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. 66, No. 2, October

Better Than Passing Notes in Class: To Interest the Students, We Used the Idea of Sending Secret Messages
Our society is more connected than ever; communication technology abounds and people, particularly middle, high school, and college students, are using it with ever greater frequency. Mobile phones, email, and networked personal digital assistants...
Calendar
October 7, 2006 The National Building Museum in Washington, DC will present its Festival of the Building Arts from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can discover the skills and secrets employed in the building arts and learn how expert builders help...
Classroom Activities Can Last a Lifetime: The Learning Environment Becomes Supercharged When People Can Use Their Hands to Touch and Feel Something
Never underestimate the power of your daily lessons and activities to influence students, often for their whole lives. I am an inventor and engineer today because of something that happened in the fourth grade, way back in 1957. What happened in Abington...
Engineering a Microfluidic Device: This Activity Encourages Analytical Thinking, Creativity, and Engineering Design Tactics by Asking Students to Design and Construct a Microfluidic Device
This activity integrates technology (manufacturing, material, mechanical, and biomedical engineering) art, and science for students in Grades K to 12. Context What is technology? How does it affect our lives? What are some examples of technological...
Engineering in the Classroom: A Low-Tech, Local Approach: Each Group Took a Vastly Different Approach to the Problem
When one mentions the word engineering, most people think immediately of high-tech items such as computers, or large-scale projects such as bridges, buildings, and roads. While these products represent the products of engineering, there are clear challenges...
[I.Sup.3] Completes Final Phase of Field Testing
Invention, Innovation, & Inquiry (I3) has recently completed all field testing. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by the International Technology Education Association, is now in the final phase of producing units...
ITEA and Affiliates Feature "Technology and Engineering" at Capitol Hill Meeting
The strategic significance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in today s classroom has never been more evident. The national security and economic competitiveness of the United States rests on the skills developed...
Making Connections with Control Technology: As We Study about Automation and Control Technologies in Our Technology Education Labs, It Is Significant to Note That Programmable Logic Controllers Play a Major Role in Automation and Control
Introduction There is little question that communication and information technologies play a major role in automation and control technologies. Business and industry make extensive use of communication and information technologies across the spectrum--from...
Pioneers-The Engineering by Design[TM] Network
pi.o.neer: "pI-&-'nir; noun 1 a : a person or group that originates or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or a new method or technical development b : one of the first to settle in a territory. verb 1: to open or prepare for others...
The Secrets to Increasing Females in Technology: The Secret to Increasing Females in Technology Is Not to "Fix" the Girls but to Make the Technology Classroom and Profession More Appealing to and Welcoming of Girls
Author's Introduction and Note: The secret to increasing females in technology is not to "fix" the girls but to make the technology classroom and profession more appealing to and welcoming of girls. Rather than trying to replicate the approaches and...

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