Technos: Quarterly for Education and Technology

Technos: Quarterly for Education and Technology is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring

Barbara Radding Morgan
AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER FROM McCALL, IDAHO, BARBARA MORGAN WAS SELECTED BY NASA IN JANUARY 1998 AS A FULL-FLEDGED ASTRONAUT, THE FIRST IN A NEW CLASS OF EDUCATION MISSION SPECIALISTS WHO HAVE SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUNDS. MORGAN...
Calling the NCAA's Heavy Hand
IS A HIGH SCHOOL CLASS THAT STUDIES MAINLY CURRENT AFFAIRS GOOD PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE? SHOULDN'T HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WITH OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC RECORDS, INCLUDING CLASS VALEDICTORIANS, NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS. AND NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS....
Collaborating for Courseware
A FOURTH-GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, WANTED A SOFTWARE PROGRAM SHE COULD USE TO HELP HER STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PROCESS AS WELL AS TO TEST THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT EARLY PRESIDENTS. A TEACHER...
Editorial
I recently viewed Neptune from Mars, walking slowly toward it and observing the other space bodies nearby. It certainly was the most vivid experience I've ever had in space and probably the most lasting impression of the universe I ever will have....
Exploring the Real World Online
REAL-LIFE EXPEDITIONS TO SEVERAL REGIONS OF THE WORLD, OFFERED ONLINE BY GLOBALEARN, INC., PROVIDE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS ALONG WITH CURRICULAR MATERIALS THAT HELP TEACHERS ENGAGE STUDENTS IN ACTIVE INQUIRY. THROUGH THE EYES OF REAL EXPLORERS...
Here Comes Exploris
EDUCATION IS THE MEANS BY WHICH WE TAKE THE LESSONS OF THE PAST AND THE REALITIES OF THE PRESENT TO PREPARE OUR CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE. WITHOUT THE CONSIDERATION OF A CHILD'S FUTURE, EDUCATION LACKS RELEVANCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND EFFECTIVENESS. CLEARLY...
How Technology Changes Education
MANY EDUCATORS EXPRESS DISAPPOINTMENT WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY AS A POSSIBLE KEY TO REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE IN EDUCATION. VIEWING IT AS SIMPLY A SUPPLEMENT TO CLASSROOM TEACHING AND LEARNING. BUT OTHERS BELIEVE TECHNOLOGY IS BRINGING ABOUT A MAJOR CHANGE 1N...
Letters
PRESERVING CULTURE I would like to congratulate TECHNOS and Thomas A. Hale for the article "West Africa's Electric Educators" in the Fall 1998 issue. The article demonstrates that technology can preserve and protect culture. Too often, students...
Setting Standards in Technology Education
WITH EACH NEW DISCOVERY AND ADVANCE IN OUR TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD, EDUCATION IS CHALLENGED TO MAINTAIN A STEADY PACE IN THE RACE TO KEEP UP WITH THE CHANGES. SCHOOLS AT ALL LEVELS ARE STRIVING TO EDUCATE THEIR STUDENTS USING INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES THAT...
Technology-The New Gender Gap
GOOD NEWS, IT SEEMS, HAS A SHORT LIFE IN SCHOOL THESE DAYS. CLOSE ONE LEARNING GAP AND ANOTHER ONE COMES ALONG. JUST WHEN MATH AND SCIENCE GENDER GAPS--STUBBORN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GIRLS' AND BOYS' EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE--ARE NARROWING THANKS TO INCREASED...
The Multiple-Media Difference
USING SEVEN KINDS OF SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS INTERACTIVE MEDIA FOR A COURSE ON DISTANCE LEARNING--FACE-TO-FACE AS WELL AS VIRTUAL TECHNIQUES--THIS UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR REPORTS THAT ALL OF HIS GRADUATE STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO FIND THEIR VOICES 1N...