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

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

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

Following the masses...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 mind to 21st Century Modern-EDUcation, just following the (m)asses in twitter-chats which are rigorously following one solely task <===> getting EDU-Stars <===> and using the tweets (advice, practice…) to publish books about it!!

Most of EDUcators, TEACHers are STILL on a <===> Fixed Mindset <===> acting with outdated pedagogical behavior and NOT willing to change it! THEY praise how good they are with an incredible arrogance (mostly from Germany and the US) and even are blocking OTHER educative persons as they don’t fit in their outdated scheme!!

Feedback is NOT welcome to those persons as they don’t have yet understood WHAT Social-Media is; they still think that they are in THEIR classroom AND in THEIR country and can do WHAT THEY want!! Well, that isn’t for sure the case. On Social-Media, especially on twitter, other EDUcators, TEACHers from around the globe can interact and give their feedback (if they are courageous enough…)! One posted tweet goes around the world and isn’t anymore national!! On the internet there are NO borders!!!

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Giving feedback the wrong way by Fixed-Mindset (with outdated pedagogical background…) is ALSO the wrong way!! WHEN one talks (post on Social-Media) one is MOSTLY interacted with adults and NOT pupils! Thus meaning: there SHOULD NOT Pedagogy to get used BUT <===> Andragogy!!! A lack of knowledge (Professional Development is a century behind…) by using ICT and Social-Media by posting that half-baked stuff is harming any professionals of EDUcation!

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ELVIS IMPERSONATORSTHOSE EDUcators, TEACHers on Social-Media WHO are leading some Twitter-Chats are doing a WRONG LEADERSHIP in the sole purpose of becoming infamous <===> EDUStars <===> and DON’T take care about the right leading way!! WHEN after four (4) OR five (5) years of running a twitter-chat one is still on the same path and didn’t come much further, one should ask WHY!!

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MOST EDUcators, TEACHers are focused on TEACHING and NOT on LEARNING; that’s already a Fixed-Mindset as in Modern-EDUcation WE are already since long on the way how students, learners can go for BETTER learning and especially on <===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <===> for <===> Life-Long LEARNing!!

Social-Media shows very well, by analyzing, WHAT’S going on in Virtual-World and ALSO shows WHERE EDUcators, TEACHers have to work hard on to become BETTER!! Using modern tools ALONE ISN’T Modern-EDUcation; it’s the Mindshift from Fixed-Mindset to Growth-Mindset first by using ALSO Modern Pedagogy!!

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Simple BUT WRONG.

Actually (July 2017), the Growth-Mindset ISN’T YET used by MOSTLY EDUcators, TEACHers as THEY DIDN’T have read the last research books from <===> Carol DWECK <===> NOR that THEY follow any other research!! THEY choose the easy way, instead of being informed to give THE BEST EDUcation to OUR students, learners!

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Text below from EDUTOPIA:

5 Growth Mindset Practices

In their groundbreaking book, Professional Learning Communities at Work, Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker say it clearly when pointing out the issue that comes about when change initiatives are considered “a task to complete rather than an ongoing process.” If we really want to improve our schools, our work, and the education of our students, we can do so by adopting a new mindset — for everyone — that would include:

  1. Being humble enough to accept that there are things about ourselves and our practices that can improve
  2. Becoming part of professional teams that value constructive critique instead of criticism
  3. Treating setbacks as formative struggles within the learning process instead of summative failures
  4. Realizing the restrictive role that timelines can play in reaching high standards, and using foundational philosophies such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to map systems so that everyone’s growth is supported
  5. Create flexible grouping at all times so that nobody’s trapped in any one course level or particular type of work.

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Technology integration as a process

As mentioned earlier, technology integration is a process that is incorporated in lesson planning. It is not about picking up an app and forcing it into teaching to make it more attractive. With pedagogy steering the process, the first step is to identify the learning objectives. Typically, the teacher will then decide on the methods and assessment tools to achieve learning objectives in a student-centered learning environment.

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WRONG USE OF TOOLSEDUcators, TEACHers STILL think as being pressed into a special scheme, the <===> #SchoolCocoon scheme <===> instead of thinking as <===> NO BOX <===>, nor is EDUcation in collaboration with the working-force and industry!! THAT collaboration, especially, is a MUST in the 21st Century, please check below:

It’s a fact: digital skills are now needed for most jobs. And industry is best placed to assess market needs and work-based skills gaps. The solution? Offering more training in Information and Communication Technologies, and bridging the gap between research and industry.

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 There is an interesting  twitter chat to follow, WHO goes a bit deeper in Modern-EDUcation <===> #EdChatMENA!

