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Understanding THE internet: A Different Approach

Understanding THE internet: A Different Approach

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Understanding Internet-Internet, the virtual savant child

Internet is a “living producttechnique! To be viewed as a “childto be educated by millions of people simultaneously, with different traditions and languages, with different mentalities and this in real time.

“The child” Internet, with instant contributions from users around the world (all of us) will be “fed” so + / – “textual” and “audio-visual”. The quality of this “food” is dependent on ourselves, our contributions to the community!

This “child” Internet, is gathering all the knowledge of the world and we shall get an answer, as soon as we ask it, of course!

Character, honesty and credibility of this “child” is formed by those who educate it. Those who educate, are necessarily all of us, everyone, the community!

I hope that this practice visualization, pushes you to think a bit further and THAT it helps you to better understand and / or better-learn Internet!

===> There are no problems, only solutions! THE Whole (Community), WE will find the right solution! <===

Nature shows us (bees, ants) and history too. Misstep learn from the past and try to “set” to do better! Internet is the perfect tool for this, but beware, it’s us (community) that are building it! WE, those who feed and educate this “savant child“!

When I say “WE“, it means: our character, our beliefs, our weaknesses, our honesty, in short, our whole being. Internet, THE  “virtual savant child” is the product of our entire society!

Internet is THE “virtual savant child“, created by the world!

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Internet The Revolution, A New Mass-Media

As at the time the TV was as new means of communication, today a new mass media just appeared . Internet, mass media apart, which “a priori” has nothing extraordinary, but is it true ? No, certainly NOT. We have to do with a bi- directional mass media (two-way). Until now we used to click a button to access the music and multimedia content (stereo , TV, etc. .), BUT WE could not communicate with these technical devices , WE were only transmitter. Now , with the Internet it is different.

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Through actions and also a click (a button on the mouse) WE can do a lot with technique, involves writing texts, receive answers back …

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WE all newborns in the virtual life like in the real world, there are people who have more knowledge and experiences , which does mean that WE all must follow a lifelong learning

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Internet, freedom of expression and total anarchy?

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ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), are now irreplaceable and necessary in a changing world with new technology.

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A technology that is reflected in our real world, and both influence each other!
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Please NOTE: concerning Internet and its use there are many laws (must accept…)! And above all respect! This is comparable to our real world …
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“Computer mafia” (the bad boys) works very fast and it takes advantage of the non vigilance and lack of knowledge of Internet users (ourselves)! It is not only security software that can help secure and protect our computers , but first we must know how to use them too!

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Well yes, that’s us, the users of our computers (whereby smartphones and tablets are ALSO computers…) and the Internet, who are responsible and who will be more accountable in the future! .

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===> A “CLICK” solution, as with a remote control at home, does not exist and never will be invented to ensure 100% security. <===

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Anyway, a 100% security does not exist and is an illusion!

This new mass media (computers & Internet) is not only indomitable with the technique, but also with vigilance and knowledge necessary to use the software (programs) security!

===> It is up on us to learn how to use those software and learn to be vigilant! <===

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Well yes, we have no choice. It is not enough to use this technical tool and believe that everything works perfectly, but this “toy” (Internet), which is not but most people believe that it is one, is intelligent and it grows at an incredible rate.

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It is a “toy” that lives, it is a virtual world for which we are responsible. WE copy ourselves into this world with all our merits and shortcomings!

Internet is the mirror of morality in our society! Does this make YOU think and reflect? I hope, may be then you will understand how the Internet really works?

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My FREE courses about Cyber-Security are on the server of the Ministry Of Education in Luxembourg (Europe).

