Actually I didn't not know anything about readability of tests.I have learned some useful information about readability during my reading.There are some readability sites which works on text you paste by providing some statistics and some standard levels.By the help of this tool we can compare some texts and find the most suitable one for our students.Concordance is my favorite.As I twitted before it can be used for drilling of some grammar points.For example," passive voice" can be perfectly supported by using Concorder.Wordle also very nice tool to show frequency of words in a text, and especially i like to create clouds, but I am not sure about where to use it exactly.It is good to use for introducing a new topic.I couldn't find any drawbacks for using these two tools.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Today was a very exhausting day , not only because of our midterm exam's pressure but also our CTE319's busy schedule.Now I feel better, more relaxed and have just started to reflect on what we learned today. Especially at the beginning ( at the middle and at the end of the lesson:)) I hardly followed Steve Hoca's instructions and I thought that TP was enough good for us.Why we had to learn this HOT POTATOES which was more complicated than TP, but now I am very impressed with the tool since I watched my jcloze work.It is wonderful.HP is a very handy tool for both online and paper-based activities.Although I haven't explore TP in details, HP seems more sophisticated and rich.Online exams and activities are no longer pipe dreams for average teachers .Of course it needs some practice, but it is definitely worth trying!
Monday, October 24, 2011
I have tried many times to create my book, but unfortunately I couldn't succeed it:How to use images for this book.I tried to copy images, links, I also searched from internet but I didn't understand how to upload pictures.I saw some samples of my peers and some from archive of Pimpampum.They are really nice.I want to create one :( I think It can be use in teaching.Especially for young learners.I saw some sweet books of kids.They are very nice , and i believe all kids love these things.If I achieve to upload pictures to my book one day :) , I can use it , for instance, for vocabulary activities.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I am very impressed with the Google Scribe.It is especially helpful for those who types slowly on computer such as me :)It offers several suggestions as I write.What a luxuary for sudents!So it is time saving and enjoyable.I think It is especially good for beginner level students in any language.I am giong to try it for French.I think The result will be more dramatic for me.Finally,I wish it was avaible for Microsoft Office document. (May be it is but I don't know!)Hocam still I can not find the pencil icon:))
Thursday, October 13, 2011
- It is a search tool and it helps us to find out how a word can be used differently by English speakers.I want to find out
- how The word "raise" is used.Let's try!
- I can use it to show my students that one word may have several meanings.I think that new generation students like to use this kind of tools to study vocabulary.so I can use it for my vocabulary activities.It is a bit difficult to use but once we become familiar with the tool , it is going to be easier to use it for our classroom activities. So it is a big opportunity for teachers and learners!