Wake-up call: the true cost of our electronic gadgets

Session 4

We looked at these images, and discussed what we could see in them.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/cool-it/Campaign-analysis/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics/

 

We then used the 2012 Greenpeace guide to greener electronics to learn about the most and least green electronic industries (http://tinyurl.com/7lhr2j4).

 

7 Rs

 

and finally read about the 7Rs, ways in which we can be better consumers.

 

 

 

Session 5

In the final section I asked students to respond first in writing and then as speaking activity to the questions:

What did you use to think about electronic gadgets before these lessons?

What do you think now?

Some of the ideas shared:

Acknowledgements

“Wake-up call”: concept The Gaia Foundation, animation and visuals Steve Cutts

The 9 screenshots sequencing activity used with the video is adapted from two activities (Ordering the actions & Six-screenshot story) inKieran Donaghy’s book Film in Action: Teaching language using moving images (Delta Publishing).

The images shown in session 4 are from Marcus Bleasdale’s project “The Price of Precious” and Andrew McConnell’s project “Rubbish Dump 2.0“.

 

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