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Professional look, check, specification covered, check, fun and engaging activities, check. I believe a Design Technology department should reflect the design capabilities it wants to teach it's pupils. There is nothing worse then seeing Design Technology resources that have not considered the layout and graphical principals that we consistently tell our pupils to use. If you want resources that set the benchmark for layout and design consideration then look no further.

Professional look, check, specification covered, check, fun and engaging activities, check. I believe a Design Technology department should reflect the design capabilities it wants to teach it's pupils. There is nothing worse then seeing Design Technology resources that have not considered the layout and graphical principals that we consistently tell our pupils to use. If you want resources that set the benchmark for layout and design consideration then look no further.
Design &Technology Home Learning Making Task - Eames Elephant
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Design &Technology Home Learning Making Task - Eames Elephant

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6x45min home lessons that make up a complete project that looks at the design process to create an end product inspired by designers Ray and Charles Eames. Designed for Distance Learning this project follows a full design process inspired by that of the GCSE specification. Pupils research, design, create and evaluate and get to make a high end product even in the confinements of their home. All resources are ready to go straight onto Google Classroom with little instruction. This is a great project and I have adapted it to suit my children who are younger at home. I have loaded the editable files so that you can change, add or personalise as needed. Please note that I do not take owner ship for the Eames elephant template which I found on pintrest. There is a clear timeline that is explained to pupils throughout the project and the templated sheets help pupils stretch to their full potential. Look forward to seeing hundreds of variations of the Eames elephant that pupils will enjoy.
Design &Technology Home Learning Making Task - A Rubbish Speaker
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Design &Technology Home Learning Making Task - A Rubbish Speaker

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6x45min home lessons that make up a complete project that looks at the design process to create an end product that has the 6R’s of sustainability at the core of it’s design to create a passive speaker. Designed for Distance Learning this project follows a full design process inspired by that of the GCSE specification. Pupils research, design, create and evaluate and get to make a high end product even in the confinements of their home. All resources are ready to go straight onto Google Classroom with little instruction. This is a great project and I have adapted it to suit my children who are younger at home. I have loaded the editable files so that you can change, add or personalise as needed. Please note that I do not take owner ship for the images that I have used throughout this project. There is a clear timeline that is explained to pupils throughout the project and the templated work booklet will help pupils stretch to their full potential. I Look forward to seeing hundreds of variations of passives speakers that are made from recycled materials. Let you pupils be creative and innovative with things that they can find.
Pewter Casting
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Pewter Casting

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This booklet acts as a scheme of work that is aimed to introduce pupils to basic metal working as well as working within a linear design process. We encourage that you use iteration in the designing stage of this alongside cardboard models to ensure that you are meeting the expectations of the GCSE exams board. I have taught this project to good results and making something that is of a professional standard. Ideal for any career insight into industrial process as well as understanding the way in which metals can be used to create a desirable product. For this project to be run successfuly you will need: Pewter Tadel Steel saucepan Bunsen burner with tripod/hob Sheet wood i.e laser ply or MDF 2D Design on computers accessible for the each pupil. There are kits available from many craft shops but i found that i could use a lot of the things that we already had available in the department. The pewter is suitable for being melted down many times over so waste is minimal. Once bought and you would like a editable version of this resource please contact me once you have paid for the resource.
KS3 Design & Technology Home Making and Learning Bundle
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KS3 Design & Technology Home Making and Learning Bundle

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These 6 week long lessons are designed for Y7-Y9. Complete with activity sheets and work booklets, they consist of three Design and Making tasks that allow pupils to follow a design process to discover new ideas through research and designing as well as making professional level products even in the confinements of their own home. All resources are ‘Google Classroom’ ready and can be uploaded and set with little/no instruction as all resources are explained with time frames and lesson length on each task.
Design & Technology Home Learning and Making Bundle
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Design & Technology Home Learning and Making Bundle

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Home learning and distance learning are difficult for practical subjects but with these 4 research, design and make tasks that can be completed with materials and tools found around the house, your pupils will be able to continue the learning that is required for them to succeed in all aspects of Design and Technology. From year 7-11 and easily modified for smaller ones. I have used these resources with great success and the outcomes always amaze me. Pupils gain a bigger understanding of the world around them and how Design and Technology can improve the life of others or just put a smile on your face. Each scheme of learning is designed to be put onto an e-learning platform such as Google Classroom with as little instruction as possible. Encouraging an independent learning style from your pupils to create professional level products.
AQA GCSE Design & Technology (8552) NEA Guidance Booklet and Tracker
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AQA GCSE Design & Technology (8552) NEA Guidance Booklet and Tracker

