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Technology: Design and Applications, 1st Edition

Technology: Design and Applications, 1st Edition
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By: Dr. R. Thomas Wright and Ryan A. Brown

ISBN: 978-1-59070-165-2
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2004
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Grade Level: 6-9
Retail Price: $55.00
School Price: $41.25


An exciting textbook designed for introductory technology courses in grades 7-9. Technology: Design and Applications contains in-depth coverage of the content defined in the Standards for Technological Literacy, including 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). As the title suggests, extra emphasis is placed on the design process, problem-solving process, and concepts of invention and innovation. TSA Modular Activities provide background information and guidelines that are useful for both TSA competitive events and modular laboratory projects. Section Activities provide additional exceptional hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities. The Technology: Design and Applications teaching package is as comprehensive as the textbook! A Teacher Wraparound Edition, Teacher's Resource Binder, Teacher's Resource CD, and Student Activity Manual provide valuable time-saving tools for successful classroom instruction.

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

Look Inside

Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 13 (PPS, 10 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Technology Education, Middle School TEKS Correlation (PDF, 158 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About 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.

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.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 736 978-1-59070-165-2 $55.00$41.25
Student Activity Manual 125 978-1-59070-167-6 $13.28$9.96
* Teacher's Wraparound Edition 832 978-1-59070-166-9 $70.00$52.50*
* Teacher's Manual 188 978-1-59070-168-3 $50.00$37.50*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-59070-170-6 $200.00$150.00*
* Teacher's Resource Binder 252 978-1-59070-169-0 $133.28$99.96*
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