FINAL MINI-LESSON: Technology and Human Existence
Driving Question: How is your personal philosophy on happiness/meaning/purpose shaping up in the #21st century with the role technology plays in our lives?
Watch Sherry Turkle's TED Talk: Connected But Alone
During talk, highlight ideas/phrases/words/concepts that stands out to you. Write down at least one question you would like to ask this researcher, or that this talk sparked for you.
PAIR SHARE an idea/phrase/word/concept that stood out to you
Discuss: What was the thesis of this talk? What, ultimately, is she trying to say about our use of technology?
Now Watch a different perspective: "Technology Made Us Humans":
1. Do you agree with the narrator in the Shots of Awe video we watched today that, "Technology is the real skin of our species?" Why or why not?
2. Are there fundamental differences between technological tools like an ax to chop wood and technological devices like smartphones? If so what are those differences especially in terms of the ways the two types of tools shape/help/impact us?
Introduction to the Personal Philosophy Final Project!!!!
1. Review as a whole class the project guidelines for our Personal Philosophy project
2. Rubric critique
Dig in to some of the rubric language. With the people near you, answer the following:
4. REVIEW and BRAINSTORM
Step 1: In your starter google doc title this entry "personal philosophy project review" (to start getting the wheels churnin' for your project). Answer the following prompt: What ideas have stood out to you from this project so far that you think resonate with or are influencing the formation of your own personal philosophy of happiness/meaning?
Here is a list of the resources/philosophies/concepts we've studied thus far:
Readings (these are all hyperlinked even though they aren't all in orange!!)
TED Talks, Podcasts, Media Clips/Films
Step 2: Brainstorm Free-for-All! Here are some options for brainstorm time....
*Remember: BY Wednesday you must complete the project proposal AND get your idea critiqued in class before moving forward with implementation.
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School