SUGGESTED COMPUTER PROFICIENCY: INTERMEDIATE
The aim of this course is to provide participants with methods for an effective use of audiovisual resources in education, as well as for a successful integration of mobile devices into their teaching practice.
A clever use of audiovisual resources and educational apps helps students dig deeper into the subjects they are learning, absorb and retain ideas, as well as develop communicative, critical, social and creative skills.
The course will introduce easy techniques to manage audiovisual resources: sorting and adapting online materials (film and music clips, documentaries, news etc.); designing, shooting and editing videos; creating visual teaching resources; adding subtitles to projects; managing timelines; using mind-mapping platforms; using tools for live streaming and recording.
In addition, participants will learn how to use a variety of apps to stimulate their students’ learning. They will acquire in-depth knowledge about: internet security and privacy issues; gathering and saving useful online resources; communicating and collaborating through electronic devices; creating virtual materials and tests; managing online groups and classrooms.
At the end of this one-week course, participants will have gained an insight into the educational power of some of the most well-known free software and devices for photo and video making. In addition, they will be able to confidently integrate a variety of apps into their lesson plans, to motivate and to engage students. Guided city tours and 1 full day cultural excursion (usually on the first Saturday) will also be part of the programme.
The course will help the participants to:
- Manage students’ team work to create a video;
- Became familiar with basic techniques for video-shooting;
- Acquire skills for photo and video editing;
- Know how to dub and to add subtitles in a creative manner using web tools.
- Use different educational apps in class, providing students with the best learning experience;
- Manage a technological, innovative classroom.
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
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
- Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building.
- 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.
- Presentations of the participants’ schools.
Day 2 – Script teaching
- 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 – Motivating participants
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;
Day 6 – Cultural activities
Excursion and other external cultural activities.
Day 7 – Rest day
Day 8 – Technology in the classroom
Warm-ups; What technologies do you use in your classroom? How to integrate Mobile Devices into your lessons; Pair and group work activities; Activities, reflections and questions.
Day 9 – Internet Security and Privacy Settings.
Encourage students to be digitally literate as well as safe and responsible social users. Looking for online materials.
Day 10 – Digital materials for lessons
- Software and apps to gather resources. Online platforms suitable for different subjects.
- Managing a Classroom through Mobile Devices: Communicating and Collaborating online.
Day 11 – Game-based learning
Quizzes and educational games.
Day 12 – Creating virtual materials
- Creating virtual materials and tests. Managing virtual learning groups.
- Reflection and questions. Conclusions, discussion, course evaluation and certificate ceremony.
Day 13 – Course closure & Cultural activities
- 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;
- Managers of schools.