techdirections - linking education to careers

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techdirections is a magazine and website for technology, career/technical, and engineering education. Designed for the involved educator, techdirections brings to life today’s technology and provides a wealth of engaging student activities. We cover automotive, IT, CAD/CAM, electricity/electronics, engineering, manufacturing, woodworking, construction, and much more. We provide information on current industry practices and products that will help you integrate those practices into your classroom.

Inside the December issue:

Dealing with Digital Distraction
From a complete ban, to incorporating it into the curriculum, educators are trying a variety of tactics to handle the way devices are being used in their classrooms.

Careers in Construction—Building a Talent Pipeline
A look at different ways the construction industry is attracting all sorts of new talent into the field.

Taking to the Skies
Restoring an airplane teaches students "you can do it."

Worker Shortage Spurs Uncharacteristic Partnerships Connecting Colleges, Business
By having colleges talk to local businesses, they are better able to ensure that students’ have the skills they need when they graduate.

Free On-Demand Classroom Project—Building a Bat Wing Glider - A Transportation Challenge
Students construct gliders from foam egg cartons, learn the parts of an airplane, and flight characteristics.

Special Feature—Supplier Directory
A collection of leading suppliers of equipment, materials, and media for CTE and STEM education.

Oops!—Puzzle Corrections
Thank you to all the readers who found the mistakes in two of our November puzzles. Here are the corrected versions of each.

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