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What’s the secret of success while innovating? | Motivation, Courage, Engagement, NEVER Give UP…

What’s the secret of success while innovating? | Motivation, Courage, Engagement, NEVER Give UP…

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What’s the secret of success while innovating?

I hear you screaming already: I would like to be innovative, I even have some ideas BUT I am fearing about WHAT OTHERS would say and think about!! To be honest, NEVER look about WHAT OTHERS would say, innovation is something NEW and the new will GET up from the beginning NO acceptance, apart from a few which Professional-Development is Up-To-Date, and you probably (mostly) will GET even very hard criticism because people tend for “Listening to reply and NOT for understanding”!!

 

With ICT in EDUcation and while being (nearly) Up-To-Date with your Professional-Development while you have read the most important books about Modern-EDUcation from renowned researchers and by being online and using Social Media, especially Twitter, you certainly “feel” what MUST change to give OUR students, learners, BEST EDUcation. DO SO, I am pushing you if necessary, the world needs people with courage, motivation, engagement to bring Modern-EDUcation farther!!

And I am NOT talking about tools, Apps, THEY are ONLY facilitators; THE main so-called tool is YOU!!! YOU are modeling the statues (your learners, students) from a raw piece to a Master-Piece because of YOUR talents, knowledge, experience, Up-To-Date Professional-Development. It’s YOUR talent, like in arts, YOUR creativity who sparkles over to the learners, students with YOUR motivation, engagement, passion…

IF NO effort is brought in, NO results will come out!!

 

NOW, you know the secret ingredients (it’s like cooking…) and then comes the way of the How-To, there WE need to use ALSO Social Media, especially Twitter to connect with the students, learners!! Did I say connecting with students, learners on Twitter and learning together with the whole world; an OPEN place, NOT a closed classroom!!??? Sounds strange, isn’t it!??? Well, it isn’t strange at all, as it is PracTICE for the students, learners, to GET straight in to WHAT they will get used once in the workforce. It’s actually the BEST PracTICE they can get.

 

As on January 2018 I just have seen ONE Twitter-Chat (if you know another one, let me know please…) WHERE students, learners (average age 20 years old) were involved and it comes from Canada, the University of Ottawa, run by Pierre LEVY. Please check below some screenshots from the transcript of the Twitter-Chat:

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By following that Twitter-Chat one can see and analyze THE way HOW students are thinking by bringing in THEIR Critical-Thinking, that shows their learning instantly… AND, the students use as well the <===> Twitter Moments <===> to make THEIR reflection about their learning while collecting different tweets from different persons on the Twitter-Chat <===> #UOTM18 <===> and even creating blog posts about it to reflect their learning. The moments and the blogs are made outside the <===> #SchoolCocoon (school, university…) <===> and Pierre LEVY is using this practice since 3-4 years already.

[Gust MEES] I had also already created a blog post about “Reflection” in Twitter-Chats in June 2016: Update Twitter Chats: WHAT To DO BETTER!?

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Start text from PJ CAPOSEY Making Education Meaningful

So, as I see it in we have two binary options – stay unfinished or be completely miserable. Let me explain, if we attempt to do the same things for kids in 2028 as we do today we will be woefully ineffective. Very rarely is someone who is ineffective at their job fulfilled by their job and happy in their professional life.

Okay, 2028 seems pretty far away. I challenge you to consider if it is really possible to make slight changes for eight years and then have a monumental shift in years nine and ten. Probably not. So, what’s the point?

The change in our world is constant. Our kids are different than they were ten years ago and will be vastly different ten years from now. Our communities are changing. Our world is fundamentally different and will continue to evolve. In education we must adjust to them and to our world (more importantly their world) or we are going to face becoming dangerously irrelevant.

So, as educators we have one choice. One option to stay relevant. One option to compete. One option to serve our kids with integrity. And perhaps most importantly, one option to be personally happy. That option is to stay unfinished. Embrace change. Love the grind. Have a deep, hard, introspective conversation with yourself that it is never going to be easier to be great at your job. And be okay with that realization.

And I hope – deep in my soul – that accepting the fact that it is never going to be easier energizes you. You were not put on this Earth to be average. None of us were. You have chosen to be a part of the best profession in the world. We have the opportunity to change lives every single day. It is an awesome responsibility, but an even more incredible opportunity.

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Read the full article here, please:

Concerning the students, learners from P. LÉVY’s different courses, please check below about WHAT they say:

 

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By reading carefully the students, learners blog posts, tweets (Twitter posts), Twitter lists, Twitter Moments and Curation you will see HOW they can GET interested for their own learning by following ONLY a few rules to become digital citizens who know how to use the tools in a responsibility manner WITH understanding about WHAT they are talking and posting!!

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Please read ALSO my blog post:

THAT is what I call <===> Modern-EDUcation, Modern-LEARNing PracTICE!! Wishing to see OTHER EDUcators, #TEACHers to copy this 😉

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You might NOT to forget to remind, please, the below, thank you!

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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”.

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: #UOTM18, #UOKM, PKM, PLN, Social Media, #Twitter, Curation, #Blogs, Critical-Thinking, Pierre LÉVY, Intelligence collective, Collective Intelligence, Big Data, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Modern EDU, Modern LEARNing, Communication, 

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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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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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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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Update Twitter Chats: WHAT To DO BETTER!?

Update Twitter Chats: WHAT To DO BETTER!?

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Update Twitter Chats: WHAT To DO BETTER!?

Chat iconWE were already discussing about Twitter-Chats to use for <===> Professional Development, called ALSO “Teacher Training” (in Luxembourg/Europe) in my following blog posts:

It’s time to reflect on the way HOW they get used; are THEY used correctly OR are they ONLY reflecting the use of Technology WITH OLD EDUcation Mentality!?

Well, I must say (sadly…) that Twitter-Chats are mostly used with THE OLD EDUcation Mentality! Thus meaning: there isn’t any reflection about the published posts, NO analyzing about WHAT was understood and WHAT NOT!!! And that is a shame which needs to get done BETTER!

It’s a feeling like being back again in time WHERE a lesson was taught and nothing later happend, excuse-me please: that is NOT #ModernEDU!!!


WHAT needs to get changed for BETTER!?

programmerman-animatedWell, I don’t go too far into NEW Pedagogy and an Up-To-Date Professional Development (will provide links for further reading below…) and just tell YOU WHAT SHOULD be done different; let us take ALSO a look on the picture below, my advice:

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  • Once a month make a break with Twitter-Chats and provide a blog post with reflecting on the weeks before; analyze the posts and give tips, advice for doing, learning BETTER…
    • Make it a Twitter-Chat by including the blog post and use it as a Twitter-Chat to get feedback on the analyzing…
    • Update YOUR blog post with the feedback given…
  • Create ALSO in this blog post the best links, resources provided by the tweeps (participants in the Twitter-Chats)…
  • Show the archives from that month on YOUR reflecting blog post…
  • Create an “End of The Year” blog post after 12 month, reflecting the whole year of Twitter-Chats…
  • Create a keyword list in these blog posts about the Topics
  • Create a list of the tweeps: Twitter username with link to the tweeps, so that the readers can connect directly with the participants… YOU may use Twitter-lists to do so…

By doing the above YOU will know MORE about on the How-To the Twitter-Chats were understood, WHAT did the learners, students learn, WHAT are THEY asking for HELP <===> WHO is YOUR audience…

Check ALSO “Updated Twitter knowledge” with less abbreviations and international sensitivity about certain abbreviations…

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Feedback and reflecting

Well, I must say that I am feeling HAPPY that this blog post was taken for serious and that I EVEN got a reply and a positive surprise from a member of my #PLN on Twitter, please check below:

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: NO reflecting, ONLY posting, NO revising, understanding the topic!?, OLD EDU used with Edtech tools, OLD Mentality about EDU, Change of the system on How-To, Monthly reflecting about the Twitter-Chats, resume Twitter-Chats,

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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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How-To To Incorporate ICT within Physical EDUcation

How-To To Incorporate ICT within Physical EDUcation

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Introduction

programmerman-animated[GM] Two authors WHO have collaborated already since looong (see below links, please) on Global-Collaboration and learning together about ICT and everything around it, Cyber Security, Privacy , Digital CitiZenship are trying to show YOU, dear readers, THE possibilities on THE How-To to integrate <===> Physical EDUcation <===> within ICT and Social Media to give YOU as parents and first THE students, learners THE possibility to GET out a MAXIMUM for their health and THEIR <===> Digital FootPrint <===> as well! YES, WE are discussing this ALSO as the students are creating blogs and can report about their experiences in sports, efforts made and they can control it through special software, even that there are ALSO <===> Wearables <===> on the market where the users need to have some knowledge about <===> Privacy and Cyber Security <===>, which WE will discuss later in another chapter of this blog post.

