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Course Features
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Language: English
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7 Days
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11 Lessons
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Study Level: Intermediate
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Certificate of Completion

Programme summary

ICT in a contemporary classroom is more than a source of information. Despite technology is often considered as a barrier for interpersonal relationships, skilled teachers know how to use technology in order to increase peer collaboration (classroom and international), learning motivation and creative thinking. Technology allows students to show independence and builds strong knowledge about a particular topic. Teachers on the other hand are often reluctant towards technology, because they believe it does not fit into their programme, they already juggling to much and they do not have time to learn and use it. This course aims to give teachers the necessary self confidence to integrate ICT in their regular teaching programme. By project work throughout the week they will experience, how they can use ICT tools such as podcasting, social media, movie making, blogging, digital storytelling, e-portfolio, wikis, webquest, tools for collaboration etc. for their own pedagogical activities. In addition, participants will also see how they can increase internationalization of their school using ICT tools for international students’ collaboration.

Objectives

The main objective of the course is to prepare participants to work effectively with different ICT tools in order to:

  • Encourage peer collaboration both classroom and international
  • Deepen students’ learning
  • Increase learning motivation
  • Enable students’ independency
  • Inspire students’ creative thinking

By the end of the course participants will have a substantial knowledge of different ICT tools they can integrate into their subjects. They will also practice the use of the ICT tools on their own examples. We will also encourage participants to increase internationalization of their school using ICT tools for international cooperation. The course will show that ICT is fun and easy to use once we get enough self-confidence.

Methodology

The course is designed as an interactive process with emphasis on project work. After the introduction of a particular ICT tool participants will try the tool on their own example from their subject. The focus is on experiential learning and workshop approach. The participants will also see examples of effective use of ICT in the classroom.

Target groups

The course is aimed for teachers who want to improve their pedagogical practice with different ICT tools.

Programme day-by-day

DAY 1

Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue.

DAY 2

Digital competence: this part provides an overview of the reasons for integrating technology in a classroom and addresses teachers’ concerns and needs regarding using ICT tools. Participants will also see some examples of effective use of ICT tools in a classroom.

Bridging the divide: Integrating ICT & new technologies into teaching and education – possibilities, tools & challenges for getting ahead.

Tools for sharing resources: e-portfolio, social media, webquest.

Project work: using ICT tools on participants’ own examples.

DAY 3

Connected we stand: building communities, engagement and connectedness digitally. Using emojis.

Social media tools: Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, blogging.

Project work: using ICT tools on participants’ own examples.

DAY 4

Collaboration – part I: social classroom on Edmodo.

Project work: using ICT tools on participants’ own examples.
Half day excursion.

DAY 5

Collaboration – part II: Google docs, Padlet, wikis.

International collaboration: eTwinning.

Digital storytelling part I: WeVideo.

Project work: using ICT tools on participants’ own examples.

DAY 6

Digital storytelling part II: podcasting, movie making, YouTube.

Challenges in technology: how to communicate ICT tools appropriately and emphasis their educational value.

Project work: using ICT tools on participants’ own examples.

DAY 7

Key learning points.
Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.
Discussing possibilities for future cooperation among participants.

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Sessions

2019
  • 20. 01. – 26. 01.

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Useful information about ICT in My Classroom course

Appropriate use of ICT tools in the classroom encourages students’ collaboration, deepens learning process, inspire creative thinking, increase motivation, and boosts independency. This course will help you to develop the necessary self-confidence and knowledge for effective integration of technology into your pedagogical practice. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use ICT tools learned through the course in your pedagogical practice
  • Practise digital storytelling
  • Develop ideas for effective integration of ICT tools into your pedagogical activities
  • Understand influence of ICT tools on students’ learning, motivation, creativity, and independence
  • Create online learning communities
  • Establish international collaboration by ICT tools
  • Encourage peer collaboration by ICT tools
  • Enrich teaching materials and teaching strategies with ICT tools
  • Explain the educational value of different ICT tools

ICT tools can transform your pedagogical practice and students’ learning. You can easily transfer the knowledge from this course to your work environment by:

  • Using suggested ICT tools in planning your own lessons
  • Creating rich learning material by different ICT tools
  • Organizing project work of your student with different ICT tools
  • Establish peer collaboration and international projects using ICT
  • Creating online social classroom
  • Making digital stories

Meet the trainers

Zala Bricelj

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Zala Bricelj is a digital and social media marketer, working in IT field for a decade. As a digital strategist and specialist for advanced customer experience in the digital era, she enables individuals, companies and teams to successfully position themselves online, on social media and on the overall digital map. As a part of Safe.si team she teaches and demonstrates Safer Internet Usage, with focus on Internet Privacy Activities and (Prevention of) Cyberbullying and Online Harassment when using internet and mobile technology in all age groups – pre-school children, teenagers and adults. She carries out workshops in Slovene schools & educational organizations. Technology-wise she is an early adopter, a dedicated advocate of digital transformation and MOOCs. She’s also active in NLP, she’s a certified NLP practitioner and currently finishing the NLP Master Coach certification.

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