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. 3, November

A Structured Framework for Using Games to Teach Mathematics and Science in K-12 Classrooms
Introduction The notion of using games to engage children in learning activities is not new. Instinctively, kids create games to help them make sense of the world around them. Mostly, they play rules-based sports games, where they interact according...
Delivering Engineering Content in Technology Education: Can the Technology Education Profession Deliver on the Promise of Technological Literacy for All While Preparing the Secondary School Student for Engineering Education?
A Call for Change in Technology Education The technology education field has undergone numerous changes in scope, mission, and principles during its one hundred ten year history in America. From the late 1800s to today, technology education has...
Designing to Fit People of Different Sizes: One Product Can Indeed Fit Nearly All People
People interact with products and vehicles in a physical manner. They push lawn mowers, they hold mixers, and they drive cars and trucks. This interaction is greatly improved when there is a physical, dimensional match between the people and the products...
How to Promote a Technology Education Program: An Effective Campaign Will Increase Student Enrollment, Spread Goodwill, Reflect a Positive Image, and Grow Positive Involvement
Introduction The advertising, marketing, promotion, and positioning of technology education programs have become increasingly important. Yet the rewards of promoting your program will not only bring more students and resources to your classroom,...
Marketing Technological Literacy for the Classroom: We Must All Serve as Ambassadors for the Vision of Technological Literacy for All
This article will provide some broad-based suggestions that may be applicable to marketing technological literacy as a necessary aspect of a well-rounded curriculum. These suggestions are intended to stimulate ideas that can be applied to individual...
Standards-Based Curriculum Development for Pre-Service and In-Service: A "Partnering" Approach Using Modified Backwards Design: The End Result Is That Pre-Service Teacher Education Students Are Becoming More Excited about Their Teaching Profession
Technology teacher educators across the nation are considering what changes will be made to their pre-service teacher education programs to implement the standards in Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) (ITEA, 2000/2002) and to help future teachers...