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Hutton, Carrie – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
It is no secret that particular populations of Americans, specifically minorities, women, and students from high-poverty schools and districts, are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) jobs (Presidents' Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2010). In the 21st century, technology drives innovation…
Descriptors: Role Models, Student Diversity, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Kelly, Daniel P.; Sabet, Andrina; Galloway, Cole – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Technology, engineering, and design (TED) education is replete with hands-on projects and activities to engage students in project- and problem-based learning. TED design briefs provide a realistic context for problems so that students are immersed in as realistic a problem scenario as possible. This article provides a model of best practice for…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Service Learning, STEM Education, Experiential Learning
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Flowers, Jim; Gorski, Alecia – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Whether you teach elementary school students, secondary school students, or college students, you can include upcycling activities in your class to promote both design skills and an environmental ethic. This article shares how a teacher at one school is doing just this, providing suggestions for those who have different material processing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Recycling, Wastes, Experiential Learning
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Clausen, Courtney K.; Greenhaigh, Scott D. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
As U.S. public schools continue to diversify, it is necessary for educators to find ways to meet all students' needs in the classroom. By beginning small, with some of the teaching ideas presented within this article such as learning about and supporting your students' cultural competencies and integrating students' backgrounds and interests into…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Social Sciences
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Love, Tyler S.; Salgado, Carlos A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
The focus on construction in T&E education has drastically changed. This article presents a series of topics and design-based labs that can be taught at various grade levels to integrate STEM concepts while also increasing students' overall awareness of construction and structural technologies.
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Engineering Technology, Engineering Education, Design
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Preble, Brian C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
The time has come for drones. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles played an integral and indispensable part in the United States' military operations during the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Since then, drones have taken new forms, found their way into hobbyists' hands, and recently have played a role in postmodern transportation. Current…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Aviation Technology, Technology Education, STEM Education
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Ward, Brandt – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
In an environment of rapid and unpredictable change determined and directed by technologies that are constantly changing, the assumption that being technologically literate is the key to being a sustained, contributing life-long learner is well founded. However, technological literacy is seldom referred to or considered in academic arguments as a…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Technological Literacy, Models, Definitions
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Reed, Philip A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Learning about intellectual property can help students understand the process it takes to bring ideas to fruition. It is very important for technology and engineering students to learn early that technology is not just concrete processes and physical artifacts. Creativity is closely linked to technology and is vital in helping us address perceived…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Engineering Education, Design, Intellectual Property
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Smith, Karianne; Hughes, William – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
In the fall of 2011, Park Forest Middle School (PFMS) students approached the STEM faculty with numerous questions regarding the popular television show Myth Busters, which detailed Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, and inventor, Archimedes. Two episodes featured attempts to test historical accounts that Archimedes developed a death ray…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Student Projects, Scientific Concepts
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Love, Tyler S.; Strimel, Greg – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Exposing students to the application of math and science through a design-based activity can make them more technologically literate and teach integration between the STEM disciplines at an early age. This article discusses an activity that originated as a portion of a green residential house project conducted by the authors with their high school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Science Activities, STEM Education
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Kelley, Todd R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
As technology education continues to consider a move toward an engineering design focus as proposed by various leaders in technology education, it will be necessary to employ new pedagogical approaches. Hill (2006) provided some new perspectives regarding pedagogical approaches for technology education with an engineering design focus. One…
Descriptors: Engineering, Technology Education, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education
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Katsioloudis, Petros J.; Watson, Ginger – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
There is concern about the diminishing availability of skilled personnel that can operate in the wide variety of disciplines associated with port operations. Increasing cargo volume, combined with a shrinking workforce, could potentially create alarming situations in the future, hence the motivation to publicize to current students the breadth and…
Descriptors: Careers, Visualization, Problem Solving, Employment Opportunities
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Katsioloudis, Petros J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Being able to dive and breathe underwater has been a challenge for thousands of years. In 1980, Fuji Systems of Tokyo developed a series of prototype gills for divers as a way of demonstrating just how good its membranes are. Even though gill technology has not yet reached the point where recipients can efficiently use implants to dive underwater,…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Water, Aquatic Sports
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Busby, Joe R.; Altork, Linh Nguyen – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
With the decreasing availability of oil and the perpetual dependence on foreign-controlled resources, many people around the world are beginning to insist on alternative fuel sources. Hydrogen fuel cell technology is one answer to this demand. Although modern fuel cell technology has existed for over a century, the technology is only now becoming…
Descriptors: Fuels, Power Technology, Energy, Literacy
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Phelps, Elizabeth; Ernst, Jeremy V. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Technology education has the ability to key on major issues that are impacting the world today. Thus, it can change student learning into an experience that can be applied rather than one read about in books. This article aims to provide content and reasoning for the utilization of current economic, political, and societal issues to explore…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Academic Achievement, Energy