Year Group/s: Year 3-6

Switch the Screen

Created By: Kim Maslin, Digital Technologies Educator

Date Published: 14 January 2019

Activity Overview

It’s one thing to say, “use the screen less” but for some kids, it’s then hard to decide, “well, what do I do instead?” This activity provides an opportunity for students to think of, and commit to, switching their screen time for other non-screen activities. After completing a brainstorm as a class or with partners, students write out activities they’d enjoy doing that doing involve any screen time. They also think of two ways they could use the screen that is constructive (for example, showing their parents how to use Minecraft, or making a home movie).

This activity can follow on from the Screen Watch activity, which students use to monitor how much screen time they are using in one week.