching tools for educators. An imaginative webquest can capture the attention of a student as he or she learns about any number of topics. For instance, I have chosen to use my classes edublogs as our webquest platform where we can incorporate curated content on Digital Citizenship.

A teacher who wants to bring his or her own webquest ideas to life must make a detailed plan. Some teachers begin by choosing a web quest template. There are online resources available that outline the specific elements of a webquest. For example, a webquest has an introduction that explains its purpose to students. A webquest also includes a task that lets students know what they are expected to do. Next, the process sets out a path for students to follow that leads them to relevant information. Those are just a few of the steps that a teacher needs to fulfill in order to make an effective webquest.

==> Mr. Kirsch’s Sample Content Curation Webquest <==


Teaching with Content Curation Lesson Plan

  • Focus Question: Do students know where to get quality information from the Internet?
  • Additional Questions: 1. What resources do teachers need to find quality information on the Internet (i.e., content curation)?
  • 2. How should the Internet be used in the classroom?

Lesson Goals/Objectives: To get students to think how to best use the Internet in their classroom.

Activity Description:

  • Spend time discussing the basics of Internet searches (e.g., have students with more experience help others). See Evaluating Websites from the University of California Berkley in Resources. Talk about Search engines and other ways to find information (2nd and 3rd tier investigation).
  • Create a webquest (using our edublogs) and have students write about what sites they come up with using our “curated content.”
  • Have the students support why their “curated content” was appropriate for this lesson within their blog posts.
  • Students will then be assigned a topic (social media, educational technology, digital citizenship, and/or online security) to begin their curated content. Once content as been established and shared via WordPress or social media the students will then blog (webquest) about their thoughts on curated content.

In The 21st Century, The Word TEACHing Gets Replaced By LEARNING TO LEARN, How To

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How To Design A Course About Digital CitizenShip?

Please check below, on How-To YOU could create YOUR own course, based on PracTICE AND student centered:

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 THE Whole FREE Course On ONLY One Interactive Image

Click the image below, please and you will get directed to the “interactive image“. You need to move then your cursor above the image and you will see black “spots“. Click them, you will get directed to FREE courses on each “station” 😉

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Using A Flowchart To Design The Course

Check below, please, to find out the how-to.

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THE Whole FREE Course Using FlowCharts On ONLY One Interactive Image

Click the image below, please and you will get directed to the “interactive image“. You need to move then your cursor above the image and you will see black “spots“. Click them, you will get directed to FREE courses on each “station” 😉

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 Related links

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How to Use Storify:

Luckily, it’s easy.

storify by @ICTPHMS.

  1. First, create an account at Storify (you can log in with Twitter or Facebook).
  2. Click the blue “Create a Story” button in the top right hand corner.
  3. Look at the right side of the new screen where the icons of your favorite social media websites reside.
  4. Click on any social media icon (like Twitter), then put in a username for that network you want to search. You’ll see all the recent Tweets from that person/hashtag/search query.
  5. Now, start dragging content from the right hand panel from the social media networks you are searching into the left hand panel where you are telling your story. Add words or titles. You are finished!! A story told in text and pictures via social media updates.

Want an Example?

Here’s one of my classes using storify. It’s a recap of our Digital Citizenship Chats we did on our class blog.

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Keywords necessary to create this blog post: @ICTPHMS, @Knolinfos, collaboration, Global Collaboration, Education, Global Education, TRUST, #digcit, Digital CitizenShip, digital citizen, Cyber-Security, Internet-Safety, Best Practices, Learning To Learn, Learning By Doing, Student centered, Coaching, #EdTech #tools, #esafety, #blogging, ICT, #edblogs, authentic practice.

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


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

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Dan KIRSCH

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8 at Patrick Henry Middle School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on Social Media, Educational Technology, and most importantly Digital Citizenship. Currently, I have the priviledge to be on my school districts ICT curriculum committee. We are rewriting and updating our ICT curriclulum in grades 6-8 for the 2015-2016 school year.

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SO, What’s THE CHANGE For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?

SO, What’s THE CHANGE For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?

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SO, What’s THE Change For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?

