FSC1803 – Social Media for Education – Application in the Classroom


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On completion of this course, you will know how to use the features of social media to create an effective and engaging learning environment. You will know how to add audio, images and links to your social media sites to encourage whole class participation in your subjects. You will also gain the skills necessary to connect to other schools both locally, nationally and internationally using social media and understand the possibilities of social media in education through learning about best practice examples.

Course Modules

Module 1:

  • Learn about social networking including Facebook and Twitter
  • Understand the typical structure of social networking and issues relating to social networking
  • See best practice use of social media through examples of popular social networking in classrooms
  • Create a lesson plan using Facebook for an English class
  • Create a lesson plan for SPHE using Twitter
  • Gather and analyse the evidence required for the self-evaluation of your teaching

Module 2:

  • Understand the importance of managing privacy on Facebook
  • Create a personal learning network (PLN) on Facebook
  • Know how to use Facebook within an education context
  • Learn about Facebook applications for education
  • Create lesson plans using Facebook for History & Geography
  • Write a short document outlining the weaknesses and strengths of your current teaching method vis a vis the use of social media

Module 3:

  • Learn about Twitter for education and know how to use it effectively
  • Source resources for making the most of Twitter in the classroom
  • Gain skills in using Applications (Apps) in Education
  • Create a lesson plan using Twitter for an English & History lesson
  • Write a short self-evaluation report

Module 4:

  • Understand educational networking and know how to set up a Social Network School on Facebook
  • Gain the skills necessary to use social networking for education
  • Understand the importance of social networking guidelines and security in the classroom
  • Devise a development plan to improve on any weaknesses identified

Module 5:

  • Know how to make the computer safe for use in an educational environment
  • Learn how to install and use child protection software
  • Learn how to create an acceptable-use policy
  • Be able to develop a policy for Computer Safety in the Classroom
  • Create a lesson plan on Child Safety Online (SPHE)
  • Outline an implementation and monitoring plan that you will use during the next academic year to ensure you improve on your teaching

Each module will require you to contribute a post to the course forum in response to a question posed by the course facilitator. Each question will require critical thinking on the question posed to stimulate discussion among your community of learners. All responses will be discussed in the moderated forum and will in turn result in the development of a community of practice. During the course, you will need to answer multiple-choice questions to assess your knowledge retention.

To complete the course, you will need to undertake a significant assignment based on all modules. This assignment will take the form of a reflective exercise, the creation of a lesson plan to be used in the following academic year, and/or an opportunity for you to analyse:

Your key learning points from the course

  • The subject of the course in terms of your own experience
  • Practical examples of how you will apply what they have learned to your classroom in the year ahead


Online: www.teachersummercourses.com

Phone: 076 602 5026

Course Duration: 20 hours

Course Fee: €69

Start Date: 2nd July 2018



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