Wednesday, December 9, 2015

What's an Algorithm? What Does an Algorithm Do?

Algorithms is the topic of the latest video produced by Common Craft. The two and a half minute video explains what an algorithm is and the roles that algorithms can play in our lives, particularly in our online lives.

After they watch the video ask your students if they can think of other ways that algorithms are or could be used in their lives. See if they can make the connection between their social media habits and the types of advertising that they see when they're online.