The last lesson and the last term…

At the beginning of the term, I had some fears about this lesson. But my mind and thoughts changed a lot. This lesson was so effective and useful.

Firstly, We have learnt many things about using the internet. I learnt how to teach English with technology. I have developed my using the internet  thanks to CALL lesson. there are many applications and tools about learning English. I will be using them in my future English Language Teaching. I learnt that I can’t deny using technologies in schools. Internet usage always will be in my life, and ıt develops and facilitates my life. there were many tasks to do in the second term, but I really didn’t get bored while I was studying and doing my tasks. I won many things in this course. My teacher was so effective and successful in teaching and lecturing this course. In every week, I developed myself gradually. Now I felt that I don’t have an empty brain. I have learnt a lot. 

In actually, I had prejudice about this course. Sedat teacher said that you will enjoy in this lesson. It was so true taht I had enjoyed a lot. 

I spent some time for this course, but it didn’t waste of my time. I tried to follow all the weeks actively. I believed that I used my time correctly. 

Finally I want to say that I improved myself, and I have a new sight about this course. This term was so useful and effective for me. In the future I will remember this lesson, and I will mention from my teacher. He likes his lesson, and I always felt he lectured eagerly. 

I am sorry about the school will be end in a few days, and I will miss my all friends. I love my friends so much,

take care of yourself ( all of you )


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11 week Podcasting

we learnt a new tool, and it was podcast. I heard this; but I don’t know what it is. I learned that the word podcast is a play on the word broadcast combined with the word iPod (one of the most popular portable MP3 players).

You’re about to see how you can find a huge variety of new and interesting content from the internet to fill your MP3 player for free. You can listen to what you want, when you want, and how you want.

Imagine getting new “radio”-style talk and music shows to listen to on your iPod or other MP3 player every day. You wake up and automatically have new shows ready to listen to while you exercise or commute to work. This is the podcast listening experience.

Not only that, but anyone can create his or her own “radio”-style show and broadcast it to the world in very little time and at very little cost. All you need is a computer, a mic and the internet.

we will do our podcast. It’s very different experience for me. I’m in control of how I will use and prepare it. that’s so funny. I will be enjoying my own creation. I can become and a recognized expert on the topic of your choice. This makes podcasting valuable for me 🙂 

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tenth week ( story jumper & movie maker )

In this week, we learnt movie maker and story jumper. story jumper is new for me, I don’t hear it before. 

we used the movie maker in our previous lesson. we made a story which was related to the our English lessons. It was enjoyable for us.

Storyjumper is a website that lets you create your own book. It encourages you to tell your own story. This website was my favorite bookmaking website because of it’s user friendly design, the ability to share your books with friends and family and print them at no cost.

The site also features a special classroom edition, with special features. This website does allow multiple users to be logged in under the same login. However, it does not yet have the capability of students saving different pages on the same book yet. Pictures can be uploaded to create a personal book.
~Props and scenes can also be used to make the pictures.
~It is FREE! I think storyjumper is more nice and useful. I wlii use it in my future class. I will prepare it in a short time. ıt’s funny thing. I prepared a storyjumper last week and I liked it much. 

this lesson are very effective again. we learned useful tools. This term is going to be end in two weeks; but I’m curious about the last lessons. I’m waiting excitingly our next weeks. 🙂

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The ninth week…

the teacher talked about facebook and twitter. firstly he mentioned from skype. 

I knew the skype and I used it before. we can make internet calls for free with skype. we can use it on our mobile phone. The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet. Phone calls may be placed to recipients on the traditional telephone networks. it’s important because it provides access to voice and video communication for a fraction of what other options cost. Phone conversations are often preferable to an exchange of e-mail, and Skype gives phone access to people who might not be able to afford it otherwise—particularly in the case of international phone calls. Although the technologies it uses are not new, Skype brings them within reach of almost anyone, without going through the channels of an IT support desk. It allows more frequent contact between colleagues,collaborators and friends and permits connections with those not likely to be in touch through conventional phone systems.

Also the teacher talked about facebook and twitter. I have facebook account, but I didn’t have twitter. I got a twitter account. I like it. it is enjoyable and more vivid. Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find can follow the conversations. Each Tweet is 140 characters long, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can discover a lot in a little space. You can see photos, videos and conversations directly in Tweets. now I have a teitter account I will experience it. 🙂

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8 week WiziQ

We learned a  new tool this week. It’s wiziQ. it is enjoyable and effective. Itt offers extremely easy-to-use. On the site, we can find online tests, tutorials, and recorded classes. WizIQ also serves as a social networking site to bring together educators and students from around the world.

there is classroom atmosphere here. we can do that everyting here. for example; we can create a lesson like it is real. we can share power point, we can chat or chat with camera. we will use the board how we use in our real life. Meanwhile participants can ask a question by chatting.  the teacher mentioned how we can join this application. ıf we are member of Tesol, we can listen to their seminars. To do this, e-mail is send to us, and we will participate to the courses. Also we can create our own course, we can determine the time, and we will send e-mail to our students. we can add a video also. 

I think that it’s very useful and different. we can create lessons in our teaching environment. 

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Seventh Week….nicenet :)

This week the teacher talked about the online classroom. there are free and salaried, but we learned to use free one.

There is it’s American. Once you create the class, log out and then log in to investigate the functions. “Conferencing” is what you will use to create topics to which students will respond in writing and then reply to each other. “Link-sharing” is for you to post links that you think will be helpful to students. “Class administration” is important because it gives you the option of letting students also post conference topics and links. I chose to not allow students to do this. You have to make a decision, and then in class administration indicate who you want to be allowed to post conference topics and links. It has very simple quality. we can create an account here as a teacher. we can’t share word, power point, and any other files in this website, but we can share links, Therefore it works so fast. It is like forum pages, because we can create a discussion, and we will write links under them. for example class schedule exists. and we will announce the exam dates.  Using this page is logical. because it is so fast and efficient page although we can’t use visual materials and files. 

the other thing is  it has a lot of documents than the previous we learn.   only our school friends can see this page. it has good side, and open lessons can be created. ıf we create a lesson ourself, we can add or download word file or any other things.  we can create a lesson content, and we will add quiz, multiple choice, fill in the blanks, matching…etc. Also it has a chat section. If I have a file which can’t be seen by anyone, I will customize it. It has no access from the outside. 

I think that ıt very useful page for teacher and students. also it encourages students for speaking and any other tasks.

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sixth week “Prezi” :))

This week we learnt a new tool. It was prezi. and it was new for me. The lesson was nice and effective again.

Firstly the teacher talked about the media literacy. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms. Also the teacher mentioned online presentation tool. He showed us how we can create a prezi. I didn’t know this before. It is similar to power point, but  they are different quite a bit. I think it is more fun and interesting. I liked it very much. It is more visual and we can add different things. There is problem that needs internet connection. If we are online, we can use it. We have a project about the prezi. We will learn more things about it. I believe that If I use it in my classroom, students will enjoy more. It’s more amazing and different. I think it will be more useful in our life.

Every week we learn many things, and our teacher gives a lot of information to us. I enjoyed the lesson very much. I’m waiting the next lessons impatiently. 🙂

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