Danish EdTech Savivo launches an crowd-funding campaign to fund it’s first hardware project for helping kids learn the time. Savivo is mostly known for the Mingoville series, with their apps to learn English, Math and the time are the most successful. This new project aims to work with the last part – teaching kids the clock and time. This is as a unique educational idea that combines online learning with real practice, and software with hardware.
“We have been working in the field of primary digital education and we have noticed that at this young age children forget things really quickly. But if they learn by doing, the memory retention rate is up to 70%. That gave us the idea of completing the learning process of how to tell the time with the Mingoville Fun Clock App and with a real watch,” says Savivo’s CEO Stephan Stephensen.
As visual memory is very important for children, the EduWatch is specially designed to look like the clock in the Mingoville App, so children can make the connection between what they have seen in the app and the physical watch on their wrist. This also completes the natural process of learning how to tell the time with the Mingoville App and practicing the newly acquired skills with the EduWatch.
With the launch of this Educational Indiegogo Project, the goal is to show that Edu games and projects can and should be as successful as entertaining games and high-tech gadgets.
“Indiegogo is already a popular crowd-funding platform for different gadgets and games, that are very successful. We want to prove that the Education section can compete with high-tech projects too. After all, since everyone cares about children’s education, what better platform than crowd-funding?” says Stephan.
All the contributors for this project are rewarded with access to the Educational Games right away. The perk levels start at only $3, but no matter how much is pledged, there will be at least one digital game for every contributor.
“We believe our project has a worthy cause: promoting digital education. That is why we are happy to support it and give our games away. And we hope our contributors and fans will join the pledge too!” says Stephan.
The EduWatch comes in a variety of colors and the Indiegogo price starts at $25, whereas the expected retail price is $50. The goal of the project is to fund the production of the Mingoville EduWatch, which is specially created for children. It is ready to handle the daily challenges of the playground: it is shock-resistant, waterproof and tested for Nickel allergies. The watch has a fast wrap strap, so even the youngest kids can easily put it on.
“We have the designs and prototypes ready. Now we just need to fund it!”, says Stephan.
Stephan is known in the e-learning and digital education scene. Savivo’s aim has for Stephan always been to revolutionizing English and Math learning in classrooms. His work has been recognized by awards such as the “Danish Mobile Award“ 2011 for making an extraordinary impact in mobile technology and the “Best MoBiz and Innovative Enterprise Award” at the Global Mobile Internet Conference, Beijing, China 2013.
You can see more of the crowd-funding project over at Indiegogo.