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. 4, December

Breaking Boundaries and Sparking Enthusiasm with TSA: Through Active TSA Involvement, Parents, Administrators, and Community Members Grasp the Rationale and Importance Behind Technology Education
Imagine the pride experienced by a student who has just heard his or her name announced throughout an auditorium of students ,from around the nation. A smile creeps onto the student s face as he or she realizes what it means to place in a national...
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[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ITEA Charlotte North Carolina March 18-20, 2010 Green Technology: STEM Solutions for 21st Century Citizens Keynote speaker John Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry...
Designing Technology Activities That Teach Mathematics: Teaching Mathematics in a Technology Classroom Requires More Than Simply Using Mathematics with Technology. It Requires Designing the Lesson to Focus, Motivate, and Highlight the Mathematics in a Meaningful Way
Introduction Some teachers believe that if mathematics is integrated into technology education lessons, then students will become mathematically competent. We agree that many activities commonly found in technology classrooms have the potential...
Producing Nuclear Power: Is Increasing the Number of Nuclear Power Plants an Advisable Way to Meet Increasing Demands for Energy?
Introduction There is a potential crisis looming related to the world's need for energy. On the one hand, energy demands are growing every day, and could double by 2050 (Office of Nuclear Energy, 2008). On the other hand, burning of traditional...
The Creative Classroom: The Role of Space and Place toward Facilitating Creativity: All Teachers, Including Technology Educators, Should Examine What Is Being Taught, How It Is Being Taught, and How the Development and Growth of Creativity Should Be Woven into the Educational Fabric of Teaching and Learning
Introduction: The Emerging Paradigm of Teaching and Learning As we become more sophisticated in our understanding of the workings of the human mind, it becomes increasingly clear that the processes of teaching and learning are more complex and subtle...
The Electric Vehicle Challenge: This Design Activity Should Provide Your Students with a Solid Understanding of the Many Issues Involved with Alternate Energy System Design
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] More and more, it looks like Thomas Edison was right. Electric vehicles in some form are the best way to move around for short distances. His legendary nickel-iron storage battery was a rugged power source for his vision....
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