VERY rare are <===> Professional EDUcators, TEACHers <===> WHO are present on Social-Media twitter!! THEY are STILL a minority, in the hope that THIS will change in the next years and THAT THEY will NOT get blocked by counterfeit LEADERship from OTHERS!!! There is a need for more courage from professionals to fight this!

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Lots of EDUcators, TEACHers show up on Social-Media with “Authority” (the control freaks…), and have NO idea about <===> Creativity <===>, NOR <===> Critical-THINKing <===> BUT showing up as THE EXPERTS on Modern-EDUcation!! I recommend THEM to read the articles below:

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Concerning <===> Creativity <===>: WHAT’S about to put it in ALSO in blogs!? WHY EDUcators, TEACHers post nearly ONLY text!??? WHY don’t they put in blogs videos, podcasts, photos, images (Multimedia)!!? WHY don’t THEY use FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) in blogs!?? About time to get adapted to Modern EDUcation, isn’t it 😉

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SO, WHAT’S THE Change for EDUcators, TEACHers in Modern-EDUcation? Please read my blog posts below:

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I recommend to read the following books to understand WHAT Modern-EDUcation with modern Pedagogy is to improve the presence on Social-Media and especially to BETTER serve OUR students, learners!

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It is about time to read these books and to understand the content about it!!

WHY!??? I will give YOU a comparison: Actually on Social-Media this looks like if EDUcators, TEACHers would use Social-Media as if THEY were living in the 20th Century and using THEIR first phone!! GOT IT!??? 😉

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TOO MUCH is concentrated about single actions WITHOUT a concept, nor strategy behind! FIRST step to do is to START with a concept and a strategy, in whatever country YOU live!

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Please find below some links to get new ideas:

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Find out also WHAT other countries are doing

To find out WHAT other countries are doing already who started as pioneers is probably the BEST way to get some ideas; let us have a look on Luxembourg where the Government created <===> Digital Luxembourg AND Digital4EDUcation.

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The pace of technological change is faster than ever, creating entirely new types of jobs and industries. Novel skills are required for new technologies to be used and shared. The workforce of today and tomorrow needs to be digitally savvy and enterprising. This is why the Government, together with a number of private players, work jointly on preparing current and future generations for the digital age. The Luxembourg Tech School is a project, which has been launched to train future digital leaders. Kick-starting innovative projects that benefit the country, Digital Lëtzebuerg – together with the Ministry of Education and the SCRIPT, supported the Luxembourg Tech School from day one. Discover for yourself what the 32 students of the first intake have been up to!

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Let us have ALSO a look on WHAT Finland is doing:

Instead of control, competition, stress, standardized testing, screen-based schools and loosened teacher qualifications, try warmth, collaboration, and highly professionalized, teacher-led encouragement and assessment.

At the University of Eastern Finland’s Normaalikoulu teacher training school in Joensuu, Finland, you can see Hietava’s students enjoying the cutting-edge concept of “personalized learning.”

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As a reminder:

NEVER forget about <===> ETHICS <===>, stay humble and act as <===> Professional EDUcators, TEACHers <===> THE ones WHO are ready to give THEIR students, LEARNers BEST EDUcation!! Be role models on Social Media!!

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IF YOU want to have an intelligent world and professional professions, it starts by YOU, EDUcators, TEACHers! It’s YOUR responsibility!! Please check the PIC below 😉

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Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

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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: GrowthMindset, Professional Development, Teacher Training, ModernEDU, Open Mind, OUT of School Cocoon Mentality, approach to PracTICE in REALWORLD, EDUcators TEACHers pride to NOT apologize for TYPO’s, EDUcators Teachers are NOT GOD’s, arrogance of EDUcators, TEACHers online, joining in to Social-Media with an outdated SchoolCocoon Mentality, using NEW Technology with an outdated mentality, NOT up-to-date ModernEDU Mentality, Hypocrisy, Text writing by inventing NEW hashtags and criticizing OTHERS to use it in blogs!!? (WHERE is THE difference!?),

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Pssst, THE MOST IMPORTANT in EDUcation: understanding!!

Pssst, THE MOST IMPORTANT in EDUcation: understanding!!

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IF A, B, C aren’t understood then Z will be a disaster!!!

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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 THE responsibility to prepare OUR students, learners for the workingforce/labour/industry!!

Well, it’s good for THEM that there isn’t any (NOT YET) system which grades them about WHAT THEY are posting, honestly! While using so-called 21st Century tools (NO, NO, Apps aren’t included here; THEY are ONLY facilitators…) THEY are STILL on linear thinking with an outdated “OLD-Mentality”..

