Friday, September 05, 2008

[TIPS] Digital literacy - more important than ever

In the last two days I've received four different emails containing different images of Sarah Palin. In one, she was dressed in a red, white, and blue bikini toting an automatic rifle. In another, she was in very high heels at a bar. You get the idea. All four images were sent by friends who were trying to get me to see "the real Sarah Palin" in an effort to either change my opinion of her or confirm it.

I wonder... should she become the next Vice President and then appear on the cover of STAR or ENQUIRER shaking hands with an alien, will they believe those images to be real, too?

Maybe this election year is a good time to help raise the digital literacy of our students, as well as their awareness of the political process.

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