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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 an information sheet containing all you need to take things further.


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#1 Creative Commons

21st July 2015

Use others work in your creations 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 look at how to use Creative Commons resources and where you can find them. Includes a 30 minute Open Education Resource..

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#2 Adobe Voice

23rd July 2015

Digital Storytelling made easy… Digital Storytelling is a powerful way to enable students to engage and articulate thoughts and ideas. In this session we will explore how Adobe Voice can enable students to mix voice, images and text to create and publish narrative video sequences in a very straightforward and intuitive way. To make the most..

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#3 WordPress

28th July 2015

A powerful tool for evidencing study? WordPress is an established and powerful online tool. But to the novice it can appear intimidating and counterintuitive. In this session we deconstruct what WordPress can do and consider it as a tool for the creation of online portfolio. Please note. This is not an in-depth session on the..

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#4 Evernote

30th July 2015

A powerful notetaker with portfolio potential… Evernote is a powerful application able to create notes and shareable notebooks. In this session we explore Evernotes potential as a tool for creating student portfolio. To get the most out of this session we recommend you create a free Evernote account and download the application on to your..

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#5 Twitter

4th August 2015

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 useful for disseminating and sharing thoughts and resources in a learning environment. To get the most out of this session we..

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#6 AirPlay

4th August 2015

Sharing work in the classroom… Airplay is a technology which enables broadcasting from smartphones, tablets and laptops to classroom screens. In this session we demonstrate the technology and discuss how it might be useful in a classroom environment where students can share resources and engage in group discussion.

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