Both authors have STRONG knowledge about 21st Century TEACHing, Coaching and especially “Dan KIRSCH” has….

[DK] I have been teaching now for 9 years in a variety of content areas; such as Physical Education, ICT, and Technical Education. My heart has always been in Physical Education, but the experience I gained teaching ICT has lead me to wanting to integrate ICT within my Physical Education classes I currently teach. For instance, I have began to have my 5th grade students blog on their Chromebooks at the end of each week. The blog prompts consist of personal reflections on the HOWTO get better on certain physical education skills and become better teammates during game situations.

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Physical Education for students in grades K-5 at Garfield Elementary School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on perceptual motor skills (fine & gross), sport lead-up skills, and most importantly Sportsmanship.

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How-To To Incorporate ICT within Physical EDUcation

[Start text from WikipediaPhysical education or PE, also known in many Commonwealth countries as physical training or PT, is an educational course related to the physique of the human body. It is taken during primary and secondary education and encourages psychomotor learning in a play or movement exploration setting to promote health. [End text from Wikipedia]

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What Should Activities Teach Our Kids About Life?

[GM] I STRONGLY recommend the article(s) from <===> Frank SONNENBERG <===> check below please!

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WHO is Frank SONNENBERG!?

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Technology: Fitness Tracker, Wearables, Apps…

[GM] Fitness Trackers: Trend or Tool!? Check the below article (2015) to find out more please:

 

Wearables, technical gadgets who connect with the internet, are getting more and more used and the customers are NOT aware of its risks and dangers, check below please.

Many consumers unaware that data doesn’t stay on their device

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But what most consumers don’t realize is a potential big downside to these smart devices: the potential loss of privacy. While the average consumer may think that the data collected lives on their device or in their app, it really lives on servers owned and maintained by the device providers. For this reason,Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has called these devices a “privacy nightmare.

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[GM] YOU should read ALSO my curation below, please. It is about <===> The Internet of Things <===> as often TVs are getting used as well in EDUcation, YOU should know the possible dangers (Cyber Security and Privacy) with Smart TVs

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[DK] A great method of incorporating ICT within Physical EDUcation is the use of QR Codes! A lot of Physical Education teachers use QR codes during perceptual motor/fitness centers as a method of having students investigate what exercise and/or activity they will be participating in that specific center. Checkout the YouTube video below ==> for more information.

 

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[GM] WHAT are QR-Codes? Learn more:

[DK] and [GM]: Please find below a GREAT blog about the How-To to use QR-Codes in Physical EDUcation:

 


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WHAT About Google Drive/Google Docs!?

 

Another avenue taking by several #Physed teachers is the incorporation of GoogleDrive and its varying components; such as google docs, spreadsheets, and slide shows as a methodology of implementing ICT within the Physical Education classroom. [DK]

 

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WHAT About Apps!?

Think again. Perception is not reality. Most health apps have significant vulnerabilities. Vulnerability assessments were conducted on 71 mobile health apps in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. The vulnerability assessments were based on the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 Mobile Risks5 .

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Why your health data isn’t as secure as it should be

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Your health status is perhaps the most intimate information anyone could know about you, so it should be your decision whether you share or keep your medical records private.

Unfortunately, hospitals, doctors’ offices and insurance companies frequently expose our health data through accidental loss, device theftemployee negligence, and data breaches perpetrated by hackers.

Even as the amount of health data rapidly increases, and data security laws become more punitive, medical ID theft continues to rise.

Read the whole article from SOPHOS here <===> https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/01/22/why-your-health-data-isnt-as-secure-as-it-should-be/? <===> A MUST know in a “Digital World”!!!

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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

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[GM] WHAT is done in different countries: United States (America) <===> CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity works to maintain health and prevent chronic disease by promoting healthy eating and active living for Americans of all ages.  We work with state and local partners on community solutions to help increase healthy food choices and connect people to places and opportunities where they can be regularly active.

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In Europe:

In Europe today, 6 of the 7 biggest risk factors for premature death – blood pressure, cholesterol, Body Mass Index, inadequate fruit and vegetable intake, physical inactivity and alcohol abuse – relate to how we eat, drink and move.

Rising overweight and obesity across Europe is particularly worrying. The European Commission advocates an integrated approach, involving stakeholders at local, regional, national and European levels.

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Software For Physical EDUcation

programmerman-animatedTo make sure that WE find THE appropriate software for Physical EDUcation, please check the addresses below chosen by renown Universities:

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WHO To Follow On Social Media Twitter And WHAT Hashtags!?

Twitter-TeacherAs the learning happens ALSO NOW trough the Social Media, especially Twitter, find below some interesting hashtags (non exhaustive list) And Twitter Chat [DK]: 

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Keywords necessary to create this blog post and as a guide: ICT, Digital Footprint, Social Media, Wearables, Fitness tracker, blogging, Excel sheets to report the results (time e.g. running…), Software programs for sports, sports and health, nutrition (???)…

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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 Physical Education for students in grades K-5 at Garfield Elementary School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on perceptual motor skills (fine & gross), sport lead-up skills, and most importantly Sportsmanship.

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What Are THE BEST Ways Of TEACHing And LEARNing With ICT? | Ideas And Reflections As ALSO MY PracTICE

What Are THE BEST Ways Of TEACHing And LEARNing With ICT? | Ideas And Reflections As ALSO MY PracTICE

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What Are THE BEST Ways Of TEACHing And LEARNing? | Ideas And Reflections As ALSO MY PracTICE

Online since 1998 and giving ICT courses since 2002 as an pedagogical/andragogical (Andragogy) instructor I was reading a lot of multilingual books (French, German, English) about Pedagogy <===> 21st Century Learning and Teaching: Multilingual Books Recommendations <===> and I was reading a lot ALSO on the internet from renowned Universities online (mostly from Canada) which helped me to progress for an Up-To-Date Professional Development.

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Of course WE can’t say by 100% WHAT is THE BEST ways of TEACHing and LEARNing, BUT WE can share OUR PracTICE on the How-To WE did it and analyze it over the years by adapting for BETTER on each day… Through using Social Media, especially Twitter and connecting with other EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructional Coaches, WE can accelerate it even!

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Read ALSO this article, please:

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Framing in EDUcationMY experience described in ONLY some phrases: Give the LEARNers, students (whatever age) the freedom of LEARNing without squeezing THEM into a FRAME and concentrate on guiding them as a coach by analyzing THEIR behavior and show them the How-To to become self-directed learners, autodidacts. SHOW THEM ALSO up from the beginning WHAT THE <===> LEARNing Path <===> will be with design of it and explain THEM that they could design themselves it with a short introduction on the How-To. THEY will learn the ICT-PracTICE which will help them once out of the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> to be ready for Life-Long LEARNing and to be able to adapt very quickly in the workforce! WHEN YOU show the LEARNers, students <===> WHAT the profit is for THEIR private life <===> YOU will engage them very quickly 😉 AND DON’T teach THEM more as necessary, propose them some links to go further ONLY for those who want!!

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WHAT’S my message and WHY did I create this blog post!?

Well, I will encourage all youth and also adults, seniors, oldies to become <===>Life-Long LEARNers <===> and staying Up-To-Date with their knowledge, especially concerning their skills in ICT, called NOW <===> #eSkills <===>! In the modern world YOU will change YOUR job probably +/- 12 times in YOUR working career, it is very rare to stay life-long in the same job and/or same company!!! SO… The workforce is looking for people with ICT skills which YOU mostly didn’t learn at school, right!? 

YOU won’t have (mostly) the time to learn by visiting courses, right!? START to become Life-Long LEARNers by LEARNing on YOUR OWN pace, by becoming <===> Autodidacts <===> Self-Directed LEARNers. YOU are able to, I did it, so can YOU!? 😉

I found a job because of my ICT eSkills and I am STILL LEARNing on a daily base routine for being Up-To Date with my <===> Professional Development <===>, even being retired NOW! THE pleasure of LEARNing!

I did THE <===> ICT PracTICE <===> and THAT’S WHAT the workforce needs!!!


