By Leona Bunting (University of Gothenburg)
On June 18 the University of Gothenburg (UGOT) team participated in PopUpDig19. PopUpDig is a one-day conference about learning and digitalization for teachers, IT pedagogues and library staff organized by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. This was the third year it was held, and it was fully booked well in advance. iRead has been present every year so far, and this year was no exception. https://ipkl.gu.se/samverkan/popupdig
The day started and ended with keynotes and in between there were workshops and special interest groups discussing various aspects of digitalization in and surrounding schools. The special interest groups, focussing on for example school development, were new for this year. This was a direct result from previous years’ evaluations, in which participants had expressed a wish not only to listen to presentations about ongoing research, but also discuss matters pertinent to their practices.
The UGOT team from iRead made a brief presentation about the project; what has been done and where we stand today. After the participants had tried both the Amigo Reader and the Navigo games, there was a discussion about how they could use the iRead suite in their own practices. One participant expressed a particular interest for using the iRead apps with newcomers in Sweden.
We had brought flyers about the upcoming iRead evaluation and mentioned that there still is a possibility to join the project after summer. Hopefully, this means that more schools will join us!