The NEW Pedagogy isn’t in mind; must be “Fixed-Mindset” to NOT apply it, excuse-me please!! ONLY using ICT and tools without using Up-To-Date Pedagogy is the WRONG way! 😉

There are already so many research and posts on Social Media about the NEW Pedagogy, so many books since ages from renown experts about EDUcation and the majority of EDUcators, TEACHers present on Social Media haven’t read them!!!

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I am NOT bashing EDUcators, TEACHers, BUT giving STRONG feedback and criticism if necessary; and that is why fore I created this blog post!!! I can’t see this anymore, this naivety grown in the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> and amplified through the Social Media posts from average (Mediocrity), NOT professional persons which use Social Media in the solely purpose of becoming so-called “EDU-STARS”, looking to shine with dusty titles and ONLY nice talking with NOT UP-TO-DATE Professional Development!!!

People WHO lost ETHICS and the value of the profession of <===> EDUcators, TEACHers <===> are a BIG shame for the system of EDUcation and are guiding the readers, parents, politicians, students on the WRONG path!!! YES, this is happening… 😦 Mostly those selfish persons are using the Twitter Chats to GET a maximum of followers and later to create a book with the knowledge of their PLN on twitter; they earn the money from the knowledge of OTHERS!!! Funny, isn’t it…

dunce-hat-170And those who give them feedback in the chats GET blocked, as it doesn’t fit to their “Fixed-Mindset“, that’s really EDUcation, isn’t it!!!  😦 NO, NO, I don’t say in which Twitter Chats such poor EDUcation behavior gets used, the chats itself are NOT BAD, BUT some of their moderators have special behaviors…

OLD (outdated…) EDUcation Mentality mixed together with ICT and Modern-EDUcation DOESN’T fit together!!! With an NOT Up-To-Date Professional Development they GO against ANY modern psychology and modern Pedagogy!!! THEY block OTHERS on Twitter, making a MORE BAD reputation as EDUcators, TEACHers have already!! NO wonder THAT MOST people have a BAD memory about school!!! One should think that such behavior doesn’t exist anymore, but even after 40 years I have left school it STILL is! Some (a lot actually…) Educators, Teachers act as if they were untouchable (feeling like GODS), treating adult people like pupils and DON’T use <===> Andragogy (adult learning) <===>,  they forget about WHAT Social Media is; THE word “Social” is in it!

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[START text from Edutopia] Teachers choose to humiliate students for several reasons: to gain control over them, because the teacher is desperate; to frighten other students; or because they’re over-compensating for their own lack of confidence. Some teachers actually think they have a right to humiliate a student because the student deserves it. Check THE WHY <===> Humiliation Is Never OK !!!

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change-electric-lightA quote to remember <===> I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses. [Johannes KEPLER].

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Learn from the above mentioned links, curation and DON’T make the same mistakes, please! Modern-EDUcation is “Open Mind” and accepts “Critical Thinking“, even if it is a hard one. A “Fixed Mindset” is on the WRONG place; WE are living in the 21st century and WE use a “Growth Mindset“!

WE DON’T need OLD mentality combined with 21st Century tools!! And as YOU know me, mostly a music video 😉

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Books ANY EDUcators, teachers MUST read to understand WHAT Modern Education is:

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MUST READ BOOKS

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What is the new pedagogy anyway!?

cherry-pickers-gust-meesOK, giving anybody a chance in case if THEY missed it… It’s never too late to learn about modern Education and to adjust for BETTER. The “Professional Development” as done actually in MOST countries is running FAR behind!! EDucators, Teachers are getting fed by small pieces (linear…), mostly about tools; THAT is the WRONG way!!

WHAT about understanding  the WHOLE before starting to follow trends and getting fed with cherry-picking stuff!!

I MUST say it AGAIN, excuse-me please; read the above mentioned books to know THE path YOU are going!! YOU are NOT going THIS path ALONE as YOU teach YOUR students with and through the acquired knowledge <===> take YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, please 😉

WHEN have read “5 Minds for the Future“, YOU will see THE text of below image. Keep it in mind for ANY learning and posting on Social Media, THAT’S Modern-Education!!

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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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!

Have FUN!

Look at following keywords to find out about what you should think about and what this sort of creation will result in.
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Keywords: creativity, motivation, self-learning,  autodidact, critical thinking, proactive thinking (learning from fails for the future…), engaging, competences, PracTICE skills, learning-By-Doing, learning to learn, problem solving , organization skills, team work, coaching, fun, self-esteem…
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THE of YOUR posts ISN’T measured by YOUR (dusty) title and/or diploma, BUT by YOUR <===>

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Reading without understanding and saying “I have learned” is an illusion!! GO for <===> Deep-Thinking and Deep-Learning! <===> Just find out how much YOU STILL know from YOUR “school learning“, lol 😉

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SO, HOW could understanding get amplified!??

