I have read my first reflection about this course, I realized that I learned a lot of things in this term. I have just accounts of facebook, twitter and now I have many accounts so I can’t remember my passwords and usernames 🙂
I learned many useful applications, we can use them with our students. They can make easy something and it will be different. Most of the teachers don’t know them or they don’t use but I believe that the students will like them. Our teaching will be different, motivating and permanent. I firstly believed that this course is not necessary but then my feelings changed. There were many useful websites and I didn’t know them so how can I use, right? But now we learned them. I want to thank our teacher 🙂
We talked about podcast in this week. You can listen to radio programs or speech about a lot of topic. You can download them, also upload your speech. You can talk about whatever you want and then add this site. As a teacher we can give as a homework for our students. They can record their speech, then we can listen to them at home and check them. It is more easy than listen to them at school.
I haven’t heard about it. We can use it to improve our English, learn a lot of different information from speeches.
Story telling and story jumper were our topic in this week. Story jumper was very enjoyable. We can create our book using with this website. We can add own pictures or use others that are already there. We can use different themes selecting from there, write our sentences and create story or write poems, compose a dictionary for our students. We can see lots of book someone prepared. Our students like it and we can use them in our classes. Most of the teacher don’t know it or use it. I think it is really enjoyable.
And story telling; I prepared a story using it so I used it before. I know something about it. We use movie maker for our story and it is really easy. We use pictures and can write something, add music or use own voice. Using own voice draws your students’ attention, I think they like it and we don’t have to search videos, it can be problem sometimes and then we can create own videos!
Our topic was twitter and facebook in this week. Most of people use and know how to use them. But sometimes they are changed, added some new features. Facebook is useful and enjoyable. I found my old friends and also I can contact with them. It has a lot of features. We can create groups, attend groups, share feelings, ideas, pictures, news and and and…:) Iam not too active on them but I like reading something or look at pictures. I can have some ideas about everything. I follow some groups about english language or teachers. People share something, I get some information thanks to it. I can learn something about their lifes, ıt is really enjoyable. Also I have twitter account, I am not active there, too. I follow something but I don’t share anything 🙂 I read news there. In the future we can use them in our classes. We can create groups on the facebook and give homework or annouce something. People share their ideas about lessons. We have some groups now and we can learn our duty or tasks, we cannot forget them. We can share files, works, pictures in there.
Our topic was WiziQ in this week. We can make an online conference by using it. We can use poverpoints when having a lesson. Our students can ask questions, share their ideas and also there is a board on the screen, they can write something there but you must let your students use it. And also the students can talk eachother, they can ask questions or something like that, you can see them. Lessons can be recorded, people can watch them later or again.
You can attend conferences at your home. Some of them are free but some of them not. You can ask presenter questions. It is an opportunity for teachers, they can get new knowledge, develop their skills.
I want to use this site with my students. I think it will be enjoyable and interesting you are at home and your students are at home and you have a lesson!
This week we covered online classrooms.We talked about two sites. They are nicenet and dokeos. These programs are very useful for us. In this programs you can create online class environment. Pictures, videos can not be used in the nicenet, it can be problem but we can use it for other skills. If you don’t like nicenet, you can use dokeos, it is also an online clasrooom site. It is like Facebook but everybody cann’t see it if they are not members’ Dokeos. As teaching English, we can add our quizzes which improve the students’ knowledge about the topics. All of the students can participate to the lessons actively by using them in our teaching.
I saw a presentation had been prepared using with Prezi, I really liked it but I could not learn how to prepare it, finally I learned it 🙂 It is very enjoyable and attractive. I think preparing it is a little bit difficult or I did not work on it enough. Colour, themes, shapes of it are very different than others we use. And also we can work on it with our friends, we can change, add or replace something. We can use it easily, it is free but we have to have an internet connection.