How is the use of digital applications received by your students? Can you give an example from your teaching?
Yasemin Kaymak:In most cases, students are motivated when I use digital applications in class or when they can interact with them. Just this past school year, I conducted a survey in which students anonymously gave their feedback on the class reading, allowing me to evaluate how the novel was really received in class. I really appreciate that honest, anonymous feedback!
Your training introduces you to a wide range of tools. How do you learn and use new digital tools?
Yasemin Kaymak: I usually discover them by chance on social media platforms or through newsletters. Depending on the tool, I simply test them out to see if I can integrate them into my classroom and if they add value. Sometimes I keep the tools, and sometimes they don’t work for my teaching. But I do test new tools from time to time and try to keep up to date.
What digital tools would you not want to miss in the Spanish classroom?
Yasemin Kaymak: The many possibilities that these tools offer! The tools I use to supplement “analog” lessons manage to motivate my students, simply because it’s not a “traditional” lesson.