Teacher workshops in the UK and Sweden
We have been running several workshops this term to provide chances for teachers to inform the Navigo game design and also to share back some of the relevant findings from our research with existing reading games.
The University of Gothenburg team organised a workshop at the #PopUpDig conference in Sweden last month for around 40 teachers. The teachers were introduced to both the Navigo game and Amigo Reader as well as to how they facilitate personalised learning. Thereafter, the teachers were allowed to play some of the game activities and provide their feedback on them.
With the aim to understand the opportunities offered by learning analytics to improve teaching activities, the UCL team organised two workshops with primary school teachers to explore what insights teachers would like to have from data generated by the iRead apps. They used a design tool called ‘Inspiration Cards’ to collaboratively to design new possibilities and inquiries for the data generated by the Navigo game.
Most recently the UCL team in collaboration with Learnus organised a series of teacher workshops focused on existing tablet-based reading games for primary school children. The workshops provided the opportunity for teachers to share their own experiences using reading games as well as trial, evaluate and discuss several commercial reading games for themselves using the iRead analytic framework, which is now available to download from our website in the teacher resources section.