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Inspirations for teachers how to implement the PapillonMethod in any digital text.

The PapillonMethod combines the content of the GOLD DUST adventure directly to the Internet and generates by adding about 124 topics (in the form of keywords), 752 cross-curricular educational links, 170 highly qualified educational videos a dynamic widely interlinked knowledge world, imparted in an emotional, vivid and understandable way.

Enjoy the fantasy adventure GOLD DUST as an application example. All topics (keywords) and links are suggestions that you can change and show how the PapillonMethod works. The educational links revolve around a topic and illuminate it in all of its depth. The flexible content is subject to constant change. That means more content, more context and more fun.--Papillon 18:10, 7 January 2013 (UTC)--Papillon 12:10, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Important: It is not necessary to read the entire page. The chapters on this page accompany the chapter which you are currently working inside the Internet Book (UTC) --Papillon 10:36, 6 January 2013 (UTC) --Papillon 13:08, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

The Internet book GOLD DUST is written under an open license [1] and gives everyone the freedom to use or modify the material to suit his or her own needs.


welcome :)

Hello Papillon, and Welcome to the OLPC wiki!

I hope you enjoy browsing and want to stay. As a first step, you may wish to read our introduction.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at my talk page — I'm happy to help. Or, you can ask your question at the main talk page.

Good luck, and have fun. ----Sj talk 10:08, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Hello Sj, thank you for your introduction and welcome to the Online Schoolbook “GOLD DUST. Papillon 17:16, 14 December 2008 (UTC), Papillon 12:22, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Author and Conceptual Explanations

I’m the author of the “PapillonMethod” and creator of the online schoolbook "GOLD DUST". My name is Hardyna Vedder. Based on the idea of writing a childrens book a study project developed [2]. Thirst for knowledge and interest in topics taken from literature, history, philosophy, art, as well as openness for science, environmental topics and new media have influenced the development of the Online Schoolbook GOLD DUST.

This project is the result of many years development work. It includes:

Fantasy Story „GOLD DUST” [3]

Online Schoolbook „GOLD DUST” [4]

"Papillon" [“Butterfly”] educational concept [5]

Project study [6]

Testing the model project successfull in practice [7] at the Ellen-Key Grammar School in Berlin [8]

Expert report from the Berlin Technical University [9] with regard [10]

Einstein21 – The great dynamic book of inspiration, where imagination meets reality - interactive, interlinked, transferable to all digital texts, updateable and adapted to the 21st Century [11]

Online Platform – Learning in the 21st century [12]

Since 2007 Papillon participates in the educational project “One Laptop per Child". --Papillon 12:48, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

My native language is German. Please feel free to correct my English and give me your feedback and comments. I’m happy to answer your questions.

Now I want to introduce the "PapillonMethod" and present what is possible with this emotional and simply concept.

Here are some hints and thoughts, to explore the Online Schoolbook GOLD DUST - a new system of education on the basis of ancient wisdom and modern research. Try it out and invite curiosity and hunger for knowledge in the classroom. Conditions of Use:Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

By using the PapillonMethod learners get a mix from structur (text of the virtual world) and freedom (Internet).

Why imparting knowledge through narration?

The answer lies in the way the brain works: we remember things better when more than one sense is involved. That is particularly true when it comes to stories rather than simple informational documents. What has no emotional coloring is easily forgotten. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Children love stories. This makes knowledge transfer as simple and effective. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Why very distantly related links?

Analog view of a topic does not encourage thinking in contexts. Making thoughts more flexible also helps, to get closer to the solution of a problem. A wide, cross-subject education and cross-border thinking challenges children to ask questions, show curiosity and to change their perspectives. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

If someone is not interested in a topic, he will find it difficult to learn. PapillonMethod therefore arouses curiosity in interesting cross-curricular themes and opens the door to the internet. Behind every door students can find a surprise, against one's expectations. Surprise is a positive emotion. Neuroscientists are of the opinion that positive emotions support the learning process. An information may be better absorbed, noticed and be reproduced. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

The learning clicks represent a unique and innovative form of conveying knowledge. They are the result of an intensive combined achievement. Text and learning clicks are so tightly interwoven so that both elements can develop their effect as just one unit. However, the goal is not to link the text in general but rather how the text is linked. That is what is special about it. Links without story-based text don't work in such great manner we have learned in our praxis tests. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

The teacher uses the links specifically for knowledge transfer. He determines the kind of content, standards of education or skills that should be transported. The teacher's role is changing. He gives the direction and orientation, while the Internet is the classroom and the student works independently. Later Students find their own favorite themes, discover them with links, create their own knowledge planets and add they to the story.

