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Light Bites Technology Tasters for the Classroom

Light Bites

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.

Microsoft Sway

Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app. In this workshop we explore Microsoft Sway and discuss how we might use it to support our teaching practice.

12.00pm - 1pm Tuesday 16th January. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

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.

12.00pm - 1pm Tuesday 23rd January / 12.00pm - 1pm Thursday 22nd February. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

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.

12.00pm - 1pm Tuesday 30th January / 12.00pm - 1pm Thursday 15th February. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

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.

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.

12.00pm - 1pm Tuesday 6th February / 12.00pm - 1pm Thursday 8th February. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

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.

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.

12.00pm - 1pm Thursday 1st February / 12.00pm - 1pm Tuesday 13th February. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

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.

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.

12.00pm - 1pm Thursday 25th January / 12.00pm - 1pm Tuesday 20th February. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

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

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.

12.00pm - 1pm Tuesday 27th February. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

If you have a selfie stick, and a smartphone, please bring it along! You do any equipment to join in this session.

Classroom Presence #1 : Dread!

Rediscover your own dormant dynamism in the classroom!

Join us for an informal and practical introduction to Creating Presence in the Learning Environment.

Hosted by voice actress Sonia Ritter, this session will explore body language and the development of vocal strength and dexterity.

12.20pm - 1.20pm Wednesday 28th February. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

Classroom Presence #2 : Chocolate!

Rediscover your own dormant dynamism in the classroom!

Join us for an informal and practical introduction to Creating Presence in the Learning Environment. Hosted by voice actress Sonia Ritter, this session will explore body language and the development of vocal strength and dexterity.

12.20pm - 1.20pm Wednesday 14th March. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

Classroom Presence #3 : Huzzah!

Rediscover your own dormant dynamism in the classroom!

Join us for an informal and practical introduction to Creating Presence in the Learning Environment.

Hosted by voice actress Sonia Ritter, this session will explore body language and the development of vocal strength and dexterity.

12.20pm - 1.20pm Wednesday 21st March. Meet on 'The Hill' at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), floor three, the Library.

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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Credits:

Created with images by Glass Lass - "six hours neon light bulb by Julia Bickerstaff" • wuestenigel - "Group with Selfie Sticks" • Krista Baltroka - "shout" • Mandyme27 - "scream child girl" • greg.howie - "Scream"

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