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. 67, No. 1, September

A Model Technology Educator: Thomas A. Edison: Recognizing Edison's Incorporation of Team-Based, Cooperative Learning into His Development Process Is Essential to Appreciating His Success and His Influence Today
In Ann Arbor, Michigan, there is a software design firm called Menlo Innovations. Rich Sheridan, the founder, has modeled his firm's operations after Thomas Edison's practices at his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory between 1876 and 1882; thus, the...
Looking Back; Looking Ahead
Next month marks my ten-year anniversary with ITEA. Naturally, such a milestone provides an opportunity for reflection. For a full decade I've been a witness to the field of technology education and have come to the realization that, while certain...
Model Program: Brillion High School, Brillion, WI: The Rebuilding Proved Successful, as Enrollment in the Program Has Tripled in the Past Two Years
The Brillion School District is located in Brillion, Wisconsin, approximately 20 miles south of Green Bay in the heart of the Fox Valley. Brillion High School (BHS) has approximately 330 students in Grades 9-12. Brillion is home to approximately 3000...
Ms. D. and Harry and the "Single Sheet of Paper" Challenge
Background Ms. D. and Harry have been working together for seven years. She is an eighth grade science teacher at Abington Avenue Grammar School in Newark, NJ, and he is a retired research engineer and inventor who went to the school back in the...
Statistics: It's in the Numbers! Mathematics Offers a Language with Which to Express Relationships in Science and Technology and Provides Useful Analytical Tools for Scientists and Engineers
Introduction Very few people would argue that mathematics and statistics are not important tools in business and industry. Much the same in middle and high school technology education programs, teachers and students use math skills in solving technical...
The Status of Technology Education in the United States: A Triennial Report of the Findings from the States
The increase in the number of states that include technology education in the state framework may indicate that, as a nation, we are placing increasing importance on technology education as part of the overall learning experience. The International...