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TPT

Is selling on TPT worth it?

Is TPT selling still worth it in 2021 if you are just planning to start? It depends on what you are able to create efficiently and what are the other options you could use that time for. Let’s start with the question about time, because that is a bit easier to answer. What is a […]

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Coding Education Materials Teaching

Teaching coding with SVG

This article presents the idea of teaching coding with svg, or at least some concepts of coding. The concepts you can use svg for are: The importance of a specific syntax How writing just text code can transform easily to something very visible Small changes in code can be significant for the result To express […]

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Education Pedagogy Teaching

Classroom Gamification

There are a lot of ideas for classroom gamification on the Internet listing features you could add to your classroom game. Instead of listing a bunch of random ideas, I decided to take a more structured approach and classify games by the time scale, because short and long games need to be planned differently. Decide […]

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Education Teaching

Helping students process new content

It’s the million dollar question of teaching, how to help students process new content? This question is closely tied to the question how to present the new information in the first place. In this article, I’ve collected some basic teaching paradigms for helping students process new content. The best result will always be achieved with […]

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Coding Materials

Jump through planes game with Scratch

This Scratch guide for a game with Scratch has been a free product in my TPT shop for a while now. Users seems to like it, and now I’m bringing it for all of you to use with your students or family. We are starting from the default Scratch project. Remove Sprite1 (the cat). Draw […]

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Education Teaching

Why my students dislike me?

What research has to say about students’ expectations; checklist teachers to improve if students are disliking them.

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Algorithms Education TPT

How Teachers Pay Teachers’ search algorithm works

Comparison to some other well-known ecommerce search algorithms and some surprising findings about the TPT’s search

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Education Finland

Finland’s education system explained

In this post, I’m going to explain the basics of the Finland’s education system. I’m starting at age zero even if it’s not school, but that way it explains better how the system works. There will be links referring to sources that are in Finnish. I apologize for the inconvenience, but all the data is […]

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Education Teaching

11 Timesavers for Teachers

Tips how you can save time in your work as a teacher

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Education Materials Teaching

World flags – Harsh history smoothed

Some time ago, I got this idea about “fastly and quickly” doing some printables for all the little flag enthusiastic out there. I thought that colors and symbols in flags will represent peace, prosperity and all furry and cute things. Little did I know. Stories behind flags were full of blood and tears. There are […]