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Teaching Social Justice Concepts Through Popular Culture and Social Media
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, University of New Mexico, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper describes the use of Web 2.0 tools, including social networking spaces, by preservice and inservice teachers enrolled in an undergraduate introductory instructional technology class. As they gained familiarity with interactive technologies for inquiry-oriented teaching and learning, the teachers considered how to use these technologies to leverage best practices in the classroom to encourage construction of new knowledge, and to facilitate the sharing of student ideas, perspectives, and creative works. At the same time, they explored the possibilities of using Web 2.0 tools such as social networking to bolster their own development as equity- and justice-minded educators who are prepared to facilitate student learning around social justice concepts. In the process, they explored innovative ways to help students, particularly at-risk learners, make the shift to the instructional paradigms embedded in the new common core state standards (CCSS) in literacy and mathematics. The

Citation

Kingsley, K. (2014). Teaching Social Justice Concepts Through Popular Culture and Social Media. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1290-1295). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

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