Making Use of Technology Tools

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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:

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.

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.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.

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

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Start date(s)
April 18th 2022 / July 11th 2022 / October 17th 2022
Max. group size
12
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Included
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
Price
21 hours
£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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