WEEBLY

         Free website builders is known as Weebly, and this web builder can be a great choice for many types of web based businesses. Like all such free sites, Weebly has both advantages and disadvantages, and it is important for would be users to learn as much as they can about its services before getting started. The first step for would be Weebly users is a simple sign up process. After that process has been completed, users are greeted by the Weebly website builder. This website builder welcome site provides all the basic elements of a website on a page, and users are free to choose a variety of pages layouts and templates. The Weebly website builder includes many different templates and designs for business owners and individuals to choose from, making it useful for a number of different types of businesses.Even though Weebly is a very capable web builder, there are some negatives that website owners will need to be aware of. Perhaps the most important drawback is that Weebly does not provide support for Java scripts. This lack of Java support means that web designers will not be able to use many special effects on their sites. Weebly also does not provide the ability to edit the HTML code directly, another major drawback for many users.The bottom line is that Weebly is a capable and easy to use website builder for simple sites. Individuals who want to build a website quickly and easily should definitely consider Weebly to create an easy to build and easy to navigate site. Small business owners, especially those in niche categories, may also want to consider using Weebly to build their sites. Those with more complicated needs, on the other hand, may want to look for a website builder with a more extensive array of tools and capabilities.

PODCAST AND AUDIOBOO

                  A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the  Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal  computers.  The podcast can be downloaded and the access to it is very easy. Feed formats such as RSS, which nearly every computer has and every website make it easy to get the podcast people want. The BBC, Guardian Unlimited, Yahoo, all sorts of WebPages and news organizations have their podcast which is convenient, because for example journalists have missed the news, or an event that has recently happened, he/she can listen to it again. It is easy and convenient, because people can listen to the latest podcast on their way to work, as nearly everyone has an iPod or an mp3 player. I didn’t know this voice recorder before. We created an account in the Audiboo. The one who use audiboo can share and post his/her recorded sound. You can use it for reporting, storytelling, education or just to let friends know what you’re up to. When you record and upload your audio file, you can include your location, a feature which l liked most. 

DIGITAL STORYTELLING

            We learned this term in the Derya ERİCE’S course. Digital Storytelling is now being widely used in the classroom. We are not only showing the digital stories of others but also having students tell their own stories and others’ stories. Students are asked to create stories of famous figures in history. Students are learning history as well as creative skills in order to tell the story of another.  Through the storytelling process students also develop skills of reflection to understand history in relation to their own experiences.  Then students their communication skills by creating narratives that reflect their insights and learning to write for an audience. 

            We also learned storyjumper in this lesson.This is a website that allows you to create story’s and animations that would cater to lower elementary students.  A teacher could use this website when teaching a new concept such as math or science, and would like to make a handout or an activity for their students to do and have fun with.  I have learned the basic process of the website, how to use it, and how to learn from it. There are many advantages to this website, first it is very easy to use and operate, it creates a fun learning environment towards the students it is intended for.

SOCIAL NETWORKS ( FACEBOOK AND TWITTER)

Facebook is the most popular social networking of all time. Nowadays Facebook has become very important part of our life. Facebook is free and it’s one of the best medium for communication. With the help of Facebook you can connect to different people from anywhere in the world because almost every people around the world use Facebook.This gives us the opportunity to know more about their custom and tradition,culture, religion etc.We can share our feelings an what’s happening around in our daily life through Facebook. We can also get feedback from our friends about their reaction toward your feelings. It is the best medium to share your feelings and thoughts with others.We can share our feelings an what’s happening around in our daily life through Facebook. We can also get feedback from our friends about their reaction toward your feelings. It is the best medium to share your feelings and thoughts with others. We can also use Facebook as social bookmarking site. We can share our article, blogs , photo’s etc to thousands of people. The only disadvantage of facebook is too much addicting.

Twitter is a micro blogging website where you can share any kind of information, but only in 140 characters. Micro blogging means blogging with limited words. any celebrities and news channels are also using twitter as a social media platform. It is like SMS service on the internet, which you use in cell phones.You can be getting in touch with your peers and even strangers.  You can learn about new products. You can be updated with current and breaking news. You can enjoy someone’s newly created website. You can write about anything by using your right of speech. You can send your message to the whole world, via twitter where millions of people can hear your message. Twitter is a great place for your self-promotion. I think twitter is the best social network because we can share everthing to everbody.

WIZIQ

WiZiQ is a platform for anyone and everyone who wants to teach or learn live, online. With a virtual classroom, educational content and a session scheduler, WiZiQ works best for anyone’s online teaching and learning needs. I think this tool is very important for us because we can use it every area.

WiZiQ puts learners and teachers together regardless of the boundaries and enables live, online teaching for absolutely no cost to the teacher or the student. Learning live in a virtual classroom from a teacher of your choice, we believe, is the next best alternative to face-to-face teaching. Further, with all the “digital” benefits that computers offer us, teachers can explain concepts using ‘learning assets’ such as images, videos, PowerPoint presentations, documents etc. Unlike face-to-face classes, sessions get recorded so that teachers and students can revisit and even search for a certain topic. Real time interaction in the virtual classroom allows for live feedback from the students making WiZiQ a valuable tool for teachers. Another advantage of WiZiQ is that it is a discovery platform to find good teachers and high quality free educational content that is rated by the learning…

NICENET AND DOKEOS

Nicenet is a free discussion forum which can be used by all educators. A discussion forum is a public classroom forum for creating, discussing and reflecting on ideas. The advantages of using Nicenet.org is that shy students, who are reluctant to speak up in class, feel very comfortable writing their opinions and replying to other students. Also, students can learn from each others’ writing, especially if you are using Nicenet.org for the posting of writing assignments. Students can learn to help each other by clicking on “reply” and asking questions if what they read is confusing or missing something. Students can reply by pointing out specifically what they like about a piece of writing. Many students enjoy using Nicenet.org  and so it is motivating for them do their best work. They also look forward to seeing each others’ writing. We can use Nicenet.org to have students post homework assignments, first draft writing assignments, final draft writing assignments, and class work writing.

Dokeos is a learning suite designed to maximize student engagement by using collaborative teaching tools such as forums, wikis and other discussion-focused methods. It allows users to track students ’ time and progress, assess learning, upload documents and templates, and manage users. It is especially useful for organizing study groups and video conferences; creating graphic organizers like mind maps; and making podcasts, tests, quizzes and other assessment tools.We can use these tools to encourage students to work together and think critically in order to maximize their involvement and learning…

PREZI

I didn’t know the prezi. It is very useful for presentation. Prezi is also free. Compared to PowerPoint, which is both a paid application and not accessible everywhere ,Prezi provides access from any web-enabled computer.This is great for students who may not have the Office suite on their home computers. Students and staff can easily create Free accounts on Prezi using their Facebook accounts as well. One of my favourite aspects of Prezi is the ability to have movement actually become part of the presentation. For instance, if you are talking about ‘Imagery,’ you can have Prezi zoom in (past the word Imagery) and display examples of the imagery you are discussing. The movement relates to the terms and examples, creating a visual link for the students. I think Prezi has one important disadvantage. We have to have internet connection to use it. I think we should the prezi…