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. 4, December

Airlines
Located centrally in the middle of the United States, the Kansas City International Airport is not dominated by any single major U.S. carrier, so the airfares are very competitive with all major U.S. airlines. Southwest Airlines offers the most...
Assessing for Technological Literacy
Imagine yourself on trial for not properly validating that your students have attained the standards set forth by the curriculum. You have been called as the key witness to try to give a plausible defense. The questions begin to fly from the prosecution,...
Bioprospecting
The gold rush is on! No, prospectors are not scrambling for the precious metal in northern California circa the 1840s. The new rush involves the collection of biological materials, and the prospectors are biologists, chemists, and corporations. This...
Critical Issues and Problems in Technology Education
"This is our decade, we will either develop as a strong and viable instructional program or we will wither and die as an insignificant relic of a failed curriculum" (Custer, 2003). These prophetic words by the 2002-2004 president of the Council on...
Design Education for Nondesigners
Introduction Few high school students will be involved in design or technical education, but someday they may have to understand what design and the application of technology can do for them, either personally or professionally. The following is...
Kansas City 2005 Conference April 3-5: Preparing the Next Generation for Technological Literacy
Preliminary Program 67th Annual Conference Kansas City, Missouri, USA ITEA is "gain" to Kansas City," so make plans now to join us in April for what will be four days fitted with education, exploration, networking, and just plain fun. Our 67th...
National Toy Design Challenge
Toys are a great way to learn about science, engineering, and the design process. That's why Sally Ride brought Hasbro, Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), Smith College, and Sally Ride Science[TM] together to launch TOYchallenge[TM] in 2002....
Robots Recruit Tomorrow's Engineers
The United States has long enjoyed a position of technological leadership on the world stage. But declining interest in careers such as engineering threatens to undermine that position. Currently, only five percent of US students choose to pursue degrees...
Stem Initiatives: Stimulating Students to Improve Science and Mathematics Achievement
Teachers and subject matter specialists are concerned with improving students' performance during standards testing. Initiatives have been undertaken at the local, state, and national levels in attempts to better enable learners to master new knowledge...
Tours
Kansas City Highlights Including Arabia Steamboat Museum Sunday, April 3, 2005 1:00pm-5:00pm A driving tour of downtown Kansas City, Missouri will acquaint you with the historic buildings, the new skyscrapers, the newly erected Federal Courthouse,...