We explored different gadgets related to health and fitness.
Being a risk-taker, we found out about different gadgets and how to use them.
As our central idea (advancement in technology and communication lead to gadget development) and unit is based on gadget development, I recently visited the website that is:
I could connect it with our central idea as it gave me new ideas about how technology has taken place in our lives and how it is leading to gadget development.
This website gave me valuable insights about advancements in technology and how it is useful in our daily life. I learnt about women safety and security through today’s technological advancements. I learnt about five new wearable technologies that can be activated at any time. I’d like share one of them and that is:
Safelet: the safelet has two buttons on the side that the person/user can press to send a message to contact the guardian network. If there is high danger it can help the family and friends can contact an emergency number like the ambulance.
Learning from experts
We had a guest speaker session on safety gadgets used in a bank and it was conducted by Mr. Momin. He helped us cover all the four lines of inquiry. He also gave us information about different gadgets which we use on a regular basis and we do not notice them. He shared its impacts and how it affects the human life like how humans are getting dependent on gadgets and how gadgets can be used for both bad and good purposes depending on the person who used them. He shared some measures with us from which one is that when we’re using a biometric door lock or electronic safe, we should not say the password to anyone except to the one who lives with you. You should keep a strong password so that no one can hack the password/pin.
I reflected on my prior understanding and I hope you also did reflect on the same. I’m sure you have learnt some things about gadgets and their development in different fields.
We the Home Appliances Group explored the websites mentioned below. This website helped us to collect the facts, advantage and disadvantages of gadgets we use in our day to day life.
I was reading the book ‘The Hardy Boys – Program For Destruction’ and when I completed reading it, I could connect it with my central idea (advancement in technology and communication leads to gadget development). There was a Computer Car which worked on the owners commands. The Hardy Brothers were given a case to solve. The case was all about a company being sabotaged by someone. They were using the car given to them because their van wasn’t working. Their car didn’t listen to the commands given and it was doing something else. Finally they got to know that there was virus in the computer board of the car.
Thus, I understood that though gadgets make work easier for humans, you can’t rely on them completely because they are machines which at times can go wrong and ruin our hard-work.Also, machines are made by humans hence humans will always over-power them.
As our unit is about gadget addiction, recently I had read a newspaper article that I could connect with my unit and central idea. Can you imagine that your studies and exam is now online? If no then change your thinking. In today’s world we always want promptness in each work whether it is writing, drawing or any other work. Today, nineteen-year-old Deep Parekh has created a multiple learning app for the college students. I must tell that this app can reduce paper work and make the assessment process more archiving And I hope that you will surely read this article and spread awareness about the same.
a. Book: Is television a bad influence? Author: Kate Shuster Publisher: Heinmann
While we were reading this book, we discovered the side effects of television as we always thought that television had no side effects. We have written a book review about the same. You will surely enjoy reading this book, do pick it up from our library or from a book store.
b. Video: Simple model on transport and communication by Siddi. Path: YouTube
It was helpful because I got an idea how to make a model and what to put in it. It was a big model and had inspiring ideas. I am sure that it will of use to you someday.
c. Video: transport and communication project. Path: YouTube
As we were making a model on communication gadgets, we were watching videos on the same and we came across this great video. I could get a clear insight and understanding what to add in the model. The model was a working model with flashing lights and moving things like trains.
d. Website: www.indiatechonline.com
Our group name is communication and as we were browsing through Google, searching for information, we got this site. It was a great site and it included things that weren’t only related to our group but were also related to other groups! It was a great site and I am sure that it will come of use to you someday.
It was a great website and it included fun, amazing and mind-blowing facts which were surprising. One fact is: video game facts- the average age of gamers in the U.S.A IS 35!! The facts were not only related to our group but they were also related to other groups too!
The students and teachers of grade 5 always await the most interesting part of the academic year which is the exhibition unit. It is a platform for us to showcase our understanding of the PYP essential elements. Being the 21st century learners, we brainstormed through different issues faced by people across the globe. Later, we collaboratively decided that Gadget addiction is apt as it is a local, national and global issue. We have begun with our exhibition journey with lot of curiosity and enthusiasm. There were different questions popping in our mind about the issue of gadget addiction. Few major questions that were driving us towards our inquiry were what are the 21st gadgets? How can we make sure that we are not addicted to them? How can we use gadgets constructively? and more. Being true PYPians we have started researching through various websites like makersempire.com, teach hub .com, and many more. We are now looking forward to inquire further through guest speaker sessions and field trips.