Deliver ICE-9 using the
which details every lesson with hook stories, activities, and
Each student gets their own copy of the
with handouts and worksheets for every lesson.
research their favorite technology or their most important
technology-related issue using ICE-9..
ability to understand & evaluate technology.
Understanding & evaluating technology
can be taught with the ICE-9 curriculum.
Click on any of the nine lessons (or
Introduction) above to see a summary of that lesson.
For the full,
detailed lessons, ready to use in a classroom (without cost), click on
Our curriculum on
understanding and evaluating any technology is called "ICE-9" because it
is organized around 9 questions on technology's Identity,
and Evaluation. These are shown in the pyramid above, which
includes the Introduction lesson (which is number 0 of 9). To
learn more about the benefits of ICE-9, the
pedagogy behind it, how ICE-9 connects to
content standards, how
students have reacted to it, how a
parent views it, or how to
download the curriculum, please click on the
underlined links in this sentence or on the navigation bar at the top of
this page. A good place to start is with the online summary of the
Activities in each lesson were developed and
tested in grades 5 to 8, but the concepts are appropriate for many ages. Teachers are free to develop new activities
that illustrate the concepts taught in ICE-9. Teachers are
encouraged to draw new hook stories from newspapers and magazines,
keeping their lessons current and provocative. ICE-9 is a flexible
framework for critical thinking with complete, but extensible, lesson
plans. Teacher training is offered periodically at
Krause Center for
offerings for "Critical Thinking about Technology").
As teachers develop new activities to illustrate the
concepts in ICE-9, they are encouraged to share them, through
KnowledgeContext's website, with other teachers wishing to address
different grades or modes of learning.
Our curriculum is now in a
wiki, so our
community can share new activities, hook stories, reflection questions,
or even concepts. Visit the
KnowledgeContext wiki at PBWiki
ask us to be
authorized to modify it. Share your ideas so everyone can benefit. Our
download area includes an adaptation to college (courtesy of
Paul Cotnoir of Becker College) and an adaptation focused on
understanding and evaluating nanotechnology for high school
students (courtesy of Miguel F. Aznar, our Executive Director, teaching
at UC Santa Cruz).
|Middle School (grades 5 - 8).
Teacher Guide, Student Workbook, Connections to Content Standards.
Syllabus, handouts, lecture slides.
High School (accelerated summer
program focused on nanotechnology). Calendar, activities, lecture
slides, concepts, reading list.