 Due to my eSkills I could share my knowledge AND expertise ALSO with the below mentioned as well as to a broad range of visitors from around the globe! 

Check out my blog posts:

AND check my profile below as well, at the bottom of this blog post please! 😉

 

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Especially I recommend to YOU to read the below as those blog posts describe my How-To and experience:

 

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Feedback from Social Media Twitter and interesting question: 

On 26-02-2016 I got a very interesting question posed by @EricssonCareers on Twitter, which I can’t answer with ONLY 140 characters and therefore I will answer it here in my blog post. See PIC below, please:

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Well, through the proposed way of learning in this blog post the learners, students will learn:

  • Asking for feedback by peers through Social Media an getting BETTER through it…
  • Having the mastery of ICT and Technology…
  • Being informed about new trends and getting NEW ideas, inspirations for new markets…

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Benefit for future innovators: by having learned in such an environment students, learners are used to work (learn) with a brain without pressure and will become “Open Minded” as well… A brain WHO doesn’t feel any pressure is FREE and ideas will flow, as it enhances creativity… And creativity is the major factor for innovation!

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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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Keywords for me to create this blog post: ICT a changer, eSkills, LEARNing To LEARN, Life-Long LEARNing, PracTICE, workforce needs, Howard GARDNER books, Synthesizing Mind, Mass of information How-To deal with it in PracTICE, curation, THINKing OUTSIDE of the SchoolCocoon, integration of Apps as FACILITATORS, PERSONAL PROFIT, reading blog posts from OTHERS and analyzing them to find out a BETTER way, LEARNing By Doing, Coaching, adapting constantly,

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PracTICE: How DOES The Internet Help ME In My Private Life, Professional Development, Job AND Career

PracTICE: How DOES The Internet Help ME In My Private Life, Professional Development, Job AND Career

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PracTICE: How DOES The Internet Help ME In My Private Life, Professional Development, Job AND Career

programmerman-animatedI am a pioneer and was always one of the first to try out NEW stuff since my young age, very curious about it WHAT that could be and WHAT would be my advantage to use it. Let us call it <===> Learning By Doing <===> to get some knowledge, skills and experience out of that adventure 😉 Did I say <===> adventure!? <===> YES, it is actually! An adventure to discover NEW stuff where one doesn’t know where it will end 😉 BUT it is a BIG fun ALSO and one learns a lot through it! This attitude brings one ALSO to a <===> Life-Long LEARNing <===> strategy which I wouldn’t miss, whatever age one has! I am actually (2015) aged sixty (60), retired since 2014 (pedagogical/andragogical ICT Instructor) and STILL learning on a daily base as it is a pleasure for me.

It is ALSO a pleasure for me to share my knowledge with OTHERS (especially EDU related people) on Social Media Twitter, through curation and blogging. The internet (I started 1998) is a GREAT resource and a wonderful <===> Virtual World <===> which needs to get discovered and where WE need to know ALSO its dangers, same as in <===> Real World <===> let us call it <===> Awareness and Digital CitiZENship!

Before WE start, the above title is a long one, let us break it down to the different Topics: private life, Professional Development, job and career.


How Does The Internet Help ME In My Private Life!?

programmerman-animatedAs already mentioned I started using the internet in 1998 with a very slow 56k Dial-Up Modem (which made ALSO a lot of noise…) and I found out about the search engines and the How-To to find information on it. Then I discovered about Cyber Security problems, virus and Co by reading specialized Computer-Magazines. YES, that existed already at that time!!! I was telling OTHERS about those threats; THEY told me that I am crazy as THEY didn’t realize its existence! SO… I continued learning about it and I became a vigilant internet user. Knowledge and skills which I developed through the years, see on the bottom of this blog post, please.  BUT, as a normal user, how can the internet help me in my private life!?

Well, a lot actually: I can check for Restaurants, I can book my holidays online, I can buy stuff online, I can book nearly WHATEVER I want online, I can search for BEST prices online for WHATEVER, I can prepare my holidays with special interactive maps (ThingLink), I can use “Google maps” to find my way, even with “Streetmap” which makes my traveling much easier, I can find cooking and baking recipes as well as tutorials on YouTube, I can share my experience and life experience through blogging and curation

Internet history:

Some examples of blogs and curation about gardening (flowers), cooking, festivals:

Some special online tools:

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How Does The Internet Help ME In My Professional Development!?

programmerman2Because of the internet I have a 24/7 access and I can learn whenever, wherever I want: SO… I can plan my learning on my OWN pace, alone as an autodidact (self-directed learning) and/or through Social Media Twitter. I use curation on each day and I develop through curation my <===> Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management. I use ALSO blogging with WordPress. And I use Twitter as well. Through the internet I learn much more quicker, especially through <===> curation!

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How Did The Internet Help ME In My Job!?

programmerman-animatedI found a new job because of my ICT skills, even that I became an “pedagogical/andragogical ICT course instructor“, check below please for the full story:

Even several articles from me were published in the press and a University in Germany is referring to my FREE online courses, check below please:

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How Does The Internet Help ME In My Career!?

Well, please check below.

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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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WHAT’S my message and WHY did I create this blog post!?

Firts of all I get a lot of profit out of the internet and the connections which I make with others: Well, I will encourage all youth and also adults, seniors, oldies to become <===>Life-Long LEARNers <===> and staying Up-To-Date with their knowledge, especially concerning their skills in ICT, called NOW <===> #eSkills <===>! In the modern world YOU will change YOUR job probably +/- 12 times in YOUR working career, it is very rare to stay life-long in the same job and/or same company!!! SO… The workforce is looking for people with ICT skills which YOU mostly didn’t learn at school, right!? 

YOU won’t have (mostly) the time to learn by visiting courses, right!? START to become Life-Long LEARNers by LEARNing on YOUR OWN pace, by becoming <===> Autodidacts <===> Self-Directed LEARNers. YOU are able to, I did it, so can YOU!? 😉

I found a job because of my ICT eSkills and I am STILL LEARNing on a daily base routine for being Up-To Date with my <===> Professional Development <===>, even being retired NOW! THE pleasure of LEARNing!

I did THE <===> ICT PracTICE <===> and THAT’S WHAT the workforce needs!!!


 Due to my eSkills I could share my knowledge AND expertise ALSO with the below mentioned as well as to a broad range of visitors from around the globe! 

Check out my blog posts:

 

 

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Life experience, manager, competitive, competition, adapting, all-round talents, image editing, image editing for the web, websites, curation, Social Media, editing, collaboration, team-work, idea development, Social Media knowledge, learning to learn, Life-Long Learning, daily curation, integrating Global Collaboration,

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

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

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

UnLEARNing THE OLD, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN / HowTo!? WHAT!??? I hear very often (too often) this phrase “As a TEACHer, professor, I want to teach my whole career THE SAME way as I do NOW AND WE did it ALWAYS SO!“. Aaaaargh, when I hear that phrase I get even more grey hair as I already have 😉

Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

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NEW research has shown that WE as TEACHing persons did it WRONG the last centuries and that WE need to focus more on the students, learners. It is NOT us, THE TEACHing persons WHO are the most important, BUT the students, learners! The role of TEACHers, EDUcators has changed as I mentioned this in a previous post <===> SO, What’s THE CHANGE For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?.

That post explains already the How-To of THE CHANGE, BUT let us GO deeper in detail about WHAT WE need to focus on and WHAT will help us to adapt to it.

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First of all, THE <===> UnLEARNing THE OLD <===>, please check my curation from where YOU could learn about it:

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A MUST Read Book From Howard GARDNER To Understand What The Skills Are THAT Students Need In 21st Century!

programmerman-animatedMOST of Educators, Teachers are struggling about the How-To of teaching THEIR students, learners for a future WHERE NOBODY knows WHAT the jobs would be as ICT together with Social Media and the “Big Data” will create NEW opportunities for entrepreneurs in the ICT sector. New Apps will get created, there is a market for Cyber-Security and Privacy, there is a need for “Community Managers”, and much more…

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Howard GARDNER book-Five Minds For The Future.

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SO… WE need to find a “Leitfaden” for WHAT WE should teach OUR students, learners to be ready for a very quick changing world, a “LEARNing-Path” for “Life-Long LEARNing” to adapt quickly to THAT situation (quick changing world)! There is NO ONE SOLUTION existing, WE need to integrate different skills, theories, PracTICE into a whole to achieve THAT very hard task!!!

