COURSE 6

SOCIAL MEDIA ON WINDOWS TABLET DEVICES

The sessions in this course are specifically designed to turn you into an expert on social media in the classroom. The beginner level sessions introduce you to social media, take you through the process of setting up your social media accounts, and investigates the educational benefits of using social media in the classroom.

The intermediate and advanced levels explore each social media platform in-depth, and will teach you how to effectively use these platforms in your class – and make social media more than just fun in the classroom.

How do I choose the right course for me?

Some of the sessions require that you have particular skills so that you can benefit completely from the session. The table below will quickly help you decide what your skills are. Each session indicates what level of ICT skills on a device is required to successfully complete it.

ENTRY LEVEL – NOVICE

  • I have never used a tablet before and don’t know how a tablet works.
  • I cannot send or receive emails on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload or download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I have never used a tablet for teaching and learning.

ENTRY LEVEL – BASIC

  • I have used a tablet before, but need assistance in most tasks.
  • I am able to send and receive an email on a tablet.
  • I cannot upload and download files (e.g. a PDF or images) on a tablet.
  • I cannot download an app from the relevant online app store (e.g. Google Play Store).
  • I don’t use a tablet for teaching and learning.

ENTRY LEVEL – STANDARD

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning.
  • I show YouTube videos on a tablet as part of my lessons.
  • I use tablets in class mainly for drill-and-practice exercises.
  • I use eBooks on my tablet, while the learners use print books.
  • I decide when and how we use technology in class.

ADOPTION LEVEL

  • I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I embrace the use of tablets for teaching and learning.
  • I use blended learning techniques, such as eBooks, but I also use print books and paper.
  • My learners and I use eBooks on our tablets in class and watch videos on our tablets related to the topics we learn about.
  • I always use tablets for specific tasks, but not all the time.
  • My learners have their own tablets OR our school has a shared set of tablets, that I use as often as I can.
  • Although I decide how and when we use technology in class, I am gradually guiding my learners towards independent use of tablets.

ADAPTATION LEVEL

  • I am used to technology and I use my tablet for teaching and learning, and also for management and administration.
  • I have a cloud-based system such as Google Drive, or a learning management system, that is linked to my tablet when I teach.
  • My learners and I use tablets in class and I push content to them using our learning management system.
  • My learners use tablets in class, and this helps them develop future-oriented skills such as collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.
  • My learners come up with new ways of using tablets in their group work and individual learning.
  • My learners are growing closer to the time when they’ll be able to use their tablets independently.

BEGINNER LEVEL

Session 1:
Introducing social media

Session 2:
Creating your social media accounts

Session 3:
Social media in the classroom - useful or just fun?

Learn what social media is, and what the different social media platforms are, as well as how to use it responsibly.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. What is social media?
  2. Different types of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Blogging [e.g. WordPress], LinkedIn, Google+ and WeChat)
  3. Who most often uses each of the different social media and which one is for you?
  4. What are the dangers associated with using social media?
  5. Using social media responsibly (what not to post, how to remove posts)
  6. Social media law and freedom of speech
  7. Data usage
Skill level: Entry Level – Basic
Cost: R125

Learn about creating your social media accounts, personalising them, and using them to post, tweet and pin!

In this session, you will learn:

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Blogging, LinkedIn, WeChat, Google+

  1. Account creation
  2. Personalisation
  3. Privacy settings
  4. Posting, tweeting and pinning
  5. Followers and your following
Skill level: Entry Level – Basic
Cost: R125

Learn about different pedagogies for using technology in the classroom, with a specific focus on social media.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. Personalising the tablet device (wall papers, settings)
  2. Organising the tablet device (home screen pages, folders)
  3. Letting others use your tablet device (multiple user login, keeping data private)
  4. A very brief introduction to social media (what it is, options, security, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube)
Skill level: Entry Level – Standard​
Cost: R125

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Session 1:
Don't forget the other social media

Session 2:
Facebook in the classroom

Session 3:
Twitter in the classroom

Learn about Pinterest, WeChat and LinkedIn, and how to use these innovative platforms in your class.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. How to use Pinterest in the classroom
  2. How to use WeChat in the classroom
  3. How to use LinkedIn in the classroom
  4. Constructing a lesson plan using Pinterest, WeChat and LinkedIn and checking it against TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge), SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition) and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
Skill level: Entry Level – Standard​
Cost: R125

Learn about how to use Facebook in your classroom for educational purposes with the right pedagogical approach.

Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

Learn about how to use Twitter in your classroom for educational purposes with the right pedagogical approach.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. How to use Twitter in a classroom
  2. Constructing a lesson plan using Twitter and checking it against TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge), SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition) and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

ADVANCED LEVEL

Session 1:
A look at YouTube

Session 2:
YouTube in the classroom

Session 3:
Blogging in the classroom

Learn about the video watching and sharing social media platform YouTube and how it works.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. How to set up account
  2. Functionality
  3. How to search
  4. The power of your history
  5. Uploading content
  6. Can I make money on YouTube?
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

Learn about how to use YouTube in your classroom for educational purposes with the right pedagogical approach.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. How to use YouTube in a classroom
  2. Constructing a lesson plan using YouTube and checking it against TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge), SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition) and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125

Learn about how to use blogging in your classroom for educational purposes with the right pedagogical approach.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. How to use blogs in a classroom
  2. Choosing a blogging platform: WordPress, Blogger.com, Kidblog, Glogster and Edublogs
  3. Constructing a lesson plan using a blog on a chosen platform and checking it against TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge), SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition) and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.
Skill level: Adoption Level
Cost: R125