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That’s a question which I get asked very often; BUT it isn’t actually NOT that difficult to do! ALL depends ONLY on the <===> Open Mind and knowledge about NEW Pedagogy <===> as well as THE acceptance to work together in a classroom!! WE ALL know that time is an IMPORTANT factor in Teaching AND Learning; so let us start up from there: it is a factor which WE can adjust (MOST think [really!?] that one can’t change it; time itself one can’t change, BUT the way WE employ time WE can! 😉

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 😉

Reflections and advice for BETTER

[START text from Are Distinct Disciplines and Time Blocks the Way to Go in School?We know that separating learning into discrete subjects and time blocks is not the best way to prepare kids for the real world. [END Text from Are Distinct Disciplines and Time Blocks the Way to Go in School?] Read the complete article below please:

SO, as knowing this, WOULDN’T it be BETTER to organize lessons THAT WAY: e.g. let us take history; one lesson of history about whatever subject followed by an language course (English for example…) WHICH is treating exactly the same knowledge by teaching vocabulary, history parts (snippets) about what was taught in previous lesson and later the learners, students would get asked to create a blog post about it and to make ALSO some curation about the treated topic!?.

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time, team-teaching, team-learning, students as teachers, put students in the driver seat, critical-thinking a MUST, Open Mind discussions in the School Cocoon AND on Social Media, …

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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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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: understanding, critical thinking, proactive thinking, time, Modern-EDU, Learning-To-Learn, Phenomen based learning, Finland, Fixed Mindset, Growth Mindset, dunce, blocking on Twitter, character, moral, Hypocrisy, psychology, CyberSecurity, ETHICS, Synthesizing Mind, PLN, NEW Pedagogy, preparation, reflecting, stubborn, far away from reality,

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Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

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WHERE To START AND WHAT Plan?

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Let us be honest: I have myself posted a lot about WHAT’S wrong with Professional Development and ranted also a lot about WHAT I have seen from posts on Social Media; thus meaning: by observing teachers and educators posts! THAT isn’t really funny, excuse-me please, seeing people WHO SHOULD be THOSE who are creating ALL OTHER professions struggling, (see PIC, please) acting with a 20th Century Mind by using 21st Century tools (EdTech)! That hurts me! WE, as teaching persons have a BIG ===> Responsibility <=== which WE MUST show on ===> Social Media <===, YOU know anybody sees WHAT is getting posted AND can analyze the posted (as I did)!!!

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The above mentioned quote from “Albert EINSTEIN” SHOULD get to be taught to Educators, Teachers, Instructors! We, as teaching persons should remember that one on any teaching lesson, this as well as in the classroom and especially when WE publish online (website, blog, Twitter posts, Social Media posts…). ===> UNDERSTANDING! <===

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Feedback From Students AND Parents To Adjust THE Missing-Accepting An OTHER View-Criticism

sharing-iconIt is very important to know WHAT OTHERS see the way of HOW WE are teaching, WE MUST bring us in the shoes of others and ACCEPT their view to improve OUR teaching! Therefore it is important to know WHAT OTHERS are thinking about the actual teaching process AND to ADJUST to it for BETTER 😉 

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SO… THE Plan is ===> OUR Students, LEARNing-To-LEARN, preparing OUR Students, LEARNers for the future, Life-Long-LEARNing for Students, LEARNers, EDUcators, TEACHers <===

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[GM] AND as most of YOU know me, I like to present sometimes ALSO music related to the learning process 😉

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WHY music!?

[GM] As a young student when I had to do my exams: I was listening to music (actually very loud…) with headphones on while learning for the exams AND I STILL remember today, after 40 years, WHAT I was learning WHEN listening to that music.

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Pedagogy comes first-2014

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THE Problem With The Actual System

EINSTEIN quotes-problems[GM] I will become 60 years old (STILL with young mind) this year and I have seen THE SAME problem since the last +/- 50 years THAT ===> Professional Development <=== is VERY FAR BEHIND!!! As a student I asked my Professors “WHY do WE need to learn this, I don’t see any necessity for real world in it!?“, I got answered ===> It’s on the “Curriculum”!!! Today isn’t any different, excuse-me please! And ALSO, as I was reading a lot about for what the courses were, from different OTHER books than the mandatory ones for the courses (there was NO internet at THAT time… BUT school libraries) I knew MORE than the teachers, professors. By asking THEM specific questions THEY got upset and I GOT punished, hard times! THIS shows WHAT ===> Professional Development <=== was at that time, and WHEN one is analyzing today Social Media posts on Twitter and Facebook, there isn’t really a change to see :((( WHAT I see, my personal opinion, is the GOOD will to use “EdTechtools to learn through ===> Twitter Chats <===, there are masses actually NOW, it is a BIG trend! 

