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Agenda

Using ICT in teaching – Web2 Tools

DAY 1

  • Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue
  • Icebreakers, Introduction to the Course
  • ICT: definition, evolution and effects on society and teaching
  • E-learning: Main aspects, advantages and disadvantages
  • Collaborative working on-line: The google apps environment
  • Google drive: Environment, uploading, downloading and managing files and folders
  • Hands-on activities including creating a google user, a google doc, uploading and downloading files and working collaboratively online on the same document

DAY 2

  • Keeping your work safe: versioning docs on google drive, avoiding losing previous work, differences from file versioning on google docs, sheets and presentations
  • Access managing on online files and folders, sharing process
  • Working with documents online
  • Working on a spreadsheet online
  • Hands-on activity using documents and spreadsheets, sharing files with various access rights depending on user, creating groups

DAY 3

  • Searching for information on-line, plagiarism
  • Creating on-line presentations
  • Using resources in presentation, like photos, sound, video, links
  • Creating a poster on-line using Canva
  • Creating an on-line poll using Doodle
  • Posting small notes using Padlet
  • Hands-on activities working on presentations, creating posters, creating on-line polls and posting notes on Padlet

DAY 4

  • Google forms environment, examples and design of a form
  • Creating an on-line form
  • Different types of questions used in an online google form
  • Sharing a google form for submissions, accepting user answers and locking submissions
  • Managing answers, different views of answers, creating a spreadsheet in order to efficiently process answers
  • Hands-on activities designing and creating a form, collecting and downloading results, sharing and locking/unlocking of form

DAY 5

  • Creating a simple website using Weebly
  • User accounts in Weebly, different types of users
  • Templates and main site pages
  • Tools used to add content and change layout of pages
  • Adding text, photos, lists, columns, videos in a page
  • Connecting with youtube and embedding videos
  • Embedding a google map
  • Hands-on activity creating a website from scratch adding content depending on personal requirements and topic selection

 

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Purpose

The course is appropriate for classroom teachers of every school level. It provides educators with basic theoretical aspects of ICT (Information and Communications Technology), e-learning, analyzing the modern aspects of educational technology with special references to specific Web2 tools that can be used in teaching.

Hands-on activities throughout the whole course duration ensure that everything is well understood and participants will be able to use efficiently everything that is discussed during the course.

There is no prior knowledge required, as this course starts from scratch introducing everything.

Educators will be able to use online storage spaces for their files, create online docs, spreadsheets, presentations and forms, edit them simultaneously in collaboration with other online users, collect form results, create posters, arrange polls and publish small notes available to selected user on the net, and finally build their own website containing multimedia content.

 

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Objectives

  • Recognizing the changes and effects that technology has applied in society and furthermore in teaching processes
  • ICT – what it is and its evolution through past years
  • Discussion about new models of teaching and E-learning
  • Being able to refer to main advantages and disadvantages of the use of ICT in education
  • Collaborative working online – the google apps
  • Getting familiar with google drive and google docs
  • Uploading and downloading on google drive, file versions
  • Recognizing what sharing a file online is and getting familiar with sharing process and user rights on editing, viewing etc
  • Managing documents online
  • Managing spreadsheets online
  • Managing presentations online
  • Learning how to efficiently search on-line, understanding copyright issues and plagiarism
  • Building an on-line form and gathering results
  • Creating on-line polls using Doodle*
  • Creating on-line posts using Padlet*
  • Building a website using Weebly*
  • Creating a poster online with Canva*

Recommended web tools are subject to change and/or may be adjusted to trainees’ background and special needs.

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Methods

  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Hands-on activities
  • Teamwork

 

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Target groups

  • Teachers working in kindergartens
  • Teachers working in primary schools
  • Teachers working in secondary schools
  • Teachers working in vocational schools

 

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Cultural activities

In the middle of the course, mainly on Wednesday, a local cultural activity is organised (e.g guided tour to the city) giving the participants the chance to explore the main attractions and enhance their cultural awareness.

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Dates

The courses are always organised at a time period which is agreed in advance with the participants and taking into consideration the availability of the trainer.

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Certification

At the end of the course, each participant is awarded with a certificate of attendance, as well as a Europass Mobility certificate (if requested).

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Pricing

Course fees: 350 € per person.

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