World Teachers Day: Commission launches tool to support primary and secondary teachers in using digital technologies (European Commission)

European Commission: World Teachers Day: Commission launches tool to support primary and secondary teachers in using digital technologies. “To mark World Teachers Day, the Commission is launching a new online tool for teachers to reflect on how they use digital technologies in their teaching activities. Based on a series of questions, the tool, ‘SELFIEforTEACHERS’ can help them assess their digital competences and identify where they need further training and support.”

Messy on Main: The life and death of finsta (Michigan Daily)

Michigan Daily: Messy on Main: The life and death of finsta. “I appreciate the candidness of the people I follow. Their mains are messy in a way that a room is lived in. Sometimes you don’t make your bed, and that is okay. Sometimes you have pit stains when taking a selfie, and that is also okay. Your pit sweat shouldn’t kill your happiness just like the assortment of cups that adorn your room isn’t clutter, but chic. I mean, my room right now is college-core, raccoon-eye chic; interior design is not my main concern. The spaces we exist in shouldn’t be ready-made store displays. Instagram shouldn’t feel like the dorm room shown to you during a campus tour. Social media is not the room where all your dirty clothes, mismatched socks and retainers are thrown in the closet. That is so 2015.”

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya: Educatool, a tool for identifying the best way to bring up children

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya: Educatool, a tool for identifying the best way to bring up children. “The project is based on a web platform that can be used on any device, including computers, tablets and smartphones. Parents and anyone else interested in knowing ‘whether their parenting is on the right track’ can go to the website, register and answer a free online questionnaire. The results will help each person to understand how correct their approach to parenting is in terms of various aspects.”

Outlet or audience: introspections on my private story (Michigan Daily)

The Michigan Daily: Outlet or audience: introspections on my private story. “Maybe my private story really is a rare outlet for authenticity on social media. Or maybe it’s just a small stage, somewhere for me to perform a different role. In reality, I’m sure it’s somewhere in between. As my life takes place more and more in a digital space, it’s becoming nearly impossible to separate my actions from my acting and myself from the performer.”

EurekAlert: New tool makes students better at detecting fake imagery and videos

EurekAlert: New tool makes students better at detecting fake imagery and videos. “Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a digital self-test that trains users to assess news items, images and videos presented on social media. The self-test has also been evaluated in a scientific study, which confirmed the researchers’ hypothesis that the tool genuinely improved the students’ ability to apply critical thinking to digital sources.” The self-test is free and available to the public.

Digital Inspiration: Build a COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool with Google Forms

Digital Inspiration: Build a COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool with Google Forms. “Businesses and schools worldwide are using Google Forms to build COVID-19 self-declaration forms that employees, students and visitors must complete every day before they can attend work. Here is a sample COVID-19 Health Screening Form – if the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the questions, the person is expected to stay home.”

MakeUseOf: 5+ Free Online Tests, Guides, and Resources to Overcome Burnout at Work

MakeUseOf: 5+ Free Online Tests, Guides, and Resources to Overcome Burnout at Work. “Are you feeling too tired to work, or are you suffering from burnout? Take these free tests to find out if you have burnout, and guides to learn how to deal with it. In 2019, WHO officially recognized burnout as an occupational phenomenon, so it’s not just ‘in your mind’ anymore. There are signs of burnout to watch out for, and techniques to overcome burnout in your professional life. To begin, there are a few online tests you can take, free ebooks you can pick up, and videos you can watch.”

BetaNews: Think you can spot a phishing email? Think again

BetaNews: Think you can spot a phishing email? Think again. “People may not be as good as they think they are at spotting phishing scams, according to researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr Casey Canfield, Missouri S&T assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, worked with Carnegie Mellon University colleagues Baruch Fischhoff and Ales Davis on the study, which measures how well people’s confidence in their ability to detect phishing matches with reality.”