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Teacher Recommended Websites
October 2003 - December 2003
"Resister Code Practice"
"Welcome to our Educator's Information page. Here you'll find
curriculum suggestions, contest information, and links to other
educational resources. We are committed to helping teachers
and students learn more about video editing and production,
so check this page regularly as we'll continue to add sources
of information for our educator friends."
Curriculum Activities & Technical Help
"Your complete source for mousetrap car and racer projects."
"The World Association of Technology Teachers aims to support
teachers/lecturers across the world in the delivery of Design
and Technology. Two forms of membership exist; (A) full membership
which requires no commitment and (B) W.A.T.T Advisor Membership."
"TREK, which stands for technology, resources, education and
knowledge, was an event offered by the School of Technology
to all Indiana and Illinois high schools in the area. The Wednesday
event "offer[ed] a variety of skill-building events that
help to build team problem solving, communication, and technology
in an education setting," according to a press release."
"Teams of high school students cooperate to compete with teams
from other schools in problem-solving challenges in technology.
Each event is designed to provide student teams with fun and
challenging learning experiences for promoting teamwork, communication,
problem-solving, and technological literacy."
"The Museum offers a variety of teacher workshops that can be
customized to meet staff development needs and schedules of
the participating organization. All workshops support National
Education Standards and can be adapted for local curricula.
Workshops include hands-on, interactive learning, content experts
and classroom-tested lessons. In-service and graduate credit
can be arranged."
"HENRICO COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION LEARNING
TO LIVE IN A TECHNICAL WORLD"
University of Maine's, Activities - Man made things
Maine's Science, Technology & Business Library
"Spacey things to make. Space related activities"
"unique projects provides free and unique project plans. Our
plans are detailed descriptions on how to make a wide variety
of unique items. They vary from simple accessories, gifts and
decorations to complex sculptures, games and furniture etc.
You are bound to find many profoundly interesting projects within
your abilities - give one a try! We urge everyone to get personally
involved in the things they live with and give as gifts. Our
complete list of projects is updated regularly on our projects
page. You can receive free updates by subscribing to our newsletter."
"What Things are Made of
Lesson Title: Garbage 1: The Roots of Trash"
"Both pigments and dyes are coloured substances. Pigments are
solid and do not dissolve, while dyes dissolve in water and
other liquids. Dissolved dyes are used to colour fabrics - they
soak into the material and the molecules that make up both the
dye and the fabric stick together."
Recycled Plastics Make Cool Things: by Iian Goodall - "Mr.
Klowski has taught us the who, why, and how of recycling plastic,"
Andrea told her environmental studies partner. "But what
do they actually do with all that recycled plastic?"
"Build me the simplest possible radio receiver," was
the order that came down the line from the Big Chief, who continues,
"Just imagine yourself on a desert island with only a standard
radio tube and little else for constructing the set." We
here present to the beginner in radio a set built under these
"Robinson Crusoe" conditions. It picked up programs
from Dallas, Texas, 1,500 miles away, on the very first night!"
Everyday Things Made From Oil and Gas Crossword
"TechWorks is an exciting program that helps teachers integrate
technology skills into the curriculum for Grades K-8. It's the
first comprehensive program to introduce technology skills at
appropriate grade levels while linking them with other skills
and concepts being taught. The complete TechWorks program consists
of nine kits--one for each grade from Kindergarten through Grade
"Use the following activities from our junkyard library in your
Each pdf download contains student rules, score sheets, and
teacher notes! You will need Adobe Acrobat to view activities.
Visit the Adobe site for details."
"Science Toys - Make toys at home with common household materials,
often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific
Activities for little kids
Print-n-Play Toys are Shareware.
U.C. Berkeley Physics Lecture Demonstrations
"Now you can get more Science Explorer activities and support
our museum at the same time. Both Science Explorer books can
now be purchased online at our new Exploratorium Store!"
"IEEE has developed several activities originally developed
as part of Teacher In-Service Program Training into lesson plans
that teachers can use in their classrooms. Each lesson is tied
to educational standards, and includes teacher summaries, student
worksheets, and activities. Click on a topic below to review
a summary of the activity and download the lesson as a PDF file.
PDFs require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print, a free download
Engineering and Science: A curriculum for K-12
Besides collecting, what other fun can you have with coins?
