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Checkology® receives international Spotlight on Digital Wellbeing award

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The News Literacy Project’s Checkology virtual classroom has received a 2019 Spotlight on Digital Wellbeing award from HundrED, an international nonprofit that promotes inspiring innovations in K-12 education.

The award recognizes our e-learning platform as one of 100 global innovations in 2019. The honorees are featured on HundrED’s website, each with a page that includes an overview, key data and videos. NLP’s NewsLitCamp® professional development program is also featured on the HundrED website.

“We are gratified that HundrED has recognized Checkology as a meaningful innovation in news literacy education,” said Alan C. Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO. “This recognition not only validates our work in the field but helps demonstrate the importance of bringing news literacy education to classrooms around the world.”

HundrED describes the importance of “digital wellbeing” to education in the context of the outsize role of the internet and electronic devices in the lives of young people: “This technological impact has many positive effects; for example, an increased scope in learning new knowledge and connecting with others from all over the world. However, it is becoming increasingly necessary for young people to adopt healthy habits when using digital devices so that they fully develop their mental, physical and social wellbeing.”

Award criteria

 Programs and products submitted for Spotlight award consideration are judged on the following criteria:

  • Innovativeness: Does the submission bring something new within the context?
  • Impact: Does it show demonstrable evidence of impact, and has it been running for at least one year?
  • Scalability: Can it be used, or is it already being used, in other areas or countries around the world?

Winners are selected by HundrEDs research team and 30 members of the HundrED Academy — stakeholders in the field of education who have expertise in the development of positive and healthy interactions with technology.

HundrED, which is based in Helsinki, Finland, announced its first collection of 100 inspiring global education innovations in October 2017.

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