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. 5, February

2003 ITEA Conference and Exposition Exhibitors
ITEA appreciates the following exhibitors for their generous support of our profession and the 2003 ITEA International Conference & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee, March 13-15, 2003. This list includes exhibitors confirmed as of December 13,...
Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy: Student Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards: STL Sets Forth the Vision That All Students Can Become Technologically Literate. to Realize This Vision, STL and AETL Must Be Implemented
Introduction In March 2003, the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) will release Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy: Student Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards (AETL) at its 65th annual conference...
A Paper Balloon?-Possibly: Both Practical and Aesthetic Decisions Are Important Elements of a Designer's Selection of a Material. (IDSA)
The nature of materials impacts design decisions in two critical ways. First, the manner in which a material can be manipulated determines the manufacturing process to be employed. Some materials can be easily stamped and drawn, while for others, molding...
Calendar. (in the News & Calendar)
February 13-18, 2003 The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, "Science as a Way of Life," will be held in Denver, CO. Additional information is available at www.aaasmeeting.org. February 14, 2003 Preregistration...
Multi-Dimensional Thinking, the Key to the Future: Technology Education Is the Equation for Progress
I am Good With Computers ... Won't I be Successful? Preparing children for the world of work is a big concern in schools today, spawning national programs and efforts with such names and themes as "teaching across the curriculum," "cross-content...
System Engineering a Robot. (the Space Place)
During the next decade, NASA may join with space agencies in other countries to do a very difficult Mars mission. No, we won't be ready to send people there yet. That's still quite a ways off. But we may be ready to collect Mars soil and rock samples...
Telemedicine: The Practice of Medicine at a Distance: Recent Developments in Computing, Imaging, and Telecommunications ... Have Increased the Effectiveness and Uses of Telemedicine. (Resources in Technology)
In May of 2000, Dr. Jerri Nielsen discovered a lump in her breast while acting as the only medical doctor at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Dr. Nielsen knew she had to somehow diagnose the problem and begin treatment as soon as...
U.S. News Recognizes NCATE Accreditation as a Standard of Quality in Rankings of Education Schools. (in the News & Calendar)
For the first time ever, U.S. News and World Report identifies which institutions are NCATE accredited in the new edition of its rankings of premier graduate education. According to U.S. News and World Report's rankings, three-fourths of the nation's...
Web Site Creation as a Valuable Exercise: Seven Steps to Communicating Significance Online: Students Often Are Eager to Learn How to Make a Web Site, but Get Frustrated Easily by Details. (Web Site Creation as A Valuable Exercise)
Technology classes in educational programs are abounding. Some are more theoretical, others more practical. Some take a technical perspective, others a rhetorical. Despite numerous differences in the make-up of these technology classes, many have one...