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Kids & Technology

Students read about kids and technology. They discuss how life has changed for the iGeneration, and what impact this will have on the human race. Chat abbreviations are shared.

This lesson includes a task about cyberspeak that mentions sex and alcohol. There is also a critical thinking task about an Ohio teen who murdered his mother when she took his technology away. Teacher discretion is advised.

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Vocabulary
  • tablet
  • keep company
  • Generation Y
  • caution
  • obesity
  • peer
  • a happy medium
  • supervision
  • app
  • at one’s fingertips
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • audio
Task Content
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review (Matching)
  • Guessing Game(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Critical Thinking(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)