Social Media in the Classroom

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Social media for kids and teachers

A 1 Week ERASMUS+ Teacher Training Course available in Florence and Barcelona.

SUGGESTED COMPUTER PROFICIENCY: BASIC

Description

The course has been created for teachers who want to learn about social media and its application in the classroom.

Participants will learn about incorporating social technology into their lessons and participate in small group and pair work activities. Emphasis will be placed on the most popular social media and on their potential in educational settings. Teachers will be provided with a wide range of practical teaching activities to enable them to make their classes more effective and enjoyable. Teachers will also learn about safe use of social media, student versus teacher roles and digital classroom management.

The course is taught through a combination of short theoretical presentations followed by practice activities, through which the participants will get familiar with the various platforms and techniques covered. 

By the end of the course, teachers will have acquired more knowledge about using social media as an educational tool, enhance student engagement and improve communication among students and teachers.

Guided city tours and 1 full day cultural excursion (usually on Saturday) will also be part of the programme.

Find out our upcoming confirmed courses here.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Using different Social Media in the classroom: managing groups, interacting, communicating, sharing materials;
  • Social Media for audio-visual resources: how to make a search easier, creating playlist about different topics, sharing and embedding videos and playlists;
  • Group and Social Media: managing a virtual classroom, sending assignments, searching and sharing useful materials, communicating with students and parents;
  • Proposing tasks and exercises through Social Media; 
  • Image sharing; 
  • Knowledge about ethical issues and skills to manage privacy settings for a safe use of Social Media.

Target audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Details, locations and dates

  • Price: 480€
  • Activities included: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one city guided tour and one full day excursion.
  • Lessons are from Monday to Saturday, if not stated otherwise.

Next courses in Florence

  • 18-23 March 2019
  • 15-20 April 2019
  • 20-25 May 2019
  • 17-22 June 2019
  • 15-20 July 2019
  • 19-24 August 2019
  • 16-21 September 2019
  • 21-26 October 2019
  • 18-23 November 2019
  • 16-21 December 2019
  • 17-22 February 2020
  • 16-21 March 2020

Next courses in Barcelona

  • 11-16 March 2019
  • 8-13 April 2019
  • 13-18 May 2019
  • 10-15 June 2019
  • 8-13 July 2019
  • 12-17 August 2019
  • 9-14 September 2019
  • 14-19 October 2019
  • 11-16 November 2019
  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 10-15 February 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Our courses are designed to fit the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, but are available also for teachers from all non EU countries.

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