Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How would I use blogs, wikis and delicious with my EFL students



      In fact, the uses of these technologies increase the technological information
      among people and allow them to communicate with others easily.
 I encourage this technology and I will be used with my EFL students step by step.

For blogger  I will show them my blog to take background about it. Then they will go to http://www.blogger.com    and see the Blogger homepage and start to create an account. I ask them to make sure of their names and passwords. They begin to introduce themselves and follow each other and start posting their friend blog.

For wiki  they have to go to the home page of the wiki  http://www.wikispaces.com/  and start registering as a new member and begin to    fill the blanks and  make sure they are available.
    For deliciuos www.delicious.com/
       They will choose  JOIN NOW  and start following the steps one by one.
      After the completion they start tagging and do not forget their favorite links.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"Application of Bax Normalization in Saudi Arabia: The how!"

Stephan Bax argues that, "Our aim should be to attain a state of `normalization' in which the technology is invisible and truly integrated"
Through the reading of the article, Stephan Bax wrote about how we can use technology in our daily life specifically sing a computer in language teaching. Also, He suggested that we should give attention to the other fields that led to successful Computer-assisted language learning such as technology, software teacher and learners' attitudes. Bax said that we need some of the steps and stages to reach this goal (Normalization) and he summarized them in seven phases which are early adopters, ignorance\skepticism, try once, and try again, fear\awe, normalizing and normalization.    
In Saudi Arabia I cannot deny that we still have ignorance in the use of technology in teaching language, but some schools applied this system I believe that technology will soon spread in all parts. In the late period some teachers are using POWER PIONT in their teaching of language and from my point of view it is a good start to use the technology in our daily lives and depend on it.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

this is my first time to use blogger
I hope to enjoy togather