22.10.2019

Games + Reading = Winning Combo

Mira KekarainenAround the world October is the official reading month. But around the world children's reading skills are causing worry. Some say books have lost the battle to games.

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22.10.2019

Games + Reading = Winning Combo

Mira KekarainenAround the world October is the official reading month. But around the world children's reading skills are causing worry. Some say books have lost the battle to games.

5.10.2019

Hurray on Teachers' Day!

Mira KekarainenLong summer holidays are but a distant memory on this October day. Since 1994, October 5th has been celebrated as the World Teachers' day. A good day to think about the role of teachers in today's world.

14.6.2019

Gamification helps to engage and motivate at work

Mira KekarainenBusiness growth is always the underlying factor in companies' needs for skills development. Gamification helps to motivate people, but planning successful game projects requires planning just like any other project.

16.5.2019

What happens when you add goals, rules and a story to your game?

Mira KekarainenWhat's the goal of your learning game? And can your students relate to it? Creating interesting enough content to your game helps to motivate your learners.

10.4.2019

How to make your students shine in your learning games? - Set goals

Mira KekarainenSetting goals is important for learning. Goals give meaning and feeling of accomplishment for one's actions. But why is it so hard to get students motivated in learning goals?

1.4.2019

Three tips to shout “April Fool” with Seppo today

Santeri JaakkolaThere’s one day in a year, when you officially have a permission to laugh at your pupils expense. It’s today, on April Fool’s day. Who wouldn’t love a good prank, and here are our three favourites to do on Seppo.

10.3.2019

How to make your students shine in your learning games? - Give Feedback

Mira KekarainenWe all know how meaningful it feels to get thanked for our efforts and receive good feedback. In the best case it gives the kind of boost that makes you want to stretch that extra mile when you really thought that you couldn't possibly do any better.

19.12.2018

When you want to take your quizzes to the next level

Mira KekarainenQuizzes are a great way to start or end a lesson. But it's actually really easy to use gamification also in more effective ways. Here are three simple ways for you to turn your quizzes into engaging and motivating lessons.

21.11.2018

Looking for more engagement? Use gamification.

Riku AlkioWhat makes games and gamification such a powerful tool to use in the class room? It doesn’t need a rocket scientist to explain why games work. It’s, in fact, quite simple.

7.2.2017

John Hart: How the iPad revolutionized my teaching

John HartFrom consumers to creators of content, the iPad changes the role of children in the classroom.