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. 5, February

Calendar
February 10, 2007 Preregistration deadline for ITEA's annual conference in San Antonio, March 15-17, 2007. There is still time to save $$$ by registering early. As a professional member, you will save $50 over the on-site registration rate of $290....
EntrepreneurshipWeek USA
From February 24 to March 3, 2007, entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders, and young people across the U.S. will celebrate the power of entrepreneurship and ignite the nation's consciousness about the importance of being entrepreneurial. EntrepreneurshipWeek...
ITEA Financial Report-2006
Important Comments Pertaining to the ITEA and FTE Financial Reports * The figures in this report reflect the financial year, which ended on June 30, 2006. A complete financial report is made to the ITEA/FTE Board of Directors/Trustees by the accounting...
Problem? No Problem! Solving Technical Contradictions: With Guided Practice, Students Quickly Begin to Realize They Are Taking Ownership of a Productive Method of Critical Thinking That Can Be Embedded in Their Everyday Lives
Introduction--The Future of Invention How would you like to actually figure out or define what your problem is before even trying to solve it (an often frustrating aspect during the initial phases of the design process loop)? How would you like...
Putting Student Enthusiasm to Work: Students ... Are Fearless, Because They Don't Yet Know What They Don't Know, and This Can Be Liberating, Often Leading to Fresh Approaches to Problem Solving
Students Ask the Darnedest Questions I haven't met a school class yet that does not rise to the challenge of a classroom design activity. Often in classrooms as early as third grade, students display a remarkable facility for out-of-the-box thinking--very...
Robotic Surgery: The Medical Field Has Many Uses for Automated and Remote-Controlled Technology
Introduction For a piece of equipment to be considered a robot in the industrial setting, it needs to be programmable and autonomous. That means that the technician can teach the robot to do new things and also leave it unsupervised while the robot...
San Antonio Conference Exhibitors: Conference Exhibitors Confirmed as of December 5, 2006
A Advanced Technologies Consultants Booth 129 110 W. Main Street Northville, MI 48167 Phone: 1-800-348-8447 Fax: 248-348-3040 Email: atcmil@ameritech.net Website: www.advancedtechnologies.net Advanced Technologies is the...
Should There Be a National Curriculum for Technological Literacy? Opinions from Leaders in the Field
Laura Johnson Hummell is a North Carolina middle school technology education teacher and doctoral candidate at East Carolina University. My answer is "yes," I do believe that the United States should have a national curriculum for technological...
Solving the Money Problem in a Television Production Class ... I Had Thought out a Plan to Open a Television Production Company Run by My Students
This article chronicles one television production teacher s odyssey to search for an elusive prize. I was teaching a television production class that had many students and little equipment. The equipment I had was barely consumer grade. I needed to...
The Abracadabra of Engineering: Strong Structures from Flimsy Materials
Rockets are great for blasting spacecraft into orbit or on their way to another planet. But the trouble with rockets is that they gulp fuel faster than a Hummer pulling a camper trailer. In only a few minutes their tanks are empty. Then what? The spacecraft...