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Technology of the ancient world lesson plans can open students' eyes to the influence of early innovations.
Online technologies can foster increased reading comprehension and motivate learning.
Students explore agriculture by conducting a technology conversation in class. In this food system lesson, students identify the path of food from farm to plate and view a virtual farm on the Internet. Students complete a farming technology worksheet with classmates.
Students list comparisons between technology and nature. Then they create superheroes with special animal characteristics and describe how ordinary persons might replicate the changes with technology.
Students complete a research project.  In this technology lesson plan, students discuss the term technology and when technology began.  Students work in groups to brainstorm a list of the top ten technological advances in history.  Students research their technological advances and make a timeline.
Today's blog topic is robotic limb replacement for amputees. Upper graders read the related article and argument, then compose a blog response that addresses the questions provided. This is a great way to get kids thinking about ethics, society, and technology. Note: Many of the blog responses are full of spelling and grammar errors. Have your class write with conviction, thoughtfulness, and proper punctuation. 
Students research the types of technology and weapons used in World War I. They form groups representing countries and simulate an arms auction each bidding for the weapons of their choice. They compare their research to the auction outcome.
Students examine various external effects on a business from a technological and social attitudes perspective. They apply business concepts to a business problem.
Tips for teachers and students as they navigate the new world of computer-based standardized assessments.
Discuss how technology is used to communicate information regarding earthquakes and tsunamis by having students develop their own public safety announcement for hazard mitigation purposes. They will go through the scientific method to develop their presentation in order to show how technology can be used to address problems. Great small group project!
At the Freemont High School Library, you will find the skilled library technology teacher, Ms. Backarma. She welcomes into the library and walks us through her position.
Technology start-ups are growing every day in Silicon Valley and all around the country. The President of a start-up talks about his products, daily routines, education, and passion in the start-up world.
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that though the publisher lists national education standards met as early as third grade, this lesson would be above the heads of most third graders. Use it with a middle school STEM lesson.
Imagine injecting tiny robots into your blood to help fight disease. According to Daniel Kraft, that's just one of many exciting new medical technologies coming our way in the not-so-distant future. The key to these amazing innovations is the exponential rate at which technologies are becoming faster, smaller, cheaper, and overall better. Use this video to introduce an engineering design project related to the field of medicine, or to explain the concept of exponential growth to your math class. Note that STD testing and colonoscopy technologies are referenced, so be sure the content is appropriate for your students.
Fourth graders investigate how technology effected the American Indian tribes of Ohio. In this Native peoples research lesson, 4th graders work in groups to determine how technology helped extend the tribes abilities and spread their cultural beliefs. They complete a pre-test, participate in research, and take a post-assessment.
Power generation and energy usage are the focus of a lesson on technology tradeoffs. Class members consider the positive and negative effects of such energy sources as diesel fuel and gasoline, and after considering the tradeoffs, take a stance on which they would choose and why. Attachments, rubrics, extensions and a bibliography are included.
Students identify positive and negative impacts of technology. In this technological advancements lesson plan, students consider how toxic pollution affects the Earth and its inhabitants. Students participate in 3 activities that allow them to investigate the perils of technology.
Students explore the difference between science and technology. In this technology lesson students discover the role of science and technology in our world and how it helps us live a healthier, safer life. Students build charts and compare science and technology.
Students take a closer look at communication tools. In this current events instructional activity, students watch a PBS news video about broadband technology and its impact on the lives of its users. Students analyze the Federal Communications Commission plan for digital technology and give presentations to their classmates.
Second graders explain how society influences the type of technology developed. In this science lesson, 2nd graders research about a topic they chose from the given list. They develop a creative presentation about it such as a play, poster or a class activity.