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. 62, No. 3, November

A New Model of Technology Education for Science Centers
The Museum of Science, Boston, has recently expanded its focus to encompass a new model of "informal" technology learning, mirroring the processes taking place in the "formal" education world. In a sense, technology has always been part of our mission;...
Making Problem-Solving Simulations More Realistic: Simply Stated, Do the Mathematics to Predict the Design Outcome
Problem solving is a popular instructional strategy used in modern technology education classrooms. Many problem-solving activities include the direct application of mathematic principles. Students do not always fully utilize these principles during...
Rapid Prototyping in Technology Education: Rapid Prototyping, While Costly, Can Afford Students a Unique Opportunity to Bring Their Ideas to Reality
Product design has become an important part of technology education, and for good reason. Technology students not only learn by designing and modeling products, they are empowered and often find enthusiasm and internal motivation through these activities....
Taut, Light & Flexible: Visiting Compression, Tension, & Modularity. (IDSA)
R. Buckminster Fuller was a master designer and builder of light, flexible structures and objects. Undoubtedly the most ubiquitous design to emerge from his energetic mind was the geodesic dome. These lightweight structures have been employed around...
Technological Literacy and Human Cloning. (Resources in Technology)(Cover Story)
Around the world a debate is raging over the subject of human cloning. At the core of this controversial issue are ethical, religious, societal, scientific, and medical concerns. The possibility that the present generation will obtain the scientific...
Write the Book on Weather Metrics. (the Space Place)
What country do you think has the wildest weather in the world? Which is the one with the most hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, blizzards, hail storms, droughts, and lightning strikes? It is the USA! Does that surprise you? With two coastlines exposed...
You & ITEA
Strategic Plan ITEA's Strategic Plan is now available for review online inside Members Only, under Governance Information. It has been posted as a Word file and a PDF. Suggestions/reviews should be emailed to itea@iris.org, subject: Strategic...