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. 64, No. 2, October

A Global Need, a Global Resource Nuclear Power and the New Millennium: In Contrast to the 25 Billion Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emitted into the Atmosphere Each Year as Fossil Fuel Waste, the Spent Fuel Produced Yearly from All the World's Reactors Would Fit Inside a Two-Story Structure Built on a Basketball Court
The technological literacy standards were developed to act as a beacon for educators to guide them in their quest to develop a population of technically literate citizens who possess the skills, abilities, and knowledge necessary to actively and constructively...
Clustering Students to Evaluate and Understand Handheld Communication Interfaces: The Way We Use a Product Is as Important as What That Product Can Do, or What It Looks Like
A user communicates, or interacts, with a handhold device via a series of interfaces. These interfaces facilitate a dialog between the person and the cell phone, PDA, or MP3 player by receiving input and responding to human action with feedback. We...
Hey TECA Students-Gettin' Your Money's Worth Yet?
The other day I sat at a local McDonald's and watched as customers entered, ordered, and exited the restaurant. One young man entered, ordered, and received a bag containing his Classic #1 menu selection. The young man opened the bag as he dashed off,...
Planning Activities across the Curriculum: When Developing Items That Are Interdisciplinary, Care Must Be Taken to Ensure That the Activities Align with the Standards of All the Disciplines Involved
At Tecumseh Middle School in Indiana the technology education teachers are part of a team consisting of language arts, math, social studies, and science Teachers work together on items of common interest and student needs. There is a scheduled period...
Reporting on the Status of Technology Education in the U.S.: The Data on STL and AETL Usage Is Positive in the Respect That More and More States Are Becoming Informed about What Technology/ Technological Literacy Encompasses
The International Technology Education Association's Technology for All Americans Project (ITEA-TfAAP) conducted a survey in the spring and summer academic semesters of 2004 to determine the current state of technology education. This survey was a...
Teaching Machines to Think Fuzzy
Are you a fuzzy thinker? If you have a human brain, you are. Now scientists are trying to teach computers to think like fuzzy-thinking people, instead of like purely logical machines. To a simple machine, a statement is true or false. A light is on...
Technology and Mathematics Standards: An Integrated Approach: A More Open-Ended and Broader Definition or Meaning of Mathematics Is the Study of Patterns
Introduction The use of standards-based teaching and learning has been gaining significant attention in the education world. State and national associations now base their specific subject area or discipline solely on standards, i.e., International...