Debate about technology
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Maria and Elya did it in their class and it worked well.
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
1) brainstorming: what does technology make you think of?
2) reading of an article from “ Le monde” about the dangers of technology (files kept everywhere, idea that we are watched…) each group of 2 had one section of the article dealing with one specific device or system, or danger.
3) answering questions I gave them/ debate
How did students react?
It was fun when we talked about how we are addicted to technology. Some of the students asserted that they could live without it while others were like “NEVER!”
Also, that class was specifically noisy in terms of phone ringing.
They agreed on the fact that technology in itself is not dangerous but it’s the misuse of it that is dangerous.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?