Tuesday, March 18
11:30-11:50 AM
St. Johns

Breaking Cultural Barriers in the Classroom: Using Technology to Promote Social Justice

Best Practices ID: 41287
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    Rajni Shankar-Brown
    Stetson University

Abstract: In the face of increasing globalization and diversity, it is critical that 21st century educators build inclusive learning environments. Existing and emerging technological platforms offer vehicles through which students can examine social justice issues and collectively affirm diversity. After exploring diverse cultural barriers in classrooms across the United States and overseas, this presentation will provide practical technology resources that can advance intercultural learning and positively impact students’ lives. Participants will learn about the growing opportunity gap and issues of unequal access to quality education. In this session, we will discuss technology initiatives that counter deficit ideology and promote social justice by breaking cultural barriers in the classroom. Social media, social networking sites, and other multimedia resources for K-12 educators will be shared.

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