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This lesson uses videos to teach critical life and technology skills through a self-guided research project. Students research a topic related to technology access and create a report to communicate their findings.
By the end of these lessons, students should be able to:
- Apply the technology skills learned in previous lessons while using these technology practices: ethics, analysis, collaboration, research, creativity, connections, communication, and computational thinking.
- Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing theories, and pursuing answers and solutions
- Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information
- Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry
- Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding
- Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating answers beyond collection of superficial facts
- Evaluate information for accuracy, validity, and suitability
- Choose appropriate tools to analyze and organize information
- Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment
- Monitor information-seeking processes for effectiveness, and adapt as necessary
- Demonstrate leadership and confidence by presenting ideas in both formal and informal settings