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Free Video Editor Boosts Kids' Media Literacy

Easy-to-use,free tool for teaching critical media-making and literacy.
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Title: MediaBreaker/Studios
Summary: Free video-remix tool boosts media literacy, presents some challenges

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Pros: Lots of support: example videos, tutorials, guides, lesson plans.
Cons: Since students will need to use YouTube and the third-party site, classroom implementation can be challenging.
Bottom Line: It's not without its challenges for teachers, but at its core MediaBreaker is an easy-to-use and free tool for teaching critical media-making and literacy.

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By Common Sense Education

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