New and Emerging Technologies
Describe how society is being affected today by various new and emerging technologies (e.g., electronic messaging, Global Positioning System [GPS], smart phones, wireless access, hybrid vehicles, nanotechnology, biotechnology, alternative energy such as solar or wind power, mapping systems such as google maps)
Choose one of the terms above, or select your own (check here for more ideas) and produce a short graphical write up (include text and pictures) that lists the following information:
Description of the technology (what is it and what does it do)
Short history or timeline of the technology
Use of the technology (who uses it for what)
Innovators – who is in the lead at developing this technology
Impacts – how is this technology affecting the world around us
Future – What is seen as the future of this technology – where is it going?
Create the document in whatever format you’d like, make sure you email it to me when complete. Use the k12 email (email@example.com) to submit.
These assignments are meant to have you do some research into technology and technological change. Although they may not see directly related to the hands-on part of our course, they are curriculum requirements that we need to cover – these assignments will be graded and count as part of your final mark.
If you finish this, check this out:
The Eyeball Game: http://woodgears.ca/eyeball/
and this: http://www.wallaceandgromit.com/games/wallaces_workshop/
and this: http://puzzling.caret.cam.ac.uk/game.php?game=roller