20 09, 2017

How to connect the best educational practices from Finland to a school abroad?

Finland has been ranked number one in numerous educational rankings during the last 25 years i.e. the most recent ones from the World Economic Forum & UNICEF. So, if we are getting such good results year after year, why are [...]

16 05, 2017

Finnish – Canadian Educational Co-operation Possibilities

Written By Kimmo Kumpulainen, Founder of SkillzzUp and Polar Partners During my two week journey in British Columbia, Canada and my speech at PMI Vancouver Island Chapter -seminar showed me that Finland and BC-Canada have a lot in common in our [...]

19 04, 2016

SkillzzUp joined Active Learning Alliance

We are now proud to be a group of companies that can help schools in multiple ways to learn better with just one contact point. Together with Samsung, Seppo.io, Thinglink, Isku, eOppi, Qroom, Beiz we can provide solutions from furniture, [...]

1 03, 2016

We Are Hiring a Software Developer

We Are Hiring: A Software Developer SkillzzUp Oy is growth minded company from Tampere Finland. We create educational software focusing on skill assessment tools. Our goal is to make assessment easy for the teachers, help every student understand their unique strengths and [...]

28 02, 2016

Meet us at Gess Dubai, 1.-3. March

When it comes to education, Finland stands at the head of the class. The Finnish stand, N40, at GESS Dubai 2016 offers show visitors the chance to connect with SkillzzUp and other Finnish experts. Finnish EdTech companies combine world-class pedagogical [...]

24 02, 2016

Why Do We Assess Students?

Written By Kimmo Kumpulainen, CEO & Founder of SkillzzUp In business life measuring, metrics and performance have always been ways to get people to do the things management wants. Why? It is because people will focus their energy to the things [...]

18 11, 2015

Teenage Brains and Learning

Written By Kimmo Kumpulainen, CEO & Founder of SkillzzUp According to an urban legend Socrates said 2500 years ago: “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in [...]

15 09, 2015

How to Evaluate Skills?

Written By Kimmo Kumpulainen, Teacher and Co-Founder of SkillzzUp Are we currently just teaching unconnected facts? What is the purpose of school and education in general? Is it to help us remember a huge amount of facts and figures? Is [...]

28 08, 2015

The Missing Link of the Learning Cycle

Written by Kimmo Kumpulainen, CEO & Founder of SkillzzUp I'm a strong believer in David A. Kolb’s Learning Cycle. It’s a compact and comprehensive description on how we learn. But how does it work in real life today? What tools [...]

2 12, 2014

SLUSH 2014 – Latest Trends in K-12 Education (Part 2)

Here are my notes from Slush 2014 Educational key note speakers. In Part 1 I covered trends that suited best for kindergarten – grade 12 (K – 12) education. In this part 2 I will focus on the megatrends of the [...]