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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|

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 (VIII): Roland Tomczak from DIGINEXT

We continue our “Meet Our Members” section with Roland Tomczak from DIGINEXT Could tell us a little bit about your organisation’s mission? DIGINEXT was created in 1996 with the ambition to invent, develop and offer innovative products blending both real and virtual worlds for critical operation Planning, Learning, Training, and Assistance. It is internationally recognized [...]

January 31st, 2018|Digital skills, edtech, News|

A new role for teachers?

Common wisdom holds that every profession will undergo profound changes due to technological changes exemplified by Internet, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Digitalization. Education is hardly exempt from this trend. Therefore the question must be asked: Will this trend mean a new role for professors as the century advances? If so, what will this new role [...]

January 24th, 2018|Digital skills, edtech, News|

Raising children’s self-esteem in class

When using the term self-esteem we will refer to the one coined by Denis Lawrence in his book Enhancing self-esteem in the classroom, 2006 —The development of the positive qualities of personal integrity, self-acceptance, respect for the needs of others, and the ability to empathize would comprise the ideal self in a civilized society—. Many [...]

January 17th, 2018|Digital skills, edtech|

Five must-watch TED Talks about Education

We share five Education TED Talks full of inspiring messages for teachers and education leaders. 1. Three rules to spark learning - Ramsey Musallam It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and [...]

January 3rd, 2018|edtech|

How Apps have revolutionised second language learning

On your way to work, to school, while you wait for the bus, or before going to sleep in bed...Any of these moments are good to dedicate a few minutes to improve your knowledge and skills in a second language. It is common, both in adults and in younger students, to find a lack of [...]

December 27th, 2017|edtech|