In cooperation with National Geographic, Založba Rokus Klett publishes the first truly interactive learning pack for biology, which opens the new iRokus+ series. The pack is based on the unique concept of blended learning. It comprises an interactive textbook at www.iRokusPlus.si, a printed activity book and the learning management system (LMS). Since September 2014, 38.98% of all primary school 8th-graders have used the new pack. The quality of the pack has also been acknowledged by the international panel of judges at the Frankfurt Book Fair – Biologija 8 iRokus+ was awarded the prestigious Gold BELMA Award (Best European Learning Materials Award) in the category of digital learning materials.
The new cross-curricular series Radovednih pet (Curious Five) , which brings the concept of blended learning into Grade 4, has written a similar success story. The series, thoroughly supported with interactive materials at www.radovednih-pet.si and the LMS system, has been used by 28.34% of all 4th-graders.
At the jubilee 30th Slovenian Book Fair, Rokus Klett presents a new, handier edition of the 2013 monograph Potice iz Slovenije (Poticas of Slovenia), which in the spring of 2014, at the World Cookbook Awards competition, receives the prestigious Gourmand International award for Best Eastern Europe Cuisine Book.
In the great competition of all (40) local editions of the National Geographic magazine, the story “Podvodni svet” (Underwater World) by the top Slovenian underwater photographer Borut Furlan, which was published in June 2013 in the National Geographic Slovenija magazine, is declared the best natural science report.
Among the 15 local editions of the National Geographic Junior magazine, two Slovenian articles are awarded. The award for the best local report is given to the article “Naši mestni sostanovalci” (Our Urban Cohabitants), for which the text is contributed by Marjan Žiberna, and the excellent photographs by Matej Vrančič. The award for the best design is given to the Slovenian editorial board for the “Mesojede rastline” (Carnivorous Plants) report, written by Carl Zimmer and Alenka Marinček and designed by Elizabeta Jazbec.