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Unit One Technology And You


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Key terms for kids to know, a little computer history and great discussion topics.

Key terms for kids to know, a little computer history and great discussion topics.

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  • 1. Technology in Our Lives
  • 2. Key Terms
    • Technology
      • The use of science to solve problems
    • Microprocessor
      • The “brain” of a computerized device also called the microchip
    • Telecommute
      • To work from home or another location with the help of technology
    • Ethics
      • The principles and standards we use to decide how to act
  • 3. Technology Thru Time
    • Ancient people who used sundials and created calendars to keep track of time were technological experts of their time.
    • Technology has become such an essential part of our daily lives that when computers are not working, it can become more difficult to do everyday tasks.
  • 4. Technology and You
    • In what ways do you use technology
      • Examples: computers, cell phones, calculators, mp3 players, microwave, television
    • This technology uses a microprocessor to receive and carry out your instructions
    • How would your life be different without technology?
  • 5. Changing Times “The Information Age”
    • Technology is always changing and it is important to keep up with the changing world.
    • The more confident you are with technology, the more productive you will be at home, school and work.
  • 6. Technology at School
    • How do we use technology at school?
    • Educators have learned that computers can make education more effective and exciting for students.
    • Students can use computers to take classes without even going to class…”e-learning”, “distance learning”
  • 7. How is Technology Used at Work?
    • Some people do not even have to go into the office to work anymore. They can telecommute .
      • Sales people can track sales and place orders.
      • Businesses use databases to track products, workers, and customers.
      • Schools use online grading systems to communicate with students and parents.
  • 8. Tech Check
    • What are 3 good reasons to learn about technology?
    • If you leave middle school and high school with very few computer skills, what problems might you face in the future?
  • 9. Responsible Use
    • People generally assume that other people will act toward them in an ethical manner.
      • In our culture, telling the truth is ethical, but lying is unethical.
    • How can you use computers ethically?
  • 10. Computer Use Guidelines
    • Respect school property
    • Respect the privacy of others
      • Do not open any files of others
    • Be honest
      • Use the tech to do your own work and not copy material from others
    • Pay your fair share
      • You might hear about ways to get commercial software or music for free, but this is usually illegal
  • 11. Tech Fact
    • In 1976, 21-year-old Steve Jobs started building computers in his parents’ garage with his partner Steve Wozniak. This was the birth of the Apple Computer, which now sells millions of computers every year.
  • 12. Risks of Using a Computer
    • Computers give you access to the world and the world access to your computer too.
      • Virus -a program intentionally designed to cause annoyance or damage to a computer
      • Hacker -a person who gains access to other people’s computers
      • Dishonest people- those who may want to cause harm by giving false or illegal information
  • 13. Tech Check
    • Why are ethics important?
    • Why should you be careful about the information you send or receive over the internet?
  • 14. Assignment
    • Interview an adult and ask them what they believe were the 3 most important inventions of their life and why.
    • Ask them to give you 1 idea for an important invention in the future and why they think this will be helpful to all people.