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. 5, February

2002 ITEA Conference and Exposition Exhibitors
ITEA appreciates the following exhibitors for their generous support of our profession and the 2002 ITEA International Conference & Exposition in Columbus, Ohio, March 14-16, 2002. This list includes exhibitors confirmed as of December 31, 2001....
Biometrics "Security Technology": It Is Important for Students to Understand That Technology Can Be Used as Part of a Solution to a Problem. (Resources in Technology)
As every citizen of the United States strives to cope with the harsh realities of September 11, 2001 and the war against terrorism that we are now engaged in, one major issue that confronts us all is that of security. Are there technological systems...
Calendar. (in the News & Calendar)
FEBRUARY 9 AND MARCH 16, 2002 JETS' 23rd annual TEAMS competition will take place at over 100 college and university campuses across the U.S. (ITEA members have consistently had student winners in these competitions.) For more information, contact...
Catch a Gravitational Wave, Dude! (the Space Place)
If you're a surfer, you're amped when you spot a dune coming into shore. Rain or shine, you can't wait to catch a pumping bump and drop in late. But while you're getting aerial, stuffed, or wiped out you probably aren't thinking about where those waves...
CATTS at ITEA Conference 2002: Sessions for Everyone. (CATTS Consortium Page)
Do you want the latest technological literacy information in research, curriculum development, and standards-based efforts? The ITEA Center to Advance the Teaching of Technology & Science (CATTS) has a slate of conference sessions to address new...
Integrated Learning: Zoetropes in the Classroom: The Zoetrope Activity Offers Dynamic Learning Opportunities for Students Because It Is More Than a "Project."
Background State proficiency exams and educational standards are two of the significant driving forces behind what our students are learning in the classroom today, and the technology education classroom is no different. With the release of Standards...
ITEA Financial Report - Fiscal 2001. (ITEA Financial Report)
Important Comments Pertaining to the ITEA and FTE Financial Reports * The figures in this report reflect the financial year, which ended on June 30, 2001. A complete financial report is made to the ITEA/FTE Board of Directors/Trustees by the accounting...
Program Standards for Technological Literacy: All of the Goals Set Forth in the Program Standards Are Attainable
In April 2000, the International Technology Education Association released to the profession and the public at large a landmark document entitled Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology. The publication was the result...
Prototypes in Industrial Design: Once a Design Goes Digital, All Sorts of Things Are Possible. (IDSA)
It starts as an idea, captured with a few hurried scribbles on the nearest scrap of paper. It ends on a store shelf or a showroom floor. That's how product designs turn into products. But between those two points is a complex trail of discovery, insight,...
What's a Technology Teacher to Do? Do Not Assume That the People Designing the Lab Area Know as Much as You about ... Classroom Parameters
Expectations often exceed reality, especially when the functionality of a new technical education facility suffers from a deficit of proper pre-construction planning. Finding the glass far more than half-empty can be discouraging, especially for a...

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