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. 68, No. 8, May-June

2009 Professional Recognition Awards
Special Recognition Awards Academy of Fellows Michael K. Daugherty Award of Distinction Philip A. Reed Special Recognition Award Edward W. Taylor, DTE Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian...
Discovery of the Depths: The World's Oceans Have Been Almost Impenetrable to Human Exploration Because of Obstacles Associated with Underwater Exploration-Until the Very Recent Development of Remote Underwater Vehicles
More than 70 percent of earth's surface is liquid water, most of it sparkling blue oceans that cover nearly 140 million square miles of Earth, a greater area than all continents combined (McMillan & Musick, 2007). Despite the large amount of earth...
Safety Awareness: Empowering Students to Be Technologically Literate: Technologically Literate Students Can Be Encouraged to Collaborate with Their Parents to Make Sure That Technology and Its Artifacts in the Home Are Used Properly to Make the Home Safer
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] Introduction According to WebMD (2002), "a new report shows dangers abound on the home front ... causing as many as 20,000 deaths, 7 million disabling injuries, and 20 million hospital trips in the U.S. each year." While this...
Ship Hull Cleaning Challenge: Many Great Inventions Start When a Bold Inventor Is Brave Enough to Change the Problem, or Redefine It into a Unique or Out-of-the-Box Context
Ship hulls must be cleaned to remove marine growth that can actually increase their resistance through the water. Repairs must be made to the huge steel surface; and, of course, the hull must be sanded and painted to prevent rust. How would your students...
Teaching Design in Television Production Technology: The Twelve Steps of Preproduction: The Twelve Steps of Production Is an Authentic Design Tool in Television Production Technology That Does Not Hinder Student Creativity, but Rather Logically Sequences Their Ideas into a Purposeful and Working Form
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] With the relatively recent increase in engineering education initiatives, the use of industrial design as a core attribute of technology education has become an influential position in the field. In this process, a fundamental...

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