One size doesn’t fit all! I recommend to YOU strongly to read the book from Howard GARDNER 5 Minds for the Future; it SHOULD be a MUST read for any teaching person 😉

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To resume the book check below please.

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Check out ALSO my multilingual (English, French, German) books selection which I have read below, please:

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EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors, Professors Need To Become MORE Professional!

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I am sixty (60) now and WHAT I see online, hearing from students (and encountered as a student as well…) about the “Professional Development” from EDUcators, Teachers, Professors, Instructors in EDUcation, it gives me more grey hair as I already have!!! 😦 Since ages THEY are behind and NEVER will be Up-To-Date!!!

This needs to get considered and “DeepTHINKing” about it is a MUST!!!

I created several blog posts together with online friends on <===> Global-Collaboration <===> which will give YOU some insights, tips and tricks, advice on the How-To to change this, check below please:

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SO… That was about <===> Professional Development <===> above, BUT aren’t there any other advice, research papers about it!? YES, please check my curation below please:

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WE Have Now ALSO Social Media To LEARN Together On Global Collaboration

programmerman2Sounds strange, learning together on a <===> Global Collaboration <===> WITH <===> Social Media <===>, especially <===> Twitter <===>!??? Well, I agree, at first moment it is 😉 I was thinking the same on the beginning and didn’t know actually WHAT to do with Twitter in 2009!!! Actually NOW (30-11-2015) I have posted more than 101k (101,365) posts (tweets) and I have a “Google Page Rank” of 5/10!!!

I used blogging (WordPress) and Twitter together wit Curation for my LEARNing and Coaching, as well for <===> Global Collaboration <===> check below please:

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Let Us Mention ALSO Curation As It Is THE Way To Collect Information AND To Learn On A Daily Base

I invite YOU to read my blog post <===> Learn Every Day a Bit-With Curation <===> and to check the infographic below to understand about WHAT it is.

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

programmerman-animatedI have seen people on Social Media Twitter and others, especially EDUcators and TEACHers struggling on the How-To prepare students and learners for future jobs which don’t exist yet and which NO ONE knows WHAT they will be. Countless were the posts “But how will I teach my students, learners when I don’t know what the jobs will be in the future!?” So I designed a concept with ICT PracTICE which can adapt to any situation, please check below:

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YOU might be interested ALSO in small steps for LEARNing To LEARN:

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And another advice with a bit humor included 😉

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BEST App EVER-Gust MEES

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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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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Growth Mindset, Rise of the Professional Educators Teachers, Howard GARDNER books, Five Minds For The Future, UnLEARNing, ReLEARNing, LEARNing To LEARN, Creativity, ICT PractICE, as less Theory as possible, workforce, eSkills, 21st Century skills for students, student centered, Global Collaboration, Digital CitiZENship (Dan),

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LEARNing To LEARN | Preparation For BETTER Learning | How To?

LEARNing To LEARN | Preparation For BETTER Learning | How To?

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LEARNing To LEARN-Where To Start!?

In previous posts WE were discussing about the design of LEARNing for ===> DigitalCitizenShip <===, the different possibilities. Now WE will see about the How-To on where to start, my advice by PracTICE. Let us remember what was taught on previous posts.

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SO, NOW where to start?

WE will use the following design to make sure to NOT FORGET something. The main topics are ===> Proactive THINKing <=== together with ===> Critical THINKing <=== AND ===> CyberSecurity <===. Remember the word ===> together <===, as it is part of an effective and efficient 21st Century EDUcation! More text explaining…+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

French (Français): Danger connu est danger vaincu ! Mieux vaut prévoir que valoir ! Un enfant averti en vaut deux. English: Forewarned is Forearmed! Deutsch (German): Gefahr erkannt is Gefahr gebannt! Vorsicht heisst die Mutter der Porzellankiste!  

« Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. » Aristotle

YOU are STILL feeling YOUNG, aren’t YOU 😉

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In ONLY ONE course YOU will LEARN about WHAT YOU need for 21st Century EDUcation, the way on How-To by using PracTICE, of course YOU will need to UPDATE as certainly there will be NEW techniques evolving 😉 ===> Professional Development <===.

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By applying the here learned, YOU will know THE way for ===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <=== and being able to forward it to YOUR LEARNers.

In ONLY ONE course YOU will LEARN about WHAT YOU need for 21st Century EDUcation, the way on How-To by using PracTICE. WHEN getting used about the mentioned PracTICEs YOU can apply THEM on each course(s) YOU give…

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programmerman-animatedALL the above in the design Flowchart will get used for the LEARNing about ===> DigitalCitiZENship <===.

My advice is to start first with OUR AND OTHERS protection (Proactive THINKing AND CyberSecurity) as WE need to stay secure  and safe before WE surf the world wide web, OR as one can say actually now the ===> wild wild web <===. It’s similar to sex, first the condom before the action 😉 OR first the vaccine before traveling to countries where WE know that there are serious risks to get infected! 

WE will use my FREE courses below, it’s 100% PracTICE:

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sharing-iconSecond would be the curation and I suggest the following topics:

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Lots of stuff I learned.

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WHY is curation so IMPORTANT!? Through curation YOU will build YOUR ===> “PKM” (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management <===, check below, please for deeper LEARNing:

Thus meaning, through curation and by having build YOUR OWN PKM, YOU have created YOUR OWN database corresponding to YOUR way of LEARNing, YOUR choice of resources!

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THE above mentioned are NOT ONLY promises, it is working well as it was made in PracTICE ALSO by @ICTPHMS, Mr. Dan KIRSCH. See ALSO OUR ===> Global-Collaboration <=== below, please:

The students (LEARNers) will acquire the following eSkills:

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PracTICE TIP

LEARNing from websites without having an internet connection:

Thought that YOU can’t access websites without an internet connection? THINK twice 😉

HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.

It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.

Personal TIP: I used it to copy my online courses onto a USB-Stick, SO even when during a course there isn’t any internet connection (YES, that can happen…) YOU have every time YOUR backed-up version 😉 NO break of the courses!

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students-workforceAND there are also the “Apps“, BUT don’t forget that THEY are ONLY facilitators, they are NOT the change in 21st Century EDUcation; THE change is applying the pedagogy and the 21st Century techniques together. In 21st Century EDUcation it is NOT anymore about the teaching, BUT about the LEARNing and the ===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <=== to give OUR LEARNers, students the necessary knowledge and skills for a ===> Life-Long-LEARNing <=== Once out of school THEY will need constantly to learn to adapt to a very quick changing world!

I suggest to make ===> Coaching <=== with YOUR LEARNers, students where YOU walk through the rows in the classroom by observing THEM and to interact with them ONLY when they need it, learn together with them and create a ===> win-win situation <===, NO hierarchy, BUT a trustful partnership with them. I have done this since 2002 and it works perfect, best results! Find out more below:

In the above mentioned links YOU will see how WE learned together in OUR ===> Global Collaboration Blog <=== by ===> Coaching <=== through using the “DM” (Direct Messages) from Twitter, YES WE used Twitter, it works perfect 😉 The same as WE used OUR blogs to communicate and to show OUR LEARNing to others, so that THEY could learn also from us.

Check ALSO the image below and read the “HORIZON REPORT: “2014 Higher EDUcation Edition“:

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Innovative pedagogical practices

Click the above image, please, to access the “Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education Technology Adoption” in pdf.

YOU certainly will get a NEW view about modern EDUcation 😉

Here some useful links:

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Recommendation-Gust MEES-LinkedIn

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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).

Keywords as a reminder for me to realize this blog post: adding different digcit courses (Common Sense, etc) to the above, curation, PLN, PKM, Social, Social Media, Collaboration, coaching, sharing, Learning from each other, catalyst, amplifying learning, quicker learning, accelerated learning, better learning,

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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EDUcation-Collaboration And Coaching | The Future

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The above logo is a “Wordle Word Clouds” and it is a FREE service. YOU may copy the above logo and use it on YOUR own blog or website by providing a link back to my blog ===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===.

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Top TEAM Why Coaching Time Zones Bottom

Message for The TEAM:  Mindy, Dan ===> Preparation

Please click this link first before STARTING ===> Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media <=== and/or read first the TOPIC below ===> Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media <=== where YOU will find the necessary information on ===> How To <=== work on OUR global collaboration blog, thanks to respect this.

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Introduction

The authors: actually on July 12th, 2014: Gust MEES (Administrator), Mindy KIM (Editor), Dan KIRSCH (Editor), will be represented by THEIR initials such as:

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A Reminder

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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…).

