A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders helps users investigate misleading and viral content, memes, and trolling practices online. Packed with data visualizations, this free manual highlights a series of research protocols, or “recipes,” which can be used to trace trolling practices—the ways false viral news and memes circulate online and the commercial underpinnings of problematic content.The guidewas co-produced by the Shorenstein Center at HarvardUniversity and the Public Data Lab in Amsterdam. Published under a Creative Commons License, the guide is free to copy, redistribute, and reuse.
Using a visual interface rather than a programming language, Lightwell lets students create real iOS apps that they can share with nearby devices or submit to the Apple App Store. Although Lightwell is a professional tool, students can use the software to create simple apps as they learn the programming language.
Photo Stuff with Ruff gets children exploring their surroundings, finding out what the objects in their world are made of, and learning STEAM skills, such as those related to materials science. The app is based on The Ruff Ruffman Show from PBS KIDS, which models science inquiry skills.