Audiovisuals and Social Media for the Classroom

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This course has been created for teachers who are interested in using audiovisuals (including video making) and social media and in making their lessons more engaging and encouraging teamwork. Participants will take part in a wide range of practical activities (no prior knowledge of social medias and video-making techniques is required).

The course will introduce video making techniques: from shooting and editing videos with the students, to adapting already existing audio-visual resources (film and music clips, documentaries, news etc.). Some easy web-based solutions through which teachers and students can easily dub and subtitle videos in a variety of languages will be also introduced. 

Participants will also learn how to use web resources and Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Google apps, blogs, Edmodo as educational tools.

By the end of this course, participants will have acquired more knowledge about the safe use of social media, digital classroom management and how to work with audiovisual material in a productive and motivating manner.

Learning Outcomes

Participants to the course will learn to:

  • Search for audiovisual contents on platforms for education;
  • Apply basic techniques for shooting videos;
  • Edit photos and videos;
  • Organize sounds and texts in visual resources;
  • Upload, and share audiovisual contents; exploit audiovisual resources for educational purposes;
  • Use different Social in the classroom: managing groups, interacting, communicating, sharing materials;
  • Make a search easier, create playlist about different topics, share and embed videos and playlists;
  • Manage a virtual classroom, send assignments, search and share useful materials, communicate with students and parents;
  • Propose tasks and exercises through Social Media;
  • Understand ethical issues and the skills needed to manage privacy settings for a safe use of Social Media.

Tentative Schedule

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.

Day 1 – Course introduction & Setting goals

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building.

Setting goals

  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.
  • Managing, searching and publishing images and videos; Introduction to the history of filming techniques through the use of movie samples;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Script writing & use

Movie: definition of the subject; Definition of the story; Writing of the script; How to use a script to teach a subject; Shooting Techniques;

Day 3 – Making the movie

The movie: How to motivate the participants; How to use the camera; Making of the Movie;

Day 4 – Editing

Editing a Video;

Day 5 – Subtitles and dubbing

Writing subtitles and dubbing a clip; Film Vision; Course reflection and evaluation; Course Evaluation, Certificates of attendance, Closing Ceremony.

Day 6 – Cultural activities

Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Day 7 – Rest day

Day off

Day 8 – Social technologies

2nd week Introduction; What social technologies do you use in your classroom? Pair and group work activities; Social technologies in the classrooms; Reflection and questions; 

Day 9 – Managing a social classroom

Social networks nowadays; Managing a Social Classroom; Instructions, Monitoring, Feedback; Activities, reflection and questions; 

Day 10 – Social video platforms

Social video platforms; Photo sharing platforms: Practical Activities, reflection and questions; 

Day 11 – Implementing ICT tools

Testing students using ICT tools; Sharing knowledge and Teaching Resources; Learning with fun using mobile tools. 

Day 12 – Developing an E-Safe classroom

Encourage students to be digitally literate as well as safe and responsible social users, reflection and questions, conclusions, course evaluation and certificate ceremony. 

Day 13 – Course closure & Cultural activities

Course closure

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion.
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.


  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools/organisations offering adult education.


  • Activities: All courses include at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usually on Saturday).
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
  • Price: 820 €

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Reviews about this course

This very international combined course was more than useful! Anyone who has ever taught knows how much energy young people incorporate… We learned by doing how to implement in class those things our students are interested in. In addition, you will get all the resources you need to express your own creative ideas as well. I highly recommend this course.

Sebastian Schmieding

The course was perfectly organized. I gained a lot of useful competences.

Петя Денчева

The course was perfectly organized. I learned about a lot of new tools to use with my students. The teachers were great and Barcelona is an incredible city!

Катя Замфирова

These were very inspiring experiences, valuable knowledge that I will use in my work. It was very pleasant to acquire knowledge in the unbelievably beautiful surroundings of Florence.

Monika Gawin

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