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Wu-Rorrer, Ray – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Creating strong community collaborations is a cornerstone in the success of career and technical education programs. Developing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs for middle school students using community collaborations can be challenging. This article presents innovative strategies being successfully implemented in…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Middle School Students, Females
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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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Moyer, Lisa; Klopfer, Michelle; Ernst, Jeremy V. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), founded in 2009 in the Virginia Tech Music Department's Digital and Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio, "explores the power of gesture, communal interaction, and the multidimensionality of arts, as well as technology's potential to seamlessly integrate arts and sciences with particular focus on K-12…
Descriptors: Art, At Risk Students, Music, Music Education
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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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Hacker, Michael; Crismond, David; Hecht, Deborah; Lomask, Michal – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
This article is the first of a two-part series about Engineering for All (EfA), a $1.7M National Science Foundation-funded project, which introduces middle school students to engineering, not only as a career path, but as an endeavor with potential for doing social good. Engineering for All opens students' eyes to the role engineers play in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Engineering Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Deck, Anita; Grubbs, Michael E. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
It is becoming increasingly important to consider the waste humans produce and options for reducing the impact it has on the environment. Allowing students the opportunities to research potential solutions and present their ideas results in an educated citizenry that considers consequences of technological advances. Throughout the course of a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, STEM Education, Engineering Education, Design
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Grubbs, Michael E.; Deck, Anita – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Water turbines have long been used to make work easier for humans while minimizing energy consumption. They are not only used in small- and large-scale operations, but also provide a great context for Integrative STEM education. Students can begin to understand the technological processes available by designing, building, and testing different…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Energy Education, Power Technology, Scientific Concepts
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Huffman, Tanner; Burke, Barry – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Engineering byDesign™ (EbD) provides teachers and students with reflective, formative, and comprehensive summative assessment tools throughout the curriculum. Each lesson, unit, and course is created with a list of essential questions that are meant to guide students to a deeper understanding of national standards across the STEM domains (STL,…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Engineering Education, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Hammons, John; Deal, Walter F., III – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Microcontrollers are used extensively in transportation and communications technologies, in automobiles to monitor and control engine speed and performance so as to maximize fuel economy and efficiency, and by manufacturing industries to produce "smart" technology. The flexibility, imagination, and spirit that make these tiny devices so…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Robotics, High School Students