AGE 14–15Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

My Digital Life Is Like… (UK)

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 learners 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 life.
  • 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 comparison is made between two different things using the words "like" or "as"
Media Balance & Well-Being

Lesson Plan

40 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

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

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips