For a week write down everything you watch and where you watched it, for example the TV channel you watched or if it was a website like YouTube, or or downloaded video, the internet over a week, what they do on the internet and how they access it (computer, mobile, TV, etc) Try not to view more than you normally would and be honest about the times you write down.
After a week, compare your diary with your group. What did you watch that was the same? Did you watch it at the same time?
- How much of your viewing was 'live' (eg watched at the time it was broadcast)?
- How much was viewed on TV and how much on a computer (or a mobile or ipod etc)?
- How much did you view with other people?
- Were you more likely to watch with other people if you were watching TV?
Extension question 1
If we can skip adverts more easily in programmes, how do TV channels pay for making programmes? Have you seen companies advertise in different ways?
Moving Image and internet free week
Ask the class to then spend a week (five days not the weekend) without social media, the internet or moving images. The pupils should log as a diary again. What did they have to do differently etc? Suggest calling friends rather than texting or instagramming so they really limit everything.