Learning clicks are variable and can be adapted to the age group. Younger students approaching the subject playful. Older students work with demanding sources of outstanding quality.--Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

We must ask ourselves: what should our children learn and what values we want to give them. Topics close to society's heart. Therfore all keywords and educational links are variable and suggestions and are subject to constant change. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Internet literacy

is impossible without a minimum level of personal experience in dealing with the technology. Where young people can acquire these skills? A fortuitous result of activities in their leisure time, or all systematically in school? Although we live in a media society children often do not know how to deal appropriately with the media. Through the support of the teacher, the children learn to distinguish important from the unimportant, genuine from spurious. And what about information overload? My suggestion, learn how to google. It makes a difference what keywords I type in the search engine, in order to achieve the best result. --Papillon 19:31, 29 December 2012 (UTC)


Education Level: K-12

  • The PapillonMethod enables learning with imagination [13] and time to deepen a topic from different perspectives. --Papillon 19:53, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  • The preoccupation with the key words (the penetration into the depth central themes) pays for itself in an acceleration of apprehension, and not only during school but for the entire life.--Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Particularly suitable for team- and project work. The role of the teacher is being transformed. He is providing the direction and ensures the point of reference while the Internet becomes the learning space and the student can work independently.--Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Due to the switch between digital and traditional work methods, the productive capacity to reflect and the joy the students experience from experimentation as well as the ability to critically assess the media are stimulated and promoted. Unique learning success becomes possible in this sense by combining technical affinity and the desire to read.

Concepts which combine what is information with creative methods of thinking and working boost the attention and motivation of the students and open up new ways from the to express themselves and create. The fairytale establishes the self-imposed delay between the onset of desire and its eventual fulfilment which can be increased through interaction. The desire for learning is awakened.--Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 1: Phantasos

Keyword : earth

How to discover "earth" cross-disciplinary? Begin the topics as often as you can with emotional videos (YouTube). So you immediately arouse interest and curiosity. The use of videos promoting clarity and understandability. Introducing TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing, TEDEd learning materials After that imparting knowledge about the links. Let the students look on the subject from different perspectives, as an island which they circumambulate.

Example: Topic Eearth:

Astronomy 1 2 3 4

Definition earth 5

Geography 6

Geology 7 8

One-Planet Future 9 101112 13

Different Cultures [14] [15] The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online. With a team of dedicated engineers, Google is building tools that make it simple to tell the stories of our diverse cultural heritage and make them accessible worldwide. --Papillon 21:50, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

A wide, cross-subject education and cross-border thinking challenges children to ask questions, show curiosity and to change their perspectives. "Children must be given the opportunity to view a certain aspect from different perspectives. This is how they learn the same content in all of its complexity and learn in the process that different perspectives can result in different assessments. Prof. Wassilios Fthenakis [16]--Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Worth sharing: YouTube for Schools: Join the Global Classroom Scoolube --Papillon 17:40, 3 January 2013 (UTC)--Papillon 20:48, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: listlessly like a wilting leaf

Introduce new interdisciplinary areas and foster dialogue with science: Chronobiology [17] "Chrono" pertains to time and "biology" pertains to the study, or science, of life.

Chapter 2: The Gold Hat Officials

Keyword Nubia

Nubia was always important for Egypt, because from Nubia came the gold. Ancient Gold of the Nile

There is more behind the links than students expect, meaning that the effect of the Internet to amaze and astound can be used for learning success. The learner is surprised that even the most comical ideas from the fantasy story can find an equivalent in reality.

For example: Nubia is not only a fantastic name, Nubia was an ancient high culture

Keyword: the official for good thoughts

Theme: how one comes to good thoughts... ...when you emulate successful people, if you take part, when you are interested in science, if you ask why, when you play, when you help, if you are curious in new media, when you hear music, when you leran languages and so on...

Keyword: time

Theme: The Theory of Relativity

The relativity theory is an abstract and dry issue, difficult to understand... The pictorial representation of complex scientific content promotes general understanding and allows a bridge between teachers and learners. [18] Well-researched multimedia content contributes significantly to the intelligibility [19]

The student can repeat the content until he has completely understood the topic. This method of conveying knowledge is not feasible in regular instruction and has a decisive advantage: Gifted students are no longer bored because they understand the material very quickly and those who are less gifted no longer have a reason to interrupt the class because they are not following the learning material. Everyone can process the instructional materials according to his or her own aptitude. Strong and weak students will be promoted together.

