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Hardy, Alison – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Design and technology (D&T) is taught in most primary (5-11 year old children) and secondary schools (11-16 year olds) in England. Seen by some as a relatively new subject (White, 2011), some of its origins lie in craft tradition and domestic skills. This is partly reflected in classroom activities where children design and make, usually in…
Descriptors: Design, Fiction, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hainsworth, Mark; Hainsworth, Laura – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
In this article the authors describe an Integrative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Design-Based Learning (I-STEM ED DBL) activity that invites students to delve into the science, technology, and engineering related to the production of Ötzi's copper axe and to speculate about the circumstances surrounding his…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Activities, Metallurgy, Summer Programs
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Kruse, Jerrid; Wilcox, Jesse – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), with new emphasis on engineering, reflects broadening definitions of scientific and technological literacy. However, engaging in science and engineering practices is necessary, but insufficient, for developing technological literacy. Just as robust scientific literacy includes a deep understanding of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Water Quality, Science Activities, Scientific Principles
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Brand, Brenda; Kasarda, Mary; Williams, Christopher Bryant – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
As the emphasis on STEM education increases, the "E" (engineering) in the acronym is gaining more attention in K-12 education. K-12 educators are urged to develop new and creative strategies for engaging youth in science and engineering activities that encourage them to be inventors and not just consumers. The Inquiry By Engineering…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Design, Creativity
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Moye, Johnny J.; Dugger, William E., Jr.; Starkweather, Kendall N. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
The purpose of the "Learn Better by Doing Study" was to determine the extent to which U.S. public elementary, middle, and high school students were doing hands-on activities in their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classrooms. The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's (ITEEA's)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Experiential Learning
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Johns, Gary; Mentzer, Nathan – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Teachers can find opportunities to incorporate design thinking and scientific inquiry within any lesson where a constraint of the design can be connected to a scientific experiment. Within a lesson, this connection establishes context between engineering and science and can positively impact students' learning and interest in these subjects. The…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Design, Inquiry, Engineering Education
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Hurd, Randy C.; Hacking, Kip S.; Damarjian, Jennifer L.; Wright, Geoffrey A.; Truscott, Tadd – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Underwater robots (or ROVs: Remotely Operated Vehicles as they are typically called in industry) have recently become a very popular instructional STEM activity. Nationally, ROVs have been used in science and technology classrooms for several years in cities such as Seattle, San Diego, Virginia Beach, and other coastal areas. In the past two…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Shealer, Ron; Shealer, Michelle – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
This article describes a cooperative project between eighth graders and first graders called "Going Green in the Neighborhood." The project entailed the first grade students sketching home designs on paper to make a model community, and the eighth grade students taking those drawings and making them into 3D computer models and then…
Descriptors: Design, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Grade 1
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