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I get asked very often and get also a lot of discussions with people and also teachers about what’s THE real CHANGE in 21st Century Education and especially for teachers, even that MOST people tell me that “THE CHANGE” is very difficult to understand! BUT it’s actually very easy to understand, BUT it needs to get accepted from the teachers! This is my point of view, let me explain, please:.

What really changed for teachers is the way they will teach the students, THEY are NOT anymore “THE BOSS” in the classroom, ===> THEY are NOW a coach! <=== Someone who is guiding the students (learners) in THEIR way of learning and showing THEM how to learn and to deal with the BIG DATA on the Internet! It is NOT anymore a classroom of silence, it is a classroom where learners sit together in groups to solve problems in a team, solving the problems and learning together with the skills THEY acquired through previous teaching lessons.

It’s NOW ===> Us and THEM <===, WE try to work as a team for getting BEST results, it is NOW learner-centered! WE as teaching persons are NOT anymore THE most important one, BUT WE change THE way how WE are TEACHING and WE focus on what OUR mission is: giving OUR learners (students) the BEST Education to face the REAL WORLD outside of the “School-Cocoon“, thus meaning: WE need to know what the skills are that the REAL WORLD needs!

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Image source: Prepare Learners for the Global Workforce

The teacher is NOT anymore in front of the class, BUT s(he) is together with the learners in the classroom. WHERE the term CLASSROOM needs to get redefined!

=> THE CLASSROOM is not anymore inside the schools, ===> NO “School-Cocoon” anymore! <=

 ===> THE WALLS are broken and Teaching and Learning takes part everywhere, outside the “OLD definition of CLASSROOM”! <===

It is ALSO the WE as WE are looking for a win-win situation between OUR learners and us as teachers, WE try to get out the BEST “Team-Work” as it is that skills are needed in the REAL WORLD from the employers! Students (Learners) should know about “Team-Work” as they will face it once out of school and being employed!

The biggest mistake teachers actually make is thinking that by using the newest educational ICT tools and technical devices will make them a 21st Century teacher, NO ===> NOT AT ALL!

[Start Text from: Don’t Confuse Technology With Teaching] Educators are coaches, personal trainers in intellectual fitness. The value we add to the media extravaganza is like the value the trainer adds to the gym or the coach adds to the equipment. We provide individualized instruction in how to evaluate and make use of information and ideas, teaching people how to think for themselves. [End Text from: Don’t Confuse Technology With Teaching]

THIS ALL needs a serious up-to-date of Professional Development! Check below for more information about PD, please:

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Learn more:

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Check out ALSO these SlideShare examples, great stuff:

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Check out this Infographic, please, which explains BEST for understanding:

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Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher

Infographic credits: http://edudemic.com/2013/04/27-tips-for-becoming-a-digital-teacher/

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Important to know: The Difference Between Contemporary And Traditional Learning

Check the infographic below who explains very well, please:

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Click image to enlarge! Image credits: http://edudemic.com/2013/03/contemporary-and-traditional-learning-difference/

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How to know which skills the market needs!? 

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book-question-markThat is also something I get very often asked: WE don’t know about the future jobs as every day NEW ones getting created emerged by the ICT and especially because of “Social Media“, so how to know about what to teach!?

That is certainly a well founded question and needs to get answered a bit differently by applying Howard GARDNER‘s view in his book “5 Minds For The Future“, see screenshot below, please.

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By reading the above, I think the question is answered very well and with your pedagogical background you will know how to adapt your courses to it! OR??? Perhaps ALSO revising what you learned before you got your diploma, a little refresh of knowledge helps also…

Check out also my multilingual book selection (EN, FR, DE):

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It’s about the learning, not the tools

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iste-standardsLots of teachers have misunderstood what a 21st Century teacher should be and are doing nothing else as using the new educational tools, which is NOT the right way, sorry! The tools ONLY help making the courses more engaging and also more fun for the learners when well applied. They are necessary, BUT it is STILL the updated pedagogical knowledge of the teacher who is more important!

[Start Text from EDUDEMIC] However, if teachers change their approach to focus on transferable technology skills (i.e. the NETS-S) it will make the integration of technology more meaningful and prepare our students with skills they can take with them in the future.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has developed a set of “standards for learning, teaching, and leading in the digital age that are widely recognized and adopted worldwide.” Those standards, known as the National Education Technology Standards (NETS), have several benefits including:

  • Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job market
  • Designing student-centered, project-based, and online learning environments
  • Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning
  • Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating, and decision making.

