Over 1,600 students will be learning through interactive instruction till the end of the school year
Belgrade, November 8, 2017 – Telenor Foundation provided Coprix Interactive Dictionaries, Coprix applications for learning mathematics and English language, interactive whiteboards and tablets for 10 elementary schools in Serbia within the project Improving Digital Literacy with ICT in Primary Schools in Serbia. That means that currently 24 teachers, who have been trained, are conducting interactive teaching for more than 500 students in schools all over Serbia, while it is envisaged for this number to rise to 1,600 students by the end of this school year.
“The idea was also to increase the number of trained teachers, because they are most important in the process of sharing knowledge and using new technologies. By the end of the school year, we expect 56 of them to be fully trained for this type of education. Different tests have shown that learning by application keeps the children’s attention longer than work with textbooks, which is why we believe that we will make learning easier for them and, at the same time, make the schooling more fun”, said Milica Begenišić, Telenor Foundation Manager.
Danijela Stefanović, teacher in the elementary school “Vuk Karadžić” from Žitkovac, says that her students are thrilled and that they understood the work with interactive boards as a reward for their efforts, as they learn easier.
“We work on it every day, from the first letter we have learned. They already know all the steps, know how to start the application on their own and find a letter they need. We insisted on that from the very beginning“, pointed out Danijela Stefanović.
Interactive dictionary is a many-times rewarded system for learning languages, developed by the company COPRIX media, in cooperation with professors from the the Faculty of Philology and Teachers’ College. The first-graders learn using the latest technologies and digital pens for print-outs, which enables them to fully develop graphomotorics, in the same way as if they are writing on paper. The system gathers and analyses data and provides insight into each child’s progress.
Schools provided with equipment and licence thanks to Telenor Foundation are:
“Sava Šumanović”, Zemun
“Mihailo Petrovic Alas”, Belgrade, Municipality of Stari Grad
“Sveti Sava”, Batočina
“Vuk Karadžić”, Krivaja (Bačka Topola)
“Milan Mijalković”, Jagodina
“Učitelj Tasa”, Niš
“Sveti Sava”, Kikinda
“Bora Lazić”, Vlaška (Mladenovac)
“Vuk Karadžić” Žitkovac (Aleksinac)
“Dragiša Luković-Španac", Kragujevac