my final opinions about CALL…

Computer assisted language course impressed every one who studies at this course in this term, because I learned a lot of things and I think the other students think like that. Thanks to this course I have a twitter account now and I have so much account the other website :). Earlier I used only facebook but now I use the other website. At normal, I am not interested in website and computer but with this course I started the website and especially when I was creating a web site for final task, I enjoyed very well. I changed opinion about computer when I see the syllabus about this course I was very scared but then I have relaxed thanks to teacher .I think we will have this course next year, may be we will do things again.W ith this lesson we learned writing at the same time although we had a writing class in previous weeks. Computer assısted language course developed writing skills in English because we did not write academic writing we used survival words in wordpress. Also in class we were very relaxed and the classes were not boring or monotonous. In future , we should not learn only grammer , only listening etc. We can teach English for doing like that or may be easier them for students. So students will like English more. We can discuss with our students on the website about one topic , students can listen the podcast about related topic and they write their opinions we can do online conference or students watch the online conference and we can discuss them.Students watch TED talks and we provide to learn English and different topics for them because they are very interesting. On the internet there are a lot of advantages like that. We can be creative and find tasks for students on the internet. As a teacher , we can use this method students will learn more and more and especially they will be happy while learning English. Because, we say English  a lot of people fear learning English because of grammer. But we will not be boring teacher in future. Thank you so much teacher for everything 🙂

 

 

 

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weebly and second life…

On final lesson,topic is to creating a website.So,we visited weebly.Weebly is easier and funnier than frontpage.In weebly, we can use so much application for example; maps. surveys, blogs,youtube etc.It ıs enough for taking an account. Firstly,we studied on this page we learned info about this page because we are going to prepare final task on this page.In future, we may ask our students to create blog on this website even these websites may develop and they may do more creative tasks.The other one is second life. I had some info about it. It is a real life on the internet but this website is banned some official areas and some universities. But it is used for Harvard and Stanford Universities for educational purpose and it is used in ODTU  in Turkey.With second life we can create groups in class and we can provide collaborative learning  Students can study with group members on the website.They can discuss topics and do actiities.They can do chatting on second life.Even they may join conference.By the way this week was final lesson.We finished long term.Some students graduated from this university.I have learned so much thing with this lesson. Now I have different perspective related to ınternet and using internet for language teaching. Especially, internet is a big resource for teaching I learned it. Thank you so much 🙂 🙂

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blogging…

Firstly, I should have written this reflection previosly but I forgot to write something about blogging. We started it with this lesson for creating blog on wordpress. I think we created blog first or second lesson.Our aim is to creating blog and writting sth about which we have learned in class. We can improve writing skills with this way and  we can learn about internet especially language teaching and learning. 

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podcasting..

Topic is podcasting.It refers to ipod and broadcasting.It provides audio records like MP3. But they include so much topic not songs.It is used for educational aims.Especially we can listen such audio for improving speaking and listening abilities.At the same time we should use them for our students to improve listening and speaking skills.Audioboo is used for these aims.On audioboo can be used for preparing listening material for students they can also learn information about different categories such as news,healthy,technology etc. and they can improve language skills.

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story jumper and movie maker…

This week teacher explained story jumper and movie maker. I have not heard about sth story jumper so far. But especially for young learners and very young learners,this website is very beneficial and amusement because we can use this website while teaching English and English stories.We should use simple and clear English while preparing  and absolutely  children like so much these stories so we should use dijital stories. We can prepare stories on the internet and then we get the classroom and they can watch easily.But stories should include so much photos and visual aids.Videos and stories can be used for repetition after the main part of the lesson.Especially while teaching past or present tenses we can use these stories which prepared on story jumper and movie maker. By the way ıt was very challenging preparing short story on movie maker because time and event agreement was very important.

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SKYPE,FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Thıs week topics are facebook,skype and twıtter.They are used by a lot of people all over the world.Almost every person has an account at these websites.These websites provide communicayion ,following social media and even it provides education.Firstly,skype was developed for vocal communication but then it was added chatting.Now we can talk on the phone from the abroad with skype by loading money to skype card.By the way ICQ was the first website for chatting and ıt ıs not used now like skype or facebook.But we do not need to use skype in classroom because ıt ıs used for communıcatıon in different areas.Secondly,facebook is useful for education but some people do not use it because of ıt ıs not safely.But it 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.Thirdly on twitter we can comment for educational situations we can follow important educatıonists.

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wiziq…

This week topic is wiziq 🙂 This website is used for online conferencing.Thanks to this website,students do not have to the same class.As we are teacher we can give online conferencing even we can teach sth by giving online conferencing.This website includes whiteboard.Students,listeners or instructors can use it while learning and teaching.We can use webcam by the way we can see entire listeners from the website.Listeners have right to speakingin conference and we can give chance to speak.Especially language learning conference is important as we are teacher or student do not follow every conference but this website provides this advantages without going to conference hall and we can follow news, informations about language learning and other areas..

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