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. 4, December

Energy Perspective: Is Hydroelectricity Green? Are You Thinking That Air Pollution Will Be Reduced Significantly Once the United States Switches to Electric Vehicles? Guess Again
Introduction The current worldwide concern over energy is primarily related to imported oil, oil drilling and refining capacity, and transportation capacity. However, this concern has bolstered interest in a broader range of "green" energy technologies....
English Language Learner Engineering Collaborative: The Elementary Students Were Engaged in an Unusual Setting for Learning and Will Remember the Positive Experience in Future Years as They Select Classes in Both Core and Elective Studies
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction Faculty members in the Engineering Academy at Springdale High School in Springdale, Arkansas have been using engineering design activities to introduce students to the open-ended and multidisciplinary nature...
Governing Board Awards WestEd $1.86 Million Contract to Develop First-Ever Technological Literacy Framework
For the first time ever, technological literacy will be part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation's Report Card[TM]. The first step toward this unprecedented assessment was announced October 6, 2008 by...
IED Cleanup: A Cooperative Classroom Robotics Challenge: The Benefits and Execution of a Cooperative Classroom Robotics Challenge: Robotics with a Social Conscience Has Not Only Energized Our Students with the Desire to Improve Our World, but It Has Also Begun to Bring Teachers from Mathematics, Science, and Even English to the Technology Education Lab at Lower Merion Where True STEM Integration Is Growing
"Students used to ask, 'Why don't you just give us something to analyze?' What we really want to hear is, 'Show us someone who needs help.' [In order for that to occur] culture shift is required." Dr. Woodie C. Flowers MIT Pappalardo Professor...
Model Program: Southern Lehigh High School, Center Valley, PA
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Conceptual Context It is a true honor to be recommended to author a Model Program article for The Technology Teacher. Our school district is presently providing an educational program known for its excellence and forward-looking...
STEM, STEM Education, STEMmania: A Series of Circumstances Has Once More Created an Opportunity for Technology Educators to Develop and Implement New Integrative Approaches to STEM Education Championed by STEM Education Reform Doctrine over the Past Two Decades
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the 1990s, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began using "SMET" as shorthand for "science, mathematics, engineering, and technology" When an NSF program officer complained that "SMET" sounded too much like "smut" the...
The Speeding Car Design Challenge: Use the Real World to Stimulate and Promote Problem Solving in Your Classroom
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] All too often, we read about high-speed police chases in pursuit of stolen cars that result in death and injury to people and innocent bystanders. Isn't there another way to accomplish the apprehension of the thieves that...