Course 2: 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.

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.

Novice ICT skills level

  • I have never used a tablet before.
  • I cannot send or receive email on a tablet.

Basic ICT skills level

  • I have used a tablet before, but need assistance in most tasks.
  • I am able to send and receive an email on a tablet.

Standard ICT skills level

  • I regularly use a tablet, but mostly for apps I already know.
  • I am able to send and receive an email on a tablet.
  • I am able to upload and download files and apps on a tablet.

Advanced ICT skills level

  • I regularly use a tablet and experiment with various apps.
  • I regularly use the email app on my tablet.
  • I am able to upload and download files and apps on a tablet and on an online storage site.
  • I understand and can use advanced settings.

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
ICT skills level: Standard
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
ICT skills level: Standard
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)
ICT skills 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
ICT skills level: Standard
Cost: R125

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

In this session, you will learn:

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