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I am a teacher of design technology and now feel it's time to give back a little to help all teachers out there. Most resources are based around resistant materials but having taught all areas within technology some resources can be easily transferred to all areas and even other subject.

I am a teacher of design technology and now feel it's time to give back a little to help all teachers out there. Most resources are based around resistant materials but having taught all areas within technology some resources can be easily transferred to all areas and even other subject.
Risk assessments
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Risk assessments

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Risk assessments that I produced for the workshop equipment that I have displayed next to the relevant machine or cupboard. Visual display to help make pupils think before using equipment and machinery during practical lessons.
Isometric drawing
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Isometric drawing

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A step by step guide to help pupils with isometric drawing. This resource I used to help pupils draw their moneybox in 3D using isometric. Easy to follow as each step has been broken down line by line.
Year 7 full scheme for plastics maze project
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Year 7 full scheme for plastics maze project

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A year 7 project that includes a full scheme of learning, booklet and PowerPoints for the entire project. The project is an introduction to the whole design process where pupils design and make a hand held game. The maze is cut on a laser cutter and made from three layers. This can either be three layers of acrylic or two layers of MDF and one layer of acrylic to help keep costs down. A project that uses the new national curriculum levels.
2 point perspective
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2 point perspective

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Step by step presentation showing pupils how to draw a street using 2 point perspective. The presentation breaks down each stage and has written instructions to further guide pupils of what they need to complete.
2D Design orthographic drawing
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2D Design orthographic drawing

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An orthographic drawing of a horsebox lock drawn in 2D Design. This was a drawing that I produced originally for an engineering group I had for unit 6 P1. This was produced as an example of what pupils needed to produce for their coursework.
Sum it up
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Sum it up

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Simple resource that could be used as a plenary to get pupils to concisely sum up what they have taken from the lesson. Pupils write no more than 50 words to conclude the lesson. Could be used across all subjects.
5 w's dice template
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5 w's dice template

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A net for a cube that includes the 5 w's (who, what, where, when, why). A resource to help get pupils thinking about something you have asked them to look at for a starter activity. Pupils roll the die and try to answer a question related to the resource being used to create a group discussion.
Year 8 full scheme for woodwork project
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Year 8 full scheme for woodwork project

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A year 8 project that includes a full scheme of learning, booklet and PowerPoints for the entire project. The project is an introduction to the whole design process where pupils have the choice of making either a hexagon box from MDF or a rectangle box from pine. Pupils design for a client originally basing their designs around their likes and customise the box accordingly by making and decorating items for it. A project that uses the new national curriculum levels.
D&T Passport
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D&T Passport

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A passport that I have found particularly useful when starting practical lessons within D&T. This one is specifically based around resistant materials but it could easily be adapted to suit other areas. The idea behind it is for every pupil to be given one at the start of the module or year and when pupils have been shown fully how to use the tool or equipment by yourself in a demonstration they then fill out the risk assessment that is printed on the reverse. It is then signed and dated to prove that each pupil has had sufficient training on the equipment or tools.
Higher Order Thinking Questions
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Higher Order Thinking Questions

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A poster which displays higher order thinking questions for Design Technology. A great resource that could be displayed on a wall, used as a resource for pupils to use during class discussions, or even as a way of helping pupils to annotate their design ideas. The poster uses a 1-6 ladder which helps to prompt questions at low order thinking skills (knowledge), up to high order thinking skills (synthesis).
Photographing letter
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Photographing letter

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A lesson where pupils are set the task of finding letters of the alphabet within every day items or objects around the school.
What do you know?
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What do you know?

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A simple resource that I have used at the start of practical lessons and during lessons leading up to practical to get pupils to discuss what the tool does that is on their desk. Useful to see what pupils have remembered from previous lessons or their knowledge about the tool before using it. Could be adapted for equipment in any area of D&T