Technology and Inventions Project

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Technology—what exactly is it? Find out with a project designed to inspire the inner inventor in us all. The activity begins with a captivating podcast and a search of multiple websites that display different inventions and technology, then challenges scholars to create and share a 15-slide presentation highlighting different inventions.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Display a collection of technologies to add context to the activity's objective 
  • Assign applicable links for homework prior to assigning the presentation 
  • Periodically check in with class members to assess progress, provide extra support when needed 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires time on a computer or mobile learning device—schedule time in the computer lab or library if needed   
  • Browse the "As Seen on TV" site prior to assigning the link to be sure inappropriate content is not visible 
  • Provides detailed directions and an example rubric
  • Offers extra credit points 
  • Rubric does not print separately