Workshops

Stop Motion, let’s make a movie

It is always a huge search for digital tools that can be used by students at a beginner level. But luckily Stop Motion Studio App is such an application. It is a smartphone app and video tool in one to make your own stop motion videos. We used this tool in a workshop to learn how to make pictures with a tablet, creating and telling a story and to share reflections on the things we did during class.

A workshop by Mediawijs, Belgium

Workshops

Analyzing and creating messages to empower the students

Advertisements and propaganda are everywhere. But we don’t always know that it has an effect on us. So how do we get influenced? Which techniques advertisements and propaganda use? We took are students on a little trip and learned them to analyze and creating messages to understand those subtle techniques. In this workshop we learned participants to distinguish different forms of advertising and in addition they also learned strategies to recognize them. Furthermore, they will learned about propaganda and more specific about the techniques that are used to create it.

A workshop by Mediawijs, Belgium

Workshops

Parenting in digital times

Adult migrants are often also parents. And like all other parents, they rarely understand why their children find vlogs and video games so attractive. So we took them on a journey of commonly used apps and social media. In our workshop the students practiced different digital skills through questions, activities and challenges and they came up with ideas for rules about screen time in their home.

A workshop by Mediawijs, Belgium

Workshops

Capture the neighbourhood with Lomap

It is always a huge search for digital tools that can be used by students at a beginner level. But luckily Lomap is such an application. It is a smartphone app and photography tool and photography tool in one. It is used to explore a neighbourhood in a fun and intuitive way. We used this tool in a workshop to learn to read maps, giving and following up directions and to share reflections on the things we (didn’t) like.

A workshop by Mediawijs, Belgium

Workshops

How to recognize fake news? And what’s the importance to look critically at images?

Nowadays fake news is everywhere. But not every mistake that a journalist makes is fake news. So it’s very difficult to recognize fake news. So we did a little quiz with our participants to test their knowledge. Is it news or not? Is it fake news or not? Step by step they learned to recognize news and fake news. And they gain insight into the creation of news off- and online. The participants also learned that it is important to analyse pictures in depth, because it can be a form of fake news or propaganda and not only news texts but also accompanied pictures can tell a story an influence someone’s interpretation of a news event. 

A workshop by Mediawijs, Belgium

Workshops

Calepino a new audio-visual dictionary App

The workshop aims to help refugees to create their personal audio-visual dictionary thanks to a specific app developed from Zaffiria. The workshop was conducted by Fo.Co. Network in Sicily. With the app Calepino, students can take a photo, register sound and write new words. A personal or specific dictionary can be created with their personal mobile phone all the day long. With this tool, students designed a common visual dictionary on the LDAs (Learning Didactic Unit) teachers were developing

A workshop by Zaffiria and Fo.Co. Network, Italy

Workshops

My Worlds, My Pictures

The workshop aims to discover new words exploring newspaper and pictures. From a newspaper text, students choose attractive words with the idea to discover new meanings and to compose new sentences to express feelings and ideas or impressions. The final step is the realization of an external workshop, where refugees and citizens can paint together starting from newspaper pictures chosen by the migrant students.

A workshop by Zaffiria and Fo.Co. Network, Italy