Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Time flies so fast since we have been participating in this course in April until now. It seems like we have just begun but it is the week 10 now and it is the final week for us. This is my first time to participate online course. Every week I found everything new for me and my teaching. From the first week task, Blogs in ESL classrooms by using www.blogger.com took plenty of time during my summer vacation. I was confusing while I was doing it and I did not know how to create it before. I took the time to learn and tried to create it and now I think I get use to of it but I am still not good in creating it. I went through my classmates’ blog and found they are interesting. Most of them know how to build their blog more interesting and good in technology. On the week 2, we had a discussion about search engines and ABCD Model for writing objectives. I found NoodleTools.com is very interesting and a lot more for searching engines to help me find wonderful academic things online. They are easier and more options to do. I have thought that Google is a magic website to search for anything I want to know but now my eyes are opened widely and gained lot of website to search. ABCD(Audience-Behavior-Condition-Degree) model in writing objectives. It helped me manage my lesson by setting the good objective to focus on and make it is clear on what I want students to learn. On week 3 and 4, we had a discussion in using technology to enhance the four skills. During the two weeks I got many excellent websites to integrate into my class for teaching all four skills. They are available for me as a teacher of English and it’s easy to prepare before class. Unfortunately, I lost all assignments on week 5 because of my trip. I couldn’t find the internet connection and have a discussion on Nicenet. The task and discussion on week 5 are really interesting so, I went through my friends’ WebQuests and I tried to read more information and learn more how to create WebQuests. I think it meets many conditions for language learning which including social interaction, authentic tasks, and learner autonomy. I will try to do it some other time after finishing this course. I am really interested in using it with my students in the future. On week 6, I have read about multiple intelligences and learning styles from Gardner’s. Yes, it helps me understand my students’ learning style and know how to offer them lesson. In addition, effective teaching and learning language cannot be successful without assessment and this week helped my teaching convenient by using Rubistar for setting the assessment criteria. Then I have learned about Interactive PowerPoint. I found it is really cool to create Jeopardy game and make PowerPoint more interactive. For the task of one-computer classroom is really suitable for my context. I usually use my laptop and overhead projector to teach my students in class. I have gained lots of models from my classmates from this task. They are very wonderful and useful to adapt to my teaching.
Overall, week 9 is really synthesis and really practical for us to put everything which we have learned from the first week to create our week 9 task, creating class sites and making exercises with online tools. I think week 9 is the most useful topics and excellent week for me. Moreover, project report promoted to practice of what we have learned about in this course. It is our outcome from this course. Actually, every topic is really useful and practical. I can say that all I have learned are new for my knowledge. I can apply those wonderful websites and topics to my training and my research in the near future. They are really excellent!

Well, many thanks to my professor to provide this wonderful course and my classmates to share those excellent ideas on Nicenet. I do develop my skill in using technology and integrating into my class and I am very happy to participate in this course with all of you. I think everyone is thinking the same thing as mine in sharing and setting a training course for our colleagues and others teacher who are interested in integrating technology in their classrooms. Not everyone will get the great opportunity like us to participate in this course but they will have a chance to learn from us. I hope I will get some advice from my classmates here if I need some help to doing so in the future after this course ends.



  1. Dear Garunyawun,

    by reading your post I could see, with my mind's eye, the entire course, from the very beginning, when I didn't know what to expect, to the latest (not last) week. I hope we'll keep in touch, I hope we'll keep sharing everything on our blogs... My hope will stay alive.


  2. Dear Nadina,

    Yes, we will keep in touch and share our blogs. When I need some suggestions I know you are still here. Thank you in advance ;o)

  3. Dear Garunyawun,

    Reading your post makes me realise how much we learnt during this course.

    Having the opportunity of sharing with teachers from all over the world is a priceless and unforgettable experience.

    I think all of us finished this course being better teachers and with a wider understanding of the huge amount of responsability we have with our students and their learning process.

    Technology is out there to be used. It is up to us tp give it some space in our teaching practice!

    There is nothing to lose, everything to gain!

    It was so nice to meet you!

    Greetings from Sunny Venezuela.


  4. Dear Garunyawun,

    Thank you for your overview of what we did in the course. I, too, found it hard in the beginning to manage my blog. I had to do a lot of search on Google to help me run my blog better.

    I agree with you that we should be ambassadors of this online course. We must talk about it with our colleagues who weren't granted such a wonderful opportunity to do the course.

    Do keep in touch



  5. Dear Garunyawun,

    I enjoyed reading your overview of the course. It makes your post a good place to start with in case I wanted to refresh my mind about the things I learned here.

    Best of luck with our all your dreams. I am sure you will make them come true!