My Media Choices

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Warm up with a little bit of typing practice

Dance Mat Typing Level 2

My Media Choices

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the “What? When? How Much?” framework for describing their media choices.
  • Use this framework and their emotional responses to evaluate how healthy different types of media choices are.
  • Begin to develop their own definition of a healthy media balance.

Key Vocabulary: media, media balance, media choices

media: all of the ways that large groups of people get and share information (TV, books, internet, newspapers, phones, etc.)

media balance: using media in a way that feels healthy and in balance with other life activities (family, friends, school, hobbies, etc.)

media choices: time spent watching, listening to, reading, or creating media

Try this quiz from Be Strong Online

Media Choice : think about how this media choice would make you feel, if it were a choice you had made.

Source : My Media Choices presentation

Discussion : How is watching a 20 minute video about cats going to affect your day?

My Media Balance Video

Task : Make a your own chart to track the media choices that you make. See this example.

Use pen and paper, or make your own on Microsoft Word (Create a Table)

Link to the above handout

Success Criteria

I am aware of the media that I use and how my choices affect my life

I can use media sensibly

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