ALEX Learning Activity

  

Careers That Use Technology

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: elisa harris
System:Hartselle City
School:Hartselle City Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1959
Title:
Careers That Use Technology
Digital Tool/Resource:
Googe Keep
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

Google Keep is a note-taking tool within the Google apps where you can record a link to a web page,  an image, or a quote that you want to save for later. This tool can be used to collect website links when conducting research and notes from the research may be added.

Google Scholar is a search engine for locating research-based journal articles. Students will conduct Google searches for information related to careers that include technology.  Links to websites along with notes for research will be curated in Google Keep.

This activity was created as a result of the DCLS Resource Development Summit.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • locate and curate information from digital sources to answer given research questions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • curate
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to find valid sources to answer a given research topic.
  • how to cite sources.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • locate valid digital resources to answer given research questions.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a great deal of information is available.
  • it is important to validate information and to cite the source of information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
22) Research the impact of computing technology on possible career pathways.

Examples: Government, business, medicine, entertainment, education, transportation.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • research the impacts of computing technologies on possible career paths.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • computing technology
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • computing technology can impact careers both positively and negatively.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • recognize that changes in technology will affect future career opportunities (examples: taxi cabs vs. ride sharing; self-driving vehicles vs. over
  • the
  • road trucking; change in space needed at colleges as students transition to online courses).
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • being mindful of changes in technology can make one aware of potential changes in future industry.
Learning Objectives:

The students will use Google Scholar to locate research-based journal articles and Google searches for other information regarding future manufacturing careers that involve technology.  

The students will record website links resulting from their searches on Google Scholar and Google into a Google Keep list. 

The students will also copy and paste useful information/quotes from articles discovered in their research.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
Before/Engage
Activity:

Students will use technology tools to begin researching for a class presentation on manufacturing careers that use technology.  

Students will search for information using the Google Scholar tool. Students will gather information (at least five resources) which will be used in a later assignment where they create a page on a classroom Google Site on the topic of a manufacturing career that uses technology.

Students will record the link to the resource and copy and paste notes into a Google Keep list, which serves as a note card and bibliography card for the upcoming project. This list will be accessed by the students in a later assignment where they create their webpage.

Assessment Strategies:

Assessment of this activity will occur when students share their Google Keep lists with the teacher.

Students will meet the reference criteria (a minimum of five sources).

 


Advanced Preparation:

The teacher will need to create the class web page assignment on careers.

The teacher will need to explain some basic features of Google Keep to students.

Rubric for information to be included in the webpage project will be provided.

Variation Tips (optional):
 
Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: