1. Topic-
Technology Today
2. Content-
Technology in everyday life
Human error
Environmental issues due to technology
Global community (communication/information networks)
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. TLW be able to generate and organize a list of technology used today (home/school).
2. TLW be able to discuss and summarize what our world would be like without technology.
3. TLW give examples of human error when using technology.
4. TLW describe examples of how technology has created a global community.
5. TLW will produce unique activities to aid us and participating in the global community.
4. Objectives-
1. RSU 18 STP 1- Students will understand the role of technology as it applies to self education and society:
*A: Recognize the potential for human error when using technology
*B: Identify how technological developments influence one's life
*C: Examine the environmental issues related to the use of technology
*D: Describe, using examples, how communication and information networks create a global community
5. Materials and Aids-
Promethean Board or Projector
Computer cart
Word Processor (preferably Pages)
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. What is technology? What kinds of technologies do we use at school/home? (pair up using pages to create lists of technologies at school and home)
2. What would the world be like without technology? (With your partner write a paragraph about what you imagine the world would be like without technology, create a collage as a visual representation of this)
(Day 1-maybe 2)

B. Development-

1. Give examples of ways that technology doesn't work because humans make mistakes.
2. Name some environmental issues that are caused by technology.
3. How has technology created a global community.

C. Practice-

Type a long web address in the browser, if you don't type it correctly the website wont work.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Create collage or slide show to show technologies impact on the environment.
2. Brainstorm ideas/activities that we can do to connect with the world around us.
(Day 2- 3)

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Pages cheat sheet
Picture gathering cheat sheet

F. Checking for understanding-

Formal and informal discussions
7. Evaluation-
1. Collages
2. Lists
3. Global community ideas

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