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. 6, March

2005 Leaders to Watch
Those who have contributed to the technology education field for many years are known for their teaching, written work, presentations, research, and recognition received from professional groups. The selected individuals who are highlighted here have...
Compositing Visualization Tools for Improving Design Decisions: These New Modes of Visualization Allow for a Greater Understanding of the Product, Provide Another Platform for Discussion between All Participants, and Attempt to Portray the Intended Design or Idea in the Closest-to-Reality Manner as Possible
Today's designers deal with a range of communication modes. These modes vary from hand gestures to sketches, physical models, and computer-generated images. It has been the norm to use these mediums throughout the process to visualize the intended...
Design Brief: Intermodal Transportation
Background People try to immigrate to the United States every day. Sometimes they are transported in vehicles that are dangerous. The routes they take are also dangerous. Moving people and cargo is rarely a simple task. Context You are the...
Don't Miss These Offerings at the Kansas City Conference
(complete, updated information is always available at www.iteawww.org/D1.html) Welcome Reception Saturday, April 2, 6:00pm-7:00pm Open to all registered attendees, spouses, students, and exhibitors. Tech Talk Cafe Sunday, April 3, and Monday,...
High School Teams Earn Grant Funding for Invention Projects
Teams of students from 13 high schools across the country received Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grants this year to invent devices that address a problem they have identified. With high schools facing tighter budgets and lack of funding for extracurricular...
Intermodal Transportation: Current Fast Ship Designs Specify Propulsion Systems That Are about 20 Knots Faster Than Ships in the Current Fleet
Introduction Intermodal transportation is the moving of people or cargo using more than one mode of transportation. When a person drives to the airport, stands on a conveyor to move through the terminal, and flies to another city, then he or she...
New Standards-Based Curriculum Documents
Educational standards provide criteria for learning and ensure quality in educational programs. Standards-based technology programs can deliver technological literacy. ITEA offers two published standards documents for technological literacy: Standards...
Presenting the Program Addenda to ITEA'S Technological Literacy Standards: Realizing Excellence Is Crucial to Helping Teachers and Administrators Understand the Scope of Standards-Based Reform
In April 2005, the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) will release Realizing Excellence: Structuring Technology Programs. This document is a pivotal addition to the ITEA Addenda to Technological Literacy Standards Series (1). In...
President's Message: Advancing the Tide of Technology Education: Four Simple Words (Technology, Innovation, Design, and Engineering) Form the Acronym TIDE and Modify the Term "Technology Education" to Provide a Succinct Idea of What We Are About
Technology, by its definition and nature, is dynamic: constantly changing, sometimes in a manner that is evolutionary, occasionally revolutionary. As the knowledge upon which technology is based transforms and the needs of society continue to change,...
The Created Environment: An Assessment Tool for Technology Education Teachers: Creativity Doesn't Just Happen by Chance; the Prepared Environment Nourishes It
Creativity is foundational to the development of technology. New solutions to practical problems result in inventions and new ways of doing things. Creativity provides the impetus to develop new technologies and new products to satisfy the needs and...
The Standards for Technological Literacy: Today the Boston Museum of Science, Tomorrow the World: The Standards in STL Are Moving into Another, Broader Venue, One That Will Potentially Reach Youth and Adults of All Ages
ITEA's Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) (ITEA, 2000/2002) document is generally thought of as a tool for K-12 schooling that identifies+ what students should know and be able to do in order to achieve technological literacy. And that is true....
We're Goin' to Kansas City!
It's March, and in less than a month ITEA will be in Kansas City for its annual conference. This is one event that you won't want to miss. The Kansas City event is a totally new, revamped conference, offering you more opportunities for session participation,...