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6-12 Education College & Career

Technology, 5th Edition

By: Dr. R. Thomas Wright
ISBN: 978-1-59070-718-0
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2008
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Description
The latest edition of Technology will help students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live. Numerous illustrations and easy-to-read text enable understanding of how people use technology and why technological systems work the way they do. Student-friendly features, such as Tomorrow's Technology Today, Technology Explained, Connections to Technology, and Career Corners, provide numerous practical examples of the impacts of technology on our world. This edition of the book has a broadened scope, with information on automation and robotics, digital photography, digital signals, and job skills and employment. The book is fully correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy.
Products & Prices 6-12 Education
Products Pages ISBN Retail Price Order Quantity
Text 768 978-1-59070-718-0 $62.00
The latest edition of Technology will help students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live. Numerous illustrations and easy-to-read text enable understanding of how people use technology and why technological systems work the way they do. Student-friendly features, such as Tomorrow's Technology Today, Technology Explained, Connections to Technology, and Career Corners, provide numerous practical examples of the impacts of technology on our world. This edition of the book has a broadened scope, with information on automation and robotics, digital photography, digital signals, and job skills and employment. The book is fully correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy.
Student Activity Manual 140 978-1-59070-720-3 $17.28
This supplement combines the elements of a workbook and a laboratory manual. Activities may be pencil-and-paper, hands-on, or a combination of the two.
Teacher's Wraparound Edition 864 978-1-59070-719-7 $88.00 *
Display a variety of instructional support elements in the margins of each page to guide you in reviewing and reinforcing the chapter content. Related Web sites are often cited along with technology applications and cross-curricular ideas. It also provides correlations to national or industry standards, suggested course organizations, and strategies for implementing the student text.
Teacher's Manual 342 978-1-59070-721-0 $80.00 *
Provides numerous instructional resources that support each chapter of the textbook including teaching strategies, test masters, answer keys, introductory activities, reproducible masters, and additional resources. All of the resources for teaching each chapter are conveniently grouped together.
Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-59070-723-4 $260.00 *
Provides useful instructional resources, ready to print, as you need them. Color transparencies and blackline reproducible masters are presented in PowerPoint format for easy classroom use. Related Web links allow you to connect to numerous online resources. Also included are lesson plans that you can quickly customize to make daily lesson planning easy.

Also included on this CD is the ExamView Assessment Suite.

System Requirements
Windows 98 SE (or higher); Minimum 32 MB of RAM (64 MB RAM recommended); Pentium 120 MHz processor (or higher); Adobe® Reader® (included on CD); PowerPoint 97 or PowerPoint Viewer 97 (included on CD) or higher; Internet browser (Microsoft® Internet Explorer recommended).
Teacher's Resource Binder 382 978-1-59070-722-7 $200.00 *
Binders provide all the instructional material from the Teacher's Manual, plus color transparencies, all in a convenient three-ring binder. G-W Binders have handles and Velcro closures to make them easier to carry between classrooms, office, and home.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 2688 slides 978-1-59070-805-7 $240.00 *
These presentations help teach and visually support the important ideas from every chapter in the book by presenting figures with textbook content.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 2688 slides 978-1-59070-806-4 $600.00 *
These presentations help teach and visually support the important ideas from every chapter in the book by presenting figures with textbook content.
Companion Website       View Site
*To order instructor's materials call 800.323.0440.
Table of Contents
1. Technology: A Dynamic, Human System
2. Technology as a System
3. Types of Technological Systems
4. Inputs to Technological Systems
5. Technological Processes
6. Outputs and Feedback and Control
7. Production Tools and Their Safe Use
8. Measurement Systems and Tools and Their Role in Technology
9. The Problem-Solving and Design Process
10. Developing Design Solutions
11. Evaluating Design Solutions
12. Communicating Design Solutions
13. Using Technology to Produce Artifacts
14. The Types of Material Resources and How They Are Obtained
15. Processing Resources
16. Manufacturing Products
17. Constructing Structures
18. Using and Servicing Products and Structures
19. Using Technology to Communicate
20. Printed Graphic Communication
21. Photographic Communication
22. Telecommunication
23. Computer and Internet Communication
24. Using Technology to Transport
25. Transportation Vehicles
26. Operating Transportation Systems
27. Energy: The Foundation of Technology
28. Energy Conversion Systems
29. Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies
30. Food-Processing Technologies
31. Medical and Health Technologies
32. Organizing a Technological Enterprise
33. Operating Technological Enterprises
34. Using and Assessing Technology
35. Technology: A Societal View
36. Technology: A Personal View
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Introduction (PDF, 327 KB)
PDF
Chapter 10 (PDF, 410 KB)
PDF
Chapter 17 (PDF, 812 KB)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Chapter 1 (PPS, 1.76 MB)
PPS
Chapter 4 (PPS, 1.92 MB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Technology Education)
Correlations
Alabama
PDF
Engineering Systems (PDF, 106 KB)
Arkansas
 
Principles of Engineering, Grades 9-12
Kentucky
 
Conceptual Engineering Technology, Grades 9-12
 
Impacts of Contemporary Technology, Grades 9-12
 
Technology Concepts, Grades 9-12
Louisiana
Maryland
Utah
 
Foundations of Technology
About the Author(s)

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.