This paper examines the possibility of embracing students’ media culture in the primary school. Specifically the paper studies these students’ use of digital media, such as the so-called web 2.0-media, which include social media such as Facebook. The paper also tries to figure out a way to implement this media culture in the primary school. The paper discovers that the reason for considering implementing social media like Facebook in the primary school is that the students would then become more motivated during the class session. The fact that the school will embrace the media culture of the students will then have a positive effect on motivation. We have developed a product, which is an attempt to find out a way to implement web 2.0-media in the class sessions. It’s a program consisting of a quiz that can be integrated with Facebook, because both systems are Java-based. The feedback we received by conducting interviews, with a teacher and students in a primary school in Glostrup, was that our product would increase the students’ motivation for participating in the class session. Though there were worries amongst the respondents that a use of social media in the school would lead to the students being distracted. This paper concludes that the implementation of digital media in the primary school will increase the students’ motivation while the concern is that it allows unnecessary distractions.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||6 jun. 2012|
- Sociale medier