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Reed, Philip A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Technology Education as a discipline is at a historical point of two extremes. On one hand it is clear that what we do in technology education is highly valued; after all, imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery. The proliferation of "Makermania," technical competitions, engineering design in Next Generation Science…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Reflection, Academic Standards, Technology Education
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Loveland, Thomas; Love, Tyler – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
As technology and engineering (T&E) education seeks to survive a shortage of teachers and funding, among other factors, it must proceed with caution. The field should remain true to its hands-on, design-based roots but must also provide rigorous instruction that applies STEM skills and situates it as a valuable stakeholder among the core…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Relevance (Education), Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Asunda, Paul A.; Mativo, John – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Part One of this article ("Technology and Engineering Teacher," 75(4), December/January, 2016) presented a process that science, math, engineering, and technology teachers could use to collaborate and design integrated STEM courses. A conceptual framework was discussed that could provide a premise that educators interested in delivery of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Education, Teaching Methods, Common Core State Standards
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Akers, Ruth – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Increasing student achievement is a fundamental concern for many school districts and teachers. Providing students with engaging, blended STEM educational experiences may help them understand how scientists and engineers solve problems. The purpose of this article is to share teaching strategies and student activities that will not only increase…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Science Interests
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Asunda, Paul A.; Mativo, John – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
In this first of a two-part series, the authors report that STEM is still mostly science and mathematics, taught separately with little or no attention to technology and engineering. Where connections do get made to technology and engineering, too often they happen through several disconnected projects that lack coherence in content standards and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Education, Teaching Methods, Common Core State Standards
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Moye, Johnny J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Many vocational education, technology education, and now technology and engineering education leaders have made their mark on the profession. Their legacy is something that members of the profession enjoy and have a responsibility to continue and build upon. This is the seventh in a series of articles entitled "The Legacy Project," which…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Recognition (Achievement)
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Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
This article presents an overview of how to relate reading to a content area, specifically technology education. The author notes that, with the new focus on Common Core English Language Arts State Standards and state-developed standards, technology and engineering teachers should include disciplinary literacy in their curriculum. Academic…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Literacy, Technology, Technology Education
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Thornton, Michael G.; Thornton, Timothy R.; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Technological advances continue to reshape the skill sets necessary for students to succeed both in the classroom and in the workforce. The ability to communicate information verbally and graphically can be viewed as a necessary skill that should be developed in a secondary technology education curriculum (Silva, 2008). This article outlines a…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Animation, Technology Education, Secondary School Science
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Wilson, Daniel G.; Brown, Joshua; Burke, Adam A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
The changing landscape of digital media and software development has immense impact on society, not only through consumer use of the products, but also in the way these technologies are developed. Modern software and media-development companies are using collaborative methods to develop innovative and useful products. Technology and engineering…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Cooperative Learning, Media Literacy
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Reed, Philip A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Learning about intellectual property can help students understand the process it takes to bring ideas to fruition. It is very important for technology and engineering students to learn early that technology is not just concrete processes and physical artifacts. Creativity is closely linked to technology and is vital in helping us address perceived…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Engineering Education, Design, Intellectual Property