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Highlights For Tech Ed Teachers

Certain design tasks and resource pages found in DITC should be of particular interest to tech ed teachers. Those tasks include: Cardboard Chair, Shopping Bag, Nuffield's Parade Float, Pop-Up Books, and to some extent, LBD's Machines That Help and Model Parachute challenges. Visit these pages and watch the Quick Peek movies so gain an overview of them. The tech ed design task with the most detailed treatment in DITC is the Cardboard Chair challenge. You'll find its key concepts -- structures, stability, tension, compression, center of gravity - and emphasis on balancing aesthetics and structural concerns while working with limited materials skills, quite familiar.

A number of researchers and curriculum developers, whose interviews were included in DITC, talk about teaching and learning issues related to technology education. Here are some highlights:

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