Using Superstorm Sandy to create lessons on media literacy

11/5/2012 | School Library Journal

Teacher-librarian Joyce Valenza in this blog post offers online resources for teachers who wish to create a lesson on media literacy based on social media use during Superstorm Sandy. Many people found social media to be useful for connecting with friends and relatives during the storm, but Sandy also triggered the spread of misinformation through text and photographs, Valenza writes. She suggests teachers use the event to educate students about how to judge the credibility of what they see online.

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