When I participated in CALL class. I was confused . Because Icouldn’t use computer properlyand used only facebook on the internet. and I had a bit information about social networks and tools which is used for foreing language learning or teaching so, I always felt deficient myself in this topic .At the begining of this course I promised myself ‘ I am going to learn computer in details for language teaching and learning and I am going to be successful in this course. ’and I believed myself As you know, internet is always used for education and especially in our profession language learning…Now I i will apply it in my teaching life and I can prepare tasks,activities or some other things for students on the computers.Thanks teacher Sedat Akayoglu 🙂
The topic of this week was weebly and second life What is Weebly? I didn’t know it beforehand. I just heard the word of weebly. I didn’t know what it is, but I learned that it is really useful thing today. Weebly.com which is one of the easiest ways to create a website or blog page and is also free online website.To use it ,firstly you must sign up weebly and then you can create your own website easily. The Weebly website includes many different templates and designs for individuals to choose from, making it useful for a number of different types of businesses.And also you can add slide shows, videos, im ages, titles, embed codes,audio files,text, pictures ,your photos and whatever you want. The other topic is Second life. I knew it a bit and when Sedat Teacher mention about it,unfortunately I was absent in class Second Life is a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat. it is banned in many universities because of being a the game category.
A podcast is a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of audio, radio and videoneed to a program that you can record your voice as a Mp3 file and a site that you can upload İt.. Our teacher suggested us a site to have a look at: http://www.npr.org/ -NPR(National Public Radio). We can find a lot of podcasts there. We can follow the various lessons via podcasts and these podcasts help the us to improve our listening skills.At the same time, it affects our speaking skills, we can improve our pronunciation.. Audioboo.fm is a website that you can record your voice , post and share your sound files. You must record your voice in three minutes then post on the Audioboo website so other users can listen to your postcasts.You can use it for reporting, storytelling, education or just to let friends know what you’re up to.
Last week we learned Digital stories and story jumper.Digital stories include sound, music, picture or your own sound.they are short stories and about 5 or 10 minutes. . Digital storytelling offers a nice opportunity you to create more effective classes. How do we create it ? It is very easy for you..By download ing “Movie maker” programme you can create a digital story for young learners . you can add some picture , text your photos or amazing photos , your own dialogue, sounds music and more.http://www.storynory.com/ is a website which you can find texts of the stories and then you can recaord your voice in audio, way you can create your digital story telling.The second one is story jumper. It is like digital storytelling .you must take an account to create a story book on StoryJumper. You can visit this website (http://www.storyjumper.com/) In this website this site you can create or discover books for kids.
There are many social sharing sites which people use for education. For instance, Facebook, Twitter, Google Talk, Skype, etc. In the last lesson, the teachermentioned about them.These are useful and enjoyable for us Facebook and twitter are the most popular ones. facebook is useful for education Facebook is used for sharing documents ,pdf documents and we can member in educational groups and we can have info about language learning in ELT groups. but, some people don’t think that it is reliable. So, they don’t want to use it. Twitter is just like Facebook but There is not chat in Twitter. You can see photos, videos and conversations directly in Tweets And also we can follow important educationists.
It is an online learning and teaching platform we can teach something by giving online conferencing. We can create your own class in wiziq . And also we can create online tests and share them with our students. same.Morever, We can share powerpoint slides, pdf documents, pictures, videos, etc. Our students can particicate in this course whenever they want.I think wiziq is very useful for us. .It gives us a opportunity to listen to the same lesson at the same time and at different places.. so, students do not have to the same class…And also this website encourage the students to speak. there is a chat part. Thanks to it, thestudents can talk to each other, comment on the lesson or ask questions to the teacher or to each other.
Last week we learned two sites for online teaching . They are “nicenet” and “dokeos”. They useful websites help us to create online classrooms.. Nicenet is a free discussion forum By using it you can post a discussion topic and the students respond this topic Thanks to “nicenet we can create group about lesson like facebook group. This website has a disadvantages. We can not upload video, visual aids, or documents like word .. We can add quizzes for our students and its chat availability gives the students the chance of asking questions each other. So Dokeos give us a great opportunity to communicate with our students outside the classroom whenever we want. both of them very useful in terms of education.