How to Escape Your Political Bubble For a Clearer View (link)
Amanda Hess | New York Times
-recommended by Dale Larsen, Marriott Library
PolitEcho -Chrome browser download to analyze your news feed
PBS NewsHour, "Do You Live in a Bubble?" Quick Quiz
Escape Your Bubble, Chrome browser download that helps even out the content of your facebook feed (you get to customize at the outset). (Note: Dale has tried this -it works and provides compelling insight!)
-More resources in the article, but the ones listed above would be a good conversation starter for a flipped classroom scenario (news feeds) or an in class discussion (quick quiz).
PADRE: Find the Worst Thing Possible
Information Literacy Criteria Active Learning Class Exercise
-Dale Larsen, Marriott Library
Sometimes finding the most scholarly source is a tad dry as an exercise -this active-learning exercise pits teams of classmates against each other in a race towards the bottom!
Outcomes -it is a fun icebreaker to get students to know each other, but also a great way to start the discussion of half-baked research and why we aspire to greater research and communication standards.
*PADRE basics (much more at Dale's PADRE development site here)
The basic premise of PADRE is that the burden of responsibility for any information consumption falls squarely on the shoulders of the consumer. But these theoretical notions are burdensome by themselves, so the main exercise is to introduce an information filter;
What's the Purpose (to inform, to persuade, to sell?)
Who is the Authority (long experienced, well schooled, anonymous?)
What is the Date (and is that relevant?)
Who is the Editor (who does the author represent or speak on behalf of? The American Medical Association? No one?)
Relevance -all of these feed into the 'Why are you seeking information?' When do you reach the idea that what you've got is good enough?