In these days of misinformation, fake news and click baits it’s good to have some initiatives to teach us how to navigate this messy digital information ocean (or hell…).
And Crash Course – Navigating Digital Information is an excellent way to learn about media literacy. The host is John Green, also known as the author of the novel “The fault in our stars” who, along with his brother, Hank Green, has this more than 10-years-old YouTube channel (Vlogbrothers).
Navigating Digital Information is a 10-episode series that was developed in partnership with the Poynter Institute Media Wise project based on research form the Stanford History Education Group.
The series covers topics like:
- Lateral reading and fact checking
- How to use Wikipedia (and how it is awesome!)
- How to evaluate photos and videos
- How to read charts and graphics (and how to be critical about them!)
- How to know who to trust online.
I highly recommend this series to everyone that uses the Internet, no matter the age.
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