Every Click You Make: Algorithms, Social Media and You (HS lesson)

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the basic definition of an algorithm and the role algorithms play in determining the content in their social media feeds

  2. Students will apply two simple algorithms to hypothetical content to show how different types of engagement can drive the spread of information

  3. Students will discuss ways in which their own algorithms may be determined by their online interests and activity

  4. Students will learn where to look in their settings to get insights into and, to some degress, manipulate their own algorithms.