What is data and how does data impact our everyday life? Who is our data valuable to? Technology helps us in lots of ways and promises to improve human life through new developments and technology solutions. This lesson is focused on teaching students how to recognize data production, collection and analysis based on simple processes.
Online we can virtually find any information we want. We ask search engines for answers to all of our questions, we like photos on social media platforms because they are suggested to us, or because our friends have liked them. All the information we have at our fingertips can be empowering, but how exactly do platforms know what information is most relevant to us? This lesson plan is focused on understanding algorithms, and the role they play in curating our information diets online.