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. 61, No. 6, March

2002 Leaders to Watch
Those who have contributed to the technology education field for many years are known for their teaching, written work, presentations, research, and recognition received from professional groups. The selected individuals who are highlighted here have...
Bringing Flywheel Battery Technology Down to Earth through Industrial Design: Industrial Design Involve[s] the Process of Assessing Human Needs and Designing New Products or Systems with Clear User Benefits. (IDSA)
One of the many benefits of our nation's space program has been the advancement of technologies that add new benefits to life on earth. Dependable and efficient electrical power using flywheel batteries is one such technology being adapted from our...
ITEA/Gallup Poll Reveals What Americans Think about Technology: A Report of the Survey Conducted by the Gallup Organization for the International Technology Education Association
The International Technology Education Association (ITEA) commissioned the Gallup Organization in the spring of 2001 to research American citizens' knowledge of and attitudes about technological literacy. ITEA has just completed a National Science...
ITEA President's Message: Technology Education and ITEA in the Future: We Have Seriously Underestimated the Value of Our Product
"The future's so bright, I've got to wear shades!" This phrase is certainly accurate to describe the current and future work of the Association and our profession. Ironically, I wrote an article 12 years ago predicting that technology education would...
Military Technology: A Carrier Battle Group: The Role and Capabilities of an Aircraft Carrier along with Its Battle Group Can Be Linked to Numerous Academic Topics. (Resources in Technology)
In a world that is globally connected, national security and international stability are vital foundations to prosperity. Assuring security and stability requires global vigilance, reach, and power. Many countries of the world are now involved in a...
Standards-Based Curriculum: What Does It Look like? (CATTS Consortium Page)
Technology teachers around the country have been asking, "Now that we have content standards for technological literacy, what does a curriculum based on the standards look like? What should we be teaching? How do we begin to transform our programs...
Taking Apart the Light. (the Space Place)
What is the name of that big, gassy planet in our solar system that has the bright, beautiful rings? If you are interested in space and astronomy, you probably know it is Saturn. And if you are really an astronomy buff, you might know that Saturn is...
Technology Education as College Prep as Long as [Negative] Perceptions Exist, College-Bound Students Will Be Less Likely to Enroll in Technology Education Classes
Should technology education become an integral component of the college preparation track in high schools? If your answer to this question is "no," you need not read any further. If your answer to this question is "yes," read on, as the authors strongly...