Weebly

This week, the topic was Weebly. It is a site that you can create a website easily. We can add text, photos, and videos easily (by dropping). You can freely sign up. You can choose theme and a title for your site after sign up.

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Podcast

It is a site that you can create audio files and then if you want you can upload them to digital music or multimedia players.

Then we mentioned National Republic Radio (NAR). With the help of this site you can teach and learn English, but all of the conversations are in target language.

The last one is audiaboo.fm. You can record your voice. But it is not free for more than 3 minutes.

DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Today our topic was digital storytelling for young learners. Thanks to the digital storytelling , we can prepare our own story for our students.

There is some websitesfor create story. Also, some sites  have lots of digital story in it. One of them is http://www.storynory.com/. You can download stories and change them on the moviemaker.

http://www.storyjumper.com/ is a site which you can create your own story. But, if you want to download it, it is not free

Then we mentioned about http://www.dfilm.com/ . It is very enjoyable you can create your own film and send as e-mail.

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This week our topics were; Edmodo, Prezi and Nicenet. Till this course I have nothing to about Nicenet.

Nicenet is working like Edmodo, but it is more primitive than Edmodo. There is no picture in it. It is full of text. Thanks to this feature it is very fast. It allows both student and teacher entry.

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In Edmodo, we can prepare quizzes for our students easily. We can grade them.

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Then we talked about Prezi. It is a site which you can prepare attractive presentations. It is more impressive than PowerPoint. It has a negative feature that if you want to change something in your presentation, you should arrange it on the web.

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ABOUT HOT POTATOES

This week we’ve learned to prepare exam items on the web.Thanks to the hot potatoes. You can download it from the website http://www.hotpot.uvic.ca  if you want to use it. It is free!

There are some parts in it. In the part of quiz you can select 4 questions type and create your own quize. In the part of Jmix you can preparing reordering statements. In the part of  jcross, with the help of this you can create a crossword puzzle easily. Never forget to write clues. In the part of jmatch, you can prepare vocabulary matching easily. And you can add all your files to the The Masher.Image                              Image

Technology is at every turn

The lesson started to teaching wiki and

www.pbworks.com. Pbworks allows us to work with lots of people. We can use this with our students for create something all together in the future.

Then we watched a video about Wiki. We learned from this video how to edit in Wiki and prepare something on Wiki.

We continued with the settings part of the pbworks. We learned all setting relating to it.

Then, we learned to share videos in our pages thanks to the “embed code”. There is an embed code all videos in YouTube. We can copy and paste it to share on our pages. It has just one negative feature. Only one person can write at a time. It means, if we have 50 students, they’ll wait each other. It takes much time.

After all of these, we learned docs.google.com. We created a multiple chat platform named with CALL 2014.

We have learned too many things in this lesson. All of them are important. They all are enjoyable.

1st Lesson

Our topics are word press, rss reader, twitter and feedly this week. We have learned to use word press deeply, I just know login and post new things before this lesson. Than I have learned so many things. For instance, themes, looking visitors even their countries.

The other application was twitter. We have learned twitter-fall thanks to this we can reach lots of information whatever we search.

All applications I have learned from this lesson were impressive. I am not a technologic person but I think I will be thanks to CALL at the end of this term.

Computer Assisted Language Learning: an Introduction

This article focuses on a technical description of hardware and software, but rather on the pedogogical questions that teachers have. Warschauer mentions three phases of CALL. They are behavioristic call, communicative call and integrative call.

In Behavioristic CALL the computer serves as a vehicle for delivering instructional materials to the students.

The Communicative CALL based on the communicative approach. It gives importance the authentic communication. According to the John Underwood Communicative CALL has an optimistic view to the students. It does not judge students, avoids telling that they are wrong. In addition to this several types of CALL programs were developed. They were computer as tutor, computer as stimulus, computers as tool, and computers as workhorse.

Multimedia computers and the Internet are two crucial development related to the Integrative approaches. According to the Warschauer   “Multimedia allows a variety of media to be accessed on a single machine”. Hypermedia enables the students to reach all links related to a source by clicking a Mouse. Also, hypermedia provides more authentic learning.

Internet allows students communicate in target language by e-mail or some programs like MOOs not only one to one but also one to many.

In sum, everyone who wants to know how computers have been used for language teaching should read this article. It was a pleasure for me.

 

 

 

About the CALL

Computers have become so widespread in schools among the teachers and the students.

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English language teaching can be easy with the help of computers. We all want to be a good teacher so this course will be useful for us. And with the help of this course lessons will not be any more teacher centered, students will be more active in lessons. We can reach lots of materials related to the lesson via technology. We can tender the lesson more students than the traditional ways thanks to the CALL.

But I have some problems related to this course. Firstly, how will we learn to use computers for language teaching even we cannot use the smart boards?

And it is not easy to get used to using this site. I am not a technological person but I have to be for my students.

Taking the this course in our last term is an advantage I think. We will graduate with the fresh data in our minds related to the CALL. I will use whatever I will learn in this course through my life. I hope we will have a good term