Look into the Future…

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1) Research a new technology. Use one of these websites to get you started:

2) Create a 30 second commercial advertising your technology using Movie Maker or Animotocall me if you want to use Animoto, and I’ll get you a student account.

  • Use one of the 6 advertising techniques.

  • Include a slogan.
  • Collect the URLs of the images you use.

  • Add music!

  • When you finish your commercial, get the instructions from me in order to embed it in your blog.

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3. If we don’t run out of time… blog about the technology.

  • Explain which advertising technique you used for your commercial. How are you trying to sell your product? This needs to be a full paragraph, so give details!
  • When you finish, you need to link the title of the article to the webpage it came from. Watch this video for directions:

 

Samples:

This one is not a commercial, but it shows you what Animoto can do. Remember, ask me to make you a new account if you want this option!!

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1) Research a new technology. Use one of these websites to get you started:

  • Gizmag – Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields
  • iTechFuture – Future technologies, gadgets, devices, green technology and more
  • Wired – Daily technology news
  • ScienceDaily – Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles, seven days a week, the site covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences (medicine, health, brain, plants, animals, earth, climate, energy, computers, math, fossils, ruins)
  • Curiosity.com – From Discovery, resources for science, robotics, space, computing, communications, neuroscience
  • Geek.com – A wide variety of technologies, including gaming, smartphones, smart houses, and tons more!
  • PBS Technology –  News articles about new technologies
  • BBC News/Technology – Technology news- worldwide
  •  Specialized webpages:
  • Green Technologies (cars, solar, wind, etc.) – CNET Green Tech and GreenProgress.com
  • Space Technology – NASA Technology
  • Sports Technology – Popular Mechanics Sports Science 

2) Create a 30 second commercial advertising your technology using iMovie or Animoto .

  • Use one of the 6 advertising techniques.

  • Include a slogan.
  • Collect the URLs of the images you use.

  • Add music!

  • When you finish your commercial, get the instructions from me in order to embed it in your blog.

3. Blog about the technology.

  • Paragraph 1: Summarize the technology (who, what, where, when, why, how). Include the title of the article you read in quotation marks. Include the author’s name. (Example: I read the article titled “Drugs shown to stop and even reverse Alzheimer’s in mice” by Ben Coxworth.)

  • Paragraph 2: Explain which advertising technique you used for your commercial. How are you trying to sell your product? This needs to be a full paragraph, so give details!
  • When you finish, you need to link the title of the article to the webpage it came from. Watch this video for directions:

  • Add any URL links to the images you used. (If they all came from one website, just use one link.)

 

 

 

Your final project…

Research a new technology.

        >Blog about the technology (3 choices below).

        >Create a commercial about your technology using iMovie or Animoto . When you finish your commercial, get the instructions from me in order to embed it in your blog.

Steps to complete this final project:

1) Decide on your article.

2) Complete a Fishbone diagram–get the paper from me to assist you with it.

You may choose to create your commercial first or write in your blog first. BOTH are due by FRIDAY!!

BLOG POST DIRECTIONS

Write a 2 paragraph blog post about your technology.

a) Write your first paragraph summary explaining the technology you chose.

When you finish, you need to link the title of the article to the webpage it came from. Watch this video for directions:
2) Write your second paragraph…Possible topics:

b) Write paragraph 2 about…you choose one of these topics:

    1) How will this technology impact us now?
    2) Envision our future 10 years from now–if we have your technology now, what is possible 10 years from now?
    3) Compare it to another technology and decide which will have more impact.
For all 3, use evidence from your article to support your hypothesis.
  You may use “quotation marks” to quote the article.
  You may paraphrase the article (put a statement into your own words) and write something like: Mr. Martin, the inventor believes that…    or   The article states that…

When you finish, PUBLISH!

These are websites to help you get started. You may also search for what you are interested in.

Websites covering technology in many different fields:

Gizmag – Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields

iTechFuture – Future technologies, gadgets, devices, green technology and more

Wired – Daily technology news

ScienceDaily – Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles, seven days a week, the site covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences (medicine, health, brain, plants, animals, earth, climate, energy, computers, math, fossils, ruins)

Curiosity.com – From Discovery, resources for science, robotics, space, computing, communications, neuroscience

Geek.com – A wide variety of technologies, including gaming, smartphones, smart houses, and tons more!

PBS Technology –  News articles about new technologies

BBC News/Technology – Technology news- worldwide

 Specialized webpages:

Green Technologies (cars, solar, wind, etc.) – CNET Green Tech and GreenProgress.com

Medical Technology Links – ScienceDaily

Space Technology – NASA Technology

Sports Technology – Popular Mechanics Sports Science 

Once you know your topic, narrow it down to one question.

Make sure you put these URLs in your server:

-Your article    -Images you may want to use

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3) Ask me for the directions for the bibliography (we’ll use BibMe.com). This will go at the end of your blog post, underneath your paragraphs.

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Research Project

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Research a new technology.

    Create a graphic that demonstrates your topic.

         Blog about the technology (3 choices below).

Create a commercial about your technology.

using iMovie or Animoto .

1) Decide on your topic.

2) Create a Fireworks graphic to put in your blog post.

Once you finish your Fireworks graphic, you are ready to get the Fishbone graphic organizer from me.

When you finish the Fishbone, show it to me and then…

1) Write your first paragraph explaining the technology you chose. When you finish, you need to link the title of the article to the webpage it came from. Watch this video for directions:
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2) Write your second paragraph.

