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M4 Computing - Week 2

  1. 1. Technology in Society M4 Computing – Lesson 2
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Today we are going to look at the difference technology has made to all of our lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the difference technology has made to the fields of medicine, travel, military, education, communication and entertainment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Technology? <ul><li>Being able to use tools and crafts to improve how we control and adapt with our natural or man-made environment. </li></ul><ul><li>In human society today, technology is a result of science and engineering . </li></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>Technology has been around as long as the human race. From early spears used for hunting to the use of fire as a source of energy. </li></ul><ul><li>The wheel was an early technological breakthrough, allowing human kind to travel and transport goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the last few thousand years humans discovered they could use metal and wood to improve their standard of life. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Modern History <ul><li>In more modern times we have created more usable and complex technology such as the clock, the engine, the electric motor, the radio and the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the difference in today's society, due to massive advances in technology, as recent as 50 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>We will now look in detail at some of those advances. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Medicine <ul><li>Scientific research has been greatly improved by the use of the technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Data can be analysed more accurately and faster, allowing for improved medical care. </li></ul><ul><li>Patients can be treated quickly and expertly. </li></ul><ul><li>Important technology in the medical field: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyhole surgery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain scanning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online education about health and safety for people in poorer countries. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Keyhole Surgery
  8. 8. Travel <ul><li>Technology has enabled people to be able to visit places in the World they had never previously been able to visit. </li></ul><ul><li>To travel across the world 200 years ago would have taken months rather than hours, as it does today. </li></ul><ul><li>Cars and motorbikes are now affordable thanks to advances in technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Bus, train and air travel is getting cheaper and cheaper. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Military <ul><li>Weapons and technology used for monitoring or spying on people has changed the face of war. </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear technology and satellites are 2 of the major differences. </li></ul><ul><li>We can monitor (spy on) the whole world from a few satellites in space. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all technology has benefited human kind. Modern weapons are now capable of killing millions of people in one go. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Education <ul><li>Computers have helped make education more interesting and easier for students. </li></ul><ul><li>Research can be carried out in minutes thanks to computers and the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can learn about different cultures, share experiences and take virtual tours of places far away. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can now study at home, using email, web pages and online education courses. Vital for countries with poor educational services. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Entertainment <ul><li>50 years ago there was no Nintendo, no Play Station, no X Box and no internet. What did students do after school? </li></ul><ul><li>Think of the time we spend today on our mobile phones, text messaging or chatting on the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>DVD players, Satellite and Cable TV and mp3 music players are all very recent technological innovations. </li></ul><ul><li>Karaoke, cinemas and even sporting activities are all more accessible to people in recent years. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Communication <ul><li>We can now communicate with people all over the world in a matter of seconds, just by switching on our PCs and logging onto the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones have made it easier to keep in touch with friends, family and people we work with. </li></ul><ul><li>With the latest mobile phones we can log onto the internet, send emails and even have video chat! </li></ul><ul><li>Even as little ago as 30 years communication to overseas countries was limited to writing letters. Today this is known as snail mail! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Today's Task <ul><li>Your task today is to work in groups of 3 students and complete a Power Point presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>I want you to select an example of technology that in your opinion has changed the way we live today. </li></ul><ul><li>Please tell the rest of the class: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why your chose your subject. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some information about this technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How this technology has helped changed the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What life was like before this technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The future? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Today's Task <ul><ul><li>Examples of technology that have helped shape modern society: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aircraft </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Motor Vehicles </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Today’s Task <ul><li>You will be presenting at the beginning of next lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation will count towards your pre-mid term mark. </li></ul><ul><li>I want to see every member of each group speaking. </li></ul><ul><li>I want to see your own work, not information cut ‘n’ paste from the web! </li></ul><ul><li>Finally – you must upload your slideshow to the webpage. </li></ul>

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