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Integrating Social Networking Elements Into The Teaching of English In A Primary School Classroom in Malaysia: Overcoming Challenges and Celebrating Success
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, SK Seri Ampang, Malaysia ; , Universiti Industri Selangor, Malaysia

Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This is a personal observation and re-learn process about the what's,how's and why's of using web 2.0 and social networking tools with elementary age students to enhance learning and student engagement.This paper discusses the process of integrating social networking elements into the learning of young children in Malaysia.It outlines the significance of internet technologies,mobile learning and social networking elements and the educational benefits of these integration for young children.It also identifies key challenges to successful ICT integration and suggests how some of these challenges could be embraced and overcome.Lastly, it provides examples of successful ICT integration in early childhood classrooms in particular the usage of blogs,podcasts,wallwisher and as well as Edmodo which was agreed and pronounced by the young learners themselves as the most interesting and promising tool in learning English as a second language.

Citation

Che Teh, N. & Zainal Abidin, N.N.N. (2011). Integrating Social Networking Elements Into The Teaching of English In A Primary School Classroom in Malaysia: Overcoming Challenges and Celebrating Success. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 245-250). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .

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