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. 68, No. 3, November

Addressing Issues Related to Technology and Engineering: An Interview with Michael Hacker and David Burghardt, Codirectors of Hoftra University's Center for Technological Literacy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Over the past decade, you have done considerable research pertaining to the overlapping principles, concepts, and activities related to technology and engineering. What are a few of the key characteristics that you have found?...
Louisville Speakers Announced
Author Alfie Kohn *** Design Squad host Nate Ball *** Dr. Lung-Sheng Steven Lee *** Dr. Theodore Lewis What do these respected individuals have in common? They'll be in Louisville, Kentucky next March for DELIVERING THE T & E IN STEM at ITEA's...
Offshore Oil Drilling: Buying Energy Independence or Buying Time?
Skyrocketing fuel prices, unprecedented home foreclosures, rising unemployment, escalating food prices, increasing climate disasters, and the continued war on two fronts have prompted greater public support for renewed offshore drilling for oil. A...
Producing Television Commercials in High School Technology Education: An Authentic Standards-Based Project: Examining the Use of Television Commercial Projects to Provide an In-Depth and Authentic Experience for Technology Education Students
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction Television production technology courses are among the fastest-growing courses in public education. In Florida, the Television Production 1 (#1100300) course increased enrollment statewide by 9.5% per year...
Soft Skills in the Technology Education Classroom: What Do Students Need?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Technology education teachers assist students in becoming technologically literate through teaching hands-on applications of technology and designing curriculum and learning activities that follow Standards for Technological...
Stepping outside My Technology Classroom Box: (My Summer RET Experience)
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As if sitting in the morning rush hour traffic was not bad enough, it was also the first Monday of my summer vacation. My commute to school is usually an uneventful fifteen minutes, but thinking of going into the city for...
The Old Airplane Challenge
Ever wonder what happens to old airplane fuselages? Can anything useful ever come from these long tubes that once had wings attached to them? I am willing to bet that creative students would have a good deal of fun trying to figure out what to do with...