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. 3, November

Designing for the Barely Imaginable
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What is the weirdest, most alien, eye-popping, nose-shocking, skin-crawling place you can think of? Ponder these destinations: 1. Clouds rain gasoline, forming huge lakes. 2. Volcanoes spew red-hot lava and the sky...
Don't Miss This!
* Teacher Astronaut Barbara Morgan * Dr. Robert Ballard * Dr. Steve Petrina * Dr. James LaPorte What do these respected individuals have in common? These and other sensational session speakers await you at Teaching TIDE with Pride--ITEA's...
Engineering Education: Web-Based Interactive Learning Resources
The goal of the ongoing project is to enhance students' learning process by implementing an undergraduate engineering curricular transformation that integrates simulation and visualization modules as well as virtual experiments in engineering science...
Getting to the Center of a Tootsie Roll Pop[R]: Engineers Have Seen the Lab and Think It Looks like a Great Way to Discover the Concepts of Mechanical Engineering
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Princeton High School is a relatively large, urban, four-year comprehensive high school that serves approximately 2,000 students in Cincinnati, Ohio. Academic offerings include, among others, the International Baccalaureate...
International Technology Education Association: Salt Lake City: February 21-23, 2008: Preliminary Program: 70th Annual Conference
On behalf of the ITEA Board of Directors and the Utah conference planning team, I would like to welcome you to beautiful Salt Lake City and the 70th Annual ITEA Conference--Teaching TIDE with Pride! Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the accomplishments...
Model Program: Conestoga Valley School District, PA
Gary Landis is in his 36th and final year as a teacher and program supervisor for technology education in the Conestoga Valley School District. The district earned a High School Program Excellence Award from ITEA in 2003 and a Middle School Program...
Teaching Technology in Low Socioeconomic Areas: Technology Education Will Help Break the Cycle of Poverty for Low Socioeconomic Students
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction Technology now allows information to travel around the world in a matter of seconds, causing a new form of globalization. This integration of technology into our global society has changed the nature of work...
The Journey towards Technological Literacy for All in the United States-Are We There Yet? Emerging Research Will Continually Shape Teaching and Learning, and the Changing Nature of Technology Continually Shapes the Discipline
Anyone who has traveled with small children or watched one of the National Lampoon Vacation movies understands both the humor and unrelenting nature of the question above. I pose this question not to be amusing but rather to have the reader pause and...
The "No Trucks" Design Challenge: Encourage Your Students to Dream First and Challenge the Boundaries before They Settle Down to Developing a Single Idea
Introduction This activity is certainly multi-dimensional and likely to cause some interesting reactions among students. It deals with a transportation system, and changing it, so a certain class of vehicle is literally removed from the roadways....