Truly interesting content in Unit 1! Watching the video really helped me get a basic idea about corpus web tools. David’s worksheet was on point and it all made sense.
1) Thinking of my setting, an activity like this is really helpful. I’ve used word cloud before but not in this sense. I mean, I had little idea that vocabulary lessons could be this detailed and well thought out. I think these tools introduced are perfect in empowering the students to analyze and learn new vocabulary in their own disciplines. My students would definitely need an introduction though.
2) Yes, I feel I should pay more attention to expansive vocabulary lessons like the one seen in the video. Also, I have learned that providing learners with real-life examples and focused tasks help.