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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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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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Velasco, Richard Carlos L. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
The evolution of digital technologies over the past couple of decades has contributed to a paradigm shift in education where the internet and web-based applications have become ubiquitous in primary and secondary classrooms (Glassman & Kang, 2011). With this shift came the digital phenomena known today as Web 2.0 technologies. Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Deal, Walter F., III; Hsiung, Steve C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Sensors of all kinds play significant roles in the way that we use and interact with technological devices today. Smartphones, household appliances, automobiles, and other products that we use every day incorporate many different kinds of sensors. While the sensors are hidden from view in the products, appliances, and tools that we use, they…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Robotics, Electronic Equipment
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Hsiung, Steve C.; Deal, Walter F.; Tuluri, Francis – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
UNITE is a program sponsored by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP, 2015). The STEM Enrichment Activities of AEOP are designed to spark student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, especially among the underserved and those in earlier grades and educators by providing exciting, engaging, interactive, hands-on…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Workshops, STEM Education, Competition
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Kelley, Todd R.; Sung, Euisuk – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide awareness of the danger of design fixation and promote the uses of brainstorming early in the design process--before fixation limits creative ideas. The authors challenged technology teachers to carefully limit the use of design examples too early in the process and provided suggestions for facilitating…
Descriptors: Design, Brainstorming, Technology Education, Innovation
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Clausen, Courtney K.; Greenhaigh, Scott D. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
As U.S. public schools continue to diversify, it is necessary for educators to find ways to meet all students' needs in the classroom. By beginning small, with some of the teaching ideas presented within this article such as learning about and supporting your students' cultural competencies and integrating students' backgrounds and interests into…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Social Sciences
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Berkeihiser, Mike – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Most technology and engineering (T&E) classes are elective, so teachers are always looking for ways to market programs, engage students, and remind administrators and school board members about the good things T&E teachers do with and for kids. In this article, the Unionville High School (PA) Technology and Engineering Department describes…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Engineering Education, High School Students, Manufacturing
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Nichols, Scott – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Preparing students to be competitive in the 21st century global economy is undoubtedly one of the major goals of all educators. Studies have shown that students who have an increased exposure to engaging STEM courses at the high school level are more likely to enter STEM majors at the collegiate level and, thus, STEM industries post-graduation…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, STEM Education, Secondary Education, High School Students
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Hughes, Bill; Mona, Lynn; Stout, Heath; Bierly, Mike; McAninch, Steve – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
"Against the backdrop of the daunting carbon-neutral energy needs of our global future, the largest gap between our present use of solar energy and its enormous undeveloped potential defines a compelling imperative for science and technology in the 21st century" (Lewis & Norcera 2006). Concurrently, the United States educational…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Energy, Heat, Water
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Kinczkowski, Linda; Cardon, Phillip; Speelman, Pamela – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
This paper provides examples of Aid-to-Thought uses in urban decision making, classroom laboratory planning, and in a ship antiaircraft defense system. Aid-to-Thought modeling and simulations are tools students can use effectively in a STEM classroom while meeting Standards for Technological Literacy Benchmarks O and R. These projects prepare…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Benchmarking, Computer Simulation, Computer Graphics
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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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Sutton, Kevin; Grubbs, Michael E.; Ernst, Jeremy – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Engineering design has been suggested as a viable instructional approach for Technology Education (TE) to intentionally provide students the opportunity to apply multidisciplinary concepts to solve ill-defined design challenges (Wells & Ernst, 2012; Sanders & Wells, 2010; Wicklein, 2006). Currently, the context for design challenges in TE…
Descriptors: Design, Design Crafts, Design Requirements, Engineering Technology
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Orr, Taylor; Flowers, Jim – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
The goal of formal education is student learning. By emphasizing experimentation in the classroom or lab, students learn about the results of a particular inquiry. But more importantly, they learn to refine their approach to learning by creating new knowledge rather than merely remembering what they have been told. An inquiry approach where…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Science Experiments, Scientific Methodology
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