NY State TechEd - Units of Study
ü The Human Made World
ü The use of tools, materials and methods to meet peoples
needs and wants.
NY State TechEd Units of Study
1. History and Evolution of Technology
Technology has been the driving force in the evolution of society
from an agricultural to an industrial to an information base.
2. Tools, Resources and Technological Processes
There are 7 types of resources used in technology ~ People,
Materials, Tools, Energy, Information, Capital, and Time.
Resources are selected on the basis of safety, cost, availability,
appropriateness, and environmental impact.
3. Engineering Design
Engineering Design is the process of finding the best solution to a
technological problem within given criteria and limitations.
4. Technological Systems
Technological systems are designed to produce specific outputs
such as products and energy.
5. Computer Technology
Parts of a computer ~ Using the internet
Drawing and Dimensioning Designs ~ Modeling
Monitoring and Controlling a System
6. Management of Technology
Project management is essential to ensuring that technological
endeavors are profitable, produce high quality products, produce
safe products, and produce products on time and within budget.
7. Impacts of Technology
The impacts of technology on people and the environment can be
positive and/or negative.
People have the obligation and responsibility to control the growth
and use of technology.