Keyword: towers

Dynamic Architecture: Rotating Tower

The boundries of architecture are new defined: Buildings are now able to change their shape and be part of environment.--Papillon 18:53, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 3: The Twinkling Lantern

Keyword: Gordian Knot, mentioned in subtitle

The Gordian Knot is a legend of Phrygian Gordium associated with Alexander the Great. It is often used as a metaphor for an intractable problem solved by a bold stroke ("cutting the Gordian knot") [20] Today there are to solve many Gordian knots, for example: in family and personal life, in a moderate ecological lifestyle, in the evolution of human consciousness... According to their age and experience, students can learn to philosophize about the most pressing issues of our time... A good topic for team- and project work in which the Internet provides a treasure trove of material.

Are you on Pinterest? How do you use it in your classroom? In the Classroom Students can set up boards for projects [21]--Papillon 21:38, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: Root

Another example how to impart knowledge interlinked? Here the topic "Root": Students learn all about the topic "roots" interdisciplinary:

in the biological sense, [22] [23] [24] [25]

our astronomical roots [26]

our family [27] [28]

and historical roots [29] [30] [31] [32]

Let the students dive in as deep as possible in the thematical focus and see the theme as a vast network of tree roots, that everything connects to everything else.

Keyword: place in life

You've got to find what you love, that's the question of your life. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Examples: Links from the fairytale refer to the selection of a career, on how to get good ideas. Those in later semesters can be guided from fairytale to the theory of relativity, evolution, nanotechnology and ethics. Complex learning content is shown on web pages in a simple and easy-to-follow manner in a film or in an interaction. That is the great advantage of the Internet compared to the static imparting of knowledge. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: water

Water is a complex system. Every drop of water is a sensitive part of global water system that fullfill many tasks. Here is an example of very useful learning-link, that represent the potential of the Internet for international learning: Water as an universal, international topic. [33] [34] Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids’ Staff [35] Open Ocean [36]

The work of modern researchers create the grandiose knowledge of tomorrow. For example: Chewang Norphel. He has found a way to create artificial glaciers. If they melt in the summer, Norphels artificial glaciers supply the farmers with life-giving water. In dry regions ice is worth a fortune. [37]

Keyword: I don't know what I want

Students are in search of their identity. To find out his own interest, the Internet can support generously, because it is full of positive examples and suggestions how to learn mathematics, languages, biology, etc Khan Academy. On YouTube are many useful things to find. One can learn dance, sing, draw or play an instrument. This is the real power of the Internet. Every village is connected with the world's knowledge. Most content for free for the benefit of all. --Papillon 20:06, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 4: A fateful Birthday

Keyword: baroque

Baroque is also known as the era of stage and finds his glorious climax at the court of Louis XIV. Elements of staging we find in the Media-Society of the 21st Century, for example election campaign, product advertising, fashion,Harry Potter as a brand, etc. Why not education to stage? --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

World history videos make history alive. Bring history to life with fascinating videos and interactive content. Examples: History Channel[38] Discovery Channel[39] you tube [40] BBC [41] National Geographic [42] --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

To arouse interest in a subject, I suggest starting with a video. The student is emotionally addressed, his attention is aroused. After this are the facts and at the end stands the presentation of the choosen topic by students. --Papillon 20:23, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 6: The Messenger from Heaven

Keyword: I'm curious ..... and everything interests me...

Curiosità. Curiosità is an "insatiably curious approach to life and unrelenting quest for continuous learning". Great minds have one characteristic in common: they continuously ask questions [43] throughout their lives. Leonardo's endless quest for truth and beauty clearly demonstrates this.

How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci [44] [45] [46]

The Divine Michelangelo [47]

Be creative, be "Einstein", be a great explorer. „I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein How to Be Creative [48] How to Become a Young Inventor [49]

Students to make curious in lessons is mission of innovative content concepts to reduce the rate of school failure. PapillonMethod is such a solution concept. By linking real and virtual learning environments Internet becomes the classroom and passion for learning awakened. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: Wind

We must ask ourselves: what should our children learn and what values we want to give them. What topics are in the 21 Century really important? Renewable energy, climate change... How to save energy [50] --Papillon 19:26, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 7: The Unfulfilled Wish

The Papillon method is able to bind students permanently to the subject matter and to deal self-motivated with the individual topics we have learned in our lessons.