"Let NSTA be your comprehensive internet guide to all your science
education needs! NSTA has long been the one place educators
know to look for access to the whole universe of products and
services available for science teaching. That is why we're pleased
to bring you the 2004 NSTA Suppliers Guide online! Within this
site you will find nearly 800 companies offering you quality
products and services, including the latest textbooks, computer
programs, curriculum kits, and lab equipment."
"This website is a free resource for educators and administrators
who are looking to integrate engineering concepts and activities
into prek through twelfth grade classrooms. The activities available
on the site are linked to the new Massachusetts Science and
Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. Many of the standards
in these frameworks are closely related to the nationally recommended
standards for technological literacy by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEA.)"
NASA sites for teachers
"Here are some great technology related sites that you might
be able to use in your teaching(and some are just plain fun
"Teach R Kids Math curriculum is extensive, covering topics
ranging from simple counting for preschoolers, to decimals,
fractions, and division etc. for higher grade elementary school
Great Web Sites for Kids Selection Criteria
a free online interactive learning center for high school students
Discovery School Parents, Teachers, Students Fresh ideas to
"The Video Production course will provide students with a basic
understanding of the technology behind video as an information
medium, and some of the ways in which it is created to achieve
its desired effect on an audience. Upon completion, students
should be able to demonstrate production skills and techniques
as it relates to producing a variety of video formats. Example
formats include producing a school news program, video annual,
team sports highlights, community documentaries, and promotional
ROP TV/Film Program Curriculum - Los Angeles County High School
for the Arts
Welcome to the Baumholder High School Video Productions page.
Baumholder High School is one of few DoDDS Schools that has
a television studio and course as part of its curriculum. Check
out the photo album for miscellaneous pictures.
Emerald Ridge High School TV Program
"The steadfast Hubble Telescope takes the long view of space
and time as it orbits the Earth, transmitting images of astronomical
beauty and import."
"David Hoffman has been making documentaries for all types of
audiences and for every available venue for more than 38 years.
He has made 88 prime-time PBS specials and series, 4 documentary
style feature programs, hundreds of network television commercials,
dozens of corporate sponsored documentary style programs, and
educational programs for children of all ages. He has won multiple
Emmys, a Peabody award, the Cannes Film Festival Critics Prize,
top prize blue ribbons at festivals in Chicago, New York, San
Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, and numerous international
"The Geography Network is a global network of geographic information
users and providers. It provides the infrastructure needed to
support the sharing of geographic information among data providers,
service providers, and users around the world. Through the Geography
Network, you can access many types of geographic content including
dynamic maps, downloadable data, and more advanced Web services."
"AM radio circuits and kits abound. Some work quite well. But,
look around and you will find virtually no FM radio kits. Certainly,
there are no simple FM radio kits."
Crayon Create Your Own Newspaper
Photographs taken by Hubble
"Department of Graphic Communication Systems and Technological
Studies (GCSTS) at North Carolina A & T State University
in Greensboro, North Carolina."
1000 things made of bamboo
"Actually this program allows you design trusses. Trusses are
composed of straight members connected at their ends by hinged
connections to form a stable configuration. When loads are applied
to a truss only at the joints, forces are transmitted only in
the direction of each of its members. That is, the members experience
tension or compression forces, but not bending forces. Trusses
have a high strength to weight ratio and consequently are used
in many structures, from bridges, to roof supports, to space
How House Construction Works
"Hometime on VHS. Select from over 30 project categories to
guide you to the home-improvement information your looking for."
"Welcome to the Cherokee Drafting and Design homepage. Visitors
may observe the current activities students are completing and
current students can stay up-to-date with assignment due dates
and lesson handouts. From this page you may learn about technology
education, visit the classes, or contact Mr. Kralik."
Engineering > Civil Engineering
"NOVA: Why The Towers Fell (DVD)"
Civil Engineering Web Documents/Videos
"Jason's media and communication division has a long established
reputation in the production of educational engineering videos."
"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
"We support students from elementary through post-secondary
levels in their desires to dream, invent and shape the world.
We know that science and technology affect the lives of children
and adults every day. As a medical technology company, we understand
the important role of science education in building successful
health, science, technology and engineering careers."
"Technologystudent.com is a detailed Design and Technology website
for teachers, students and pupils. It has replaced technologypupil.com"
"Sony has showed a new version of its Qrio robot that can jog
at a top speed of 14 metres per minute."
