Most of us spend most of our day in social media. Facebook, Twitter and Skype are the most popular ones.
Let’s start with Skype; it is an IP Technology service provider. We can make free calling or low-cost calling via this tool. We can transfer files, chat, or make video calling. Also, I learned something different in this CALL lesson “ICQ”. It means “I Seek You”. You install money to Skype; you can talk people when you are abroad. I wish, I had known it last summerL. I would use it in Malta, certainly. Last summer, when I was in Malta, I always bought a card for public phones and I called my family by paying high prices. All this is by the way, how can we use Skype in teaching English? Let’s say you ask students to make a project but, they all are in different locations. In such a case they can use Skype to make the project together. By the way, you can use Skype on whatever works best for you on your phone or on computer.
I think, the easiest and the most enjoyable one is facebook. Via facebook, we get in touch with friends and family who are away some other people in other countries, or sometimes close, even in the same houseJ. Sometimes, my brother and I use facebook to talk in the same house from one room to other roomJ . Facebook has 37 different languages availability. It enables us many opportunities like publishing an advertisement sites, creating a group for a purpose, creating an event like wedding news, a conference or a concert. Although facebook is a part of our lives, it has been banned in some countries because of its insecurity, for example, China and Iran.
I said it is unsafe because it has got many disadvantages, too. It presents many games for users. There is one more: game request :! I am bored and tired of rejecting all of them. Also, there can be sometimes harmful people, and they can add or message you. Families shouldn’t allow their children to use facebook if they are too young because they can be cheated by them. Also, as teachers, when we use it for teaching, I think, we should choose the suitable age groups who are old enough. In terms of education, we can use facebook to create groups for writing comments on a topic, for example. It is more creative than board in classes.
And twitter, the most unfamiliar and difficult tool for meJ. Actually, the same as with facebook, but I see it very limited J. I learned the “hashtag” symbol and its usage in this lesson. I learned that it is not limited as I seeJ. You can use this tag to discover and share new ideas to follow the friends in education in the World. Again, we can use it for education. How? We can recommend our students to follow some important issues about education. They can share their notes with their friends or they can discuss on something together. Thanks these information teacher 🙂