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German-Style Apprenticeships Prepare Students for Technical Jobs
Using the German education model, students learn by doing. This connects them to jobs, and employers, and gives them the skill-set to enter the job market straight out of school.

Engage Students’ Creativity through Animated Whiteboard Video Project
Video production can be a good tool for student collaboration and interest.

Teach CAD and 3D Printing with Directed Learning
A how-to guide using an eight-step design process to create a useful tool that promotes technology programs.

75th Anniversary Feature—Increase Motivation with Mobile Robots
As we complete the celebration of our 75th year, this month we look back to 1995. Xavier V. McClung explains how to use robots in the classroom.

Reinforce QA Concepts through Hands-On Projects
Using a simple manufacturing project allows
tudents to more fully understand quality assurance processes.

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

Index to Volume 75
A guide to all of the articles and columns published from August 2015 through May 2016.

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

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