Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Media literacy in the science classroom

The current issue of NSTA's The Science Teacher (January 2009) contains an excellent essay (Teaching with Web-based videos: helping students grasp the science in popular online resources), co-authored by the University of Florida's Barbara Pace, on how science educators can infuse media literacy when they use educational videos with their students. Abstract available here. A related essay can be found in the November 2008 issue of Science Scope: Media and Science- Developing Skepticism and Critical Thinking.

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