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Technology, Learning and Media Literacy

The following videos explore issues around technology, learning and media literacy. Select one of these videos and write a 1-2 page (double spaced) reflection on the role of technology in your life.

If you wish you can select a different video from the TVO website (or elsewhere) that explore similar issues. Make sure your video explores the subject from a critical perspective.

Once you select a video consider the following questions:

  1. What issue(s) are being explored in your video?

  1. Do you agree with the point of view of the video/presenter? Why or why not?

  1. How does this issue relate to you? Give an example of a time when technology played a similar role in your life (depending on which video you selected you might wish to discuss social networks, gaming, technology taking over basic tasks for you, studying with technology, etc.)

Then write your personal reflection. Make sure to start by giving a short description of what the issue(s) your video discusses. Discuss whether you agree or disagree with the point of view of the presenter. Why? Include some personal thoughts on the issue and how it relates to you and what role technology plays in your life.

Does Technology Change Kids' Brains?

Should Kids Play Violent Video Games?

Cory Doctorow on Kids and the Impact of Technology

Is Technology Dumbing Down Kids?

How should Schools be using Technology in the Classroom?

How will Technology Change the Future of Learning?

Mark Surman on Kids and Digital Literacy