Watch the 10 minute video below.
Digital Life 101 Animation:
The video is about how digital Media are a 24/7 part of our culture. Video game consoles and portable devices such as cell phones seem to surround us. Media lives of all kids and families are not the same. Some kids are allowed to use more digital media than others, and some kids like these tools more than others.
Think about your life with media. First consider the questions below. Use your responses to help you finish the statement, “My media life is like a ...” This statement is a simile, a literary device for comparing two unlike things. For instance, someone who does not use much media might say that her media life is like a desert, because there is little life there. Someone might say that his media life is like a track meet, because he is exhausted at the end of the day.
Questions to consider:
1. Are digital media a small, medium, or big part of your life?
2. What kind of impact do digital media have on you (a little, some, a lot)?
3. What are your favorite and least-favorite things to do with digital media?
4. Do you connect with others or create things with digital media?
Finish this statement: My media life is like a _______________________________________