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Internet health in the classroom

Session 2
Chad Sansing — Mozilla Foundation

Internet health is a complex issue. This session will help participants break it down into five core principles for teaching and learning.

  • Decentralization: Who controls the Internet?
  • Digital inclusion: Who is welcome online?
  • Openness: How open is it?
  • Privacy & security: Is it safe?
  • Web literacy: Who can succeed online?

The session will begin with an overview of Internet health and its issues. Participants will share their own stories about those issues to illustrate them for fellow attendees.

Then participants will visit Mozilla’s Internet Health Report (https://mzl.la/ihr), a storytelling resource for Internet health content.

After that, participants will look at three Internet health artifacts:

  • Allied Media Projects’ “A People’s Guide to AI.”
  • Privacy Not Included, a guide to consumer Internet of Things devices and their privacy settings.
  • Xenshana, a role-playing framework for the Decentralization space at MozFest 2018.

Next, participants will separate into three groups. Each group will reverse-engineer an artifact and brainstorm ways to help students create something similar. Each group will also summarize and share its ideas for the whole-group.

The session will close with a discussion of what participants learned and an invitation to stay involved with the Internet health movement through the Internet Health Report and Mozilla’s open leadership programming.

Conversational Practice

This session will draw on open-culture conversational practices like storytelling, collaborative art, check-in rituals and gratitude rituals, safety tools, breakout groups, and shared notes to promote conversation.

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