Does News Find Me?
Help students become active participants in their news consumption.
How do we, as educators, help our students decipher when, where, how, and what news finds us? Through this dive into social media algorithms, educators learn ways in which news is populated so that we can engage students in ways to actively seek out relevant issues and explore a variety of sources rather than relying on information finding us. Educators are encouraged to reflect on the presented content to identify ways to integrate strategies into their practice to support students’ research skills, critical thinking, and computational thinking across all subject matter areas.
Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record this webinar as planned. Instead, we are sharing the presentations and materials featured in our webinar directly to you.
Presenters & Materials
Global Perspective: News Finds Me Mentality
In-Practice Perspective: News in Social Media
In-Classroom Application: Classroom Examples
- Understanding Algorithms: Teacher Reflection
- Understanding Algorithms: Lesson Plan
- Understanding Algorithms: Student Handouts
- Headlines and A B Testing: Lesson Plan
- Headlines and A B Testing: Student Handouts
Listen to Our Podcast
Our News Over Noise podcast explores the challenge of separating spin and click-bait from good journalism and why it matters. Listen to episodes and experience real world issues and examples with our Episode Extras.
Check out Episode 104: The Danger of the "News Finds Me" Mentality.