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Using Technology for Good

Overview

In this lesson pupils will consider the multiple uses of technology and how technology can be used to solve problems.

Pupils will be introduced to the example of Trevor Baylis, the inventor of the wind-up radio, who was inspired to help those in the developing world who could not afford communication technology. Inspired by Baylis, pupils will have an opportunity to design and build a model which will help a member of their school.

Pupils will also reflect on how inequalities can arise when some people have access to technologies and others do not. They will look at the example of the charity One Laptop Per Child and be encouraged to run a technology intervention with younger pupils at their school.

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