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These topics will provide students with a range of technology topics as they begin the process of writing their five paragraph essays.
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Privacy vs Security- Which is Better?

   

Some parents are taking strong measures to make sure that their kids are following the rules of the road by monitoring their driving mistakes and blocking their texts and cell phone calls while they drive.

 

Open Response Question: Using evidence from the text, give three examples of how a DrivCam is/is not infringing on a young driver's right to operate a car safely. Support your answer by using details from the article.

Facebook: Friend or Foe

 

" 47% of American adults used social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Classmates.com in 2011, up from 26% in 2008. On sites such as these, users can develop biographical profiles, communicate with friends and strangers, do research, and share thoughts, photos, music, links, and more. "  (ProCon.org)

 

Open Response Question: Using direct evidence from the text, give three examples of the benefits of using social media sites to communicate information to family and friends online. Support your response with details from the text. OR

Using direct evidence from the text, give three examples of the negative aspects of using social media sites to communicate information to family and friends online. Support your response with details from the text.

 

Drone Patrol- Monitoring Crops and Cows

 

Farmers are taking advantage of the lastest in military technology and are using drones to monitor their crops from the skies. These unmanned aerial vehicles are perfect for farms in  rural areas where "privacy and security are less of a concern than in cities."

 

Open Response Question: Using evidence from the text, give three examples of how drones have been a benefit to farmers. Give specific details from the article to support your answer.

Angry Birds or Angry Spies?

 

New government evidence suggests that spy agencies like the National Security Agency can collect personal information from smartphones across the globe. They are able to gather this information when people play games like Angry Birds or use apps like Google Maps on their phones.

 

Open Response Question: Using specific evidence from the text to support your answer, give three examples of how collecting information from smartphones could be a benefit to American citizens. OR

Using specific evidence from the text to support your answer, give three examples of how collecting information from smartphones could be dangerous to American citizens.

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