Learn more:

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Teaching, the profession that creates all other professions

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How Did This Blog Start?-The TEAM Explains

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2[GM]Well, an online friend on Social Media Twitter ===>  <=== and ALSO a member of my ===> PLN <=== was introducing Mindy [MK] to his ===> PLN <=== (where I belong to as well) as a NEW Twitter user and asking us ALL to give Mindy a bit help as a newcomer. I did through sharing of my blog posts and curation about Twitter and the contact to Mindy became later stronger and she was willing to learn, she was asking to learn more. A very good initiative which I couldn’t refuse as I love sharing my knowledge with others. So one moment come I was explaining most of what she wanted to know over “DM” (Direct [private] Messages) on Twitter, which was working perfectly… At that moment she wanted ALSO to know more about blogging and I gave her a little help through creating a special blog about the first steps with WordPress here ===> Creating Your First Blog Post With WordPress <===. That was the beginning, I will let Mindy [MK] explain more and especially her point of view below…


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Mindy KIM-122x142[MK]: I came fresh from a training, where I was the only individual from a public school system, the rest were from private/independent schools. The training was about leadership, best teaching practices, pedagogy, and technology. It was nearing the end of day two, when a guest speaker presented about technology. He had a twitter, a blog, a YouTube channel, and many other tools he utilized to reach his students as well as tools for his own professional development. Unfortunately, until then I had not given much thought into using technology as a way to further my professional development. I furiously took notes and made a “to-do” list of mini-goals I wanted to put into action when the conference was over. Later that weekend I created a twitter account. Unsure of what to expect and how it would transform my professional knowledge. Within minutes I had added the few people I knew, then my phone started buzzing with sounds of others following me thanks to  ===> the only person I really knew.  Others followed me from that first interaction. I was grateful and intrigued. The next hurdle was to create a blog. Where to start? What type of blog? Who will want to read my blog?.. and many other questions ensued. That is where [GM] came in. I had found a source where I could “unload” all the unrelenting questions that I thought about, wondered, and sought advice on. At times meekly asking questions, which transformed into deep conversations sharing thoughts and ideas.

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Dan KIRSCH[DK] An online friend ===> @knolinfos Gust MEES and I have been collaborating on several different blog topics; such as our Learn-to-learn: Digital Citizenship blog and our Global Collaboration blog; including @eduinspirations Mindy. K. I was asked if I would want to be a part of this collaboration; in which I jump at the chance!!! The professional development and collaboration I have gained through twitter and blogging with Gust MEES, Mindy K., and Mark W. have given me the inspiration to continue my practice to become the best possible educator and life-long learner that I can be!!! Through participating in twitter chats; such as the #whatisschool chat I have gained a global connection with other educators that I never thought possible. It was suggest to me to start a WordPress blog where I could continue my connections with other educators through collaboration!! I have always used edublogs as my “main” website for my students to collaborate with one another. I never thought about starting or creating my own “personal” blog to continue my own learning until I was invite by Gust MEES to collaborate in a global collaboration blog. Through many direct messages through twitter I have become part of great PLN!!! I look forward to the different avenues this blog topic will take me as I continue my growth as professional educator and life-long learner!! Currently, I have the privilege of being a member of my school districts ICT Curriculum Committee. We are rewriting & updating our ICT classes for students 6-8. To view our ICT Curriculum Essential Guides ==> Click Here. 

My blogs:


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Collaboration Infographic

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WHY Coaching!?

sharing-iconCoaching  is NOT YET accepted that as it SHOULD be in EDUcation, BUT it is a MUST for 21st Century EDUcation as:

        • [GM] It is a Win-Win situation between Teachers and Students (Learners)
        • [GM] It is an essential  win of time, learners learn much quicker
        • [GM] There will be an atmosphere of TRUST between teachers and learners
    • [GM] Due to this TRUST, learners feel more FREE to ask questions
    • [GM] The learners learn to work in a TEAM
    • [GM] It is more exiting to learn on this way
    • [GM] The learners get motivated to learn on THEIR own pace
    • [GM] The learners are “learning to learn
    • [GM] The learners have a voice
    • [GM] The learners could be teacher and learner
    • [GM] Coaching is observing the learners: one finds out WHAT is needed from them and can adapt to ANY situation then.
    • [MK] & [DK]: add more, please, thanks
    • [MK] True collaboration takes place, give/take of information
    • [MK] Build global connections
    • [MK] Build understanding of CULTURES and COMMUNITIES
    • [MK] Connect learning ==> build PARTNERSHIPS
    • [MK] Establish a common language
      • [GM] The common language should be ===> Respect, Tolerance, Adapting, Empathy, Social behavior
    • [DK]
    • Global Collaboration has allowed me to share, learn, and become a better educator, colleague, and educational professional ==> PKM!!
    • Learning through collaboration with other professionals in & out of the classroom!
    • Collaboration provides the #HowTo for ideas within the classroom as an EDUcator as well as a Professional Colleague.
    • [DK] Great Article on Collaboration as a Portfolio
    • HOW TO Coaching:
        • [MK] Establish Roles as a coach==> what it means for ALL
        • [MK] Establish roles and responsibilities, what is the end GOAL?
        • [MK] Establish guidelines to develop critical thinking/critical minds
        • [MK] Establish roles within, each person should have a JOB that uses their strengths

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Coaching-mentoring

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[DK] Excellent infographic asking the question ==> What type of leader are you? A Leader or a Boss? The image was received via ==> @Suvisal0  on a recent twitter chat. The image is credited to ==> @sylviaduckworth 

Are you a leader or a boss?


Find below, please, WHAT skills the learners will need in the future.

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5 Minds For The Future

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By analyzing WHAT WE are doing through the “Coaching” and “Collaboration“, YOU will realize that WE could cover ALL the abilities and skills needed from the above mentioned. BTW: the above screenshot is from the book of “Howard GARDNER” ===> Five Minds For The Future <===, a book any teacher should read to understand what is needed for the future. It should be considered as required reading!

Check ALSO, please:

And check ALSO, please the below.

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Image credit ===> Teachers: A Simple (Not Easy) Pedagogy Assessment <===

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The above mentioned “Pedagogy Assessmentisn’t THAT difficult, check below, please.

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YOU can download the 3 pdf’s merged together here <===> 3 PDF’s-document_fusionne

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Innovative pedagogical practices

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Image credit ===> Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition <=== (page 4)

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I will explain in detail how WE can achieve the above mentioned tasks, it is actually NOT that difficult as most people think 😉

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The How To

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START learning about:

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                      • [GM] Curation about PKM (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management
                      • [GM] My blog about PKM

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Learning To Learn

Heutagogy

                    • Andragogy/Heutagogy
                      • When YOU are dealing with adults and seniors, please check about Andragogy. It’s different from classroom teaching!

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Awareness While Working With 21st Century Pedagogy, Tools And Social Media

programmerman2[GM] In the above mentioned sections WE discussed the possibilities of a modern pedagogy and ALSO WE presented some solutions which of course could get extended by other solutions… BUT, isn’t there something different from traditional learning? YES, WE are using NOW the internet and learning doesn’t happen anymore ONLY in school, in the ===> SchoolCocoon <===! There are NO walls anymore as the internet breaks any borders and walls, the internet is present anywhere as far as there is a possible connection. WE are living NOW in  ===> another world <===, a world with two faces, the virtual world and the real world, where the internet (the virtual world) and the real world are influencing each other.

Learn more:

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[GM] It isn’t enough anymore to ONLY know the pedagogy and the used 21st Century tools, also known on Twitter as “EdTech Tools“! While using the internet and services, as also tools (programs and Apps), which are connected to the internet, WE MUST accept WHAT is happening in this “virtual world“! This “Digital World” or “Virtual World” is exactly the same as in the “Real World“, there are BAD and GOOD! Actually there are a lot of dangers in the “Virtual World” where a lot of people are NOT aware about it, and there is the responsibility of Education to jump in and teach the learners about WHAT THEY have to be aware and ALSO how to protect as its BEST against: (TIP: read ONLY the text in BOLD to understand)

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Image credit ===> https://magic.piktochart.com/v/49853c8b-b418-406a-b979-0b240ca62352 <===

Check upper corner on right-hand side, there is “Digital Security” mentioned 😉 It should actually be ===>Cyber-Security <===

[GM] BUT anyway, it is THE BEST explication I ever have seen about “Digital Citizenship“!!!

