Session Plans for Klik in Pilot These Session Plans provide the participating teachers and supporters with an idea of how to lead their sessions. All the participating organisations can feel free to adapt the various parts to their own situation and their individual needs.
1. Session Plan ‘Getting Started’ Introduction Supporters/Teachers introduce Klik In and the pilot project. For this purpose they can use the pilot plan website , which will provide an easy to understand overview about all the following sessions. Filling in Questionnaires The next step is the baseline survey. A questionnaire will be provided for this and the teachers / supporters are asked to support the participants in filling this out. You will find further information on the baseline survey in the pilot evaluation guidance. Starting to make a website Learners are introduced to the ‘About US’ website, for which a template will be provided that they can populate with their photos as part of this first session. The ‘About Us’ website is password protected, so it cannot be seen publically on the web. The teacher may do this as a demonstration at this stage if it is too ambitious to involve the learners practically within the time. It may be enough to simply add an image of the class to the centre of the website and the first button and place the first piece of content in a section to personalize it for the learners. The aim is to give the learners an idea of the website building activity that they will be learning to do, and get them interested and enthusiastic about this side of the project. Learners can then be asked to do some work before the next workshop. This could be simply thinking up ideas of what to say about themselves in their ‘About Us’ website, or taking and finding pictures of things that are important to them as ‘homework’, or identifying objects that are important to them to bring into the next session.
Thinking about ‘going public’ As the ‘About Us’ website is reviewed at the end of the session the issue of sharing and showing pictures and media on the web can be introduced. Learners will react to seeing themselves and their friends on screen and this provides an opportunity to start talking about sharing your material on the web and what ‘going public’ might entail. How does it
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make us feel? What is good about sharing pictures and things that you write online and what are the risks? A ‘going public’ session of 15 minutes should be part of each Klik In session. This is a key part of the Klik In programme and learning materials will be provided to work on this issue with learners and develop safe Web use.
2. Session Plan ‘About Us’ Introduction This session can immediately start after the previous one. To give people an introduction, supporters/teachers can use the Klik In Pilot Plan website again and review the ‘About Us’ website that was introduced in the previous session. The participants will start to take pictures about themselves and upload the pictures in their passwordprotected and private website. How a camera works The session starts to work on the technical skills required. Supporters/Teachers should ask about previous experiences in taking pictures or videos and ask somebody to explain how to use a camera. This explanation should include the most important settings of the used cameras. It is strongly recommended that the teacher/supporter try every camera in advance and consider battery requirements and connecting cables for uploading. The most important settings are: O On/off O Changing between viewing/video and picture mode O Automatic mode O Zoom in and out O Press the right button to take a picture (or video) There should be at least three cameras for every group.
Taking pictures Now it is time for action. The group will be divided into smaller groups (if possible) and the groups will be allocated certain tasks for taking pictures. It is recommended to discuss the different themes for this group work.
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Themes for this practical ‘taking pictures’ task could be: O the whole group O a personal picture of everybody O the surrounding O something that someone likes O an object that somoene likes O etc…
Uploading the picture to the website Now every group is invited to upload their pictures and select a few of them (5-10) to present to the others by uploading the chosen pictures to the Website. This part of the session will vary between the different groups depending on the knowledge and abilities of the participants and depending on the equipment. Maybe some groups can manage this task independently (with just some support for uploading pictures to the website), other groups may need to do the whole process together – sitting in front of one computer – and upload all the pictures sequentially. At the end there should be a common look at the first build website. If there is enough time, the participants could add text and record audio files. It is also possible to take small video clips and add them to the website. End the session with a group review of the ‘About Us’ website with discussion and further learning about the ‘going public’ issues. End with some critical review of the photos that have been made with the class/group. Which ones get our attention? What works and doesn’t work in photos? This then serves as a lead into the next session, ‘Thinking Pictures’. Consider providing learners with cameras to take more photos as homework if this is practical.
Going Public & Safety Don’t forget, a ‘going public’ session of 15 minutes should be included in each Klik In session. Learning materials will be provided to work on this issue with learners and develop safe Web use.
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3. Session Plan ‘Thinking Pictures’ Introduction This session shall introduce Learners to the meaning of pictures. Supporters/Teachers provide a lot of different pictures and images on a table. These pictures can be selected during the training session in each country and added to by the supporters/ teachers. The pictures could be taken from journals, newspapers and so on. Every participant is invited to choose one picture he likes or a picture which expresses something important for him. This is followed by a group discussion, where everybody presents his chosen picture and explains: O What does this picture mean for me? O What do I see ? O Why do I like/dislike it?
‘How to take better pictures’ After this introduction the short presentation ‘taking better pictures” should be provided, which will last about 20 minutes and includes some important aspects of photography. ‘Photoshooting’ The learners form small groups, get a camera and receive the following picture-taking tasks: O Group picture with different positions and backgrounds O Close-up of the group members O Extreme/choker close-up O Outdoor-Recording with different lighting conditions O etc…
Giving feedback to the pictures As a next step the learners transfer the pictures from the cameras to a computer. Every group creates their own folder. The participants should do this themselves (with support if required). Together the pictures are reviewed and discussed following clear feedback-rules. First the photographer can comment on his own pictures, then the others feedback in a respectful way. At this point the teacher should pay attention to using the recommendations and criteria that were presented prior to the practical photo-shooting (lights, closeness and distance, background, selection of motif ).
