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. 4, December

CAD Skills Increased through Multicultural Design Project: Bringing Family Heritage, Traditions, and Cultural Motifs into Classroom Instruction Can Benefit Individuals through Improved Educational Experiences and Subsequent Academic Success
Introduction The United States has grown increasingly diverse in its social and cultural composition. Extrapolations from recent U.S. Census data indicate that by 2010, 95% of K-12 classroom teachers in the country will be Caucasian, middle-class...
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December 8-10, 2005 In the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has moved its Annual Convention from New Orleans to Kansas City, Missouri. ACTE anticipates that much of their convention...
Deep-Sea Exploration: Earth's Final Frontier: Only a Portion of the Potential of the Oceans Has Been Tapped, but It Is Clear That Exploring and Improving Our Understanding of the Ocean and Its Influence on Global Events Are among Our Most Important Challenges Today
Few locations on Earth are as remote as the deep oceans. Although more than 1,500 people have successfully climbed Mount Everest, more than 300 men and women have journeyed into space, and 12 men have walked on the moon, only two people have descended...
Don't Just Design the Lunch Box, Design the Whole Process: By Designing for the Bigger Picture, Students Advance Their Problem-Solving Skills and Produce Innovative Solutions to Design Problems
Industrial designers are, by training and experience, good problem-solvers in search of innovative product solutions. Industrial designers work in teams composed of mechanical and electrical engineers, computer programmers, marketing specialists, business...
ITEA Baltimore March 23-25 2006: 68th Annual Conference Preliminary Program
LIVING IN A WORLD WITH SMART TECHNOLOGY Dear ITEA Attendees, Mark your calendars now for March 23-25, 2006 and plan to be in Baltimore, Maryland, a city on the move with new attractions, charming neighborhoods, ethnic and cultural diversity,...
Practical and Entertaining Sessions for Educators at ITEA's Baltimore Conference
ITEA's Baltimore conference promises to be fun as well as educational. Plan to arrive on Wednesday, March 23, 2006 in time to participate in a choice of eight pre-conference workshops. All workshops will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from...
Technology Education Research Symposium: An Action Research Approach: The Bottom Line Is That Our Field Has Many Unanswered Questions and Issues
If you want to plant a garden, you have to work the soil and plant the seeds. As an educator, when you want to grow a program or group of students, you have to do the same thing by working the soil of opportunity and planting the seeds of potential....
Ten Tips for Organizing a Competitive Events Conference
Have you thought about hosting a local Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events conference? Do students in your area have an opportunity to participate in a leadership conference to help prepare them for state or national conference?...
Testimony Pertaining to the Science Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Education Progress
The International Technology Education Association (ITEA) has responded to a request for input pertaining to the coming science assessments that will be conducted for the first time in 2009. The testimony given (which follows), outlines a position...
What's the Big Issue? Creating Standards-Based Curriculum: What Is Necessary Is a Re-Wiring of That Part of Your Brain That Controls Curriculum Development
A student in my methods class recently presented an engaging lesson to his classmates. He asked about a technology used in sporting events using video camera images. The system, made by Ques Tec, uses a series of cameras, computers, and sophisticated...
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