Three Estonian solutions that enrich educational opportunities

One of the basic principles of Estonian education is that every child must be offered an education according to his or her abilities and needs. In addition to the state, companies specialised in educational technology also contribute to this. Eva Toome, Education Estonia The results of Estonian pupils in the international PISA study are among […]

The President of Malta highlighted educational cooperation during his visit to Estonia

The President of Malta, George Vella, visited the Education and Youth Board during his visit to Estonia Despite the geographical distance, the ties between our countries have been strong. Recently, especially in the field of education. Both sides highlighted good cooperation in education. “Estonia and Malta are similar in their flexibility in adopting innovative solutions,” […]

Estonia-Malta collaboration on digital education

Digitalisation in education is the future trend in the world, and small European countries have a good advantage when seeking to create cooperative relationships aimed at implementing the use of digital solutions in education. Joint webinars held earlier this year pave way to various follow-up activities already for the coming autumn. Kristel Mõistus, Education Estonia […]

Online lessons: less homework and better behaviour of students

In online lessons, it is easier for the teacher to monitor the progress of each student, the students have less homework to do, and even the students’ behaviour is better – this is how teachers of one Estonian school describe the experience of their colleagues. Birgy Lorenz, IT development manager at Pelgulinna High School Tiina […]

Estonia’s educational solutions received a lot of attention in London

Estonian education was showcased at the International EdTech event Bett 2022 in London for the first time. In addition to the education technology solutions, Estonia’s rapid and flexible response to the organisation of the education of Ukrainian children and young people in Estonia attracted attention. There was great interest in Estonia in London, both at the fair and […]

Estonian EdTechs are providing digital solutions to Ukrainian children free of charge

Estonian education technology (EdTech) companies are ready to offer their educational solutions for free to support Ukrainian schools and pupils whose education has been disrupted by the war. Several digital solutions have already been translated into Ukrainian. Minister Liina Kersna said at the meeting with representatives of Estonian EdTech companies, that it is essential to support the […]

Boosting physical activity in school: Event with more than 30 000 players

Lack of physical activity and obesity among schoolchildren is a growing trend according to a study published by WHO. So how to encourage children to move and be active? Estonian School Sport Union (EKSL) in cooperation with the Estonian EdTech Loquiz found an ingenious solution to connect movement to gaming. Estonian School Sport Union has been actively different activities […]

Digital learning materials platform Opiq: the future of education is already here

Estonia is presenting its success as an education nation at Expo 2020 Dubai with the most popular EdTech software Opiq – an interactive digital learning materials platform that replaces all the old-school textbooks. Imagine an elementary school science lesson as it gets underway. The teacher taps on the interactive whiteboard and opens a chapter of […]

Teachers improve their digital competence in Digital Accelerator

Since 2018, Estonian schools have received digital training, mentoring in the Digital Accelerator – a digital competence development programme in which the entire school teaching staff take part. Kerli Požogina, the programme manager of the Digital Accelerator (Estonian Digikiirendi) believes that the schools participating in the programme have received significant encouragement to use digital technology. […]

Minister Liina Kersna: public-private-partnership in education helps to study in a smarter way

“If we, governments, and entrepreneurs work together, then the question of who gets educated or not can no longer arise,” said Liina Kersna, the Minister of Education at EXPO Dubai, stressing the importance of public-private-partnership in education. “Education technology can nowadays bring knowledge to those who cannot attend school. We need a variety of learning […]