Tag Archives: Education

Back To School, In Finland At Least!

Every Autumn we have this steady news topic about how to ‘back to school’.  And guess what – it is about the type of a smart phone for a 7 year old.

Probably it is our heavy Nokia burden, that makes the Finns honestly believe that the age  of 7 years is the age to have the first if not a smart phone, but a mobile, and personal phone anyway. It is of course based for the security, communication, sociality among the peers, but the most important reason might be individuality.

Also the Finnish government’s school curriculum takes into advantage the mobility, iPads, tablets and digital learning. Unlike in France, where the mobile has been rejected at school, totally banned recently, in Finland it is often allowed to use your own phone during the classes, well, for learning of course.

Read the intro of Helsingin Sanomat about the comparison of price and technological features. (In Finnish and for subscribers only.)

Some guidelines for teachers by the vocational association of teachers in Finland. (In Finnish.)

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Remember to cover the screen – no matter minor or major!

Pokémon Go, Go! No 13

The Finnish Science Center Heureka had a successful Pokémon Go day last Saturday. Over 2000 players of different ages took part of the happening and chased Pokémons in the Heureka surroundings.

The theme of the event was to understand the phenomenon through gaming research by two leading researchers Frans Mäyrä from the University of Tampere and Johannes Koski from the University of Turku.

They explained the gaming experience and success of Pokémon Go and predicted, that this is just the start to location based gaming, gaming after the map information and gaming attached to the AR features.

Heureka Pokémon Go day Sat Sept 10th 2016

SchoolNomadi & 100 years, 100 routes

Citynomadi In Sweden – SETT 2016

Citynomadi’s SkolNomadi will be launched in SETT event in Stockholm on April 26th. Follow us on Facebook for details!

SETT 2016 in Stockholm

Meet us on Finnish education events!

We will be presenting the SchoolNomadi concept in two events: Interactive Technology in Education on April 14th and 15th and in Digital Learning Environments on April 20th and 21st.

Interactive Technology in Education

Digital Learning Environments

WellNomadi had a nice success in

wellbeing contest

The city of Tampere had a contest for the digital solutions and applications of health and wellbeing. Citynomadi’s concept was the fifth, and we’re proud of our nice success. Read more about WellNomadi concept.

WellNomadi concept

New features on WebTuner

Citynomadi’s WebTuner for our Premium and Community users has some new useful and handy features. One of them is a continuous route line. Draw it forwards, backwards, cut it and tie it back again. Watch our video and Do It Yourself! Register on WebTuner on Citynomadi community

WebTuner and You Tube videos

Do you like Formula Ones?

If you’re a fan of Formula One races, you must like our maps about the racing cities. We are going to have a Top 5 route of each of the racing city with some facts about the circuit and some unexpected sites nearby.

Bahrain Top 5

Melbourne Top 5

100 Years, 100 Routes – The Footsteps

of Finland

Citynomadi’s ‘100 years, 100 routes – Paces of Finland’ is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.

We’ll build a story of the Finnishness for each year of the Finland’s independence, altogether 100 stories during 100 years.

For this reason we invite companies, associations, public sector, schools and individuals to join our project. It’s easy. Register to citynomadi.com and create your route with WebTuner or with a free Android Nomadi app’s Create route feature. Remember to name your route by a year of the story you’re telling.

Our aim is to create a route for each of the years between 1917 and 2017.

Our challenge’s got three categories:

  • Individuals to tell the history of your family
  • Schools, teachers and pupils to tell about the nearby of their schools
  • Company, association, public sector to tell about the history of area, town, company, biography, architecture, literature or arts of the surroundings.

Get introduced to the routes of the community of citynomadi.com and rethink your idea. While choosing the media, remember to respect the copyrights. You can also make gaming routes with interactivity. Email us about your route to nomadi@citynomadi.com and we’ll promote it!

Citynomadi Ltd is located in Tampere, Finland. The main product of ours is the Nomadi concept for tourism, education, green environment, smart cities, culture and arts. Have your for free Nomadi on app.citynomadi.com.

