Technology and Children

A quarterly journal dedicated to teaching technology in elementary schools. Articles provide practical and creative ideas and activities for the elementary classroom teacher. Reports on interdisciplinary learning program successes, and other current issue

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 3, February

An Egg-Cellent Egg Holder
Luttrell, I. (1993). Mattie's Little Possum Pet. New York: Macmillan Publishing. [33 pages] Summary of Book Mattie's Little Possum Pet is a short, fictional story about a woman named Mattie who sees a possum on the side of the road and takes it home....
A Special Birthday Surprise
Brown, M. (1989). Arthur's Birthday. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. [30 pages; ISBN 0-316-11074-4 (softcover)] Summary of Book In this book, Arthur, a lovable aardvark, and his friend Muffy coincidentally schedule their birthday parties on the same...
Content Standards for Technology Education: The Nature and History of Technology
Background information about the standards development process, as well as an orientation to what the Content Standards are, was provided in Technology and Children Vol. 3 No. 1. As a review, the Content Standards for Technology Education will include...
Free (or Almost Free) Resources for Elementary School Educators
Looking out my window at this time of year in northern Minnesota has prompted me to think about energy as a column theme for this issue. Although the wind, snow, and cold temperatures have jogged my thoughts, energy is a topic that has applications year...
From the Editor
I had the opportunity to attend a problem-based learning (PBL) conference this month. I was struck by the similarities between PBL and good technology education programs. Consider their shared characteristics. They: encourage students to take responsibility...
Initiative for Lite
The Iniative for Learning through Integrated Technology Education (LITE) at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is the result of a four-year initiative in Elementary School Technology Education (ESTE). The mission of the Center is to improve learning...
On-Line with Cathy Ney
This on-line review will point you to specific sites where you can begin to explore the topic of flight, from discovering how things fly to visiting the future with NASA. Aero Design Team Online http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/aero/ Meet Ken Schrock, join...
The Cookie Factory
"Hey, Mom, let's take some cookies over to the neighbors. I'd like to package up a few to share with Liz's family." My daughter Sarah had no idea how her simple request could lead to a myriad of problems - real problems with real solutions and a host...
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