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Students will learn about new and developing technologies. In a Microsoft Word document, students will write a two page essay explaining three new and developing technologies that they have researched on the Internet. A minimum of three sources must be cited and the essay will be formatted in MLA style.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to:
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Student/Teacher Handouts Attached
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet Access, Word Processing Software, Teacher Demonstrations with Interactive White Board.
This lesson should follow a discussion about new and developing technologies such as Google Glass, 3-D Printers or the Amazon Drones. Students should know how to read, comprehend, and write information in their own words without plagiarizing. Teachers should emphasize that students are not allowed to copy and paste information from the Internet. Please see the attachment for the (EssayWriting), (MLAFormatSheet), and (BibliographyCardsMicrosoftWord).
Step 1: Motivation & Intro.
Begin the lesson by discussing new and upcoming technologies. This discussion can also include past innovative technologies, such as the smart phone, smart TV, iPad, digital photography, etc. Discuss how these new technologies have impacted our lives.
Step 2: Teaching Learning Activities
Formative Assessment: List at least three new innovative technologies using the EssayWriting Worksheet.
Summative Assessment: Write a two-page essay on emerging technologies in MLA with a Works Cited page and a minimum of three references.
This lesson can be used in collaboration with the English teacher; the technology teacher will grade the formatting of the essay and the English teacher will grade the content of the essay.
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