Creating Webquest on Padlet

Hi, everyone! How are you all?

This week our task on educational technology class was to create a Webquest on We worked as a group of 4 students: me(İroda), Selis,Melisa and Mustafa. We chose a topic about “Climate Change” to display and convey you our interpretations about this worldwide issue and enhance your awareness on this problem.

Below I embeded our project work so you can check it out and leave a comment.

Made with Padlet

Film review: “3 IDIOTS”

Hi, everyone! This week our class task was to write a film review and I chose an Indian film by the name of “Three Idiots”. It is an amazing movie, because this film incredibly harmoniously combines the best traditions of Indian cinema with its soulfulness, emotionality, relevant songs and dances; classics of youth comedy, as well as the global idea, the imperfections of the modern education system, aimed at creating soulless details that ensure a carefree life in a consumer society.

Highly recommend you to watch. Don’t miss it!

Collaborative work: İroda Narmetova & Mustafa Şen

İroda Narmetova:

Mustafa Şen :

Podcasting. What are podcasts,how to use them in learning and teaching?

Hello everyone! Today I am going to inform you a little about podcasting. So what is it? How to utilize it in learning and teaching?Podcasting in the classroom is the latest trend. Podcasts enable students to access the information any time they want. Students can download the information to the device of their choice and listen/watch whenever they are free. For a generation well versed in handling technology, downloading podcasts requires only basic technical knowledge and skills.

Actually, it was easy to me to create a podcast. And,of course, it was a little funny and strange feeling to listen your own voice in the podcast but I have to admit that it was enjoyable time spending. Yes, I had some difficulties with arranging its time. Due to I had to fit in with the time (a min.) so it was hard to adjust, collect and share all the thoughts and ideas within those constricted seconds.

I think I’d use podcasting in the future with students because it will give them a chance to hear themselves (in english) so I suppose that in fact will improve their speaking and listening skills and essentially fluency in pronunciation of the target language.

What is RSS feed and how I benefit from using it?

If you spend much time online,it is likely you are aware of RSS feeds as a method of keeping up with blogs and websites.RSS dates back to the late 1990s,was developed as a way to allow website content to be syndicated for use on other sites. Today it is popular standardized format that used to publish frequently changing content.I’m using RSS “Feedly” and below have listed out advantages of it:

  • All news at one place: You can subscribe to multiple news groups and then you can customize your reader to have all the news on a single page.It will save you a lot of time.
  • Get the news you want and whenever you want: RSS feed comes in the form of headlines and a brief description so that you can easily scan the headlines and click only those stories that interest you. Additionally, subscriptions can be organized into folders, and if a particular feed no longer interests you,it is easy to unsubscribe.

My favorite blog from which I’m following is “Big think”.The content of it is about improving our awareness and mindfulness about the modern world of innovation,learning and teaching young generations. So highly recommend you to follow it if you want to acquire more information and widen your horizon.

How to make 21st century learning effective in an era of technology?

Currently we are living in an era of advanced technology, where every part of our daily lives is related to the use of technology in one way or another. The development of technology has led to so many mind-blowing discoveries, better facilities, and better luxuries, but at the same has dramatically changed our daily lives. Society has changed. We cannot adequately prepare students for the society that exists today or will exist tomorrow, if we continue to prepare them for the society that existed yesterday. It’s not difficult to recognize how much of the technology we use on a daily basis—from computers, telephones, tablets and TVs to refrigerators and cars that can fly.

In order to prepare students to play their role in the 21st century we have to instill them such characteristics as creativity, adoptability, improved communication skills, working in collaboration with others so pursued on this basis education should be collaborative, student is considered to take the leadership, getting awareness about everything as much as its possible in order to be a part of the 21st century with its new life rules totally connected with technology. All in all,the teacher can make a point of helping students to understand how the skills they’re building can be applied in their lives.

Welcome! :)

hello, friends! let’s get familiar ) My name is İroda. I am 19 y/o. And I am studying at Marmara university’s english learning and teaching department in 2nd grade. So wanted to inform you all that here I will share my observations and opinion about different types of modern learning and teaching in generally,also specifically about technology innovations currently. Stay tuned to check out my new posts that I will publish frequently.

P.s So glad to see you here! Hope you’ll enjoy the content and be capable to derive knowledge here with me!

all the best xx