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Since 1998 already I am giving FREE courses about IT-Security and Cyber-Security (since 2002 pedagogical ones…) as well as I blog a lot about it and it’s a NEVER ENDING story as the Virtual-World (Internet) is becoming more and more tricky and starting to become a trap for lots of people while surfing in the jungle of information worldwide… SO… There was published a lot about it and most people are worry of such a lot of BIG DATA and don’t know anymore where to START to learn about it! To make it handy for YOU, I will give YOU again a 5 minute small course about it, check below, please… YOU will see WHAT YOU have to take care about to stay secure and then YOU might click the links for a deeper knowledge, don’t fear as it’s easy 😉
===> Education and TEACHers, this is especially for YOU! <===
===> “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie <===
THE known issues (there might be some more to get discovered…):
The above mentioned are ONLY the most relevant where YOU need to take care about and the blog post will get updated when NEW ones are on the front!
The above mentioned tools are ALL part in Education and are getting used on a daily base from teachers and students around the world, AND Education doesn’t find it STILL necessary to teach the basics of Cyber-Security up from the early age!??? Did I say, the early age!??? YES, one can teach the kids the reflexes to stay secure up from five (5) years age, see link below:
===> In my humble opinion: WHEN NOT teaching the basics of Cyber-Security, I see this as NAIVETY and very close to stupidity! This is visually seen as let people drive a car and they make accidents with it and NOBODY will take its RESPONSIBILITY!!! Excuse-me, please 😦 <===
===> PRINT IT OUT and DISPLAY IT in YOUR CLASSROOM!!! <===
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 andSecurity EnhancementStructure)………
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).
SO, What’s THE Change For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?
This is a general overview only to explain in simple words:
I get asked very often and get also a lot of discussions with people and also teachers about what’s THE realCHANGE 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 NOWlearner-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!
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:
That 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.
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):
Lots 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.
Social Media As Well Is NOW Included For Teaching And Learning
First of all, let us take a look about what “Social Media” is, watch the video below, please:
Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems
Social 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 Media” skills as well to be able to use them later in their future working place(s)!
I think the BEST way to explain it is to check my curation of professional articles, read them, please:
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…
Watch the video below to listen what the experts say:
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.
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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