Friday, November 30, 2007

My ideas about wikis

It has been a long time since I last reflected on my experiences and new ideas about web 2. I'used a wiki with my students and discovered new things about them .It seemed very boring in the first glance when compared to blogs but as Iand my students became more proficent in using them, we discovered more creative ways of using them together such as story completion as a whole class.It's also important to to note that they all felt confident as they had the right to change the content of our class wiki. My colleagues also helped me to come up with new ideas about how to use wikis in my presentations. Nearly all of them are now eager to use wikis with their students. I think they will also discover new activities to help their students work colloboratively &learn from their mistakes like me and help me to reflect them here .We all love wikis:)


Wednesday, September 19, 2007 :)

Internet is a vast source of information so everyone receives lots of important links from yahoogroups,or friends just like me. It's really difficult to keep these links together so I asked Vance (the king of the webheads) to help me. He suggested opening a account and collect all my links there. I found it really useful and I'm going keep all my important links in my account from now on. I'll keep my blog posted when I discover a new feature of it.You can access all my links by going to the link below .

Believe me they're really delicious :)

Monday, September 17, 2007

my blogging presentation was fun!

Today,I did a session about blogging to my colleagues here in Bahcesehir University. I showed my old class blog and the blogs I set up for each level in the university. It was really fun and they really enjoyed the session. I think I'll do another session in our computer lab to experiment our instructors more with blogging. I hope to be successful in my new mission:)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Yuppii! I have my own wiki!!

Hi again,
I set up my own wiki about some useful tech tools and how they can be used in ELT today.I want to share it with all English teachers in the future(after I become more familiar with it) .Now it's confidential but I'll make it public after I make all the necessary changes . I'll have 3 weeks off but I'm sure I'll come up with many useful ideas in my holiday.

(A toddler wiki user:)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Reading List

Hi again,
CELTA is over!!!That means I'll have plenty of time to blog this summer.While I was checking my emails,I came accross a list of books and links about learning technologies.I just wanted to share the list.If you have any other books in your mind,just let me know.Here's the URL

Thursday, February 15, 2007

posting a video-mission completed:)What's the next one?

I have just posted a new video thanks to my computer guru student Cagrı and Glady's.I had assumed it was very hard to do that but I understood that it is pretty easy.I'll definitely use more videos in my class blog to make my ss more active in the class blog.I hope it works:)
Bye for now


Monday, February 12, 2007

integrating blogging to classes-my experiences

Last week was a very busy week for me because of my new class and my attempts to integrate blogging to my class. Almost 50% of my ss have blogs now but I have to admit that it took a lot of time to make them to get used to blogging. My intention of using blogging in my class is to make my ss produce sth in other words;to create them an opportunity t o use the new language they learn.I assigned them two writing tasks and many of them managed to complete them. However I'm not sure about how to correct them since they have serious mistakes.I don't want to discourage them but at the same time some mistakes have to be corrected. I sometimes post a general comment to my ss' blogs and write they need to revise their paragraphs again.I 'm thinking of some other solutions and checking B4B mails a lot to overcome that difficulty.I also think that I should involve my ss more in the class blog since it is easier to control what's going on.Videos,some reading texts , even voice messages can be useful in involving my ss in the class blog.I hope it works.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

My new class blog

Hi again:)
I have created a class blog for my new class which is going to start on Monday.As it is my first class blog ,I'm very excited and enthusiastic about it.I have written an introductory message in Turkish since my new ss are very low level ss who have repeated the same module twice.I will post a new entry to that blog about how to get an account and create a blog, in Turkish ,if they have problems about these things.Moreover I added some links to that blog.I'm always open to everyone's ideas and suggestions so if you have any ideas or suggestions,lets share and learn from our experiences:)
Best wishes

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Hi again
Today I learned another important term for blogging which is called"widget".Here is the definition of it(taken from B4B yahoo group):

Widgets - fun, useful mini-applications that help you do everyday tasks. Widgets display information and invite the user to act in a number of ways. Widgets like clocks, chat widget, weather widget, etc,allow you to do something right there in the blog, without opening
another application.

I 'm planning to add at least two widgets to my blog since my purpose is to find out how a successful blog can be created.I hope to complete my widgets mission successfully.If I have any technical difficulties,I 'll note them to my blog.(as this blog is supposed to be a reflective one):)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007



I have just added some links to my blog.I hope everyone finds them useful .Many of them are from "tips and tricks "sessions.I'm going to add new ones to the list .If you have any suggestions about them please do not hesitate to share them .
Happy blogging:)


(A toddler blogger:)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

I'm getting used to blogging:)

Hi again

I have done many things in my blog today.Moreover I received many comments from B4B participants.In my opinion ,my blog is very simple now but I'm sure with the help of B4B participants I'm going to complete my blogging mission successfully:)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Trying to overcome blogophobia:)

Hi :)
This is my first blog so I'm very excited about it.I created this blog in order to use in my online blogging lessons.I hope to come up with interesting and new ideas:)