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. 2, October

Communication Technology: The Magic of Touch: These Innovations in Display Technology May Very Well Influence the Way That We Use and Interact with Computers and Information Technology and Other Media in the Future
A Look at the Past It is interesting to note how technology has changed the way that we communicate with one another. From an historical perspective there have been many inventions that change or enhance the ways that we communicate. Several of...
Creating Standards-Based Technology Education Facilities: Faced with an Opportunity or Mandate to Change Technology Education Facilities, a Myriad of Questions Arise
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] Introduction One of the most intimidating tasks faced by new or practicing technology education teachers is the challenge of creating new facilities or renovating current facilities for a new purpose. While the fourth program...
Louisville 2009
March 26-28, 2009--mark your calendar now to attend "Delivering the T & E in STEM," the Louisville Conference brought to you by ITEA. For three to four days, you'll be immersed with others who want to remain at the top of the teaching profession...
Model Program: Seymour High School, IN
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] More than 12 years ago, Bob Sexton started changing the way technology was taught at Seymour High School. With the change came complaints and concerns from parents who said their children should be learning woodworking, not...
Pothole Repair Challenge: Many Times the Combination of Ideas or Variations on Them Can Unleash a Flood of New Ideas and Many New Creative Avenues
We all know the unpleasantness of encountering a nasty pothole--those jarring, unsuspected jolts that seem to rattle our teeth. Patching them after every spring thaw is expensive and time-consuming, and the patches never seem to last very long. Do...
Recapturing the Past with Digital Imaging: TRS Teachers Have Found That Their Students Are More Receptive to Lessons That Pertain to the Unique Experiences of Native Americans
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction Theodore Roosevelt School (TRS) is surrounded by culture and history. Located on the grounds of the former Fort Apache Army Post, TRS serves sixth- through eighth-grade native students, primarily from the White...
Starting a New Technology Course? an Opportunity to Develop Student Technological Literacy: I Was Not Expecting Them to Regurgitate Information. I Was Expecting Them to Use Their Reasoning Processes, Engage in Problem Solving, and Then Perform Data-Based Decisions
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Starting a new course can be intimidating, especially if you are the first to teach it in your school district. A teacher must take many things into consideration when constructing the content for a new course. The primary...

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