The Agricultural Education Magazine

The Agricultural Education Magazine publishes articles on instruction leadership, supervision, and curriculum development in agricultural education in the United States and other countries.

Articles from Vol. 85, No. 1, July/August

A Derecho and Technology: What Do They Have in Common?
As I write this editorial West Virginia and a number of surrounding states are recovering from a derecho, a storm with straight line winds (winds were in excess of 70 MPH in West Virginia). The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAAA)...
Becoming Technologically FIT: We Are Going to Pump You Up!
Why You Need to be FIT? Our society is changing rapidly. We are bombarded everyday with advertisements about the newest workout equipment or diet pill. Lets face it - Americans know they should go to the gym, exercise, and eat more healthy foods. We...
Bringing the FFA into the 21st Century
In 1950, the 81st Congress of the United States granted a Federal Charter to the Future Farmers of America recognizing the importance of the organization as an integral part of the vocational agriculture program (National FFA Organization, 2012). At...
Connect, Network, Create, Share, and Be Productive with Social Media Tools
"There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if the teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails. " - Nancy Kassebaum, U.S. SenatorIn the past fifteen years, communication...
Harnessing Interactive Technologies to Serve Generation Z
Think back to when you first used a computer. Perhaps it was an Apple 2E with its blinking green box on a blank screen anxiously awaiting input of hundreds of lines of MS DOS code. Maybe it was something more modern. Regardless, it is difficult NOT to...
Interactive Polling through Text Messages
Students of the millennial generation are not content with simply sitting in class and listening to a lecture. Today's students are eager to learn, but they want the learning to be on their own terms (Carlson, 2005). One way to help students control...
Riding the Technological Wave of Change in Agricultural Education
In 2012, it is safe to say that everyone is familiar with the catch phrase: "We live in a digital society." Ever more so than in previous generations, the aforementioned axiom has often been of choice rather than necessity in agricultural education....
Smart Judging Via SMART Board
Can you remember when you were new at something that now seems as if you could do it in your sleep? Take teaching as an example; while in college, was learning how to teach harder than you expected? Was developing lesson plans and defending your teaching...
The Real Ag Teachers of America: A Practical Guide to Increasing Instructional Technology in Your Classroom
Today's agricultural teachers are faced with real world challenges and dilemmas. Between FFA meetings, CDE practices, SAE visits, service projects, chapter fundraisers, and classroom instruction, it is difficult to find the time to discover and experiment...
Using Interactive Technologies to Enhance Career Development Event Team Training
When training Career Development Event (CDE) teams, you may use your tried and true practice methods or you may be experimenting with what works best for you and your students. However, as our students become increasingly tech savvy, the incorporation...
Win Big with Flipping (without Being an Olympic Athlete)
Flipped classrooms are a hot topic in education. Instead of spending valuable class time lecturing, teachers are asking tech-sawy kids to obtain the notes at home for use during class time to complete activities, projects, or labs. The concept makes...