This is my last reflection.I learned a lot of things in this lesson thanks to my teacher.He tried to introduce useful things inspite of our limited time.Initially I was worried about this lesson but then I was relaxed because my teacher explained every topic in detail.The tools that I used in this lesson will be useful for my teaching life because they are attractive for students.
At begining of the semester, I didn’t understand this lesson and I found it useless but then I began to enjoy in the lesson.Then I used what we learned in practice teaching lesson. I used my storytelling for 5th grade lesson.They liked it and participated lesson actively.Thanks to CALL, the lesson I taught became student-centered.They didn’t get bored in the lesson.
Now I think the tools what we learned are useful and they can be used for all learning levels and for 4 skills reading,listening,speaking and writing.For example, we can use podcasts for developing listening and speaking.Also we can use digital storytelling.Thanks to our teacher, each member of class downloaded their storytelling in blogger.Now we have a lot of storytelling 🙂 I will use these storytelling in the future when I become a teacher.
Last week we learned Second Life.It can be used for improving writing skills.Writing is a boring process for students but thanks to this application,it can be enjoyable.Also we can use mobile application for long duration learning.
To sum up, my opinon changed completely at the end of semester.Accordng to my opinion we learned useful application that can be used when we become a teacher.Thanks to this lesson, I learned that technology facilitates students’ learning.
Today we attended our last CALL lesson:( Our last topic is creating this website.I liked this website.While I was creating my website,I enjoyed and creating a website with Weebly is easy.
Our another topic was Second Life.We couldn’t practice it but it attracted my attention.It looks like sims game but there are real people in this game.After the lesson I signed up this website and I examined it.At the begining it seemed difficult but then I solved it.
In this lesson,our topic was podcasts.I haven’t heard it before.We can think that it is combination of ipad and broadcast.It is sound program in mp3 format.If you didn’t follow a radio program,you could listen to program thanks to podcasts.
There are three types of podcasts.These are:
A teacher can use podcasts for speaking,listening and vocabulary teaching.Also education podcasts can be used for professional development.
Our teacher showed some websites about podcasts.These are:Npr podcasts and bbc podcasts.I liked npr podcasts.I will examine them in detail.I learned a lot of things in this lesson 🙂
This week we learned how to create digital storytelling.Firstly, the teacher showed us a video.It was very effective for me :).Then we examined movie maker.I used it last year for preparing storytelling.It is easy for me.Also our teacher showed a website about storytelling.I liked it.I used it and enjoyed while I was creating a story.Its pictures are attractive.I prepared a story for young learners.
To sum up,Digital Storytelling is useful for learning English in enjoyable way.
This week’s topic was facebook,twitter and skype.
I have a facebook acoount and I have used it for a long time.I follow some groups and I use it for communication but I didn’t have a twitter account.Now I have a twitter account 🙂 It looks like complicated but I try to use it.It can be used in education.Some famous people in ELT can be followed.I follow some of them and this was the task of week 🙂
Our another topic was skype.I have never used it but it attracted my attention because you can load money in it and you can speak in abroad cheaper.I think that I will use it soon.
In this lesson, we learned online conference tools.We examined WiziQ.Although I couldn’t practise it because of crowded class,I liked it.If we wanted to teach a group who are foreign countries,this tool would be useful.
In this tool have many advantages.I want to mention about them.
Firstly,a teacher can upload powerpoint,word or video in this tool.If a teacher wants to teach a speaking lesson,s/he can use this website because in this website,when the teacher allows the students to use microphone or webcam,they can speak.
Secondly,all of the students can use whiteboard if teacher allow the students to use.Also the students can chat and asks the teacher questions when they have a trouble.
Finally,I will sign in this website and I think that I will participate a conference.I want to see how it would be.
I missed this week’s class because of my ilness 😦 but I asked my classmates what they learned.They said that they had learned nicenet,online class,campus dokeo.I don’t have any idea about these.I have never heard web site but I glanced them.I wish I had attended the lesson last week because I believe what I have learned is useful in the lesson.Surely,I will attend next lessons.