Grade 9

My Digital Life Is Like ...

What is the role of digital media in our lives?

We often use our phones or other devices without even thinking about it. But paying closer attention to how -- and how much -- we use digital media can help us find better balance in our lives. Challenge students to truly consider how digital media adds to -- or takes away from -- their overall quality of life.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the role that digital media plays in their lives.
  • Use the Digital Habits Checkup to reflect on the positive and negative impacts of digital media.
  • Create a personal challenge to improve their digital well-being.
Key Vocabulary: digital media  ·  media balance  ·  simile
digital media:
Content (text, audio, images, video) or devices that allow people to share information, communicate, and collaborate over the internet or computer networks
media balance:
using media in a way that feels healthy and in balance with other life activities (family, friends, school, hobbies, etc.)
a figure of speech in which a comparison is made between two different things using the word like or as
Media Balance & Well-Being
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards

Lesson Plan

45 mins.

What You'll Need

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Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • My Digital Life Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources