Teknoloji mi, o da ne?

CALL alanında gerçekten çok güzel gelişmeler yaşanırken ülkemizde hala Twitter ve YouTube.un kapatılmasının doğru olup olmadığını tartışıyoruz. (Gerçi tartışmayı bırakalı ve bu siteler açılalı en az iki hafta oldu 🙂 ) Web 2.0 araçları ile, yıllardır sıkıcı bir şekilde işlenen dersleri daha eğlenceli ve daha kolay öğretilebilir hale getirebiliriz. Ülkemizde de ciddi atılımlar, yatırımlar yapıldı; son 4-5 yıldır FATİH projesi kapsamında sınıflara akıllı/etkileşimli tahta diye tabir edilen Vestel marka dokunmatik dev monitor/TV konuldu, Okullara  fiber optik alt yapı kuruldu ve öğrencilere tablet pc dağıtıldı. Buraya kadar herşey güzel ama bu verilen tabletlerde kurulan akıllı tahtalarda admin şifresi koymanın mantığı nedir? ne amaçla bunu koyuyorsunuz? Demo ürün muamelesi mi yapıyorsunuz? Sadece tanıtım ve eğitim amaçlı gibi. Tablet dağıtıyorsun şifreli, akıllı tahta kuruyorsun erişim kısıtlı, fiber optik Internet imkanı sunuyorsun ancak o da çoğu site engelli. Artık şunu öğrenin, internet ortamında hiç birşeyi ya-sak-la-ya-maz-sı-nız!! Neymiş çocuklar kötü-kötü sitelere gireceklermiş de, facebookta gezeceklermiş de… Hikaye! Sonuç ne peki? Tablet pc dağıtıldıktan sonra 1 ay içinde tablet pc.nin admin şifresi kırıldı ve şifreler Internette elden ele gezmeye başladı. Bununla birlikte akıllı tahtaların da admin şifresi kırılmış o da elden ele gezdi. Noldu güvenlik, gitti mi? Çocukların hepsi erotik sitelere mi girdi? Zararlı yazılım mı indirdiler? Tableti mi rootladılar. ROM mu attılar. Bunları yapana kadar tableti kullanmayı öğretin.

06 Mayıs tarihinde staj hocamın izleyeceği ders anlatımım var lisede. “Socrative” den çocuklara alıştırma yapayım dedim, öğrencilere sordum tablet dağıtıldı mı size diye: Gençler: ” yok abi biz 12. sınıfız ya bize vermediler” dediler.  Tamam dedim o zaman akıllı telefonlarınızdan yaparsınız, bir çoğunun varmış. En kötü grup çalışması yaptırtırım. Ancak akıllı(!) tahtaya baktım. Bir de ne görüyüm, internet bağlı değil. Wi-Fi var ama şifreli. Denetim masasına giremiyorum, yönetici izni istiyor. Sadece flash bellek kullanmama müsaade ediyor diyebilirim. Sadece flash bellek takarak kullanabileceğimiz bir cihaz için fazla masraf yapılmış diye düşündüm. Flashı taktıktan sonra bulaşan virüsleri de saymıyorum bile

 

Maddeye değil insana yatırım yapın

 

 


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Bu hafta iki tane birbirinden güzel panellere katıldım. Gayet güzeldi, zaten ilgimi çeken konu olduğu için iki elim kanda bile olsa geldim. 🙂 Her iki panelde de bahsedilen genel kanı, elimizdeki materyalden çok düşüncelerimizi, teknolojiye karşı olan tutumumuzu değiştirmeliyiz idi. Sonrası zaten kendiliğinden gelir. Yıllar öncesinde bilgisayar vb. aletler pahalı olduğu için erişimi kısıtlıydı. Ancak günümüzde bırak bilgisayarı, Internet bile cebimize kadar girdi ve her an elimizin altında. Bu kadar çok imkan varken neden eğitim alanında da kullanmayalım ki? Neden teknolojinin nimetlerinden faydalanmayalım ki? “Ama bozulur”  Yahu bırak bozulsun, boza boza öğreneceksin zaten. Edison sanki ilk denemesinde mi ampulü buldu, rivayete göre 2000 üzerinde deney yapmış ve o yılmamış. Ancak günümüzde bu kadar imkan varken aman bırak bozulur diye yanına bile yanaşmıyoruz ısırmaz o korkma. Hem bozulsa nolcak? Tamir edersin, yapamıyorsan tamir ettirirsin.

