The Agricultural Education Magazine

The Agricultural Education Magazine publishes articles on instruction leadership, supervision, and curriculum development in agricultural education in the United States and other countries.

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 3, November/December

Are You "Plugged In?" - Using Technology to Enhance Your Secondary Agriculture Program
As educators, technology is all around us - and seems to be increasing all the time. Each fall, it seems that our students return to school with a greater variety of electronics right at their fingertips - laptops, iPods, iPads, cell phones, etc. Consider...
Assessing Student Learning with Regards to Technology in the Agriculture Classroom
It was only a few years ago when technology in the agriculture classroom consisted of a single teacher computer, a few VHS tapes, and an overhead projector. The old chalk dust, paint, and conventional technology did not create much excitement for learning;...
Bonham High School Ag Mechanics Going Green!
The Bonham High School Agricultural Science department located in Bonham, Texas quietly managed to accomplish something no other high school class in the nation has to date when they recently converted an older gas-powered Ford 9N tractor to electric...
Catching Up with Our Students. Millennials and iGen: Is Agriscience Education Ready?
There is an old Chinese proverb that states: "Do not confine your children to your own way of learning for they were born in another time." It is very possible that this statement holds more truth today than it ever has in the past. Agriscience teachers...
CTRL + ALT + DELETE: Rethinking How We Use Technology in the AGED Classroom
IntroductionOne week before class began, I walked into the multi-million dollar, brand new, 21st century classroom where I would soon be teaching. A brand new interactive white board, audio devices to amplify my voice, wireless clickers, student tablets...
From Blackboards to Bluetooth®: Wireless Slate Technology in Agriculture Classrooms
Sam was enthusiastic about the "Student Teaching Block." He had dreamed of completing his student teaching and beginning his career as a high school agriculture teacher since beginning college in 2005. Like most of his peers, Sam had practiced the ability...
Google Guide to Program Management
When you consider integrating technology into an agricultural education program there are two important questions to ask (1) will this innovation improve my program and (2) will it make my job easier? If the answer is yes to one of those two criteria,...
"If We Teach Today as We Taught Yesterday, We Rob Our Children of Tomorrow"
If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." This seems an appropriate opening line for an issue of The Agricultural Education Magazine that focuses on using 21st century technology in the high school classroom... it seems...
Teaching with Technology: Using What We Already Have
As educators, we have been bombarded with technology. From ever changing software to help manage our schedules and grades to things like plasma cutters and automatic watering systems in our greenhouses, we could spend hours trying to keep up. Many of...
Technology as a Differentiated Instruction Tool
Within the classroom, there are a myriad of learners and styles of learning present. Differentiated instruction (DI) is a teacher's acknowledgement there are many avenues for learning and sense making (Scalise, 2007). The value-added approach of DI is...

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