"How Everyday Things Are Made"
"If you've ever wondered how things are made - products like
candy, cars, airplanes, or bottles - or if you've been interested
in manufacturing processes, like forging, casting, or injection
molding, then you've come to the right place."
Information about the NS-5 fully automated domestic assistant
"The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information,
and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and
promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial
facilities, and related products. "
"Universal Design of Instruction By Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.
Students in academic classes come from a wide variety of ethnic
and racial backgrounds. For some, English is not their first
language. In most classes, there are students with many types
of learning styles, including those who are primarily visual
or auditory learners. In addition, increasing numbers of students
with disabilities are pursuing postsecondary education."
'Bad Human Factors Designs - A scrapbook of illustrated examples
of things that are hard to use because they do not follow human
1) "Using materials to ignite conceptualization and ideation.
Specifically, using materials from products that are at the
end of their intended life."
2) "Provide a new experience of making (process). "Making"
as in cutting, fastening, assembling, etc., from "Made"
products lets us look at the effects and complexities of processing
on materials from multiple perspectives. And, how as designers
we can use that information to inform our own product designs."
Photographs of student design projects
"Think of this site as a radio call-in program that's being
held on the WWW instead of the radio. If you ask how something
works, using the button below, I'll try to provide an explanation.
You'll find a more comprehensive discussion of many common objects
in my book: How Things Work: the Physics of Everyday Life. Feel
free to create links to this site; I'm trying to encourage everyone
to learn about the physics and science of the world around them."
"Creating a wondrous gizmo uses both the rational mind and the
intuitive mind. That partnership is more powerful than either
working by itself."
Science, Technology, and How Things Work
"The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From
Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They
are. Book written by: Henry Petroski"
32 KEYS - A Collection of Ideas About Life Self-help Book -
Free To Read Online
"Welcome to the most challenging and exciting course at Seymour
High School. You have the opportunity to prepare yourself for
a post-high school career or develop your abilities towards
an engineering degree."
"Just like plastic, metal and wood, paper is a great way to
create models and toys. Paper models typically cost less and
you don't have to worry about painting or toxic glues."
Papermodels: Papermodel design and dozens of models to download.
"Animated models for you to make. A unique range of animated
models for you to cut out and make. From Skiing Sheep to Ruminating
Cows and of course the Flying Pig; all the models come complete
with clear, fully illustrated instructions, just cut out and
"The nose of the rocket is the most obvious part to modify as
this is the part that the air comes into contact with first."
"Pre-Engineering Software Corporation develops and publishes
teaching tools for middle and high school that introduce students
to the adventure of solving true-life engineering problems while
reinforcing their math and science skills."
West Point Bridge Design Contest
"Easier - Bridges are structures built over a river, railroad
track, road, or some other obstacle. They allow people or vehicles
to cross from one side to another."
"BRIDGE BUILDING - Use your skill and judgment. Read the clues
and follow the basic steps of a preliminary feasibility study
to build the right bridge in the right location."
"File Card Bridges - How many pennies will your bridge hold?"
Every engineer, in effect, solves technical problems: designing
a pump, calculating a heat exchange process, etc. Solving technical
problems is necessary to keep a company going. And to grow,
a company must come up with something new, more effective, and
exciting -- that is, it must innovate."
Build-It-Yourself has developed a series of projects aimed at
engaging boys and girls (ages 8-18) in playful approaches to
design, invention, and scientific inquiry. The project "missions"
and construction tips blur the boundaries between science and
art, learning and playing, precision and imagination."
"Pringles Pinhole Recycle a potato chip can into a simple camera!"
"The United States Mint invites artists nationwide to participate
in a renaissance of American coin and medal design."
"The Jaguar F1 in Schools CAD/CAM Design Challenge will take
place in states across the U.S. and at the 2004 Technology Student
Association (TSA) Conference. You are invited to participate!"
"EDS Supports New F1 In Schools Engineering Design Competition
Initiative; Provides Its Solid Edge® CAD Software To Competing
"The year is 2004. It's a typical classroom in a typical Australian
high school out in the bush. A group of year 7 girls and boys
are standing around a computer discussing the finer points of
computational fluid dynamics whilst their colleague is using
world-best 3D software to apply the finishing touches to a radical
new F1 racing car design. Imagine high school students being
exposed to more technology than a professional engineer! Imagine
how their attitudes about the engineering profession will change
(from the misconception that it is "old fashioned"
or "dirty"), and how many of them will thereafter
prefer a career in engineering or manufacturing. This is about
to become a reality."
