iRead Webinar at University West, Sweden

By Leona Bunting, University of Gothenburg University West in Trollhättan, Sweden, has a profile of work integrated learning. The main research environment is 'learning in and for the new working life' (LINA) in which approximately 75 researchers and 25 doctoral students are active. The LINA group runs a seminar series to which researchers are invited … Continue reading iRead Webinar at University West, Sweden

Ask the teachers: Stormont School – A Q&A series involving teachers across Europe

By Dr Emma Sumner, Lecturer at UCL IOE Psychology and Human Development As we pause our work in schools during current times, we thought it would be a good opportunity to check in with some of our schools that were using the iRead project technologies to see if they have any tips to share. First … Continue reading Ask the teachers: Stormont School – A Q&A series involving teachers across Europe

Proud to sponsor the Interaction Design and Children Conference!

The iRead project is proud to sponsor the Interaction Design and Children conference this year! The IDC conference is an international event that has been running since 2003. It is partly sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and it attracts an interdisciplinary group of researchers in academia and industry who focus on child-computer … Continue reading Proud to sponsor the Interaction Design and Children Conference!

“Navigo at Home” events led by iRead game designers: sign-up form

To celebrate our recent 'Hungry Little Minds' quality mark award from the Department for Education in England, we have organised a series of weekly interactive online events for both parents and children. Drawing on the latest research on literacy and learning we will share our expertise in choosing quality primary education apps for reading and … Continue reading “Navigo at Home” events led by iRead game designers: sign-up form

Expert children deliver the iRead project in German schools*

By Kay Gerkling, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe/Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) and Seray Ibrahim, University College London (UCL) *Please note, this update was written prior to school closures. We hope we can continue to build on this great work in the coming months. One of the challenges of introducing new digitally-mediated teaching activities into school routines, is finding … Continue reading Expert children deliver the iRead project in German schools*

Navigo game for literacy learning FREE to download and play

With schools closing in light of the worldwide COVID-19 developments, you may be looking for resources to support your child’s literacy learning at home in fun and motivating ways. Based on current research from the iRead project, Navigo is a game designed to support primary school children in developing their reading skills. Developed and built … Continue reading Navigo game for literacy learning FREE to download and play

Information sharing event at Samuel von Brukenthal National College, Sibiu, Romania

By Adrian Florea, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS) and Delilah Florea, National College Samuel von Brukenthal, Sibiu On the 28th February 2020, the ULBS team organized a dissemiantion event at Samuel von Brukenthal National College, hosted by Professor Florea Delilah. The goal of the event was to introduce the iRead project technologies to a … Continue reading Information sharing event at Samuel von Brukenthal National College, Sibiu, Romania

iRead project apps in action! Observing class sessions at Västergårdsskolan, Sweden

By Leona Bunting, University of Gothenburg As part of the ongoing evaluation of the apps and appropriation study we went out to Västergård School to observe how teachers were working with the iRead project technologies ‘in the wild’.  We visited Västergårdsskolan on 24th January. It was a chilly morning as we took the ferry out to the small island … Continue reading iRead project apps in action! Observing class sessions at Västergårdsskolan, Sweden

Navigo game awarded approval by DfE ‘Hungry Little Minds’ Campaign

By Seray Ibrahim - UCL Knowledge Lab Earlier today, the UK Department for Education published a press release that listed the iRead Project's Navigo reading game app as one of six apps judged to be effective in supporting children's literacy and language skills in the home. In 2019, the DfE launched the Hungry Little Minds … Continue reading Navigo game awarded approval by DfE ‘Hungry Little Minds’ Campaign