Welcome back to UM Bangla. I disowned the blog in 2013 and missed it a lot. Today, out of curiosity, I searched it online. I was surprised to see that people kept coming in it. I saw another reference of UM Bangla somewhere in net. I am extremely surprised and very inspired to see that.
So, I came back again.
So many things have changed since 2006 when I started this blog. At that time, there were very few resources online. But now, the web is flooded with sites on Bangla teaching. There is an overwhelming amount of Bangla books to read. I can get films and songs in seconds in You Tube to use in the class. Students are extremely comfortable with technology, phone has become their main tool for entertainment and learning. My life has become easier than before.
But something also has changed. Students are not so eager about posting their work and photos online for public. Questions of safety, security and their public image come up. I understand that. Whether it stays as a students' blog or a teacher's blog, the bottom line is that UM Bangla is staying.