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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.
Resistant materials grade descriptors

Resistant materials grade descriptors

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.
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Higher Order Thinking Questions

Higher Order Thinking Questions

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).
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AQA GCSE Resistant materials revision lessons

AQA GCSE Resistant materials revision lessons

A series of revision lessons for GCSE AQA Resistant Materials. The lessons work through everything that students need to revise in order to pass the exam. There are also task sheets that students use in order to take revision notes for most of the lessons, which becomes their personal revision notes to revise from at home. Finally there are PowerPoints that go through the 2014 exam paper giving model answers to help students gain maximum marks when they come to sit the exam paper.
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5 w's dice template

5 w's dice template

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.
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Revision - Joining materials

Revision - Joining materials

A revision lesson and task sheet for GCSE AQA Resistant Materials for joining materials. A lesson that shows students the processes of how to join wood, plastic and metal.
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Revision - Egonomics, quality control

Revision - Egonomics, quality control

A revision lesson and task sheet for GCSE AQA Resistant Materials that explains to students about ergonomics and anthropometrics, and also looks at quality control/quality assurance.
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Metals homework sheet

Metals homework sheet

A simple homework sheet getting pupils to produce a leaflet based around ferrous, non ferrous metals and the casting process of pewter.
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Year 8 woodwork booklet

Year 8 woodwork booklet

A booklet for the year 8 woodwork project that I use that guides pupils through the design process. It includes the new national curriculum levels and flight paths to track pupils grades.
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D&T Passport

D&T Passport

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.
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Isometric drawing

Isometric drawing

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.
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