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The Skills

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 EdTech Tools

ruotadentata2architet01Please find below a non exhaustive list of EdTech tools which YOU can use to facilitate the tasks:

THE combination of the above mentioned is “THE MASTER KEY” to build UP a modern society through learning (learning to learn) and coaching while using ALSO connected (trough Social Mediaglobal collaboration.

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Collaboration-Working As A Team (Especially On Global) And Connected Through Social Media

community-jpegThe authors [GM], [MK], [DK] will comment here THEIR experiences through the adventure of global collaboration which THEY experienced.

[GM] My advice (as I am used to it since ages ===> (2002-2003) <===:

Before starting such a BIG project, YES it is a BIG one as YOU are dealing with different mentalities and cultures, is to set up rules up from the beginning to avoid BIG mistakes and not necessary stress for ALL.

This is called ===> Proactive THINKing <=== BETTER to use it as as YOU could come into situations without an issue when NOT doing it and WHO wants that!?

Concerning ===> Proactive THINKing <===: most people don’t know about WHAT it is, I will explain very shortly: deep thinking on what could happen in case of to avoid it up from the beginning. YOU could ALSO say: thinking of the “Worst case” who could happen and preparing to that it would NOT happen. OR, if YOU are smart, using Psychology for that it will happen (ONLY positive things…)! TIP: read ONLY the bold text to understand it quickly 😉

Check ALSO these links, please, who explain about “International Collaboration”:

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Chapter 4

VERY IMPORTANT message for the TEAM.

Message for Mindy, Dan ===> Preparation

Some advice and rules:

Hi Mindy, Dan: I gave You the status “Editor” for this blog post. Please use ONLY this blog post for OUR “Collaboration and Coaching”!!! ====> EDUcation-Collaboration And Coaching | The Future – Private <=== Don’t touch anything else as when YOU are even seeing other things (my blog posts and…). ONLY THIS blog post, thanks! 

Here are YOUR possibilities:

I will give You some directions through messages marked in “brown“, as this text. WE will communicate this way. You do the same, please: using “brown” text for messages and questions…

If YOU think that something SHOULD get brought in MORE in this “brown” text, feel FREE to do so! BUT, then please use YOUR initials, such as [MK], [DK], thanks.

Once You have read the text, I suggest that You create an “unpublished” (Private mode) post on YOUR account where You copy the “brown” text into and save it for following and reminding 😉 Once done, please let me know and I will delete the “brown” text and save at new this post. So WE will have a good communication and the text will look later OK (when published “Public”) for the readers.

ALSO, so You will have saved a copy of ALL OUR interactions, which could be useful for You and YOUR LEARNers, maybe thinking of as using later that preparation for a new blog post of YOUR OWN on the #HowTo which WE could integrate also in this blog post (ONLY one link…) as part of YOUR OWN experience... It is IMPORTANT to know “THE way” on How To YOU did it for YOUR further “adventures” with OTHERS on collaboration…

 Some links who might be helpful for You:

At the bottom of this blog post You will see the keywords which WE were talking about: these will help us to NOT lose the line what WE want to do 😉 Feel FREE to add some new when they come out from YOUR brain…

Try first, please, to bring in YOUR insights in the mentioned ===> [MK], [DK], in “brown” text. Later You certainly will have something to suggest, which would be welcome of course. BUT, focus, please first on the mentioned 😉 Otherwise You could lose the topic(s) ===> advice <=== 😉

A good idea might be ALSO to post sometimes Tweets about the #HowTo YOUR learning is advancing (as well as in this post), so OTHERS will get little snippets, step by step, what is happening through a such way WE are doing 😉

The ===> Learning By Doing <=== is something which I have taught since 2002 already and especially with “Collaboration”, the WE is a win-win situation and the “Coaching” (NOT anymore Teaching) is a WINNER!

So, as I am the “ADMINISTRATOR”, I will be able to interact in this blog post and I will adjust some text, ideas and…

===> Please DON’T delete the “brown” text as I will do that when I think that it is necessary as “ADMINISTRATOR”, thanks! <===

One more IMPORTANT thing ===> authors SHOULD wait while seeing “locked” as it means that someone else is in “EDIT” mode ;), see screenshot below, please, thanks 😉

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WE are multi-authors on this blog post, so WE MUST take care of each other and being respectful. WHEN YOU see a message similar as above, please DON’T click on “Take over” as that author is actually on “EDIT” mode and doing his work, thanks! Be patient, please… OR, as I did with Mindy: I gave her a friendly “DM” (Direct Message [Private Message]) over Twitter to let her know that I MUST quickly made an additional ADD, which after finishing I will let her know when finished and THEN I go out of “EDITING”, so that she can continue with her “EDITING” again. Thanks for respecting this… And thanks to Mindy to give his “Administrator” the time to do this, appreciated.

===> WE are using the “DM” on Twitter <=== for OUR communication, learn more below:

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01Very IMPORTANT: DON’T use any code, HTML and similar in the blog!!! If YOU want so, please contact me and WE will discuss about the possibility, anyway I would check the code before!

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===> WE are neither talking about religion and politics, please, as they differ from each ones beliefs, WE respect THEM, BUT WE avoid talking about it to. <===

TIP: WHEN YOU see that someone else is in “EDIT” mode, so prepare YOUR text in a Word document (or similar) during the time that the author is editing. YOU will later ONLY need to make a copy&paste & formatting in “Justify” and YOU will lose NO time 😉

Let’s GO for it 😉

PS: WE will post in “Justify” as You might have found out 😉 I am used to that, so please follow, thanks. ALL my posts are on “Justify”, so WE have to continue like that, thanks.

Just write and format on “Justify” please, I will have a look later on #HowTo get it BETTER presented, don’t worry. Let it GO, let it FLOW… I will look on the rest, give me some TRUST, please, thanks.

======> DON’T worry about how the blog post is looking actually, I will CHANGE later. Some TOPICS need to get placed differently, coming later… First “Let it GO, let it FLOW and later the fine-tuning…

Slowly, but surely WE will go through it 😉 Rome wasn’t build in one day!

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Visible Learning

programmerman2The author [MK] was communicating with me [GM] over “DM” (Direct Messages) over Social MediaTwitter“, a bit like a “Chat” where WE exchanged OUR different point of views (mostly common) about collaboration and coaching. [MK] is authorized to use this “private exchange” to create a new blog on her own, where she will add ALSO her notes to document her learning and her insights

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  • [MK] My blog:  http://kimmindy7.wordpress.com 
  • [MK] Establishing roles, responsibilities, and a common language are key. A common language allows everyone to have the same foundation in which to build upon.
  • [MK] Communicate, Communicate, Communicate ===> TRUE open communication is key. Especially when various levels of experience are at play.
    • [GM] Remember every time the letter “C” in “ICT“, which means “Communication“.
  • [MK] Immediate and constant feedback are essential.  Feedback helps maintain focus along with eliminating any ambiguity within the group.
  • [MK] Consider the overall purpose. Is it to educate myself, individuals, other professionals? Let that be your guide to reach the targeted audience. Uncommon language or terms is confusing and will turn your audience OFF.
  • [GM] Mindy, please report ALSO about taking a break sometimes, very important 😉 Thank You. 

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The participants (The TEAM)

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Actually on July, 10th 2014 WE are three persons working together to learn from each other through Social Media Twitter, which WE will document here to give YOU, dear readers and LEARNers, the opportunity to learn ALSO from us.

To make sure that YOU will know WHO wrote WHAT, WE will use the following:

[GM]: Gust MEES (me, the ADMINISTRATOR of this blog post)

More about me: I am a retired “ICT Instructor” since January 1st, 2014. I gave courses to adults, seniors, teachers, elementary classes, as ALSO sometimes personal coaching to youth from the secondary Education. I will try to create a new blog post about my experiences over the years, who could help YOU as well.  BUT I am very active on Social Media and I give FREE courses online (a constructive pastime) about EDUcation and Cyber-Security. I was a pioneer in my own country as I started already in 2002 together with my LEARNers what WE are doing here now together.

I am an ===> autodidact <===! And ALSO a ===> LifeLongLEARNing person <=== and this since more than 45 years already, always loved to learn 😉

ALSO I was an awarded author on “Google Knol” during four (4) years, service who is NOW (since May 1st, 2012) discontinued and on the “Google Grave Yard“. I had about 1.4 Million page views 😦 and was author of the week in 2009.

