Monday, August 31, 2015

Technology education is the study of technology, in which students learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology. [As a field of study, it covers the human ability to shape and change the physical world to meet needs, by manipulating materials and tools with techniques.

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA, formerly ITEA) is an organization devoted to improving technology education and engineering through the use of technology, innovation, design, and engineering experiences at the K-12 school levels. It represents over 35,000 technology educators throughout the world. It has members in over 45 countries, most of whom are in North America. The organization seeks to advance technological capabilities for all people and to promote professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.
ITEEA publishes Technology and Engineering Teacher (K-12) and Children's Technology and Engineering (K-6), The Journal of Technology Education (a professional journal), STEM Connections", and a variety of other publications that lead the profession by providing teaching directions, instructional ideas, and networking opportunities.

Design Process
What’s the problem?
What have others done?
What are the constraints?
What are some solutions?
Brainstorm ideas
Choose the best one.
Draw a diagram.
Make a list of materials you will need.

Follow your plan and create it.
Test it out!
Make your design even better.
Test it out!