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. 61, No. 8, May-June

2002 Professional Recognition Awards
Professional excellence Awards Academy of Fellows Thomas A. Hughes, Jr. Award of Distinction Charles A. Pinder Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award Steven W. Moorhead, DTE Wilkinson Meritorious Service Award Harold E. Holley, DTE ...
Achieving Technological Literacy in Minnesota: (If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You Will Very Likely End Up Somewhere Else ...)
Standards For Technological Litera cy: Implementation Design MTEA has managed to maintain an annual membership of around 400 teachers, about one-third of the approximately 1200 technology education teachers statewide. Through both journal and...
An Introduction to Universal Design: A Hand Tool Project. (IDSA)
In this installment in the ongoing series about industrial design, I'd like to introduce the concept of universal design. First, however, it makes sense to define the terms "industrial design" and "universal design." It also makes sense to establish...
Become a Weather Wizard! (the Space Place)
In some places--maybe where you live--weather is a very important part of planning, especially leisure time planning. For example, in looking forward to your weekend, wouldn't it be nice to know it was going to be sunny and clear on Saturday, but...
Building and Controlling Your PLC-Controlled Robot from the Workbench
Introduction The technology education teacher of tomorrow must be prepared to expose his/her students to many fields of study related to technology. Some of the potential career paths for which we need to prepare our students include engineering,...
Calendar. (in the News & Calendar)
May 20-21, 2002 The Connecticut Technology Education Association (CTEA) conference will be held in Waterbury, CT. For information, contact Paul Hoffman at phoffman@snet.net. May 28-June 2, 2002 The Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Annual...
Distance Learning: Teaching Technology Online. (Resources in Technology)
It has been a little more than 25 years since the Apple II computer was mass-marketed to the world of education. The familiar "buzz-buzz, clack-clack, and beep-beep" opened a new paradigm in teaching and learning that would not be realized for a...
ITEA/Gallup Poll: Interpreting What Others Think of Technology Teaching
The ITEA/Gallup Poll gave us a snapshot of what the general public knows about, considers, and thinks when dealing with technology. The results represent good news for technology educators, although there is considerable work to be done to shape...
Online Resources. (in the News & Calendar)
Learning Network, http://learningnetwork.com, the Internet's largest educational website for parents, teachers, and students, and the National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA), the world's largest science teacher organization, are combining...
Thank You to Our Advertisers
ITEA wishes to thank the following companies and universities for their commercial advertising support in The Technology Teacher during the 2001-2002 school yeaR. We encourage our readers to do business with these companies, which continue to support...
TTT/TTTe Index-2001-2002
TITLE INDEX 2002 Leaders to Watch, March 2002, pp. 37-39. Achieving Technological Literacy in Minnesota, May/June 2002, pp. 16-20. Applications and Tools for Design and Visualization, April 2002, pp. 7-11. Assessment Standards for Technological...
You & ITEA
Summer Graduate Internet Course CATTS ITEA/CATTS, in conjunction with Illinois State University, will offer a 4-week, Internet-based graduate course designed to prepare classroom teachers to develop and teach standards-based technology education...