The International Scratch Jam is a fun and engaging competition where students from Europe and beyond will have the chance to work in teams to create their own projects using Scratch. Learning how to code can empower students to be at the forefront of a digitally competent society, so do not miss this opportunity to participate in the DIS-CODE Scratch Jam competition!

Serious games, that is games with an educational purpose, have become a popular tool for knowledge transfer, perceptual or cognitive change, but are they an effective instrument for behavioural change? eConfidence aimed to answer this question through research pilot actions in schools that tested the use of two serious games as a tool for positively impacting young people's behavioural changes.

Computational Thinking (CT) marks a new focus on learning programming as a new thinking skill that develops crucial 21st century skills such as logical thinking, problem-solving skills, creativity and collaborative and social skills. Programming is also increasingly recognised as one of the new skills needed for students to succeed in our digital society. European Schoolnet conducted a first study visit in Norway and Sweden aiming to learn from the two country examples about the purpose of teaching CT/programming, strategies to implement it and how to assess it. The new report 'Strategies to Include Computational Thinking in School Curricula' highlights the results of this visit.

Participate with your students from 6th to 21st October and add some extra engagement and fun to your lessons

The experts' seminar ‘'Evidence-based development of serious games for the educational sector'' took place in Brussels on 12 September, and it was jointly organised by European Schoolnet, the eConfidence and the Scientix projects.

This October, EU Code Week will again help transform lives by making digital skills and innovation come to life for citizens across Europe and beyond. From 6 to 21 October, schools, non-profits, coding clubs, and other organisations are invited to host activities centered on coding and computational thinking. Participants are invited to organise an activity, sign up via the EU Code Week website, and spread the word amongst their networks.

Earlier this summer, the online safety support and accreditation service for schools eSafety Label launched a brand new portal. What novelties does this launch bring? Read on to find out!

Today, more than 140 countries worldwide, including all 28 countries of the European Union, along with many organisational supporters, are celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) for the fifteenth consecutive year.

6 February 2018 is a big day for internet users worldwide! Organised by the joint Insafe-INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, we would like to invite you to help us spread the word about the 15th consecutive edition of the landmark Safer Internet Day (SID) campaign.

Do you believe all students should be engaged in the lessons and have access to better education? Do you think that digital skills are key competences that needs to be mastered, as nowadays they become as important as literacy and numeracy? Then check out the DIS-CODE project

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