Audiovisuals and Social Media for the Classroom

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Description

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 media 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.

Requirements

Suggested computer proficiency: Basic

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

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 – Round up & cultural activities

  • Round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • 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 & course closure

  • Encourage students to be digitally literate as well as safe and responsible social users, reflection and questions;
  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.

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