Betty’s Life

My name is Betül Yılmaz. I live between Bolu and Ankara. I was born on 24.07.1992 in Ankara.

I graduated from Kazım Karabekir primary school in Ankara. After I completed my high school education in Kalecik Anatolian Teacher Training High school. Then I started to study in Abant İzzet Baysal University in Elt department.

During my study, I worked in kindergartens  summers in Antalya .Then I started to work as a  student-teacher. My first experience was in İzzet Baysal Anatolian High School. Now for my community servise I go to the Sakarya primary school and for my teaching practice I go to the Cumhuriyet primary school.

In my spare times I go for shopping,  swimming and running. I like listening to house music and classical music.

I love my cat. I can spend my all time with him. His name is Kamuran. he is one years old. He is Angora.

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NICENET – DOKEOS – EDMODO & PREZI

I missed the course this week.Fortunately,I had information about all of them.

Prezi is my beautiful presentation maker. I love effects and visual features of prezi. It was so funny and smart. Last year, I prepare my all presentations with prezi. And while I was preparing, I never felt tired or bored.

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Hot Potatoes

ImageOne of the software that I found amazing.The advantage of this program is that it provides different types of activities to be created like: creating cloze passage, matching exercises, crossword puzzle, and complete quizzes. That’s really perferct for me! I prepared cloze test last week and it was so difficult for me. Find a text, save the text then again write the text, delete the ever “th” word” then check it out how is it? It was like nightmare. But thanks to hot popatoes we can make them easily! I go to the teaching experience every week for two days and I need to create different worksheets for the students almost every week. With hot potatoes, it was just a dream but now real 🙂

I really like this software. Thanks to Mr. Akayoğlu, I can make easily my work.

Webheads, Dropbox & Delicious

Image“Webheads” I missed first hour but as I learned, webheads is really interesting platform. “Online learning and teaching” I can’t imagine. that sounds great. Think about it, we missed so many conferences because of city, lessons, school, money. However, thanks to this platform they give conferences about language teaching all over the world and we can listen them. This is really incredible. When I heard this platform, I ask to myself “Where do you live Betül ? and What are you doing ?” 

 

“Dropbox” Dropbox is my mystery box. whatever I have in my computer also my dropbox has them. We can easily use it. And wherever we go, it comes with us. how a cute ! 🙂      Image

 

And lastly, delicious! Mr. Akayoğlu talked about delicious, I told to myself “Yes Betül ! Delicious is all you need.” When I want to not lose any link, usually I send the link my friends by using facebook. then I open the messages of facebook and I start to search for link. But now everything is easier than past! Just a click and all my links right there.It is delicious as its name.Image

Mobile Learning

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All we use smart phone and we use some applications which are related to education.Nowadays  mobile technolgy has changed very quickly.And  all teachers should use it in education. And also, tablets are distributed to students. So we have to know how to use, which application we should recommend to the students, which applications are suitable for ELT? Mobile learning is important point for us. Teaching English is not working just books or something like that. We can use all oportunities for teaching and our students will be digital native. So, we have to know  how to use these applications and  how to use our mobile more effectively.

Thanks to this course, I remember importance of the technology one more time.

Reflection of Third Course

Everybody uses wikis.So I am. Until the this course, I thought that wikis like  an encyclopedia. And I remember that when I was a high school student, I used these types of website for my homework.But nothing was as I thought. Obviously I don’t trust vikis anymore. it is not reliable for me 😦

Google Document is my favorite ! It is to bring people together from around the world to contribute on a shared piece of work. sounds awesome.