Survey the students and open a discussion with the following questions:
How often do you use a smart phone?
How many hours in a day would you say you're on your smart phone?
(Calculate estimates with WhatsApp timestamps)
What do you typically use your phone for?
Pre-teach certain vocabulary from the text. Along with the Vocabulary Match from the PDF, there are plenty of vocabulary words to review that will show up on the Kahoot!
To bend (our necks)
To hunch (over)
An unnatural angle
If you've never used Kahoot before:
1. Go here to play the Kahoot! with your students!
2. Have your kids take out their phones or classroom computers and go to Kahoot.it
3. Enter the game ID
4. Create a Name
An Extra Touch
Bring a scale.
Put things on the scale and review numbers and weights.
Choose something in the class or bring something in that weighs 4.5 kg to show how much the head weighs.
Time our how long some students can hold that in an unnatural position.
(Ex. Hold a heavy book out to the side.)
This will give a didactic touch to the article.
Raise the Stakes
Let's face it, sometimes our classes can see a Kahoot lesson as a free class. (Especially teens)
To keep your students honest and giving effort PLUS an extra reward for the winners, give a small assignment to everybody except the top three teams as a prize.
Easter Egg Lessons:
- Learn about some of the dangers of using mobile phones too much
- What else can you find?
Extra Material and Lessons
Have more time.