BUT, MOST teaching persons (and other lurkers…) are ONLY (mostly) making nice talking; saying that “I am learning…”, hmmmmm? Tell me WHERE THE learning is OR WHAT people think WHAT Learning is, as I am present on a lot of Twitter Chats and those persons didn’t change THEIR Mindset!??? People WHO rarely go out of their home and using Twitter Chats to get social relations, socializing? BUT WHERE is THE LEARNing WHEN the Mind is STILL on 20th Century!?

Interests of some of the co-founders of Twitter Chats?: Getting famous!? Collecting information for a NEW book!? MORE selfish behavior as THE EDUcators, TEACHers ===> Ethics Mind <=== allows!? Hmmm, hard Critical THINKing, where MOST about the above is ===> REALITY! <===.

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Well, anyway: Let us look ONLY for advice for BETTER and solutions, THE How-To!

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1Let us come BACK to the topic of this blog post: WHY can’t EDUcators, TEACHers catch up with ===> Professional Development <=== with the actual system!? It is build up on a linear following, first A, THEN B, THEN C, THEN D… and so on… SO, it will NEVER be possible to be ===> UP-To-Date <===, excuse-me please 😉 Being retired, I have actually more time as when I was teaching in my active professional life and I can compare my actual situation with the one before. I EVEN can think NOW on WHY ===> Professional Development <=== as done NOW could NEVER be ===> Up-To-Date <=== as nearly NO ONE could invest that much time without losing its familiar health situation!!! That social part needs to stay IMPORTANT!  The above said is for the active EDUcators, TEACHers and NOT considered as an excuse for the BLACK SHEEP’S (too many anyway…)!

Please keep in mind the image below WHO should be applied ALSO for Educators, Teachers as it is THE basis for a BETTER LEARNing:

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[GM] I will let YOU know on the How-To I learn to stay ===> Up-To-Date <===, on a very quick way to ===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <=== which will save YOU a lot of time and YOU will learn on an accelerated way.

First rule: DON’T LOOK ONLY for one TOPIC, follow different interests who are related to ===> EDUcation in the 21st Century <===, OTHERWISE YOU will GO BACK AGAIN to ===> A, B, C, D, E… <===, THE OLD WAY of LEARNing! Try to GET an ===> holistic view and overview <===, I will post some great infographics and pictures below WHO will show YOU WHAT’S NEW and WHERE to GO.

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Innovative pedagogical practices

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Creativity-Curation by Gust MEES

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HOW Creativity is actually seen by EDUcation: Cartoon by Marjorie Sarnat:

A very quick way of adapting for Professional Development is a daily base routine of Curation to grow YOUR “PKM” AND by using ===> Coaching and/or Mentoring <===. As well as Co-Teaching, TEAM-TEACHing, as one learns from each other.

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One SHOULD also respect the learning type: some people prefer learning as ===> autodidact <===, self-directed learning; DON’T push THEM (especially seniors) to work in groups, BUT provide THEM the necessary access to the files, so THEY can learn on THEIR OWN pace.
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Concerning ===> autodidacts <===, DON’T FORGET that you deal with adults! Adults LEARN differently, please check below:

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[Start text from Wikipedia] Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education is the act of self-directed learning about a subject or subjects in which one has had little to no formal education. Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts.

Autodidactism is often complemented by learning in classrooms and other social settings. Many autodidacts seek instruction and guidance from experts, friends, teachers, parents, siblings, and community. Inquiry into autodidacticism has implications for learning theory, pedagogy, educational research, educational philosophy and educational psychology. [End text from Wikipedia]

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[GM] GOT problems to convince people about to make ===> Professional Development <===!? My practical tips:

  • Try to measure the time for how long persons are talking about for NOT wanting to make “Professional Development” (without that THEY see it, let them GO talking, as it is THEIR preferred theme…)…
  • Ask THEM for how many time, how long and how often per day, week, month, THEY are ALREADY on THAT position against…
  • Ask a colleague who is GOOD in coding to create an online calculator which YOU post on YOUR internal website and/or platform…
  • Calculate THAT time in TOTAL AND show THEM the time THEY wasted WHICH THEY could have used for ===> Professional Development <=== 😉
  • BETTER EVEN: let THEM make the calculation THEMSELVES to make THEM reflecting by ===> #PracTICE <===.

BTW: I have heard THAT above mentioned TOO MUCH, so that I decided to use a bit of Psychology to beat those persons by THEIR OWN words, it works perfectly 😉 YOU won’t make YOU friends with it, BUT ANYWAY those people aren’t YOUR friends up from the beginning, NOTHING to lose 😉

In preparation…..

