Finnish education technology company Mightifier is joining forces with ACER Finland to enhance positive school culture and equip students with essential 21st-century skills. All ACER for Education devices provided to elementary schools in Finland will come with a free trial of Mightifier program.
Both Mightifier and ACER Finland believe that every child deserves a safe and encouraging learning environment. Lack of psychological safety in schools can lead to bullying, decreased self-esteem or even depression. The hard technology of ACER and the soft skills of Mightifier form a perfect combination for finding students’ strengths and developing 21st-century skills to helps us to build a better future together. Technology also gives educators concrete tools for making data-backed pedagogical decisions.
Mightifier program boosts positive relationships and decreases isolation and bullying. Mightifier helps students master active empathy when giving positive feedback to one another based on 27 character strengths, including teamwork, persistence, creativity and compassion. Teachers can use a special strength-based curriculum to enhance wellbeing development in their classes and wellness surveys and data dashboards provide actionable insights for educators and school leaders.
“Research shows that children with relationship skills and friends are more satisfied with life,” adds Mervi Pänkäläinen, Mightifier’s Founder and CEO. “We created Mightifier together with Finnish educators to make sure that every child knows that they matter and are valued in their group. Bullied kids lose hope and we cannot afford that to happen.”
“At Acer for Education, we are actively trying to find partners and solutions that have a positive impact on learning environments. Both professionally and as a parent of two small children I am very proud that the Acer for Education is doing close and exclusive cooperation with Mightifier and we can really make a positive impact on learning environments,” comments Tony Orre, EDU Lead Nordics, Acer.
The cooperation will first start in Finland, in Veromäki school in the city of Vantaa in December 2018. ” Social skills, ability to express oneself and understanding of others play a big role in the development of own identity and wellbeing. Technology can be a great enabler, as children are so excited and motivated to use technology as part of their school work”, says Karoliina Pässilä, Veromäen school, Vantaa.
About Mightifier: Award-winning Mightifier is an active empathy program to develop positive school culture. It’s based on positive psychology research and has been co-created together with Finnish educators and students. Outside Finland, the program has been raising attention especially in the Asian market and it has just launched in the US this fall. Mightifier has been selected as one of the best Ideas from Europe and has represented Finland in the Global Finals of Creative Business Cup and Nordic EdTech Award competitions in 2017. Previously it has also received the prestigious Webby and Red Dot Design Awards.
About ACER: With over 40 years of experience, Acer for Education offers an end-to-end adaptive learning experience consisting of easy, reliable & affordable products, tailor-made education software solutions and award-winning after sales service meeting the needs of modern education. At Acer, we believe that the most valuable part of computing lies in its power to spread knowledge, and we see it as our responsibility to provide today’s generation with the instruments they need to succeed in tomorrow’s world. The goal of Acer for Education is to enable teachers and students to create new ways of interacting by providing reliable and easy-to-use solutions they can trust. By developing innovative technology for the classroom, we help students gain access to new paths of communication and collaboration.
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