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L’auteur Gust MEES est membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEE-SECURE, 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 ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEE-SECURE, 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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Digital Citizenship And ALSO Its Terminology

Digital Citizenship And ALSO Its Terminology

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Digital Citizenship And ALSO Its Terminology

When WE want to share OUR thoughts on a global view with OTHERS, who have a different mentality (and that is for sure…), different culture (that is for sure also), different laws (that again is also for sure)  WHEN WE talk about Digital-Citizenship on a global view WE must know that there are a lot of different definitions about it who are dependent on which continent (and country also) one is living! Sounds strange, BUT it is a fact, especially when one is involved on Social-Media (Twitter and Facebook), where outside Europe ===> Internet-Safety, Cyber-Security and Privacy <=== are NOT that much considered! The same ALSO, in general, the TERMINOLOGY of Cyber-Security isn’t really understood by most of people, Educators and Teachers especially…

In my humble opinion, it doesn’t help a lot to speak about something (whatever it would be…) by NOT knowing the TERMINOLOGY, so let us start with that first, please. WE will have a look on an Infographic to explain… By The Way: this is THE BEST Infographic I actually know and it is from EDUDEMIC! A website to bookmark and to follow on Social-Media as well 😉 .

Digital-Citizenship-infographic-EDUDEMIC-BEST1 Click image OR this link  ===> http://www.edudemic.com/teaching-students-digital-citizenship-skills/ <=== .

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Terminology

Chat iconSo, let us come back to the Terminology, please. MOST of the employed Terminology is already well known by most users, BUT especially Privacy, Internet-Safety and Cyber-Security are a bit seen as “StepChildren” in Education and THAT shouldn’t be as THEY are a part of 21st Century MUST have knowledge, excuse-me please 😉 WE need to give OUR kids the BEST Education while working and learning with BYOD and any connected device to the internet! We as TEACHING persons don’t have the right to be CHERRY-PICKERS, so as every medal has its reverse WE MUST show that side ALSO to OUR learners, kids, students! THAT is OUR RESPONSIBILITY!

The “Operating System” (OS) doesn’t matter at ALL, they ALL have vulnerabilities and need care, such as “OS Updates” (Windows, Mac, Linux and others…), Browser Updates, Third Party Updates (ALL installed programs on the computer…), and of course special protections such as Anti-Virus, Firewall and Anti-Malware!

SO… To let YOU know about those vulnerabilities, please, have a look here:

So… As there is SO MUCH to know and to understand, let us try to section it by TOPICS…


Privacy

To make it as short as possible with words in this blog, I invite YOU to visit my curation about it where YOU will find ALSO a lot of Infographics which YOU can use in YOUR class.There are a huge amount of it, so make YOUR choice, please. Meanwhile check the video below, who explains very well…

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Internet Safety

Here again, there are so many resources online, where I invite YOU first to check the Infographic below, please, and ALSO to check my curation about the best value articles.

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Image credit and article ===> http://dashburst.com/infographic/childproof-internet/ <===

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Cyber Security

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Final Word

community-jpegI wanted to make this blog post a short one, BUT NO WAY, I couldn’t. Anyway YOU have NOW a page where YOU will find a maximum on selected, valuable information available on YOUR finger tips, use it wisely 😉 As any of my blog posts it will get updated (surely…) as quick as I get a new insight and or ideas…

BTW: One can’t explain shortly WHAT life is, so NEITHER one can’t give ALL the necessary advice to become a Digital-Citizen, ===> it’s an eternal adapting process! <===

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Stay tuned for next posts and new adventures in Education 😉 . .

Keywords which I need to create this post to remind me and which are a hint for YOU to THINK deeper: BYOD, Privacy, eCitizen, digcit, Digital Citizenship, Infographics, Curation, blogs, Terminology, Cyber-Security, Internet-Safety, Spam, Malware, Cyber-Hygiene, car, immatriculation plate, black windows on the car, could become a long post???, different countries-different meanings, quality, selective articles, EDUDEMIC, my Curation about…, connecting it with already existing posts, if ideas are going too far-creating NEW post, updating, publishing even if NOT that felt finished otherwise NEVER finishing it…

Got the message? 😉

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Contributions From OUR Authors On An Interactive Worldmap

Contributions From OUR Authors On An Interactive Worldmap

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WHERE Do OUR Authors Originate From? Find Out On This Interactive WorldMap

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Multicultural & MultiAuthors On Global SocialMedia Education

Click the image, please, and YOU will get directed to the ThingLink page where YOU can use it with ALL of its interactive possibilities.

Once YOU have clicked the image and being directed to the ThingLink page, hover your mouse over the image, you will see some spots, direct your mouse pointer to those spots and read the message. You can also click on those spots and you will get directed to the authors blog contribution.

