1-Have you ever been annoyed in public by other people on their cell phones or other devices? Give examples. When and/or where can the use of cell phones be considered impolite, inappropriate, or illegal?
2-Should cell phones or other technology be banned in some places? In what places and under what circumstances?
3-When are appropriate and inappropriate times to use cell phones in school? Consider texting, listening to music, answering a call, taking photos/video, social media, etc.
4-How can technology negatively affect your relationships? What would be some good rules to help build relationships?
Example: no cell phones at the dinner table
5-Email and other technological communication is now common in school and the workplace. What are some guidelines (things to do and not do) when writing emails or other workplace communications?
Consider: textspeak, capitalization, spelling, jokes, subject line, closing/greeting, etc.
Video: Word Crimes
Activity (if time allows):
Come up with 5 rules regarding cell phone use in public and post them in the comments section. Be sure to include first names only of your group members.