Course Social media on Android 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.

Beginner Level

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  • Entry LevelBasic

    Session 1

    Introducing social media

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

  • Entry LevelBasic

    Session 2

    Creating your social media accounts

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

  • Entry LevelStandard

    Session 3

    Social media in the classroom: Useful or just fun?

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

Intermediate Level

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  • Entry LevelStandard

    Session 1

    Don't forget the other social media

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

  • AdoptionLevel

    Session 2

    Facebook in the classroom

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

  • AdoptionLevel

    Session 3

    Twitter in the classroom

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

Advanced Level

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  • AdoptionLevel

    Session 1

    A look at YouTube

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

  • AdoptionLevel

    Session 2

    YouTube in the classroom

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

  • AdoptionLevel

    Session 3

    Blogging in the classroom

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

How to choose the right session for you

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 LevelNovice

  • 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 LevelBasic

  • 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 LevelStandard

  • 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.