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Leonard, Jacqueline; Barnes-Johnson, Joy; Mitchell, Monica; Unertl, Adrienne; Stubbe, Christopher R.; Ingraham, Latanya – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
This research report presents the final year results of a three-year research project on computational thinking (CT). The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, involved training teachers in grades four through six to implement Scalable Game Design and LEGO┬« EV3 robotics during afterschool clubs. Thirty teachers and 531 students took…
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, STEM Education
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Touretzky, David S. – Computer Science Education, 2013
Modern robots, like today's smartphones, are complex devices with intricate software systems. Introductory robot programming courses must evolve to reflect this reality, by teaching students to make use of the sophisticated tools their robots provide rather than reimplementing basic algorithms. This paper focuses on teaching with Tekkotsu, an open…
Descriptors: Robotics, Computer Science Education, Programming, Science Curriculum
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Colelli, Richard – Technology Teacher, 2009
In this article, the author describes the technology education program at Southern Lehigh High School, Center Valley, Pennsylvania. The school district is presently providing an educational program known for its excellence and forward-looking perspective, which is sensitive to the changing needs of its students. Within the technology education…
Descriptors: Technology Education, High Schools, Computer Assisted Design, Robotics
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Akiva, Thomas; Povis, Kaleen Tison; Martinez, Ani – Afterschool Matters, 2015
Afterschool continues to be promoted as a complementary setting to school for strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education (for example, Krishnamurthi, Bevan, Rinehart, & Coulon, 2013). This is a reasonable idea: 10.2 million children and youth in the U.S. participate in structured afterschool programs (Afterschool…
Descriptors: After School Programs, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Technology Uses in Education
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Palma, Christopher; Plummer, Julia; Rubin, KeriAnn; Flarend, Alice; Ong, Yann Shiou; McDonald, Scott; Ghent, Chrysta; Gleason, Timothy; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2017
The nature of students' ideas about the scientific practices used by astronomers when studying objects in our Solar System is of widespread interest to discipline-based astronomy education researchers. A sample of middle-school, high-school, and college students (N = 42) in the U.S. were interviewed about how astronomers were able to learn about…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Scientists, Middle School Students, High School Students
Whitehead, Stephen H. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This quantitative study evaluates the impact of using robotics as a content organizer to teach a mathematic concept between math and technology education classes in a middle school of the students beliefs and interests toward STEM concepts. The analysis was based upon pre and post belief and interest survey responses by the participating middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Robotics, Mathematics, Technology Education
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Gorman, Lynn – Tech Directions, 2007
In this article, the author describes how students in Kirk Marshall's industrial technology class at Bloomsburg Area High School, Pennsylvania, designed and manufactured battling robots (BattleBots) and their participation in an annual national robotics competition. According to Marshall, designing and building a complex robot would be virtually…
Descriptors: Competition, Robotics, Computer Assisted Design, Computers
Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2010
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Progress
Patton, Madeline – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
This publication presents the following articles: (1) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Develops Student Recruitment and Retention Strategies; (2) Marketer Advises Tech Educators Appeal to Teens' Emotions, Desires to Do Something Important; (3) Digital Bridge Academy Gets At-Risk Students on Paths to Knowledge-Based Careers; (4) Project…
Descriptors: Technology Education, STEM Education, Community Colleges, Human Capital
Romero, Juan Suarez – Computers in Libraries, 2010
Public libraries are redefining their roles in order to stay relevant to the needs of the communities they serve. Today, libraries are places where reading meets hands-on learning and where quietness coexists with voices and music. The latest advances in technology for children and teens, specifically, robotics sets and media-rich software, are…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Educational Technology, Best Practices, After School Programs
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Sabulski, Charles P. – Tech Directions, 2004
Nanotechnology refers to the research and technology development at the atomic, molecular, or macromolecular levels, in the length scale of approximately 1-100 nanometer range, that provides a fundamental understanding of phenomena and materials at the nanoscale and creates and use structures, devices, and systems that have novel properties and…
Descriptors: Technology, Technological Advancement, Scientific Research, Research and Development
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. – 1988
A study was conducted to determine if the Pennsylvania vocational education system could deliver cost-effective training needed by business and industry and to establish the adequacy of tools and equipment for this purpose. Information was obtained from a multiple-item survey sent to 71 area vocational schools, 61 comprehensive high schools, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Equipment
Lewis, James P.; Burrows, Robert T. – 1983
This study was conducted to provide information on equipment needs, the extent of planning to upgrade equipment, and technological advancements necessary to continue providing quality training to entry-level students and incumbent workers. The results were based on a 98 percent return from 72 area vocational-technical school directors, 17…
Descriptors: Educational Equipment, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Equipment Utilization
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Smarkusky, Debra L.; Toman, Sharon A. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
Interdisciplinary teaching and interpretation of technology for various applications provides a challenging and engaging environment for students to enhance their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This paper presents results of a joint effort between faculty in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology and the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Music Education, Information Science, Teaching Methods
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Saleem, A.; Tutunji, T.; Al-Sharif, L. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
Technology advancement and human needs have led to integration among many engineering disciplines. Mechatronics engineering is an integrated discipline that focuses on the design and analysis of complete engineering systems. These systems include mechanical, electrical, computer and control subsystems. In this paper, the importance of teaching…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students