My third idea would be a column on the pros and cons of technology. Pros would include easier access to education (especially in poorer areas) , increased communication among long distance friends, unlimited sources, difficulty to hide corruption, and more easels for creativity. Cons would include less human interaction leading to worse social skills, little privacy, pressure to constantly produce, cyber bullying, and originality/copyright issues. My original idea for this was a broadcast, but I figured it would be more of an artistic film rather than a journalistic film. Sources could be early child development psychologists and just regular students/parents.
If I went the artistic style:
– clip of person texting missing:
the opportunity to help an injured person
a great part of the concert
walk off home run
a conversation with their grandpa
– clip of something to show cyberbullying
– clip of a group of friends sitting around texting
-clip of a person admiring the beauty of the mountains peacefully next to a person obnoxiously taking a picture
-clip of student scrolling through twitter on their ipad during class
– clip of army dad skyping family
– clip of technology in the classroom helping creativity through presentations
– clip of slideshow of pictures / people crying while watching it
– clip of baby learning new words on an ipad
– clip of person reading off the kindle on the beach
If I went the broadcasting style:
Questions to ask students/teachers/parents
– Do you think technology is helping or hindering our society?
-If you could bring Steve Jobs back to life, would you?
-What type of technology hurts us?
– What’s your favorite technology in matters of education?
-Do you think tablets have a place in the classroom?
-Are you going to/ Do you already put limits on your kids for their time per day with technology?