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2. Introduction to the Topics

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Welcome to Equal Access to Technology.

In this unit, you will research how people in different communities use technology, and the challenges of limited technology access.

Access to the internet and other forms of technology -- like smartphones, tablets, and other devices -- is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity.

Having access to technology in schools and neighborhoods is an important element in achieving fairness and equality throughout the world.

Without an internet connection or a smart device, it can be difficult to find or share information.

For example, a company with a website can connect with customers all over the world.

But, a company without a website does not have the same access to potential customers.

Fewer customers will learn about the company, and as a result, the business will probably sell fewer products and services.

Think about the ways you may use technology throughout the day.

You could: go online to check your grades or take an online class.

Look up contact information and send an email.

Talk to a doctor.

Or, use a travel website to book a flight.

In developing nations and rural areas, people depend on their smartphones to stay connected and do daily tasks.

Access to technology broadens educational opportunities.

It can help people stay connected, and get more done in less time.

In this unit, you will explore how access to technology affects people and communities.

Now, it’s your turn.

Click Next to move on and choose a topic.

Explore your topic in an internet search.

Create a project in a Google application.

and present your project to your classmates.

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Instructions
  1. Choose whether you are working by yourself or with a group
  2. Select a topic
  3. Make an exploration document, and share with your teacher
  4. Explore the topic
  5. Create a project
  6. Communicate your topic to your class using your project
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