Device Free Dinner

  • Večeře bez mobilu
  • 2017
  • 1 min.
  • titulky
  • 13—18 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  1. To warn against an unhealthy relationship with technologies
  2. To value face to face communication and family time
  3. To be able to reduce the time when we use digital technologies

Family dinner - an important time to build relationships with our relatives. However, the traditional institution of family has been changed because of the influence of technologies. In this funny TV commercial, we can witness comical ways in which devices manipulate and distract us, diverting attention from meaningful conversations to emails with colleagues. The #DeviceFreeDinner attempts to point out that technologies around us are stealing more and more of our attention during family time.

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Recommended age group

13—18 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Výuka angličtiny / English

Teaching materials

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Is Your Phone Use Harmful?

Activity / B1 + / 90 min

Students will:

  • Become more aware of risks connected with smartphone use
  • Develop strategies that help break harmful habits related to smartphone use 

Online vs Offline

Activity / B1 + / 45 min

Students will: 

  • Practise reading comprehension and speaking 
  • Think about the amount of time they spend online
  • Become better aware of the consequences of phone addiction

Family time

Activity / A2+ / 45 min

Students will: 

  • Revise family members vocabulary
  • Practise describing a picture
  • Think about the importance of time spent with family 

Questions and answers

Informational texts

  • Smartphone addiction and excessive use
  • Digital hygiene
  • Schools' authority on phone bans
  • Generational phone use gap

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Informational texts

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  • Basic methods of reflection
  • From reflection to discussion

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

  • instruktážní film
  • rady a doporučení
  • manuál
  • obecné aktivity

Teaching with documentaries: Methodological handbook

Handbook containing a collection of comprehensive activities designed for teaching with documentaries, along with the OWIS theoretical framework for English lessons.

English activities for teaching with documentaries

Informational texts

A set of activities generally applicable to working with film in English classes

Accompanying and recommended materials

It’s not you. Phones are designed to be addicting.

A YouTube video about how phones and apps are designed.

Addiction infographic

A picture portraying the data about phone (device) addiction.

Why Device-Free Dinners Are a Healthy Choice

A short article about eating without devices.

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