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Meanwhile I profit from it to show and present YOU also my ThingLink image about “Learning the basics of Cyber-Security” ===> https://www.thinglink.com/scene/296377469991124993 <===

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Hover your mouse over the image, you will see some spots, direct your mouse pointer to those spots and read the message. You can also click on those spots and you will get directed to my free IT-Security courses in English. By using this new “rich media technology” it is possible to create a course space with only one image!

SO… Certainly NOW YOU are curious about that FREE service which ThingLink provides and I encourage YOU to visit my curation about it here, to find out more on How-To in Education:

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Keywords as  reminder for me to create this blog post: ThingLink, WorldMap, interactive, interlinking, crossborder, crossknowledge,

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Updated Twitter Knowledge

Updated Twitter Knowledge

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Follow Up With From WHY This Blog Started

This blog started through a discussion on Twitter, see screenshot below please, to understand better…

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Social-Media adventures

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OK, I took THAT challenge and I started this blog with some people TOGETHER, where first post was this one ===> Introduction To Global Education And Social-Media <=== followed by Pippa’s blog post ===> I Think Therefore I Blog <===. 

There were more blog posts published later, this one should have to come out earlier, but due to time problems and arrangements on who will make what, it took a bit longer before publishing… I should have been responsible ONLY for creating the blog and Pippa should have to create the Google Drive Spread Sheet (OLD Google docs…). BUT, Pippa asked me to create also the Google Spread Sheet, because of time problems, fair enough, which (as I have the necessary time…) did also then… SO, here it is now and the Google Drive Spread Sheet is prepared ALSO, but actually ONLY on personal invite by email to elaborate it before making it public… Preparation is a MUST when sharing it on a global audience…

Find below a screenshot of the prepared  Google Drive Spread Sheet and have a deep look on it, please, to understand the WHY behindThank YOU. When WE are sharing on Social Media WE must be aware that OUR audience is broad and and that WE have to deal ALSO with different generations and cultures, it is NOT so easy, BUT possible 😉 WE need to understand and to try to take care of the Global Sensitivity (thanks Pippa for that word…)…

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Global Sensitivity on Social-Media

Click on image to enlarge it and to read it, please…

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Deep-THINKing about the said above: when WE publish and share on the internet, especially on Social-Media, WE can’t choose OUR audience (WE can restrict, BUT…)! Every body WHO wants to read it, will do so; so WE have to take care about that situation 😉 WHEN WE go out in public places such as bars, cafés, Pubs, WE can choose with whom WE discuss and WE can choose ALSO mostly the place, BUT NOT with the internet as anyone has access to what WE are publishing! 

So, when WE have to create a tweet, WE are mostly restricted with the 140 (120) characters, right? That’s WHAT most people think, BUT WE have the possibility to give a reply to OURSELVES as well and ALSO to mention in a tweet that there will be some more tweets to follow, please check screenshot below who explains…

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Professional Development 2 posts

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Do YOU think that it is ONLY me who is using Twitter on a professional way!? Check below and learn then from THEM 😉

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As YOU see it is possible, so NO excuses anymore to publish abbreviations that on a global view can confuse some cultures and generations, use it please, thank YOU 😉 This is ALSO quality publishing

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For readers interested about the link of “Professional Development” above in the screenshot, please visit it here:

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Keywords for me as a reminder to create this blog post: 140 characters, Twitter, Social Media, comfort zone, lazy, quality, quantity, global understanding, misunderstanding, culture, generations, Professional Development…

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WHY Is It A MUST To Have Basics Knowledge Of Cyber-Security In A Connected Technology World!?

WHY Is It A MUST To Have Basics Knowledge Of Cyber-Security In A Connected Technology World!?

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Introduction

It was already mentioned in my blog post ===> Authors Toolbox For Writing And Sharing <=== WHAT the tools are WE can use to to be sure that WE share ONLY stuff which is NOT infected with malware. In this blog post WE go for deeper THINKING and WE will learn WHY WE SHOULD do so 😉


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Cyber-Security And Privacy Knowledge As Skills In The 21st Century Are NOT Yet Enough Taught And Present, WHY!?