Importance of Studying Black Inventors:
"There is no machinery at The Imagination Factory, and smokestacks
don't pollute the air. Instead, we teach children and their
caregivers creative ways to recycle by making art."
"These crafts projects use materials found around the house,
like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons,
paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to
combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow."
"The artist Mark Rothko once said, "Art is an adventure
into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing
to take the risks." It is in this spirit that the @rt room
International Journal of Technology and Design Education
"AS PART OF OUR INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT, THE TECH 8 CLASS
HAS COMPLETED THEIR TRAFFIC STUDY AND IS NOW WORKING ON DESIGNING
A CANTILEVER STRUCTURE MODEL THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR A LIVE LOAD
(ADDED TO THE END OF THE STRUCTURE) TO BE PLACED ON THE STRUCTURE
WITHOUT STRUCTURAL FAILURE.. THIS LOAD SIMULATES THE LOAD THAT
COULD BE PLACED ON A STRUCTURE SIMILAR TO TOURISTS WALKING OUT
TO THE END OF "THE "INFINITY ROOM" AT THE HOUSE
ON THE ROCK IN SPRING GREEN, WI."
"This year (1999-2000) the Grade 9 technology students had a
very interesting and exciting opportunity presented to them.
The project for Mr. Copper's and Mr. Mazara's students was to
build a small race car from a wooden block and to power them
with a small CO2 cartridge. The cars would be drag raced in
class to decide who had the best design."
"The Great Pumpkin Drop Annual Ball State Competition a Non-Smashing
"Mr. C is at it again. Now that he is finished his masters degree,
he has time to relive the embarrassment of having his second
car, "Big Brother," lose to two school champions in
a row. Oh the shame! He also learned that the inset rear wheel
design was not legal according to TSA specifications. So he's
back hard at work again with his 4th Quarter 2002 group of students.
But this time he is older and wiser and pulling out all the
stops for his new car, "Baby Brother." With the style
pointers learned from his first car, "Red," and the
engineering insights learned from Big Brother, he has combined
both style and engineering to make a car that hopefully will
be lightning fast."
"The NEDC National Competition is scheduled for Saturday, March
27, 2004 at the National Academy of Engineering in Washington,
D.C. The NEDC 2004 Problem Statement, Guidelines, Forms, Rules,
and List of Regional Hosts is posted and accessed below."
"Bethel High School Photography & Video Production Classes:
"Finding grants for technology can be a daunting job. Below
you will find resources to guide you. Institutes and companies
restructure often, so the information may become outdated quickly
and/or the process may change. Please notify me if you find
any of these are no longer valid or if you find other helpful
"Downloads from SUN - Since its inception in 1982, a singular
vision - The Network is The Computer - has propelled Sun Microsystems,
Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of
industrial-strength hardware, software, and services that make
the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and
on the World Wide Web."
"Awarded by Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions, Intergraph
Education Grants recognize innovative teaching practices. This
grant program illustrates our continued commitment to the advancement
of geographic information sciences in the classroom. Through
the utilization of leading-edge GeoMedia technology, students
and teachers possess the tools needed to explore new possibilities
and the power to impact the future of geographic information
"For the sixth consecutive year Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.,
Inc. is offering a fully funded, two-week cultural/educational
study program in Japan for 50 high school teachers. These teachers
will be selected from eight states where Toyota operates major
facilities - Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,
Missouri, and West Virginia -- and this year we are proud to
include Texas, the site of Toyota's new Tundra pickup truck
NSF Regional Grants Conference: Fall, 2003
"The Program Development Grants Committee Is Pleased To Announce
That Monetary Grants Are Available From The Society Of Women
Engineers For Your Original, Innovative, SWE Projects!
If you have ideas and energy, money no longer has to be an obstacle
to the implementation of new professional development, career
guidance, diversity and community awareness programs."
