Didn’t I say CALL call us? It calls us every friday and look, I am again here to talk about what’s going on with CALL lesson.
CALL is starting to become more and more informative!
Today, I observed that my friends are much aware of the technology, I mean websites we use; you know e-mails, passwords, gmail, edmodo, wordpress. I didn’t see anybody who still asks ”Ouch, what was my password, what was my wordpress user name, etc. It felt good to see my friends to check their twitter accounts firstly. I am talking about friends who acquired twitter account thanks to Dr.Sakayoglu.
Dr.Sakayoglu started to the lesson explaining pbworks.com and wiki. He said we can create files like idioms with bull or things like that. We can use pbworks.com instead of preparing brochures one by one to prepare sth for all provinces. He said we can do this with our students in the future. For example, we can prepare activities like Who? Where? When?.
After these, Dr.Sakayoglu showed us a video about wiki. In this video, we learned how to edit in Wiki and how we can prepare sth. on Wiki. We learned the steps of editing. The video was so easy to understand and I guess everybody could understand how to edit. He said: ”Its rationale is to work or do sth. together, common summarizing pbworks.com. We can create a group for our class without knowing much techniques.
We continued with the settings part of the pbworks.com. We checked all setting components from our profile to classroom accounts. If we dont want students to acquire accounts separately, pbworks.com serves us a word document which includes available user name and passwords easily. Am I the only person who likes this idea so much? It was absolutely incredible for those who will use technology in the classroom.
In youtube videos, there is a code, embed, if we copy it, we can paste it to edit and we can share that video on our page. By the way, we can see the last revisions. Then, we checked the workspace users. In addition to these, we learned that two students cannot look at the same time. We can see a warning like (a person) is writing now. It means that if the number of the class is 30, 30 students will wait for their turns.
Finally, we learned how to use docs.google.com. We created a multiple chat platform named with CALL 2014. It motivated us to learn how it works. We prepared a presentation and some of us including me shared it in our twitter profiles.
It was an informative lesson again. I feel lucky for having a well-equipped teacher for technology!