Relationships and  Communication – Mobile Devices Always Connected


Mobile devices give users communication capability, computing power,  and continuous access to the Internet.

Essential Questions

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages to always being connected?
  • What would you do without your phone for a whole day?

Implementation Suggestions and Strategies for Schools

1 – Integrate videos, posters and / or information in Resources above during announcements.

2 – Posters can be powerful as teaching and learning tools!  From the selections available in the Resources above, select, print out, and place these in classrooms as visual reminders of appropriate digital citizenship.

3 – Show the video “The Pros and Cons of Social Media on Teen Lives” and have students react to it individually, in small and large groups, and using tools such as discussion boards.  Provide prompts to students to get them thinking and responding to what they just viewed:
What did you learn that was new?
What information can you take away from this video?
Were the behavioral guidelines and suggestions realistic?  Justify your answer.