 

Korkma, kullan…

 

Bugün sabah gerçekten çok kaliteli sunumlar izlediğimi düşünüyorum. Gerek Sedat Hoca gerek Ercan Hoca Türkiye’nin ve AİBÜ’nün gerçeklerine değindiler. Yapılanların yanlışlığını, neler yapılması gerektiği, çözüm önerileri vs. Panel sonrası soru cevap bile başlı başına konferans konusu olurdu. Okuldaki yasaklar bkz. Second Life ve Skype tek kelime ile rezalet…

 

…to be continued… Stay tuned … 🙂

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Reflection of 7th Week

In that lesson we had 3 main topics:

  1. Nicenet
  2. Edmodo
  3. Prezi

 

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First topic is Nicenet. It is an online classroom. It is only text based. Can not upload any multimedia files. So it is fast.

 

Nicenet’s Internet Classroom Assistant (ICA) allows virtually any classroom, even those with modest resources, access to powerful tools. Everything in Nicenet is offered free for public use, and Nicenet makes no profits from your participation.

Internet Classroom Assistant Traffic Report

  • In the last 10 minutes 18 users have used the ICA.
  • In the last 24 hours 1,964 users have signed on.
  • In the last week 10,531 users have signed on, and 1,721 classes have been used.
  • In the last month 23,158 users have signed on, and 3,451 classes have been used.
  • Since January, 1998 a total of 2,622,694 users have used the ICA.

Second topic is Edmodo. This is also online class platform. We’ve already used this platform. It is more beautiful than nicenet. Teacher can create quiz, assignment due, and check them and evaluate them. Teacher can upload some documents like .ppt, .doc files. Students can grab them into their packages.

Last topic is prezi. It is a presentation making tool like PowerPoint.  In terms of graphical beauty, prezi is better than .ppt presentation.

Reflection of 5th Week

In that lesson we had 3 main topics:

  1. Webheads
  2. Dropbox
  3. Delicious

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First topic is webheads. Webheads is an  “Online Community of Practice of Teachers and Educators” . Community members have chatting and getting to know each other since 1998. Now, they are connecting each other via Yahoo.

Here are some websites about webheads.

webheads.info
webheadsinaction.org
Webheads on Google+ Communities
Webheads on Facebook Groups

 

 

 

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It is the QR code of webheads.info

 

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Second topic is Dropbox. It is cloud drive system. You can upload your documents such as pictures, videos, songs, musics etc. and you can access them everywhere. You can also edit your stuff.

 

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Wherever you are

Put your stuff in Dropbox and get to it from your computers, phones, or tablets. Edit docs, automatically add photos, and show off videos from anywhere.

Safe and secure

Even if your phone goes for a swim, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox and can be restored in a snap. Dropbox secures your files with 256-bit AES encryption and two-step verification.

Dropbox for Business

Millions of people use Dropbox at work. With Dropbox for Business, get the power and security of Dropbox plus robust admin controls, dedicated support, and all the space you need. Learn about Dropbox for Business.

 

 

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Last topic is delicious. It is online bookmark manager. When you can surfing on the Internet, you can add some websites you like, as a bookmark, and then you can access from everywhere. Also you can tag them. If you want, you can share too.

 

A social bookmarks manager. Using bookmarklets, you can add bookmarks to your list and categorize them.

Reflection of 4th Week

In that lesson we had 2 main topics:

  1. Socrative.com
  2. QR Codes

First topic is socrative.com. It is so useful. I can use it in classroom for take a multiple-choice, true/false, short answer quiz. If I want I can share my quiz other lecturers. Creating a quiz is so simple, it can be imported from Excel template.  These may be so attractive for pupils. In addition, I can see the results of quiz instantly. This saves my and lesson time.

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  • No more waste of time!
  • No more photocopy!

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

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Second topic is QR code. I have already known this. It is useful too. If you print out a link on worksheet, you can put an QR Code image instead of URL. It is very easy. You can use qrstuff.com to generate a QR code.

