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INTRODUCTION TO MODERN TECHNOLOGY AS A PROBLEM-SOLVING TOOL

 

INTRODUCTION/MOTIVATION (5 minutes):

The teacher explains that this session will be about modern technology and how to use it smartly.

The teacher emphasises that modern technology is not only for fun and for entertainment but we should be aware of its practical uses in everyday life. It is not crucial to know all the technologies and how to use them into detail – the focus is to know the technology is there to be used and help us overcome obstacles, solve problems and possibly even crises. We just need to be smart and know when and in what way to use it to our benefit (showing slide 2 of the attached ppt*).

 

** The ppt is an attachment to this learning unit.

 

MAIN PART 1 (15 minutes):

The teacher explains that in the main part they will do an overview of the 3 technologies: 3D printing, AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality).

 

1)     Basic Principles of 3D Printing, AR, and VR – how do they work? (10 minutes)

 

The teacher should use the ppt** as an aid for presenting information – showing slides 3-6.  

 

2)     Applications of 3D Printing, AR, and VR in Problem-Solving (15 minutes)

 

The teacher should use the ppt** as an aid for presenting information – showing slides 7-10. 

 

MAIN PART 2 (20 minutes):

The teacher divides pupils into groups of 3-4 and challenges them to think of an object they could potentially 3D print and would help in one of the cases:

1)     COVID-19: During the pandemic, people all over the world had to follow rules to stop the virus from spreading. Some of these rules were staying at home, not traveling, wearing masks, and other ways to avoid contact to avoid getting sick. Lots of places where people usually go, like schools, restaurants, and stores, had to close or change the way they worked. This made it harder for people to do things they normally did, like seeing friends and family or going to fun events.

 

2)     MAJOR EARTHQUAKE: When a big earthquake happens, people can have a lot of problems. People might get hurt or buildings might get damaged. Sometimes, things like roads, bridges, and power lines get broken too. This can make it hard for people to get things they need like water, food, and a safe place to stay. Emergency workers may not be able to help everyone right away because there are so many people who need help. People might also feel very scared and worried about what will happen next.

The pupils have 20 minutes to come up with their examples and sketch the proposed 3D printed object on paper. The teacher asks each group to share their example with the rest of the class.

 

 

EXAMPLES FOR TEACHERS’ AID:

1)     COVID-19: 3D printed face masks

An example used in the Doers’ Mindset Guide, the teacher can revise the content for more information.

 

2)     EARTHQUAKE: 3D printed temporary shelter

When natural disasters occur, such as earthquakes or hurricanes, there is often a need for temporary shelter. 3D printing can be used to quickly produce lightweight and inexpensive shelters made of biodegradable materials, such as sand or recycled plastic. These shelters can be customized to fit the specific needs of the affected population and can be assembled quickly, which can help to provide a safe and comfortable place for people to stay in the aftermath of a disaster.)

 

ASSESSMENT (5 minutes):

The teacher does a recap of the key points covered in the session and asks pupils for their feedback on how they liked the topic and if they feel that from this point on they will know how to use technology more wisely.

 

 

APPENDIX

 

   ppt Learning unit_3.1

Lesson materials

Learning unit_3.1 - DRAFT 1.pptx 1 mb Download
CRIS AR,VR & 3D Printing - LU 3.1 (Greece).docx 7 mb Download
CRIS AR,VR & 3D Printing - LU 3.1 PPT (Slovenia).pptx 1 mb Download
CRIS AR,VR & 3D Printing - LU 3.1 - PPT (Italy).pptx 1 mb Download
CRIS AR,VR & 3D Printing - LU 3.1 - PPT (Greece).pptx 1 mb Download
CRIS AR,VR & 3D Printing - LU 3.1 (Italy).docx 5 mb Download