This three-minute video explains how using social media can produce “filter bubbles” insulating users from other viewpoints. Science education is not a particular focus for IREX; nonetheless, this video may be useful. IREX, which created the video, has produced “Learn to Discern” resources for media literacy education that have been used in the U.S. and other nations. IREX has a training manual for use in formal and informal education environments providing step-by-step interactive exercises to help learners of all ages recognize why and how manipulative content operates, and gain skills to reject half-truths, clickbait, hate speech, and fakes. Source: IREX

Level(s): Middle, High
# of Periods: <1 Lesson Plan? – Classroom Ready? – Students Actively Practice? Yes

Categories: For Educators, Grades: High, Grades: Middle, Instructional Materials, Science, Videos & Graphics