I used QR code twice last term. I put an QR code image of listening activity sound from youtube “Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire” on my internship reflection. And I put another QR code image includes my whole soft copy about internship via Dropbox on last page of my internship document.

Keep calm and stay tuned 🙂

Reflection of 3rd Week

In that lesson we had 2 main topics:

  1. pbworks.com
  2. docs.google.com

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First topic is pbworks. It seems little bit difficult. In time I’ll learn to use it compeletely. I can use it in classroom activities on-line. For instance; in order to prepare a brochure of Bolu, the group will organize, create a site, and each student can write down some parts of this work. They can edit the others’ mistakes, and add words.

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Second or last topic is Google Docs. It is useful. It can be used in classroom activities on-line too. When we have a gruop project about presenting ppt, we don’t need to come together. We can do it on-line via google docs.

Additionaly I can use it to announce the exam results of my class when I’m a teacher.

Reflection of 2nd Week

That was an amazing lesson. I had so much fun. At the same time I learnt something new. We had 3 main topics in lesson:

  1. WordPress.com
  2. Feedly.com | RSS
  3. Twitter.com | Twitterfall.com

First topic is wordpress.com. A huge I am member of wordpress for many years. But I didn’t use properly. So i didn’t know its all features such as useful widgets. There are lots of widgets I can personalise my blog easily.  When I heard I was surprised. They was wonderful. I liked them. Of course I did not only learn widgets, but also learnt. so many wordpress features. I wanna write everything on my blog 🙂

A single place for everything you want to read.

Second topic is about RSS feeding. I heard this. But I didn’t know anything about and use till yesterday. This web site is feedly.com.  To be a member, it requires google account. And this moment Sedat Hoca said about google account:

“If you haven’t a Google account, you can not access some useful apps and websites such as YouTube.”

Or something like that.

I’m a new member of feedly. I warm to it. It is not complicated, so simple. Anyone who don’t know use the internet/computer very well, can use it. Also there are some free apps.

Here is the slogan of feedly.

A single place for everything you want to read.

Third and last topic is a popular micro blog, Twitter. Firstly everyone who didn’t have a Twitter account, they tried to create an account. But only one or two people could do it. Because we are use same IP* and creating account more than one means fake account. After hashtags was mentioned. I have already known it, and I have used for years.

The bonus topic is Twitterfall.com. It monitors every hashtag you choose. When you access the site, it says “To get started you must sign in with Twitter”. After sign in, you write the hashtag, and it monitors every hashtag when it is posted. We tried it using #CALL2014. After that lesson was over. Here are some tweets.

https://twitter.com/TaybeCaliskan/status/440423939299622912

https://twitter.com/seydaayt/status/440409572520759296

https://twitter.com/TaybeCaliskan/status/440405630403510272

https://twitter.com/seydaayt/status/440400326927982594

https://twitter.com/meryemcsknca/status/440399926531342337

https://twitter.com/seydaayt/status/440399525518139392

https://twitter.com/emregunel93/status/440399240620023809

https://twitter.com/meryemcsknca/status/440399163121881088

https://twitter.com/Sumeyyeozr/status/440398929507528704

https://twitter.com/betlkeskin/status/440398754626035712

https://twitter.com/hayriyeicik/status/440398605719838721

https://twitter.com/celikilknur53/status/440398549776228352

https://twitter.com/Birolcann/status/440398437360480256

https://twitter.com/Tugay_OZCAN_/status/440397925076578304

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*IP: Internet Protocol

More Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Protocol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address

Let’s Get It Started!

We have endless needs. We need to eat. We need to live. Because we are social being, we need to communicate. We need to speak. We cannot live alone. For this reason; we live in community, and we are communicate each other. In this era, we are always online and we can communicate all over the world easily. We can use different communication devices and applications. For instance; SMS, e-Mail, 3G, IM, Social Networking Sites… We can reach immediately. Every seconds, the world communicate.

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We should use technology very well. We have smart phone but most of us don’t know what can it does completely. In ELT department, we have to learn to use technology in language learning.

If we are talking about me; I love technology. Especially computers and mobile phones. Computer is an integral part of my life. I can’t breathe without it 🙂

In this course I’m so excited for learn something new about technology.