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Digital and Mass Media Literacy in the Age of Terrorism: What do Teachers Need to Know about Media Use in Times of National Trauma?
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, Idaho State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The events of September 11th were unlike any event in US history. Many teachers were caught unprepared that day. The scale of the event coupled with its timing early in the school day, magnified teachers' lack of preparedness. While some teachers, particularly high school teachers, sought to engage their students intellectually and academically in what they were viewing, others appear to have simply watched events unfold in the media without any awareness of the potential emotional harm the words and images might have on students in their care. There were no manuals to tell teachers how to use the media or what to say to their students as they watched events unfold on computer and television screens. How digital and mass media were used that day is informative for those seeking to identify areas of needed professional development.

Citation

Ray, B. (2007). Digital and Mass Media Literacy in the Age of Terrorism: What do Teachers Need to Know about Media Use in Times of National Trauma?. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3130-3133). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 23, 2020 from .

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