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. 4, December

Calendar. (in the News & Calendar)
DECEMBER 1, 2001 Application deadline for ITEA Grants, Scholarships, and Awards. In addition to teacher and program excellence awards, undergraduate and graduate scholarships, a grant for TE teachers who are successfully integrating quality technology...
Careers in the Electrical Construction Industry. (in the News & Calendar)
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have begun an unprecedented recruiting campaign in every high school in the country in an attempt to battle a critical shortage of...
Design Projects for the Classroom: It Is Important to Combine Technology with Real Problems and a Twist of Imagination. (IDSA)
One of the most challenging aspects of teaching industrial design is devising interesting and relevant project assignments. Teachers know assignments that excite students create a positive, proactive environment in the classroom, provide experiences...
Encouraging Technological Literacy in the Richmond City Schools: The Standards Have Provided Legitimacy for the Teaching of Elementary Technology
Getting Started Richmond City Schools provided elementary teachers the opportunity to take Project UPDATE 1, an outreach graduate course from The College of New Jersey, in the summer of 1998. We began to implement elementary technology into our...
Establishing the Creative Environment in Technology Education: Creativity Doesn't Just Happen by Chance; the Prepared Environment Nourished It
Creativity is closely associated with advances in technology, and it is logical that an important objective of technology education is the development of creative abilities. To be successful in developing the creative abilities of students, it's important...
Packing for a L-O-O-O-Ng Trip to Mars. (the Space Place)
It's been over 25 years since humans set foot on "unearthly" ground--the moon, that is. It took only a few days to get to the moon, so the Apollo astronauts didn't have time to get bored. Our next destination in the human exploration of space will...
Partners in Technology: Our Graphic Experience: [The Students] Experienced the Thrill of Seeing Their Work Distributed to 40,000 People
This year some of the technology students from South Brunswick Middle School in North Carolina engaged themselves in a real-world design project with a local business. Margaret Rudd & Associates (MRA), Inc., REALTORS provides beach house rentals...
Positioning Technological Literacy in the Mainstream of Education: March 14-16, 2002 the Greater Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio. (64Th Annual Conference and Exposition)
Imagine 2000 technology teachers at the same location all looking for new ideas, materials, and products that can be used in their classrooms. Imagine a powerful professional development experience. Imagine yourself at the March 2002 ITEA International...
Resources in Technology: Electrokinetic Remediation: The Impact of Industrial Pollution Will Continue to Be a Fundamental Concept of Technology. (Resources in Technology)
Introduction Pollution is a common impact of industrial activity. Sometimes accidental chemical spills occur on sites where processing plants are located. Sometimes industries do not follow the rules established for safeguarding the environment...
Writing for the Technology Teacher: A Published Author Possesses a Powerful Public Relations Tool
Every teacher has good ideas and better ways to perform certain tasks. At the same time, all teachers can benefit from the sharing of these resources. One way to share these ideas with others is to author an article for publication. While this is an...