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Love, Tyler S.; Bhatty, Abraham – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Within the past few years there has been an increasing emphasis on making computer science (CS) more accessible for all K-12 students. In 2013 there were 12 states that allowed CS courses to count towards high school graduation, and in 2018 that number had grown to 35 states plus the District of Columbia (Code.org, 2018). Due to the increasing…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Design, Elementary School Students
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Love, Tyler S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Technology and Engineering (T&E) education has traditionally included safety as a core component of its curriculum and instruction. Recommendations for safety instruction can be found in manual arts and industrial arts documents (Christy, 1938). Safety was emphasized across all grade levels, including the elementary grades (Miller & Boyd,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Laboratory Safety, Safety Equipment, Technology Education
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Flowers, Jim – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
As a resource for manufacturing and construction, wood has much to offer: it is renewable, beautiful, locally obtainable, and rather easy to machine. In addition to building products out of wood, wood can be scientifically studied in the classroom and lab. In the age of STEM integration, technology and engineering teachers can teach wood science,…
Descriptors: Woodworking, Forestry, STEM Education, Technology Education
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Fisher, Karin – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
According to the new federal spending bill signed into law in March 2018, funding is being provided for education programs and initiatives in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Many provisions allow for funding to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education that includes diverse learners in activities such as…
Descriptors: Robotics, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation
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Haney, Casey Lynn; Bartholomew, Scott; Hauck, Morgan; Price, Alexandria – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
While some promising efforts have recently been made to connect farmers with new practices of water conservation and assist in the optimization and use of resources, these efforts have not eliminated the need for additional research and sustainable practices in farming. This is especially true for crops such as rice that rely heavily on large…
Descriptors: Water, Agricultural Occupations, Sustainability, Lesson Plans
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Love, Tyler S.; Roy, Ken R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Field trips offer inspiring opportunities for students to see theory in practice and participate in student organization competitions. They also include increased hazards and consequential risks that require special attention to safety planning and supervision. Teachers must be cognizant about strategies to mitigate these risks prior to planning a…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Safety, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Gill, Melvin – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Teachers transition into the real world of teaching through three stages: survival, mastery, and impact. New teachers are often at the survival stage, where their teaching concerns and plans focus on their own well-being more than the teaching tasks. The mastery stage focuses on how best to deliver instruction, and the impact stage is focused…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Teacher Recruitment
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Bartholomew, Scott R.; Santana, Vanessa; Strimel, Greg J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Each year the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases an Annual Homeless Assessment Report that provides an estimate of the number of people experiencing homelessness (in sheltered and unsheltered situations). The report also provides estimates for specific homeless populations such as people experiencing chronic homelessness or…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Housing, Public Housing, Prevention
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Swagerty, Lindsey M.; Hodge, Tara – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Recent education initiatives have created a spotlight for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs within schools with an eye to not only improve students' overall performance in mathematics and science, but also increase the pipeline of students pursuing STEM-focused careers. While current STEM initiatives focus on all…
Descriptors: Creativity, Inquiry, STEM Education, Elementary School Students
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Euefueno, William D. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Project-/Problem-Based Learning (PBL) creates dynamic learning environments, incorporates various stimuli, allows learners to gain valuable experiences that extend to real-world applicability, and should be considered as a primary delivery method in STEM classes. The application and benefits of PBL in STEM classes are limitless. Students learn…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, STEM Education, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
In order to be prepared for future college or careers, 21st century students should have critical thinking in their arsenal of soft skills. Most teachers and schools feel that critical thinking skills are important to teach, but unfortunately they have a lack of understanding of what critical thinking is and what strategies are best utilized to…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Personal Autonomy, 21st Century Skills
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Strimel, Greg J.; Morehouse, Abby; Bartholomew, Scott R.; Swift, Colin; Woessner, Jonathan – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Computational thinking is a problem-solving technique traditionally employed by computer scientists to develop computer applications. However, computational thinking practices are now believed to be applicable to other fields (Google for Education, 2018), specifically those related to engineering and technology. Accordingly, the Advancing…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Walton, Matthew; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; DeLuca, V. William – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
A classroom culture that features clear procedures will produce a safe learning environment for students. By establishing a class with clear procedures and effectively managing the learning environment, an educator can reduce discipline issues (Erdogan, Kursun, Tan Sisman, et al., 2010). A well-managed class will allow maximum instruction to take…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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White, Jesse W.; Moye, Johnny J.; Gareis, Christopher R.; Hylton, Sarah P. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
In the interest of learning how to effectively use the technological literacy standards and of adhering to education regulation, this article focuses on efforts to improve the professional teaching practices of Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) teachers by using the Gareis and Grant (2015) process with respect to "Standards for…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Technological Literacy
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Love, Tyler S.; Tomlinson, Joel – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Soldering is a useful and necessary process for many classroom, makerspace, Fab Lab, technology and engineering lab, and science lab activities. As described in this article, soldering can pose many safety risks without proper engineering controls, standard operating procedures, and direct instructor supervision. There are many safety hazards…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Safety Education, Laboratory Safety, Laboratory Procedures
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