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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.

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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.
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.
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 plastics maze work booklet
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Year 7 plastics maze work booklet

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The work booklet that I have used to guide pupils through the design process during the project. Includes new national curriculum grades and flight paths to track grades.
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).
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.
Resistant materials grade descriptors
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Resistant materials grade descriptors

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Grade descriptors for research, generating ideas, making and evaluating. These pages were created based around the new grade descriptors of 1-9 taking the main points that I expected pupils to meet within each of the areas. The pages include a space for self, peer and teacher grades and were added into work booklets to help pupils understand how to achieve a higher grade.
End of module test
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End of module test

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An end of module test that includes some questions about the design process and others for woodwork. Suitable for KS3
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.
How to use the path tool in 2D Design
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How to use the path tool in 2D Design

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A step by step worksheet on how to firstly set up a page within 2D Design then how to trace an image using the path tool. This is a resource I have used to enable pupils to explore the basics of 2D Design using just a few tools at their own pace. This enables you free time during the lesson to focus on those pupils who are struggling with the programme.
2D Design help sheet
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2D Design help sheet

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A step by step help sheet for pupils to follow when teaching 2D Design. The worksheet goes through setting up a new page and how to use some basic tools in order to draw around an image from the internet. The resources includes images and text to help pupils guide their own learning.
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.
Constructing the Built Environment Unit 3 WJEC
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Constructing the Built Environment Unit 3 WJEC

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A PowerPoint presentation for the WJEC Constructing the Built Environment Unit 3 specification GCSE. Within the resource there is a large amount of content that follows the specification requirements along with some example practice questions for students. The resource also includes a practice assignment which we use in lessons with pupils still even though this has now changed to be an exam. We have decided to continue the assignment to help assess students assignment writing abilities for other areas that we deliver for GCSE, and also to help pupils summerise the content delivered through the PowerPoint.
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
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.