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Design and technology match up cards - manufacturing, material finishes and key definitions

Design and technology match up cards - manufacturing, material finishes and key definitions

Set 1 - Material finishes (For metal) Students match definition of metal finish to the image and name. Set 2 - Students match the manufacturing image to its name and to a product that has been made by this type of manufacturing. Set 3 - Students match the keywords to the definitions. I use these sets at different times throughout the year as starters or for quick fire revision sessions.

By rcteacherdt

Product Analysis and target market prompt sheets & worksheets

Product Analysis and target market prompt sheets & worksheets

Product Analysis - Prompt sheet with questions & a very basis sheet to be completed when supporting LA students with prompt. Target market promote sheet with questions for students to consider their target market. Basis worksheets to fill in with prompts for LA students. I laminate the colourful prompt sheets and put them on each table.

By rcteacherdt

Design Technology - Consumer Profile Cards

Design Technology - Consumer Profile Cards

Fed up of students designing for themselves when they answer a design brief?... Consumer Profile Cards can be used with any scheme of work to influence the design outcome of a project. Students can use the cards to profile a consumers likes, needs, wants, rather than designing for themselves. - 12 cards that can be printed and laminated to be easily accessible in the classroom. - Includes A4 booklet page that students can fill in after reading each card to show understanding of the information. -Powerpoint can be edited if necessary.

By ShaniceWelsh

Dressmaking Wordsearch Textiles Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Dressmaking Wordsearch Textiles Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Dressmaking'. 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. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

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

AQA Fashion and Textiles Unit 1 Joining Fabrics Learning Mats

AQA Fashion and Textiles Unit 1 Joining Fabrics Learning Mats

AQA Fashion and Textiles Unit 1 Joining Fabrics Learning Mats, Covering, plain seams, french seams, flat felled seams and over locked seams. I used these mats to lace on the tables when ting a seam sampling workshop. Student then added the seam samples to their skill evidence page, and used the information on the learning mats to add notes to their samples.

By Doodsmisses