Check out these resources to help you navigate the digital world, from keeping your information protected to learning more about how technology works! Check out our **playlist** for a collection of short videos/podcasts on keeping your information safe, and how technology can improve your daily life. Check out our **learning package** for some D.I.Y coding fun. Check out our **S.U.R.E.vivor series** for more information on how to assess the reliability of information.
A collection of short videos exploring topics around digital concepts.
All about Memes! | S.U.R.E.vivor
Do you know what memes are? Learn about the history of memes, why they matter, and how to ensure you stay safe online by being informed and fact-checking information.
Our S.U.R.Evivor series promotes the importance of fact-checking. The acronym stands for Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate—four concepts for children to keep in mind when assessing the reliability of information.
What Are Memes Really? | Marcus . | TEDxYouth@HCIS (8:51)
Are you interested in what memes are in modern culture? Jump into a brief history of how the term “meme” came about, and find out how it has impacted our daily lives.
Source: What Are Memes Really? | Marcus . | TEDxYouth@HCIS (2017, May 12). National Library Board, Singapore. Retrieved 2022, September 19.
Why Do Memes Matter? - Glad You Asked S1 (19:00)
How are memes created? What makes them popular and viral? How do they impact the political world? Check out this video to understand the memetic culture even more by discovering how memes have been used for advertising, political messaging, and disinformation all across the world.
Source: Why Do Memes Matter? - Glad You Asked S1 (2019, October 8). National Library Board, Singapore. Retrieved 2022, September 19.
A brief history of memes | BBC Ideas (5:04)
Do you want to know where memes come from and why some memes become popular? Check out this video to learn how the memetic culture grew and evolved since they first appeared, and how they spread across the internet.
Source: A brief history of memes | BBC Ideas (2020, September 24). National Library Board, Singapore. Retrieved 2022, September 19.
Exploring Technology and Digital Tools
“Mythbusting Microwaves | December School Holidays Special” (9:40)
Ever wondered how a microwave oven heats up your food? Join our librarian, Sarah, as she debunks common myths about this everyday appliance and shares a simple cheesy potato recipe you can try at home!
How QR codes were invented!” (1:30)
Do you know how the QR code was invented? With them being everywhere now, find out how a Japanese engineer came up with the inspiration behind its invention.
Cyber Sandra's Hacks - Social Media Impersonation (1:35)
Can you tell a legit friend request apart from an impersonation scam? Keep yourself safe online by learning the tricks cyber criminals use to get your personal information.
Spark your tween’s curiosity in digital literacy through engaging activities and articles.
Tweenkerama: Robotics and Coding[Lab Mag #1 pages 6 – 9]
Do you have what it takes to be a successful roboticist? Learn more about robotics and coding and try the activity to find out! Check it out!Source: https://childrenandteens.nlb.gov.sg/services/programmes/tweenkerama (,). National Library Board, Singapore. Retrieved 2022, January 26