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YouTube Algorithms: How to Avoid the Rabbit Hole

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Title:

YouTube Algorithms: How to Avoid the Rabbit Hole

URL:

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/youtube-algorithms-above-the-noise/youtube-algorithms-above-the-noise/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

We all know how easy it is to spend hours watching videos on YouTube. Why do we go down that rabbit hole? Mostly because of a combination of computer programming and marketing know-how called ALGORITHMS. This video comes with a facilitator guide and student handout that helps guide the discussion of this activity.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
6) Describe how algorithmic processes and automation increase efficiency.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • explain how algorithms and automation have and can increase efficiency.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • algorithmic process
  • automation
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how algorithmic processes and automation have increased efficiency.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • explain how algorithmic processes and automation increase efficiency.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • automation is a useful tool for increasing efficiency.
  • while many things can and have been automated, not everything can be automated using algorithmic processes.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
24) Compare and contrast Internet publishing platforms, including suitability for media types, target audience, and feedback mechanism.

a. Apply version control capabilities within a digital tool to understand the importance of managing historical changes across suggestions made by a collaborative team.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify Internet publishing platforms.
  • identify media types.
  • identify target audience.
  • identify feedback mechanism.
  • compare and contrast internet publishing platforms and the suitability for specific media types, target audiences, and feedback mechanisms.
a.
  • track changes made by a collaborative team over time within a digital tool.
  • explain importance of tracking and managing historical changes within a digital tool.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Internet publishing platform
  • digital publishing platform
  • e-publishing
  • media types
  • target audience
  • feedback mechanism
a.
  • version control system
  • revision control
  • source control
  • timestamp
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to evaluate Internet publishing platforms for computer, tablet, and mobile experiences.
  • how to determine suitability of Internet publishing platforms for different media types.
  • how to determine suitability of Internet publishing platforms for different target audiences.
  • how to determine suitability of Internet publishing platforms for different feedback mechanisms.
a.
  • tracking historical changes is essential for software development, particularly where a collaborative team is working with the same files.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify suitable Internet publishing platforms for different media types, target audiences, and feedback mechanisms.
  • explain the pros and cons of different Internet publishing platforms for various media types, target audiences, and feedback mechanisms.
a.
  • use version control capabilities within a digital tool.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • for effective communications, different Internet publishing platforms are needed for different media types, target audience, and feedback mechanisms.
a.
  • version control capabilities allows for tracking changes in software and provides the ability to revert to a previous version.
Tags: algorithm, digital tool, ethical, internet, online, safety, youtube
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Stephanie Carver