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Orr, Taylor; Flowers, Jim – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
3D printing is becoming ever more popular in both the manufacturing world as well as in technology and engineering education classrooms all over the United States. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process in which successive layers of material are built up to produce three-dimensional objects from computer-aided design (CAD) files, making…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Plastics, Engineering Education
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Deal, Walter F.; Jones, Catherine E. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Humans by their very nature are users of tools, materials, and processes as a part of their survival and existence. As humans have progressed over time, their civilizations and societies have changed beyond imagination and have moved from hunters and gatherers of food and materials for survival to sophisticated societies with complex social and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Robotics, Technological Literacy, Manufacturing
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Thornton, Timothy; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Improvement in instructional practices through dynamic means of delivery remains a central consideration to technology educators. To help accomplish this, one must constantly utilize contemporary and cutting-edge technological applications in attempts to provide a more beneficial learning experience for students. These technologies must…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Computer Assisted Design, Computer Software
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Rose, Mary Annette; Hunt, Brian – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Natural catastrophes and engineering failures provide timely, motivating, and conceptually rich backdrops for learning. Engineering educators have long embraced case studies of engineering failures as a sound pedagogical strategy for meeting several learning standards, such as "design within realistic constraints", and teaching failure…
Descriptors: Engineering, Failure, Case Studies, Natural Disasters