By Laura Benton (UCL Knowledge Lab) During the 2019 summer term the UCL team has been working with Year 1 pupils (aged 5-6 years) and struggling readers in Years 4-6 (aged 8-11 years) across four different London primary schools to evaluate the benefits of particular design features with our game and reader apps. The data … Continue reading Initial Game and Reader research studies now complete
By Maria Skiadelli (11th Primary School of Chalandri) After receiving the 10 tablets for the iRead Greek Novice Reader Pilot that were kindly offered for this purpose to our school, some of our major concerns were how to achieve the optimal learning outcome and how students will gain full access to them. Below you may … Continue reading “iRead Tablets at our School!” A Teacher’s Experience…
By Leona Bunting (University of Gothenburg) The past few weeks we have been out to schools holding workshops with EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers on our Amigo Reader. Teachers have been asked to create teaching designs with various objectives and content including elements from the Reader. The last workshop was held on 5 … Continue reading Reader workshop at Lextorpsskolan in Sweden
The University of Barcelona team, have just finished our first round of visits to the 8 schools participating in the iRead project in Spain. Last Tuesday we went to Ramon y Cajal school in Alpartir, Aragón. This is a rural school with only 41 students. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students share the same class, and … Continue reading Spanish Team finish first round of school visits
This week the University of Barcelona (UB) team visited Bernardí Tolrà School in Tarragona for both teacher training as well as for whole groups of learners to start using the games. Teachers already reported ideas on how to integrate the new technology in their lessons and children reported having lots of fun. The UB team realized … Continue reading University of Barcelona researchers begin teacher training and development for iRead game
By Yannis Kotsanis and Thomas Economou (Doukas School) It all started 3 years ago by the conception of the idea by a small group of researchers. European partnership and proposal submission – evaluation of the iRead proposal, approval – beginning of the implementation, 2 years ago, with over 100 researchers aiming to reach 200+ schools and … Continue reading Greek team busy preparing for large scale pilot to reach 800 primary students
By Yannis Kotsanis and Thomas Economou (Doukas School) One of the main aims of the iRead Project is to develop a diverse set of learning apps and teaching tools that foster the learning, teaching and assessment of reading skills, including personalized and adaptive literacy games and a reader app. For this purpose, a low-cost but … Continue reading “iRead Tablet”: an object-to-think and play…
We are looking for teachers and students from England, Germany, Greece, Spain and Sweden to contribute to the requirements and design phases of our project.