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I was working together with +/- twelve (12) different authors from around the globe, which WE NEVER met before and creating blog posts together. It was a great experience which I loved. Thus meaning, I have a lot of experience through the years which WE will use together in this blog post.  More info about me on the bottom of this blog post.

 Some of my collaborative blogs:

I am online since 1998 and I read a lot of books and mostly magazines. I am multilingual, speaking six languages and understanding eight. I am living in Luxembourg (Europe), a small country with ONLY 537k inhabitants and a population of  44.5 % of foreign nationality (2013). Thus meaning: I am used to live together with different cultures and mentalities, which is a great help when connecting on Social Media with other cultures.

More about my country Luxembourg (Europe):

My books selection (EDUcation):

I created ALSO in 2004, that was a global innovation and STILL is, a theater piece about ===> LEARNing the basics of Cyber Security through a Theater piece <===, le “Théâtre Interactiv et Pédagogique” (T.I.P.), check below:

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[MK]: Mindy KIM

userfredericmoser01[MK]: More about me: I worked in a variety of settings. I completed my undergraduate degree with an internship at Martin Technology Academy. where I was an Odyssey of The Mind coach as well.   My first year of teaching was as Lead Preschool Teacher at Christian County Head Start, before I transferred into the public school system in Clarksville-Montgomery County. Where I taught Special Education K-1 and this year I will be a General Education Kindergarten Teacher. I try to develop my professional learning by doing and experiencing different settings within education. I went to a week-long conference at Vanderbilt where I was 1-24 chosen, making up individuals from 10 different states. I continue to volunteer my time with Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome by helping to raise money, raise awareness,  and help bring more of the surrounding community to events hosted by the organization.  I am the Morale Committee Chair at my school. The committee and I plan events to help boost morale, plan collaborative events, and to spread well-being throughout the school year. Future goals are to study leadership and education policy to better understand the demands on constraints placed on all individuals working in education and how to make the field better for all.

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[DK] Dan Kirsch

Greetings from Patrick Henry Middle School! My name is Dan Kirsch. I teach courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8. I completed my undergraduate degree in Education from Dakota State University in Madison, SD (USA). My first 3 years of teaching was in a rural public school in Chamberlain, SD (USA). My duties included teaching K-6 Physical Education & 5-8 Middle School Technology classes. The opportunity to attend graduate school to obtain my Master’s Degree led me to South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD (USA) where I obtained my MS in Athletic Administration. During graduate school I obtained a part-time teaching position within the Sioux Falls School District in Sioux Falls, SD (USA). After graduate school I was given a full-time teaching position at Patrick Henry Middle School in the Sioux Falls School District, which is where I currently reside and love every minute of it!!! In the last couple of years, I have gained a ton of knowledge through twitter chats and global collaborations, which as led me to this opportunity to be part of this collaboration blog! I look forward to collaborating and communicating as much information as possible to help PLN and myself as a teacher to continue on the path of Life-Long Learning!


TEAM’s Experience During This Collaboration And Personal Coaching

[MK]:thumbs up WHAT I learned:

      • Development of a common language, that enabled OPEN sharing of ideas, experiences, knowledge.
      • Broadened understanding of concepts students need in the 21 Century to be successful.
      • Deepened understanding and professional growth, using what I learned and applying it to interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.
      • Building mindfulness of the constant changes in education and adapting to meet the needs of students.
      • Critical thinking means: Critical self-reflection, self-analysis <== BEFORE taking action

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[GM] sharing-iconApart from the already published experiences from me here, there is one essential point to highlight as well:

      • THE LEARNing rhythm and the ENERGY of the participants! One size doesn’t fit it ALL! Some have more ENERGY as OTHERS and as a TEAM WE need to adapt ALSO to this as a TEAM! It is IMPORTANT to let know the TEAM when someone is feeling out of ENERGY, which is human and NORMAL! WE ALL have different ways of how OUR life is organized and this shouldn’t get changes, so let the leading person know this and when that person is clever and professional enough, a break of one day will be offered to the WHOLE TEAM. We are humans and NOT robots 😉 BTW: I am HAPPY sometimes to get a day off as well 😉
      • I know that this isn’t easy to admit, BUT WE MUST do it as:
        • as otherwise WE could face a BURNOUT and that isn’t good for OUR HEALTH, nor for the LEARners as they would suffer from it as well. I call this ===> Taking care of OUR own PROFESSIONAL HYGIENE  <=== Find below, please some helpful articles:
        • BURNOUT and Collaboration fatigue

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Collaboration With Parents And Coaching

community-jpegIn modern schools there are ALSO parent meetings where the parents get involved, they get noticed about how THEIR kids progress and WHAT about THEY can help for BEST learning of THEM. This is a modern concept of collaboration between the school inside and the outside of the school. It should be a partnership. Here below some articles who explain in detail:

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WHAT YOU Should Know Up From The Beginning When Coaching And On Global Collaboration

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          • There is a MUST to establish some rules and guidelines UP from the beginning as WE did in this blog post, or as Mindy [MK] said: Establish a common language. [GM] This common language should be “Respect, Tolerance, Adapting, Empathy, Social behavior…” to avoid mistakes.YOU  are dealing with different mentalities and cultures, so avoid BIG mistakes and not necessary stress for ALL.
          • When coaching:
            • [MK] Immediate and constant feedback are essential. When possible set up times when feedback is given and time can be devoted to multiple exchanges to express ideas, questions, and overall thoughts. This helps maintain the integrity and focus, especially when working in different time zones, states, and from various experience backgrounds.

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Positive Side Effects / LEARNers Want To LEARN New Languages

book-question-markWell, I was surprised when coaching and working together with some educators as suddenly I got told that THEY wanted to learn new languages. This after THEY saw my Twitter posts (Tweets) where I had some conversations with other multilingual educators, where WE discussed on the same Twitter thread in Luxembourgish, German, French and English; switching the languages in one second time. This is a valuable occasion, especially as with the internet one finds FREE professional courses, which WE will present here below:

Below more from ===> http://themindunleashed.org/2014/07/12-dozen-places-educate-online-free.html <===:

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FOREIGN AND SIGN LANGUAGES

BBC Languages – Teach yourself a new spoken language online.
American Sign Language Browser – Teach yourself sign language online.
Livemocha – Start learning a new language online for free.
Learn10 – Gives you a language learning habit that’s hard to kick. 10 new words; everywhere, every day.
One Minute Languages – Learn a new language via podcasts that are updated regularly.
Mango Languages – Over 100 lessons, shown to you in PowerPoint style with interstitial quizzes, to move you through any language without cracking a book.

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Authors (TEAM’s) Requests

The authors (The TEAM), as being involved in a teaching profession, must consistently update THEIR knowledge for a growth of THEIR ===> Professional Development <===. So, here below what is requested by them and WHO from the TEAM could provide them that coaching about it.

[GM]: Mindy [MK] wanted to know about how to create a blog. WE were discussing about it and I created a new blog post about the how to, check below, please:

[GM]: Mindy [MK] would like to learn about HTML.

[GM] I will start soon a new blog about ===> HTML for beginners <=== A very simple step by step for the practice on how to use in the blogs, ONLY the necessary, NO complete course… So, through this blog I will coach [MK] on the same way as WE did already in this blog post.

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Authors Time Zones

clockWE use this below to organize at its BEST for communication, Time Zones are sometimes very embarrassing.

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When it is 05.51 PM in Luxembourg (Europe), then it is:

  • 11:51 AM in USA/ATLANTA (GA)
  • 11:51 AM in USA/CLARKSVILLE-TENNESSEE
  • 11:51 AM in USA/NEW YORK
  • 11:51 AM in USA/Sioux Falls (ARIZONA)

When it is 07:00 PM in above states then it is 01:00 AM in Luxembourg (Europe).

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Authors Time Zones


Authors Social Media Accounts, Connect With Them

sharing-icon[GM] Gust MEES: I am present on:

[MK] Mindy KIM: I am present on:

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[DK] Dan KIRSCH: I am present on:

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Useful Links Explaining About What We Are Doing

Learning from others

Please check @yeates_mark on twitter. Click the image to access account!

The below links are ALSO guidelines for us authors who are writing this blog post:

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thumbs upCheck out ALSO authors reflections about ===> Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It <===

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Authors/TEAM’s Corner-Tools and Reminder

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Hashtag on Twitter is ===> #EdCollCoach <=== a combination of “EDUcation” & “Collaboration” & “Coaching“.

