Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering is an exciting introductory technology education text that provides in-depth coverage of the content defined in the Standards for Technological Literacy. Coverage includes the impacts of technology, technological systems, the history of technology, applying technology, and the designed world (agriculture and biotechnology, construction, manufacturing, information and communication, transportation, energy and power, and medical technology). This edition includes updated information on job skills, technological needs and wants, and technological impacts.
Strong focus on developing design and problem-solving skills.
Reading Organizer activities help students focus on the material in each chapter.
STEM Connections and Curricular Connections relate chapter content to math, science, social studies, and language arts.
Think Green features connect chapter content to environmental issues.
Technology Explained features highlight and discuss a variety of current technologies.
Career Highlights present information about careers related to various technological fields.
STEM Connections, Curricular Connections, activities, Test Your Knowledge questions, and the Reading Organizer are included at the end of each chapter.
In addition to the text, the teaching package includes a Tech Lab Workbook with chapter review material and material relating to the activities in the text. Other supplements include an Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint CD and an EXAMVIEW Assessment Suite CD.
Products & Prices6-12 Education
Table of Contents
1. What is Technology? 2. Technology as a System 3. Contexts of Technology 4. Tools and Technology 5. Materials and Technology 6. Energy and Technology 7. Information and Technology 8. People, Time, Money, and Technology 9. Invention and Innovation 10. The Design Process 11. Identifying Problems 12. Researching Problems 13. Creating Solutions 14. Selecting and Refining Solutions 15. Modeling Solutions 16. Testing Solutions 17. Communicating Solutions 18. Improving Solutions 19. Agricultural and Related Technology 20. Construction Technology 21. Energy-Conversion Technology 22. Information and Communication Technology 23. Manufacturing Technology 24. Medical Technology 25. Transportation Technology 26. Technological Impacts 27. Technology and the Future
Dr. R. Thomas Wright - is one of the leading figures in technology-education curriculum development in the United States. Dr. Wright has served the profession through many professional offices. These offices include President of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and President of the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE). His work has been recognized through the ITEEA Academy of Fellows award and Award of Distinction, the CTTE Technology Teacher Educator of the Year, the Epsilon Pi Tau Laureate Citation and Distinguished Service Citation, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the Governor of Indiana, the Bellringer Award from the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Ball State University Faculty of the Year Award and George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professorship, and the EEA-Ship Citation. Dr. Wright's educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Stout State University, a master of science degree from Ball State University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. His teaching experience consists of 3 years as a junior high instructor in California and 37 years as a university instructor at Ball State University. In addition, he has also been a visiting professor at Colorado State University; Oregon State University; and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
Ryan A. Brown - is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and an associate director of the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Illinois State University. He currently teaches courses for preservice teachers on topics such as instructional methods and assessment. Previously, he taught a variety of courses at the secondary level, including design processes, transportation systems, and fundamentals of engineering. Dr. Brown coauthored Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering with Dr. R. Thomas Wright. He has also written titles in both the Humans Innovating Technology Series (HITS) and the Kids Inventing Technology Series (KITS) for ITEEA, as well as in the Activity! series for the Center for Implementing Technology in Education. Dr. Brown's educational background includes a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Ball State University and a doctorate degree from Indiana University.