Satire is eminently powerful but often misunderstood, so it's vital that teachers equip students with the ability to interpret satirical works – and even create their own. Combining pop-culture subject matter and screen-based media in lessons about this complex communication tool can enable students to successfully do just that, writes Luke Rodesiler. Additional keywords: screens in the classroom, middle years, senior secondary, The Onion, screencasting, Screencast-O-Matic, caricature, exaggeration, incongruity, parody, reversal, understatement, verbal irony, video, student filmmaking, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, remixing, X-Ray Goggles
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