Why: Topics are global and essential. Learning material is interactive and can promote interest in complicated scientific subjects.


Keyword: Sun

Sun [51] Interactive Universe [52] Solar Energy [53]

Solar In the Schools - Solar Car Race [54] --Papillon 19:26, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 8: Lilies or Airhead

Keyword: Push

How would you resolve conflicts? [55] How to deal with someone in school who hates you for no apparent reason? [56]

Conflict management is a key skill for all successful long-term relationships. [57]

Other people to tolerate and endure, is a big theme and a question of social competence.

Conflict Resolution [58]

Tolerance is the ability to accept other points of view without giving up one's own point.

Discuss opposites is particularly in cross-cultural context a prerequisite for peaceful coexistence.

Non-Violence [59]

The surest way to defeat your enemy is to become his friend.. ... Wisdom --Papillon 20:12, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 9: In the Valley of Tears

Keyword: four virtues

Virtues [60] [61][62] are more basic than values. All cultures honour virtues. [63] Discover the strategies for applying them in your daily life.[64] [65]

Keyword: Justitia

open access to knowledge is an example of social justice [66] [67] [68] Originally knowledge had its price. Now the availability of information is no longer restricted by high costs. Open access to cost-free information makes it possible for a wide public to have access to unlimited global knowledge.

What does it mean to teach for social justice? [69]

Keyword: Fortitudo

Teaching courage to kids [70]

"It may surprise you to know that children's books often raise deep philosophical issues and that children love to think about them. This website contains all the materials that you need to lead philosophy discussions with your students.” [71]

Top Sites in Philosophy for Children [72] --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Fairytales convey a simple basic thought: A good character makes you beautiful. It is exactly the right format to spin a yarn about the great questions of life. Let you inspire by the magical world of the GOLD DUST story. --Papillon 10:40, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Forgotten issue philosophy Let us bring the forgotten subject philosophy in our awareness. Philosophy promotes important skills such as critical thinking in a reflective and analytical way. No doubt, the richness of philosophical thought can be transferred to everyday subjects.

Philosophy for children [73]

"I feel strongly that our culture is debased because there is not enough deep reflection." Stanford philosophy Professors Ken Taylor [74] [75] --Papillon 20:12, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 10: Energy Spheres

Keyword: Swan

This story you could tell the students about Susan Boyle, the black swan:[76]

Once upon a time a poor girl, who lived in a filthy house and everybody called her only "Susan Simple". But Susan had had a big dream and one day, when a half of her life already passed away, she got a chance. Bravely she stepped on stage and courageous she showed the world her best side. Then a wonder happened: from the black swan was a shining snow-white Swan, because Susan had a talent. You too have a talent. Discover it. If you have found it, tell us, how did you figure it out. There are numerous suggestions and inspirations on the various themes in this book. With any luck, someone will find his passion, a vocation or profession. --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: Gold Dust

GOLD Dust reflects our dreams, desires and hopes, our yearning and virtues, our good side. Gold Dust is irreplaceable, because it is the gold in us. What is really important for each of us and as valuable as gold dust? For example: every child needs a family and wants to be loved, go to school, live without fear, to be happy, in life find what everyone is looking... That would be a great topic for an essay.

What are the children's wishes for themselves, their families and friends, for their country, the world and the future? (no wars, feed the hungry, save the animals, protect the environment... be kind to each other, find love and friendship) --Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

In general I give you suggestions of educational links for beginner and advanced learner (younger and older students).--Papillon 17:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: Most important

Time which we spend together:

Majority of parents say children want more family time with more play time high on the wish list [77]

The Importance of Family Time [78] --Papillon 19:55, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 11: Dangerous Adventures

Keyword: trees

What is Project Learning Tree? Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for and by educators working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The program uses the forest as a "window" on the natural world, helping to focus awareness and knowledge of all aspects of the environment, and our place within it. PLT helps prepare students to make informed decisions about conservation practices and natural resource use by practicing problem solving and critical thinking skills. [79]

Trees bring both economic and environmental benefits to communities. They provide shade, habitat for wildlife, and help reduce noise and visual pollution. Trees add value to neighborhoods, mitigate runoff and erosion, and help reduce global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the air. [80]

Keyword: change

Yes, we can change our attitude. For the good of our planet, to our environment, our family, our own... "Change" can also be seen in the eternal cycle of life. Without changing no new beginning. [81] [82]

This is a really big and important issue of our time. You can light it up from many perspectives. Project-teams develop different point of views [83] --Papillon 19:55, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: birds

