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News for You

News for You.

by Bernard Beckett, illustrations by Giselle Clarkson

This story has a mission: to shed light on the concept of algorithms, in particular the ways in which they influence our access to news. Bernard Beckett takes the Covid-19 lockdown as his starting point, using this shared experience to provide humour and appeal. This relevant context also allows students to explore the idea that people have different interests and perspectives and that news on social media has been curated for the user and may not represent all aspects of current events.

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2020

Learning area: English, Technology

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Related titles: See TSM

Topics: algorithm, change, Covid-19, current events, digital technologies, family, lockdown, news, privacy, social media, technology

In: School Journal Level 3 November 2020

Publication date: November 2020

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