Social media me by using digital tools

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Aims of the activity

Participants will identify and review digital tools they could potentially use or that they already use in their work.

Resources, Materials needed

- Flipchart.
- Paper and pens.
- Social Media Me sheets.
- List of apps.
- Mobile phones.
- Tablets.
- Computers.
- Internet connection.
- Flinga link
- Miroboard link.

Duration in minutes

60 – 90 minutes session depending on the size of the group.

Step-by-step - what has to be done

1. Start off with the icebreaker ‘Social Media Me’ (see resources). This will get the participants thinking about social media platforms and this also helps people get to know each other. This will introduce different social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked In.
2. Discuss these different social media platforms. Run a quick group Q & A session ask them to choose their favorite one and explain why.
3. In pairs ask them to make a list of different apps that they use or know of. This will probably be quite extensive. Ask them to identify the pros and cons of each. There is a list of applications in resources that can be added to. Send a ‘Flinga’ link out for the pairs to use to add their list.
4. Pair up the pairs into small groups of 4. Ask them to design an activity using digital tools that they could use with a group of people that they might work with. Ask them to specify how they will use the apps and if they will use a mobile phone, a tablet, and/or a computer. Send a ‘Miro board’ link around to the groups so they can add their activity onto the board.
5. They will then pass the activity they have designed over to another group to review. Who will then give feedback onto the ‘Miro Board’.
6. Back in a main group, space will be given for the group to reflect and share observations.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are adressed?

Participants will have identified digital tools and explored how they could be used by:
- Answering questions.
- Discussing different app’s pros and cons in a group.
- Designing an activity that uses digital tools.
- Using digital apps (Flinga and Miro Board) to show their work.

Participants will have reviewed digital tools and explored how they could be used by:
- Answering questions.
- Discussing in a group.
- Reviewing an activity that uses digital tools.
- Using digital apps (Flinga and Miro Board) to review activities.

How do you check the outcomes are reached?

- In the icebreaker and the following group discussion participants will have identified social media platforms that they use.
- Working in pairs they will have compared notes on the pros and cons of certain social media platforms, as well as they will have used “Flinga” to share their ideas.
- In small groups participants will have designed an activity for a group that uses social media platforms and/or apps, as well as reviewed and given feedback on the other groups, and used ‘Miro Board’ to share their ideas.
- In main group discussions participants will have answered questions, given feedback on a specific piece of work and given their own ideas and observations and reflections.

Further Links/Readings

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/difference-between-software-and-application/
https://stephane-castellani.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-digital-platforms/
https://miro.com
https://flinga.fi

Please upload any further document

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZW_0rXDT6s221hQpGKzACtfMS6BXYCid