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LessonApp Oy
Teacher's professional development
An app for designing Finnish style lesson plans

LessonApp is an application that helps teachers plan versatile and high-quality lessons. LessonApp follows a Finnish lesson designing process, and it contains pedagogically smart lesson structure that the teachers can use to plan purposeful lessons. LessonApp offers short video resources to explain, what improves learning, and how to design a lesson. Guidelines for the planning and implementation of distance teaching are also presented in the application. LessonApp has over 150 different teaching methods to choose from, an opportunity to save one's own lesson plans, and a database to browse ready-to-teach lessons.

Age groups 
All education levels
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Offline play 
Internet required
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

New users or those exploring different ideas can craft a lesson using only the provided methods, or they can even adapt a lesson shared by another teacher. Experienced or ambitious users can write lessons from scratch, guided only by the building blocks. Users are given support and made to feel confident that they can emerge with a well-structured, high-quality lesson plan. Videos on pedagogy are purposeful and interesting.
The product provides a pathway for a teacher to develop their lesson planning and teaching methodology skills. The product provides tools that empower new users to get started, namely videos that highlight key principles of Finnish pedagogy, a structured lesson planning guide, detailed summaries of various teaching methods, and the ability to browse the complete lesson plans of other users. As the user progresses, he or she can set aside tools that are no longer needed.
Educators can return to guidance material, and edit lesson templates / shared lessons they find appealing to suit their own classroom setting. The solution promotes free exploration of tools and/or content. Material invites educators to browse and reflect, which is a key method of Finnish teacher education and teacherhood, learning to reflect on one's own work!
Users are encouraged to incorporate the knowledge of others into their learning process and to share their own. Shared lesson plans can be used to draw ideas from, examined for usage in other contexts, or used for comparing one's own lessons with. This also generates an infinite, ever-updating pool of learning. By allowing sharing the lesson plans, the product provides guidance for constructive collaboration. and an open learning community to share information, thoughts, and experiences.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

LessonApp has a clear focus on creating quality lesson plans. Everything in the product supports the aim.
Easy to navigate, simple product to make the teacher’s work easier.
The app supports sharing your lessons and communicating with others to help your professional development as a teacher.
The app provides guidance and tools for teachers to improve their lesson planning skills.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Student knows the main traditions of Western pedagogical thinking and their philosophical and historical foundations.
Student understands the difference between teaching and guiding.
Student is able to reflect and clarify their conceptions of learning, teaching and directing.
Student develops skills in analyzing and documenting teaching and learning.
Student will acquire the capacity to develop and assess their own pedagogical thinking.
Student is able to plan, implement and evaluate teaching.
Student knows the teacher's general rights, obligations and responsibilities.
Student is able to evaluate their own and others' teaching and to be able to give and make use of feedback.
Student is able to evaluate their own and others' teaching, can utilize feedback and is able to play a constructive role in cooperation.
Student is able to use appropriate methods and learning materials in teaching.
Student is able to use and develop ways of working with and teaching materials in an appropriate and diverse manner.
Student is able to apply the teaching methods of different subjects, didactic principles and contents, while teaching and developing new ways of working.
Student is aware of their personal conceptions of knowledge, learning and teaching and understands their impact on teaching.
Students will understand the importance of a will to develop their teacherships.

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing to work with others
Practicing communication through different channels
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Practicing time management
Practicing decision making
Practicing versatile ways of working
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Using technology for interaction and collaboration
Using technology for interaction and collaboration (also internationally)
Using technology as a part of explorative process
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Learning to know and respect human rights
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Practicing categorization and classification
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Practicing to notice causal connections
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Practicing logical reasoning, algorithms and programming through making
Practicing to use information independently and interactively
Practicing to find, evaluate and share information
Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations
Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Practicing strategic thinking
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
Practicing creative thinking
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Learning to notice causal connections
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Learning to use foreign language in work context
Encouraging positive attitude towards working life
Learning to plan and organize work processes
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
Realizing the connection between subjects learned in free time and their impact to skills needed at worklife
Practicing to use arts as a way to express
Practicing memorizing skills
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Learning to face failures and disappointments
Using technology resources for problem solving
Using technology to express one’s emotions and experiences
Practicing keyboard skills and touch typing
Learning to find solutions in social conflicts
Learning to recognise and evaluate arguments and their reasonings
Practicing to plan and execute studies, make observations and measurements
Practicing persistent working
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing to improvise

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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