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Digital Life 101 (6-8)

What is the place of digital media in our lives?

Students are introduced to the 24/7, social nature of digital media and technologies, and gain basic vocabulary and knowledge for discussing the media landscape. Students watch the video “Digital Life 101,” which shows the 24/7, social nature of digital media — a change from the media consumption culture of the past. They then make similes about their digital lives and learn that because media connect us in more social and interactive ways than ever before, it is important to carry out online relationships responsibly. This lesson also serves as an assessment baseline for teachers to gain a better understanding of their students’ familiarity with digital media and vocabulary associated with digital life.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • learn about the 24/7, social nature of digital media.
  • explore their digital lives.
  • learn that it is important to act responsibly when carrying out relationships over digital media.

 

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 Standards:

1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2d, 6a-d

Additional Lesson Materials

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