Module Mindfulness & Technology
After doing some research regarding teens and using technology/social
media/texting/etc I came up with a mindfulness survey for students to
complete hoping it would give them some awareness of how these issues
affect their well-being. I also had them watch some videos regarding
Mindfulness & Technology Survey.
Class discussion What was the first thing you do in the morning and
what is the last thing you did before going to bed? Does it involve
technology? If so you are like most teenagers around the world.
1. Complete the Mindfulness and Technology Survey.
2. Take the Digital Distraction Test Write a short document to share how you scored and why you received this score. Turn in the document to share with Mrs. Schewe in Google Classroom.
3. Watch the video Mindfulness & Technology: Do They Mix?
4. Watch the video Is Technology As Dangerous As Drug & Alcohol Addiction For Teens?
5. Watch the video Technology, Teens, and Taking Responsibility.
Results to Mindfulness & Technology Survey:
What Worked/Didn’t Work:
In the first class, I gave them the Mindfulness & Technology Survey at the end of the module. I changed it to the first thing they did in the module. It seemed after they had viewed the video content it might have influenced their survey choices.
Moments of Personal Enlightenment:
When I have lunch duty I notice all the high school students I am monitoring are on their phones about 85% of the time they are in the cafeteria - some while they are in line to get their tray they are on their phone, even when they are eating they are on their phone, and the only time I see the majority of them socializing the “old way” was when they were talking to one another walking to their class after the end of lunch bell rang.
Now that my husband and I have gone back to a restaurant a
few times I am mindful of different people at tables. Such as a
couple at one table were on their smartphones the whole
time during their lunch except when they ordered and ate;
another table three people socializing, one on an iPad, and
one on a smartphone except then they were eating; table of an
elderly woman and what appeared to be Apa daughter - the
elderly lady was visiting on a phone the whole time other than
when she was eating and not visiting with the other lady at her table
except when they ate. Then I left my phone in my purse but then
I did peek at my Apple Watch when I felt it vibrate that I had a text.
So I am just as guilty as others addicted to technology.
Iowa Teaching Standards:
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand the underlying
structure and application of technology systems.
* Utilize technology for everyday use and understand
how technology systems can be
Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand the legal
and ethical issues of technology as related to individuals,
cultures, and societies.
* Use technology efficiently and in a manner that
does not harm them or others.