Mehackit and the city of Espoo are co-creating a teacher-led digital skills solution.

February 27, 2020

Mehackit and the city of Espoo will combine their forces in spring 2020 to support the teachers of Espoo with new creative coding teaching materials.

“The city of Espoo is expected to support the development digital skills of our teachers and students as well as implementing digital solutions in teaching. That is why we are really excited about working with Mehackit. Co-creation is very important”, says city representative Minna Kukkonen.

Mehackit provides a browser-based learning environment, study material supporting the goals of the national curriculum as well as Mehackit Maker kit-electronics packages for the schools and classes that are participating in the project.

Tutorial videos and small projects produced by our team direct the students to proceed at their own pace – alone or in pairs. The teachers who have tried out our service have said that the way of teaching has been completely new and they will gladly continue to use it in the classroom. The teacher does not need to take a long time to prepare and there is more time for personal guidance of the students”, says the CEO of Mehackit Heini Karppinen

What’s remarkable about the project is that the materials help the teachers teach coding without any need for previous programming experience.

Mehackit Atelier has received great reviews from the schools that have already used it.

“Compared to several other e-learning materials, this is what it should be. Quite a few content producers could learn from the example.”

— Riikka Aakula, math / ICT / chemistry teacher, Porkkala Secondary School

“To me Atelier provided a completely new and different way to teach, and I liked it! I could continue teaching this way in the future”

— Sima Mironova, math teacher, Kirkkoharju school, Finland

“I warmly recommend this to teachers who do not have a lot of programming experience. Making music and code is easy with the tutorials.“

— Teacher, Helsinki