Reader workshop at Lextorpsskolan in Sweden

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

Spanish Team finish first round of school visits

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

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