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. 68, No. 1, September

A Journey of a Thousand Miles
Lao Tzu knew what he was talking about when he said that "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. How many of us have ever put off a task and then, once started, found that it wasn't so bad once we took that first step? When I...
Evildoer or Do-Gooder: Getting the Goods on Ozone
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Like the Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde character of Robert Louis Stevensons curious novel, ozone has two personalities. Sometimes it is the good guy, sometimes the bad. Ozone is one of the gases in Earth's atmosphere. It is...
Model Program: High Point Regional High School, Sussex, NJ
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Transformation Completed An award-winning program has completed its mission. What will the next eight years be like at High Point Regional? We designed a plan for change and have completed our mission. What will the...
Monuments: Landmarks and Reflections of the Past: Most Monuments Are Constructed Projects and Use Technologies Worth Studying from Their Designed and Constructed Perspectives
Monuments are landmarks that commemorate great people or significant events. Most are constructed, but some are natural--such as Stone Mountain in Georgia, USA, or Rock of Gibraltar, the sea passage between Western Europe and North Africa. Many towns...
Need Funding for the ITEA Conference?
NOW ... is the time to start finding financial assistance to attend ITEA's Louisville Conference, March 26-28, 2009. There are numerous places to find financial support, and it takes a certain mindset to be successful. Here are some hints to help you!...
The Flag Design Challenge: The Ultimate Measure of Any New Product Is If Customers Reach in Their Pocket and Buy It
Any new product designer or project engineer can tell you that the worst way to launch a new product is to ignore what possible users or customers of this new product want, or expect the product to do. The ultimate measure of any new product is if...
Toward Excellence in Technology Education: Excellence in Our Profession Comes as a Result of the Collective Work of Us All, Applying Our Unique Talents and Abilities, for the Benefit of the Whole, Including the People We Serve
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Good morning! What an honor it is for me to have been selected to speak to this group of honorees and colleagues this morning. As I look out into the audience, I see some of my former students at all levels--undergraduate...
Visual Perception and the HSV Color System: Exploring Color in the Communications Technology Classroom: It Is Essential for Graphic Designers, Especially High School Technology Education Students, to Understand Why and How to Effectively Transform Data into Graphics to Both Engage the Viewer and Communicate Information
Introduction Design is a hot area in communications technology, but can students effectively communicate the graphic design they create? In particular, learning to communicate through graphic representations is essential for technology education...