"The Program Development Grant fund was established in 1998
and provides the Society of Women Engineers with a cohesive
funding vehicle to financially support activities of SWE Sections,
SWE Student Sections, and SWE Members At Large; and to provide
funding for National Committee pilot projects. The funds will
be used for programs that are dedicated to"
Photo Album Technology Student Recognition TECH TREC
Foundation for Technology Education
"Spirit of Excellence" Breakfast
Friday, April 7, 2000 7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Link to National Geographic Mag
"My name is Sean Pearson. I am a recent graduate of the College
of William and Mary. I graduated in May of 2002 with a Bachelor
in Science. My concentrations were in the area of Computer Science
and Elementary Education. I successfully obtained a Collegiate
Professional Virginia State teaching license for the certification
areas of preK-6. I am currently seeking employment as a school
technology facilitator or any other instructional technology
position. My future plans are to go back to school and obtain
a Instructional Technology Education Certification."
Henrico County Public Schools
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The Wrongheadedness of the 'Best Dentist' Analogy, Thomas R.
"Teacher Created Materials is an educational publishing company
founded in 1982 by Rachelle Cracchiolo and Mary Dupuy Smith,
two classroom teachers. We believe that the main reason for
our tremendous growth since then is that we know--first-hand--about
teaching. All of our products are "created by teachers
for teachers and parents."
"This is the PlaneMath Activities Main Page. You can go directly
to a lesson, get some help to get started, check out other great
places on the Web, or have your teacher/parent learn how to
use this Site."
An Allegory on Educational Testing in New York State Measuring
Longitude in 18th Century England vs. Testing Reform in New
York State in the 21st Century
"Welcome to Ms. Stone's Fundamentals of Technology Page"
NSTA National Convention, Atlanta, GA
Great Websites for kids
Countries profiled from around the world. The Internet's best
source of data on over 260 countries!
States and Capitals
"Hydro-what? Your questions will be answered in this section,
which features a beginner's tutorial and a glossary of terms.
You can even put your new knowledge to work and build your own
system using one of our easy system plans! Perfect for beginners!"
"Hydroponics is defined as the science of growing plants without
the use of soil, but by use of an inert medium, such as gravel,
sand, peat, vermiculite, pumice or sawdust, to which is added
a nutrient solution containing all the essential elements needed
by the plant for its normal growth and development. Since many
hydroponics methods employ some type of medium, it is often
termed "soilless culture," while water culture alone would be
"BASIC HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS AND HOW THEY WORK"
"Hydroponics - the weedless garden"
Welcome to LilSprout Hydroponic Systems and Supplies We specialize
in self contained hydroponic systems and supplies. Please feel
free to browse this site and be sure to check out our Hydroponics
Specials!. Also, sign up for the monthly specials notification
on the left side of this page.
"Defined simply, hydroponic gardening is the method of growing
plants in a nutrient enriched water solution without the benefit
of soil. Since plant food and water are delivered directly to
the roots of the plant, energy normally used by the plant to
find these elements through root growth is redirected into upward
green growth and fruit production. When properly maintained,
hydroponically fed plants grow and produce faster than their
soil grown counterparts. In addition, since root systems do
not compete for the food supply, more plants can be grown in
a smaller space."
"Hydroponics in Antarctica is as unique as the continent itself.
The extreme environmental conditions found here make the process
of growing food a formidable challenge. Four months of solid
daylight, four months of total darkness, and unpredictable winds
and temperature changes present a unique growing situation.
One cannot simply build a glasshouse, set up a system, and expect
tasty produce to grow! However, in Antarctica, successful harvests
are achieved on a daily basis."
Welcome to my Floriculture Page! At present, the only files
available on this page, located under Hydroponics & General
below, are a chapter from one of my books. The story is rather
long and is entitled the History of Hydroponics, and an article
on The Tomato.
"Growing plants without soil is often called hydroponics. The
name implies that the plants are grown in water containing dissolved
nutrients. However, pure water culture is only one of the many
methods employed. All of the other methods might simply be grouped
as "soilless" culture, which would include sand culture,
gravel culture, and culture utilizing other soil substitutes
such as sawdust, wood shavings and vermiculite."
"Microirrigazione Ecorain designs and realizes aeroponic systems.
As in hydroponic systems the plants are not soil-cultivated
but are placed nots."
"The Pipe Dream is an Aeroponic System, strategically designed
to achieve extreme growing. The scientifically formulated tier
system enhances the growing room area. In aeroponics we want
oxygen and lots of it. For each grow tube, the misters and pump
create an excellent oxygen to water ratio."