Going Public & Safety Don’t forget, a ‘going public’ session of 15 minutes should be included in each Klik In session. You could speak about which pictures learners could publish and which ones should better kept private.
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4. Session Plan ‘Going Out’ Introduction & Planning The lesson starts with a group discussion about personal experiences with the topic ‘going out’. What places do you go when you go out? Why is it worthwhile going there? With whom do you go? What do you do there? What would you like to be different? What challenges do you face and what support is needed? Together the next steps are planned and captured on a flipchart or whiteboard. Learners decide what places they want to visit and they form small groups of 2-3 people who favour a certain place (e.g. a restaurant, café, park, etc). They start to plan what things they want to capture using multimedia – they plan their feature / report (e.g. They way to the location, the entrance, shots from the inside, eventually a menu, why you would recommend this place to others, difficulties or challenges for people with ID and how to deal with them, and finally an image of the reporters/learners). It is recommended to take pictures where somebody is in action ( like drinking a cup of tea or playing pool, etc.). The groups should also consider in what scene or spot a short video clip would be appropriate (max. 20 seconds).
Photo Report After designing the storyboard the groups spread out and start with the practical shooting session. This session will be supported by a prepared Website-Template. The necessary pictures and video clips should, if possible, be produced outdoors. Alternatively it is also possible to search for licence or royalty free pictures on the internet. These jobs will either be performed by the whole group or by small groups of 2-3 people.
Selection and Upload After the raw material has been produced, learners download the pictures to a PC and look through them. Together they review the pictures and video clips and decide which ones are selected for the websites. After that the content is uploaded to the website and titled and labeled properly (it is recommended that the users take turns). Ideally every piece of text that is used in the website is also recorded as an audiofile (e.g. using the Audacity software program). The different places or locations that are described in the website can be enriched with additional links to websites. It is possible to continuously complement and extend the reports.
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5. Session Plan ‘Jobs & Activities’ Introduction At the beginning it´s important to point out that this session is not just about paid work, but also about jobs and tasks that someone can do for others – their community, their family, their friends. The presentation of a dream job could be a meaningful alternative for younger participants (e.g. school-aged). In the next step learners receive a worksheet where they work out a vital job description of a job that they do, or they would like to do. This worksheet should be prepared by partners and could contain the following questions: O What is my (Dream)Job / Task or how do imagine my job? O What tasks do I perform? Please name at least three tasks. O What tools or objects do I use? O How is my working environment – What does it look like? O What does my workplace look like? O What work clothes do I wear? O Where is my job located? How do I get there? O Do I work indoors or outdoors? O Do I work in a team? O What can be heard in my job? Are there any specific noises or sounds? (if possible a typical sound should be recorded as an audio or videofile) These short posters will then will be put on a pin board and presented briefly.
Photo Report This session will be supported by a prepared Website-Template. Then the group decides which experiences (or dream jobs) will be worked out for the Website. Who wants to present his experiences? Which stories could be interesting for others? Which tasks / Jobs can be easily documented by means of multimedia? etc. In the next step the practical realization of the website plan will be discussed. Again it is recommended to form small groups with clear tasks. Useful questions could be: Which pictures will be taken and by whom? Which sounds could suit the pictures? Who writes the pieces of text? If it is not possible to form small groups, then the whole group decides in favour of a topic, plans the story or photo report together. After that the practical work starts. Ideally pictures are taken on the original locations (where the jobs or activities normally are performed). It is clear that the employer should
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be asked to give permission to do so. If it’s not possible to shoot onsite, then it could be possible to reconstruct the working activity/ situation for photographing.
Editing and Uploading In a last step the taken images and all other audio, video or text files should be transferred to the computer and stored in the same folder. Together the group looks through the material and starts the selection process. Photos are selected, but the protagonist has a right of veto. Pictures can be also be edited if required to improve them and make them more effective (especially cropping, red-eye-effect, contrast). Then they are uploaded to their Websites and text and audio files are added. Finally the whole group reviews the results and the final Website together. Interim Session ‘Going Public’ This session could be held at the end of the session 5 as a final review of all the produced contents. First people are asked about their experiences in publishing pictures or text on the internet. Maybe some have their own facebook accounts or use other social networking tools. Pilot users could be asked what they think about safety and security in the internet. Now the moment has come where everybody should be asked if he/she really agrees to publish their own Website-Content.
6. Session Plan ‘Sharing’ In the final session the users have the opportunity to visit the National Portals to see what Websites others have created. There should be enough time to speak about all these different Websites and about the experiences of other users. At the end the learners finalize this reflective process by evaluating the Workshops, filling in the questionnaires and giving feedback about the project. Of course there should be some time to celebrate the whole process. The participants will receive a certificate from the RIX centre. Maybe the participants would like to show their Website to the whole organization, friends and family.
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Technical Resources and Guidelines per Group 1
At least one PC or laptop per group
2 Projector 3
3 Digital Cameras with photo- and video function (with USB-Cable)
Flipchart and pin board or wall (may require pins, blue-tac or sticky tape)
Software for transfering photos and videos to a PC
Software for recording of audio files (e.g. Audacity)
Presentation â€˜Taking better picturesâ€™
Klik in websites (klikin.eu/pilotplan; klikin.eu/makemedia; klikin.eu/mma)
10 Website - Templates (klikin.eu/aboutus; klikin.eu/goingout; klikin.eu/jobs)
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