More about Finland 100 years on: suomifinland100.fi

Nomadi for Android, iOS and Windows Phone for FREE!

KouluNomadi ja Suomi 100 vuotta

SkolNomadi julkaistaan SETT 2016

Citynomadin KouluNomadi valloittaa myös Ruotsin tänä keväänä. SkolNomadi julkaistaan SETT 2016 -tapahtumassa 26.4.2016. Seuraa Facebookia!

SETT-tapahtuma

Tule juttelemaan ITK:ssa Aulangolla

14.-15.4.

Olemme mukana SanomaPron kanssa Hämeenlinnan Aulangolla ITK-tapahtumassa 14.-15.4. Tule juttelemaan ja tutustumaan KouluNomadiimme.

Myös Tieran Edustore esittelee KouluNomadia ITK-tapahtumassa.

ITK 2016 Hämeenlinnan Aulangolla

Digitaaliset oppimisympäristöt

Digitaaliset oppimisympäristöt Jyväskylässä 20.-21.4. on opettajille ja tutkijoille suunnattu kansainvälinen tapahtuma. KouluNomadi on mukana, nähdään!

Digitaaliset oppimisympäristöt

WellNomadi menestyi Tampereella

Tampereen kaupunki järjesti kilpailun digitaalisista hyvinvointiratkaisuista ja Citynomadin konsepti Voimakävely tuli viidenneksi! Toivottavasti tamperelaiset pääsevät pian kohentamaan kuntoaan pelikävelymme avulla.

Tuomariston päätös

WebTuunarissa uusia ominaisuuksia

Teemme Premium ja Community -käyttäjillemme WebTuunarin käytön yhä helpommaksi lyhyiden informatiivisten videoiden kautta. Käy katsomassa, kuinka reittiviivaa voi piirtää eestaas, katkaista se välillä ja solmia se jälleen yhteen.

WebTuner ja You Tube -videot

Seuraatko formuloita?

Mikäli seuraat formulakisoja, käyhän tutustumassa kisan paikkakuntaan Citynomadin kartoilla! Kisapaikasta on Top 5 -reitti, jossa yksi kohde on tietysti itseoikeutetusti Formularata ja muut kiinnostavia ja yllättäviäkin paikkoja lähialueella!

Melbourne Top 5

Bahrain Top 5

Sata vuotta, sata reittiä – Tule mukaan!

Citynomadi Oy on osa Suomen itsenäisyyden satavuotisjuhlavuoden ohjelmaa vuonna 2017.

Sadan vuoden aikana on Suomessa ja suomalaisille tapahtunut paljon. Keräämme Suomi 100 -ohjelmassa vuonna 2017 maamme taipaleelta 100 tarinaa, jotka kerrotaan kartalla. Tarina suomalaisuudesta itsenäisyyden jokaiselle vuodelle.

Kutsumme yrityksiä, yhdistyksiä, yhteisöjä, julkisia toimijoita, kouluja ja yksityisiä ihmisiä mukaan toteuttamaan Suomen tarinoita. Mukaan tuleminen on helppoa. Kerro meille ideasi ja toteuta Suomea kuvaava reittisi rekisteröitymällä citynomadi.com-yhteisöön ja ottamalla käyttöösi WebTuunari. Muista kirjoittaa reittisi nimeen vuosiluku, jota erityisesti kuvailet.

Tavoitteenamme on toteuttaa yhdessä reitti jokaiselle vuodelle 1917 – 2017. Haasteessamme on kolme sarjaa:

  • yksityisten ihmisten sarja, jossa voit kertoa sukusi tai perheesi historian
  • koulujen sarja, jossa opettajat ja oppilaat kertovat koulunsa lähiympäristöstä valitsemansa näkökulman mukaisesti
  • yritys-, yhdistys- ja julkisen sektorin sarja, jossa mukaan voi tulla kaupungin kehitykseen liittyvällä tarinalla, henkilökuvalla, yrityshistoriikillä, arkkitehtuuriin, historiaan, kirjallisuuteen tai taiteisiin liittyvällä reitillä.

