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. 62, No. 8, May-June

2003 Professional Recognition Awards
Professional Excellence Awards Academy of Fellows Everett N. Israel, DTE Award of Distinction Theodore Lewis Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award Jeffrey A. Lintz Wilkinson Meritorious Service Award Fred Ruda Special Recognition Award Walter Deal Praaken...
Activity: Black Inventors and Innovations
It is important for students to study black inventors. Black students will embrace the excellent role models that black inventors provide, and non-African American students will develop an appreciation of the contributions of African Americans throughout...
Calendar
May 8-9, 2003 The Technology Educators Association of New Jersey (TEANJ) is presenting its 2003 conference and expo, "Technological Literacy: Much More Than Computers," at the East Brunswick Hilton. Douglas Gorham, Ed.D., Manager of Pre-college...
Dreaded Instructions! Many People See the Instruction Sheet or Book as the Object of Last Resort. (IDSA)
In an earlier article on the design and construction of cardboard chairs (The Technology Teacher, December/January 2001, Vol.60, No. 4, p. 17), I suggested that I would share some ideas, in a subsequent issue, about the development of instructions...
Galex Words. (the Space Place)
The words in the list on the left are hidden in the jumble of letters. Words may be frontwards, backwards, upside-down, or diagonal. When you find a word, draw a box around it and cross it off the list. GALEX Words ASTRONOMER ATMOSPHERE BIGBANG BILLIONS BLACKHOLE...
Improving Technology Education: Understanding Reform-Assuming Responsibility: Actions by Many Individuals and Diverse Organizations Are Needed If Meaningful and Lasting Changes Are to Occur
The American public recognizes the crucial place of technology in our society and the urgent need for improving technology education. This bold statement was supported in a recent Gallup Poll (Rose & Dugger, 2002). Other support for improving technology...
New Products. (in the News & Calendar)
K'Nex Education has unveiled two new collectible classroom systems designed for the early education classroom. The three Intro to Simple Machines classroom sets and one Intro to Structures: Bridges set bring to life two primary themes of the early...
Telescope as Time Machine. (the Space Place)
Read this article about NASA's latest high-tech space telescope. Then have fun doing one or both of the word puzzles that use the important words in the article A Telescope for (Almost) All Time If all goes as planned, the National Aeronautics...
The Technology Teacher's Tool Box: Streaming Media: The Benefits of Streaming Media Include a Convenient Means of Creating Online-Accessible Content That Capitalizes on the Dynamic Capabilities of Audio and Video. (Resources in Technology)
Introduction Many technology teachers are using the Internet and the World Wide Web to provide information about their programs, locate instructional resource materials and provide support for their classes. Typically technology teachers post Web...
Utah Junior High Teachers Respond to Standards for Technological Literacy: The Overall Results of the Study Should Be Very Encouraging
An autumn 2002 survey conducted through Utah State University by Charlie Nielson, a junior high school technology education teacher, revealed that technology teachers in Utah junior high schools are largely positive about the role the International...