Activities Examining the Complex Effects of Technology

While there are many movements encouraging teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms, as well as STEM/STEAM initiatives aimed at increasing students’ technological skills, there have been few initiatives or curricula aimed at helping students pursue a technology education that delves into the varied effects of technology through ecological and critical lenses.

boy and girl on tablets with headphones

According to the World Health Organization, the volume of a classroom should be less than 35 decibels for good learning conditions. But today’s classrooms are much noisier. The average classroom today can be as loud as 77 decibels – that’s equivalent to the sound of a vacuum cleaner!