Digital Media and Your Brain
Sometimes when you're using media, it's hard to stop. Lots of people even say they feel "addicted" to their phones or the apps and games they use. But is digital media actually designed to get you hooked? Have students think about the ways different digital media does -- and does not -- help us find healthy media balance.
Warm Up: Attention Getter10 mins.
Watch and Analyze: Why Do We Get Hooked?15 mins.
Compare and Contrast: Addictive Design Vs. Humane Design10 mins.
Wrap Up: Making Healthy Media Choices10 mins.
Have students apply what they have learned by completing the “Healthy Social Media Habits” Activity on TestDrive, a social media simulator. Students go through a self-guided activity to reinforce key concepts and practice building healthy social media habits. For more information, download the Social Media TestDrive Educator Guide.