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KS3 Design & Technology Homework Takeaway Sheets

KS3 Design & Technology Homework Takeaway Sheets

These two worksheets are for year 7 & 8 students who are studying Design & Technology. I have designed these to give students three levels/differentiated tasks to choose from which is designed to give them an overview of key areas of the AQA GCSE D&T specification. Tasks start of as beginner, then professional and build up to master tasks. These tasks are built around Blooms Taxonomy and build up in complexity. These worksheets were trialled last year, tweaked and this is the finished product.

By alexwjtom

NeXTCube - Computing History Poster #4

NeXTCube - Computing History Poster #4

Computing history is an important part of IT education. It helps to know one's roots and to have a greater appreciation of today's technology, and it also promotes interest in how things used to be before the days of the smartphone. This poster gives a (very) brief overview on the history of the NeXTCube, the computer that Tim Berners-Lee famously used to kickstart the World Wide Web, alongside some photos and a high-resolution illustration of the device itself. Oh, and the date's on there...wouldn't want to forget that. This package includes one poster in three different sizes: A2, A3 and A4. The images are in .jpg format and are set in print-ready CMYK colour. Colours in preview images may differ due to differences between RGB and CMYK colour spaces.

By Spacefarer

IBM 5150 - Computing History Poster #3

IBM 5150 - Computing History Poster #3

Computing history is an important part of IT education. It helps to know one's roots and to have a greater appreciation of today's technology, and it also promotes interest in how things used to be before the days of the smartphone. This poster gives a (very) brief overview on the history of the IBM 5150, a computer that brought about the modern computing industry, alongside some magazine ads and a high-resolution illustration of the device itself. Oh, and the date's on there...wouldn't want to forget that. This package includes one poster in three different sizes: A2, A3 and A4. The images are in .jpg format and are set in print-ready CMYK colour.

By Spacefarer

THE GARDEN DESIGN PROJECT

THE GARDEN DESIGN PROJECT

The Garden Design Project has been created as an integrated unit of work that incorporates and develops creativity, design, research and money handling skills. During this unit pupils will refine their understanding of area with complex tasks that require them to imagine and forward plan. They imagine they have successfully completed a garden design qualification and are much sought after by a range of eager clientele. They must decide which clients to work for and design a garden within a budget of £15,000. This clearly presented ‘Garden Project’ leads pupils step by step through the world of design, planning, site analysis, costing and keeping to a budget. This work is suitable for class work or extended homework.

By crigdon

Design Technology - Homework Challenge for Differentiation

Design Technology - Homework Challenge for Differentiation

Homework Challenge was developed to differentiate homework tasks for ALL students.This Homework Challenge resource not only makes homework more accessible for all types of students, but it also provides students with choice and engagement in how they would like to complete the task. Students are given a homework topic – this might be famous designers in DT, World War 1 in History or To Kill a Mockingbird in English. The student then decides how they would prefer to complete their homework. They research the topic (or already have some understanding of it from a previous lesson) and display their knowledge in one of the twenty different methods listed on the Homework Challenge sheet. The challenges are split into 3 different categories of easy, medium and hard (A,B,C). The challenges in the ‘Junior Designer’ category take less time to complete and are a little easier, whereas the ‘Creative Director’ challenges take much longer to complete and are slightly more difficult.Students complete their chosen challenge, hand it into the teacher (sometimes performing it to the rest of the class if they wish) and the teacher gets a wide variety of creative homework’s that are all about the same topic! You may decide to reward students based upon the level of challenge they choose (e.g. a postcard home if they complete a ‘Creative Director’ challenge). Fully editable PowerPoint document that can be adapted to suit ANY subject area.

By ShaniceWelsh

Design Technology - Skills Strips for Differentiation

Design Technology - Skills Strips for Differentiation

Skills strips were developed as visual aids for lower ability or SEN students who struggle to remember processes or verbal instructions. This resource has been extremely useful with low achieving boys. The strips can be printed A3 and laminated so that students can use a whiteboard pen to tick off each step on the 'skill'. Includes both written and visual instructions and has been proven very successful in the classroom! Based upon 6 important Design Technology skills of Sketching, Reflecting, Cutting, Evaluating, Annotating and Isometric. Colour coded for each skill. Skills Strips are fully editable using PowerPoint to suit ANY subject area.

By ShaniceWelsh

Task-Reformulating design problems

Task-Reformulating design problems

I have uploaded this resource outlining a suggested student learning task. All free, if I could ask you make a small donation to the Samaritans in return but not mandatory.Thanks https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/donate-online/make-single-donation

By 68mrbd

Pascal Anson's Bubblegum Cup Stool

Pascal Anson's Bubblegum Cup Stool

Pascal Anson is an artist and designer who makes extraordinary things by using everyday materials in unusual ways. In this activity Pascal shows you how to make a stool out of paper cups and bubble gum! If you can’t use gum, you can experiment with other sticky materials.

By CraftClub

DT evaluation booklet

DT evaluation booklet

In DT, we made rockets and I created this booklet to give to the PPA teacher in order for the children to evaluate the work that they had completed. This was made to be an independent activity, which could also be used as an 'early finisher' task potentially. There are 6 pages for the children to complete, including a front cover where we stuck a photo on of the finished product. It has been created in Microsoft publisher, so pages can be added/deleted or changed.

By annarose93

Famous World Towers Wordsearch Architecture Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Famous World Towers Wordsearch Architecture Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Famous World Towers'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Magazine Project Bundle!

Magazine Project Bundle!

This lesson and resource bundle provides all that is needed to aid students in composing their own short magazines, on a subject/genre of their choice. Everything that is needed to teach the project is provided, including engaging lesson powerpoints, worksheets, model examples, and activities, and also comprehensive lesson plans for each stage. Each engaging and informative lesson aids students in learning about and then composing a different magazine page. Included are lessons on: - Choosing the Genre and Audience and Composing a Front Cover - Writing Agony Aunt/ Uncle Pages - Writing Feature Articles - Writing Reviews Throughout each lesson, students learn through defining techniques, identifying 'what a good one looks like' and analysing model examples, before using writing help-sheets and success criteria to design their own. All images are cited on the final slides of each PowerPoint.

By TandLGuru

Dragon's Den, Team Building and Creative Product Design Project!

Dragon's Den, Team Building and Creative Product Design Project!

Let the entrepreneurs in your class go wild with this Dragon's Den project! Set their creativity free and their team skills thrive, while your pupils work together to design and create their own product to pitch to the Dragons! Complete with resources, planning and Powerpoints.

By kep1987