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This video covers technological advances and communication shifts.


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Technology Critical What Technology Wants



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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

Curriki Review System
July 6, 2011

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource Resources for exploring "What Technology Wants" by Kevin Kelly, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

Sara Thompson
June 2, 2011

This video is a great tool to use in the classroom in discussing SO many topics. From simply how connected we are to technology to comparing our culture to others, the learning object is informative, engaging, and very appropriate to the classroom. I loved how it included statistics about teenagers; this makes the video even more relevant to the secondary social studies classroom. While it is lengthy, the content makes up for the length and would prompt very good discussion after viewing.

Joe Dickens
June 1, 2011

Although I have seen this video, along with other versions of Did you know?, I thought it was especially appropriate as a learning object for this book. A lot of arguments that Kelly makes are embodied in this video in an interesting and captivating, if not mind-blowing, way. The video clearly shows the progress and convergence of technology as well as the potential consequences of technology, both beneficial and detrimental. My only worry about this video is that it moves very quickly. I had a hard time reading the facts before they faded into something new. However, in a classroom a teacher could easily remedy this small problem by pausing at certain parts or even rewinding to make sure that each student understands the material presented. Overall this a great learning object.

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