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. 6, March

2009 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 New Classroom Design Challenge: Students Will Gain a New Perspective on What Makes for Flood Education in the Classroom, Learning to Appreciate How the Classroom Environment Impacts the Learning Efficiency of Students
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] All good invention begins with understanding the needs and wants of the customer. After all, they are going to be using the invention or new product and their input is critical to it being accepted. In this activity, your...
Don't Miss Our 71st Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, March 26-28, 2009
Preregistration has closed, but there are registration options still available. Go to www.iteaconnect.org for details. STEM is one of the hottest topics in education in America right now. Technology education can and does play a critical role in...
"Eggciting" Vehicles! There Is No Gray Area. You Can't Argue with a Broken Egg
Note: As a TTT-published classroom teacher, Curtis Funkhouser will participate in a session at ITEA's Louisville Conference titled, "Writing for The Technology Teacher." Make plans to attend this session, scheduled for Friday, March 27th at 3:00pm...
Energy from the Skies: Empowering Future Generations: From the Beginning of Civilization, Humans Have Been Experimenting with the Power of the Sun
A majority of companies around the world are riding the renewable energy wave. In Memphis, TN, the electronics company Sharp retooled an old plant to become the largest U.S. producer of solar panels. In 2010, Infinia will begin repurposing idled auto...
Engineering byDesign[TM] News
EbD[TM] Master Workshops. The EbD[TM] Curriculum Specialists met December 5-7, 2008, in Baltimore, Maryland, to prepare for the upcoming ITEA meeting in Louisville and to work on finalizing the Master Workshops for EbD[TM] Program courses, including...
Hydroponics: Content and Rationale: Technology Is Diverse Enough in Nature That It Can Be Addressed by a Variety of Content Areas, Serving as a True Integrator
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] Technology education has the means of becoming the catalyst for integrated content and curricula, especially in core academic areas, such as science and mathematics, where it has been found difficult to incorporate other subject...
President's Message: Every Association Member Needs to Take an Active Role in Improving the Condition of the Profession
Greetings, and best wishes for a successful academic year. The intent of this message is to reflect upon issues and events that affected our association during the past twelve months and to delineate a course of action for the next twelve months. ...
Symposium Promotes Technological Literacy through STEM: These Teachers Will Make a Difference in the Coming Year Promoting the T&E of STEM
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A three-day symposium titled, "The Anderson, Oconee, Pickens Symposium on Teaching and Learning STEM Standards for the 21st Century," was held August 4-6, 2008 at the Tri-County Technical College (TCTC) Anderson, South Carolina...
The Foundations of Technology Course: Teachers like It! One Teacher Indicated That the Course Was, "A Step in the Right Direction to Help Implement the STEM Initiatives Nationwide."
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Over the past several decades there has been a call to raise student technological literacy. To take such an abstract concept and produce a program that will increase student science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...