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. 6, March

2003 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...
Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy: Student Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards. (Executive Summary)
What is Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy? Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy: Student Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards (AETL) was published in 2003 as a companion to Standards for Technological...
Defining Technology's Past
During a recent visit to my parents' 1800s Victorian-style house, I went up to the attic in search of some childhood memories. In one of the high-gabled rooms was an old storage crate--because of its dimension, obviously custom-made and assembled there....
Fulfilling a Promise: Standards for Technological Literacy
Throughout our nation's history, education has had the fundamental purpose of developing a literate populace--one with knowledge, values, abilities, and sensibilities basic to the common good. In the end, education should serve the purpose of developing...
Long Distance Moving. (Resources in Technology)
Many families and businesses relocate each year. Depending upon the quantities of goods and distances of relocation, long distance moving company services are often used. This Resources in Technology will focus on the technologies used by long distance...
New Publications. (in the News & Calendar)
There is a new publication from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) that helps teachers and parents with energy questions. Stop Faking It!: Finally Understand Science So You Can Teach It: Energy can serve as an introductory or refresher...
Paper Modeling Techniques-Part One. (IDSA)
Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a two-part article on the use of paper in model construction. As the author points out, this is a rapid and inexpensive mode for visualizing design concepts. Industrial designers often use this technique...
Pixel This! (the Space Place)
Is there life--intelligent or otherwise--elsewhere in the universe? Or is Earth unique in having just the right conditions to support life? Even scientists don't agree about the probability of extraterrestrial intelligence. As for simpler forms of...
President's Message: Advancing Technological Literacy: Serving Society
Technology educators have changed their field more dramatically than any other subject in education during the past two decades. Those changes have come about partly because of the dynamic, ever-changing nature of technology and because of the enthusiasm...