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How to teach kids to identify fake news

One of the main digital competences we can teach kids nowadays, is how to adopt a critical view when reading news or articles via Internet. The proliferation of all kinds of news portals, and their redistribution via social media, has made it really difficult to distinguish between news, opinion articles, or just propagandist information. Acquiring [...]

April 18th, 2018|Digital skills, News|

How can schools comply with the new data protection rules

One out of three Internet users has not reached the age of 18; some call them “digital natives”, because they were born after the invention of Internet, and the global communication it implies. Although they might outsmart us in the use of digital competences, they might not be as savvy when it comes to understand [...]

April 11th, 2018|edtech, News|

How to teach Netiquette in the classroom

Learning how to behave in Internet is nowadays as important as ever, given our intensive use of technology in our communications. That’s where the term “netiquette” is born: we can define it as a set of rules for good behaviour when we communicate online. All of us should learn these rules, but it is extremely [...]

April 4th, 2018|News|

4 inspirational videos about Education

When it comes to getting inspiration for new ideas of things to do in your classroom, the Internet is always a rich source of information, and specially, Youtube. This video-sharing website hosts lots of videos that might change your mind about how we educate the next generations. We have selected four videos that inspire us, [...]

March 28th, 2018|News|

The importance of digital competence in the 21st century

The traditional, 20th century’s school system, is outdated. Globalization and the rise of new technologies during the 21st century have revolutionized our learning methods, and therefore, our teaching system must undergo a thorough revision. Nowadays, educational systems cannot only focus on content, since it expires very quickly. In addition to that, we must educate students [...]

March 7th, 2018|News|

CRISS holds workshops across Europe

Recently the CRISS project has taken an important step forward towards its development throughout Europe. In an opening series of workshops conducted in a wide variety of countries by CRISS partners. In these workshops, fundamental aspects of the project, such as aims and phases, were explained and reviewed.    In the report written by Fabrizio [...]

February 28th, 2018|Digital skills, edtech, News|

Benefits of using blogs in the classroom

Blogs have been in use for years, but it is more recently that teachers are including them as a learning tool in the classroom, as it provides many positive aspects to their students. When speaking about blogging in a classroom, we are running away from the academic writing and practicing informal writing, which in many [...]

February 21st, 2018|edtech, News|

Meet Our Members (IX): Ross Campbell from Hälsingland Education Association (HEA)

We continue our “Meet Our Members” section with Ross Campbell from Hälsingland Education Association (HEA) Could tell us a little bit about your organisation’s mission? Halsingland Education Association (HEA) was established in 2015, as a collaboration between the three municipalities in the county of Hälsingland (Bollnäs, Söderhamn, Nordanstig). In HEA the municipalities cooperate around education [...]

February 14th, 2018|News|