Introduce these key terms using easy-to-understand language and by relating the concepts to students’ experiences. Incorporate the vocabulary whenever possible, even when offline, and encourage students to use the terms in oral and written communication.
ANONYMOUS: having a hidden identity
APP: short for “application,” a computer program that performs a specific set of functions
BIAS: an attitude or prejudice that favors a way of feeling or acting over another
BOT: short for “robot,” a program, or sequence of computer code, that runs on the Internet; bots can be created to accomplish a specific task more quickly than a human
BUG: error in a program that keeps it from running as it should
CLICKBAIT: sensationalist headline or link to an article, blogpost, or other Internet content that exists for the purpose of attracting attention, or “drawing clicks.” Once a user clicks on the headline or