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. 7, April

An Estimating Challenge: In This Challenge, Students Will Use a New Skill to Take a Look at How They Will Spend the Money They Make in a Lifetime, and ... Develop a Strategy for Maximizing Their Savings
A vitally important skill to have in the work world is the ability to estimate. All through a career this skill comes in handy, but most often it is used to help develop budgets and ballpark estimates for what something might cost. As adults we use...
Coalition of National Design Associations Proposes New National Academy
A growing coalition of national organizations focused on the built environment has agreed to create a new National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) to coordinate research, generate new knowledge, distribute vital information, and make recommendations...
Excite Kids about Engineering: Design Squad[TM] and Engineer Your Life[TM] Resources Make It Easy: Design Squad Is a Powerful Way of Introducing Students to the Engineering Process
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What do you get when you mix some rubber bands, cardboard, wooden skewers, and blank CDs? Thanks to the Design Squad Educator's Guide, you get a racecar--and teachers across the country are using it to have their students...
Integration of Supportive Design Features and Technology: Students Will Locate and Use Information from the Internet and Become Familiar with Methods of Designing a Bathroom for the Elderly And/or People with Disabilities
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] Introduction Builders of residential homes are integrating design principles that will be appealing to baby boomers (people who were born between 1946 and 1964). There are approximately 70 to 80 million baby boomers who compose...
Model Program: Unionville High School, Kennett Square, PA: We ... Make the Conscious Decision to Market Tech Ed at Every Opportunity-Both in and out of the School Building
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] About seven years ago, we attended a conference session about marketing and were inspired to start our own marketing program for our technology education program here at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania....
PBS's Design Squad Trash to Treasure Contest
Imagine transforming materials from your recycling bin into the next big thing, and winning a $10,000 cash prize for your innovative design. Design Squad[TM], PBS's popular engineering and design competition show, and Intel have joined forces with...
Space: The New Frontier! Hotel Guests Would See the Sun Rise 15 Times a Day and Use Velcro Suits to Crawl around Their Pod Rooms by Sticking Themselves to the Walls like Spiderman When They Were Tired of Floating around in Zero Gravity
The high cost of space transportation is generally perceived as one of the biggest obstacles, if not the biggest, to the growth of space commercialization, tourism, and exploration. In the simplest of terms: it s too expensive! And that's mainly because...
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