Saturday, January 14, 2017

ESL Video Discussion - Technology and Privacy

This short film is a great discussion starter that asks students to think about the advancement of technology and the problems it could create with privacy and personal information. It uses science fiction and the future to help students think critically about where technological advances are headed.

Pre-Discussion (Before the video):

  1. Do you give away a lot of personal information when using social media?  For example, do you give your age, hometown, job, college, etc.?
  2. What is more important to you, security or privacy? If you had to choose one, what would you choose?
  3. Are you worried that our privacy is in danger from sites that collect our information?

Now watch the video: (WARNING, there is a four letter curse word (sh*t) in the video, so showing to young kids may not be preferred).

Sight from Robot Genius on Vimeo.

Post Discussion:
  1. Why did the man want to date the girl?
  2. What was his job?
  3. Why did the girl stop at the end of the video?"?
  4. Would you use this technology?
  5. Would you be okay if your date used this technology?
  6. What's a benefit of"Sight?"
  7. What's a disadvantage (negative thing) about "Sight?"
Let me know what you think of the video  and discuss the questions
with your comments below. 


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  2. Technology has a number of social and ethical implications that cause debate and concern. One specific issue is privacy. Information technology has opened up society and decreased privacy.

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  5. I loved this clip! I adapted the worksheet for higher-level learners. I'm sharing it here just in case it helps other teachers in the field.

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    Worksheet for “Sight”
    (Adapted from http://www.eslcommando.com/2017/01/esl-video-discussion-technology-and.html)
    Pre-Discussion
    1. What are the advantages and disadvantages or social media?

    2. Privacy and security are important issues when using social media. Is there a way to increase the possibilities of having both when using your smart phones?

    3. Are you worried that our privacy is in danger from sites that collect our information?
    During
    Now watch the video, and answer these questions:
    1. What does “Sight Systems” thechnology consist of?

    2. Check the values that this technology seem to promote. Explain.
    _____ Competition ____ Perfection ______ Solidarity
    _____ Working hard for what you want ______ Human contact
    _____ Generosity _____ Healthy lifestyle ______ Trust
    Post Discussion:
    1. Why did the man want to date the girl?
    2. What was his job?
    3. Why did the girl stop at the end of the video?"?
    4. Would you use this technology?
    5. Would you be okay if your date used this technology?
    6. What's a benefit of"Sight?"
    7. What's a disadvantage about "Sight?"
    8. Do you think this type of “dating” will ever take place? Has it already started? How?

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