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. 8, May-June

2005 Professional Recognition Awards
Professional Excellence Awards Academy of Fellows Anthony Schwaller Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award Richard Peterson Wilkinson Meritorious Service Award Richard Seymour Special Recognition Award ...
Design Optimization through M.A.S.H. Analysis
Introduction In the classroom, it is often challenging to find new ways to approach and present complex material. This is particularly true in design education, where innovation is highly valued and often required. A student developing a design...
Get to Know an ITEA Member
Kim Weaver Early Childhood Teacher Hollywood Elementary School Hollywood, MD What is your favorite thing about being a technology teacher? Teaching technology education is the best thing that has happened to me in my teaching career....
New Standards Addenda Introduced
ITEA recently introduced three new addenda to the technological literacy standards documents that provide concrete tools for making technology programs standards-based. These new addenda are designed to work together with and complement the first addendum...
Presentation Software: Another Look
As a technology teacher, chances are that you are using a wide variety of media in your classroom or laboratory. The most common media that we see in technology labs are printed materials such as textbooks, workbooks, and references, video on tape...
Progressing toward a New Look: A Tribute to Dr. Kendall N. Starkweather, DTE, CAE
A hearty and well-deserved salute is extended to Kendall Starkweather upon his 25-year tenure as ITEA's Executive Director/CEO. Beginning this role in June 1980 with a challenge from the Executive Committee to "introduce a new look to the Association,"...
Store and Forward: A Collaborative Approach for Developing Interactive Digital Media (IDM) for Classroom Instruction
Introduction The availability of digital media technology for consumer use has increased students' exposure to technology that was once limited primarily to educational and business environments. As students become more adept consumers and developers...
Usability Testing in Technology Education
Standard 13 of the International Technology Education Association's Standards for Technological Literacy (2000/2002) document states that, "Students will develop abilities to assess the impact of products and systems" (p. 133), Students should be aided...
Why CATTS Needs SPACE! Standards-Based Technology Curricula for Standards-Based Technology Programs
It was a dreary afternoon in late August when the call came to the principal's office. She had been in the principal's job for only two years--having moved from technology department chair to principal in record time. Her ability to work collaboratively...