How you can make from every simple general topic such as “birds” an advanced research? Span a wide arch of "environment" up to “twitter” (microblogging)

David Attenborough nature observations; a must-have-seen [84]

Access to the Crossing Boundaries curriculum, and a variety of opportunities for students to see scientific and environmental careers in action. [85]

Golden Bower Bird and global warming [86] birds that are symbolic [87] Bird songs [88] “twitter” (microblogging) [89]

Keyword: golden fleece

Background of the myth may be that the gold-rich Colchis, who later became Georgia in the Caucasus, sheepskins were used (and are) in order to wash gold from the rivers. It was assumed that the background of the Argonauts legend, the greed of the Greeks to the mineral resources of the Black Sea was. The rivers of the Caucasus have plenty of gold dust led: The local residents keep densely woolly sheepskins into the water, where the gold sand is catched. [90] --Papillon 18:18, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 12: The Gate of Illusion

Keyword: Gate

Gate, link 3 in chapter 12: please type in the search engine „gate“ and have a asian view. Suggestion: Discover a gate in your neighborhood, its history, architecture... Make pictures, search on you tube, be creative and work in a team.


The GATE program is structured to provide appropriate curricular and instructional services that support GATE student. The GATE Program provides gifted learners with qualitatively differentiated curriculum experiences; focusing on basic skills, higher level thinking, leadership, inquiry, problem-solving and creativity. [91] [92] [93]

Keyword: proportionate

Golden ratio: students measure each other's faces - eye relief, forehead height, mouth, calculate the relations - and seek real beauty on the example of the Mona Lisa.[94] Create math lessons lifelike to attract the students. And what excited teenager more as good looks? --Papillon 19:02, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 13: In the Land of the Clones

Keyword: Land of smiles

Different cultures, different meanings. Smiles across the world [95] Japanese culture is Silent Culture. A smile has various meanings. [96]

Keyword: Temple

religious buildings which serve as a place of worship or shrine. Temple in anatomy [97]

Keyword: Amphitheater

Gladiators: Heroes of the Roman Amphitheatre The ancient Romans are often seen as bringing civilisation to the western world, but they regarded the slaying of gladiators as a normal form of entertainment. Professor Kathleen Coleman describes what went on, and examines the society that accepted such barbarity without question. [98]--Papillon 19:02, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 14: The Three Days of Miracles

Keyword: enchanting melody

Music provides children with a means of self-expression and gives them a glimpse of other cultures. [99]

Keyword: Walking through the air

Grand Canyon - The Skywalk - extraordinary architecture and nature: It is, as if you walk in the sky. A place where people can fly with eagles. geography teaching[100]

Keyword: Farmyard

eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. [101]

Keyword: Clone

Cloning is a controversial topic. According to the age, students could have a debate Pro [102] and Con [103]

Keyword: Can be formed

"Give your children your love but not your thoughts." Wisdom

The whole chapter is a plea for the free development of personality. "A child is not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lit". [104]

Keyword: angels

Religion is one of the most emotional and powerful topics. We gave students the suggestion to present each other their religion. We also encouraged them, together to celebrate religious events [105] [106] and visit religious monuments: synagogue, church, mosque or temple. So students learn more about their neighbours religions, their similarities and to accept differences. They also have a better overview of the religions. With the understanding of other religions they are able to communicate better. Children must be given the opportunity to view a certain aspect from different perspectives. So they can see one aspect with different eyes and improve respect and tolerance.--Papillon 20:53, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 15: A Gray World Between

Keyword: each animal was food for another

Evolution games: Evolution Squared is a game in which you have to evolve. You start off as a small black square in the deep blue ocean but in the end you'll fly through space being on the top of the food chain! [107] [108]

Science music videos's Channel: This music video teaches about food chains and the pyramid of energy. Watch it a few times and you'll be completely on top of trophic levels and energy transfer.[109] --Papillon 18:46, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 16: Terror Birds

Keyword:Terror Birds

Terror Bird is not only imagination, he really lived 62million years ago.[110]

Keyword: True greatness

Gandhi and other fascinating personalities whose work was characterized by humaneness. .

Karlheinz Böhm devotes his life to aid Äthopien - an example for Citizens' Initiative.

The Golden Rule as the core of true human greatness.