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Keywords to create this post (the authors guideline): [GM] engaging, collaboration, coaching, patience, passion, will to learn, trust, community, teamwork, communication, challengecreativity, organization, ADAPTING, Social Media, Twitter, change, culture, universal, leadership, leaders, partnerships, Empathy, Challenge, Trust, Responsibility, Priorities, Internet Safety, Cyber Security, Digital CitizenShip, Privacy, patience, time, transparency, satisfaction, Win-Win situation, , projects, concept, deadline, tensions, energy, structure, goals, constant awareness, fail, learning by doing, focus, simple language, success, student centered, interest, pedagogy, concentration, goal orientated, diligence, UPDATES, blog updates, happiness, fun, conversations, discussions, INDEPENDENCE of learners, advice, experience, generations, generation exchangematurity, naivety, NO STATUSQUO, Individuality,  patience, passion, knowing WHEN to take a break, LEARNing rhythm, one size doesn’t fit all, education, inspiration, vision, quick learning, saving time to learn through coaching, Professional Development through Collaboration & Coaching, peers, peer reviews, global exchange, global learning, global collaboration, fun, Sustainability, love for nature, curation, PLN, PKM, [MK] GRIT, Innovation, Team…

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Link to a specific part of text inside a blog:

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p2pnicubuculei01Use THIS space, please to bring in YOUR questions, ideas and thoughts. THEY are welcome and necessary for a GOOD collaboration. BUT, again, please with YOUR initials [MK], [DK] and this with the ===> brown text <===, thanks.

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Example below…

[GM]: I will prepare this blog post on such a way that WE have ALL the necessary resources (links) which WE need on one place for the collaboration and coaching. WE will ALSO use this blog to update OUR knowledge on the use of WordPress and others if necessary… SO, if YOU see something here in this post which YOU don’t know how to, ask please and I will explain, don’t fear 😉 Takes mostly ONLY a couple of minutes to learn it…

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[MK] I have made a screen-shot of the innovation process model… should it be placed in the POST anywhere?

[GM] Do You mean the one from page 4 of the report? ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Horizon+Report+%3E+2014+Higher+Education

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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).

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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.

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You can find me also on:

Top TEAM Why Coaching Time Zones Bottom

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My Published Articles About Cyber-Security In The Press And Social Media

My Published Articles About Cyber-Security In The Press And Social Media

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Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security.


My Published Articles About Cyber-Security In The Press And Social Media

programmerman-animatedBeing online since 1998 I realized very quickly that “Every Medal Has Its Reverse” and ALSO what Physic laws tells us “Where is positive there is also negative and both make 100%” (differently explained). OR, in OTHER words, there is BAD and GOOD people! I realized very quickly that through the internet, in the Virtual-World, the BAD guys have BIG chances to make THE BIG money and by reading a lot of PC-Magazines in English, French and German as well by getting informed through the internet. I learned about Cyber-Security and How-To get protected.

Being a diligent learner and always wanting to share my knowledge with others, I started a website about it (later some more in different languages…) , actually the first (private) one and second in general in my country Luxembourg (Europe). At the time people told me that I am crazy to talk about Cyber-Security, NO ONE was realizing about the impact of virus, trojans, backdoors, DDoS, Scam, and other Cyber-Beasts

NOW, WE have to deal with Cyber-Crime, Cyber-EspionageCyber-Attacks, Cyber-War, Cyber-Warfare, Botnets,  Cyber-Hygiene, where OUR computers (Smartphones included…) are part of such BAD actions!!!

SO… Later on (2004), already 13 years ago (in 2017) my FREE courses were available on the server of the “Ministry of Education from Luxembourg” (Europe); the FIRST courses about Cyber-Security and Safer Internet in Luxembourg EDUcation, check screenshot below, please…

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In 2004 I became ALSO member of the Advisory-Board from CASES (CYBERWORLD AWARENESS &
SECURITY ENHANCEMENT) and from BEE-SECURE. I won ALSO an National Contest, organized by Education, about Cyber-Security with a Mix-Team (one young [12 years old] woman and a 40 years old woman) in 2004 (February 06, 2004).


February 2004

Together with two young students and my temporary assistant Diane, WE won a national contest themed “Multimedia Poster“, please find below the article in German:


15-06-2004:

I participated on a “Journée Pédagogique“, organized by “NorTIC” and “eLuxembourg” (Ministry of EDUcation Luxembourg) on 15-06-2004, where I presented my knowledge and my “BEST PracTICEs” with ICT at that time. I had a BIG success with IT! There were ALSO EDUcators, TEACHers present as visitors from different countries to lurk around WHAT is NEW; such as “Robert GOBERT“, WHO wrote a book and mentioned me in it.

Please click on the images to enlarge them.

 

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There were articles published about me from Luxembourg Newspaper “Luxemburger Wort” on 08.05.2006 and on 04.10.2008, where I don’t have any web address, as NOT existing anymore on their server(s), need to find out…

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The above article (partial view) was published in Luxembourg on “Tageblatt” on 13.11.2007.

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On March 2008 there was a major infection of a very popular website through a “Cross-Site-Scripting” and the press was reporting about it and posting it ALSO on Social-Media. I replied to them on Social-Media and I got interviewed, whereby my interview was published on March 18, 2008 and later in April 02, 2008 an other article from me followed, see links below, please:

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In February 23, 2006 I was presenting an innovation, a theater piece about Cyber-Security to explain the youth about the dangers of the Virtual-World (the internet). It was a great success, read my blog about it below, please:

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Curation and EdTech Tools

13-02-2012

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In 2011 I started something what was NEW for me, Curation on Scoop.it, and in November 2011 I got interviewed and honored by the title “Lord Of Curation“. It was published on November 30, 2011, check it below, please:

Actually (2014) I am very present on Social-Media with nearly 65k posts on Twitter and I am involved in a lot of Twitter-Chats and conversations on Twitter, through them I meat ALSO online friends and one of them, Doug PETERSON contacted me to make an interview which was published on Doug’s Blog on March 12, 2013, check below, please:

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5 Excellent Resources for Teaching Students about cyber-Safety

05-08-2013

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Ransomware

And again (March 17, 2014) there was an article in the national press (WORT.LU) about Scam, actually about “RansomWare“, which was tweeted over Social-Media Twitter and where I replied to, to give them more and BETTER information about that Topic. I got replied by them that THEY made an Update about it online and ALSO that THEY recommend me, check below, please:

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WORT-17.03.2014-Recommandation Gust MEES

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19.03.2015: My blog “Education: Digital CitizenShip, CyberSecurity” was selected by the major Newspaper in Luxembourg (Europe):

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Blog Selected By Luxemburger Wort-2015

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13.03.2015: Recommendations on LinkedIn

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09.12.2015: My FREE courses about Cyber Security referenced at TU-DRESDEN (Technical University DRESDEN / Germany)

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2016

My blog “Education: Digital CitizenShip, CyberSecurity” was selected by the major Newspaper in Luxembourg (Europe):

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Blog selected by Luxemburger Wort-2016


Beeing A Pioneer Gets Recognized!

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As I like challenges, I take part in international competitions for “Good PracTICES” in EDUcation and so did I here, see PIC below please… SO… NOW I am an “Open EDUcation Europa Pioneer“!

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OPEN EDUCATION EUROPA 2016-Pioneer-Badge-Gust MEES

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I got mentioned as a reference from the Ministry of EDUcation in Luxembourg

I am feeling very honored for THIS ONE, please check below. It was published on 02-05-2017 in the Newsletter from the Ministry of EDUcation in Luxembourg.

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I got selected and being part of the “Albert Index” for TOP EdTech Blogs

June 26, 2017

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eReputation and Marketing-Territorial (06-10-2017)

Check the article below, please, to read it (in French).

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2018

My blog “Education: Digital CitizenShip, CyberSecurity” was selected by the major Newspaper in Luxembourg (Europe):

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05-02-2020: 

I got mentioned in Luxembourg’s weekly magazine “revue” for my participation of the #SID2020, “Safer Internet Day 2020“!

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23-07-2020

Through LinkedIn I got contacted from SEEEDSTUDIO asking me for a cooperation concerning their ARDUINO compatible products. I accepted to make a review of the Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino”. Check below please my tutorials:

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30-06-2021

My blog was selected by FEEDLY as:

GUST_MEES-FEEDLY-2021-5eme-PLACE-Best Digital Literacy Blogs and Websites

Best Digital Literacy Blogs and Websites and is ranked Nr. 5

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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).

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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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