Ask the teachers: Vivlos Primary School – Applying iRead to Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic islands!

By Elpiniki Margariti, Doukas School and Skarkos Christos, 5th Grade teacher at Vivlos Primary School This is the fourth in series of blogs with schools participating in the research phase of the iRead project across Europe. Elpiniki Margariti asked Skarkos Christos from Vivlos primary school about their experiences with the iRead technologies so far. Skarkos … Continue reading Ask the teachers: Vivlos Primary School – Applying iRead to Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic islands!

Ask the teachers: Grafton School – A teacher’s account

By Liz Herbert, UCL-IOE, Department of Psychology and Human Development This is the third in series of blogs with schools participating in the research phase of the iRead project across Europe. Liz Herbert asked Vicky Berkson from Grafton School how things were getting on. Vicky told us: "We are an Outstanding 2 form entry Primary … Continue reading Ask the teachers: Grafton School – A teacher’s account

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