University of Barcelona researchers begin teacher training and development for iRead game

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

Greek team busy preparing for large scale pilot to reach 800 primary students

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

Doukas School pupils give their verdict on the iRead Game

By Yannis Kotsanis and Thomas Economou (Doukas School) Brighter, more Adventurous, more Fun, more Accessible and Played with our Hands! We started an impressive digital exploration to the mysterious “Navigo: Pyramids of the Lost Words” we walked on moving stones, we ran around to avoid traps, we drove aerial trains and boats via underground tunnels and … Continue reading Doukas School pupils give their verdict on the iRead Game

UCL Masters research project: Designing Elaborative Game Feedback for Struggling Readers

Welcome to the final of a series of Blogs featuring 2017/2018 Masters projects on Education and Technology supervised at the UCL Knowledge Lab (partner and coordinator of iRead). Each of the projects featured has focused on a key research area of  iRead. Alline Kobayashi I come from a Computer Science background with a main interest … Continue reading UCL Masters research project: Designing Elaborative Game Feedback for Struggling Readers

UCL Masters research project: Digital Badges to Foster Self-Efficacy during Reading

Welcome to the third of a series of Blogs featuring 2017/2018 Masters projects on Education and Technology supervised at the UCL Knowledge Lab (partner and coordinator of iRead). Each of the projects featured has focused on a key research area of  iRead. Rita Elyanova During my BA, I studied English, Politics and teaching skills in … Continue reading UCL Masters research project: Digital Badges to Foster Self-Efficacy during Reading

UCL Masters research project: Collaboration and Joint Attention Around Single-Touch Tablet-based Apps

Welcome to the second of a series of Blogs featuring 2017/2018 Masters projects on Education and Technology supervised at the UCL Knowledge Lab (partner and coordinator of iRead). Each of the projects featured has focused on a key research area of  relevance for iRead. Konstantina Stasinou During my Bachelor degree I studied English Language and … Continue reading UCL Masters research project: Collaboration and Joint Attention Around Single-Touch Tablet-based Apps

UCL Masters research project: Learning Analytics Tools for Teachers

Welcome to the first of a series of Blogs featuring 2017/2018 Masters projects on Education and Technology supervised at the UCL Knowledge Lab (partner and coordinator of iRead). Each of the projects featured has focused on a key research area of  iRead. Christina Nassou My bachelor’s degree was on Early Childhood Education. While working in … Continue reading UCL Masters research project: Learning Analytics Tools for Teachers

Research with Children: Good practices in seeking consent

By Laura Benton (UCL Knowledge Lab) Here at the UCL Knowledge Lab many of us involve children in our research projects. As with all research participants it is important that they are informed about the research and the data that will be collected, as well as are given the opportunity to provide their consent to … Continue reading Research with Children: Good practices in seeking consent

“iRead Tablet”: an object-to-think and play…

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…

iRead Newsletter – Issue 4

Spotlight on our partner collaborations This term we have focused on working closely with our partner schools to ensure our reader and game apps are both easy and fun to use. We have also been building collaborations with children's authors and publishers who have agreed to contribute some fantastic work to our reader digital library for use during … Continue reading iRead Newsletter – Issue 4