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. 60, No. 8, May

2001 Professional Recognition Awards
Professional Excellence Awards Academy of Fellows Michael L. Scott Award of Distinction Myron Bender, DTE Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award Michael J. Williams Wilkinson Meritorious Service Award James E. LaPorte Special Recognition...
An Overview of the Industrial Design Curriculum
The role of the industrial designer will continue to focus on the needs of people interacting with technology. Industrial Design Industrial design is a vibrant, growing profession that mixes the needs of people, the visualization of art, and...
Be a Cosmic Poet
From a small planet a polished instrument gazes back in time the starry depths offer up their mysteries. What sets us apart from other creatures? Is it language? Is it our tools? Some people think other animals also talk to each other and use simple...
In the News & Calendar
TEC Summer Camp 2001 for Teachers TEC Summer Camp 2001 is a series of comprehensive training courses using CADKEY, DataCAD, and SURFCAM. Sponsored by Tech Ed Concepts, this series of courses is designed for instructors who want to learn and teach...
Itea Members Page
In this issue of The Technology Teacher, we'd like to spotlight Joan Haas as our Unsung Hero. Joan teaches Introduction to Technology to eighth graders at Conway Middle School in Orlando, Florida where she also serves on the school's advisory committee....
ITEA/TECA Membership: What's in It for Me?
Our profession needs you! Why should you join an association striving to make a difference in people's understanding of technology education and its contributions to society? As a member of the International Technology Education Association (ITEA),...
The Great Robot Beetle Challenge
The "beetle" designs and associated nicknames will surprise you and elicit "boos and cheers" during a contest! Technology teachers are always looking for exciting and challenging learning activities that make real connections between math or science,...
The Standards for Technological Literacy: A Needed Change for Technology Education
It is now up to the professionals in the field of technology education to embrace, implement, and promote the standards that can insure a bright future for our field of study. After years of work, the technological standards described in Standards...
The Value of Humor in Technology Education
"Astronauts never get athlete's foot. They suffer from missile toe!" Technology teachers often find themselves in the position of defining technology education, then defending its place in school curricula. These efforts are especially needed when...
You & Itea
Survey on Technological Literacy in the U.S. ITEA and its Technology for All Americans Project (TfAAP) will develop in 2001 a survey instrument to be administered to the general public for the purpose of assessing the level of technological literacy...

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