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Digital Learning for Schools, 10 July 2019
Jul 10

Digital Learning for Schools, 10 July 2019



    Digital Learning for Schools

    Presented by the Archives for Learning and Education Section

    Date: 10 July 2019 

    Location: Stephenson Building, Newcastle University

    This event is free to ARA members and £5 to non-members please email to book your place.


    This event is free to ARA members and £5 to non-members and will offer talks from speakers sharing their experiences of using archives to promote and deliver digital learning tools for schools.


    Complimentary tea and coffee will be provided at registration and during the afternoon break. Lunch can purchased at nearby venues, or delegates can bring packed lunches.


    Any delegates with personal support or access requirements are encouraged to contact the committee in advance to ensure we are able to meet your needs.

    Event schedule

    9.30 Registration and refreshments

    10.00 Alexandra Healey is the ALES Chair and a Project Archivist at Newcastle University Special Collections

    Welcome and introduction to the event

    10.15 Sanna Wicks is a Lecturer in Media Production at Coventry University and also co- runs Treehouse Media, producing digital resources for heritage interpretation.

    ‘Using digital technologies to engage audiences with archives’

    In this talk, Sanna will introduce participatory culture and discuss approaches to using digital technologies for bringing archives alive and engaging modern audiences, drawing on her Masters research and using examples of Treehouse Media work.

    10.45 Thomas Elwick, Learning Officer, Tyne & Wear Archives and Discovery Museum

    ‘Using digital technology in archive learning sessions’

    Tom will speak about the ‘Where do you think you are?’ sessions at TWADM which utilise tablet computers and the Yahoo Flickr app as well as their upcoming Peace Day Project.

    11.15 Comfort break

    11.30 Gemma Brace is an Exhibitions and Engagement Officer at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection

    ‘Animating Archives’

    Following a recent National Heritage Lottery Funded project to catalogue, conserve and share the personal archive of Oliver Messel (one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated theatre designers), Gemma Brace will be sharing her experience of animating this fascinating archive. Including the development of digital schools’ resources, workshops and artist collaborations, she will be looking at some of the innovative ways the Collection have sought to expand their audience engagement.

    12.00 Lunch (not provided)

    Afternoon: Practical workshops on using digital technologies in learning sessions

    13.00 Introductions by workshop leaders:

    Martin Bazley, Digital heritage consultant and Director, Martin Bazley Associates

    Topic: ‘Digital learning resources’

    Dave Fleming, Inclusive Arts and Digital Media Co-ordinator, York Explore Libraries and Archives

    Topic: ‘Explore Labs: Arts-Council funded three-year project to promote digital engagement in libraries’

    Megan Wilson, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University

    Topic: ‘Using Interactive Archives: using programmable technology in education outreach workshops’

    13.30 Workshop session

    14.00 Tea break

    14.30 Workshop session

    15.00 Workshop session

    15.30 Wrap up

    16.00 Close

    For more information, please contact us on, or via Twitter @ARALearning.

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  • Date & Time
    Jul 10 2019 at 09:30 AM - Jul 10 2019 at 04:00 PM
  • Location & full address
    Stephenson Building, Newcastle University
  • Event Admins
    Lorraine Logan