Firstly I have to admit that I hated this course.Perhaps the person who was the most hated was me in class 🙂 But I want you to ask me again about the CALL what I am thinking. I love it!! Of course, I learned a lot from this course about the technology in teaching English language learning. Now I definently know them how they are used in class. I have learned so many applications we can use in teaching English in the future. I can’t deny using technology in school.
Finally, I haven’t got any prejudice about this course. I love my teacher and my friends. I am happy with this lesson and luckily I took this course. I want to thank my teacher for everthing 🙂 okey I think that’s enough! Because I started babbling 😀 byes!
POSCASTS.. I didn’t know really what it is. I have learned a new thing thanks to CALL. I am very grateful to it and also my teacher 😀 Anyway let’s move on the part of the joke! What is podcasts? Actually it is something that you are very familiar with the fact. The only diffrence is that it is made on internet but you can download on your computer or use it on your Ipad. It has got a simple defition: Speech recording and listen.. Genereally as I say, you sign up this sites and you have got a microphone, a computer and internet..the sound of many people living in the world announce here. I think it is a good thing.Also you can listen to radio or learn different information from speeches. As a our teacher ‘ Mr. Sedat’ , we can give as a homework for our students to develop their speeches. But firstly I have to record my voice as a my homework! We are still students! 🙂
Do you know digital story or storyjumper? Let me tell you about them..
Actually it is so easy to prepare them. Digitalstory is prepare by using Movie Maker. If you don’t have this program on your computer, you can download here: http://windows.microsoft.com/tr-tr/windows-live/movie-maker#t1=overview After downloading, you can star to prepare your own story. It is not just story. You can prepare it what you want like a biograpyh, a lesson or anything else. It is a kind of video clip. Firtsly you have to decide to your topic and find pictures about it.Then you can paste them on it and write sentences what you want. Also, you can add a music on background or you can use your own voice. In my opinion using voice is better to use on it because if you want to use in your class for Engilis learning language, this type draws students’ attention and you have reached your own goal.Using digital storytelling for educations has more advantages. For example students can listen and see at the same time so the story will become a more permanent. The other advange is about the economy. We use a lot of material by telling a story but if we use the digital story, we will ensure profits about time and money.
Story jumper is so easier that digital storytelling. You have to sign up this site to prepare the story by using story jumper: http://www.storyjumper.com/ After that , you start to create it. It is a kind of Power Point that is on our computer but this is so easier. You create a book whatever you want. You select your story or made up and pictures can be copied/ pasted in there. You can change anything on them maybe you can change their color, size or shape and definetly you can write something to be story. After that you can use it your class while teaching. Especially it is most appropriate for young learners.
Come on! What are you waiting for? Are not you impressed on my tellin? Become a somewhat curious and start to try!
We talked about Facebook and Twitter in ninth week. I have known them from 2007 and still use them. I’m glad to use them because I have news from if what about is. Now it is much easier to reach them immediately. We know that everyone use smart phones and it is easy to access Facebook or Twitter by using them. Formerly computers were only used to reach them . Everything has changed!
We are slaves to technology. Without Facebook and Twitter , we can not do anything. I know that it is not a good thing but we have to keep up with the times. If we use them properly, I dont think that mind.
I love Facebook and Twitter. I can follow up whatever I want and I have a chance yo get information about anything. For example, I can follow up famous people who I love or my friends or social institutions. They provide to follow the agenda by using them. Actually, many people are not aware of this: We have oppurtunity to know about the whole world through them. If we use them approprietly according to purpose, they are very useful.
Anyway, access to these sites is very easy and free. The only thing you need to do is become a member of sites and add your friends or follow what you want. You can upload your picture and you can make your profile in order to that everyone can see you and learn about you. It is up to you to write or not write a detailed. Also on facebook you can like your friends’ picture or anything else an you can write comments below it. Like youtube, you can listen and watch if anyone else share video. You can join some groups that you are interested and you can share your ideas/opinions with people. There is a lot of thing to explain about them. My advice to you immediately open a Facebook and Twitter account and you do more for them that I talk about.
Do you know that even newborn babies are now on Facebook? 😀
Wiziq is about to online conference tool. In lesson, we created a new account an wiziq.com to access it. We can make an online conference by using it. Teacher creates a classroom atmosphere and can share power point, video or anything else. Students can chat with each other with camera or they can use the board like real life. Teacher gives a lesson and students can participate asking questions like put up finger:) Also this lesson can be recorded and can be listened again and again. We don’t have to got to school we can learn at our home. Wiziq is also free. I think it is very useful for teacher and students. Definetly ı’m going to use it for my teaching .
This week we talked about Dokeos and Nicenet. I think these web sites mean online learning . Let me tell you about them. Firstly, Nicenet is free and we can use it wherever we want.Especially it is useful for us because we can use it our classes and we can create a class for our students. Teachers can teach anything if there is distance as a face to face teaching. Also, we can share some documents or materials or we can give homework and check them on Nicenet.
Secondly, I want to talk about Dokeos. It is not so different from Nicenet. It is a kind of Facebook but it is closed to people from outside and everybody cannot see it if they are not memebers of Dokeos. As teaching English, we can create quizzes for our students or we can share notes. We have to have Internet connection for both of them.All of the students can participate to the lesson actively by using them in our teaching.