At the beginning of this course,my expectation was not clear,because I didn’t think how this course could be beneficial for language teahing/learning,but of course,I knew that this course could be so beneficial that even when I become a teacher,I can use it in teaching english.
CALL emphasizes on student-centred materials that allow learners to work on their own.CALL is essentially a tool that helps teachers to facilitate the language learning process. It can be used to reinforce what has been already been learned in the classroom or as a remedial tool to help learners who require additional support.
Thanks to this course,I have learnt lots of things about computer assisted language learning.We have signed up lots of beneficial sites for language teaching/learning.I am very glad to learn about the existence of these kinds of sites.I have learnt lots of sites that i had never heard before.From now on,I will use these sites in teaching english and I will benefit these sites that I’ve learnt in CALL.
This week,we talked about weebly and second life.Weebly is a web-hosting service.Weebly offers a free online website creator.We signed up weebly and we all had a website.Teacher wanted us to collect all of the tasks that we did throughout the term and it is our final task.He showed us about the website and its features.It was enjoyable,because there are lots of things to do in website.After then,we talked about Second Life.Second Life is an online virtual world.Teacher talked about its benefits.You can connect with other people around the world.You can give conference.Some people use it to save money,but we talked about its educational sides.You can improve your english while you are enjoying it.
This week,firstly we talked about podcast.A podcast is a type of digital media.Creating a podcast does not take a lot of expensive equipment and allows content creators to potentially reach millions of listeners on a global basis. The content of a podcast is delivered to subscribers via syndicated feeds, allowing users to listen on a Mac or PC as well as many types of portable media players.
Secondly, we talked about NPR ( National Public Radio).NPR, formerly National Public Radio,is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR programs that are produced.
Finally, we talked about audioboo.Audioboo is a website which allows users to post and share sound files.Audioboo allows smartphone users to record and playback digital recordings of up to three minutes in length which can then be posted on the Audioboo website where users have their own pages or channels akin to twitter or youtube.These recordings are referred to as ‘boos’ and photos can be added to the boo from the iPhone library or an Android phone along with a title, geotagging and category tagging.
At the end of the lesson, we signed up audioboo accounts.
We learnt about digital storytelling.I think it’s very enjoyable for both teachers and students.We watched some examples of the digital storytelling.Then we learnt new things about it.We can add tape-recording,music,pictures,writing and we can tell a story in digital story.We also learnt about storyjumper.We can prepare story books with pictures and there are lots of things that we can benefit from it.I enjoyed doing it.It doesn’t last long andit is easy to prepare for stories.
We learnt about WizIQ.It is an online teaching and learning easier for everyone.The site is designed to help students and teachers find each other, and to provide an online virtual classroom learning environment.WizIQ serves as a social networking site to bring together educators and students from around the world.Teachers upload their profiles advertising what they teach, tutorials, their experience and credentials and students can run searches, find recorded classes to watch, tutorials to take, or teachers to work with.I think,it is very useful site for everyone and we signed up this site.The site seems full of advantages about sharing information online among countries.You can connect with other people.You can also use camera chat with other people.As a result,I really like the site,and it is very useful as an online education platform.
Today,we learnt about online classroom.Online classes are conducted over the internet. They generally use the web to allow communication between teacher and students, and among students. Depending on circumstances, classes can be partially or fully online. Some classes lend themselves to this format more than others, and the capabilities of technology continue to change that line and we learnt about Nicenet.It is one of the online classroom sites.Teacher told about its features.Nicenet is a non-profit organization providing a free web-based classroom environment called the Internet Classroom Assistant.
We learnt about prezi.Prezi is better than microsoft powerpoint,I think.We learnt how to use prezi.It is useful for teaching english subjects.We can use it in the classrooms.Students will like it.I think powerpoint is more boring when we make a presentation.I like prezi,because it is more useful and enjoyable.