Year Group/s: Year 3 – 6

Screen Watch: Screen Time Recording Activity

Created By: Kim Maslin, Digital Technologies Educator

Date Published: 14 January 2019

About this Resource

This data recording activity is a practical activity that helps students reflect on the amount of screen time they are consuming, while also teaching them how to collect, analyse and represent data.

This is an important lesson for young students who are increasingly spending time in front of screens!

Students are asked to record their screen time usage over a one-week period, before displaying this in graph form and discussing their findings.


  • Suggested lesson plan
  • Data collection sheet: Option 2 (how much time you spend on different types of devices)
  • Data collection sheet: Option 2 (how much time you spend doing different activities in front of a screen)


Australian Curriculum Links

Digital Technologies (Year 3-4)

  • Recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented in different ways (ACTDIK008)
  • Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems (ACTDIP009)

Numeracy (Year 3)

  • Identify questions or issues for categorical variables. Identify data sources and plan methods of data collection and recording (ACMSP068)
  • Collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMSP069)
  • Interpret and compare data displays (ACMSP070)