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. 5, February

Biomedical Technology: Supporting Movement
Earlier this month, in a little-noticed ceremony in Japan, the world's first fully functioning robotic exoskeleton was launched. It is called the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL[R]) system, created by CYBERDYNE[R], and will endow the wearer with abilities...
Gaming in Technology Education: The Study of Gaming Can Teach Life Skills for the Twenty-First Century That Employers Want ... These Include Analytical Thinking, Team Building, Multitasking, and Problem Solving under Duress
Introduction The authors have devoted a considerable amount of time evaluating the role that gaming and game development plays in the form of curricula integration and as a future career focus for students interested in this field. From the research...
Industrial Design: A Phoenix Reborn from the Ashes of Technology Education: A Case History
"Said to live for 500 or 1451 years (depending on the source), the phoenix is a bird with beautiful gold and red plumage. At the end of its life-cycle the phoenix builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites, both nest and bird burn...
ITEA Board of Directors Meets in Charlotte
ITEA's Board of Directors met November 15-16, 2008 in Charlotte, NC, the site of the 2010 ITEA International Conference. The Board members participated in ITEA's Technology Education Advisory Council (TEAC) meeting that preceded the board meeting....
ITEA Financial Report-Fiscal 2008
Important Comments Pertaining to the ITEA and FTE Financial Reports: * The figures in this report reflect the financial year, which ended on June 30, 2008. A complete financial report is made to the ITEA/FTE Board of Directors/ Trustees by the accounting...
ITEA's Annual TEAC Meeting Takes Place in Louisville
ITEA's Technology Education Advisory Council (TEAC) met on November 14, 2008 to: * Recommend ways of resolving any discrepancies between the programs and philosophies of teaching education and current industrial/technological practices. * Recommend...
Scaffolding Equals Success in Teaching Tablet PCs
Introduction: Tablet PCs are an Emerging Tool in Technology and Engineering Education After many years of using the mouse and keyboard as the primary means of computer input, we are seeing a strong surge into a new generation of input technologies...
The Environmental Impacts of Offshore Oil Drilling
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Stephen L. Baird's article in the November 2008 issue of The Technology Teacher describes a contemporary debate about opening more U.S. land and coastal regions to oil and gas exploration and production (E&P). While Baird's...
Wind Farm Challenge
One of the most exciting new electric power generation options is wind energy. Large wind turbines or machines are mounted upright to capture the free kinetic energy in the winds to produce clean energy, often reaching 250-450 feet in height. When...
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