FACEBOOK for Education


About Program

School of Innovation from Facebook focuses on upskilling participants on the ground breaking technology of the future, Augmented Reality. The course content introduces fundamentals of Augmented Reality and captures ways to utilise Facebook's software, Spark AR Studio, to create augmented reality experiences.

The objective of the program is to give participants an opportunity and platform to learn how to conceptualize, create and brand their own AR experiences. Participants will learn how to use Spark AR Studio and publish experiences on Facebook thereby becoming a part of the Spark AR ecosystem.

Eligibility

Open to all interested teachers and school principals
Prerequisites to participate:
  1. Access to a computer system/ laptop with Windows 10 and above installed
  2. Facebook developer account (Footnote: How to create a developer account)
  3. Access to smartphone
  4. Access to internet

Batch Information

The trainings will happen in 2 batches. You will be informed via email about the next steps if you are selected for the course

  • First Batch: 1600 teachers
  • Second Batch: 8400 teachers

Certification

CBSE and Facebook will provide an online certificate of completion to participants who successfully complete AR by School of Innovation from Facebook program.

Important Dates:

Application start date: 6rd July 2020
Application end date: 20th July 2020 (Sunday)
Selected candidates will receive an introductory email by: 3rd August 2020
First batch start date: 10th Auguest 2020
First batch completion date: 7th September 2020
Second batch start date: 25th September 2020
Second batch end date: 16th October 2020

The course timeline is that of 3 weeks. Three (3) webinars will be organized for each batch, every Friday at 3pm - 4pm. The webinars will be via Facebook Live. Details will be shared to the selected candidates via email.

Registration Link : http://cbseacademic.nic.in/fb/facebookforeducation.html

Course Curriculum:

This is a three-week training program for the teachers and has 5 levels

Week 1

  1. Level 1 - The Basics of Augmented Reality
    1. Augmented State of the Union
    2. Augmented Reality Apps & Use Cases
    3. The Layers of Augmented Reality - Tracking, Scene Understanding & Rendering
    4. Facebook AR
  2. Level 2 - Building up your Scene
    1. Setup & Find your way around Spark AR Studio
    2. 3D on Spark AR
    3. Applying Materials & Textures
    4. Working with Rectangles, Canvases & Text
    5. Setting up the right lighting for your effect
    6. Adding Audio to your effect
  3. Level 3 - Start a Spark
    1. Tracking People & Places
    2. Working with the Face Tracker
    3. Working with the Plane & Target Trackers
    4. Testing your effects in Real Time
  4. Interactive 'Ask Me Anything' Session by Expert

Week 2

  1. Level 4 - Visual Programming on Spark AR Studio
    1. Working with Patch Editor
    2. Understanding the different kind of Patches
    3. Working with Interaction Patches
    4. Working with Facial Landmark Patches
    5. Working with Animation Patches
  2. Level 5 - Enhancing & Sharing your Effect
    1. Publishing your AR Effect
    2. Managing your AR Effect
    3. Optimising you AR Effect
  3. Interactive 'Ask Me Anything' Session by Expert

Week 3

  1. 1 Workshop on submitting your first AR effect,
  2. Course completion

Augmented Reality Foundation: Diksha Link:

(Once the Facebook designed curriculum on AR is uploaded on https://diksha.gov.in/)
The curriculum includes information about the following topics, an introduction to augmented reality video and a quiz at the end.

  1. Augmented State of the Union
  2. Augmented Reality Apps & Use Cases
  3. The Layers of Augmented Reality - Tracking, Scene Understanding & Rendering
  4. Facebook AR

To know more about Augmented Reality and understand its various
applications from medical sciences to tourism, this video may be seen

Video Link

About Programmes

This workshop, led by training partner Centre for Social Research (CSR), will teach students to understand their digital identity and how they can become responsible digital users. We will explore the essentials of how to communicate responsibly online, how to identify and respond to threats and harassment, and the tools with which they can empower themselves to stay safe and secure online This curriculum will also enable students to explore good digital habits that can support their online well-being and keep their online experience healthy and happy. They will also explore misinformation and accountability, especially in the midst of the pandemic, and how misinformation contributes to the spread of panic and anxiety. The program will help students differentiate various kinds of information available on digital platforms and explore options available to identity misinformation, report and reduce its spread.

Instagram Toolkit for Teens: Building Healthy Digital Habits

We want the time young people spend on Instagram to be positive, inspiring, and intentional. This toolkit is a collaboration between Instagram, The Jed Foundation (JED), and YLAC and will encourage our community to be mindful of how time online impacts their emotional wellbeing, share some tips and tools that can improve their experience, and connect you with resources for further thought and discussion. This is a toolkit for educators and parents, and includes a lesson plan for a workshop that can be facilitated by educators or parents. This lesson plan will primarily cover mental and emotional well-being and will also include aspects such as bullying, hate speech and misinformation as relevant sub-themes for the Indian context. While it is engineered to be a group activity facilitated by an educator or parent, we encourage our community to try taking some of the quizzes with a friend and talking about their results. It will help our community to decode not just images, but the emotions around them—how they feel when they are on Instagram, how they feel about content and people they come across, how they feel about what they share—and even what it feels like not to share. With that self-awareness, they can use these tools and suggestions to make informed decisions about how they use the platform.

Certification:

Facebook, CBSE, and CSR will provide an online certificate of completion to students who attend a full session of either programme and complete a brief assessment/feedback form.

Registration Process: There will be one form for registration with drop down options for students and teachers to register separately.

Teacher/School Session Registration: Interested schools/ teachers can request a timeslot for the training. Please complete the registration link below to let us know the number of students you'd like to include in the training and a preferred and alternative date. We will confirm your slot and share a registration link for your students.

Direct Student Registration: Interested students can sign up independently and will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis depending on availability of slots in each session.

Sessions can accommodate up to 300 participants.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/9q5HMDvmJUdPEhwd8

Teacher/School Session Registration Link : https://forms.gle/XmBFAafGKGmmjECXA

Timeline

Application start date: 6th July 2020

Application end date: On rolling basis
Selected candidates will receive an email by: 30th July 2020

Session commencement date: 6th August 2020

From 6th August onward, sessions will be offered daily from Monday to Friday

Digital Safety & Online Well-Being: 11:30 am -1:00 pm

Instagram Toolkit for Teens: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Session Time (each): 1.5 hours

Note: Facebook, through its training partner, Centre for Social Research, will communicate to all registered students about their training schedule.

Training Partner:

Centre for Social Research has taught thousands of students across India how to be safe and responsible digital citizens. As a gender organization, we're committed to creating online standards that protect women and foster safe, inclusive online spaces for all.

Diksha Link