Education Technology (Ed Tech) in the Classroom

What is the course about?

This practical, hands-on course is for educators and other professionals who would like to experience and learn to use a variety of software and (free) online tools in order to integrate technology into their classroom, school or other learning environments (while also brushing up their own use of English). Specialised knowledge is not required, except for a basic knowledge of using Microsoft Word and using the Internet. Participants are strongly advised to bring a laptop as they will be actively using it during the week.

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This practical, hands-on course is for educators and other professionals who would like to experience and learn to use a variety of software and (free) online tools in order to integrate technology into their classroom, school or other learning environments (while also brushing up their own use of English). Specialised knowledge is not required, except for a basic knowledge of using Microsoft Word and using the Internet. Participants are strongly advised to bring a laptop as they will be actively using it during the week. Participants need to be at a minimum B1 level of English. This course is also known as Making Use of Technology Tools I

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire which will enable trainers to learn about the participants’ backgrounds
  2. information about the Europass Mobility Certificate
  3. a recommended reading list to prepare participants for various aspects of the course
  4. information about York to prepare teachers for their cultural experience.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • help teachers reflect on their own teaching methods in relation to technology in the classroom
  • enable better skills in technology and ICT
  • introduce ways of integrating ICT with teaching methodologies using hands-on and experiential methods
  • help participants experience hands-on a range of interesting tools, software and programmes and to set up activities linking contemporary methodology with technology
  • further develop participants’ own language skills
  • experience the cultural heritage of York with its rich environment

The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course. They are also encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities which they would like to try out in their own classes. They are invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses.

If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Start date(s)
  • 20200224
  • 20200309
  • 20200615
  • 20200629
  • 20200810
  • 20200824
  • 20210222
  • 20210308
  • 20210614
  • 20210621
  • 20210809
  • 20210823
Max. group size
12
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from
B1
Course materials
Included
Hours
Starting from
21
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
Price
£
395
Booking fee
£
55

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Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession TwoSession Three
MondayWelcome:
Introductions. Needs/Hopes

Education Technology: Introduction
1.2 Software suite: GOOGLE APPS
Introduction to collaborative tasksand blogging
1.3 Blogging: creating and posting a blog
Tuesday2.1 Using Mobile devices:
Strategic and discrete use,
apps,
classroom and organisational issues
2.2 Using images:
libraries, creating galleries,
free sources, copyright issues, etc
2.3 Authoring software:
quizzes, word searches, crosswords and language testing
Wednesday3.1 Using video: YouTube and its applications:
downloading
editing, subtitling, curation
3.2 Video editing: text, transitions, animation, titles and audio3.3 Digital citizenship: digital literacy in the post-truth world
Thursday4.1 Podcasting (1) Uses, programmes, issues to bear in mind4.2 Podcasting (2)
creating and publishing a podcast
4.3 Field trip (project task)
Friday5.1 Creating and using websites5.2 Project activity:
Planning and creating a project (field trip follow-up)
5.3 Project Presentations

Week review
and evaluation
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