We are in the 21st century, it is not coming. It is here. So, we can not run away from our responsibilities. These are my utterances about the first week in CALL lesson. I want to share my anxiety about this lesson in the first lesson. I feared that I couldn’t do anything. But by means of our teacher, I enjoyed this lesson. I think that I can use everthing that we learned in this lesson use in our classes.
What is good learning? Using traditional methods or using technology?
For many educators, using technoloy are music their ears. They say that I don’t have enough time or opportunity to use them. But, they always have time to give gadgety things. They use grammatical structures, S+V+O…….. Aren’t you bored?
Fortunately, I am bored and I am ready to use digital story, Story jumper, mobile applications, twitter, podcast and so on. Because we have chance to take CALL lesson. This is evolution, not revolution for me 🙂
The emergence of new technologies pushes educators to understanding and leveraging these technologicies for classroom use. While many new technologies have emerged throughout history, so has the cry for educators to find meaningful ways to iincorporate these technologies into the classroom. Undoubtedly, without these recent technologies (i.e. digital games, Web 2.0, etc.) in the classroom, strong lessons can still be achieved, but there’s a sharp disconnect between the way students are taught in school and the way the outside world approaches socialization, meaning-making, and accomplishment. When we use technology in classrooms, students are in an active role rather than passive. They can be actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills than is typical in teacher-led lessons. “Technological progress provides us with more efficient means for going backwards.”
Lastly, I thank to my teacher for their patience. You are one of the rare teachers that can teach something. And I feel that I learned lot of useful things from you and I certainly use everthing that I leaned in my classrooms. I want to end this smester with the best quatation that I heard. “Teachers will not be replaced by technology, but teachers who don’t use technology will be replaced by those who do.
Thanks Sedat Teacher 🙂