[End Text from EDUDEMIC]

Read the complete article here, please:

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And as I was talking ALSO about the “updated pedagogical knowledge“, known also as “Professional Development“, check here, please, to find out if YOUR PD is up-to-date:

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Another BIG mistake is to focus ONLY on Apple devices and Apple resources in schools, such as iPad and iPhone Apps and more… Teachers like to play with them and students certainly also, BUT:

  • There are more employers who use Windows machines than Apple machines worldwide and the students need first the knowledge and the skills to work with that “Operating System” (OS)!
  • Once out of school and applying for a job, these “Windows Skills” are a ===> MUST to get a job!!! <===
  • NOT every employer allows a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) strategy inside its company for different reasons, mostly for Cyber-Security reasons!

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Check also these articles, please:

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Social Media As Well Is NOW Included For Teaching And Learning

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First of all, let us take a look about what “Social Media” is, watch the video below, please:

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Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

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sharing-iconSocial Media (Twitter, Facebook and…) is part already of commercial strategies in most companies worldwide and if not yet it will be as companies must follow this trend to stay competitive! SO, the students (learners) need to have these “Social Mediaskills as well to be able to use them later in their future working place(s)!

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I think the BEST way to explain it is to check my curation of professional articles, read them, please:

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What are the trends in 21st Century Education?

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As a good introduction, I think it would be good to watch first this video:

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What are the learning futures? Check below:

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BUT How Could I Follow With My Professional Development!?

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sharing-iconFirst of all check out what is offered from your Education Ministry and then you might check my blog to find out what is needed to complete your PD:

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If you are a self-learner, an autodidact, I suggest to you to use Twitter together with Curation and trying to build up a “Personal Learning Network” (PLN) and to participate on Twitter-Chats.

A very good practice would be ALSO to invite teachers who are NOT YET ready for the 21st Century Education in a classroom as an observer for learning together with an experienced teacher and giving him ALSO the right to teach, the moment s(he) wants to say something when the experienced teacher is giving the course(s)! This needs to get briefed before the course(s) start… This would made him (her) feeling part of it and encourage also…

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Watch the video below to listen what the experts say:

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What are the barriers to overcome for that THE CHANGE happens?

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1Without a lot of talking myself, I invite you to read the following articles which explain  at its BEST:

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Quote from [https://twitter.com/kimgarst] “If you don’t leave your past in the past, it WILL destroy your future. Live 4 what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.

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Final Word

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This is what I see as THE CHANGE with my actual knowledge, but if YOU dear reader have some more information, feel free to leave constructive comments, suggestions and even constructive critics…

Of course there are ALSO the Parent-Teachers meetings and other changes, BUt I wanted to show ONLY the changes for the teachers who are THE CHANGE for the mind… Once accepted these changes in the mind, it will take some time to adapt

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Why (And How) Teachers and Education Should Start Learning and Teaching Cyber-Security

Why (And How) Teachers and Education Should Start Learning and Teaching Cyber-Security

Why (And How) Teachers Should Start Learning and Teaching Cyber-Security

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What should get be taught and learned more in the 21st Century while using ICT?

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Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security


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Chatting, talkingBeing online since 1998 and giving courses about ICT more than 10 years the practice and my online excursions show me that IT-Security (basics of Cyber-Security) and Internet-Safety are not yet taught enough. Seriously I think there is a need to talk and teach about existing laws in different countries and show the learners that they have not ONLY rights but also responsibilities; teachers the same for YOU 😉

In the 21st Century, Education has a BIG responsibility to adapt to the very quick change in the world and to teach the students the knowledge they need and which are required to fulfill the market’s needs!

The market’s needs are ALSO to employ people with the basics of Cyber-Security knowledge as a modern company needs to protect its online reputation and a data loss could be lethal to them, their ruin eventually! SO, the new employees is the students coming out of school, College, High school, Universities; ALL of them need to have the basic knowledge of  Cyber-Security to be competitive in a working market where there is more and more unemployment worldwide…

===> A company would take advantage of a new employee who as already the necessary knowledge of Cyber-Security as the company doesn’t need to train him, which saves it a lot of money! <===


HOW COULD THAT BE IN PRACTICE???