"Simple Machines: These devices were all in common use for centuries
before Leonardo's time. Each one makes work easier to do by
providing some trade-off between the force applied and the distance
over which the force is applied."
"A machine is a tool used to make work easier. Simple machines
are simple tools used to make work easier. Compound machines
have two or more simple machines working together to make work
Products Made From Wood
How Everyday Things are Made
"About 65 percent of America's aluminum is being recycled, yet,
more than one million tons of aluminum containers and packaging
(soda cans, TV dinner trays, aluminum foil) are thrown away
each year." "Although aluminum is less than one percent of the
nation's municipal solid waste stream, it remains one of the
most valuable recyclable materials. Used aluminum beverage cans
remain the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of
aluminum, such as siding, gutters, storm window frames and lawn
furniture, can also be recycled. Aluminum has a high market
value and continues to provide an economic incentive to recycle."
"Syringe Robot - A robot is a machine that can be programmed
to perform a task. The word robot comes from the word robot
in the Czechoslovakian language, which means slave-like work
or forced work. Today, robots are primarily used in industry.
Typically, robots are used to perform tasks that are dull, dirty,
and/or dangerous. Robots increase production capability, improve
product quality, and lower production costs. It is likely that
very soon there will be almost totally unmanned factories. Perhaps
just one or two people will program or monitor the computers
and carry out routine maintenance to robots and other machines."
Syringe Robot - Robot Arm Challenge - Pictures
Green Manufacturing - Quality metal fabrication including a
full line of metal and wood laminate products for your furniture
New Paradigm or Old Wine? The Status of Technology Education
Practice in the United States, Mark Sanders
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"Government Technology is the only publication that provides
top government executives with the applied knowledge and tailored
solutions they need to shape the future of their agencies and
Mr. Zdrojewski's Site
Amherst Middle Technology
55 Kings Highway
Amherst, NY 14226
"First High School Performance Profiles
Ohio's first High School Career-Technical Performance Profiles
are now posted on the state web site at this link. This is a
Career-Technical Planning District snapshot of workforce development
student demographics and performance for FY02 and FY03. The
profile is designed to serve as a continuous improvement tool,
assisting with discussion among such stakeholders as parents,
teachers, board members and business/industry partners."
Technology Education Dept. Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School
"Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Technology Education describe
what students should know and be able to do. The Science, Technology,
Environment and Ecology Process (STEEP) Classroom Connections
Kit is a resource designed to help teachers implement the Pennsylvania
Academic Standards. A variety of resources will assist teachers
in enabling students to learn technological content and experience
the technological method delineated in the Standards."
"The American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit
member association, founded in 1893, dedicated to promoting
and improving engineering and technology education."
"IEEE Teacher In-Service Program The IEEE and its local Sections
have a commitment to the enhancement of the level of technological
literacy, science and mathematics among pre-college educators
and ultimately their students."
National Taiwan Normal University College of Technology
New Augusta Public Academy Technology Department Homepage
Technology Studies Weekly
The National Science & Technology Education Partnership
Nanotechnology: Where Small is All
Technology Education for Children Council
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
North Carolina Technology Education Association
"GCSTS offers a B.S. Ed. and a M.S. Ed. in Technology Education.
Depending on which concentration you take, the degree will qualify
you for a management job in industry or a teaching job."
"The mission of the New York State Academy for Teaching and
Learning (NYSATL) is to improve the achievement of all students
by enhancing teachers' abilities to provide quality instruction
based on the New York State learning standards."
"The learning experiences presented on this site are made possible
through the cooperation of New York State teachers who volunteer
to participate in the NYSATL Statewide Peer Review process.
The learning experiences developed by these teachers reflect
their professional dedication and commitment to the quality
of education for all learners."
"Welcome to INSPIRE, the Indiana Virtual Library. INSPIRE offers
electronic magazines, encyclopedias, and other resources to
all Indiana residents for your information needs. Research current
events, science, business, health, notable people, hobbies,
and much more from your library, school, home or office."
"Do you know someone doing something terrific with TecKNOWLEDGE?"
"The PBS Kids site is funded in part by a Ready To Learn cooperative
agreement with the U.S. Department of Education."
"Become a member of the National Geographic Society and receive
National Geographic every month. Join now and get a free gift!"
"NetDay's mission is to connect every child to a brighter future
by helping educators meet educational goals through the effective
use of technology."
