Techniques

This magazine has news on legislative affecting career and technical education, features on issues and program, profiles of educators and notices of new products.

Articles from Vol. 76, No. 4, April

3-D Medicine
3-D imaging is giving students, educators and health care professionals a detailed new way to look at the human body. In 1986, the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) began planning for a future in which digital images would be distributed...
A New Dimension in Education
Computer design and animation is now a three-- dimensional world. A high school program in a historic Virginia location and a 2-- year college in Florida are two of the schools now exploring this new 3-D technology. Williamsburg, Virginia, is a name...
A Step into the Future
In the summer of 2000, an opportunity arose to participate in what is known as "The STEP Grant" at the University of NebraskaLincoln. STEP, which stands for Scholarship Technology Education Practice, is a three-year federally funded project. Its aim...
Compaq Helps Launch NetSmartz Workshop
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced a $1.5 million donation from Compaq Computer Corporation to help create an initiative to educate youth about risks they may encounter...
Don't Worry, This Is Only a Test
Trends in accountability and assessment Some education reformers say getting a good grade on a test demonstrates only that a student is good at taking tests. Yet many people believe strongly that more testing will help make schools more accountable and...
Editor's Note
Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and that certainly includes education. As new trends emerge, they are incorporated into our lives and our classrooms. While the new technology offers many challenges, it also opens up many opportunities....
E-Glut Is Not Hopeless
Rapidly threatening to get out of hand, a wide-ranging information glut is already causing as much pressure, tension and frustration as it is easing "getting out the work." E-- mail is a good example of virtue once again turning into vice. But this is...
Ergonomics Rule Repealed
On March 6, the U.S. Senate voted 56-44 to repeal the regulation issued by the Clinton administration that was designed to reduce workplace injuries in offices, factories and shops. On March 11, the House also voted, by a 223-206 margin, to repeal the...
Excellence in Engineering Technology Education
The South Carolina Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence is teaching students through an innovative approach that brings relevance to the learning process by simulating a realworld, high-tech workplace. In 1994, the South Carolina State...
Lab-Volt Integrates NetOp School in Educational Management Solutions
A licensing agreement between LabVolt Systems and CrossTec Corporation integrates CrossTec's NetOp School networked classroom teacher tools with Lab-Volt's educational delivery and management systems. Lab-Volt provides technical training systems and...
Teacher's Toolbox
Teacher's Toolbox is a new department in Techniques designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites. All-USA Teacher Team To honor teachers in all grade levels who excel in a variety of...
Virtual Academy
At the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development, a virtual class is a great tool for remediation and acceleration. Online courses, e-learning, a Virtual Academy-this is a winning solution for many high school students who need to make...
Winning Partnerships
When IT companies partner with high schools, the students get the necessary career training for future success, and the companies get a skilled workforce for the future. So, ultimately, everyone wins. At a time when many businesses are looking to foreign...

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