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. 5, February

Avenues to Success-Developing a Thriving Technology Education Program: Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield, Indiana
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Across the USA, technology education has faced many challenges over the past several decades. Educational changes and reform at all levels seem to have had a positive effect on the required classes or "core" courses. As a...
Computational Science as Part of Technology Education: An Interview with Aaron Clark: We in North Carolina Define Computational Science for Technology Education with a True STEM Focus
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As teachers search for the most appropriate form of TIDE education for the future, we must consider as many alternatives as possible. One such alternative is computational science, which is described in detail in the following...
Motor Mania: Revving Up for Technological Design: Motor Mania Is a Topic That Lets Students Experience Firsthand the Relationship between Science and an Everyday Technological Application Such as Getting a Car to Function Well
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Students get very excited when confronted with problems that they find meaningful. For ten years, our science enrichment program has taught middle school students complex science concepts via real problem-based learning experiences....
One Sound Is Worth a Thousand Words: Using and Understanding Audio Files: Today's Educator Who Is Adept with Audio Technology as Well as the Tools to Harness Its Power Is Truly at the Cutting Edge of Creating Meaningful Media for a Variety of Subject Matter
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction In the past few years, there has been an increased emphasis for teachers to become more adept at multimedia-based skills. Whether it's creating PowerPoint[R] slides, MPEG movies, image files, or a host of other...
Salt Lake City Conference Exhibitors
International Technology Education Association SALT LAKE CITY February 21-23, 2008 CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS CONFIRMED AS OF DECEMBER 11, 2007. 3M Company Booths 312, 314 6801 River Place Blvd. Austin, TX 78726 Phone: 512-984-5483...
Scrap Metal Recycling: Scrap Metal Recycling Is Not Very Glamorous, but It Might Help Save the Planet
Introduction If one thinks that an understanding of scrap metal recycling is not important, consider the following: Recycling is a 65 billion dollar-per-year industry. Scrap metal recycling saves 74% or more of the energy it takes to smelt metal...
Wood Pole Alternative Design Challenge: It's the Kind of Challenge That Will Completely Change the Way Students See Such a Commonplace Piece of Engineering
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction Everyone knows what they are, the wooden utility poles that hold up power lines, telephone lines, and cable TV wires. They are everywhere and aging rapidly. Probably the average life of utility poles now in...