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. 8, May-June

2008 Professional Recognition Awards
Special Recognition Awards Academy of Fellows Gerhard Salinger Award of Distinction Sharon Brusic Special Recognition Award Steve Barbato Lockette/Monroe...
Designing by Special Needs Students: Many of These Students Would Not Have Had the Opportunity for This Learning Enrichment If It Had Not Been Offered in Technology Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Since a number of my special needs students have been in my class for three years, I try to continually create new activities that will challenge them. Keeping their interest seems to directly correlate with how hard they...
Electronic Sensors: Making the Connection: Doors That Open as You Approach, Lights That Turn on When You Enter a Room. It's Not Magic or Telepathy, Just Hardworking Electronic Sensor Systems
Introduction Today's technology integrates a variety of sensors into our daily lives--sensors are used extensively in residential and commercial systems that we are exposed to every day. However, the details of how these sensors operate are often...
ITEA Name Change Survey: Member Opinions about Terms, Directions, and Positioning of the Profession: The Real Questions Ahead May Not Be So Much Related to a Name, but Rather to What Teaching and Learning for the Current Generation of Students Should Be like in the Years Ahead
ITEA's Board of Directors has been monitoring discussion regarding a potential name change for the profession at their school's educational setting, on electronic venues, and at selected conferences. The preliminary information-gathering process generated...
Lawn Mower Makeovers: There Is Much to Think about with Our Old Friend the Ubiquitous Lawn Mower, Probably More Than Most People Would Initially Imagine
Lawn mowers are about as mundane as it gets, but lurking here are some pretty interesting problems and concerns for your students or teams of students to address. Challenge them to first understand how this technology came about, and then engage their...
Model Program: Princeton High School, Cincinnati, OH: We Will Be Able to Give a Quantitative Number as to How Well We Accomplished the Goal of Developing Interest in and Knowledge of Engineering
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I am a teacher at an urban high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. My school is a relatively large, four-year comprehensive high school that serves approximately 1,800 students. Academic program offerings span the International Baccalaureate...
Regenerative Medicine: A Growing Future: Imagine a World Where You Could Heal a Wound without Scarring, Where Mind-Degenerating Disorders Don't Exist, and No One Waits on a Transplant List
Regenerative medicine is one of the most promising areas of biotechnology, offering the prospect of developing new therapies with the potential to restore lost, damaged, or aging cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. Regenerative medicine is...