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. 66, No. 1, September

Approaches to Assessing Technological Literacy: The Challenge of Developing Assessments for Students, Teachers, and Out-of-School Adults in a Content Area as Complex and Relatively Unknown as Technological Literacy Will Be Significant
Some 18 months ago, I spoke before a group of several hundred high-achieving high school students from around the world who were visiting Washington, DC as part of a program called Presidential Classroom (www.presidentialclassroom.org). I chose to...
Assistive Technology in the Classroom
There is a continued need to provide information about the availability of assistive technology, advances in improving accessibility and functionality of assistive technology, and appropriate methods to secure and utilize assistive technology in order...
Becoming a Reflective Technology Teacher: The More I Reflected, the Better I Was Able to Meet the Students' Needs
How many technology teachers reflect on their teaching each and every day? How many technology teachers ask themselves the hard questions surrounding student learning and their own teaching? How many technology teachers ask their students for feedback...
Calendar
October 19-21, 2006 The National Conference on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) will host "Exploring New Worlds Together" at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Online registration and full event information is available at www.ncase.info....
Editorial
Many thanks to all those who responded to our 2006 Readership Survey. We appreciate the time you've taken to provide us with valuable feedback. What did we learn? Some things we already knew, e.g., a preference for more "classroom teacher written"...
Engineering Design in a Mighty Pinwheel Machine Activity: ... the Students Experienced Each Step of the Engineering-Design Process
Introduction Technology education in elementary school is taught through hands-on activities that are designed to address technology content such as communication, construction, manufacturing, transportation, and biotechnology. According to Park...
Financial Assistance for San Antonio
NOW ... is the time to start finding financial assistance to go to ITEA's San Antonio Conference, March 15-17, 2007. There are numerous places to find financial support, and it takes a certain mindset to be successful. Here are some hints to help you!...
ITEA Member Receives Disney Teacher Award
ITEA member Douglas Dillion, a middle school technology education teacher at Honey Creek Middle School in Terre Haute, Indiana, was chosen from more than 75,000 nominees nationwide to receive the 2006 Disney Teacher Award in celebration of his creativity,...
Six Concepts to Help You Align with NCLB: How Can Technology and Engineering Education Survive and Thrive in a Time When Only Core Subjects Seem to Be Valued?
If you are reading this, chances are you have survived the first five years of the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind. This legislation has been controversial, evolutionary,...
Super Mileage Challenge: Combining Education and Fun! the Super Mileage Challenge Teaches Students to Research, Design, and Construct Futuristic Vehicles While Applying Advanced Topics in Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering
Introduction With the rising price of fuel and increased concerns for the environment, achieving maximum gas mileage continues to be a very important topic. Today, in an exciting student competition, Indiana students seek solutions by applying technology,...