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Sung, Euisuk – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Computational thinking has been popularized in the last decade, particularly with the emphasis on coding education in K-12 schools. The core idea of computational thinking has a close relationship with technology and engineering education (TEE). TEE has emphasized the use of computing skills to solve problems, and integrative STEM education…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Computation, STEM Education, Engineering
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Bartholomew, Scott R.; Zhang, Liwei – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Although there are over 320,000 health and fitness apps available on major app stores, there is scant evidence that they actually promote a healthier lifestyle, assist users in exercising, or promote weight loss. This article presents a lesson plan using an Arduino for integrating computational thinking and game design with middle school students…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Relevance (Education), Physical Fitness
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Moye, Johnny J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Today's world is shaped by technology and products engineered to serve society's needs and wants. The knowledge and skills required to develop and use these products are changing at an exponential rate (NASE&M, 2017; NRC, 2011). In order to understand and meet future challenges, it is vital that the United States produce technology- and…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, STEM Education, Problem Solving
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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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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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Moon, Cameron; Bartholomew, Scott R.; Weitlauf, John – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
This article describes a lesson in which students will utilize ideation and engineering design to innovate a solution to a design problem using common household products.
Descriptors: Engineering, Design, Innovation, Concept Formation
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Lipowitz, Daniel; Berkeihiser, Michael – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
This article describes a class room activity introduced at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA. Humanities teacher Daniel Lipowitz partnered with engineering teacher Michael Berkeihiser and other STEM teachers to put the humanities (H) in "SHTEM." Sophomore English students were asked to re-engineer the conflict in common works…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Humanities, English Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Childress, Vincent W. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Humans have become the most dominant animal on the planet. They have adaptations providing advantages over other animals. They have even out competed other species in their own genus. Humans have opposable forefingers and thumbs for superior dexterity, very large brains for intelligence, walk upright with bipedal locomotion to cover distances more…
Descriptors: Animals, Climate, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Wright, Geoffrey A.; Jones, Matthew D. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
In this article, the authors outline an innovation curriculum that can be taught to elementary-aged students to expand their creative and innovative abilities and potential. The curriculum focuses on divergent and convergent thinking principles embedded in a hands-on learning pedagogy. The curriculum framework is based on an innovation model known…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Experiential Learning, Creativity, Innovation
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Preble, Brian C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
The two-stroke engine is an engineering marvel that has been incorporated into many aspects of modern-day life. While many seek to eliminate the two-stroke, others seek to revive this simple and effective power plant, aiming to make it more environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient. If successful, improvements could be far-reaching and…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Engines, Hands on Science, Engineering
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Corum, Kimberly; Garofalo, Joe – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
More and more schools are acquiring advanced manufacturing equipment. Activities that incorporate the use of this equipment for the purpose of teaching some academic content can either be designed or redesigned for other educational purposes as well. This article describes how the authors extended an activity that was initially designed to help…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematical Models, Problem Solving, Printing
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Bartholomew, Scott R.; Ruesch, Emily Yoshikawa – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Research has shown that once a potential solution to a problem has settled into one's mind, it can be difficult to break from the original idea and move in a different direction (Cardoso & BadkeSchaub, 2009; Jansson & Smith, 1991). When designers are given examples (whether as models, photographs, sketches, or drawings), they often fixate…
Descriptors: Design, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Problem Solving
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Estapa, Anne; Hutchison, Amy; Nadolny, Larysa – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Computational thinking is an important and necessary way of thinking for computer programmers and other professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Research on emerging practices around computational thinking that is developed through coding initiatives in schools reports that elementary children typically learn how…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Computer Oriented Programs
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