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. 69, No. 5, February

A Project-Based, STEM-Integrated Alternative Energy Team Challenge for Teachers
Introduction The topic of alternative energy is not only relevant to a multitude of issues today, it is also an effective vehicle for developing instruction that applies across a variety of content disciplines and academic standards. Since many...
Charlotte-We've Got a Lot Planned for You in March!
Are you interested in practical green energy education activities, designing for sustainability, harnessing sun or wind energy, or lean and green manufacturing? Would you like to improve your middle or high school program, engineer bridges with students,...
Developing a Watershed Challenge: What Have Communities, National and International, Done to Make Productive and Safe Use of Their Watershed Lands?
Introduction In this challenge, students will have an opportunity to investigate the challenge of using a watershed area as a site for development, examining the many aspects of this multifaceted problem. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Watershed...
Green Ships: Keeping Oceans Blue: Some of Today's Ships Can Transport More Than 5,000 Passengers and Crew and Have the Capacity to Generate More Than 11 Million Gallons of Waste Water Every Day
The marine transport sector contributes significantly to air and water pollution, particularly in coastal areas (Capaldo et. al., 1999). In the oceans, the threat to marine life comes in various forms, such as overexploitation and harvesting, dumping...
ITEA Board of Directors Has Fall Board Meeting
ITEA's Board of Directors met November 21-22, 2009 to set directions and make policy for the association. The Board addressed issues believed to be important to the profession through their discussion format. Those issues included: Practical Implementation...
ITEA Financial Report-Fiscal 2009
Important Comments Pertaining to the ITEA and FTE Financial Reports: * The figures in this report reflect the financial year, which ended on June 30, 2009. A complete financial report is made to the ITEA/FTE Board of Directors/Trustees by the accounting...
Optimization, an Important Stage of Engineering Design
Teaching middle and high school students how to weigh constraints and criteria against various design solutions in order to select the best possible solution is an important skill necessary for engineering, as well as for life. Introduction A...
Reinventing the Wheel: Design and Problem Solving: This Design Problem Not Only Takes Students through the Technological Design Process, but It Provides Them with Real-World Problem-Solving Experience as It Relates to the Manufacturing and Engineering Fields
Is technology education a means to improving student performance across disciplines? It seems like the teacher's job is becoming more about motivating the student and proving topic relevance than actually teaching the content of our curriculum. Once...
Renewable Energy Technology: It Is Imperative That Current Students Become Aware of and Familiar with Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies and How These Technologies Will Continue to Influence Their Lives in the 21st Century
Introduction A new energy era is upon us. As the landscape of energy technology use, exploration, and generation evolves rapidly to include renewable and "green" approaches, the technology education curriculum must be adapted to include additional...

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