Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Editorial

Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

Editorial

Article excerpt

Many thanks to all those who responded to our 2006 Readership Survey. We appreciate the time you've taken to provide us with valuable feedback.

What did we learn? Some things we already knew, e.g., a preference for more "classroom teacher written" articles. We've expended a great deal of effort towards this goal but still seem to be missing the "magic bullet" that will persuade more teachers to write about their experiences. And while 60 percent of respondents said they have considered writing an article, when asked why they don't submit articles, many responses were echoed over and over, "I don't have time; I don't have enough experience; I don't write well enough." The irony is, with such a commonality in responses, clearly many members are in the same boat and would appreciate articles written by "ordinary" teachers even more. In fact, in response to survey question number three, "What aspect of TTT do you enjoy the most or find most helpful," many reported appreciating "seeing what other tech ed teachers are doing."

In question seven we asked "What other topics would you like to see covered in the publications?" Based on the most common responses to this question, we're in the process of formulating a new series of "invited" articles, trying out various formats, in an attempt to fulfill this reader request. Please see the NCLB alignment article on page 17 of this issue to take a look at the first installment of this new series. …

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