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Social Media in the Classroom

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Concept by: Tatiana Speri

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.

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • 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 shedule

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 & Intro to technology at school

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;

Intro to technology at school

  • What social technologies do you use in your classroom? 
  • Pair and group work activities; 
  • Social technologies in the classrooms; 
  • Reflection and questions;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Social networks in the classroom

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

Day 3 – Sharing platforms

  • Social video platforms; 
  • Social photo sharing; 
  • Activities, reflection and questions;

Day 4 – Importance of communication

  • Social Media for communication with colleagues, students and parents; 
  • Creating educational tasks using Social Media. 

Day 5 – Being safe online & Course closure

Being safe online

  • Developing an e-Safe classroom; 
  • Encourage students to be digitally literate as well as safe and responsible social users; 
  • Reflection and questions. 

Course closure

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;

Day 6 – Excursion

Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Audience

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

Specifics

  • 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 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Platform: Participants will enjoy free access to our e-learning platform.
  • Price: 480 €

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Reviews about this course

A very useful course about social media and how to use it purposefully in your classroom. The teacher was very competent and fun.

Dragana Mihajlović

I liked this course very much. Very practical tools and ideas to use in class. Thank you

Barbara Fritz Hoffman

The course was extremely interesting because I learned to use different Social Media in the classroom. The trainer was very well- prepared and she made us like and understand everything.

Monica Gheorghe

This was a very organised and interesting course in which I learned that social media can be used in the classroom to make the pupils more interested.The teacher was absolutely astonishing.

Serban Doina

The course was very useful, we learnt how to implement social media in the classroom in an engaging and entertaining way. Teacher Academy are great educational providers and we definitely recommend them.

Deyana Ruseva

Very well structured and motivating course, I can only recommend it!

Angelika Hauleitner

Austria

Friendly atmosphere, good organisation of the course and it is takes place in beautiful city

Anita Kosmaty

Poland

The course was amazing, it was very interactive and useful.

Ligita Voltmane

Latvia

Good trainers, nice atmosphere, perfect organization, and very good location of the school – this everything made the great courses!

Grazyna Skeczek

Poland

I am very happy to have met wonderful people and teachers from other countries, but I also returned to my school with new ideas and tools that I will use in my class for my students.

Georgios Mitrainas

Greece
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