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Dunfee, Alexandra; Brown, Joshua – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2022
Classrooms are operating differently during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in lab-based courses. Virtual classrooms utilizing Zoom, Google Meet, or other conferencing software can create challenges for hands-on, lab-based classes. These virtual methods also pose problems for pre-service teacher education students attempting to gain much needed…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Universities, Preservice Teacher Education, College School Cooperation
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Hutton, Carrie; Mis, Tracy – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2022
Best practices for integrated STEM courses work well when teachers are adept at implementing them and when students are in a learning environment where they can communicate and collaborate while simultaneously working with and investigating manipulatives with their hands. When the COVID-19 Pandemic forced many K-12 schools to close in March of…
Descriptors: Best Practices, STEM Education, Electronic Learning, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2022
This article discusses a design contest where students can submit new technology designs and be judged for their creativity and unique ideas. Design contests are a wonderful way to stimulate creativity and build student confidence. In this article the author explores some of the issues of importance involved in designing and launching such a…
Descriptors: Design, Competition, Creativity, Self Esteem
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Bridges, Theresa – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2022
In 2011, Virginia's General Assembly enacted legislation that required one credit in a stand-alone personal finance course for graduating students. Subsequently, the Virginia Department of Education developed Standards of Learning (SOLs) for Personal Finance and Economics (Code of Virginia §22.1-200-03B), which included a focus on personal…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Budgeting, Credit (Finance), School Business Relationship
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Cardon, Philip L.; Kinczkowski, Linda; Speelman, Pamela – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2022
The versatility required for employment continues to change with technological advancements. Some of the top listed skills needed for a career are positive attitude, communication, time management, critical-thinking, and problem-solving (Peart, 2019). How to teach each of these competencies may take different strategies and techniques. This…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Learning Activities, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking
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Warner, Scott A.; Long, Nora A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2022
Joseph Campbell, a literature professor from Sarah Lawrence College, first recognized that the ancient story, the "Epic of Gilgamesh," followed a pattern of recounting the adventures of an archetypical hero that most stories and myths from all cultures across recorded history have followed. He called these similar patterns the monomyth…
Descriptors: Design, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Critical Thinking
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Pressley, Hugh – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
This article discusses how middle and high school inner-city and rural students can increase their academic achievement and self-efficacy in STEM classes using The Digital Curriculum, a program that incorporates digital technology, software, and a design project. This curriculum, which integrates socially relevant content, gives students a chance…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, High School Students, Urban Schools
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Reed, Philip A.; Ferguson, M. Kathleen – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
Tremendous teacher shortages and shifts in the preparation of technology and engineering (T&E) teachers have been occurring for some time (Litowitz, 2014; Moye, 2009; Volk, 1997, 2019). The training and certification of these teachers is extremely varied since each state certifies T&E teachers independently and most states offer several…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Engineering Education, Career Education, Teacher Certification
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Hobbs, Elizabeth; Schisler, Laura; Pressley, Hugh; Smith, Walter – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
Picture students huddled around a 3D printer in a middle school classroom. They gaze at the object being printed, and exclamations of, "Where is that flag from?" "What does that symbol mean?" and "Oh; I didn't think of that!" can be heard. These examples of observation, curiosity, and critical thinking are the elusive…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Student Projects, Global Approach
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Wright, Geoffrey A.; Bartholomew, Scott R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the engineering profession with the highest demand in 2021 is biomedical engineering (BME) (BLS, January 2021). Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in healthcare (BLS, 2021).…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Biomedicine, Engineering Education, COVID-19
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Trout, K. P.; Trout, William P.; Le, Huy – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
Kites have a long and varied history that stretches back millennia. One of the most popular kite models of all time is the one made famous in the late nineteenth century by William Abner Eddy named the "Eddy Kite." It is the prototypical kite shape (Eden, 2002)--a quadrilateral that is symmetric about a vertical axis and asymmetric about…
Descriptors: Toys, Calculus, Technology Uses in Education, STEM Education
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Walach, Michael; Harrell, Mark – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
The commercial use of UAS (unmanned aerial systems) more commonly known as "drones" is increasing rapidly in a variety of areas from agriculture to construction (Marshall, 2016). The need for people who can safely operate UAS, understand the legal restrictions and privacy concerns related to UAS use, and build and repair UAS is…
Descriptors: Aviation Technology, Aviation Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops
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Velasco, Richard Carlos L. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
Education is a perpetually evolving field, especially with the rapid advancement of technology and the upsurge of the globalization phenomenon (Crawford and Kirby 2008). Students need to become familiar with social interactions that they will eventually encounter in the future. However, in order for students to effectively participate in…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Virtual Classrooms, International Cooperation, Cooperative Learning
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Daugherty, Michael; Carter, Vinson; Sumner?, Anna – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
Both those inside and outside of the education community are becoming increasingly familiar with the STEM acronym and the extensive efforts underway nationally to develop integrated PK-12 STEM programs that promote critical thinking, problem solving, 21st Century skill development and authentic learning experiences (Ingram, 2019). However, for…
Descriptors: Standards, Technological Literacy, STEM Education, Preschool Education
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Gill, Melvin; Love, Tyler S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
Laser engravers/cutters have found their way into many technology and engineering (T&E) education laboratories. Their use can range from from cutting balsa wood truss designs to embossing a decorative logo on a student's project, and the range of materials can be almost as broad. While their capabilities can be virtually endless and the…
Descriptors: Lasers, Vocational Education, Safety, Machine Tools
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