Finding and Consuming Digital Content

From researching for a project or a report to watching the latest news and music videos, we need to learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of the content available in the digital space. In this theme of the toolkit, we focus on enabling individuals to efficiently and effectively find and consume digital content through lessons, blogs and videos.

Lessons and Classroom Activities

1 .Search and Research using Google

The internet contains too much information now, and a significant portion of it is irrelevant or even false. To deal with the issues posed by this information overload phenomenon, it’s necessary for every digital citizen to learn how to properly use Google(or any other search engine) for search and research purposes.

2. Wikipedia - Friend or Foe?

Wikipedia is a household name, the most popular online encyclopedia, also one of the most visited websites. Crowdsourcing, which makes Wikipedia so powerful, is also the reason it’s so vulnerable to vandalism and falsehood. As a digital citizen, one must know both sides of Wikipedia, as a potential friend or foe, to be able to use it properly.

3. Why Disinformation Spreads

The present age of information has now been deemed as the “age of disinformation” due to the rapid rise in the creation and circulation of falsehood. To be able to tackle disinformation, one needs to understand the incentives behind the creation and spread of falsehood.

Karkhana Blogs

1. Search and Research using Google

2. Wikipedia - Friend or Foe

3. Why disinformation spreads


1. Search and Research using Google

How to Use Google Reverse Image Search to Fact Check Images | Common Sense Education: Common sense media teaches us how we can use the Google Reverse Image search feature

How to Find Better Information Online: Click Restraint: This video talks about a simple yet effective way to find better information - resist the urge to click and

5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students | Common Sense Education Common Sense media brings 5 important Google search tips for students.

Essential Google Search Tricks for Research | Common Sense Education Common Sense media talks about some Google search tricks that are useful for research.

2. Wikipedia - Friend or Foe?

Wikipedia - Behind the encyclopedia: a guide about how the world's largest encyclopedia came to be and how it operates differently than most other popular websites.

Using Wikipedia: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information: How to better evaluate information with lateral reading, and find trustworthy primary sources.

How to Use Wikipedia Wisely: Basics of how to use Wikipedia wisely.

3. Tackling Disinformation

It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video This video discusses the progress made in the field of making fake videos and the possible future implications.

Debunking fake news and hoax stories co-founder David Mikkelson talks about how they can distinguish between fake and true stories.

The CRAAP Test Video Learn how to determine if a website is a reliable source or not.

Online Verification Skills with Mike Caulfield This playlist has short videos that teach a process to verify information.

Other Reading Resources

1. Search and Research using Google

2. Wikipedia - Friend or Foe

3. Why disinformation spreads

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