Tutustu citynomadi.com-yhteisön reitteihin ja kehitä omaa ideaasi. Päätä reittisi ja sillä sijaitsevat kohteet. Valmistele materiaali: tekstit ja valokuvat. Jos haluat, niin laita reitille audioita ja videoita. Muista tekijänoikeudet. Voit myös tehdä pelillisiä reittejä, joissa on kysymyksiä ja tehtäviä.

Piirrä reitti joko citynomadi.comin WebTuunarilla tai kävele se läpi Android Nomadilla, jonka saat maksutta Google Playstä.

Lisää kohteet ja sisältö, sen jälkeen julkaise reitti. Se on näkyvissä citynomadi.com-yhteisössä, Nomadi-sovelluksissa ja voit myös yhdistää sen omille verkkosivuillesi. Muista mainita reitin nimessä vuosiluku, johon reittisi viittaa. Näin olet mukana Suomi 100 vuotta –ohjelmassa.

Ilmoita reitistäsi osoitteeseen nomadi@citynomadi.com

Citynomadi Oy on tamperelainen yritys, joka kehittää Nomadi-konseptia mm. matkailun, koulutuksen, ympäristötiedon kuin kulttuurin sisältöjen julkaisuun. Nomadi-sovelluksen voi hakea maksutta osoitteella app.citynomadi.com

Lisätietoja Suomi 100 vuotta ohjelmasta: suomifinland100.fi

Nomadi on saatavilla maksutta Google Playssä, App Storessa ja WIndows Storessa. Hae omasi heti!

100 years, 100 routes – The Footsteps of Finland

Citynomadi’s ‘100 years, 100 routes – Paces of Finland’

will be part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.

We’ll build a story of the Finnishness for each year of the Finland’s independence, altogether 100 stories during 100 years.

For this reason we invite companies, associations, public sector, schools and individuals to join our project. It’s easy. Register to citynomadi.com and create your route with WebTuner or with a free Android Nomadi app’s Create route feature. Remember to name your route by a year of the story you’re telling.

Our aim is to create a route for each of the years between 1917 and 2017.

Our challenge’s got three categories:

1. Individuals to tell the history of your family

2. Schools, teachers and pupils to tell about the nearby of their schools

3. Company, association, public sector to tell about the history of area, town, company, biography, architecture, literature or arts of the surroundings.

Get introduced to the routes of the community of citynomadi.com and rethink your idea. While choosing the media, remember to respect the copyrights. You can also make gaming routes with interactivity. Email us about your route to nomadi@citynomadi.com and we’ll promote it!

Citynomadi Ltd is located in Tampere, Finland. The main product of ours is the Nomadi concept for tourism, education, green environment, smart cities, culture and arts. Have your for free Nomadi on app.citynomadi.com.

More about Finland 100 years on: suomifinland100.fi

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Gaming Videos – Newsletter October 2015

Gaming Videos

Watch the gaming videos of ours of Kuopio game!

Kuopio Scuplture Quiz Video

Learning Games Event

Citynomadi as a member of the Serious Gaming Cluster of Finland participated the Learning Games 2015 at the University of Helsinki.

Thank you for the feedback, visitors, especially teachers!

Serious Gaming Cluster

Photos of the event on Citynomadi’s Pinterest profile.

Learning Material For The Landscape Area

Together with the organisation of Pro Agria which is a Finnish rural expertise network and the ground school of Juupajoki we’ll produce a gaming route in one of the valuable landscape areas in Finland.

The gaming route will be both a learning material for pupils and a guide for the tourists and it will be released during this Autumn.

MobiRanger To Lapland!

Two National Parks in Lapland at the same app! Take the information, Lappish stories and videos with you to a nature trip. We’ve done the MobiRanger together with Finnish Forest (Metsähallitus).

Urho Kekkonen National Park’s divided into five sections with seven entries to the park. You’ll be able to find the resting places and Sami people cultural heritage locations on the map. There are a lot of information about the primeval park area.

