This Our Computers, Ourselves: Imagining the Digital Lives of Authors and Characters lesson plan also includes:
The guiding question for this activity is "Do computers and their contents shape who we are?" Open with a selection of Apple's commercials to introduce stereotypes and people's relationships with their computers. Then, read the attached article with your class and discuss the five questions provided. A list of activities and extensions are also provided. Get kids to think about what an author's personal computer might contain.