Grade 7

My Media Use: A Personal Challenge

What is your strategy for finding media balance?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Most of us use a lot of digital media in our daily lives -- even when we don't realize it! Having a balance between online and offline time is important, but healthy media balance might look different for everyone. Help students create a personalized plan for healthy media use.

Students will be able to:
  • Make an inventory of their media choices and how those choices make them feel.
  • Brainstorm personal strategies for balancing media use.
  • Create personal guidelines for promoting healthy media balance.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 55 mins.
Warm Up:
Taking Stock
5 mins.
Analyze:
My Media Use
20 mins.
Evaluate:
Creating Healthy Media Balance
15 mins.
Wrap Up:
My Media Strategy
15 mins.

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Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Lesson Slides
Student Handout: My Media Choices Inventory Student Version Answer Key
Student Handout: My Media-Balance Strategy Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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