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LEARNing2LEARN, blogs with FlowChart Design and MORE explications about THE How-To ===> holistic, empathy, engagement, coaching, win-win situation, NO hierarchy, adapting to any situation, I don’t know doesn’t exist ===> FAQ’s <===, curation, PKM, PLN,

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 [GM] more to come…

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  • Learning to search
  • Making Curation
  • Building UP a PKM
  • Building UP a PLN
  • LEARNing about Social Media ===> PLN, PKM, Communication (THE letter “C” in ICT)
  • Finding out WHO are the BEST Educators, TEACHers on Social Media Twitter AND following THEM to LEARN from THEM
  • Loosing YOUR fear AND connect with THEM
  • Loosing YOUR fear AND collaborate with THEM
  • Ask if some of THEM would be YOUR Mentor, Coach
  • Let YOU guide by THEM with FeedBack on Twitter by “DM” (Direct Message, Private Message)
  • Let YOU guide by THEM with FeedBack on WordPress and other blogs
  • Daily ROUTINE for curation to GROW YOUR PKM

WHAT’S Completely NEW For MOST AND WHAT Should WE Think More!?

programmerman-animatedWE SHOULD think further: WE SHOULD think on the behavior of pupils WHO DON’T realize at a certain age about the necessity of LEARNing, SO preparing THEM by acquiring skills which allows THEM later (when realizing THEIR faux-pas) to catch up AGAIN by owning their LEARNing on their own pace as ===> autodidacts <=== and for ===> Life-Long-Learning <===. These skills are:

  • Curation
  • PKM (Professional Knowledge Management)
  • Social Media skills (Social, Communication…)
  • The skills to express themselves through blogging (Self estimation, writing literacy…)
  • Critical THINKing
  • Proactive-THINKing

Through those skills they will be able to catch up and others are prepared for the HARD life in the workforce!

Digital CitiZENship, CyberSecurity, Collaboration, TEAM-TEACHing, Social Media, Teaching with ICT, PracTICE versus THEORY,…

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Information Literacy in the 21st Century

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Information Literacy

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[GM] I advice to check the following article below, please. It’s THE necessary knowledge ANY educators, teachers SHOULD have while using and teaching with “ICT“. it is THE basis for 21st Century Teaching AND Learning, for educators and students. Once having done it as mentioned YOU will have acquired THE skills which YOU can use ALSO in other courses.

REMEMBER: WHEN using “ICT” in the “SchoolCocoon” (classes, schools…) AND giving courses WITHOUT applying ===> Privacy AND CyberSecurity <=== would give YOU a ===> “TestScore” of 45/100 ONLY <=== as it ISN’T 21st Century TEACHING! Sounds HARD!? THINK twice and consider taking YOUR ===> RESPONSIBILITY <=== to protect at YOUR BEST YOUR students, learners 😉

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START LEARNing About

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Let us have ALSO a look on the NEW Education in Finland (Europe), which I advocate, where they are preparing students, learners for the workforce:

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NEW Education-CHANGE-Finland-2015-Europe

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SO… HOW can WE get BETTER!?

Well, WHY NOT thinking on the below picture to find out WHAT is needed WHAT the world needs for abilities from students, learners, in the 21st Century; a GREAT ===> Leitfaden <===!

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Teacher Quality

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Professional Learning

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The Innovated School ==> Mind Mapping.

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 Quality Teaching through design of LEARNing and up-to-date ===> Professional Development <===.

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Learn more about design:

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[GM] A very quick way of adapting for Professional Development is a daily base routine of Curation to grow YOUR “PKM” AND by using ===> Coaching and/or Mentoring <===. As well as Co-Teaching, TEAM-TEACHing, as one learns from each other.

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future-ONLY-Synth

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TEACHers, EDUcators SHOULD get reduced in teaching classes for a certain time AND following Professional Development courses by experienced coaches during that time… These experienced coaches (from inside and/or outside the school) could get named “Key Instructors” or something else. Once THEY know it by PracTICE it’s THEIR role to give “Professional Development” courses to other teachers, educators. The curriculum as well SHOULDN’T be static, it MUST get updated as soon as there is something NEW to adapt to the situation.

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Feedback With WordPress Is Good For Peer-Review (Mentoring/Coaching)

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Request Feedback on WordPress

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One Size Doesn’t Fit ALL

[GM] Of course, there are different points of view which need to get expressed as well! EVEN on a collaborative blog one can work together with different point of views! As this is a Collaboration-Blog (Global Collaboration), co-author Dan KIRSCH will explain his point of view here below.

Dan KIRSCH[DK] I am a 6-8 Information, Communications, and Technology Instructor at Patrick Henry Middle School in Sioux Falls, SD (USA). I was asked last year if I would be willing to participate in the writing process of my school districts NEW 6-8 ICT curriculum. This was an opportunity I did not pass up as I knew I would gain new insight into writing curriculum and collaborating with other teachers within my school district.

This as been a very rewarding, frustrating, and at times difficult experience. I write about this as I have gained insight into how individuals ==> Professional Educators mind you can “undermine” the process of progression. For instance, our curriculum committee offered the other ICT teachers within the district (who were not on the curriculum committee) professional development (PD) to help them with the new curriculum and technological resources. This is where the PD portion puts a fork in the road into two separate paths. On one road the participants are very open into the new curriculum and willing to try NEW lessons; especially with the provided technological resources. Now, on the other road ==> we have other participants (educators) who revert back to their childhood days.

This means they undermine, criticize, mock, and/or find excuses to NOT accept change. Do not get me wrong I am one of the first people not “enjoy” change, but when I am provided with PD from other teachers and instructional coaches I am more apt to more open-minded as I am not be “thrown to the wolves” so to speak. Even with the resources and lessons at their disposal they still are not willing to accept that the curriculum is changing and that they are NOT alone in this process. It is at this point where I become very frustrated as a Professional Educator because I cannot believe there are other educators aka Life-Long Learners who have stopped that process ==> Life-Long Learning!

The point is as educators we are focused on teaching our students to change ==> learn new material, technology, and/or modes of assessment, but when teachers are asked to do the same thing some (not all) refuse. I am in the process of obtaining another Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and it this type of scenario that makes me question how does one (administrator) combat this ==> but at the same time keep ALL staff motivated…??

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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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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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Keywords necessary to create this blog post: Professional Development, Coaching, Collaboration, Peer-Review, Team-Teaching, OECD-Report-2015, Designing courses, design, FlowCharts, WordPress FeedBack, Twitter FeedBack over “DM”, curation, blogs, blogging, Skype, PracTICE, Growth Mindset, Mindset SHIFT, 21st Century Mind, NOT enough time, impossible to catch UP with normal way of LEARNing, TOO many talking and NO action in Twitter Chats, NO seen results in Twitter Chats over +/- 1 1/2 years, NO analyzing in actually Twitter Chats :(((, NO quality LEARNing in Twitter Chats, GOOD try in Twitter Chats BUT NOT 21stCentury Mind behind, LEARNing-To-LEARN, UNDERSTANDING, EINSTEIN 6 years old kid quote, Synthesizing Mind, “Five Minds For The Future” PIC, Critical THINKing, Proactive THINKing, ranting friendly sometimes ;), constructive criticism, analyzing, adapting to any situation, OUT of a predefined scheme, THINKing OUTSIDE the box, creativity, different Mindsets, Howard GARDNER, Jackie GERSTEIN, paper.li (online collecting and reading), QUALITY TEACHING,

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How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more…

How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more…

 How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more…

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Ever wanted to use Twitter but didn’t find its utility? You tried Twitter but you didn’t have that success with it? Probably that’s what happend to you as it happend to me as well six (6) months ago, till I was learning about Twitter through my Personal Learning Network (Hashtag = #PLN) on Twitter. Yes, I learned through Twitter, strange isn’t it? How can 140 characters be get used for learning, sounds strange isn’t it?

As on 13-07-2015 I posted 94.5K (94,500) Tweets (Twitter posts) with a Google Page Rank of 5/10!

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In the best case scenario, Twitter is a great vehicle for connecting, sharing resources, and personal and professional learning. The key is separating the good from the bad. Read the following blogs on my curation to learn more: http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=Twitter.

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One of the most important on Twitter, the Hashtag #

twitter-hashtagsKnowing now that one can learn through Twitter on How-To use Twitter, let me tell you some other tips which you need absolutely to have success: Twitter uses “Hashtags“. Hashtags allow other like-minded people to follow those topics.

For Education there is a lot of different “Hashtags“, see following lists http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=hashtags and description.

Text from EDUDEMIC: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags. Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring.

Example: we created a blog about education and we want to share this blog efficiently over Twitter, so we could do this as following:

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Share a link with your followers on Twitter

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So, I prepared a practical example above (see screenshot) where I use different hashtags and you will remark also that I left 21 caracters free in the “Tweet” (that’s the name of a Twitter message). One should leave 20 characters minimum left for that an other Twitter user (Tweep or Tweeps they are called) may have the possibility to resend (Retweet) that message (Tweet) to their followers, that’s called making a “Retweet“, (RT).


