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Media Balance Is Important - How do we find a happy balance between our online and offline activities?

Learning outcome: Students will know when and why to take breaks from device time. Students will understand how to consider the feelings of people around them, even when engaged in fun online activities. (K.DC.C.1) 1. Listen to the story Blackout, where a busy family, living their separate lives, discovers the wonder of disconnecting from technology, and reconnecting with each other. 2. Tap . 3. Make a list of things you couldn’t do during a blackout. Then make a list of things you could do. 5. Tap on the and explain why it is important to disconnect from technology and connect with others. 6. Listen to your recording. 7. Tap the when you are finished!

1st Grade, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, Digital Citizenship
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Check out all the great resources to teach this topic at Common Sense Education. https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/pause-think-online