NSTA Journal Articles on Technological Design

Creative Connections
July 2006

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”–Albert Einstein By integrating creative projects into their instruction, science teachers have the opportunity to awaken these joys in their students.

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Making Movies in the Classroom

July 2006

When you overhear students talking excitedly about video games, the internet, television, or movies, do you ever wish that they could get that excited about what was happening in the classroom? What if you could put them on the other side of technology—the productive and rewarding side? Using simple software, students can plan, shoot, and edit movies of their own design.


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Toolkit for Improving Practice

September 2006

In a standards-based climate, it is important for teachers to know that they are addressing the concepts and skills that will prepare students for success on measures of achievement as well as success in the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A focus on standards that are valued by the scientific and educational communities has created a need for change in the ways that teachers know, think, and act in the classroom.

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Yes! We Are Rocket Scientists!

September 2006

As a middle school teacher, one of my biggest challenges is finding lessons that keep students’ interest, incorporate hands-on/minds-on learning, and focus on inquiry learning while still meeting state and national standards

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