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First of all I recommend you to read some books to understand, I recommend books from Howard GARDNER and Daniel GOLEMAN.
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  • 5 Minds For The Future (Howard GARDNER)  to understand what the world needs for abilities from students in 21st Century
  • The Disciplinary Mind: the mastery of major schools of thought, including science, mathematics, and history, and of at least one professional craft.
  • The Synthesizing Mind: the ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others.
  • The Creating Mind: the capacity to uncover and clarify new problems, questions and phenomena.
  • The Respectful Mind: awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings and human groups.
  • The Ethical Mind: fulfillment of one’s responsibilities as a worker and as a citizen.
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When having read the recommended books YOU will understand much better what are the actions to take and certainly there will be also some new ideas from YOU ;) Read also my blog: 21st Century Learning and Teaching: Multilingual Books Recommendations



Nobody Is Perffect! Any OS Is Vulnerable!


 The facts which you should know and who will make you (hopefully) think, even critical think:

First of all, you should know and realize that any “Operating System” (OS) is vulnerable! Follow the links below to learn more:

There is “Over Confidence” as it is exactly that! I don’t make a war of different OS, but one must be aware today that Nobody Is Perfect, attacks and vulnerabilities are showing us that, see here please:

Concerning the Mac, check the Report from, SYMANTEC here:

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Don’t forget also about mobile phones, Android is also based on Linux as OS! Check here:

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=> A MUST CHECK for Education is the number of Data-breaches from Schools, Colleges and Universities as well: <=

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Cyberattacks the greatest threat to nations

A MUST READ!!! ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Cyberattacks+the+greatest+threat+to+nat.

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And this Infographic YOU should really read!!!

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Image credit: http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Are+you+a+hacker%27s+target%3F+%5Binfographic%5D

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Phisher pupils hack class computers

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A group of children in Alaska took over their classroom computers after phishing account details from teachers. They asked teachers at Schoenbar Middle School, for 12 to 13-year-olds, to enter admin names and passwords to accept a false software update, according to reports.

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What can be done to turn this around?

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teacherSeriously and convinced, I think that there is a MUST to teach the basics of Cyber-Security by Education in any schools around in the world, and this up from the early age! The kids will understand it very quickly, they are more intelligent as most adults think as their computers and Smartphones are the (nearly) most important to them! I have worked together with teens (11 years old and +) and showed them How To protect their computers and how to stay informed about new threats, that was a piece of cake for them, I even didn’t think that it could be that easy, I was surprised! Convincing adults is (???) more (very) hard!

So, how could that be in practice? That was the question I asked myself (oh yes, I thought a lot…) and here are my propositions and advice:

Apart from teaching the basics of Cyber-Security in schools by traditional learning, one should try ALSO to involve and engage youth in that process of learning, learning by doing and learning to have responsibility! IT’s ALL about responsibility anyway when working and using ICT (BYOD included)! This could be realized with a piece of theater (it took me a year of development) where they could be involved as actors (players) and also by giving them the feeling of being an IT-Hero by becoming Security-Scouts. Sounds strange? Check the links below to learn more:

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See also below the “Security Incidents By Industry”:

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See ALSO Real Time Cyber-Attacks worldwide and THINK!!!

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Real Time Web Monitor

Check here to go to the website ===> AKAMAI Real Time Web Monitor <===

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Should I give you more explications? I don’t think so, just go to the website by clicking the above link and try it out! Make some ===> PracTICE  <=== ;)


Malware encounter rate Education April 2013

Check here for more info: ===> SC-MAGAZINE

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Check here for more info: ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=US-Cybercrime+a+national+security+threat

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With Smartphones and tablets WE are ALSO confronted with BYOD!

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Uneducated employees (Infographic)

Uneducated employees (Infographic)

Click image to go to source and to learn more…

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I created a detailed blog about “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) who explains the Dangers, Risks, Policy, Advantages and ALSO Awareness for Cyber-Security on following address (READ IT!):

Read ALSO my “Curation” about it which will get updated as soon as there are some NEWS:

Hint: Don’t know yet what “Curation” is? Check:

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Internet-Safety and Cyber-Security, Both a MUST!

