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. 4, December-January

Basic Concepts and Terminology of Form and Space. (IDSA)
The Space around Us We live in a three-dimensional world. Most of the objects around us, as well as the space they occupy, are three-dimensional. The word "three-dimensional" (3D) is derived from the three dimensions by which most objects (or...
Chasing Down a Satellite. (the Space Place)
Have you ever spotted a satellite crossing the night sky over your town or city? Although it may have been a mere point of light like a star or planet, you could not mistake a visible satellite for a star, a planet, or even a high altitude plane....
Company News. (in the News & Calendar)
Roland DGA Corporation has achieved Solution Partner status from SolidWorks Corporation. Compatible with SolidWorks three-dimensional computer-aided design (3D CAD) software, Roland MDX milling machines are now available in limited distribution...
Promising Alternatives in Agri-Technology: Aquaponics. (Resources in Technology)
Aquaponics research activities like this one may provide technology teachers with an easy introduction to the world of agriculture. Introduction The intelligent use of natural resources is not only a responsible approach to living in a technological...
Publications. (in the News & Calendar)
ITEA/CATTS has two new publications available. Technology Starters: A Standards-Based Guide is an addendum to Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology (STL) for grades K-6. It provides standards-based content, activities,...
Standards for Technological Literacy-Views from the Field
The results of the survey indicate these respondents are highly supportive of the K-12 content standards for the study of technology. ITEA's pivotal document, Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology, was released...
Teaching Design: Taking the First Steps: Teaching Students How to Think like Designers Involves Preparation on the Part of Both the Teacher and the Student
In the last decade, teaching technology education through design has acquired greater standing as a methodology. According to Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology (STL) (ITEA, 2000), "[design] is as fundamental...
The Engineering Design Method
Complex decision-making does not need to be paralyzing, but can proceed in a methodical way. Introduction In the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, the first engineering course, ENGS 21, teaches students how to carry out a design...