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Module: Changes

Unit: A changing world

Level: KS2

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1. Changing Lifestyle

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Features , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Words or phrases related to technology, e.g. microprocessor, digital, Internet connection
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about the present situation

Reading:

  • Recognise the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas

Writing:

  • Use the appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. information report
  • Present writing using appropriate layout and visual support such as illustrations, tables and charts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/implications/1lifestylerev1.shtml

Brief Description:
Information about how our lifestyles are affected by technology

User Tips:

  • Elicit from students the electronic products appliances that they use in their daily life to activate their prior knowledge
  • Introduce the target vocabulary to students.
  • Roll the mouse over the highlighted words or phrases to find out the meanings of them.
  • Turn the pages to find information about changing lifestyle and technology, e.g. 'Loyalty Card', 'Digital Money and Electronic Commerce', 'Shopping Online'.
  • After reading, students can write an information report about changing lifestyle with technology based on the framework 'Information Report'.

2. Timeline of Everyday Inventions

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Source: Family Education Network
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Features , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Phrases related to everyday appliance, e.g. typewriter, fax machine, neon light, telephone

Reading:

  • Recognise the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text type, e.g. timeline

Timeline of Everyday Inventions
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768871.html

Internet Timeline
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0193167.html

Computer and Technology
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0772279.html

Brief Description:
A website with facts about the development of technology

User Tips:

  • Before reading, teachers can elicit students' ideas about life before the invention of telephone or computer.
  • Click on 'Timeline of Everyday Inventions' to read the information.
  • After reading, students can discuss how these inventions have impact on our lifestyles.
  • After reading, students can write a timeline using an online tool (http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline/index.html).
  • For more able students, they could read more information about computer and technology by browsing information under different titles in 'Computer and Technology'.

3. Growing with Technology

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Source: www.growing.course.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary
    • Words related to computer technology, e.g. database, spreadsheet
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. The iPod contains large numbers of MP3 music files.

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Listening:

  • Locate or provide information in response to simple instructions or questions
  • Work out the meaning of unknown words using pictorial clues
  • Use audio clues (tone, volume), contextual clues and knowledge of the world to work out the meaning of simple spoken texts

http://www.growing.course.com/index.html

Brief Description:
A website with information and interactive activities for students to learn about the changes in technology

User Tips:

  • Click on 'Demo' for detailed instructions about playing the interactive activities.
  • Select an appropriate level to start the activities.
  • Click on the robot to find 'Time Machine' which is an interactive game to learn about the development of technology.
  • For less able students, they could refer to the 'Glossary' to find definitions of the terms related to technology.

4. Inventions Around Us

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Source: Educational Television Unit, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Video 
Resources Types: ETV 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of small devices or machines, e.g. typewriter, computer, telephone, mobile phone
  • Use the present perfect tense to relate past events to the present, e.g. I haven't put enough dog food in the feeder.

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recognising the stress in connected speech
  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences, and making use of context and knowledge of the world

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=1858141687

Brief Description:
An ETV programme about small inventions by a group of children

User Tips:

  • Before watching the video, encourage students to discuss how the small devices looked like in the old days, e.g. telephone, calculator.
  • Click the 'Teachers' notes' to download the worksheets about the changes brought by the inventions and more related activities.

5. Classroom Technology

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Source: www.elllo.org
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Gadgets. e.g. cassette tape, radio, computer
  • Use simple past tense to talk about past activities or events, e.g. my dad taught me some basic programming
  • Use the connectives 'when' to express time, e.g. When I was a kid, people weren't using the Internet.

Listening:

  • Understand the connection between ideas supported by cohesive devices, e.g. so, when, but
  • Locate or provide specific information in response to questions

http://www.elllo.org/english/0351/396-Joel-Technology.htm

Brief Description:
A listening exercise about the impact of technology on people's lives

User Tips:

  • Click on the 'PLAY' button to play the audio.
  • Before listening, teachers can highlight the vocabulary mentioned in the script.
  • Students can do the comprehension quiz after listening.
  • They can also do the related listening exercise 'Favourite Gadget' in 'Other Resources'.

Other resources  

We are inventors
An ETV programme about Thomas Edison, the inventor of light bulb
http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=1973086326

PSP
A reading comprehension about PSP
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/reading-comp/readingcomp-psp.pdf

Changes in People's Lives
A learning pack about ways of changes in people's lives from the past to present
http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=342017825

Timeline (By Read Write Think)
An interactive tool for creating a timeline
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline/index.html

Favourite Gadget
A listening exercise about people's favourite technological devices
http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixers/T084-Gadget.htm

Computers and the Internet
The audio vocabulary list and exercise of terms about computers
http://www.esl-lab.com/vocab/v-computers.htm

Learning to change, changing to learn - Kid's Tech
A video about kids presenting their views towards technology
http://www.schooltube.com/video/a925f6a85a1840bdadfa/Learning-to-Change-Changing-to-Learn-Kids-Tech

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