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. 67, No. 2, October

Barbara Morgan Takes Teaching into Space: NASA Will Send Educators to Space So That They Can Use Their Skills and Experiences as Classroom Teachers to Connect Space Exploration to the Classroom
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The space shuttle Endeavour launched August 8, carrying seven astronauts to orbit on a complex flight to continue the assembly of the International Space Station and fulfill a long-standing human spaceflight legacy. The 119th...
Classroom Challenge: Designing a Firefighting Robot: Students Will Learn about Mobile Robots and Attempt to Design a Firefighting Robot
Introduction In this challenge, students will learn about mobile robots and attempt to design a firefighting robot. This activity should demonstrate the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of this technology. Background First, the students...
Educational Horsepower: Engine Design and Construction in the Classroom: Assessment of Student Work with Traditional Engine Curriculum Can Be Quite Simple; Does It Run?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] There is something about an engine that attracts attention. Perhaps it is the rumbling noise of the Harley Davidson 1200 twin, the power of a supercharged V-8 under the hood of a muscle car, or the synchronized roar of a couple...
Exploring an Advanced placement[R] (AP[R]) Course of Study in Engineering: The Objective of the Three-Year Effort Would Be to Develop a Framework for Secondary and Higher Education to Work Together to Improve the Preparation of Students Entering Undergraduate Engineering Programs
Leigh Abts is a research associate professor of the College of Education and an affiliate research professor of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Abts has been the Principal Investigator and...
Exploring Telerobotics: A Radio-Controlled Robot: This Article Introduces the Concept of Telerobotics-That Is to Control a Robotic System Remotely Using Low-Cost, Off-the-Shelf Radio Transmitter and Receiver Electronics
Introduction It has been about ten years since the launch of the NASA Pathfinder Mission. The Pathfinder mission began December 4, 1996 and took about seven months to travel to Mars and place a "lander" on the Martian surface. The landing took place...
ITEA Conference Planning Is under Way
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Mark your calendar now to attend ITEA's 70th Annual Conference, Teaching TIDE with Pride, in Salt Lake City February 21-23, 2008. For three days, you'll attend information-packed sessions to learn key strategies that will...
Model Program: The British Schools of America: In Helping Pupils/students to Become More Autonomous Learners, We Have Moved Away from Mere Knowledge Acquisition to Knowledge Application, Where Pupils/students Are Encouraged to Be Flexible and Seek Their Own Solutions to a Range of Problems Using a Variety of Activities, Techniques, and Appropriate Resource Materials
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The British Schools of America were founded in 1998 when the first school opened in Washington, DC. The British Schools of Boston and Houston both opened in September 2000, the British School of Chicago opened in September...

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