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. 63, No. 3, November

Addressing Anthropometrics through Dimensional Figure Drawing
Industrial designers design products intended for use by people who vary in physical size; consequently, designing for this variation is crucial for the users' success with a product. In the process of designing a product, the appropriate time to address...
Advancing Excellence in Technology Literacy: Professional Development Standards: Professional Development Is Vitally Important in Fields like Technology Where the Discipline Is Evolving at an Astonishing Rate
Introduction The Professional Development (PD) Standards in Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy (AETL) (ITEA, 2003) were created to provide standards of performance and guidelines for teacher professional development providers at all...
Manufacturing with Superconductors
Introduction The use of different materials for making products can be traced to prehistoric times when humans used stones and wood to make weapons or farming implements. The materials they used did not end with stone or wood but expanded with the...
Rising above the Problem
Two hundred years ago this year, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery on a very long and difficult journey to explore the unknown wilderness in the northwestern United States and the Oregon Country. They were looking for a...
Technology Education in Hong Kong: With Changes in Any Government or Political Party in Office, So Come New Initiatives and Policy Direction
Since the Handover to the People's Republic of China in 1997, people outside Hong Kong often ask me whether there have been many changes. My response is "yes," with some obvious changes such as new postage stamps and currency. Others, such as the falling...
The Importance of Redesign: Students Gain So Much More Knowledge and Understanding When They Take Time to Redesign
In today's world we rush from one topic to another to try to complete what seems to be a never-ending curriculum. Hopefully, we finish a project or activity that culminates in authentic student learning and then quickly move on to another topic. Instead...
They Learn So Their Students Can Earn
Technology teachers in the American northwest have reacted to the convergence of three essential facts. First, as cited in the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) white paper, "Keeping America Competitive--How a Talent Shortage Threatens U.S....

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