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…

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 reliable for educational use even by non-partner schools, … 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

UCL run teacher workshops to design learning analytic tools

By Yvonne Vezzoli (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) During the past 4 months, Yvonne Vezzoli from CISRE Lab, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been working as part of the iRead team at UCL on a project on learning analytics in the context of the iRead game (Navigo). When children play with Navigo they generate … Continue reading UCL run teacher workshops to design learning analytic tools

iRead @ #PopUpDig – Conference on the Digitalisation of Schools

By Wolmet Barendregt (University of Gothenburg) This month iRead team members from the University of Gothenburg took part in #PopUpDig, which is a conference on the digitalisation of schools organised by researchers at three different departments at the University of Gothenburg: Department of Pedagogy and Communication, Department of pedagogical, curricular and professional studies and the … Continue reading iRead @ #PopUpDig – Conference on the Digitalisation of Schools

iRead game piloted with EFL students in Spain

By Roger Gilabert Guerrero (University of Barcelona) In late May and early June, children and teachers in the six schools involved in iRead from the Barcelona and Tarragona areas tested the games in English. The reception from the schools was very positive and both teachers and children were delighted with learning the language through such attractive … Continue reading iRead game piloted with EFL students in Spain

iRead Partners collaborate on Gamification Workshops for teachers

By Roger Gilabert Guerrero (University of Barcelona) Prof. Kay Berkling (DHBW) and her student Daria Seledtsova were recently hosted by Roger Gilabert Guerrero and his team at the University of Barcelona. During her visit she gave three workshops on gamification at the university and the Center for Pedagogic Resources in Valls (Tarragona). Attendees included primary and secondary school … Continue reading iRead Partners collaborate on Gamification Workshops for teachers

iRead in Schools: Introducing Doukas School

Introducing Doukas School Doukas School, a K-12 educational institution with a 100 year history, offers to its 2000 student body one of the most innovative educational and athletic programs in Greece. Doukas School participates in several EU and National R&D Projects (e.g. Erasmus+, Lifelong Learning Programme, Horizon 2020) and has coordinated extensive European Networks (School … Continue reading iRead in Schools: Introducing Doukas School

Building communities of practitioners for digital learning

Building communities of practitioners for digital learning Last month we attended a meeting organised in Luxemburg to introduce the European H2020 funded projects on digital learning. The goal of the day was to draw out synergies and define future priorities. We will focus on one of these priorities: building communities. Many of the attendees worked … Continue reading Building communities of practitioners for digital learning