Features and Benefits

Setting New Standards in Technology Literacy by Design

  • Features new standards for Technological Literacy
  • Promotes “Informed Design” approach
  • Offers 3-D interactive web-based animation
  • Integrates Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) exercises throughout the program

Program Resources

Student Edition

  • Introduces students to the core principles of technologies ranging from materials, construction, and transportation to biochemical technology.
  • Features the “Informed Design” approach that has teaches students work within a formal problem-solving system to apply their knowledge, and math and science skills to the development of thoughtful design solutions.
  • Provides coverage of today’s latest technology developments including hardware and software, maintenance and troubleshooting, stereolithography, touch screen technology, and future cell phone technology.
  • Presents reading strategies and engaging activities that provide students with an understanding of how a variety of technologies are developed and used.
  • Includes end-of-chapter review and assessment activities such as vocabulary building, content review, knowledge application, and critical thinking questions.


Student Activity Guide

  • Includes practical, engaging activities that reinforce STEM concepts and skills.
  • Offers Math exercises to reinforce core curriculum.

Annotated Teacher’s Edition

  • Provides strategies for enhancing instruction, assessment questions, and answers for each chapter.

Teacher’s Resource CD-ROM

  • Includes instructions for using the full program, multiple choice questions, puzzles, and transparency blackline masters.

Online Resources

  • Learn by Design – Students connect to the real world through relevant technical concepts that come to life on the web in an exciting 3-D, hands-on multimedia format.