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. 66, No. 4, December

A Model for the Integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Instead of Producing Skilled Craftsmen or Hobbyists, We Are Now to Produce Competent Members of Society with an Array of Knowledge and Understanding of Not Only Technology but Also How It Functions with and Affects Other Content Areas
The integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content (STEM) has become a mainstream topic within educational systems. For successful integration, many factors must be considered when taking into account technology education...
Calendar
February 22-February 24, 2007 The Virginia Children's Engineering Council (VCEC) will hold its 11th Annual Children's Engineering Convention at the Crowne Plaza Richmond West, in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Billy Cannaday, Jr., Superintendent of Public...
Climate Change: A Runaway Train? ... the Human Species Has Reshaped Earth's Landscapes on an Ever-Larger and Lasting Scale
Our rich diversity of life on Earth is the outcome of over three billion years of evolutionary history. It has been shaped by forces such as continental drift, ice ages, fire, weather, and the interaction of all the different species that inhabit the...
Design Brief: Engineering DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid): This Activity Integrates Technology (Genetic, Manufacturing, Material, Mechanical, and Biomedical Engineering) Art, and Science, for Students in Grades K to 12
Context What is DNA? What is its purpose? DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the basic unit of our physical and genetic makeup. It houses information expressed through our physical attributes, such as the color of our eyes, hair, skin, our height, etc....
GIS Design Project: Designing a Car-Free Zone in Downtown Shopping Areas: The Quality of One's Solution Is Dependent upon the Quality of the Questions Asked
Introduction A geographical information system (GIS) is essentially an electronic model, not so much different from the models that architects and engineers have used in the past. An electronic format is certainly easier to manipulate and develop...
Healthy Growth Expected for Most STEM Occupations through 2014
Information technology is expected to continue to be the leading growth sector within the science and technology specialties through 2014. Most other scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) occupations are expected to grow moderately,...
Integrating Virtual Reality into Technology Education Labs: Virtual Reality Provides a Means to Deliver Standards-Based Curriculum to Today's Technologically Savvy Students
Desktop Virtual Reality (Ausburn & Ausburn, 2004) is an instructional tool that can be used to deliver standards-based instruction (International Technology Education Association, 2000/2002) while tapping students' interests. Although there are...
Passing
One of the twentieth century technology education leaders who initiated and created innovative curriculum that helped to transform industrial arts into technology education, Donald Gregory Lux, born February 21, 1924, died on September 27, 2006. ...
Preliminary Program: 69th Annual Conference: International Technology Education Association
San Antonio captures the lively spirit of Texas Dear ITEA Attendees, The Texas Technology Education teachers invite you to come and capture the spirit of Texas in San Antonio. Join us March 15-17, 2007 in the eighth largest city in the United...
Special Needs and the Need for Fun: This Approach Worked as [the Students] Taught Each Other and Communicated in a Positive Way
During the first few days of school I asked students in one of my classes to tell something they liked to do, name something they would like to know more about that would help them later in life, and what they would like to do in the future. This gave...
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