Educating for Human Greatness deserves to become a strong voice at the table of our current debate on the future of education [111]

Keyword: The terror birds are even eating the sea empty

Theme: Overfishing

Plundering of the oceans as a consequence of poverty and greed, the demand is insatiable

Overfishing is an example of Gandhi's seven deadly sins : Pleasure without conscience.--Papillon 19:02, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 18: The Beginning of All Evil

Keyword: Lying, Cheating, Stealing

Theme: Life skills and ethical standards

Teachers told me that children can no longer distinguish between good and evil. Thus arose the idea to set a focus on this issue and to bring it into the public perception.

Sensational I find in this context the scientific evidence from Dan Ariely[112] Professor, Duke/MIT that the mere thought of a moral authority promotes honesty[113].

Some ideas to deepen the topic:

Lie, cheat and steal: high school ethics surveyed [114]

When nobody is looking [115]

Teens: Sometimes You Just Have to Lie, Cheat and Steal. Teens say lying doesn't make you unethical [116]

Encouraing kids to do right thing: Use books 'Read stories, particularly fairy tales, which tend to have moral messages,' says Dark, who works for Lyn Fry Associates, a consultancy that runs positive parenting courses.[117]

Therefore the GOLD DUST story is an important and valuable part of the project. Fairytales convey to us a magical world through which the children can easily distinguish between the rules and rituals of reality, good and evil. They are an appropriate means of evoking fantasy and creativity and thereby promote the moral and social competence to make judgments.

How to Teach Your Child Right from Wrong [118]

Social and Moral Education [119]

Encouraging your child's moral development [120] [121]--Papillon 20:34, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 19 : The Heads of the Evil Seven

Keyword: eye of evil

The Third Wave [122] The experiment demonstrates how easy it is still today to establish a dictatorship.--Papillon 20:34, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 20: The Dragon Throne

Keyword: Superbia - Pride

Superbia - Pride

begins harmless with superior attitude and conceit. Who only believes his own truth, that he is worth more than others rises to the Lord people, see Nazi Germany, torture and crimes are the result. Holocaust is the worst example of pride/superbia. Who feels like Lord people is not afraid to humiliate others. Pride ranging from bullying, exclusion of other people about abuse of power, to murder. "The dosage makes the poison."

Holocaust Remembrance Day [123][124], the Footprints for Hope Project, the initiative of the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme. [125] Hate among human beings did not fade away with the end of the Holocaust.[126] Lesson Plan: Anne Frank [127] --Papillon 21:03, 3 February 2013 (UTC) --Papillon 17:56, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

History Channel narrates in 7 episodes in a very vivid and philosophical manner how 7 deadly sins work and why they are much more destructive than every negative feeling. --Papillon 19:44, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 21: The Logic of Evil

You may think that the concept of deadly sins is a religious one and do not apply to you, but you may call them negative tendencies if you want. The fact is that you can find them in more or less intensity within most people. The root of most of our economical, political, cultural and personal problems lies in in universal principles, such as pride, anger, greed, envy.. Current examples to find is a good exercise to see the destructive power.

Keyword: IRA - Anger

Wrath/anger, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Wrath may persist long after the person who did another a grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatience, revenge, and vigilantism. Wikipedia

Anger is a burning sensation. Who is guided by anger, easily exceed a dangerous threshold. Raw violence and cold-blooded murder are the result. In violent temper friendships are broken, people killed,[128] attacks perpetrated. The better and more deeply you understand, when you slip into another skin, the harder it is to be condemned and not to forgive.

Keyword: laws

For example: Ten Commandments: a tool for moral instruction, analog codes also exist in other religions.

Keyword: INVIDIA - Envy

who make careers, possessions accumulate, beauty, family or friends owns, threatens the envious gaze of neighbors. From envy will intrigue spun, fates sealed and marriages destroyed because one is bursting with envy and jealousy [129]

Envy is a propensity to view the well-being of others with distress, even though it does not detract from one's own. [It is] a reluctance to see our own well-being overshadowed by another's because the standard we use to see how well off we are is not the intrinsic worth of our own well-being but how it compares with that of others. [Envy] aims, at least in terms of one's wishes, at destroying others' good fortune.