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userfredericmoser01Did YOU realize already that WE are living in the 21st Century and that WE nearly ALL are using the so called NEW TECHNOLOGIES, the internet, the smartphone(s), laptops, computerstablets, household goods who are connected to the internet, and this on a daily base!? Did YOU ever started THINKING about such consequences concerning YOUR Privacy and vulnerability to Cyber-Security!? As far as I know, from practice while talking to people, most people are NOT as nobody has given them advice, NOR were they taught about it in schools, and there is the problem!

In the digital age, as WE are living NOW in it, WE MUST learn on a daily base to adapt to its very quick change! Education can’t follow with that as it is and was almost years behind… It needs to have a ===> RETHINK <=== to catch up!

SO… By knowing this and accepting it ALSO (the most difficult, BUT…) WE would be good advised for learning on a daily base to get the MOST out of necessary knowledge and skills to give OUR kids the BEST Education possible, an ===> Up-To-Date <=== knowledge, a knowledge who isn’t ONLY a cherry-picked knowledge, BUT a knowledge who includes ALSO Privacy and Cyber-Security as also skills!

The future is also that any device, even in the household, will be connected to the internet. It is called “The Internet Of Things” and as with any NEW technical stuff, it brings risks and vulnerabilities

MOST of people don’t realize the importance of privacy, especially for Cyber-Security and Identity Theft, check the video below who explains very good, please.

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After watching the video YOU certainly are surprised and hopefully also willing to learn a bit more, it is actually NOT that difficult as most people think.


Who’s To Blame For Cyber-Security problems!?

Surveys from professional companies are NOW ALSO showing that Cyber-Security is OUR ALL responsibility, check below, please…

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Check the full article here, please:

To start with learning, I would suggest YOU to read my blog about it first:

I invite YOU also to read the following articles and curation, to learn more:

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The Internet Of Things

For pretty much anyone in the Western world, the Internet is not only ubiquitous, it’s practically inescapable. Between phones, tablets, PCs, game consoles, televisions and set-top boxes, the Internet exists in every corner of our lives. Almost. In the wake of this year’s CES, we’re hearing louder than ever that the future is “The Internet of Things,” everyday devices equipped with sensors and connectivity to work together, understand what we’re doing, and operate automatically to make our lives easier.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/heck-internet-things-dont-yet/#ixzz2rVrjYhOf
Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook

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Check out also my curation about it and read the articles to find out what “The Internet Of Things” is, please…

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Internet Of Things

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The Dangers And Vulnerabilities Of  The Internet Of Things

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Same procedure again, read my curation about it to find out, it is THE easiest way to get aware of the existing dangers and to get convinced about that LEARNing about Cyber-Security is a MUST…

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Click image OR follow this link ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

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Additional And Informative Stuff

programmerman-animatedBelow YOU will find some Tweets which I posted, related to this Topic of Cyber-Security and who will give YOU also an overview on How-To YOU could create Tweets (Posts) on Social-Media Twitter. YOU may use them, BUT please give credit to me as I was its creator, thanks 😉

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#THINK global ===> #act global <=== #CyberSecurity is a MUST as WHEN WE are ONLINE WE are already #surfing #2gether on THE #DataHIGHWAY 😉

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#Naivety in the Digital Age? http://wp.me/p20Rwv-u4 

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Do YOU realize WHAT’s happening in the #VirtualWorld!? #EdChat

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Like in #RealWorld YOU need #1stAidKit & #Safety WHEN using tools, SO ALSO in #VirtualWorld! #EdTechChat #InternetSafety #CyberSecurity 1/2

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2/2 Using tools in #VirtualWorld WE need ALSO #1stAidKit which is #Protection #Antivirus as well as #InternetSafety #knowledge! #EdTechChat

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By analogy, anyone who selects only the data that appeals to them and supports their personal view or theory is called a cherry picker. SO… WHEN using #BYOD #EdTech tools #iWHATEVER #Apps ===> #LEARNing & #TEACHing about #CyberSecurity & #Privacy is a MUST! <===

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NEW #Technology gives YOU the possibility 2 SHOW UP as… BUT its a dreaming world! DON’T loose the #REALITY 😉 Do YOU got #Maturity!??? InternetSafety existing but NOT for adults, seniors… MUST get updated and created .

