Grade 10

Risk Check for New Tech

What privacy risks do new technologies present, and how do we decide if they're worth it?

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.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Identify important benefits and privacy risks that new technologies present.
  • Decide whether or not the benefits of new technologies outweigh their privacy risks.
  • Use the Take a Stand thinking routine to consider both the benefits and the risks of new technologies.
Key Vocabulary: facial recognition
facial recognition:
a type of technology that can use a digital image to  identify a person
Privacy & Security
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards

Lesson Plan

50 mins.

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