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Tech Turn-Off 2012 by Mind Map: Tech Turn-Off 2012

1. Pre Turn-Off Survey

1.1. Media & Tech Use for Logging Purposes

1.1.1. How many hours did you spend INTERACTING through media THE WEEK BEFORE THE TURN-OFF? Class 1 Smart Phone: Internet, email, text/messaging, games Computers/Laptops School Work using technology (writing, research, checking grades) Social Media Electronic Entertainment Cell Phone: texting, pics, calling? recording (audio/video) Class 2 Cell Phones Smart Phones/iPods/iPads Gaming Consoles Photos/Videos Recording Web Conferencing/Chatting Email

1.1.2. How many hours did you spend CREATING media THE WEEK BEFORE THE TURN-OFF? Class 1 Garageband Word Sketchup Pages Scratch Text Edit Flash Python AfterEffects Video Editing Photo & Video Capturing/shooting Blogging iMovie Photobooth iPhoto C++ Photoshop XCode (objective C) Google Docs Class 2 making puzzles or online activities Videos Graphic Design Word Processing

1.1.3. How many hours did you spend CONSUMING media THE WEEK BEFORE THE TURN-OFF? Music iPod, iPad, Computer CD iPod Walkman Computer Pandora Radio Record Player CD Stereo All forms of Internet or Satellite Radio TV & Movies iTunes Blockbuster Hulu/Youtube Apple TV Theatre DVDs Netflix Xtranormal Red Box Movie Theater News Online Newpapers Ereaders TV

1.1.4. Technology & Digital Media We're turning off things we zone out during... Plugging in an instrument doesn't count b/c you're actively "playing" something real... Anything with a Screen is OUT Anything that is superflous -- not necessary for education purposes. Electronic media... however books were PRODUCED with modern tech. In School Use Anything that's electric that's used for "recreational" reasons rather than "necessary" reasons. Computer, Tech, Screen, (NOT instrument, typewriter) Reading books isn't using tech, but it's promoting technology. Not getting rid of electricity, but trying to do things "PRODUCTIVE". Devices Computers/Laptops eReaders TVs iPods/Pads Cell Phones Smart Phones

1.2. EXTRA NOTES: Non-Tech Use

1.2.1. How many hours did you spend INTERACTING with unmediated people THE WEEK BEFORE THE TURN-OFF? *

1.2.2. How many hours did you spend with analog media THE WEEK BEFORE THE TURN-OFF?

1.2.3. What are you doing when you're not using technology?

2. Pre Turn-Off Discussion

2.1. Predictions

2.1.1. Record your thoughts on video or write it down...

2.1.2. What will you learn? about self? Class 1 Class 2 about world? Class 1 Class 2

2.1.3. What will you lose? Or miss most? Class 1 Facebook Not texting will be hardest? Losing communication -- different from calling... Class 2 music gaming TV email social networking texting

2.1.4. On what media will you spend the MOST time?

2.2. Why/why not do this?

2.2.1. Class 1 Visual people will lose a lot (more than text lovers) Peer pressure: others will be doing it. Sports or other Real Time Events (you will feel left out) Safety: losing connection to fire dept, police, parents.

2.2.2. Class 2

2.3. Previous experiences Turned-off

2.3.1. Class 1 Natural Disasters Family vacations Low/No Wifi or Phone Service Blackouts Camp with no electricity

2.3.2. Class 2

3. Post Turn-Off Reflections Blog

3.1. Draft in Google Docs

3.2. Post video reflections to Vimeo Account

3.3. Ms. F & Mr. R will approve videos & posts for the website

3.4. In one sentence, describe the role of media & technology in your life.

3.5. Fahrenheit 451 tie-ins

3.6. Optional: Every kid take their one most interesting reflective point, and add it to a group video production. You only have 5 seconds to summarize your point.

4. During the Turn-Off

4.1. Think about unintentional media exposure

4.1.1. How many advertisements do you encounter a day? Even when NOT using technology.

4.1.2. How often are you in front of a screen that you do not choose to turn on?

4.2. Think about connections between our world and that of Fahrenheit 451

4.3. Strategies

4.3.1. Hide media - Prep your environment

4.3.2. unplug Wifi if you HAVE to use it.