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Invent Apps That Help Others and Build Empathy

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Title:

Invent Apps That Help Others and Build Empathy

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ilnewsh18-sci-ilinvention/invent-apps-that-help-others-and-build-empathy/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

In this interactive lesson, students will discover how new apps are improving the lives of people with a disability or illness and helping to raise empathy. Through original student-produced videos via PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, students will learn about individuals who have overcome challenges and went on to help others. Then, students will use their knowledge of the invention process to design their own app which addresses a problem facing their school or community.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
28) Define assistive technologies and state reasons they may be needed.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • define assistive technologies.
  • state reasons assistive technologies may be needed.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • that people have differing abilities and that technologies exists to aid users in overcoming challenges.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • define 'assistive technology'.
  • explain reasons one may use an assistive technology.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • being different doesn't have to be a difficulty.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
28) Classify types of assistive technologies.

Examples: Hardware, software, stylus, sticky keys.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • select a classification structure and associate assistive technologies into categories in the selected structure.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • assistive technology
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • assistive technologies have been created to assist in many areas of need (auditory, visual, motor, etc.
  • ).
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • distinguish the needs addressed by different assistive technologies.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • assistive technologies have been created to assist in many areas of need (auditory, visual, motor, etc.
  • ).
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
27) Analyze assistive technologies and how they improve the quality of life for users.

Example: Research multiple speech to text technologies and write a persuasive essay in favor of one over another.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • analyze a category of assistive technologies.
  • identify how that category of assistive technologies improve the quality of life for users.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • assistive technology
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • technologies exist to assist users with varying needs.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • research assistive technologies.
  • determine the possible uses of assistive technologies that can improve quality of life for users.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • technologies exist or can be created to help people accomplish tasks they may not otherwise be able.
Tags: app, application, empathy
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Author: Stephanie Carver