Lesson Plan

Teens, Tech, Connect: How Technology Impacts Teenagers' Friendships

This Teens, Tech, Connect: How Technology Impacts Teenagers' Friendships lesson plan also includes:

To understand their time spent online, class members chart their use of technology during early morning hours, during school, after school, in the evenings, and on weekends. They then read several reports about how social media positively and negatively impact friendships. Finally, they share their responses to the research in a go-around activity.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask class members to write a journal entry in which they reflect on whether or not the COVID pandemic exacerbated the situation
  • As an exit ticket, have individuals indicate their most significant takeaway from the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • The 2014-2015 "Teens, Technology and Friendship" report is dated; ask groups to research more current data
Pros
  • Includes suggestions for extension activities
Cons
  • None