Happy Onlife is a toolkit, including a game, for children, parents and teachers, aimed at raising awareness of the risks and opportunities of internet and promoting the best online practices. The game and toolkit are proposed as work in progress to be extended with the contributions of all stakeholders applying innovative research methods for formal, informal and participatory education in the use of digital technologies with children aged between 8 and 12.
R EU READY?
R EU READY is an educational and interactive game created by the European Economic and Social Committee which lets you act out the role of an EESC member: choose the opinion you want to campaign on, answer questions and try to win the support of at least 75% of your colleagues. Have fun in learning how the EU works and the EESC's place in it. Available for free from both Google Play and Apple AppStore
EJN 5-point test for hate speech
This infographic has been created by the Ethical Journalists Network (EJN) and although primarily aimed at journalists can also be used by teachers as part of their media literacy activities. The idea behind the infographic is to help navigate through the current media landscape minefield and take into consideration the wider context in which people express themselves. What is important is to focus not just on what is said, but what is intended. It’s not just a matter of law or socially acceptable behaviour; it’s a question of whether speech aims to do others harm, particularly at moments when there is the threat of immediate violence.
European Migration Network Glossary
The purpose of this European Migration Network (EMN) Glossary of terms relating to Asylum and Migration is to improve comparability between EU member States through the use and common understanding of the terms and definitions contained therein. The glossary is intended to serve as a useful reference document for EMN National Contact Points and their National Network members, as well as for other practitioners in the filed of asylum and migration. It can also be of interest to the educational sector when carrying our media and social awareness projects.
You Decide is a teaching resource about privacy and digital responsibility for children and young adults aged between 9 and 18. The objective of the resource is to increase awareness, reflection and knowledge about privacy and the choices young people make when using digital media. The teaching resource consists of the website with articles and facts about relevant themes, true stories, discussion tasks and films. The themes include privacy, online violations, digital trails, source criticism and what it means to be social online. The films are linked to the themes and provide a good starting point for stimulating discussion and generating interest among the pupils.
InformED is a blog by Open Colleges, an online education provider based in Sydney, Australia.
InformED is a hub for learning. It’s a resource for curious minds and a platform for well researched and carefully curated educational information, discussing everything from DIY learning, digital literacy, and self-designed careers to the latest and most relevant findings in educational psychology, all without too dense academic jargon. This resouce site contains guides and e-books on creativity, critical thinking, game-based learning, educational technology, and more, both for personal or professional use. InformED covers all areas related to learning in the 21st century.
Visuwords is an online graphical dictionary — Users can look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. The platform produces diagrams reminiscent of a neural net providing a visual aid for the users to learn how words associate. Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.
Users can enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree, click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom and hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.
Visuwords uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualisation tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.
No membership required.
Flockdraw is a free to use online whiteboard based painting & drawing tool. It makes it easy to draw online free with multiple people for fun or business. You can have unlimited people in a room and the drawing updates in real time. Uses different colors, shapes and text.
It is also possible to chat with others while drawing.
A gallery of the best drawing is available too.
Good Free Photos
Good Free Photos is a large Public Domain photo repository with thousands of unique and free high resolution stock photos, images, clipart, pics and vectors (more than 8000 to date). All photos are taken by the author of the website and are categorised by location for travel photos, species for animal and plant photos, and types of objects for other photos. All photos are released under the public domain license so you can use the photos for whatever reason you want. Goodfreephotos does not claim to have model releases for photos that may need them, please read the license terms if you think a photo needs a model release.
Snapwire is a platform that connects young photographers with brands, publishers, small businesses, and creatives around the world looking for specific images that cannot be found through traditional stock photo services.
Every week, on this website there are 7 different photos from extremely talented photographers who have offered these snaps to you for free. You can use these snaps however you choose and subscribe below for weekly updates.
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