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. 69, No. 1, September

Addressing Mathematics Literacy through Technology, Innovation, Design, and Engineering: As a Subject Area, We Are Often Not Given the Credit That We Rightfully Deserve for Helping to Deliver Basic Skills in the Classroom
Once upon a time math teachers taught math, and technology teachers taught technology ... (and of course, technology teachers also taught math, not to mention some science, often a bit of history, usually some economics, and elements of other subjects...
Constructing an Engineering Model for Raising an Egyptian Obelisk: Even Though Ancient Civilizations Used Simple Machines and Forces to Accomplish Their Tasks, Students Need to Realize That These Machines and Forces Are Incorporated in Much of Our Modern Technology
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One of the greatest mysteries of ancient times is how the Egyptians managed to raise huge obelisks using very simple technology. Obelisks were tall monuments dedicated to the pharaoh and the sun god. Each obelisk was quarried...
Need Funding for the ITEA Conference?
NOW ... is the time to start finding financial assistance to attend ITEA's Charlotte Conference, March 18-20, 2010. There are numerous places to find financial support, and it takes a certain mindset to be successful. Here are some hints: * Compile...
On Excellence-Illustrated through Four Exemplars: Excerpts from the FTE Spirit of Excellence Breakfast Presentation in Louisville, KY
Introduction In the United States I have noticed that workers who are pouring concrete on sidewalks take great care to brush and trim the final surface, always leaving behind a work of art. I get great pleasure from looking at newly finished sidewalks,...
The Old Railroad Right-of-Way Challenge: As Is Often the Case in Life and Communities, the Social Concerns Can Be Tough and Often Hard to Resolve
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] You have seen them: rusted rails, trash strewn about, and tall weeds ... an old railroad line that has been abandoned. They all have that lonely look. A long slender piece of land no longer used, meandering through neighborhoods...
The Year of Social Networking
Two years ago I created a Facebook account and, other than some perfunctory poking around, promptly forgot all about it. Fast forward to today. Checking in with my Facebook friends is now something I do on a daily basis. More recently I have added...
Transportation of the Future: Understanding Port Logistics: By 2020, Even at Moderate Rates of Domestic Growth, the International Container Trade Will Double from Current Levels
Transportation is one of the most critical components in civilian and military logistics operation. Freight transportation is a vital component of the economy, an indicator, and a contributor to economic growth and stability. Transportation networks...