Welcome to Technology.Your instructor is Mr. Misner.What is Technology?
Technology is humans using objects (tools, machines, systems, and materials) to change the natural and human-made (built) environment.
Technology Education is the study and education of technology as a field of human endeavor. As a study, it covers the human ability to shape and change the physical world to meet needs, by manipulating materials and tools with techniques. As education, the goal is to teach the knowledge and techniques to develop technological literacy which is accomplished by bringing laboratory activities to students.
Technology has been a part of human life for over a million years. In recent years Technology has caused remarkable changes to society. Technology Education is the means through which education about Technology is provided as a part of all students’ general education.
The vision of the Holland Patent School District is to exceed New York State Education Department’s Learning Standards while students enjoy their Technology Education experience. The Holland Patent Middle School Technology Education Department offers 40 weeks of instruction by the end of eighth grade. The Holland Patent School District recognizes the importance of the study of technology, and challenges all students to exceed New York State Education Departments Learning Standards minimum requirements.
Technology is a hands-on activity driven course that is wide-ranging and challenging. In addition to meeting standard 5 – “Technology”, there is a strong emphasis in math and science. Many of the standards in other subjects are addressed in the Technology Education activities.
The standards for Holland Patent Middle School Technology Education are as follows:
Standard 1: Analysis, Inquiry, and Design
Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
Standard 2: Information Systems
Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.
Standard 3: Mathematics
Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and trigonometry.
Standard 4: Science
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
Standard 5: Technology
Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
Standard 6: Interconnectedness: Common Themes
Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
Standard 7: Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.
We challenge all students to take full advantage of their technology learning experience and to enjoy their time in this exciting technological advent in history.