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Light Bites Technology Tasters for the Classroom

Light Bites

Autumn / Winter 2018 Programme

Light Bites is a series of lunchtime workshops exploring technology and how it can be used to support our teaching practice.

Facilitated by Ian Upton (Academic Development), each workshop session will focus on a specific technology or application. We will explore what it can do and discuss how we might use it.

Light Bites assumes no technology skills. Bring a laptop or tablet if you want to join in. Or just bring yourself, a coffee, and see what is going on.

If you are inspired by what you experience, we will provide all you need to take things further.

This series we are introducing a Light Bites Digital Badge. watch this space for more information!

Death by PowerPoint

We all use PowerPoint as part of our professional practice. But have we ever taken the time to consider how we can use it to really engage and inspire?

Or do we just do the same old thing over and over again just because that's the way it's done?

In this workshop we challenge you to question how you use PowerPoint and consider expert opinion on how this powerful tool can be engaged more effectively.

12:00-13:00 Wednesday 31st October. Meet on 'The Hill' at Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), Floor Three. Lanchester Library.

12:00-13:00 Wednesday 28th November. Meet on 'The Hill' at Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), Floor Three. Lanchester Library.

DMLL Hill

Adobe Spark (Spark Page)

Adobe Spark is a new app from Adobe that allows users to create template based social media graphics (Spark Post), web stories (Spark Page) and animated videos (Spark Video) using a simple online interface.

In this workshop we explore Adobe Spark (Spark Page) and discuss how we might use it to support our teaching practice.

You will need a free Spark account and bring your laptop if you wish to engage practically with this workshop (recommended). You do not need an account or laptop to join in.

12:00-13:00 Wednesday 7th November. Meet on 'The Hill' at Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), Floor Three. Lanchester Library.

DMLL Hill

Adobe Spark (Video)

Adobe Spark is a new app from Adobe that allows users to create template based social media graphics (Spark Post), web stories (Spark Page) and animated videos (Spark Video) using a simple online interface.

In this workshop we explore Adobe Spark (Spark Video) and discuss how we might use it to support our teaching practice.

You will need a free Spark account and bring your laptop if you wish to engage practically with this workshop (recommended). You do not need an account or laptop to join in.

12:00-13:00 Wednesday 21st November. Meet on 'The Hill' at Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), Floor Three. Lanchester Library.

DMLL Hill

Google Drive

Google Drive is more than online storage. As well as providing a suite of 'office and feedback' tools Google Drive is a powerful tool enabling collaboration and feedback.

In this workshop we explore Google Drive and discuss how we might use it to support our teaching practice.

You will need a free Google account and bring your laptop if you wish to engage practically with this workshop (recommended). You do not need an account or laptop to join in.

Session Dates available shortly...

DMLL Hill

Creative Commons

Creative Commons, or CC, is a brilliant way of sourcing free to use resources such as images and sounds, legally, from the web.

This workshop explores the ideas behind CC and what we need to do to source quality resources, legally, to support our work.

This workshop will also provide an educational resource (lesson plan and support materials) that you can use with your own students.

Session Dates available shortly...

DMLL Hill

OMG! Selfie Sticks!

Have you ever considered how you can engage students using selfie sticks?

In this workshop we look at this overlooked tool and explore ways of utilising its power in the classroom.

If you have a selfie stick, and a smartphone, please bring it along! You do not need a selfie stick to join in this session.

Session Dates available shortly...

DMLL Hill

Creating Presence Workshops

Light Bites : Creating Presence is a new series of lunchtime workshops exploring how you can use your voice and body to empower your teaching practice. Hosted by actor and theatre practitioner Sonia Ritter, each workshop will focus on a different facet of presence and include practical exercises to help develop your voice.

New Session Dates available shortly...

For further information about these Light Bite sessions, or booking bespoke sessions for your Faculty, School or Course, please contact Ian using the button below.

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Ian Upton (ianupton.info)
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Created with images by Glass Lass - "six hours neon light bulb by Julia Bickerstaff" • wuestenigel - "Group with Selfie Sticks" • PublicDomainPictures - "afraid dread emotion"

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