Grade 10

Risk Check for New Tech

What privacy risks do new technologies present, and how do we decide if they're worth it?
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New tech, like location services and smart devices, helps make our lives easier and opens opportunities that didn't exist before. But these innovations also come with a cost -- especially to our privacy. Help students consider the benefits and drawbacks of these new technologies -- and decide whether they're ultimately worth it.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify important benefits and privacy risks that new technologies present.
  • Decide whether or not the benefits of new technologies outweigh their privacy risks.
  • Create a compelling video that argues for or against using a new technology.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 50 mins.
Consider:
The Privacy Line
15 mins.
Explore:
Check the Tech
20 mins.
Create:
Smarter Home?
15 mins.

What You'll Need

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Student Handout: Check the Tech Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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