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. 69, No. 7, April

A Different Angle for Teaching Math: In the Field of Technology, We Are Dealt a Unique Hand in This Teaching Game, and It Will Be Up to Us to Play This Hand Accordingly
At a high school level, sometimes students can perceive math as simply another step towards graduation and learn just what is needed to get by. For example, if pi ([pi]) is presented to be a fraction (22/7) or a decimal (3.14 ... ) it doesn't make...
A Radio-Controlled Car Challenge: Robot Engineers Do Not Buy a Robot First and Force It to Fit the Application
Watching a radio-controlled car zip along a sidewalk or street has become a common sight. Within this toy are the basic ingredients of a mobile robot, used by industry for a variety of important and potentially dangerous tasks. In this challenge, your...
Exploring Alternative Fuels in Middle Schools: Students Were Given the Opportunity to Learn about a Current, Global Issue and How They Might Have an Impact
Introduction Alternative energy sources have become increasingly important as the production of domestic oil has declined and our dependence on foreign oil has increased. Pickens (2008) believes the greatest threat to ever face the United States...
Extending Engineering Education to K-12: Teachers Significantly Increased Their Knowledge of Engineering, Developed More Positive Attitudes towards Technology, Increased Their Self-Efficacy in Using and Developing Technology-Based Lessons, and Increased Their Confidence in Teaching Math and Science
The United States is facing a crisis in terms of meeting demands for a highly skilled technical workforce (Porter & van Opstal, 2001). Workforce preparation must begin in primary and secondary educational settings. Teachers are perfectly positioned...
ITEA Officially Becomes ITEEA
The International Technology Education Association (ITEA) has officially become the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) as a result of a February balloting of the association's voting membership. This was the association's...
Organ Harvesting and Transplants: Like Other Technologies, Medical Technology Has Been Changing Human Life
Humans and animals need healthy organs to live. Due to medical conditions and accidents, some organs fail to function properly. For these reasons, the medical community has experimented and can now perform successful organ transplants, allowing patients...