At first, I have to point out that I could not wait for the second week to come. I have really missed my classmates and our course instructor, Janine Sepulveda.
When I opened my e-mail, I have found new assignments for the second week. The first assignment was to read about using new search engines. While I was reading the available material, I discovered many useful search engines which can be used for all academic levels. The first one was 'A9 Open Search'. The most fascinating thing about this web browser is that we can search inside the book.
The next search engine I prefer is 'Twurdy', http://www.twurdy.com/search.php . I like this web browser because it is on the academic level and it has got all specific information we need about teaching and learning.
Ask Kids is also an interesting search engine where many kids' movies can be found. In my opinion, learning of the second language can be improved by listening. So, this web browser will be advantageous for me and my students. One of search engines that attracted my attention is Intute’s Arts and Humanities Hub where I also found amusing subjects about learning styles, the assessment of learning preferences, students’ self-evaluation of their responses.
I look forward to introduce all these search engines to my students and I think they will be able to use them. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their IT literacy.
Today, the technology is a vital part of one’s life. We can communicate; we can teach and learn; we can visit far-away countries by utilizing the technology.
It is also important part in teaching and learning. In my opinion, we can make our teaching environment and students’ learning more effective and more motivated.