This week's TechTalk for Teachers profiles FairPhone, a recyclable smartphone which is produced according to fair labour practices. Also, instead of having to upgrade to a new device frequently, owners can replace parts when newer versions come along.

Together with their students, teachers can explore why FairPhone was developed and what makes it different than competitors such as Apple and Samsung. Would you pay 529 euro for a phone based on your principles?

About TechTalk for Teachers

TechTalk for teachers is an online course which provides primary school teachers with examples of technology (video, article or photo) and suggested questions to discuss with students ages eight to 12. Technology examples are taken from a variety of field, including health, transportation, agriculture, the environment, retail, entertainment, manufacturing, sports and consumer goods.

A new TechTalk for Teachers topic will be posted every week during the 2018-2019 school year (September 2018 - July 2019).

Teachers are invited to make TechTalk for Teachers a regular feature in their classrooms and share feedback from their class discussions with their peers on Share to Teach. Let's encourage students to think critically about technology!