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Research Project: Technology, Ethics, and Security

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In this lesson, students research technology risks and dangers, explore solutions, and create a report to communicate their findings.

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This lesson uses videos to teach critical life and technology skills through a self-guided research project. Students research technology risks and dangers, explore solutions, and create a report to communicate their findings. 

By the end of these lessons, students will be able to:

  • Explore all sides of the topic they choose related to technology, ethics, and security
  • Explain technology’s risks and dangers, and consider solutions to keep users safe
  • Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
  • Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences
  • 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
  • Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment
  • Monitor information-seeking processes for effectiveness, and adapt as necessary

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