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. 4, December

Model Program: Technological Education in Ontario Schools: The Philosophy That Underlies the Teaching of Broad-Based Technology Is That Students Learn Best by Doing, with an Emphasis on Problem Solving
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] General Description Ontario is characterized by its large urban centers in the south, located beside or close to the Great Lakes, surrounded by rural, agricultural areas, and by less-populated areas in the northern part...
National Science Board Approves and Takes to Congress National Action Plan for Twenty-First Century STEM Education
On October 3, 2007 in a congressional briefing, the National Science Board rolled out a national action plan for twenty-first century education in STEM--science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Top among the Board's recommendations are increased...
Sustainable Design: The Next Industrial Revolution?
An insatiable appetite for energy, a burgeoning world population, and a heightened awareness of climate change are focusing global attention on sustainability, an issue that may very well determine the future course of civilization. Sustainability...
Teaching Technology-It Couldn't Get Any Better!
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Teaching technology is awesome! I very rarely use the word awesome, but there are few words in the English language that can convey my feelings concerning my teaching experience during the past four years. This article describes...
Temporary Housing for the Homeless: A Pre-Engineering Design Project
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction A recent trend in technology education has been to broaden its scope to include pre-engineering. This trend is evident with the development of Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of...
The ITEA-NASA STS-118 Design Challenges
In conjunction with the August 8, 2007 launch of STS-118, ITEA and NASA recently debuted STS-118 Design Challenges. These challenges are available for elementary, middle, and high school and revolve around a lunar plant growth chamber to help supplement...
The Leaking-Toilet Challenge
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction Leaking toilets can cost homeowners big dollars--often before it is even realized. You don't necessarily hear it leaking. It just does, and when the water bill comes due, it can be a most unpleasant surprise,...