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Digital Literacies @Macalester

Guide and information on Digital Literacies @Mac vision, definition, events

Small Bytes Workshops 2019-2020

Small Bytes

During the Fall of 2019 we hosted hands-on workshop for staff focused on digital literacies:

Data visualizations - Using data to help tell the story

Join us for a digital literacy session on creating data visualizations (e.g. graphs, charts). In this basics and refresher session for staff, we will discuss using visualizations to help tell the story in the data. We will review best practices in creating effective and accurate data visualizations. Then, walk through and practice using Google sheets to create data visualizations. Registration is required for this hands-on session

Tuesday, October 22, 11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m. 

How to Design Event Posters

Join us for a digital literacy session for staff and learn how to design event posters. We’ll reveal the five must-haves for designing eye-catching, memorable posters. Topics include: how to use the Macalester logo, free design software, templates, stock photos, getting posters printed. Registration is required for this hands-on session.

 Tuesday, Sep. 24, 11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m.

Small Bytes: Past Workshops

Past Small Bytes Workshops

In 2018-19, we presented staff "Small Bytes" workshops on :

Suggest a Topic

Have an idea or suggestion for a topic you would like to see covered in a small group training session?  Please let us know: Small Bytes - Digital Literacies Workshop Ideas

MTUG - staff focus

MTUG - Macalester Technology User Group

Monthly meetings to share news and tips with interested staff. Look for the next meeting date announced in the MacDaily.
MTUG Meeting Notes

Previous Years' Student Tech It Out Sessions

Tech IT Out in the Idea Lab! was a drop-in pilot of short, technology focused sessions for students.

Fall 2018:

  • Google Cardboard: Turn your phone into a virtual reality experience.
  • Wacom Tablet: Draw, desigh, doodle--do it your way.
  • Stickers: Learn how to design and print stickers for your stuff.
  • Poster Design: Need to design posters for your org? Come by to learn the basics of poster design.

Adventures in 3D:

  • 360 Camera
  • Tinkercad
  • 3D Printing