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. 63, No. 4, December

Albuquerque: 66th Annual Conference: March 18-20, 2004: Teaching Decision Making in a Technological World: Preliminary Program
Albuqueque, New Mexico New Mexico's largest city (Albuquerque) will be the host for ITEA's 66th Annual Conference. Albuquerque is a major scientific and high technology center. It serves as the state's economic, educational, and transportation core....
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An Elementary School Technology Education Curriculum Resource Guide: This Type of "Hands-On, Minds-On" Activity Evens the Playing Field, Allowing Every Class Member to Take Pride in His or Her Unique Contributions
The summer of 2003 marked a major milestone in the field of children's engineering in the Commonwealth of Virginia and across the nation. Children's Engineering: A Teacher Resource Guide for Design and Technology in Grades K-5, a first-of-its kind...
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A Paradigm Shift: Biomimicry: Biomimicry Is a New Way of Linking the Human-Made World to the Natural World
We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in the way we view and interact with the natural world. This new line of thinking--biomimicry--is already having a tremendous impact on the way we design technological products and systems. It is also an excellent...
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Diamond Jubilee for ITEA's Official Honor Society
Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) was founded on March 13, 1929. The 75th Anniversary of that date in 2004 is virtually coincidental with ITEA's Albuquerque Conference. Because EPT is ITEA's official honor society, the anniversary makes the upcoming conference...
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Listening for Rings from Space
Did it ever occur to you how really amazing are your senses of vision and hearing? They allow you to understand objects and events in the world "remotely," without being in direct contact with them. While walking around, you can avoid running into...
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Settling the Stage: The Goal of Most Designers Is in the Positive Application of Technology for Human Benefit
In this month's article on industrial design, the goal is to help you plan an activity to engage your students in a design learning experience that will immerse them in many of the primary issues with which designers work on a daily basis. At the same...
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Teaching an Old Project New Tricks: Incorporating Multiple Standards in a Seventh Grade Technology Classroom: It Is Rewarding to See the Inspired Stimulation That Develops When Standards from Several Disciplines Are Incorporated into the Technology Laboratory
"Three ... two ... one ... drop," a pause followed by a hollow clink, and then "1.09." After a moment for recording and perhaps some thought, a student interjects, "that's too fast," naturally rebuffed with a "that's too slow." Finally an inspector...
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