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Robotics Competition Experience Inspires Deeper Learning
Getting involved in FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions shows a student the value of a good work ethic and delving deeper in the fields she studies.

Score a Perfect Shot—3D Printing Bridges the Gap Between Design and Finished Product
A STEM educator finds that introducing his students to 3D printing is a great way to make technology and engineering education both interesting and relevant.

Exploring Careers in Drafting—Basic CAD Activity Introduces Students to the Field
Background information on drafting careers, plus an activity that uses Autodesk’s Revit software.

Career-Themed Academies Fill Local Jobs
With input and support from area employers, academies at 15 high schools in Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools link technical training with mandatory academic standards to transform traditional secondary education.

Alternative Energy for Chicago—Results of the 2014-15 Tech Directions Inventors Competition
Announcing the innovative winners of this year’s contest.

Product Spotlight
A selection of excellent products to make your teaching efforts easier and more effective.

Teacher Training Opportunities
Excellent options for continuing education to
keep your skills and knowledge up to date.

Index to Volume 74
A guide to all of the articles and columns published
from August 2014 through May 2015.

 

 

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