Covid-19 put digital infrastructures at schools and homes to the test. Policy makers discussed first lessons learned from the crisis during an online webinar, with a focus on Belgium, Finland and Estonia. As in many other areas, the outbreak of Covid-19 only amplified issues related to digital infrastructure that already existed prior to the crisis.

A new online, European platform for school education is in the making. The platform brings together everyone interested in education in Europe; from teachers and parents, to policy makers and researchers.

Digital technologies provide us with a world of possibilities at our fingertips. Never before have we enjoyed so many opportunities to learn, exchange, participate and create. In 2021, this statement rings truer than ever: in the past year, we have collectively taken a digital leap, and digital means of communication have proven nothing short of vital for our societies to keep functioning in the face of a global health crisis.

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"We saw a spectacular growth of teachers' ICT skills. What normally can be achieved in 5 to 6 years, we have reached in the Netherlands in about 7 months", Eric Welp, Kennisnet.

Online courses and seminars can be a beneficial form of continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers, according to further analysis of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey TALIS data. Yet only 34% of teachers in the European Union have participated in online training in the past year according to the TALIS survey, suggesting a significant untapped potential for online professional learning.

The ARETE project aims to implement Augmented Reality (AR) technologies in education. Over three different primary school education pilots, ARETE aims to enable disruptive innovation of AR for interactions, access, and distribution of content to enhance European innovation in the field of education.

In this era of innovation in education, new learning environments such as makerspaces are gaining popularity in school communities in Europe and all over the world. More and more school leaders are investing in transforming their traditional school spaces in pursuit of creating new and creative ways of learning.

IMPACT EdTech, the European Incubator-Accelerator that helps EdTech start-ups and SMEs turn ideas into market-ready products, has announced the names of the 15 selected start-ups entering the incubation stage of the programme and the 10 pre-selected companies that will be fast-tracked to acceleration.

Scientix, with Amgen Teach and the STEM Alliance, has launced a comprehensive international survey on teachers' practices and use of educational technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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