Lesson on Becoming an Internet Detective Using Google
The questions and activities in a lesson from The New York Times Learning Network help students understand why and how to do better Google searches but also weave in ways to apply the information and practice on their own. For example: How can using quotation marks help target searches more effectively? How can using an asterisk help even more? How do you put a date restriction on results? What can adding the “site:” operator to a search do? How do you add search shortcuts to your browser’s address bar?
Project Look Sharp, a program of Humanities & Sciences at Ithaca College, has developed a series of freeconstructivist media-decoding lessons that teach critical thinkingskills about COVID-19–related topics.
MediaWise is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project from the Poynter Institute empowering people of all ages to be more critical consumers of content online. The program teaches young people nationwide key digital literacy skills to spot misinformation and disinformation so they can make decisions based on facts, not fiction.
Filament Games has curated several freelearning games in multiple subjects, including life science, media literacy, and women in STEM. For example, the OculusgameBreaking Boundaries in Scienceis a virtual-reality celebration of some of history’s most renowned women in the STEM arena.