Keyword: GULA - Gluttony

Gluttony is not just pure lust eating but is aimed at a general immoderation - an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires. Gluttony means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items to the point of extravagance or waste. Wikipedia

An example for Gandhi's: Pleasure Without Conscience [130] is Overfishing – A global disaster

Why are we so fat? Americans enjoy one of the most luxurious lifestyles on Earth. Our food is plentiful. Our work is automated. Our leisure is effortless. There's just one catch: It's killing us. [131]

Envy, anger, greed and Co., how see and evaluate students these traits today. Search for examples from politics, show business, environment and in your personal life. --Papillon 13:07, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Keyword: Avaritia - Greed

Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort. It is applied to a markedly high (inordinate) desire for and pursuit of wealth, status, and power. Wikipedia

“American Gangster” [132]: The film is a very good example of how greed and the excesses own personality and the family destroyed. Film Analysis and background [133]

Mahatma Gandhi: Commerce without Morality

Sport of cycling How greed and fame drives a person -- a hero -- to do bad things, regardless of who gets hurt. Financial crisis - Caused by the greed and ego of a few, that ruined the lives of so many. Their own examples students find independently.

You can have or be anything you want, but . . . [134]--Papillon 20:39, 4 February 2013 (UTC)--Papillon 20:48, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 22: The Masks of the Seven Gates

Keyword: evil seven

The “Seven Deadly Sins” by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht [135] - an archaic and timeless theme and one of the ethics core issues. Not since the thriller "Seven" (Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman), the "catalog of vices" is a popular theme in the visual arts, film, television and theater.


“The evil seven determine your decision long before you meet them.”

When we make decisions we think we're in control, making rational choices. But are we? Entertaining and surprising, Ariely, Professor, Duke / MIT unmasks the subtle but powerful tricks that our minds play on us. [136][137]

Keyword: look like harmless vices

Sins are masters of deception. Put on the mask of naiveté, to make them look like harmless vices. They appear as pure beauty the true character hide. Nobody realize their dangerousness. Monsters morph to beauties. [138] [139] [140] [141] [142] [143] [144]

A false friend can do more damage than an open enemy.--Papillon 18:56, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: Flying Spider

When imagination meets reality: Flying spider, [145] Science of Spider-Man [146] Terror Birds, [147] spitting cobra,[148] Ozelot... [[149] Through interlinking the fairytale with the Internet arises a mixed world made of reality and imagination. Fictional characters and personalities from tales come into contact with actual figures and historically established facts.

These examples stand also for brand-new scientific results: Flying Spider Model [150] Africa's Naja ashei snake is not only the world's newest snake species it's also the largest spitting cobra [151] Terror Bird Skull [152]

Textbooks can form the basis. But because the development in the 21st century is progressing at an extremely rapid pace, knowledge has a shorter and shorter shelf-life. Learning content researched on the Internet is very up-to-date (in real time). --Papillon 19:26, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Chapter 23: The Green Elixir

Keyword: fan image

A picture of the Mona Lisa, that free floats in the air and through which one can go...

A new screen technology produces a thin fog. In this fog the projector throws an image. Is the projector connected to a PC, you can words and pictures write and paint in the air. What a surprise. I never thought that the idea (from the tale) with the fan image exist in reality.

The more unusual the context (between tale and reality) the merrier. No idea is too small, or too big. --Papillon 13:31, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Chapter 25: Goldfish

Keyword: one world

“No matter what the culture, birthdays are still birthdays, breakfast is breakfast, marriage is marriage, babies are babies. We all love something. We all have something that makes us sad. As I gazed up at those rock walls, the Time Capsule seemed to underscore the great promise of the Internet — that there can exist a single space where we all come together and share our stories, where we start to see common ground instead of distance and difference, and we start to think as one world.” Jonathan Harris, Creator of Yahoo! Time Capsule, Jonathan Harris [153] wants to make sense of the emotional world of the Web. With deep compassion for the human condition, his projects troll the Internet to find out what we're all feeling and looking for.--Papillon 13:06, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Chapter 27: Flammula-The Fire Fairy

Keyword: Ballerina

English choreographer Maldoom has been initiating 'Educational Dance Projects' worldwide for more than twenty years with priority given to underprivileged teenagers.[154]

Chapter 29: The Scholars of the High Order


Tower of Growth stands as an Lighthouse of Knowledge for ancient and modern knowledge:

The Antikythera mechanism [155]is the first known mechanical computer by the astronomer Poseidonius.[156] It is now thought to have been built about 150–100 BC. The device is particularly surprising because it contains a differential gear, which according to the conventional view was invented not until the 13th Century.[157]

Ancient discoveries lead to new perspectives and assessments in modern science.[158]

Wikipedia, modern Babylonian knowledge tower

Chapter 30: Gold Dust

Keyword: be free

Freedom as valuable as gold dust..

