Monday, September 8, 2014

Learn a little, play a little

Our Digital Makerspace schedule is now available for this fall.  Another semester of Digital Makerspace Workshops at the library and we have a lineup of new topics, as well as a couple of "back by popular demand" workshops.  Some are geared to help you out with your classes, such as the ones on Zotero and Advanced Google search techniques, while others are there to have a little fun, such as the "create a button" workshop.   Be sure to look them over and mark the dates in your calendar!

Some things don't change, and as always the workshops are free and with no advance registration required, and we try and do two sessions of each workshop. The content covered in each of the two sessions is the same, so you only need to attend the one that fits into your schedule.  The workshops last about 30 minutes, and are generally held in the Waitkus Computer Lab in Lane Library, unless otherwise noted.

Below is a list of our Digital Makerspace Workshops this semester:

Monday, September 8 @4 pm 
Start your semester our right with your research.  Learn how to create a bibliography in seconds using your collected research in Zotero.  

Prezi vs. Powerpoint 
Monday, Sept. 15 @4 pm / Tuesday, Sept. 16 @noon
Using the latest technology to share your ideas?  There are many choices out there for incorporating ideas and visual technology into your presentation.   Best practices for presentations, both in Prezi and Powerpoint, will be reviewed to help in getting your point across smoothly.  

iMovie with iPads and Digital Cameras
Monday, Sept. 22 @4 pm / Tuesday, Sept. 23 @noon 
Stop by to check out the cameras and iPads available to you through the library.  The iMovie app is also available on our iPads, which means you can make the videos the length you need for assignments or promotional materials for your class, club or sport.  

Advanced Google:  new search strategies  
Monday, Sept. 29 @4 pm / Tuesday, Sept. 30 @noon
Want to find out how to do a better, faster search with Google?  All searching is not equal; learn how to take advantage of the Advanced Google search to find what you are looking for the first time.

Monday, Oct. 6 @4 pm / Tuesday, Oct. 7 @noon   
Wondering how to take your photos from good to amazing?  Want to add a little text to your photos?  Come explore Pixlr, and let your photos have their time to shine.

How to Design Video Assignments
Monday, Oct. 13 @4 pm / Tuesday, Oct.14 @noon           
Video essays and digital storytelling play a part in the Digital Humanities movement, and this visual aspect can be turned into a great assignment if designed well.  Come to learn and share ideas as to how a video assignment can be adapted to fit your class.

Create a Button 
Monday, Oct. 27 @4 pm / Tuesday, Oct. 28 @noon      
Do you have something to say in a visual 1 inch format?  Come with your ideas and learn to use the library's button maker to create a small button of your very own.  

Infographics in your pocket
Monday, Nov. 3 @4 pm / Tuesday, Nov. 4 @noon      
Do good statistics and data sets make you smile?  Find out how to create engaging infographics, as well as great places to get data at your library.  

How to Give a Ted Talk    
Tuesday, Nov. 11 @ noon / Wednesday, Nov. 12 @ 4pm 
Love the style of a Ted Talk, but not certain how to incorporate those techniques into your own presentation?  Stop by to learn what makes a Ted Talk so engaging, and get the tools needed to make your end of the semester presentations stand out. 

3D Printer      
Monday, Nov. 17 @4 pm / Tuesday, Nov. 18 @ noon in the North Reading Room
The Makerbot 3D Printer is available for you to be innovative and release your creativity for your coursework.  Want to find out what the printer can do?  Professor John Dalziel will be leading the workshops, demonstrating how the printer works and the guidelines for use.

Monday, Nov. 24 @4 pm / Tuesday, Nov. 25 @ noon 
Never to late to learn new organizational techniques.  A second chance to familiarize yourself with Zotero's bibliographical tools, and amaze your professors with your correctly formatted bibliographies that you created with the click of a button.

If you have any questions, comments, or any suggestions for future Digital Makerspace workshops, please let us know! 

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