This learning activity is designed to engage students in the critical examination of the environmental impacts of their personal electronic devices. Through this activity, students will apply ecomedia literacy to understand the complex interconnections between digital technology and environmental sustainability. The goal is to foster a deeper awareness of how personal gadgets contribute to environmental challenges and to encourage more responsible use and disposal of technology. This activity underscores the importance of considering the ecological footprint of our digital lives within the broader context of ecomedia literacy.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the environmental impacts of personal gadgets, including resource extraction, energy consumption, and waste generation.
  • Apply ecomedia literacy to analyze the ecological footprint of personal electronic devices.
  • Critically evaluate the life cycle of personal gadgets from production to disposal.
  • Formulate strategies for minimizing the environmental impact of personal technology use.