Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend last Saturday’s class due to health reasons. However, I watched the presentation, followed the links and read the activities posted by our instructors. The most interesting point I have learnt is how to put yourself in other people’s place; how to imagine what it is like to belong to a disadvantaged group or those having physical disabilities. This idea, I think, is highly important for us as teachers as we encounter a variety of students everyday. As a language instructor I teach English to students who belong to different backgrounds and have diverse language proficiency levels.I learnt that thinking about the teaching experience from a learner’s perspective contributes to a productive learning environment.
However, I still find the part of the lesson about using twitter in a classroom a bit unclear. I’ve watched the video about the use of twitter in learning situations; yet I find it challenging to use such a tool in my classroom. Firstly, I do not fully understand how twitter, as a social media platform, works, may be because I’m more familiar with Facebook. Secondly, can we as teachers control the kind of language and the type of comments posted by our students? This is a question which we may seek to answer in the coming classes.