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. 6, March

2008 Leaders to Watch
Those who have contributed to the technology education field for many years are known for their teaching, written work, presentations, research, and recognition received from professional groups. The selected individuals who are highlighted here have...
A President's Message with More Questions Than Answers!
What if you had spent most of your career thinking that ITEA had been running too far out in front of its primary constituency, only in recent years to decide that you now feel the opposite may be true? Well, as I enter my Presidency that's my current...
A Tech Ed Newsletter Challenge
Introduction In this challenge, students will combine technology education and communications skills to produce a useful product for other teachers and students to enjoy. Help others discover the excitement, relevancy, and interdisciplinary nature...
ITEA Financial Report-Fiscal 2007
Important Comments Pertaining to the ITEA and FTE Financial Reports * The figures in this report reflect the financial year, which ended on June 30, 2007. A complete financial report is made to the ITEA/FTE Board of Directors/Trustees by the accounting...
Journeys on the Rivers and Oceans: Ship Transportation
Recognized explorers from around the world (e.g., Columbus, Magellan, Drake, Cook, Tinne, Bass, etc.) used ships to sail to new territories. As new lands were discovered and settlements developed, ships were important in establishing trade routes to...
Maximizing the Learning Value of Tests in Technology Education Classes: A Summary of Research Findings
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Too often, first-line research in education remains tucked away in esoteric research journals, that teachers rarely read. This article is one researcher s attempt to share findings from a series of experiments with technology...
Model Program: West Springfield High School, Virginia
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] West Springfield High School sits on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., in Fairfax County, Virginia. WSHS is home to a thriving and growing technology education program. In recent years, the program has exploded from less...
New Education Materials Available at NASA.Gov
The Educational Materials section of NASA's website offers classroom activities, educator guides, posters, and other types of resources that are available for use in the classroom. Materials are listed by type, grade level, and subject. The following...
Starting an E-Mentor Program
Mentorship is a valuable learning tool. A quick search of the Internet will result in hundreds of examples of mentorship between students, teachers, and people from industry. The standards listed under The Designed World in Standards for Technological...
What Will It Take to Establish Technology/engineering Education for All Students? an Interview with Cary Sneider of the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston
In 2001 Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to include the words "technology" and "engineering" in the title of its science standards for all students. What do these standards call for at different grade levels and what does it look...