1.4.1 Activity 1

Description of the Learning Activities

Methodology

Timing (minutes)

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

Face-to-face:

  1. Discuss with the class about how technology has evolved over the years.
  2. Ask the learners about how they use technology in their daily life, both personal and professional.
  3. Create a table with two columns and brainstorm to think of examples about “How digital technologies are making things better/easier” and “How digital technologies are making things worse/more difficult”.
  4. Discuss about the results.

45

Classroom or paper board and markers.

Online:

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

Or

“People are forgetting how to spell Link

  1. Discuss about the results.

45

A shared Google .doc or dropbox paper

Instructions on how to share files from Google Drive Link 

Instructions on How to create a Dropbox Paper doc

Link

Davis, s. “14 Free Brainstorming Tools To Facilitate Innovation”, Tallyfy

Link  

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

Face-to-face:

  1. Discuss with the class about how technology has evolved over the years.
  2. Ask the learners about how they use technology in their daily life, both personal and professional.
  3. Create a table with two columns and brainstorm to think of examples about “How digital technologies are making things better/easier” and “How digital technologies are making things worse/more difficult”.
  4. Discuss about the results.

45

Classroom or paper board and markers.

Online:

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

Or

“People are forgetting how to spell Link

  1. Discuss about the results.

45

A shared Google .doc or dropbox paper

Instructions on how to share files from Google Drive Link 

Instructions on How to create a Dropbox Paper doc

Link

Davis, s. “14 Free Brainstorming Tools To Facilitate Innovation”, Tallyfy

Link