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. 8, May-June

2004 Professional Recognition Awards
Professional Excellence Awards Academy of Fellows Michael Hacker Award of Distinction Michael Daugherty Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award Bernard Singer Wilkinson Meritorious Service Award David Worley Special Recognition...
Action Research and Technology Education
Introduction When was the last time you sat back and contemplated how effective your teaching is? When have you examined how to best teach bridge construction, C[O.sub.2] cars, or rocketry? What methods have you used to determine how students learn...
Approaching the Standards? A Review of New Textbooks for the Middle Grades
Educators, in general, love to hate textbooks. For example, they often view textbooks as encyclopedias that contain mountains of information. Many technology teachers also feel that textbooks do not adequately address the designing and making aspects...
Dampen That Drift!
How would you like to go to Mars or some other alien world? Well, NASA would love to send you there! However, it will take quite a few years to reach that goal. Meanwhile, there is much we can do and find out using robotic spacecraft and space telescopes....
Good, Better, Best: Using Universal Design and Digital Technology to Develop Great Products
Introduction Industrial design and technology are lab-based disciplines with highly visual products, hands-on activities, and frequent interactions between faculty and students. As a result, the ways that online resources are used in these courses...
NSTA Teams with Court TV to Bring Forensics to the Classroom
Capitalizing on the groundswell of interest in forensic science television shows such as CSI and Forensic Files, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has teamed with Court TV to develop exciting new curriculum units on forensic science...
Ohio Develops Technology Academic Content Standards: Combining Technological Literacy with Computer and Multimedia Literacy and Informational Literacy
Background The development of the Ohio Technology Academic Content Standards is a high point on a long road of curriculum revision in Ohio. Four political paths and three sets of standards from national professional associations came together to...
Technology Education-A Resource for Teaching Mathematics
Standards-based testing is a major issue impacting public education around the world. Educational publications and daily newspapers cite instances where schools are accredited, or other instances where teams of educators are being assigned to failing...
Using Flash Technology for Motivation and Assessment
Introduction A visit to most any technology education laboratory or classroom will reveal that computers, software, and multimedia software are rapidly becoming a mainstay in learning about technology and technological literacy. Almost all technology...