Applying Blogs into Reading Instruction for Primary School Students
Dowming Yeh, Jwu-Yi Lai, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
It is very important to learn reading even in the digital age. However, according to an investigational report by the government, in general, most Taiwanese students are not willing to have reading as an activity. On the other hand, spending time on the Internet has become more and more common for adolescents in their spare time. This is a case study that applies blogs into reading instructions for primary school students. We would like to know the possibility of using blogs on constructing a teaching platform for reading instruction and reactions of students on blog reading. The subjects of this study are 33 students from a sixth grade class. A blog for reading instructions is first created. The students participate in the activity by posting their own answers, opinions or discussions of the questions which the teacher posts on the blog. The blog serves as a tool of reading instructions as well as a medium of exchanging free-flowing opinions, which is difficult to be carried out in a traditional class.
Yeh, D. & Lai, J.Y. (2011). Applying Blogs into Reading Instruction for Primary School Students. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 1909-1912). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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