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

E-reader studies on Amigo Reader finalised for Spanish and EFL students

In December the two e-reader studies on the Amigo Reader for Spanish and EFL were successfully finalised in Barcelona. The UoB team are delighted to see the system in action after three years of hard work from everyone involved in the iRead project! From the start of the e-reader studies, students and teachers have expressed … Continue reading E-reader studies on Amigo Reader finalised for Spanish and EFL students

UGOT Researchers Participate in Dialogue Seminars at ‘Framtidens lärande väst’ – Future Learning Event

By Leona Bunting, University of Gothenburg Leona from the University of Gothenburg team presented information about the iRead Project at two separate dialogue seminars held at the Framtidens lärande event. Framtidens lärande (Future Learning), is a national meeting ground for practitioners, researchers and trade, established ten years ago. This year, the organizers tried a more regional … Continue reading UGOT Researchers Participate in Dialogue Seminars at ‘Framtidens lärande väst’ – Future Learning Event

Placement student Rachel Finapiri shares her experiences on the iRead project

By Emma Sumner - UCL-IOE, Department of Psychology and Human Development Rachel Finapiri was a placement student from University of Surrey working with Emma Sumner and Elisabeth Herbert at UCL-IOE (Department of Psychology and Human Development) between February and July 2019. Rachel was on the Masters (MSc) in Developmental Psychology programme at Surrey and was … Continue reading Placement student Rachel Finapiri shares her experiences on the iRead project