My Media (6-8)

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My Media (6-8)

What are your personal media habits, and how much time do you spend with different forms of media?

Students review their media habits and the array of media they use on a weekly basis, and reflect on the role of digital media in their lives. Students log the time they spend with different forms of digital media. From this log, students create a My Media Bar Graph, a visual snapshot of their digital media lives that illustrates the amounts of time they spend with different forms of media. Students then reflect on the role that digital media play in their lives.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • assess how much time they spend with media activities.
  • record and compare the time they spend with different forms of digital media (cell phones, Internet, etc.) and in different activities (texting, posting, and watching or creating videos).
  • formulate a viewpoint on the role that digital media play in their lives.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade 6: RI.7, RI.10, W.4, W.6, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.5, SL.6, L.6


Grade 7: RI.10, W.4, W.6, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.5, SL.6, L.6


Grade 8: RI.10, W.4, W.6, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.5, SL.6, L.6


ISTE NETS•S:

1a, 1b, 2b, 4a-c, 5b, 5c

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