Private and Personal Information- As students visit sites that request information about their identity, they learn to adopt a critical inquiry process that empowers them to protect themselves and their families from identity theft.
The Key to Keywords- Students learn strategies to increase the accuracy of their keyword searches. They compare the number and kinds of sites obtained and make inferences about the effectiveness of the strategies. Start Lesson
How to Cite a Site- Students reflect on the importance of citing all sources when they do research. Start Lesson
Strategic Searching- Students learn that to conduct effective and efficient online searches, they must use a variety of searching strategies rather than relying on a single source.
Scams and Schemes- Students learn strategies for guarding against identity theft and scams that try to access their private information online. Students learn what identity theft is, what kinds of information identity thieves want, and what can be done with that information.
Retouching Reality- Students think critically about the different purposes and contexts of digital image editing. Students explore various benefits and drawbacks of photo manipulation with three case studies.
Collective Intelligence- Students analyze the statement, “The whole is better than the sum of its parts,” to understand the concepts of synergy and collective intelligence. Students consider both the benefits and drawbacks of using collective intelligence in different contexts.
Building Community Online- Students examine websites that foster positive community. Students explore the factors that increase community engagement on the Internet, such as social media messaging and sharing photos, videos, information, or opinions.