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. 69, No. 3, November

Boards on the Move: Surfboards, Skateboards, Snowboards, and Kiteboards: Technological Advances through Mathematics and Science Have Made Possible the Modification of Boarding Sports
Tinkering is an activity that allows technology to grow. This tinkering is evident in many sports activities. Skateboarding is no different and was probably developed by young people who took the wheels off roller skates and attached them to a board...
Contemplate Doctoral Study: Technology Education Is a Field in Need of Researchers (Reed, 2002) and Teacher Educators (Volk, 1997). Our Only Hope Is for Technology Teachers to Ask Themselves, "Is Doctoral Study Right for Me?"
Motivation Is doctoral study right for you? This is a difficult question that you might wish to answer after evaluating your motivation, goals, resources, finances, geographical constraints, family commitments, and much more. According to Dorn,...
Data, Data Everywhere! Data Collection, Synthesis, and Analysis Are Important for Drawing Conclusions and Making Informed Decisions in the Realms of Society, Economics, Technology, and Politics
Data acquisition and analysis are cornerstones for informed decision making about the environment. Facts and figures are vital to the practical application of systems and products. These data are collected through various means and organized into useful...
Make a Pinhole Camera: In This Activity You Will Make Your Own Pinhole Camera and Discover Its Creative Possibilities
The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, or M83, is shown in ultraviolet light in this image. NASAs Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft took this picture of M83 at intervals between March 15 and May 20, for a total exposure time of 3 hours 42 minutes....
Safety and Liability in the New Technology Laboratory: To Be Technologically Literate, People Need to Recognize and Understand How to Avoid Hazards in a Broad Array of Situations
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the era of the 1940s to 1970s the industrial arts shops that preceded today's technology education laboratories were full of large machines and other items of obviously high hazard potential. They were usually replete with...
Start Your (Green) Engines!
Where will your colleagues be in just four short months? In Charlotte, participating in Green Technology: STEM Solutions for 21st Century Citizens. This important topic is the conference theme for the ITEA 2010 Conference, and for three to four days...
Technology Education and the Arts: This Series of Activities and Suggestions Will Help Your Students Better Appreciate What It Takes in Technology, Creativity, and Motivation to Bring the Visual Arts to a Viewing Public
We hear quite frequently how the arts continually suffer in the academic day. Many of us who are long-time technology education champions certainly know what this is all about; but there may be some ways to use technology education to bring the arts...

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