2.3 Environment

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Topic
Examples
Modeling and simulations
Climate change, forecasting natural events or demographic changes.
Data logging
Sensors, probes, real-time data collection.
Satellite communication
Remote sensing devices, satellite imagery, tagging.
Mapping, virtual globes
Geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), cell/mobile phone tracking, online journey planning, online maps.
E-waste
Development, disposal and recycling of IT equipment, monitoring organizations such as the Basel Action Network.
Resource depletion
Use of non-renewable resources for manufacturing components, electrical consumption of IT systems.
The environmental theme covers a wide range of topics. The increasing processing capability of mobile devices has enabled almost universal access to information, but the increased number of devices has impacted on health and the environment.

Source: Information technology in a global society guide. 2012 onward.


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Recent Articles
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/tech/innovation/phonebloks-the-smartphone-for-life/index.html?iref=storysearch
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/google-street-view-captures-fake-ax-murder-article-1.1815540
http://www.wired.com/2014/02/biomimicry-innovative-built-environment/
http://www.wired.com/2012/10/spider-silk-computer-chips/
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3031302/this-real-life-sim-city-will-be-a-testing-ground-for-new-transportation-technologies
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/tech/2008/09/20/dcl.data.doctor.green.computing.cnn&iref=allsearch
http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/26/tech/city-of-tomorrow-smart-cities/index.html?iref=allsearch
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/apple-expands-environmental-disclosures/
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2009/may/03/google-data-centres
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1663700/making-the-internet-greener-by-dunking-servers-in-mineral-oil
http://www.fastcompany.com/3023525/fast-feed/this-interactive-map-illustrates-our-e-waste-problem
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/technology/data-centers-waste-vast-amounts-of-energy-belying-industry-image.html

Required Reading

Information Technology in a Global Society, Stuart Gray. 1st Edition. © 2012 Stuart Gray. ISBN 9781468023619. Pages 238-253. This textbook has been developed independently of the International Baccalaureate ® This book was written specifically for the ITGS course, covering technical systems, social impacts, ethical issues, and each area of application.

Digital Planet: Tomorrow’s Technology And You, George and Ben Beekman. 10th Edition. © 2012 Pearson Education. ISBN 9780132091251.
Pages 48-49. This book explains how various technologies work, how they are used to solve problems and extend human capabilities, and how our ever-growing network of digital devices affect our lives, our world, and our future.

Gift of Fire, Sara Baase. 4th Edition. (C) 2013 Pearson Education. ISBN 978013249267-6.
Pages 323, 341. This book examines the Social, Legal, and Ethical issues related to Computing Technologies.

LEARNING GOALS
  • IDENTIFY the toxins found in electronic equipment.
  • EXPLAIN how to safely dispose of IT equipment.
  • EVALUATE the environmental impacts of IT.
  • DISTINGUISH analog data and digital data.
  • DESCRIBE the applications of digital imaging and mapping.
  • EXPLAIN how digital imaging and mapping work.

Learning Resources

2.3 Key Terms
ITGSopedia Modeling & Simulations
ITGSopedia Data Logging
ITGS Satellite Communication
ITGSopedia Mapping and Virtual Globes
ITGSopedia EWaste
ITGSopedia Resource Depletion
ITGS Textbook Environment





Required Reading
Information Technology in a Global Society, Stuart Gray. 1st Edition. © 2012 Stuart Gray. ISBN 9781468023619. Pages Insert Page Numbers Here.This textbook has been developed independently of the International Baccalaureate ® This book was written specifically for the ITGS course, covering technical systems, social impacts and ethical issues, and each area of application.

Digital Planet: Tomorrow’s Technology And You, George and Ben Beekman. 10th Edition. © 2012 Pearson Education. ISBN 9780132091251. Pages Insert Page Numbers Here. This book explains how various technologies work, how they are used to solve problems and extend human capabilities, and how our ever-growing network of digital devices affect our lives, our world, and our future.

Gift of Fire, Sara Baase. 4th Edition. (C) 2013 Pearson Education. ISBN 978013249267-6. Pages Insert Page Numbers Here. This book examines the Social, Legal, and Ethical issues related to Computing Technologies.


2.3A
Hardware Obsolescence and E-waste Prezi Submit via Edmodo (3.1 Prezi).

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