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Internet-Safety ALONE isn’t anymore enough to teach in schools! By having read the above and understood it, YOU should admit that Internet-Safety and basic knowledge of Cyber-Security TOGETHER are a MUST to teach in schools!
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PS: Give your brain a kick and start thinking on how yourselves can contribute for a more secure Internet, the solutions are described here in this blog 😉
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===> We are ALL responsible for a more secure Internet! <===

Some wise words:

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama

By developing a sense of concern for others’ well-being, then no matter what others’ attitudes are, you can keep inner peace. Dalai Lama

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programmerman-animated===> Every day, an estimated 1 million people worldwide are victims of Cybercrime. <===

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As most are using already (and SHOULD) use Social Media Twitter, here are the BEST Hashtags to stay informed about Cyber-Security:

#CyberSecurity #Security #InfoSec #eCitizen #digcit #DigitalCitizen #InternetSafety

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Lots of Schools are using BYOD ===> Cyber-Security is a MUST then!


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When schools, Colleges and Universities are facing a Downtime due to Malware, so are the courses online NOT available, nor can the learners, students access the necessary educational stuff for their learning, communication and sharing! This is a lost of time ===>
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EdTech versus ICT?

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Tonight on April 29, 2013 there will be a Twitter-Chat about this TOPIC which I will (hopefully) follow as it is at 8 pm, which means at 02:00 am in my country and it’s running 1 hour!
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It looks like there is a big problem between the IT-department in schools and the Teachers as in some institutions Social Media is forbidden and a lot of restrictions to resources are made, which is certainly NOT a big pleasure for the educators, nor for the learners! AND it doesn’t reflect 21st Century Mentality at ALL!
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Check the following link, please:
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Hint: What is a Twitter-Chat?
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Tips for the IT-Admin

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Chat iconLots of schools don’t have a professional IT-Admin, a person who has learned about IT-Security and who has the necessary skills about IT-Security, so here some Tips at least to give them some help:

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My advice: 

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I created a very easy to follow plan on how schools could make Cyber-Security (IT-Security) much more easy for the IT-Admin when it would get followed; BUT the IT-Admin SHOULD try to make it a REFLEX on any FRIDAY thus to remind people of the Security-Task! That’s why I created on Twitter the #Hashtag ===> #FSCD <=== which means “Friday Security Check Day“!!!

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Check it out here ===> https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FSCD&src=typd

And here is How-To:

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Infographics, Videos and Curation as a pedagogical help for Learning

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Over the years I have collected and curated a lot of Infographics and videos about IT-Security, Cyber-Security, Internet-Safety, Online-safety, eSafety, eCitizen, Digital Citizen, Digital CitizenShip which are a great way for learners, students to learn on a very quick way, you may check the resources here:
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Sharing the good PracTICE

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Me profiting from when I help other people, it is me who gives something and not the other person???” Such may be your thinking, but…There are new ways in Psychology who are describing this very well such as:

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When I do something for other people, I feel good, “says Peterson“. When you do something voluntarily for others, not only for its own interests, it is rewarded. In some mysterious way, serve as an “altruistic” (the opposite of selfishness) gives his own life more important. It seems that nature have put it in our genes, or that people are happy when they have the spirit of sharing, community spirit.
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Final Word


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If this blog makes you think and your grey cells are getting activated, so that your filter situated between your two ears (your brain) starts to get more activities as usual, than the author is very happy. Thus meaning that my message(s) made move something. Feel free to leave a constructive message…

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===> Every day, an estimated 1 million people worldwide are victims of Cybercrime. <===

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As most are using already (and SHOULD) use Social Media Twitter, here are the BEST Hashtags to stay informed about Cyber-Security:

#CyberSecurity #Security #InfoSec #eCitizen #digcit #DigitalCitizen #InternetSafety

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When #Teaching Digital Literacy don’t forget 2 integrate ALSO #Learning basics of #CyberSecurity ==> BOTH are a MUST in #21stC in #Education

Who to follow on Twitter for Cyber-Security? Here is my selection of BEST publications by awarded contributors:
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21st Century Education: The MOST IMPORTANT is an Education about Critical-Thinking and Proactive-Thinking, check below to learn more:
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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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