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===> ‘Hashtag’ Declared 2012’s Word of the Year <===

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To get well used with Twitter check the “Twitter Glossary” and “The code of conduct“:

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Keywords: code of conduct, hashtags, creativity, motivation, self-learning,  autodidact, critical thinking, engaging, competences, multimedia skills, social media skills, learning to learn, culture, organization skills, multicultural, SEO, Search Engine Optimization, share your experiences, 
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While using Twitter, we live in another world where the above mentioned rules should get followed to have success with our Tweets!


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Respecting this new world by following its rules

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It’s important to thank your followers when they Retweet your Tweets; this shows good manners and respect! Be social!!! They will appreciate it and you need your followers to build up your own little network for sharing Tweets. You can even build up a “Personal Learning Network” (Hashtag = #PLN). Check here to learn more about a PLN” http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=PLN.

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Related links:  Twitter-Chat and Twitter best practices in EN, FR, DE:

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Twitter Tutorials by video

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How did I build up my Personal Learning Network?

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community-jpegThe Majority of Twitter users are following everybody who is following themselves, that’s what I did also on the beginning… Later I wanted to be connected ONLY with people who have the same interests, for me that was “Education” and “IT-Security“, “Internet-Safety“, “Online-Safety” and in general “Knowledge Sharing” and “Learning“… So I “unfollowed” some of my followers who did not match to that criteria which gave me also a better “ratio“! The “ratio” is the difference between followed and followers… Check here to learn more: follower-to-following ratio.

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That’s only my individual way, whereby some won’t agree with me, but it was the best way for me… Perhaps also to you, maybe not for you!?

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I Did It My Way!

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userfredericmoser01YES, try to not publish ONLY about your knowledge but be also “social“, you are on a “Social Network“! Do not be blinkered specialist! Thus meaning, interact with some “Tweeps” and publish something different, be a bit private (but not too much…); talk about the weather, events, propose your new blogs to your followers with same interests and ask them also for feedback, critics… Ask friendly for a review… You will get “Retweeted” and you will get a feedback which helps you to make your published articles (blogs) “better“… Stay out of the crowd! You need to be open to “critics“, they are not negative, but should be seen in a positive way to present your knowledge better to your audience, as better they are as more visitors you will get and success is there 😉

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As you have build already (or are on the way to do so…) your own “Personal Learning Network” (PLN), make it interesting for your followers and tell them about your new projects, such as e.g.:

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#education #publishing soon my new blog about How-To use #SoMe #Twitter with success, stay tuned 😉

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How-To use Twitter as SEO booster?

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vdujwtjyx3uq-a8sc55-programmerman2Your blogs and/or Web Sites can get a boost on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) while using Twitter, you will need to have the right feeling and knowledge for that…

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How did I do it? I am using also “curation” where I (of course…) publish also my blogs related to me chosen Topics on my curation account http://www.scoop.it/webwizard.

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I use also the FREE service of http://paper.li/, an online Newspaper, learn more from their own text presentation here: 

Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people to publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily.

We believe that people (and not machines) are the ones qualified to curate the content that matters most. We also think that these same people can greatly help their own communities to find their way through this “massive content world” we live in. We’re here to help!

Every day, around the world, millions of articles are featured on Paper.lis, benefiting millions of readers. We are just at the beginning of an exciting new adventure and we think we’re on to something good.

We love the semantic web, we respect our content creators, we strive for simplicity, and we thrive on feedback.

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Gust MEES:

===> See Paper.li as: A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by Paper.li community. <===

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So, in practice this is meaning that I “curate” tweets from other followers with the same interests on my publications and they “curate” also my tweets, my blogs and other published information will get published and shared by them, my audience will grow

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The Best way to learn about is to watch Twitter-Chat

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Chat iconAs I was already talking a bit about Twitter-Chat in the top of this blog, so let’s deepen this knowledge here as it is for me the BEST way to find out How-To Twitter is “working” for learning and to teach, to build up a “Personal Learning Network” (PLN).

A “Chat” on Twitter, are you kidding??? That’s probably your first reaction, isn’t it? I don’t blame for that, it sounds strange, true. It was sounding strange to me also on the beginning, but I changed very quickly my point of view of it and I learned to appreciate the “Twitter Chat’s“, as they are a very quick learning and teaching tool

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I will not talk too much about it to convince you about it, no one could anyway, you must see the practice to understand it

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Here below some Twitter-Chats which I can recommend to find out, the practice:

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So, that’s ALL secrets I will tell you, LOL. The Best way to find out anyway is to follow some Top Tweeps and to analyze how they are doing to be successful

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Don’t know how to handle and make critics?

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Stay tuned for next FREE courses 😉 and let me know by a Tweet about how this was useful to you, I would appreciate to get feedbackConstructive critics are welcome! Thanks in advance to document them over Twitter

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My Twitter account is http://twitter.com/#!/knolinfos

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