Light Bites Technology Tasters for the Classroom

Light Bites

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.

Summer 2017

Creative Commons

Use images (and other resources) found on the Internet legally and for free...

Creative Commons is a great way to find resources that you can use in your work legally and for free.

In this session we explore Creative Commons, where you can find 'CC Resources' and how you can use them in your work.

12.00pm - 1.00pm Friday (TBC). Meet on 'The Hill' in the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (third floor of The Library).

You can also book by emailing: development.hr@coventry.ac.uk

Includes a 30 minute Open Education Resource (OER) you can use in your own teaching sessions.

Adobe Voice

Digital Storytelling made easy...

Digital Storytelling is a powerful way to engage students in articulating thoughts and ideas.

In this session we will explore how Adobe Voice can enable students to mix spoken words, images and text to create and publish 'narrative video sequences' in a very straightforward and intuitive way.

12.00pm - 1.00pm Friday (TBC). Meet on 'The Hill' in the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (third floor of The Library).

You can also book by emailing: development.hr@coventry.ac.uk

To make the most of our workshop, please install the Adobe Voice App on to your iPad and watch the tutorial before the session.

Evernote

A powerful notetaker with portfolio potential...

Evernote is a powerful application able to create notes and shareable notebooks.

In this session we explore Evernote's potential as a tool for creating student portfolio.

12.00pm - 1.00pm Friday (TBC). Meet on 'The Hill' in the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (third floor of The Library).

You can also book by emailing: development.hr@coventry.ac.uk

To make the most of our workshop, please create a free Evernote Account and install the application on to your laptop or smart device before the session.

Please check out the Evernote introduction for your device before the session.

Twitter

Microblogging In the classroom...

Twitter is a venerable social media that has gained real popularity over the last few years.

In this session we look at Twitter and how, using hashtags, it can be used for disseminating and sharing thoughts and resources in a learning environment.

12.00pm - 1.00pm Friday (TBC). Meet on 'The Hill' in the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (third floor of The Library).

You can also book by emailing: development.hr@coventry.ac.uk

To make the most of our workshop, please create a free Twitter Account (you may also need to download an app' if using a tablet or smartphone) and check out this short guide before the session.

Google Docs

Powerful, cloud based, collaborative spaces...

Google Docs enables students to work collaboratively together.

In this session we explore Google Docs, how it relates to Google Drive and discuss how it can enable group activity in the classroom.

12.00pm - 1.00pm Friday (TBC). Meet on 'The Hill' in the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (third floor of The Library).

You can also book by emailing: development.hr@coventry.ac.uk

To make the most of our workshop, please create a free Gmail Account.

If you use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Google Drive 'Office' Apps (Drive, Docs, Slides & Sheets) before the session.

Laptop users can access Google Drive 'Office' from a browser.

Please check out this short video tutorial (2 mins) before the session.

Adobe Slate

Intuitive visual story creation...

Adobe Slate enables you to combine images , text and links to create powerful, visual, documents and stories in minutes. No design skills required.

In this session we explore Adobe Slate and discuss it's potential classroom use.

12.00pm - 1.00pm Friday (TBC). Meet on 'The Hill' in the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (third floor of The Library).

You can also book by emailing: development.hr@coventry.ac.uk

To make the most of our workshop, please install the Adobe Slate App on to your iPad and watch the tutorial before the session.

Socrative

Engaging the classroom with live feedback...

Socrative is an easy and powerful way to engage students in shared classroom activity.

In this session we demonstrate Socrative from both the student and lecturer perspective and discuss potential application in the classroom.

12.00pm - 1.00pm Friday (TBC). Meet on 'The Hill' in the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (third floor of The Library).

You can also book by emailing: development.hr@coventry.ac.uk

To make the most of our workshop, please sign up for a free Teacher Account.

Smartphone and tablet users will need to install the free Student and Teacher Apps (laptop users can access Socrative directly via a web browser).

Please view the Socrative'Demo' Video (2 mins) before attending the session.

For more information please contact Ian Upton on the address below.

Created By
Ian Upton (ianupton.info)
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