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That’s WHAT #Teachers #EDUcators are today, DON’T see #REALITY ===> The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle <=== #EDUcators .

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WHEN #Researchers #EDUcators #TEACHers are relating #CyberSecurity to #software ===> #BackToSchool with THEM!

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Please #Update YOUR #knowledge WE need 2 #RETHINK how WE are using #ICT #Technology #EdTech #iWHATEVER #Apps as WE do it unconsciously MOSTLY without #Responsibility#EDU

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WE MUST #RETHINK #HowTo use #ICT #Technology #EdTech #iWHATEVER #Apps as WE use unconsciously MOSTLY without #Responsibility#CyberSecurity

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WE have to prepare OUR children a safe internet… #EDUcation SHOULD lead learners 4 the #FUTURE, BUT actionnaly is a #Century behind, especially its #LEADERS ===> #LeaderShip #CyberSecurity

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Remember these words ===> #Responsibility & #NotYET <== as a guide 2 GO a step FURTHER as #preparation 4 THE #FUTURE of OUR #Kids 😉

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog:

RETHINK, habits, bidirectional, 2 way, technology in 21st Century, connected, household goods, internet of things, BYOD, EDU, teachers and educators role, teachers create other professions, NO HALF-BAKED KNOWLEDGE, NO GADGETS MENTALITY, NOT ONLY a software problem,”Critical-Thinking, Proactive-Thinking, community sharing, Twitter Chat, Life-Long-Learning, MORAL, ETHICS, PRIVACY, Maturity, naivety, Zeitgeist, Smart Homes, wearables, Augmented Reality, ..

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Will get updated often, as I have to publish it one day, otherwise I would NEVER finish it!

 

 

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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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You are very welcome to give me new ideas, would be appreciated! Stay tuned for next blog(s) 😉

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Authors Toolbox For Writing And Sharing

Authors Toolbox For Writing And Sharing

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Writing Today On Blogs Is Also Sharing Links And About Basics Knowledge Of Cyber-Security

sharing iconWhen WE work together on collaboration, and ALSO when WE as authors are posting, WE are also sharing files, photos and links, right!? BUT how to be sure that WE share ONLY stuff which is NOT infected with malware!? It’s OUR RESPONSIBILITY to present to the OTHERS ONLY secure stuffotherwise their devices could get infected, so let’s start below to find out on How-To. It’s actually very easy…

It certainly would happen ALSO that WE are confronted with technical words about Cyber-Security and Internet-Safety which whom WE are NOT familiar, right? That is WHY I have added on this blog, on the right hand side navigation menu, some useful ONLINE tools which WE can use to UPDATE the filter between OUR two ears (called also brain) 😉

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SANS IT-Security GLOSSARY

Click the image to access the FREE service OR this link ===> http://www.sans.org/security-resources/glossary-of-terms/ <===

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This is what YOU would see, it is easy, use it, please 😉

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That GLOSSARY would be a great HELP for YOU, use it please, thx.


Secure Surfing Behavior And Sharing Behavior

THUMBS-UPOne can’t trust any web site and any content published on Internet, don’t be naive! It’s the same as on real world, there are bad guys and good guys, but how to find out? My favorite FREE Software to make me my Online Life easier and more secure as they show me which web sites are trustworthy and which web sites I shouldn’t visit at all because they are malicious and could infect my computer is McAfee SiteAdvisor!!! But don’t forget also, there is and never will be a 100% security!

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Don’t FORGET to read ALSO my blog post who explains in detail:

Concerning this blog, YOU will get provided on the right hand side navigation menu bar with the FREE link of WOT (Web Of Trust), which I recommend strongly to install, BEST would be together with McAfee SiteAdvisor together (that works perfectly, NO problem of interference…).

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WOT (Web Of Trust)

Click the image to access the FREE service OR this link ===> https://www.mywot.com/ <===

NOW, after having installed those two FREE services YOU can surf much more relaxed without fearing to share malicious links.


