Students will examine the essential question, “What recent changes have taken place in technology we use every day?” They will discuss the kinds of technology they use currently and research information about the history and development of one of those forms. Students will use a list of suggestions to guide their research about the chosen kind of technology. They will then organize their information and use technology to create a class presentation in which the other students will note the important aspects of that technology development and write a question about it.
The Library Activity begins on page 19. The Collaborative Teacher Activity is on page 23. Extension Activities (sample)
1. Have the students read further about the inventor of their technology and write a short summary of that information.
2. Create a visual using information from their own timeline to show the important facts in another way. This can include charts, graphs, diagrams, or pictures presenting the information. Share them with the class.
3. After reading the book, have the students write a short description of the main idea of the book. Use the phrase, “I am a technology specialist. I know that _________.”