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. 1, September

Calendar. (in the News & Calendar)
September 14-18, 2002 The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) Fall Conference will be held in Charleston, SC. For information, contact Kimberly Green at 202-737-0303 or e-mail kgreen@nasdvtec.org....
Dick and Jane and Technology Education: Technology Is the Mortar between the Joints of Science
A Little Nostalgia I'll admit it right up front. I get very nostalgic about the old Dick and Jane reading books. I like them so much, I collect them ... reliving the memories of my first love, Mrs. Williams. There in Abington Avenue School in...
Executive Summary: Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More about Technology
At the heart of our modern technological society lies an unacknowledged paradox. Although the United States is increasingly defined by and dependent on technology and is adopting new technologies at a breathtaking pace, its citizens are not equipped...
Plan Ahead for Deep Impact. (in the News & Calendar)
What's deep inside a comet? Comets are time capsules that hold clues about the formation and evolution of the solar system. They are composed of ice, gas, and dust, which is the primitive debris from the solar system's earliest and coldest formation...
Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology: What Are You Learning Today?
STANDARDS FOR TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY THE NATURE OF TECHNOLOGY 1. Students will develop an understanding of the characteristics and scope of technology. 2. Students will develop an understanding of the core concepts of technology. 3. Students...
Student Organizations: How Important Are They to Technology Education? Students Must Develop a Broader Understanding of Their Role in This Changing, Intensely Technological Culture
There are many challenges and responsibilities facing technology education programs today. Two of the most important issues are developing future technology education leaders and recruiting future technology education students. These challenges...
Teacher Models for Implementing Standards for Technological Literacy
The following six questions were asked of technology educators in elementary, middle, and high school. 1. How have you incorporated the standards into your program? Elementary School: California has a group called the Exploring Technology Education...
Tidy Up Those Sloppy Force Fields! (the Space Place)
Imagine the entire night sky filled with shimmering, dancing curtains of colorful light. If you knew nothing of the Aurora Borealis, also called the Northern Lights, the sight of them might make you think the end of the world was near. But, no,...
Under the Microscope: Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, and Nanoengeneering Focus on the Design and Manipulation of Individual Atoms to Produce Tailor-Made Products and Devices. (Resources in Technology)
Perspective Humans are fascinated with technology! As humans, we have passed through the millennia of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron ages, through the Industrial Revolution and information ages, and are approaching the age of nanoscience and nanotechnology....
What Did You Do (by Design) This Summer? This Article Is the Begenning of a Quest for a Dialoque Us. (IDSA)
With this article, the Industrial Designers SocietY of America (IDSA) is beginning its third year of collaboration with ITEA. Our first year was one in which each of the two professional groups began a relationshiP by trying to acquire a clear understanding...