Spot real stories, dodge fake news in cheeky media literacy sim
Pros: Gameplay is silly and fun, and it takes critical thinking and media literacy savvy to succeed.
Cons: Students probably won't want to play it more than once, and teachers will have to come up with context-setting and reflection activities on their own.
Bottom Line: A refreshingly modern way for students to explore how to filter and interpret info and media during breaking news events.
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