"The National Education Technology Plan for the U.S. Department
of Education is being developed as part of a long-range national
strategy and guide for using technology effectively to improve
student academic achievement-either directly or through integration
with other approaches to systemic reform."
"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."
Promotional Ideas for Technology Education Programs
"The AT&T Foundation invests globally in projects that are
at the intersection of community needs and AT&T's business
interests. Emphasis is placed on programs that serve the needs
of people in communities where AT&T has a significant business
presence, initiatives that use technology in innovative ways,
and programs in which AT&T employees are actively involved
as contributors or volunteers."
"Global Insight provides business decision makers with the industry
expertise and analysis to evaluate markets around the world.
We provide comparative industry rankings, data, and analysis
across over 70 industries."
"One way to ensure a better future for all of us is to support
the things we believe in. There is no doubt that the innocent
victims of the attacks in New York City and Washington, DC are
in great need of the tremendous outpouring of support that the
American people have provided. Don't forget, however, during
these difficult times, the many thousands of nonprofit organizations
that help people year in and year out. Many are being placed
in financial jeopardy with so much of the giving going only
to the recent tragedy's victims. These other nonprofit organizations
also need your support, if they are to survive and continue
2004 All-USA Teacher Team - USA TODAY seeks 20 teachers, both
individuals and instructional teams, to honor as representatives
of all outstanding teachers.
"The Best Buy's Children's Foundation is proud to support schools
and educators using technology to make learning fun."
"Thank you for your interest in nominating a creative teacher
for the 2004 DisneyHand Teacher Awards. This year's nomination
period is over, but teachers are still able to apply for the
Awards by completing a copy of the 2004 application, which can
be downloaded below."
"Lilly Endowment Inc., an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic
foundation, is pleased to announce that the Teacher Creativity
Fellowship Program will be offered again for 2004. The Endowment
believes that this program of renewal leads to teachers and
education professionals who become even more committed to helping
Indiana's young people grow and learn with excitement and enthusiasm."
Questions & Answers
"The CVOracle is a place where you can ask-a-scientist a question.
We have a collection of people who will answer questions from
Archeology to Zoology."
WHAT IS STATIC ELECTRICITY?
How Things Work - Yahooligans!
HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT NON-LIVING THINGS
Links to Ejournals
"MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists
providing answers to your questions. For good measure we provide
a variety of oddities and other ends as well."
"Welcome to my site. I'm so glad you dropped in. Hang out, poke
around, and feel free to ask questions. You can search my FAQ,
do a Metasearch of my site and my friends' sites, sign up for
my "tip of the week" mailing list, chat, and more."
Ask Jeeves for kids!
The World Factbook 2003
"Looking for facts and figures to teach your kids - or yourself
- about U.S. government? The following resources were created
for children, but offer information for citizens of all ages."
"This is the web site of KidsClick!, a project of the Ramapo
Catskill Library System."
Kids search engine
Yahoo's kids search engine
Another kids search engine
Welcome to the new look and feel of Merriam-Webster OnLine!
How stuff works for younger students
Infoplease.com search engine
Welcome to The World Almanac for Kids Online!
The single best source for facts on the Net."
"Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science
museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Our site now
contains over 15,000 Web pages exploring hundreds of different
topics. We currently serve fifteen million visitors a year.
That makes us one of the most visited museum Web sites in the
world. Learn more about our Web site."
"GeoExplorer - Geography Portal is your guide to Geography on
the web. Geo Explorer aims to meet all your geographical needs.
This web site is packed full of links and web resources to support
students and teachers of geography or those with a general interest
Select a Species from the Pick List, the Image Map above,
Modern Marvels Movies
Science and Math Videos
The New York Times on the Web!
"Booz Allen Hamilton combines strategy with technology and insight
with action, working with clients to deliver results today that
"NYC Public Hearing on Alternative Approaches to Implementation
of the Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education"
Applied Educational Systems
"Plans for a Windtunnel"
"All our mouse trap vehicle kits are designed with input from
former educators who focus on quality hands-on activities designed
to challenge and motivate students toward success. Our kits
are engineered to engage students in a hands-on experience and
to mentally challenge them in order to harness the power of
their imagination. The basic kit give students the creative
freedom and flexibility to experiment with and test their ideas,
it makes learning fun!"
