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. 8, May-June

2010 Professional Recognition Awards
Special Recognition Awards Academy of Fellows Marc J. de Vries Award of Distinction Gerald F. Day Special Recognition Award Ronald G. Barker Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award Richard...
Dancing around My Technology Classroom Box (My Second RET Lab): I Knew This Would Provide Me the Meaningful Professional Development I Needed to Ignite My Passion for Teaching
It was early June. School had only been out for one week, and I was sitting with a mixture of anxiety and anticipation in my slow-moving, rush-hour-inhibited car. The lab I had been assigned for my RET (Research Experience for Teachers) at Vanderbilt...
Design Assessment: Consumer Reports Style
Introduction Novices to the design process often struggle at first to understand the various stages of design. Learning to design is a process not easily mastered, and therefore requires multiple levels of exposure to the design process. It is helpful...
Designing a Shopping System for Senior Citizens
Introduction It is all about serving the customer. That is how capitalism plays out. It finds a market need and then creates a product or service to address that need. Well, here is one near and dear to our country. The Baby Boomer generation, all...
Incorporating Animation Concepts and Principles in STEM Education
Introduction Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of static images that creates the illusion of movement. This optical illusion is often called perception of motion, persistence of vision, illusion of motion, or short-range apparent motion...
Understanding Materials
Almost everything people have ever done has involved materials (Jacobs & Kilduff, 1985). Historical evidence indicates that engineered materials have been available and utilized for the benefit of humankind since the Neolithic period, beginning...