During last week’s Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp we talked a bit about digital literacy and critical thinking. To that end, I presented Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles as a tool that can be used to create a modified version of real news story from legitimate sources. Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles lets you see the code behind any web page and change that code to display anything that you want in place of the original text and images. After you have made the changes you can publish a local copy of the web page.
Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles provides a good way for students to see how the code behind a webpage creates what is shown to them. You or your students could use X-Ray Goggles to alter an article on the web to make it a satire story. Of course, X-Ray Goggles is also just a good tool for practicing writing some simple code.
Watch the following video that I created to learn how to use Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles.