Navigating Digital Information with Crash Course

We’re all spending a lot of time online. Unfortunately, misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda flourish here. Want research-based strategies for navigating digital content? Check out the Crash Course series we developed with John Green.

The Navigating Digital Information series offers practical advice for making sense of online information. 

It addresses crucial skills, like lateral reading—leaving an unfamiliar site, opening new tabs in your browser, and searching for information on the broader web.

One episode explains how to use Wikipedia wisely for online research. 

Another provides strategies for evaluating photos and videos

This one lists tips for not being duped by misleading data and infographics.

And this video details strategies for making sense of information on social media.

The research, skills, and habits of mind discussed in this YouTube series are the basis of our Civic Online Reasoning curriculum.