Popular Mechanics Magazine Website
National Geographic Channel celebrates the 100th anniversary
of the Wright Brothers' historic first flight with a week of
Soap Box Derby car
ULTRA-SIMPLE HOVERCRAFT can lift several adults!
Transportation Systems: Two Liter Boat Activity
Basic 4 Cycle Theory
Basic 2 Cycle Theory
"Students in the fall Foundations of Engineering class designed,
built, and tested cars made out of a specified bill of materials
and powered by rubber bands. The project is similar to one performed
by engineering students at Texas A&M, College Station. The
cars were tested for both distance and accuracy and carried
a payload of a 20 oz. bottle of soft drink. Pictures of the
competition appear below."
"OK folks, you can get three PDF format sample data of the 'Digital
Paper Car' for FREE! Absolutely free! You can view, print and
even assemble beautiful designed cars with Adobe Acrobat Reader!
(and scissors and paste, of course :) )"
Pinewood Derby Model Car Racing
"Mel McDaniel alias "The Moustrap Science Guy" ........
seen standing with some of the mousetrap car race winners at
the Leyland Museum. Each child received several tips from Mel
in the building process and as usual the place was abuzz with
questions and excitement. Mel uses part of his unique "Wow"
mousetrap powered gadget collection to get budding young scientists
interested in science. One hundred and ten thousand kids (and
counting) can't be wrong !"
"Water Rockets are fun and educational. Enjoy pictures, illustrations,
instruction, experiments (some are crazy), and information about
water rockets. We are using plastic soda bottles and blasting
them into the sky. Even though we market the greatest commercial
water rocket launcher system available, we cheerfully share
all the fun we're having. This is for both beginner and advanced
levels of water rocketry. You'll be amazed at the level of amusement
in the Water Rocket Playground."
Compressed Air Rocket
"RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc. is announcing its intention
to enter the single-use and reloadable motor market for model
and high-power rocketry."
"Hi! Baron Mad Mario here. I just left my friends house who
just happens to be a professional rocket tester. He gave two
bunson burners on high for this amazing Water-Powered Space
"The F1 Team in Schools Challenge is a competition, open to
all UK based secondary schools and colleges, to design and manufacture
CO2 powered model racing cars (dragsters)."
"The teams are on the starting grid; final adjustments have
been made, and after months of careful design and painstaking
alterations, students are finally ready to take part in the
nail-biting National Final of the F1 Team in Schools CAD/CAM
A Fuel Cell Primer: The Promise and the Pitfalls
How Does a Fuel Cell Work?
Hydrogen Fuel Cars in the Classroom
"Aerodynamic efficiency is the goal of all race car designers.
It is the most important element in developing a competitive
"To understand the concepts behind building a life-size rocket
car by building a smaller version with popsicle stick frames
and film canister cap wheels. These little rocket cars are equipped
with a small CO2 cartridge for an engine and are guided along
a fishing line as they reach speeds up to 70 km/h."
"A compressed air powered car and launcher. The launcher includes
an air pump which is actuated to compress air into the launch
assembly. The launcher also includes a delay mechanism and a
sound generator. Once the launcher is pressurized and the launch
button is actuated, the turbine sound generator is activated
to produce noise prior to the propulsion of the car. The launcher
also includes a means for adjusting the delay and turbine sound
Resources For Educators - "With so few hours in the day, it
is difficult to find the best educational resources on the web.
To save you time, we have collected some of the best educational
resources. Our site is visited by thousands of educators each
week, so this area will change on a regular basis. Have you
got a favorite link that you don't see here? E-mail it to us
at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll happily consider it for inclusion
in the Resources."
"Corel in Education - Since 1985, Corel Corporation has helped
to redefine the parameters of creativity with the introduction
of powerful graphics and productivity tools. Educators around
the world have harnessed the power and ease of use of these
tools to help enrich and enhance the classroom experience. Our
goal is to continue to help students and teachers discover new
tools for learning-and with those tools, discover new ideas
"The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling
you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence,
crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the
World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free
of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making
educational institutions, who make their pages available on
the web. Other users must pay for a license. Check out the Hot
Potatoes licensing terms and pricing on the Half-Baked Software
Educational Robot Company - "...we make learning interesting"
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woodworking tools, supplies, and accessories. In addition to
50,000+ woodworking items, find woodworking tool forums, special
features, tool comparison charts, and woodworking project plans.
Price conscious shoppers please visit the Specials Section and
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