As a class, discuss the following themes and concepts from Instant.
Match up the term to it's definition:
A. The knowledge, skills and behaviors used in a broad range of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs.
B. The network or internet equivalent to the real identity of a person or entity when used for identification in connections or transactions.
C. Often referred to as "going viral", it refers to the sharing of something, often a video or website link, via email or social media outlets.
D. The use of cell phones, instant messaging, email, chat rooms or social networking sites to harass threaten or intimidate someone.
E. A pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power or control over another person in the home. It can be physical, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of action that influence another person.
F. The way you think about or understand someone or something.
G. A performance of oneself rather than the self itself.
H. The ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms.
I. Computer-mediated technologies that allow indviduals, companies, NGOs, governments, and other organizations to view, create and share information, ideas and other forms of expression via virtual communities.
J. Behavior exhibited by parents that is perceived by their children as indicating high, unlikely or possibly even unatainable expectations.
Discuss these tems and their definitions in groups.
Some questions to help the discussion get started:
In groups pick one of the themes/concept and do some research/discuss one how this theme/concept can either be positive or negative (for example: online fame can see someone become famous for an actual talent and can also see someone become famous for an embarrassing action). Use reputable sources or personal knowledge of how someone can realistically turn the theme/concept from a negative to a positive.