A Bit More About Internet-Safety – OUR Behavior On The Internet

sharing iconBehavior on the internet is similar to OUR behavior in the real world; WE are copying OURSELVES with OUR character into the virtual world… Therefore it is important to know about how WE are acting and especially on how the bad boys are profiting from it, OH YES, THEY DO!!! WE need to accept that NOT everything is positive on the internet! WE need to learn about NOT being anymore on NAIVETY status!

I will hurt again some with my last phrase, BUT sorry, REALITY must get accepted 😉 Living in a NEW world (BTW: it isn’t different in the Real-World…), the Virtual-World, WE are like NEW born and WE need to learn a lot to not get fooled by the bad boys and by OURSELVES, especially when being Teachers and Educators! WHY especially Teachers and Educators!? Simple reason is: WE as teaching persons can’t forward OUR knowledge when WE don’t have a lot, right!? SO… It’s up to us to learn on a maximum to know what are the dangers of the internet, to know BEST (complete) resources to learn from,to understand them, to change OUR attitudes, and to forward that knowledge to OUR STUDENTS with OUR pedagogical background. WE, as teaching persons are responsible for the future!

I invite YOU to read the following articles and curation, to learn more:

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Gust MEESL’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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PKM – Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management

PKM – Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management

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How-To Manage The Mass Of Information WE Encounter Each Day?

When WE use Social-Media, especially Twitter, lots of users know already about a PLN (Personal [Professional] LEARNing Network) and through it WE get a MASS of information on a daily base. So, not easy at all when people don’t know how-to organize that information

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Well, it is actually NOT that difficult when people are Up-To-Date with THEIR Professional Development and learned already about Curation! YES, I am mentioning again and again Professional Development (hate me for that…)… Curation is ALREADY around for at least 4-5 years (2014) and especially pushed trough to the Social-Media scene the last three years!!! SO, if YOU NEVER heard about it YOU know NOW how much YOU are behind with YOUR Professional Development, about time THEN to catch UP 😉

SO… NOW seriously, how can WE get to the point that WE are ready on a daily base to stock, on an intelligent way, ALL the lived information flow, which WE can use later wisely??? The filter situated between OUR two ears (called ALSO brain) doesn’t memorize such BIG DATA, very rare are such persons… So WE have to use some tools, right!?

There are different tools and Apps existing, such as Diigo, Zite, and much more, BUT there is ALSO Curation. And my personal favorite is Curation, especially ===> Scoop.it. <===


What Is Curation?

Check the image below, please, who explains it very well.

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content curation

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BUT, WHY and HOW do I use Curation for my PKM (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management)?

Content Curation gives me the freedom to OWN my learning, through well chosen sources on the internet, and by giving them the right “Tags” it allows me to find the sources easily back later. BUT first of all I read the articles before I curate them, so I learn through the reading and as more often I do this as BETTER my brain gets trained to understand very quickly!

First I was wondering about this new trend and was not sure what to do with it, but after some research on Internet about it I found out that curation to me is the best way to collect articles which I select through quality criteria, which I can archive under different topics and which I find easily back through the “Tags”, as the “Tags” play the role of a table of content. For a Life-Long-Learner like me curation is like a treasure of knowledge and information that is getting shared through the online community. Through curation one has the possibility to FREE online learning and through sharing it to create a community with the same interests. Curation could also save people of same interests a lot of time and provides them with valuable content which could get used to link back to them in written articles, blogs, web sites and social media sites. Also one learns from each other in the curation community as one has the possibility to follow interesting curation.

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See ALSO this on a practical example, check out please my curation below.

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Curation of Gust MEES

Click image please, or this link ===> http://www.scoop.it/webwizard <===

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This said, Curation for me, as a Life-Long-Learner, is a great PKM solution! BUT, let us ALSO show WHAT others published about PKM, please check my curation about it below.

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PKM

Click image please, or this link ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PKM <===

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As WE were talking about the “Tags” in Curation, the above screenshot and link is issued through my “Tags” in my curation, where here below a screenshot about it…

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Tags and PKM in curation

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SO, probably NOW YOU will have some brain-food to get occupied with it 😉 Use it wisely!

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Stay tuned for next blog posts and NEW adventures in Social-Media Education 😉

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Keywords necessary for the creation of this blog: PLN, PKM,organization, curation, RSS feeds, Diigo, Information management, time management, RebelMouse,

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