Administering the Survey
- Grade Level: Junior High, Middle School
- Subject Area: Language Arts
Students administer the Media Violence Survey to family and friends locally, and to students in remote locations.
- Administer a survey to friends and family locally, and to students in remote locations.
- Work cooperatively in groups to compile survey results and draw conclusions from them.
Materials and Resources
In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer (PC or Macintosh) with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as software (operating system, TCP/IP software, networking or dial-up software, e-mail and a World Wide Web client program, preferably Netscape, but perhaps Mosaic or Lynx). In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.
- Special hardware requirements: QuickTake or other digital camera (optional).
- Special software requirements: Eudora or other e-mail software package.
- Internet access: High-speed (greater than 1 MBPS via network).
- Have student discussion groups get together to select 10 survey questions that will make up the Media Violence Survey.
- Have students survey their friends and families, and have them post the questions to the Global School Network (see Internet Resources below) in the CU-SeeMe Project Archive with a request that schools who have CU-SeeMe capabilities answer the survey questions and respond via e-mail within two weeks.
- Have student discussion groups compile the answers that come back from the survey participants.
- Have student discussion groups draw conclusions from the data they collect. Does violence in the media really affect teenagers? If so, how?
- While students are working, take pictures of them with the QuickTake camera (optional).
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