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Tan, Verily; Nicholas, Celeste; Scribner, J. Adam; Francis, Dionne Cross – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
With the introduction of "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"), teachers have been called to find meaningful and engaging ways to teach science content while incorporating engineering practices and, to a lesser extent, computing and computational thinking. The task becomes even more complex when they also have to…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Standards, Science Instruction
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Luna, Elizabeth; Ernst, Jeremy; Clark, Aaron; DeLuca, V. William; Kelly, Daniel – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Educators often hear about the need for students to be more creative, more free-thinking, and more exploratory throughout projects and class assignments. This article will highlight the importance of creating and implementing an open-classroom environment where students are confident in their ability to ask questions and capable of exploring a…
Descriptors: Creativity, Classroom Environment, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Kim, Eunhye; Newman, Christine; Lastova, Mark; Bosman, Timothy; Strimel, Greg J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
This article presents a culturally situated and socially relevant lesson for intentionally teaching secondary students the fundamental engineering concepts related to Problem Framing and Project Management. This lesson includes: (1) class discussions to engage students in a socially relevant problem (food waste and sustainability) within a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Social Problems, Food, Problem Solving
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Brown, Ryan, Ed.; Ernst, Jeremy, Ed.; Clark, Aaron, Ed.; DeLuca, Bill, Ed.; Kelly, Daniel, Ed. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
This professional development activity on STEM Education is designed to keep Technology and Engineering teachers up to date regarding current and important issues in the discipline. This article describes why there is a focus on STEM Education, defines STEM Education, and discusses curriculum integration and its elements.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Faculty Development, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Debs, Luciana; Kelley, Todd – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Teaching design to middle and high school students can be challenging. One of the first procedures in teaching design is to help students gather information that will be useful in the design phase. An early stage of engineering design as described by Lewis (2005), calls for the designer to establish the state of the art of the problem. During this…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Horticulture, Engineering Education, Naturalistic Observation
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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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Strimel, Greg – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Students are seldom given an authentic experience within school that allows them the opportunity to solve real-life complex engineering design problems that have meaning to their lives and/ or the greater society. They are often confined to learning environments that are limited by the restrictions set by course content for assessment purposes and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Problem Based Learning, Engineering Education, Design
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Mitts, Charles R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
This design/problem-solving activity challenges students to design a replacement bridge for one that has been designated as either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The Aycock MS Technology/STEM Magnet Program Virtual Bridge Design Challenge is an authentic introduction to the engineering design process. It is a socially relevant…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Facility Planning, Design, Engineering Education
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
This article encourages students to think multidimensionally and in a multidisciplinary fashion with this challenge, and choose a team that can support this kind of thinking. Presented is a challenge in which a major home improvement company makes tools and accessories for use by experienced and new homeowners. This company would like to provide…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creative Activities, Creativity, Teamwork
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Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
In modern CAD and CAM manufacturing companies, engineers design parts for machines and consumable goods. Many of these parts are cut on CNC machines. Whether using a CNC lathe, milling machine, or router, the ideas and designs of engineers must be translated into a machine-readable form called G & M Code that can be used to cut parts to precise…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, National Standards, Manufacturing, Skilled Workers
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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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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Street intersections are a source of accidents--for both automobiles and pedestrians. This article presents an intersection challenge that allows students to explore some possible ways to change the traditional intersection. In this challenge, teachers open up the boundaries and allow students to redesign their world. The first step is to help…
Descriptors: Accidents, Pedestrian Traffic, Traffic Safety, Motor Vehicles
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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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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Skyscrapers sure do have a lot of windows, and these windows are cleaned and checked regularly. All this takes time, money, and puts workers at potential risk. Might there be a better way to do it? In this article, the author discusses a window-washing challenge and describes how students can tackle this task, pick up the challenge, and creatively…
Descriptors: Structural Elements (Construction), Problem Solving, Activities, Brainstorming