Description of the Learning Activities
Materials/ Equipment Required
This activity aims to make learners think about the pros and cons of technology and the different aspects of its use in our daily personal and professional life.
This activity is adapted from the Chapter 1 – “Mediated Me”, found on the website of the book “Understanding Digital Literacies. A practical Introduction” by Rodney H. Jones and Christoph A. Hafner
Classroom or paper board and markers.
Discuss in the virtual class about how technology has evolved over the years.
Ask the learners about how they use technology in their daily life, both personal and professional.
Ask the learners to search the web using Google or another search engine to find examples of ways digital technologies are making things better and how they are making things worse.
Use a shared Google .doc or Dropbox paper or -even better- search for free brainstorming tools (e.g. Link)
Make sure that all examples include the URL of the websites where the examples were found. E.g. “Digital technology can make us more creative Link”
“People are forgetting how to spell Link”