Possible topics:

* Compare two technologies and decide which will have more impact.
* Research one technology- how will it cause impact now?
* Research one technology– Envision our future 10 years from now.
                   For all 3, use evidence from your research to support your hypothesis.

When you finish, PUBLISH!

3) Ask me for the directions for the bibliography (we’ll use BibMe.com). This will go at the end of your blog post, underneath your paragraphs.

 

 

 


These are websites to help you get started. You may also search for what you are interested in.

Websites covering technology in many different fields:

Gizmag – Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields

iTechFuture – Future technologies, gadgets, devices, green technology and more

Wired – Daily technology news

ScienceDaily – Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles, seven days a week, the site covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences (medicine, health, brain, plants, animals, earth, climate, energy, computers, math, fossils, ruins)

Curiosity.com – From Discovery, resources for science, robotics, space, computing, communications, neuroscience

Geek.com – A wide variety of technologies, including gaming, smartphones, smart houses, and tons more!

PBS Technology –  News articles about new technologies

BBC News/Technology – Technology news- worldwide

 Specialized webpages:

Green Technologies (cars, solar, wind, etc.) – CNET Green Tech and GreenProgress.com

Medical Technology Links – ScienceDaily

Space Technology – NASA Technology

Sports Technology – Popular Mechanics Sports Science 

Future Technologies – Ideas that Could Change the World

Once you know your topic, narrow it down to one question.

Make sure you put these URLs in your server:

-Your article    -Images you may want to use

Create a graphic demonstrating how you narrowed your topic down. Example:


 

Happy New Year! 3 weeks. 4 things to do.

Research a new technology.

Create a graphic showing how you narrowed your topic.

Blog about the technology (3 choices below).

Create an iMovie or Animoto that demonstrates your hypothesis.

Possible topics:

Research a new technology, and explain how you believe it will either change the industry (or our world). Use evidence from your research to support your hypothesis.

Research a new technology, and look to the future. What could this technology lead to in the next 10 years? Envision your future. Use evidence from your research to support your hypothesis.

Compare two similar technologies, and explain which technology you believe will have more impact on its industry or our lives. Use evidence to support your hypothesis.

These are websites to help you get started. You may also search for what you are interested in.

Websites covering technology in many different fields:

Gizmag – Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields

iTechFutureFuture technologies, gadgets, devices, green technology and more

WiredDaily technology news

ScienceDaily – Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles, seven days a week, the site covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences (medicine, health, brain, plants, animals, earth, climate, energy, computers, math, fossils, ruins)

Curiosity.comFrom Discovery, resources for science, robotics, space, computing, communications, neuroscience

Geek.comA wide variety of technologies, including gaming, smartphones, smart houses, and tons more!

PBS Technology –  News articles about new technologies

BBC News/Technology – Technology news- worldwide

 Specialized webpages:

Green Technologies (cars, solar, wind, etc.) – CNET Green Tech and GreenProgress.com

Medical Technology LinksScienceDaily

Space TechnologyNASA Technology

Sports TechnologyPopular Mechanics Sports Science 

Future Technologies – Ideas that Could Change the World

Once you know your topic, narrow it down to one question.

MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE URLs YOU WILL USE INTO YOUR SERVER!!

Create a graphic demonstrating how you narrowed your topic down. Example:

 

Sample paragraph 1:

In medical school, students use cadavers to learn about the body. However, sometimes cadavers are in poor shape, or are missing organs. Last month, students at the New York University School of Medicine tested a virtual body wearing 3D glasses made by Nvidia, which allowed them to explore and operate on a body without using a cadaver. The article, “The Virtual Anatomy, Ready for Dissection,” by Natasha Singer, explains how some doctors are excited about the new 3D technology to supplement the use of cadavers. One doctor said, “It’s like a living digital textbook.”

Sample paragraph 2 for a comparison of your technology to something else:

In my opinion, using the Virtual 3D Body is a great improvement compared to how medical students now learn about the human body. One problem with only using cadavers is that not all bodies are in good shape. One student reported that she had a hard time because her cadaver was  missing its appendix, spleen and right lung. That makes it difficult to complete your education! I believe that the Virtual 3D Body ensures a quality education for our medical students.

Sample paragraph 2 for the technology’s impact now: 

The Virtual 3D Body will revolutionize education of medical students. Soon every medical school will use a combination of cadavers and virtual software. One doctor said, “It’s an amazing blend of one of the oldest medical education techniques and the absolute newest.” There will be less need for cadavers, and students will be better prepared for surgery on a real person since the Virtual 3D body simulates a live person. I believe that the Virtual 3D Body is going to completely change and improve education in medical schools.

Sample paragraph 2 for 10 years in the future:

This Virtual 3D Body technology means exciting developments for our future. The developer calls it “…a Google Earth for the human body.” I wonder if ten years from now, this technology could advance even further. I imagine a time when I go to the doctor and tell him or her that my leg is really bothering me. The doctor would scan my leg, then virtually go in and figure out what is wrong, practicing the surgery and running into unforeseen problems before the real surgery. Then the real surgery would be easy and mistake-free! In my opinion, the Virtual 3D Body is exciting, not only for medical students, but for the future of medicine and surgery.

 

 

Please fund the EETT program!

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Students–schools all over the U.S. are in danger of losing money from the federal government that allows us to upgrade our network, pay for new computers and pay for software. (It’s called EETT.) Bloggers and Tweeters around the country are blogging today on the importance of keeping that money in place so we can continue to offer technology in our schools. Leave a comment describing why you believe technology is important to education.