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Technology and Engineering Teacher Vol. 70, No. 3 (November 2010) pp. 5–11
There is considerable interest in electric and hybrid cars because of environmental and climate change concerns, tougher fuel efficiency standards, and increasing dependence on imported oil. In this article, the author describes the history of...
Technology Teacher Vol. 68, No. 2 (October 2008) pp. 11–18
It is interesting to note how technology has changed the way that people communicate with one another. Several of the major historical developments of communication are: (1) language; (2) alphabet; and (3) writing. These early forms of communication ...
Technology Teacher Vol. 57, No. 2 (1997) pp. 11–16
Discusses a variety of sensors--specifically those of the NASA Mars Pathfinder Lander--and identifies other kinds of sensor technologies used in the industrial and scientific world. Suggests that using sensors to solve technological problems is...
Technology Teacher Vol. 59, No. 5 (2000) pp. 25–31
This learning activity describes how a robot moves and the systems that power robots. Provides detailed information about XBOT, which uses modified servomotors to power its wheels. (JOW)
Technology Teacher Vol. 54, No. 8 (1995) pp. 23–30
This learning activity describes silicon as one of the most plentiful materials on earth, demonstrating how it supplies the building blocks for electronic devices such as transistors, integrated circuits, and microprocessors. It includes a design...
Technology Teacher Vol. 61, No. 8 (2002) pp. 21–26
Discusses the benefits of distance learning such as flexibility, effectiveness, efficiency, interactivity, and affordability. Considers implications for technology education, support for technology teacher education, and connectivity and access...
Technology Teacher Vol. 63, No. 7 (Apr 01, 2004)
Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a generic term for technologies that use radio waves to automatically identify people or objects. There are several methods of identification, but the most common is to store a serial number that...
Technology Teacher Vol. 65, No. 1 (Sep 01, 2005)
Aviation as people know it today is a mature but very young technology as time goes. Considering that the 100th anniversary of flight was celebrated just a few years ago in 2003, millions of people fly from city to city or from nation to nation and...
Technology Teacher Vol. 58, No. 3 (1998) pp. 29–35
Describes how microcontrollers affect our lives--from automobile control systems to microwave ovens. Includes information on robotics, electronics, and control technology. (JOW)
Technology Teacher Vol. 63, No. 8 (2004)
A visit to most any technology education laboratory or classroom will reveal that computers, software, and multimedia software are rapidly becoming a mainstay in learning about technology and technological literacy. Almost all technology labs have...
Technology Teacher Vol. 66, No. 8 (2007) pp. 6–12
Sound provides and offers amazing insights into the world. Sound waves may be defined as mechanical energy that moves through air or other medium as a longitudinal wave and consists of pressure fluctuations. Humans and animals alike use sound as a...
Technology Teacher Vol. 59, No. 3 (1999) pp. 23–28
Describes a unit on robotics that includes problem solving, working together, and constructing and programming a robot. Provides students with an opportunity for critical thinking. (JOW)
Technology and Engineering Teacher Vol. 72, No. 8 (2013) pp. 24–30
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 ...
Technology and Engineering Teacher Vol. 75, No. 7 (2016) pp. 26–32
Today there are a number of 3D printing technologies that are low cost and within the budgets of middle and high school programs. Educational technology companies offer a variety of 3D printing technologies and parallel curriculum materials to...
Technology Teacher Vol. 54, No. 4 (1995) pp. 35–42
Provides insight into the exciting future of robotics. Includes a student quiz and possible student outcomes. (JOW)
Technology Teacher Vol. 67, No. 2 (October 2007) pp. 11–17
Robotics is a rich and exciting multidisciplinary area to study and learn about electronics and control technology. The interest in robotic devices and systems provides the technology teacher with an excellent opportunity to make many concrete...
Technology and Engineering Teacher Vol. 71, No. 6 (March 2012) pp. 13–18
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...