FINAL POST :)

   When I first wanted to take this course, it was just a course for me which could be taken easily because the other teachers hadn’t accept us but teacher Sedat wasn’t making a problem for the crowded class and so we took it. After I had joined the first lesson, I said myself “What is happenning? Did I make a mistake in taking this course?” beacuse the lesson was a devil for a business and you must have had a lot of information about computers and programs. Well, I have used facebook and twitter for a long time or I have prepared powerpoint presentation for the lessons. This was only it which I have made with computers. Because of it, I had started to have fears. I always was sitting my friends who knew something about the computers to do what they had done or I was always asking my friends “What did you do? What would I do?” After 4 weeks from starting lesson, I have felt relieved 🙂 That was me who didn’t do anything with computer but now I can find whatever I want by fiddling about with computer.
   I have noticed that when I listen the lesson and do the things in time, there isn’t any problem and I have noticed that we have learnt quite important knowledge for us in the future and also have noticed how extensive the lesson is for us because the technology is always changing and developing and we can see the effects of it in education. If we don’t want to be an outdated teacher, we must humour the technology and follow the developments. 
   so…. COMPUTER ASSİSTED LANGUAGE LEARNING  was an important chance for us. I believe that I will be more quality teacher than those who don’t humour the technology. 

 

 

                                                                  THANKS TO SEDAT AKAYOĞLU…

TWELFTH WEEK

This week we have talked about weebly. It is out final project. Weebly’s well-organized interface makes it easy to see at a glance what it has to offer. Like Webnode, it has a series of menus across the top for easy access to its key features. A simple drag and drop is all it takes to add text, images or forms to your Weebly website.The website doesn’t reveal too much about pricing. So here’s the deal: the basic package is free, but will include a small Weebly ad in your website’s footer.

This is exactly how a website builder should be. There’s no learning curve with Weebly, so you’ll have your website up and running in no time.They offer a great selection of flexible templates and if you’re a pro you can even access the source code for further customization. 

we will do our final project with it. I have started to use it and it is really easy and useful 🙂
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ELEVENTH WEEK

This week we have talked about podcasts. At the first seconds of lesson the teacher asked us whether we hear or see it anywhere. When we said “nooooo!!!!”, the teacher said “you must have seen surely but you don’t remember or you don’t pay attention.” And yes we have seen it before in our cell phones everyday, or we have listened it everyday with our radios.
Podcasting provides a means of publishing audio programs via the Internet. Users can automatically download podcasts (usually mp3 files) onto their computers and transfer these recordings automatically to portable music players such as Apple’s extremely popular iPods. Users can then listen to the files anytime and anywhere they choose.
There are lots of websites about podcasts and you can listen it anywhere you want freely, but you have to be a member of this website and that is very sinple and free.
These websites:
http://www.listen-to-english.com/
http://www.podcastsinenglish.com/index.shtml
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/elementary-podcasts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/genre/learning
There are lots of websites like that. I have looked and listened some of them and they are really useful and fluent for teachers and also students.
And the teacher asked us to create an audioboo account and record a failure about us. I have made just a memont ago and it is very enjoyable i want my english teacher to listen it 🙂

TENTH WEEK

Image                         We talked about the digital storytelling this week and its use for teaching English as a foreign language. This is another one that is usefulfor us in the future. we have used it also in the Derya ERİCE’S course. It is useful. for example if we are a teacher for children, we can use it for educational story or if we are a teacher for bigger ones, we can use it also just like a presentation. We can tell the present simple by making a movie about  what we do everyday. this is more attractive for students. They become more interested in it.

NINETH WEEK

This week i didn’t attend the course but according to hearing my friends the topic is social media. Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.
ADVANTAGES:
1. Bringing people together
2. Breadth of knowledge
3. Technological literacy
4. Opportunity to widen business
5. Attracts attention
These are the article explanation 🙂 Today all over the World twitter or facebook are being used. No matter it is good or bad, each people is using them with different purposes. I am also using facebook and i think it is very enjoyable and useful. Think about that you can communicate lots of people whenever you want. You haven’t seen most of them for a long time and you can find him or her and you can start again your friendship. it is also used for education. for example in the last courses we have joined a group on facebook “TÜRKİYE ELT”. I haven’t got enough information about twitter but if the teacher had sad that “join it”, it can be also useful 🙂

EIGHTH WEEK

8dd3a135a852352ee3bd479e3c6c8419We have learned about the WIZIQ this WEEK. WizIQ is an online learning platform. The site is designed to help students and teachers find each other, and to provide an online virtual classroom learning environment. İt is from wikipedia. In the future I’m sure that the learning system Will be like that. In the lesson the teacher tried to make an example and this is very useful. Everybody Will learn same thing at the same time from their homes or another place without goning to School whereever they want 🙂 this is what we want 🙂

SEVENTH WEEK

We have learned about the nicenet and dokeos. Nicenet ; Nicenet is a web-based tool for running an educational program at any level: a college course, a second-grade class, or a medical school course. It has capabilities for two-way communication between members; for announcing schedules and schedule changes; for reminding you of tasks; for sharing useful web links with other members; and for submitting text information electronically. It is accessible from any computer with an internet connection and web browser, so no matter where you are, you can always get to it. It is free, has no advertising, and does not share your personal information or e-mail address with any commercial entities.
Dokeos is an elearning and course management web application (LMS), translated in 34 languages, already helping thousands of organisations worldwide to manage learning and collaboration activities, the website said 🙂 all over the world therefore are lots of opportunities for learning. This is one of them. Technology is improving day by day so we must be attractive and modern about it.