Driving the Digital Highway: Researching and Marketing Computer Technology in Cars: A Lesson for Language Arts and Technology Classrooms


  • Aug 13 2010 4:18 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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In this lesson, found on the New York Times Learning Network, students read "Cars Get More Megs Under the Hood," focusing on the different uses of computer technology in automobiles. They then brainstorm innovative applications for computer technology in commonplace products or services. In conclusion, they develop a persuasive radio advertisement or print ad to encourage consumers to purchase a product or service that uses this new technology.

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: English-Language Arts, History-Social Science, Reading Comprehension, Arts, Media, & Entertainment, Career & Technical Ed

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