Magazine article Children's Technology and Engineering

Technology and Society

Magazine article Children's Technology and Engineering

Technology and Society

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Welcome back CTE journal readers! We are well on our way through half of the school year and half of our endeavor to learn more about the Standards for Technological Literacy content standards. Our first journal theme was about the Nature of Technology. We discussed the importance of learning how technology impacts our daily lives. Elementary-age students should be exposed to this kind of thinking so they can continue to understand technology and develop technological literacy.

For this CTE issue, we will focus on "Technology and Society." This is another important strand of the STL technological literacy standards. Think of technology and society as a balance:

   Although we have developed lifesaving treatments for diseases that
   maybe a century ago would have claimed a life, what is the cost of
   that drug or treatment to society? What is the impact on the
   environment to develop this particular treatment? … 
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