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VIRTUAL EVENT: Choosing and using high-quality reading apps with primary children

04 June 2020, 11:00 am–11:30 am

Child reading on phone. Image: Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

In this Facebook live event, Dr Laura Benton and Dr Mina Vasalou will discuss primary education apps for reading.

This event is free.

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Laura Benton

Drawing on the latest research on literacy and learning Dr Benton and Dr Vasalou will share their expertise in choosing quality reading apps and discuss how they can be most effectively used at home. 

There will be opportunities for parents to ask questions in advance as well as during the session, and accompanying resources will be made available for attendees to support parents using these apps as part of at-home learning.

This event is part of a series of weekly interactive online events for both parents and children to celebrate the iRead Project's recent 'Hungry Little Minds’ quality mark award from the Department for Education.


Image: Andrea Piacquadio via Pexels

About the Speakers

Dr Laura Benton

Research Associate at UCL Institute of Education

Dr Benton has a background in education technology design and is currently a researcher on the iRead project. Within the project she has been working with primary teachers and pupils to design and evaluate new technologies to support children's reading including the award-winning literacy game Navigo.

More about Dr Laura Benton

Dr Mina Vasalou

Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Education

Dr Vasalous has led a number of research projects around the theme of digital technology for personalised learning in children’s literacy and learning, and currently coordinates the iRead project.

More about Dr Mina Vasalou