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.
After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:
At the end of the course, you will:
The course ends with an evaluation session, in which you will be asked to reflect upon the knowledge you have gained during the course.
You will also be encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities that you would like to try out in your own classes.
You will also be invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow participants from the programme, as well as learners from York Associates’ other courses.
There is also the opportunity for follow-up online training sessions to further consolidate your learning and reflect on how you are implementing what you learnt on the course into your own contexts.
In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.
|Session One||Session Two||Session Three|
Education Technology: Introduction
|1.2 Software suite: GOOGLE APPS|
Introduction to collaborative tasksand blogging
|1.3 Blogging: creating and posting a blog|
|Tuesday||2.1 Using Mobile devices:|
Strategic and discrete use,
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
|Wednesday||3.1 Using video: YouTube and its applications:|
editing, subtitling, curation
|3.2 Video editing: text, transitions, animation, titles and audio||3.3 Digital citizenship: digital literacy in the post-truth world|
|Thursday||4.1 Podcasting (1) Uses, programmes, issues to bear in mind||4.2 Podcasting (2) |
creating and publishing a podcast
|4.3 Field trip (project task)|
|Friday||5.1 Creating and using websites||5.2 Project activity:|
Planning and creating a project (field trip follow-up)
|5.3 Project Presentations