Argument Unit

Kiefer’s, Molly’s, and my challenge was to find a problem at South Anchorage High School, and come up with a technological solution. We found a hole in the textbook resources for students, and determined that a new set of electronic textbooks and e-books. After carefully outlining the details, benefits, and costs of the plans, we submit it to the public for consideration.

 

Nick, Kiefer, and Molly’s Grant Proposal

 

ISTE Technology Standards
III – Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and
media
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. process data and report results IV – Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make
informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions V – Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical
behavior. Students:
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning
d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

VI – Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
a. understand and use technology systems
b. select and use applications effectively and productively
c. troubleshoot systems and applications
d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies

 

I am satisfied with the result. In particular, I really liked the topic and believe it to be incredibly important. One problem was actual research. It’s hard to find exact details on how this works unless you have a direct contact in the industry or have a commercial purpose. While there are plenty of news articles that go over the basics, they all say pretty much the same and they are insufficient to write a whole grant off of. In regards to this though, I’m proud of the dedication we took, directly emailing the electronic experts at major publishing companies to figure this stuff out. This traditional and in depth investigation is often really important, although difficult to perform correctly, and I’m proud to have gone the extra mile.

 

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