Frequently asked questions

Is LessonApp free of charge?

LessonApp is offered in Basic version and Premium version. Basic version is totally free of charge. When you download the Basic version, you can use the Premium version for free for one-month, afterwards you will be downgraded to the Basic version automatically if you don’t want to purchase the Premium version.

Who is LessonApp for?

LessonApp is designed to provide quality education for everyone. LessonApp is intended for K-12 teachers and trainers who want to design better lessons using an easy-to-use digital tool. We also recommend LessonApp for teacher students who are studying to become K-12 teachers.

Is LessonApp suitable for vocational school teachers or university teachers?

Besides a digital tool and a pedagogically wise lesson structure, LessonApp provides hundreds of activating and effective teaching methods mainly for K-12 education. However, many vocational school teachers and university teachers have found LessonApp’s pedagogical instructions and many methods applicable to their work, too. Anyone, interested in improving their teaching, can use LessonApp!

Is LessonApp only for teachers or for both teachers and students?

LessonApp is for teachers and trainers for the purpose of designing quality lessons for better learning. At this point, it is not a learning platform/tool for interaction between teachers and their students.

What is the Finnish way of designing lessons?

Finnish teachers design lessons using rich and creative pedagogy based on latest scientific research. Their approach is usually student-centred rather than teacher-led. They focus on designing lessons which motivate students’ learning and improve students’ 21st century skills. Finnish way of teaching has been proved very profound and effective in terms of learning outcomes and students’ wellbeing.

How do I know if LessonApp is right for me or us?

If you are interested in Finnish way of teaching and want to improve pedagogical skills for yourself or for your teacher community, you should try LessonApp. We are developing the tool and methods all the time based on the needs of our users. Your needs and feedback are welcome.

Do you make customized products to suit different curriculums?

At the moment, LessonApp is not tied to any curriculum, but can be used in any country regardless of the curriculum. If customization is needed, please contact us.

What is the difference between the free (Basic) version and the paid (Premium) version?
  • Basic version is totally free of charge. Premium version is free for the first month
  • Basic version includes 50 teaching methods. Premium version includes 150 teaching methods.
  • Basic version users can save max.10 draft lesson plans while Premium version users can save unlimited drafts. As a Premium user you don’t have to share your lessons.
  • Only Premium version users have access to new features such as ‘Method classification’ for finding a suitable teaching method, Distance Teaching and ‘Self assessment tool’ for professional development.

You may check the Download page for more upcoming features to the Premium version.

How many language versions does LessonApp support?

Currently LessonApp only supports English. In a few months Portuguese, Spanish, Burmese, Romanian and Russian will be supported.

Are there any criteria for interested parties to become a LessonApp partner?

Team LessonApp encourages you to reach us if you are interested in collaboration one way or another. However, we believe that your interest and understanding on Finnish education, experiences in the education field in your representing country as well as shared values would be beneficial for a successful partnership.

What can I do in case I forget my Log-in email and password?

If you know your username or email, you can request a new password here (https://lessonapp.fi/app/forgot-password.html). In other cases, you can contact us via email, and we can help you to get your account back.

Does LessonApp provide sample lesson plans?

You can find some examples of lesson structures for different types of lessons in the tool - Pedagogy section. You can also browse other teachers’ lesson plans and apply them as you wish.

What subjects are covered in LessonApp?

Basically the methods in LessonApp can be applied to any subjects in K-12 schools directly or with some modifications. Of course, some methods are more suitable to some subjects than to others. This is specified in method descriptions. To help users to find the right method quickly, there is a method screening tool in Premium version to help users to find the most suitable methods for their subject.

Which devices does LessonApp work on?/What are the LessonApp supported devices?

LessonApp works in almost all devices: laptops, tablets and smartphones. You can use the browser version on any device, and you can download the app in Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

I cannot register to lessonApp - what is the problem?

If you’re having trouble registering to LessonApp, we suggest that you try creating your account on another device if possible. You can then log in on the device where you’re having trouble registering. If this doesn’t work either, please contact us via email, and we can help you further, or register your account on your behalf.