Abraham Lincoln's relentless struggle to end slavery A War to end SlaveryForever FreeAmerican historical drama film--Papillon 20:49, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down.

What would you do if you are imprisoned in your own country? Would you risk your life to cross the "death strip" - the Wall - ? Million tears were wept because of the wall. Couples have lost each other, children lost their parents, parents lost their children and many lost their lives. Families were separated. A country was divided. How many dreams could not be dreamed and no hope that something will change. But the unbelievable happened. During these weeks 20 years ago the people voted with their feets. Thousands of young families left the country. And then came the wonder of Berlin. On November 9th, 1989 the Berlin Wall falls. [159] [160] On this day disappears dividing line between East and West, between dictatorship and freedom. What a gift for our families, for Berlin, our country and the world. The freedom is to pay with nothing and we will never take the freedom for granted. --Papillon 21:07, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

"No wall is ever strong enough to strangle the human spirit." George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States.--Papillon 20:06, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Chapter 31: El Dorado

Keyword: El Dorado

Pizarro’s greed for gold and glory and ended with the demise of a great civilization [161][162]

Keyword: longing for adventure

Entrepreneurship Education – inspiration to training in entrepreneurship [163] [164] [165]

Chapter 32: The Light-Thaler Thanksgiving Feast

Keyword: Saffron

What an unusual profession. I have never heard from foodhunter. Mark Brownstein foodhunter [166]--Papillon 20:28, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: moderate person

Be moderate when touching on sensitive issues. The philosophical concept of moderation [167]--Papillon 20:28, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Keyword: sounds

Music from the air, without touch - Theremin

the not-just-for-sci-fi electronic instrument that is played without being touched.[168]--Papillon 20:28, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Testing the model project successfull in practice

Since February 2005, the model project “Papillon“ [169] has been successfully tested at the Ellen-Key Grammar School in Berlin[170] and is applied continuously.

Some voices:

How does that concept differ from other regular methods? “Students who use the “Papillon” method learn more selfresponsible, more motivated and focused as others. They often forget to disturb the classes because they pay attention to what is happening in class. Their fantasy, their interest is attrected and sometimes I was no able to calm them down in their fantasy.” Miss Günther, teacher and project leader, Berlin, Germany

Is there any measurable success? “The measurable success lies in the fact that most of the students of these courses improved. In some cases it will show up in the diploma. I can say: It was a lot of fun for the students and for myself and I wish to see more often such kind of teaching.” Miss Günther

Students report why they like the “GOLD DUST” adventure so much, how it becomes an online book and by that an experience.

“It continuesly contains exciting things that make you continue reading, because you want to know for sure what happens.”

“Not so old-fashioned and boring but gripping and funny and all in one.”

“The classes are much more relaxed and reflect a total different atmosphere then just sitting in class, the book infront of you and reading.”

“We use to look up what is mentioned in the book, for example Ozelot, the Ozelot was mentioned and one asks, Ozelot, what is Ozelot and then one looks it up in the internet where you have the possibility to search for it and then you look up google and there you find something about it and I like it, that there is this connection to the book. I think that kind of connection to the book is good.”

The students agree that the concept works.

Ulrike Hammer, Teacher and Mr. Drinkewitz, Teacher, Luise- und- Wilhelm-Teske Grammar School, Berlin-Schöneberg [171] have recognized the advantage of Papillon Method and expressed as follows:

“The students enjoyed it. The history teacher, Mr. Drinkewitz, was also quite enthusiastic. He meant that it's amazing how many educational content in such a short time the students have collected, remembered and edited. He does not reach with its (conventional) method. I can only confirm." Ulrike Hammer --Papillon 18:48, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Global access to knowledge - educational resources worth sharing

Gooru - free search engine for learning



YouTube Teachers

Google Art Project

Google World Wonders Project


History Channel Classroom

KHAN Academy

Encyclopedia of Life - Animals - Plants - Pictures & Information


National Geographic Education

Games for Change

BBC-Schools Learning resources for kids at home and at school. Find activities and games.

PBS kids Play educational games, watch PBS KIDS shows and find activities like coloring and music

Brain Pop Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids


You can play an important role, to spread the vision of the OLPC project [172] around as much as possible.

If you would like to support our efforts to make the digital textbook "GD" available to all children you can add this link [173] to your home page.

Thanks to all who support the development of the project with their creativity, intelligence, commitment and interest
and to all who make the Internet-Book "GOLD DUST" accessible to all children. Special thanks to SJ Klein and the OLPC team.

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