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. 3, November

Calendar
November 2-3, 2006 The 54th Annual Conference of the Technology Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEAP) will be held at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center in Camp Hill, PA. This year's theme is "Making a Difference." Visit www.teap-online.org...
Challenge Your Students!
Interested in challenging your students? Below are listed several competitions that might prove to be interesting (and educational) for them: * The Christopher Columbus Awards, a free program that challenges middle school students to explore opportunities...
Lean Manufacturing in a Global and Competitive Market: The Goal Was to Create a Manufacturing Environment That Is Driven by Demand, and That Holds Only a Small Amount of Inventory and Products at Any Given Time
Introduction Handicraft production can be traced back to the beginning of civilization when goods were produced to satisfy basic human needs. Because no currency was in use, goods were exchanged for goods in what was called a "barter" system. Each...
New Programs
* The National Building Museum (NBM) is launching the first of several design education programs to schools and communities across the country. As building design-based education inherently strengthens math, science, and engineering skills, opportunities...
Structures around the World: A Standards-Based Unit/lesson Template: Students Will Demonstrate a Confidence of Understanding through the End Product-Their Drawing and Model, Paper and Oral Presentation
Introduction Structures Around the World is an eighth-grade activity that places special emphasis on creativity and the aspects of design. This lesson interrelates across a variety of curriculums. Due to its diversity, this activity brings validity...
Synectics for Creative Thinking in Technology Education: An Instructor Using Synectics and Creative Problem-Solving Techniques Can Teach Students to Solve a Multitude of Academic Challenges
Synectics: Introduction to the Model Synectics is a creative problem-solving process developed by William J. J. Gordon and George Prince in the 1960s (Gordon, 1961). A result of Gordon and Prince observing brainstorming sessions that achieved varying...
Taking Action Together
ITEA has been an active member of a PTC-MIT Consortium representing more than 80 organizations committed to working together, leveraging interests and investments to ensure a robust and reliable STEM pipeline that will help secure America's continued...
Technology and Engineering Are Both Addressed through Technology Education: A Critical Factor That Will Influence What We Will Teach Is the Field and Profession of Engineering
Technology education has had its directions as a school subject influenced by changes in society, the economy, politics, and homeland threats. The philosophy and curriculum content for technology education has had certain turning points due to these...
Technology Education Leadership: Observations and Reflections
Presented at the Maley Spirit of Excellence Breakfast Annual Conference of the International Technology Education Association March 24, 2006, Baltimore, MD Introduction First, I'd like to thank the Association for providing me this opportunity....
Video Production: A New Technological Curricula: A Systematic Analysis of Goals, Available Materials, Teacher Knowledge, and Student Outcomes Is Used as the Foundation of an Integrated Curriculum
Introduction As the push for teaching across the curriculum increases, it is important to develop new and innovative ways to teach different subjects through the use of one vehicle. Programs currently in place strive to integrate the academic subjects...