Media literacy; an underrated superpower . . . – Boonville Daily News

Media literacy; an underrated superpower . . . – Boonville Daily News

One thing we have learned or have had reinforced from this pandemic is our need for human contact. And the important role of technology in communicating with others. There’s a skill to communicating efficiently and properly using technology. Even a basic text can be misunderstood without the element of facial expression; hence the creation of emoticons to assist in getting a message across. What has become abundantly clear after nearly two years of the pandemic and the current political landscape, is that schools need to focus on media literacy. Our republic depends upon its citizens being able to discern between truth, lies and conspiracy theories. Truth is the bedrock of a stable, intelligent and law-abiding society. It often feels as though everything my generation and prior generations were taught about …
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