Pop-Up Classes

Every semester, the Library offers a series of Pop-Up Classes open to students, faculty, and staff of Loyola and Notre Dame. These classes are organized by Technology Services Librarian Matthew Treskon, and each focuses on teaching a skill rooted in technology. Faculty members from both universities, LNDL staff members, librarians from other local institutions, and other Baltimore-based technology enthusiasts lead the classes. The topics range from very low-tech, like breadmaking, to very high-tech, like virtual reality.

Below is a list of all the Pop-Ups the Library is hosting in Spring 2020. Stay tuned on our homepage and social media for more information on the Pop-Up Class schedule!

February 13th: Getting Started with Cricut Design Space

Interested in the Cricut Maker? Uncertain where to begin? Join us for a beginner’s session on learning the basics of Cricut Design Space.  We will explore the user interface and discuss the functions available in Design Space to create your own projects for the Cricut Maker.

Register at: https://forms.gle/Rdpz525LKJfhoD9G7

February 17th: AI Petting Zoo

Artificial intelligence is accessible! Learn about some of the building blocks of AI by playing/experimenting with the programs themselves. “Bach-ify” your melody, poke at an Alexa emulator, recognize objects in pictures, and explore natural language

Register at: https://forms.gle/zTc81XkAAjkDsupCA

February 19th: Adobe Premiere Rush

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of video editing and production with Adobe Premiere Rush. Herbert Jay Dunmore, TV Studio Manager and Adobe Education Leader, will explain key concepts and strategies in a way that allows you to process them into valuable best practices. At the end of this class, participants will be able to produce an edited video that is ready for distribution.

Register at: https://forms.gle/zSoKsrL5Q5BGtkVu9

February 25th: Wild Fermentations: The Art of Making Bread

Good bread warms both the heart and the soul. This beginners class shows you just how easy it is to make your own bread. It also explores why it is probably a good idea to make our own bread, rather than purchasing the bread-like products available at the store.

Register at: https://forms.gle/DSfJBxNGDDqFFdvh7

March 13th: Raspberry Pi Home Security

Learn to build, program, and use a home alarm system. This class will teach you how to use magnetic switches and raspberry pi to create an alarm system that goes off when a door is opened. This is a great opportunity to learn a little about home automation and get a little taste into the possibilities of using a raspberry pi.

Register at: https://forms.gle/DtWomcCQQCwf7dfV8

March 23rd: Explore Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms

Learn about how Lego Mindstorms can be applied in various contexts: the classroom, camp, after school activities such as scouts, and of course play. We’ll also work through a lesson plan (autonomous robots, CNC drawing, or sorting machine) to be chosen by popular vote!

Register at: https://forms.gle/S5wXYEmsqcd8oGPEA

March 26th: Games as a New Literacy Tool: Teaching and Learning Through Games and Virtual Reality Technology

This workshop is for participants interested in incorporating games and digital interactive technology as trans-disciplinary teaching and learning tools in the classroom. It will introduce pedagogical concepts and problem-solving techniques by constructing a meaningful connection between technology and real-world challenges. The goal of this workshop is to identify effective classroom teaching strategies, student engagement, and motivation

Register at: https://forms.gle/fwDP4rKe2n2rjKeRA

March 30th: Creating Maps for Digital Scholarship: GIS for Beginners

Learn how to start creating your own maps for digital scholarship projects using tools you already use! This class will cover how to create an original map in Google Maps. We’ll also discuss potential applications of Geographic Information Systems in digital scholarship projects and other mapping software that’s available

Register at: https://forms.gle/pHzjrd6g9KraVF8Z8