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11. Develop critical thinking about digital technology

Ethical considerations of autonomous vehicles

New technologies, algorithms and artificial intelligence are constantly bringing new things into people's daily lives. Among these, autonomous vehicles are a source of important moral debates. They may have to decide who lives and who dies in the event of an unavoidable accident. Here are some ideas for activities to address the topic.

Science vs. Facebook algorithm to thwart disinformation

Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen several scientists posting on social networks in favor or against the vaccine, the mask, health measures, etc. Recently, the editor of the renowned journal Science, Holden Thorp, implored the scientific community to try to beat Facebook at its own game: to play on the algorithms by bringing out star researchers, as do so well the " anti-science ”.  

The ins and outs of a minority government

The day after an election in Canada: Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party and outgoing Prime Minister, takes back power in a government, this time, in the minority. Zoom on the functioning of a minority in the House of Commons.

"Disinformers: how do they deceive us?

As part of the series “How do we make information”, the result of a collaboration between Agence Science-Presse and École branchée, we are now focusing on disinformers. The name of their leader? Donald Trump.

Assessing the validity of online scientific information

As part of the series “How do we make information”, the result of a collaboration between Agence Science-Presse and École branchée, we are now interested in the validity of scientific information. in the context of a global pandemic as we are currently living. Can you verify information that is based on science if you are not yourself a scientist? The answer is in this guide!

Influencers under the magnifying glass or how to recognize hidden advertising

As part of the series “How do we make information”, the result of a collaboration between Agence Science-Presse and École branchée, we are now focusing on hidden advertising. Favorite or publicity stunt? Let's unravel all that with some educational and interactive activities!

Reliable or not? How to identify credible journalistic sources

As part of the series “How do we make information”, the result of a collaboration between Agence Science-Presse and École branchée, we are now focusing on journalistic sources. Zoom in on those who are making things happen and changing the world, one scoop at a time.

The infodemic or how to recognize a reliable information site in times of pandemic

As part of the "How do we make information" series, in collaboration with the Science-Presse Agency, we look today at how to recognize a reliable news site.

The United States and Immigration

This educational guide is the result of a collaboration between the SCOOP team! and that of the Curious. It deals with immigration to the United States and takes the form of four activities to do media literacy and develop students' disciplinary and digital skills. In addition, a newspaper that popularizes information supports learners throughout their learning process.

An eventful fall across the world

What do Hong Kong, Chile, Algeria, Iraq, Bolivia, Lebanon and Guinea have in common? These are all countries that are shaken by protest movements. Claims with diametrically varied and opposing causes, but which have similar objectives.