The ability to filter web searches using the Google search engine BY DATE is an important media literacy skill. In this 5 minute tutorial, Dr. Wesley Fryer demonstrates how to use the date filter in Google.
Gobo (gobo.social) is a social media experiment and website from researchers at MIT. Gobo allows anyone over 18 to create an account and connect Twitter and/or Facebook accounts to it, and then “control” or “filter” what information is presented in the feed of content. Controls include how diverse included perspectives are, whether commercial content is included, how serious or rude the articles are, and more. In this six minute screencast tutorial, Dr. Wesley Fryer demonstrates how to use Gobo.
This tool was included in Dr. Fryer’s April 14, 2019 workshop at the ATLIS (Association of Leaders of Independent Schools) Conference in Dallas, Texas, titled, “Filtering the ExoFlood: Strategies for Media and Information Literacy.” All resources from that workshop are available on wfryer.me/exoflood.
In this 41 minute recorded presentation, Wes Fryer explains how to use the websites app.bookcreator.com and Lulu.com to create children’s picture books and “print on demand” affordable print copies of the books. This presentation was originally shared for students at Casady School by Wes in February 2019.
In this 7.5 minute screencast, Dr. Wesley Fryer shares several tips and strategies which can be used to proactively protect your web accounts and online profiles from hacks and data breaches. These include using the website haveibeenpwned.com to see how many large scale data breaches have included your email address, using a password manager, and enabling 2 factor authentication on as many web accounts as you can. Use this 1 Tab link to access all the resources and websites referenced in this screencast.
In this 15 minute screencast, Dr. Wesley Fryer provides an overview of an introduction he shared with 12th grade students for a Children’s Book project, in which they are creating both a printed children’s book as well as a digital / electronic / multimedia version using the app and website Book Creator. The screencast and referenced slides (linked here) include suggested “workflows” for the project. There are 5 suggested offline workflow steps, and 10 suggested online workflow steps. For more resources about creating multimedia eBooks, visit www.showwithmedia.com/ebooks
This 9 minute video tutorial highlights ways you can use Twitter lists and the iPad app Flipboard to find, save and share great ideas from people and organizations you want to follow. Use this OneTab link to access all webpages and resources referenced in this video.
This almost 8 minute video tutorial highlights several web platforms / apps / browser extensions which can eliminate distractions as you read news articles and blog posts from the web. Several of these web tools also assist with “discovery” of interesting content. Use this OneTab link to access all webpages and resources referenced in this video.
This 2.5 minute video tutorial demonstrates how you can change the “Do Not Disturb” settings on an iPhone to block all robocalls / robocallers and send them directly to voicemail. Unfortunately this strategy will send ALL callers who are not in your iOS address book to voicemail, but until something better comes along this can be a helpful strategy for curbing robocalls.