THEME: Science and Technology
CONTEXT: Effects of Technology on Self and Society
This is a reading I developed this year after my students told me that they wouldn't know what to do without their phones - their phones are like an extension of themselves, which worried me. The article students read is entitled "Cómo la tecnología está distrayendo a los adolescentes" and delves into problems that can arise with over-dependence on technology.
I used this with my Spanish III and Spanish IV students; the questions are written in Spanish and English because when I initially gave it to my students with questions only in Spanish, they were overwhelmed and their affective filters went up (they had not done a lot of reading in their previous Spanish classes). I rewrote the assessment for the next day giving the questions in English, which helped, but next year I will scaffold it better.
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