Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum. Session 2: Technology and society. Warm-up.
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Session 2: Technology and society
"Schools are widely failing in their responsibility to teach students about digital technologies. They substitute computer use and online experience for a many-sided, socially and psychologically aware understanding of the technology." Steve Talbott (2007). Devices of the Soul, p. 136.
Reflect on the above quote…
“All media are extensions of some human faculty – psychic or social.” The Medium is the Massage (1968)
“Any extension, whether of skin, hand, or foot, affects the whole psychic and social complex.” Understanding Media (1964)
"At a certain stage of their development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with … the property relations within which they have been at work hitherto. From forms of development of the forces of production these relations turn into their fetters. Then begins an epoch of social revolution. With the change of the economic foundation the entire immense superstructure is more or less rapidly transformed.“ Karl Marx (1859)
The Digital Advantage
Stages of development
Adjusting the boundaries of the possible
“Only those who lived before the revolution know how sweet life can be.”
We experience the world through our media / technology
The world begins to look like our technology
Or, our technology begins to look like our consciousness, and so becomes the world.
McLuhan's Laws of Media
Find a partner. You and your partner will be assigned an educational technology.
On a sheet of paper, make a square and divide it into four quadrants.
For your technology, fill in each quadrant using McLuhan’s “4 Laws” model.