The Technology Teacher

A peer-reviewed journal serving technology education professionals from elementary school to high school. Focuses on technology trends, education, and learning activities.

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 3, November

3-D Printing: Solid Model Fabrication with a Touch of a Button
"The complexity of the parts that may be made with these printers is impressive." Most teachers of drafting and design are currently teaching using CAD software. While most teach two-dimensional drawings in the form of orthographic projections,...
Effective Professional Development for Technology Teachers
Technology educators are poised to make a substantial contribution to American education. This contribution will center on helping students achieve higher levels of technological literacy, but attaining this goal requires the essential work of professional...
Name the Next Great Space Observatory
In July 2002, NASA will launch the fourth in its current program of great space observatories. You may have heard of one or more of the first three--the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory. This...
Skins, Gourds, Pop Bottles, and Design: The Evolution of the Canteen as an Artifact
What is a canteen? Are those the things that hold water? Where did the idea of a canteen come from and why? Why did we as a culture develop such an object? This inquisitive way of being is natural to the inventor and designer. The act of design...
Technology Education Students Make a Difference through Service Learning
Connecting academic learning with real-life experiences can help students gain a deeper understanding of course content. By using technology education content as a vehicle for addressing social concerns, students go beyond just studying about technological...
Ten Components of a Good Technology Education Activity
Activities are a major part of classroom practice, yet few research studies have examined what students should be doing in technology education activities. The release of Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology...