CleverBooks: Rejuvenating Kids’ Learning through Augmented reality

CleverBooks provides STEM-oriented global curriculum-based teaching and learning solutions for primary education. Empowering Kids Learning in the acquisition of necessary for the 21st Century skills by utilizing the most innovative AR technology tools is the primary goal of the company.

CleverBooks offers a range of products for teaching and learning empowered by Augmented Reality. All products are STEM certified and global curriculum guidelines based. The products aim to develop and enhance interest and curiosity levels in STEM, create a base for developing 21st-century skills and focusing on personalized learning through kinetic, and audio-visual educational approaches.

The Illuminator of CleverBooks

Darya Yegorina, the Founder and CEO of CleverBooks, runs other ventures in multiple industries also. Apart from being an entrepreneur, she has a massive professional experience from start-ups to multinational corporations. Darya’s current focus is on emerging technologies for education where she has the mission to deliver the most innovative Augmented Reality technology to schools around the world to create equal access to technology for kids globally. She is a professional speaker on a global scale representing women in tech and inspiring new entrepreneurs.

With a background in sales, she is also experienced in fitness, retail, import/export management consulting and project execution, and startups.

Darya is the winner of Digital Female Leaders Award in the category Entrepreneurship in 2018, named as Innovator by Irish Times in 2018, awarded Young Irish Entrepreneur in 2016, featured in Inc.com, Forbes and other global media as the promoter and facilitator of education technology for the best future of the kids in the world.

Apart from this, Darya supports and drives the following initiatives:

  • Darya is Dublin Ambassador for Women of Wearables
  • Darya is an Industrial Advisory Board member at TETRAMAX ICT technology transfer initiative supported by European Union
  • Darya is an Ambassador at HundrEd
  • Darya is a board member and co-founder at Eirmersive (Irish Immersive Technologies Association)
  • MIT Ambassador Innovators under 35

Inspiration behind CleverBooks

In the era of rapid digital advancement, schools are now struggling to maintain relevancy in their classes due to rapid changes in the job market.

Schools are obliged to innovate to sustain their development by building a strong ICT infrastructure to accommodate 21st-century learning demands for K-12 students.

However, it is not enough to simply add technology to existing teaching methods. Technology must be used strategically to benefit students with quality digital content with strong academic relevance to provide effective learning.

Unique Solutions and Services

CleverBooks sets the standards in Augmented Reality to help kids improve test-score by up to 33% and increases retention rate by up to 100% with the latest STEM-oriented Augmented Reality (AR) technology that supports students’ individual learning styles. We want to support innovative schools and educators to ensure students have access to the most up to date academic STEM-oriented content powered by innovative AR technology to meet necessary for the 21st-century kid’s learning demands.

CleverBooks is a creative company that creates personalized children’s books with clever stories, as well as books with 3D augmented reality”, asserts Founder Yegorina.

Further, she continues, “Kids themselves are the main character in their own high-quality printed book. We are inspired by our own kids and really happy to share this great experience with you. It is a proven fact that tales help kids in many ways to develop fantasy and imagination, as well as to educate. So why not use tales and make the story personal? This is the concept we have applied in our books.”

The Initial Entrepreneurial Challenges

Yegorina says that the entrepreneurial battlefield is not for everyone. “When you are an entrepreneur, you should love challenges. Otherwise, it’s just not for you.”

The company had some problems at the beginning before they found a very good quality publishing company. It also had some issues with software module development. The most important quality is communication.

Yegorina believes this is the best time to be an entrepreneur and, with so many good ideas out there, good entrepreneurs will make their mark.

Featuring the Promising Future

The company’s ultimate goal is worldwide expansion and hopefully being a disruptive force in the field of kids’ education and upbringing.

Our company is setting the standards for AR use in education space. We aim to structure and re-shape education and create the new futuristic approach to teaching and learning.

Words of Trust from Clients

CleverBooks has given my classes an extra dimension, both literally and figuratively. For example, when studying 3D images, CleverBooks’ AR products make the flat experience of a book into a multi-dimensional experience, incorporating multimedia, audio and animation. Children can really see what a 3D image looks like from lots of different angles.”

_Simon Lewis, Educate Together Carlow, Ireland

Tested CleverBooks Geometry with Augmented reality solution with kids in the classroom environment. Liked the most the variety of shapes, the voice over helped students pronounce the type of shape names”.

_ David Talbert, Head of Technology Integration, Dubai British School Jumeirah Park – United Arab Emirates

It was really good experience with CleverBooks Geography app for primary school kids! I was very impressed and the kids were very engaged in using it. Great details on the countries and the presentation of the material. Kids were so excited when the continent went live and they could observe animals, plants, places of interests in 3D.”

_ Paraic Crone, Primary School Teacher, Ireland

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