ERIC Number: EJ726761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Students Help a Teacher Called to Active Duty: What a Great Feeling to Have a Group of Students Who Are Excited and Want to Help a Teacher in Need so Many Miles from Home
Technology Teacher, v65 n2 p31 Oct 2005
The author shares how his technology education students at Tecumseh Middle School help his former student from a Purdue class, Ryan Smith, who was called to active military duty. Ryan was teaching technology education at Lafayette Jefferson High School when he was called by the military in the fall of 2004 to report to active duty. Before Christmas 2004, Ryan was sent to Iraq where he is now stationed at Camp Cedar. With a few phone calls, local companies also wanted to help, and they donated materials to produce the games (tee-hop and tic-tac-toe). They thought it was a fantastic idea that the younger generation wanted to help! When the students completed the games, he sent them to Mr. Smith. Ryan gave the games to other people in the service and to the children in Iraq. The students did not care who received the games, as both soldiers and civilians were in need.
Descriptors: Technology Education, Military Service, Military Personnel, Games, Foreign Countries, Letters (Correspondence), Middle School Students, Student Participation, Psychological Needs
Publications Department, International Technology Education Association, 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iraq