Sofia, Bulgaria, May 07, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- “Score School – Angie’s dream” tells the story of an 8-year-old girl who was born in a small Bulgarian town but dreams big. Her school is the first to implement a new interactive educational approach. Despite Angie's young age she confidently demonstrates that she has already visited remarkable places all over the world. Her journeys are virtual, yet she is so much involved, motivated to continue travelling, eager to continue learning this way...and now she has a dream...more children to join her virtual trips!
Now...this is Score School team – young and dedicated enthusiasts, who are passionate about creating new-generation interactive services.
They are using virtual tours, enriched with interactive content (text, images, video, audio, etc.) to create a new more efficient educational model. It doesn’t substitute regular teaching methods- it complements them. The aim is to prove that every school in the world must recognize the needs of the digital generation and to use its advantages. And they have already proved that children can be much more engaged in the learning process, while exploring the world.
The contemporary teaching methods have to be much closer to today’s students’ needs. So, they set out to create a new educational approach, called Score School which will support teachers and students during their classwork.
The team presented Score School in front of 19th SOU School Principal. 12 interactive lessons were scheduled for 6 months. The team organized training sessions for an appointed group of teachers showing them how to use the software tools for lesson preparation, what the key attractive features are, where to search for thematic virtual tours and basically how to structure an interactive Score School classwork. The technology was introduced to 312 children in the elementary classes.
1. Students’ reactions:
“What do you think about the lesson?”
78.9% of students loved the tour;
21.9% of students liked the tour.
“What did you like most about the new type of lessons?”
42.1% of students said “Exploring the place, as I was really there,” and
31.6% said “Watching the video(s) / learning about the different things.”
2. Teachers’ opinion:
“Dear teacher, what do you think about the model?”
“Preparing for the interactive lesson was new and challenging task, but I found out that creating the enhanced virtual tour is intuitive and easy. The most important thing that I discovered is what a powerful tool, the interactive lesson can be. Watching such visual models, boosted a lot the students’ imagination.
"They were fully immersed in the presentation, they actively joined discussions and passionately asked questions. The actual results that we reported - using virtual tours increased the impact of discussions by up to 88%, as well as children’s lasting knowledge by up to 87%.”
Project strategic goals:
- To familiarize students with the latest technological advances that can improve the quality of education;
- To provide new accessible tool for progressive teachers to organize interactive lessons/educational labs in selected disciplines;
- To increase awareness and contribute to the smooth perception of the school lessons by the use of innovative illustrative models;
- To spread Score School Instrument among the schools, to promote it as active complementary tool to the approved curriculum;
- To boost teachers’ creativity, lessons interactivity, to challenge students’ curiosity and enrich their general knowledge by introducing virtual trips in secured, controlled educational environment.
Why do ScoreSchool team care?
They want to break the boundaries in children’s imagination and give wings to dreams. Because they care for tomorrow! Do you?
“We want to explore the world! Let us make the first step!” - Angie said.