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. 65, No. 8, May-June

2006 Professional Recognition Awards
Professional Excellence Awards Academy of Fellows Jerry Streichler, DTE Award of Distinction Leonard Sterry Special Recognition Award Gary Wynn, DTE Wilkinson Meritorious Service...
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May 17-18, 2006 There will be a two-day forum, Assess to Learn, Learn to Assess: Visions for Building a Responsible Educational System, at the Academy for Educational Development in Washington, DC. Sponsored by ITEA as a part of the Alliance for...
Demystifying the Halftoning Process: Conventional, Stochastic, and Hybrid Halfstone Dot Structures: Laypeople Seldom Consider What Occurs When They Click File > Print
Introduction Standard 17 of the Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) document states that "Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use information and communication technologies." Technology education teachers who...
Emergency Preparedness: Balancing Electrical Supply and Demand: Students Are Challenged to Assess Their Hourly Electrical Needs and Balance These Needs against the Performance Specifications of a Generator
During the winter of 2004-2005, there was a fury of record-breaking natural disasters. An earthquake in southeastern Asia triggered a tsunami that claimed over 200,000 lives and displaced over a million people (USAID, 2005). January mud slides on the...
Energy Perspectives: Another Look at Fossil Fuels: It Is Very Possible That the Nation's Reliance on Fossil Fuels to Power an Expanding Economy Will Actually Increase over at Least the Next Two Decades, Even with Aggressive Development and Deployment of New Renewable and Nuclear Technologies
Introduction We use energy for so many human endeavors it is nearly impossible to list them all. In broad categories, oil is a major source of energy for transportation, manufacturing, construction, and agriculture, as well as a feed stock for manufacturing...
Engineering a Cell Sorter: This Activity Integrates Technology (Tissue, Biomedical, Microfluidic, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering) Art, and Science, for Students in Grades K to 12
Context What is a sorting system? Why is it useful to us? From a practical daily-life-routine standpoint, people like to sort and categorize things because it allows for easier characterization of items. In engineering and science, sorting and separating...
Initiating a Standards-Based Undergraduate Technology Education Degree Program at St. Petersburg College: During the Development Stage of the New SPC Program, Three Main Thrusts Were Worked on Concurrently: Courses, Facilities, and Recruitment
Context In 2003, the last state university undergraduate technology education program in Florida closed its doors due to low enrollments and a new focus on graduate studies. This closing and the continued need for 165 certified technology education...
The Sketch: In All Cases, the Sketch Remains a Record of an Idea That Is Communicated to People Involved in the Development of a Product or Space
A sketch is a two-dimensional record of an idea as well as a useful communication tool for industrial designers and other members of a product development team. The sketch can be produced by dragging a pencil on paper, a stylus across the computer...
The Technology Fair Project: Participation in a Technology Fair Stimulates Student Interest in Science and Technology While Simultaneously Promoting the Development of Technological Problem Solving and Decision Making as Important Life Skills
Introduction The technology fair is a new idea derived from science fair projects that have been taking place for many years in the Learning in Science Group at the University of Cyprus. Technology-fair initiatives encourage students to explore...
The Twenty-First Century Workforce: A Contemporary Challenge for Technology Education: Technology Education Must Be Seen as Fundamental to Achieving Workforce Competencies, Especially When the Competencies Include Critical Thinking, Solving Semistructured Problems, and Reasoning
In the past decade there has emerged a new urgency for technology education. The need, expressed in numerous reports, centers on the global economy and the fact that the United States is losing its competitive edge. With some consistency, the reports...
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