More information in Lapland at the Visitor Centers of Pyhä-Luosto, Tankavaara and Saariselkä.

Take a sneak preview to the local information via our Facebook postings.

Download MobiRanger app here:

For Android users, download on Google Play

For iOS (iPhone and iPad) users, download on App Store

For Windows 8 Phone, download on Windows Store

VisitKouvola & Industry Routes

Get introduced to the industrial history by the River Kymi. Take the key word of Kouvola onour community.

Our New Web Site

Our new website has been launched. They now more informative, scale to any mobile devices from mobile phones to laptops and wide screens.

You’ll be able to figure out the wide variety of maps and their content together with carefully focused products to industry sectors such as culture, education, tourism and environment.

Citynomadi’s web site

Need Anti Stress? – Try out Web Tuner!

Web Tuner has been launched! Create your account and try it out on our community. Web Tuner is funny, easy-to-use and useful tool for publishing your own routes to your friends or to anyone.

If you’re after antistress activities, Web Tuner is for you! Create the paths of your own, share and publish them on our community.

Documentary Videos On Streets!

In accordance to this autumn’s theme of the National Audiovisual Institute In Finland we’ll present a walk of the old documentaries in Helsinki.

Enjoy the clips of documentary movies on your mobile by clicking

app.citynomadi.com

Then download a FREE Nomadi app and search for DOCFILM! Dive into the past!

Stay Tuned! All Nomadi apps will be updated during this Autumn!

Citynomadi’s ‘Game this way’

Game on and have a good time with your friends: compete of knowledge in towns or areas on map in a real life!

 

Citynomadi has released a totally new kind of gaming feature for mobile environment. We have a mobile game to play on the streets of any town or in the nature environment, asking the questions .

 

The gaming takes place wherever Citynomadi’s gaming routes have been made. You’ve got to be in the locations to start, because main idea is that GPS recognizes the location of the player. Points of Interests with questions are shown after the player has answered the previous questions.

 

After answered the question, or completed the task given the player can proceed to the next Point of Interest with the next task to complete.

 

The route can be a straight forward but it can be build to split to different directions according to the answers as a network.

 

By the end of of the game tour the player gets the results and can share them on Citynomadi’s web site or social media.

 

The very first gaming route is situated in Kuopio, Finland, by the Art Museum of Kuopio, mainly by Ms Marja Louni, who is  the intendant of Kuopio Art Museum and mainly responsible for the content of the ‘Statue Game of Kuopio’ and Mr Petteri Tikkanen, who is the comic artist and mainly responsible for the graphics.

 

Our first Gaming route is 5,5 km long having 15 Points of Interests and will be followed by another of memorial plates on the house walls. Both will be multilingual and the language versions will be added shortly. Both Citynomadi and Art Museum of Kuopio are more than happy to get feedback.

 

But for you who won’t be able to travel to Kuopio, Finland in this November to try out our first Game this Way route there are demos to try gaming anywhere. The demos are situated in London and Berlin at the moment, but you are able to game them anywhere…

 

How to play the demo Game this Way routes in Berlin or London on Android Nomadi?

 

1. Have a wlan or mobile data connection on your smart phone

2. Enter Google Play

3. Choose applications

4. Find Nomadi

5. Choose download / install

6. Press ok, until Nomadi has been installed

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7. Open Nomadi

8. Search for London or Berlin

9. Open London game or Berlin game

10. Game on

 

Game demos have three points of interests and in the end the result of the game will be shown as stars to be sent on Citynomadi’s score board and to be shared on social media. The score board will be launched soon.

 

iOS (iPhone and iPad) gaming will be possible in November. WIndows Phone 8 version with gaming feature will be launched according to the market share of the gadgets.

 

More gaming demos will be available in various European cities in near future.

 

Also more features embedded to Game this Way will be announced along with the version refresh of Android Nomadi. E.g. coming in next version: not to loose the already played part of the game if application would stop randomly during the cafe break. So we’ll make it more comfortable to you, Android users!

 

We will launch our game development strategy during SLUSH 2013 festival in Helsinki on 13rd and 14th November.