Friday, May 12, 2017

Hex 6-8: Digital Health & Wellness


1-What are some possible physical issues that could happen because of technology?

2-Can you think of some "danger zones" at school or at home for physical issues?

Other: temporary blindness, injuries when not paying attention

What can you do about them (to avoid them, to fix them, etc.)?



3-What are some possible psychological problems that could happen because of technology?

Consider:  addiction, isolation, stress, depression, anxiety/social anxiety, sleep disorders, mental issues associated with cyberbullying, etc.

Video: We Need to Talk about Kids and Smartphones


4-What can you do if you or someone you know is exhibiting some of these behaviors?

Video:  Internet Addiction

Site: Warning Signs of Internet Addiction

Addiction Test

Article: Dealing with the Device-Addicted Generation
In the News: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

What are these two images saying?

Activity (if time allows):

1-Choose one of the following images and write several sentences on the meaning of the picture.

Choose an Activity (if time allows):
1- Choose a partner and create a short scene where one person has any digital health and wellness issue and the other person is a friend trying to help them with their issue.  Show a positive way to help them and a negative way.  Act out for the class in a 2-3 minute skit.

2-Find an article or video that talks about physical, psychological, or emotional health and technology.  Write a summary of your article, including the important points (3-5 sentences), in the comment section of this post.  Be sure to include the URL of your article or video.

Possible topics/search terms include:  technology AND addiction, isolation, carpal tunnel, posture, eye strain, lack of exercise, etc.   

3-Write a detailed plan to solve a digital health and wellness issue of someone in your life (you do not need to share names).  Try to have 4-6 steps of things they can do to solve their problem. Ideas:  a plan to help them through addiction or isolation, a map/photos with a change to help with ergonomics, best items to buy to help with carpal tunnel or other ailments, etc.  Be specific!

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