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April 2003 - June 2003
“S.T.E.P Design & Technology 5-16 is a major educational development
from the Staffordshire design & Technology Education Programme. It
is designed to help teachers to deliver the national curriculum for design
“With grateful thanks to Cambridge University Press for permission
to publish these pages in electronic format. They were originally published
as the STEP 5-16 Key Stage 2 Datafile by Cambridge University Press in
1992. The writing team consisted of Dave Boyle, Wendy Pitt and Wesley
“It's a collection of contemporary automata, which is a kind of
mechanical sculpture. Nearly all of the work in the theatre is humourous.As
well as the smaller machines in the theatre there are about 20 coin-operated,
larger scale pieces. It is also a shop selling handmade automata, mechanical
wooden kits and card cutouts, books and videos. We sell via mail order
and the internet to customers all over the world.”
Why Teach Children’s Engineering?
By Patricia Fazzi, VCESTE President
The Children's Engineering Journal
A Journal of the Virginia Council for Elementary School Technology Education
Children’s Engineering Convention 2003
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Technology Education for Children Council
Connecticut Technology Education Association
“The 2003 NEATT Conference Committee invites you to Newport Rhode
Island, November 13th through the 15th for the 66th annual Conference.
On-site registration will begin on Thursday the 13th at the Newport Marriott,
25 America’s Cup Avenue Newport RI; One of Newport’s many
The History of Technology
from the beginning of civilization to our future.
A Technology Education WebQuest for middle school students.
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“The Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Program at Western
Washington University is dedicated to the enrichment and education of
K-12 pre-service teachers. The program's director and a dynamic group
of faculty provide students with unique perspectives and talents from
their academic disciplines.”
“This is an informational site designed mainly for people with interests
in Desktop (or Benchtop) CNC machines. There is a lot of accumulated information
and comparison tables about CNC desktop mills, lathes and routers and
their associated software. Go take a look, I hope you find it useful”.
“The Design & Technology in Schools Program (pdf) introduces
students to 3D design technology as early as middle school - so they can
become better problem solvers, critical thinkers and collaborators. This
is about more than just free software - it's about encouraging technological
Technological Literacy: A National Priority
“Building Homes of Our Own is an interactive teaching tool for the
middle school classroom environment. The game presents a macro view of
the entire home building process from site selection to final sale. Players
collect information, solve problems and make choices as they build a 3D
home against a budget. Players then review credit applications and sell
to the buyer of their choice.”
50 States' K12 Employment Opportunities
“David Bloom's Last Ride
The NBC journalist's death was possibly caused by the hours he spent reporting
cramped in an Army vehicle -- just another way war kills”
Oregon Groups & Projects to recruit, retain, place more girls
& young women in science, math, engineering, technology & the
trades as of: 2/24/03
Worksheets & PowerPoints found HERE!
Welcome to our Technology Education Resources section! Here students may
view and print handouts, PowerPoints, worksheets, QUESTs, etc. Simply
click on the links below...
Parents, teachers, and interested others can find information about Technology
Education by clicking on the "For Parents..." link on the left.”
“The Department of Education and the State Educational Technology
Directors Association (SETDA) today released The National Leadership Institute
Toolkit: States Helping States Implement NCLB, a new toolkit designed
to help states implement the technology requirements of the No Child Left
“Founded in the fall of 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors
Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing the state
directors for educational technology. SETDA's goal is to improve student
achievement through technology. Our mission is directed by three organizational
principles 1) to promote national leadership in educational technology
to support achievement in lifelong learning, 2) to provide professional
development for state educational technology directors, and; 3) to build
partnerships to advance learning opportunities.”
To provide background information about Scientifically Based Research
(SBR) as it applies to educational technology in K-12 schools, and to
provide guidance for using existing SBR studies and planning SBR in state
and district programs.
To develop a shared definition of technology literacy as well as a set
of criteria to benchmark it's presence at the eighth grade level. To identify
a continuum of possibilities for assessing technology literacy.
To identify a set of common data elements that will inform state progress
on NCLB and will serve as a foundation for national comparisons regarding
To review and consider a set of models and processes for assessing effective
teaching with technology.
To identify a set of key components essential to building a National Education
Technology Plan (NETP), including identifying themes, recommendations
“The first point made by the critics is that people have come to
believe that most or all high school graduates should go to college. Stanfield
(1997), for example, observes that 96 percent of teenagers polled by the
Public Agenda Foundation said that going to college was "important."
This finding is certainly relevant, but it doesn't tell us how expectations
have changed over the years or what kind of institution students have
in mind when they refer to "college."
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The Designed World
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an understanding of and be able to select and use medical technologies.
Medical technologies help us to live longer and more productive lives.
Students should learn about the major medical technologies of today. Also,
preventive medicine and proper nutrition are some areas that students
will be encouraged to research and learn about.
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“GIS, CAD, and mapping daily news provided by Sp. Students will
develop an understanding of and be able to select and use agricultural
and related biotechnologies. Agriculture is the growing of plants and
animals for food, fiber, fuel, chemical, or other useful products. Many
technological processes and systems are used in agriculture. Biotechnology
applications, both classical and modern, have long been a driving force
in the field of agricultural
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“Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select
and use energy and power technologies. Technological products and systems
need energy that is plentiful, cheap, and easy to control. Thus, the processing
and controlling of energy resources, often called fuels, have been key
features in the development of technology. Choices about which form of
energy to use influence our society and the environment in various ways.
