CTE

Career & Technical Education

Impacts of Technology

Key idea: Technology can have positive and negative impacts on individuals, society, and the environment and humans have the capability and responsibility to constrain or promote technological development.

Performance Indicators

Elementary

Students will:

  • describe how technology can have positive and negative effects on the environment and on the way people live and work

Intermediate

Students will:

  • describe how outputs of a technological system can be desired, undesired, expected, or unexpected
  • describe through examples how modern technology reduces manufacturing and construction costs and produces more uniform products

Commencement

Students will:

  • explain that although technological effects are complex and difficult to predict accurately, humans can control the development and implementation of technology.
  • explain how computers and automation have changed the nature of work
  • explain how national security is dependent upon both military and nonmilitary applications of technology
Last Updated: March 17, 2011