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Track the progress of the pupils throughout their DT NEA task with this gantt chart and guidance booklet. The booklet is a guide through each stage of the marking criteria with a set of goals to help all pupils achieve at Key Stage 4. Using the AQA specification this booklet consists of a checklist for pupils, a break down of each Area of Assessment (AO) as well as a suggestion of sheets that will help your pupils illustrate their knowledge and understanding to the examiner. I have printed this booklet off in previous years and it has been a tremendous help in the tracking of work and showing pupils exactly what they have to do. Having this at parents evenings has made it very straight forward in discussing what needs to be done and using intervention in collaboration with this booklet has been a great aid. I have added a teacher comment box for you to add comments that you want pupils to remember. You can see that deadlines have been set and this falls in line with the guided delivery time providing you have 1 hour lesson a week. Keeping within the guidelines of the examination board there are only suggestions of evidence that could be used. There is also a very simple check box for teachers to tick off pupils work as it is completed and meets the criteria. This will reduce your work effort when it comes to the final marking and submitting of marks to the Examination board.
Design & Technology Home Learning Making Task - Thinking Outside the Box
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Design & Technology Home Learning Making Task - Thinking Outside the Box

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6 Week home lessons as a complete mini NEA project that looks at the design process to create an end product inspired Dezeen magazine and Samsung’s design competition. Designed for Distance Learning this project follows a full design process inspired by that of the GCSE specification. Pupils research, design, create and evaluate and get to make a high end product even in the confinements of their home. All resources are ready to go straight onto Google Classroom with little instruction. This is a great project and I have adapted it to suit my children who are younger at home. I have loaded the editable files so that you can change, add or personalise as needed. Please note that I do not take owner ship for the Images used which I have found from various sources. There is a clear timeline that is explained to pupils throughout the project and the templated sheets help pupils stretch to their full potential. Look forward to seeing hundreds of variations of Cardboard products that pupils have created.
Design &Technology Home Learning Making Task - Spaghetti Bridges
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Design &Technology Home Learning Making Task - Spaghetti Bridges

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6x45min home lessons that make up a complete project that looks at the design process to create a Spaghetti Bridge considering Forces and Stresses. Designed for Distance Learning this project follows a full design process inspired by that of the GCSE specification. Pupils research, design, create and evaluate and get to make a high end product even in the confinements of their home. All resources are ready to go straight onto Google Classroom or any e-learning platform with little instruction. This is a great project and I have adapted it to suit my children who are younger at home. I have loaded the editable files so that you can change, add or personalise as needed. I have taught this whilst at school and it works really well whilst keeping socially distant and in a ‘standard classroom’ as well. There is a clear timeline that is explained to pupils throughout the project and the templated sheets help pupils stretch to their full potential. Look forward to seeing hundreds of variations Spaghetti Bridges that pupils will enjoy.
Hand Tools Birdhouse
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Hand Tools Birdhouse

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Pupils will use basic hand tools to create a birdhouse that requires now fixtures or adhesive. This simple contemporary design means that pupils will be able to create and assemble there own birdhouse ready to take home. This resource includes the booklet that we have been using with our year 7 groups as well as the cutting files that we have used to produce the materials for pupils to cut using a coping saw. We recommend using 3mm Plywood but there is no reason that this wouldn’t work with 3mm MDF either. This booklet includes: - Grade descriptors - Flight path documents - Baseline assessments for prior knowledge - Design brief and specification worksheets - Homework tasks - Step by step instructions for build - Tips on filing and cutting the material - Design tasks - Evaluation sheets - Assessment sheets We recommend 10 lessons to complete the project and the resources can be varied to suit your needs. I hope you find this helpful and as fun to teach as I do.
3D Printed Keyring - Sketchup
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3D Printed Keyring - Sketchup