There are always trade-offs to consider in the source of energy that may
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“Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select
and use information and communication technologies. Information and communication
technologies include computer and related devices, graphic media, electronic
transmitters and receiving devices, entertainment products, and various
other systems. Technologies that record, store, manipulate, analyze, and
transmit data have developed into important areas of study worthy of being
considered equally with other technologies.”
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A special announcement to developers and individuals intererested in geopositioning,
wireless, mobile & location-sensitive technologies. GPS World is the
only monthly magazine that examines the Global Positioning System from
inside and outside.
“Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select
transportation technologies. Transportation systems involve a complex
network of interconnected components that operate on land, on water, in
the air, and in space. People view transportation as one of life's basic
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of and be able to select and use manufacturing technologies. Manufacturing
is the production of physical goods. All goods are made of materials,
and without these materials resources, production is impossible.”
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will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use construction
technologies. The process involved in designing and making structures
is typically referred to a construction. Some structures are temporary,
while others are permanent. Whereas manufacturing typically uses assembly-line
processes, construction typically uses customized processes.”
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Anything into Oil
Technological savvy could turn 600 million tons of turkey guts and other
waste into 4 billion barrels of light Texas crude each year
By Brad Lemley
Photography by Tony Law
The Fluid Power Educational Foundation – Advancing and Supporting
Hydraulic & Pneumatic Education
Welcome to the National Fluid Power Association's website.
Fluid Power Society
Fluid Power Net International (FPNI) is a worldwide Network of Research
R&D Fluid Power Laboratories
Fluid Power Web
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Teacher classroom resources
Explosive Regulations Threaten to Kill Model Rocketry
Model Rocketeers Lash Back Against Federal Rules
“Technology's promises are many, but those dreams have not been
realized for everyone. The goal of the WestEd RTEC is to deliver on technology's
promise to improve education for the children who need it the most --
the disadvantaged students in the lower performing schools in our region
(Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah).”
“ICON, or the Innovation Curriculum Online Network, is a central
source for information dealing with technology and innovation, and serves
as an electronic roadmap to connect users, such as teachers, professors,
students, museum staff, and parents with information about the human built
and innovated world.”
“Missouri Center for Technology Education
The Missouri Center for Technology Education (MCTE) laboratory complex
is unique in that it will attempt to teach teachers how to articulate
the development of technological literacy from Kindergarten to college.
Teacher education students from all subjects and grade levels will be
able to use the laboratories to integrate the study of technology with
other subject areas.”
“Read about these wonderful women who have succeeded in occupations
ranging from auto technician to computer network engineer to detective
and more. They are all races and ethnic backgrounds, young and old, and
are from urban, rural and suburban communities through out the United
States. These women are just like you!!!”
“WomenTechWorld.Org. The on-line home for women technicians to connect
with each other. Read "Her Stories" about female role models
in a wide range of tech occupations, these fabulous diverse women are
from across the US and are all ages and races. Whether you are a Network
Engineer, a Mechanic or a Sound Tech or a female student in a tech major,
you'll want to visit WomenTechWorld.Org where you're not alone anymore.”
IWITTS provides training, e-strategies, publications and technical assistance
nationally to the education system and employers to integrate women into
technology and law enforcement careers
“Welcome to the Women’s Technician Club
The national on-line home for women technicians to connect with each other”
Requires the State Board of Education to adopt core curriculum content
standards for technology.
Welcome to NEA's Legislative Action Center
Rigor and Relevance:
A New Vision for Career and Technical Education
A White Paper
This hoax claims that a virus with a file name jdbgmgr.exe has infected
your computer and that it is undetectable by all Anti-Virus Software.
It claims you must delete this virus manually to avoid damage to your
The Office of Educational Technology (OET) was established under section
216 of the Department of Education Organization Act.
Academic Content Standards
AVS is a nonprofit organization which promotes communication, dissemination
of knowledge, recommended practices, research, and education in the use
of vacuum and other controlled environments to develop new materials,
process technology, devices, and related understanding of material properties
for the betterment of humanity.
The Apple Store for Education offers powerful desktop and portable
computer solutions at special prices for education.
NJCATE, a National Center for Advanced Technological Education funded
by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is bringing engineering technology
education into the 21st century. Both nationally and internationally,
NJCATE's curriculum model is preparing graduates for employment in a globally
Empty 2-Ounce Glue Bottles with Spouts
“Its patented design has a spring-like effect. When you press the
bottle down and squeeze, the glue comes out. You are able to get dots
and dashes of glue but no puddles of glue. When you lift the bottle up,
the cap automatically closes, so no more glue will come out--even if a
child is still squeezing the bottle.”
“We are a progressive leader in the development of curricula that
meet the total needs of today’s students and educators. Our curricula
utilizes integrated systems for learning which combine robust software
and hardware tools with outstanding support materials. Our comprehensive
programs address the many challenges encountered by educators and empower
students with the latest instructional strategies.”
Time's running out for UK schools!
Your eCLs, use them, don't lose them.
Make sure you don't miss the chance to use your curriculum Online credits,
the official deadline is 31-Aug-03. We have a wide selection of accredited
“Department Seeks Broad Input for New National Education Technology
No Child Left Behind: A Parents Guide (June 2003) summarizes the No Child
Left Behind Act. It answers common questions about the law, explains what
the law does for parents, and tells where to find additional resources.
Participate in the Plan
The Department of Education is seeking participation from a broad audience
to provide input into the development of the National Education Technology
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