Technology: Conveniences and Consequences

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It's a delicate balance—using technology to improve our lives while still protecting the environment, and ourselves, from the hazards of technology use. Class members examine statistics about the increase in media use, complete a survey of their own use, and consider the implications of these findings.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups search for more decent data on media use and ownership
Classroom Considerations

  • Some class members may find it difficult to relate the number of duck stamps issued to time spent outdoors; therefore, consider asking class groups to poll other students on the amount of time they spend in outdoor pursuits versus media use
Pros

  • The activity increases awareness of the personal impacts of increased media use
Cons

  • The resources focuses on the increased media use but does not consider the environmental impact