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This project is designed to be taught over 10 lessons and will teach pupils how to create and print a keyring that is inspired by Pixel Art. This has been designed for year 7 pupils but could easily be adapted to suit other year groups. Included is: a baseline test to assess prior knowledge to learning a grade descriptor based on the project worksheets that are based upon the design process a step by step guide on how to make the product. revision materials end of unit test. homework tasks detailed evaluation pages This booklet has been designed to look at the complete design cycle. starting from the design brief and moving onto the design specification. Research and product analysis allow pupils to look at existing products then the design process. We use Sketchup 8 but we have found that it works on all other versions of the CAD software.
Sketching Techniques
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Sketching Techniques

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Time to deliver: 2 hours depending on the ability of the group. This lesson focussing on Product Design sketches. It begins with how to generate intial idea sketches that can be used to develop into a final product using isometric sketching techniques. Resources included are a work booklet and powerpoint. I have used this resource to assist a lot of low ability lessons and used it with gifted and talented pupils to refine their skills. Rendering techniques, sketching techniques and making your designs stand out are the basis of this lesson. Resources needed: Class set of booklets Powerpoint Samples of acrylic, plywood and aluminium Coloured pencils drawing pencils Coloured ink pens (if you like) Isometric paper
Paper Aeroplane Stand Alone Lesson
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Paper Aeroplane Stand Alone Lesson

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This is a lesson on the forces that act upon aeroplanes. Paper planes are designed and made in a design and make task that allows pupils to see how the different designs of a paper plane or aeroplane allow them to work differently. It shows the engineering considerations and how developments of products can alter how they work. This is designed as a stand alone lesson but may be part of a physics or engineering scheme of work to show the workings of forces and products. Attached are the golden rules that will help pupils achieve the best grades.
Cardboard Structures
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Cardboard Structures

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IKEA have written to your school asking them to invent a new way to use their biggest waste product - CARDBOARD. Working in teams or independantly pupils will have to explore cardboard and its uses as well as understand what it is that makes a structure strong enough to support an adults weight. For this project to work you will need: Craft knives Cutting matts Gum tape Glue Gun Endless recycled cardboard tape measure Pupils will learn all about the properties of cardboard, what is meant by the term corrigatuion, the 6 R’s of sustainability, markket research and the differences between primary and secondary research. I have taught this as our firs introduction to KS4 Design and Technology project. Pupils have enjoyed it and the end results have astounded me. Please feel free to ask after you have purchased for a version that you can edit if you like.
Design & Technology Home Learning Making Task - DIY Flu Masks For All
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Design & Technology Home Learning Making Task - DIY Flu Masks For All

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6x45min home lessons that make up a complete project that looks at the design process to create an end product inspired by current world affairs. Designed for Distance Learning this project follows a full design process inspired by that of the GCSE specification. Pupils research, design, create and evaluate and get to make a high end product even in the confinements of their home. All resources are ready to go straight onto Google Classroom with little instruction. This is a great project and I have adapted it to suit my children who are younger at home. I have linked different templates for the making tasks so that pupils can focus on the aesthetics of the product and it’s suitability for their selected target audience. Pupils will gain a clearer understanding of the importance of using PPE during current times and how it can/cannot be effective. It is an opportunity for them to have a safer knowledge of how to remain safe. All materials for the practical can be found around the house. They can trace/print the template that is embedded in the PDF or find their own! I have tried to make it as accessible as possible for those with or without computer access. There is a clear time line that is explained to pupils throughout the project and the templated sheets help pupils stretch to their full potential. Look forward to seeing hundreds of variations of flu masks that will help pupils feel safer during this difficult time.
The Need For A New Design
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The Need For A New Design

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This resources is prepared as part a need for a new design brief. Pupils explore world issues in order to understand what they need to learn so that they can design relevant products. A starter activity allows pupils to see how products progress and explore developments in design. The lesson then looks at the need for a new design in prosthetic limbs. Resources are supplied as well as golden rules of the classroom. This is aimed at YEAR 9 classes but would be easily adapted into a GCSE lesson
Typography
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Typography

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A stand alone lesson covering the three main types of typography. Classroom activities, expectations and videos all embedded. A lesson that has been enjoyed by all years whether learning content for the first time or revision for GCSE exams. Attached is a work sheet that complements the work set. I have used this for cover work and instructions are provided on the sheet that allow for cover supervisors to follow with minimal planning. A great resource and an enjoyable lesson to teach