Integrating Social Media Platforms in the 21st Century Classrooms: Recommendations for English Educators

  • Juritah Misman Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Siti Zuraina Gafar Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Mohd Amirul Atan Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Nor Afifa Nordin Universiti Teknologi MARA
Keywords: 21st century classroom, Instructional strategies, Lesson plans, Social media, Teaching suggestions

Abstract

This paper aims to highlight recommended lessons for teachers to use social media platforms in the English classrooms. It provides lesson plans for teachers as guidelines to integrate social media platforms in the 21st century classroom, particularly in schools. Generally, there are generation gaps between educators and students in the 21st century classroom. In narrowing the generation gap, this paper provides tips on the characteristics of teachers best suited to teach the 21st century students. Innovative technologies are presented as tools especially on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram which could be used by English teachers to support language learning process. As these apps are easily available to be downloaded in smart devices, integrating them into classroom lessons is recommended for implementations by the English educators.

Published
2019-11-30
Section
Research Articles