In this lesson,we downloaded second life. Then,I chose my avatar. But I couldn’t use my avatar at university becausef of web connection.In MEB School, it isn’t used a lot. Such as Bahçeşehir, METU University use second life. Second life is like Sims game. Sims game gives character to you. It’s your avatar. Second life is like a real life. You can have a job. Other characters are computer based characters. If you want, you come together and go travel somewhere. You can buy and sell something. You can add your video as an avatar.Second Life has an internal economy and internal currency, the Linden dollar (L$). L$ can be used to buy, sell, rent or trade land or goods and services with other users. Virtual goods include buildings, vehicles, devices of all kinds, animations, clothing, skin, hair. etc.
In this lesson, I created my site. I’m going to add all tasks I’ve done in this site. I realized you feel special when you have a website My website was ready and I arranged my website . I added pictures, link, text, WordPress addresses, but I didn’t complete all of them. I hope I will prepare for the final day !
The word podcast is a play on the word broadcast combined with the word iPod (one of the most popular portable MP3 players). Apple did not invent the word podcast, although I’m sure they are enjoying the free marketing they are getting from the popularity of podcasting. You do not have to have an iPod to listen to a podcast. In fact, I personally believe there are many other MP3 players that are better for listening to podcasts. You can listen to podcasts on anything that plays MP3s. Once the podcast is downloaded, it’s just an MP3.
Today we mentioned digital storytelling which provides effective learning for especially young learners. By the help of the digital storytelling, we can prepare different and funny stories to use them in class. We have some websites to create stories. Also, some sites are like a story store. For example, storynory site has a lot of stories as digital; you can use them for your students in your classroom or out of class. You can download stories as recorded voiced and change the stories on the moviemaker.I think this is useful for teaching some words in English classes.So,,we can encourage our students to use storytelling for teaching english. The method is appropriate for speaking,listening skills. Also,Technology has become a powerful learning tool, both in and out of the classroom, which engages students in their own learning by giving them a chance to be in the director’s chair. It stimulates imagination and sparks creativity by giving students a voice, motivating them, capturing their attention with different multimedia options and encouraging shy students to get involved. Technology opens up new opportunities to increase collaboration and interaction in the classroom by engaging children in more advanced cognitive activities.
Qr codes are very useful. They can store much more data (digitally present ) including url links,videos,pictures,photgraphs,and texts. In the lesson, we made qr code as an example. Then we downloaded qr code readers for our mobile phones.It took one minute for my smartphone to find and install the reader.
I enjoyed very much socrative and I foudn it very useful for teachers. Because the website was desisgned for quizes and exams . We created a socrative account. If you login as a student. you can go a room by writing the code of the room. We tested it in the lesson to have an idea about socrative. Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games.
The teacher started the lesson by explaining edmodo.Then,we created accounts for edmodo.It can a website to contact with a group or our friends. Edmodo is online networking application for teacher and students. I think it is same to facebook. Also,ıt provides several ways for teachers to connect with other teachers. In the lesson,we built our online conversation with our teacher Akayoğlu for CALL and Academic Writing Skills. Our edmodo class group is managed and controlled by our teacher. In my opinion,ıt has only a disadvantage that is ”deadline” for our projects ! :))
According to article,CALL provides benefits to us how we can use the internet in schools. Computers became so widespread in schools and homes. In this way, people try to use technology every area of life.Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has few favourite tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. So, computers commonly are used in schools for education.CALL has three phases;as ;
CALL suggests that the computer can serve a variety of uses for language teaching . It can be a tutor which offers language drills or skill practice.