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. 62, No. 7, April

Elementary Field Test Sites Needed for National Project. (You & ITEA)
Field test applicants for the National Science Foundation-funded project entitled Invention, Innovation, and Inquiry: Units for Technological Literacy, Grades 5-6 ([I.sup.3]) are currently being sought. Project activities include designing thematic...
Genetically Modified Foods: A Growing Need: Plant Biotechnology Can Help to Overcome the World's Concern for Feeding Its Ever-Growing Population. (Resources in Technology)
It is our quest as technology education teachers to prepare our students to become technologically literate and productive members of our society--a daunting task in a society growing ever dependent on our technological development. The challenge becomes...
Launch a Frisbee into Orbit! (the Space Place)
When Pete Rossoni was a kid he loved to throw Frisbees. Most kids do--it's pure fun. But in Pete's case it was serious business. He didn't know it, but he was practicing for his future career ... in space exploration. Grown-up Pete Rossoni is now...
NASA Educator Astronaut Program. (in the News & Calendar)
A new odyssey of learning has begun at NASA. To support the Agency's Education mission--to inspire the next generation of explorers--NASA is beginning its efforts to recruit and select K-12 educators to join NASA's Astronaut Corps and become the first...
Paper Modeling Techniques: Part II: Efficient Use of Resources Will Teach Students Conversation through the Design Process. (IDSA)
Part I of this series closed with the description of an exercise based on paper form modeling concepts. In this second part of the series, I want to elaborate on the tools and techniques specific to this process. There are some specific techniques...
Preparing Technology Education Teachers to Work with Special Needs Students; Technology Education Programs Typically Rely on Active, Hands-On Learning in Order to Provide Students "Real-World" Experiences
Including students with special needs into technology education classes is no longer just encouraged; it is the law. Educational reform movements and legislation such as Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities...
Technology Education Teacher Demand, 2002-2005: It Is Clear That There Is a Shortage of Teachers, Especially Technology Education Teaches
The technology education teaching profession is concerned about teacher supply and demand. In 1997, the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) published a study projecting the shortage of technology education teachers (Weston, 1997)....
The Role of Technology Teachers in Ensuring Standards-Based Programs: The Programs Standards in AETL Are Designed to Ensure That Programs Advance Students toward Technological Literacy
In March 2003, the International Technology Association's Technology for All Americans Project (ITEA-TfAAP) released program standards for the study of technology. These standards appear in the publication, Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy:...
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