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. 65, No. 5, February

Calendar
February 16-18, 2006 The TECA East Regional Conference will take place in Virginia Beach, VA. Contact Richard D. Seymour, National Contest Coordinator, at rseymour@ bsu.edu for information. February 19-25, 2006 Engineers Week 2006 will be...
Constructivism Pedagogy Drives Redevelopment of CAD Course: A Case Study: Rather Than Feeding Information to the Student through Direct Instruction, the Teacher Is Maintaining the Role of Facilitator in the Learning Process
Introduction Teacher and student roles continue to change as computers continue to influence the design curriculum (Kaplan, 1997). Educators and administrators continue to grapple with the best ways to teach, implement, and maintain current technology....
Engineering a Membrane: This Activity Integrates Technology (Biomedical, Tissue, and Mechanical Engineering) and Science, for Students in Grades K to 12
Context What is a membrane? In the simplest of terms it can be defined as a barrier between two environments. What use do membranes serve in our society? Household items such as towels, napkins, sponges, and paper are good examples of membranes....
Implementing a New Middle School Course into Your Technology Education Program: Invention and Innovation: Because Technology and Society Are Always in a State of Change, Good Teachers Find and Use a Variety of Resources to Help Them Present Interesting and Relevant Information to Students
"Wow!" "Cool!" "Did you see that?!" Are you looking for a middle school course that really "hooks" students into learning about invention and innovation? If you are, these could be the three most commonly heard phrases in your middle school classroom!...
ITEA Financial Report-Fiscal 2005
Important Comments Pertaining to the ITEA/FTE Financial Reports * The figures in this report reflect the financial year, which ended on June 30, 2005. A complete financial report is made to the ITEA/FTE Board of Directors/Trustees by the accounting...
Logic Circuits and the Quality of Life: The Applications of Logic Circuits Are Countless
Introduction With the flooding of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, people around the world became all too aware of human dependency on technology to manage the forces of nature and maintain a high quality of life. New Orleans' sewage...
Out of the Classroom and into the Community: Service Learning Reinforces Classroom Instruction: This Process Was Put in Place to Replicate Real-World Practices and to Give Students a Sense of Accomplishment That Is Achieved When They Maintain Their Commitment to Community-Based Responsibilities
In a continuous effort to teach real-world concepts and skills, community outreach projects can be one of the main avenues of student success in the field of technology. Employers are interested in students who have real-world exposure as well as a...
Practical Design Activities for Your Technology Education Classes: This Is Definitely a "Real-World Experience" Rather Than Simply an Academic Experience
Anyone who reads or attends an ITEA conference will quickly discover that the current trend is to teach the technological-design process and include principles of engineering in technology education classes. We struggled for a long time at our school...