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Ch 25: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 20th Century Technology

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Examine this chapter to brush up on what you know about 20th century technology to prepare for the technological development questions on the U.S. and world history segments of the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 20th Century Technology - Chapter Summary

These lessons will provide a detailed look at the development of technology in the 20th century to help you better understand its impact on the economy and culture. As a part of your studies for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam, this chapter will prepare you for questions that relate to any of the following:

  • Economic impact of information technology
  • Information technology and privacy concerns
  • Origin and development of the Internet
  • Internet communication in the form of social media
  • Protections and concerns of intellectual property rights and privacy concerns in the Internet era
  • Consumer privacy and fraud as influenced by m-commerce and e-commerce
  • Telecommuting, virtual teams, globalization and other results of technology's influence on careers
  • Development of firewalls, passwords, and other computer security measures taken to prevent threats
  • Tools for online collaboration

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4 Lessons in Chapter 25: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 20th Century Technology
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Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

1. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

Impact of Technology on Privacy

2. Impact of Technology on Privacy

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. This lesson will explore a number of privacy issues that are of concern, including electronic surveillance, availability of personal information, cookies and spyware, and workplace monitoring.

What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline

3. What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline

While the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, it is a relatively recent technology. Learn about the origins of the Internet, e-mail and the World Wide Web.

Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

4. Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

This lesson discusses the impact information technology has on careers. Globalization has been driven by advances in technology and has impacted job security and wages. We will specifically look at downsizing, insourcing and outsourcing.

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