Have you ever noticed that when you watch one YouTube video, it'll keep suggesting other ones that are really similar? That's because of algorithms that feed viewers more of what they like. People need a variety of viewpoints to be informed, and algorithms get in the way of that. Still, more and more people use YouTube as a primary tool for research, but how much can we trust the information we get?
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. Conduct an audio interview podcast with classmates. What do they notice about the algorithms in their YouTube feed? Are they surprised by what they find? Post your original Soundcloud or YouTube link into the Make & Share tab.
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.