Social Justice via Mobile Learning

Monday, October 19, 2015 5:00 PM EDT as part of Connected Educator Month
ISTE MLN Mobile Mondays MiniConference
and a Pre-Conference Session at the 2015 Connecticut Educators Computer Association conference, October 25, 2015

Social Justice via Mobile technology 101915

Webinar Social Justice via Mobile Learning
Presenter: David Stoloff, Eastern Connecticut State University

Educators and community members will explore the uses of mobile learning for mindfulness and for social justice. We will discuss Charity Miles and Goodsearch, mobile tools for fundraising. Participants will share their uses of mobile learning for community connections.

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Notes for the presentation

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ways of understanding education for social justice – Philosophical/Conceptual, Practical, Ethnographic/Narrative, Theoretically Specific, and Democratically Grounded

“Better understanding what we mean when we call for social justice in education can hopefully contribute to opening up new angles for seeing and new possibilities for engaging each other across differing passions, commitments and agendas.” (p. 21)

Liang, B., Commins, M., & Duffy, N. (2010). Using social media to engage youth: education, social justice, & humanitarianism. Prevention Researcher, 1713-16″Positive youth development theorists maintain that the measure
of success for a youth program is the evidence of the “Five Cs”
of competence, confidence, connection, character, and caring in
involved youth. … Today, digital natives—teens and young adults—find a significant
portion of their experience and community online. In order to
reach this generation, an internet-ready, web-enabled approach is

Keep on Learning Arizona (2015).  About Kola.  Retrieved from”Keep on Learning Arizona, LLC, founded in March 2014, provides a platform for our members of different ages, with diverse background, and from all around the world to share knowledge and learn from one another. Our mission is to promote lifelong learning by connecting a tutee with a tutor so that both can have a real-time conversation in English on their favorite topics.”

Fred Ende (October 12th, 2015).   Check your connection.  Retrieved from – Collaborative, Consistent, Committed, Creative – lead to Connection

Jacob, Jeffrey, Emily Jovic, and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff. 2009. Personal and planetary well-being: Mindfulness meditation, pro-environmental behavior and personal quality of life in a survey from the social justice and ecological sustainability movement. Social Indicators Research 93, no. 2: 275-294,

concludes that ‘‘what’s good for personal well-being is also good for the planet.’ (p. 291)

Dylan Nord (05/01/2013).   10 Apps That Support Charity.  Retrieved from

Goodsearch LLC (2015).  Goodsearch. Retrieved from

“We work with more than 110,00 great organizations, ranging from national charities to local schools and community groups.”

Kiersten Marek (July 30, 2014).  5 Great Apps for Social Justice.  Retrieved from

EdTechTeam, Inc. (Jul 28, 2011).    Using Google Apps for Global Collaborations.  Retrieved from

CRICKET MEDIA, INC (2015).   ePals.  Retrieved from

Aliza Sherman (Mar 30, 2012).   5 Cities Benefiting From Mobile Apps.  Retrieved from

American College of Sports Medicine (2015).  Advocacy Websites.  Retrieved from

Carl A. Grant & Melissa Leigh Gibson (2013) “The path of social justice”: A
Human Rights History of Social Justice Education, Equity & Excellence in Education, 46:1, 81-99,
DOI: 10.1080/10665684.2012.750190  Retrieved from

“.. human rights are an important sibling of social justice and need to be considered and included as fundamental social justice content. Teaching students about human rights and social justice is essential if students are to become advocates for human rights and social justice.”

Charity Navigator (2015).  Charity Navigator.  Retrieved from

Ripoff Report (1998-2015).  Complaint Review:  Retrieved from

Saleha Riaz (9 Apr 2015).  Advocacy groups want FTC to investigate “hyper-commercialised” YouTube Kids app.   Retrieved from