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iPhone Acoustic Speaker Making guide

iPhone Acoustic Speaker Making guide

Making Guide for producing an acoustic iPhone speaker out of natural wood or other similar resistant material. Speaker guide has specifics for iphone 4, 5 and 6, but dimensions can be easily customized to accommodate other models. could be completed as FPT or as an ECA. Focus on pupil cutting, drilling, sanding, finishing accuracy and use of jigs. Also incorporates use of 3D printing or lathe work. Can be used with KS3 pupils from year 7 to KS4 pupils and ideal for year 9. Included is a making guide for pupils and some guidance for teachers.
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Rendering and Design Presentation Display Posters (x4)

Rendering and Design Presentation Display Posters (x4)

Incremental stage by stage posters showing development of a design presentation including Thick & Thin line, Wood render and Acrylic render. Four posters each showing a different design with development and explanation for each step. Ideal as classroom displays or teaching aids
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Photoshop Comic Book Cover  - Design Tutorial

Photoshop Comic Book Cover - Design Tutorial

Photoshop tutorial designed to take pupils through the design and creation of a Comic Book Cover. Ideal for ks# students from complete novices to more experienced users. Covers the use of layers, filters, blending options, magic wand tool and text effects. Characters JPEG images can be take of existing characters, produced using online creators or drawn and scanned to form the basis of the comic.
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Mobile Phone Holder - 10 weeks (Full project, PPT, worksheets, , Examples, SoW)

Mobile Phone Holder - 10 weeks (Full project, PPT, worksheets, , Examples, SoW)

Resistant Materials design project for KS3 pupils aimed at raising pupil knowledge and skills of: Joining wood and plastic using different methods Product Analysis and testing Material Rendering with pen and pencil Production planning of materials and tools Using templates for planning, testing and modeling Lessons include: creating an inspiration board, research task for mobile phone dimensions, product analysis, research of joining methods and specification creation, Isometric drawing and rendering, creating a production plan, 2D template creation and modeling, manufacture, evaluation and testing. Templates, worksheets, tutorials and examples of all tasks, plus SoW document. Each task includes success criteria for easy marking or peer assessment by teachers. Ideal for year 9 pupils or more advanced groups. Many of the resources and tasks are also applicable for year 10 Resistant Materials groups.
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Rendering and Design Presentation Display Posters (x4)

Rendering and Design Presentation Display Posters (x4)

Incremental stage by stage posters showing development of a design presentation including Thick & Thin line, Wood render and Acrylic render. Four posters each showing a different design with development and explanation for each step. Ideal as classroom displays or teaching aids
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KS3 Wood Joint Research Sheet

KS3 Wood Joint Research Sheet

Worksheet for Wood Joint Research and Ideal for any similar KS3 project working with the material. Pupils led research task involving comb joints, dowel joints, rebate joints and butt joints. Research can be through physical examples and testing or through internet and literary research. Simple structure which pupils can then use to argue the case for method of project construction. Can also be used for GCSE pupils. Includes a clear success criteria and guidelines for task.
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Isometric Crating, Presentation & Annotation guide

Isometric Crating, Presentation & Annotation guide

Presentation about how to crate complex shapes or designs in an isometric view, building for basic to complex. Examples showing development of a design, presentation using black marker pens and annotation to fully explain and present idea
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KS3 Project Evaluation(Template Worksheet)

KS3 Project Evaluation(Template Worksheet)

Template worksheet for any KS3 design project. Focusing on pupils reflection of themselves, their skills, learning and the evaluation and improvements of their project. Includes Success criteria for the task.
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KS3 Laser Cut Jewellery Box (Full project, PPT, worksheets, SoW)

KS3 Laser Cut Jewellery Box (Full project, PPT, worksheets, SoW)

Resistant Materials design project for KS3 pupils aimed at raising pupil knowledge of vacuum forming, mould creation and creation of Comb jointed boxes using 2D Design and Laser Cutter. Lessons include introduction to plastics and mould design, wood joint research tasks, creation of specifications, creation of comb joints using 2D Design and Laser Cutter, Planning sheets, box construction and hinges. Templates, worksheets, tutorials and examples of all tasks, plus SoW document. This is ideally used as a follow up to the Art Deco Jewellery project or can be run in conjunction with.
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Laser Cut Comb Joint Box Tutorial

Laser Cut Comb Joint Box Tutorial

Step by step guide used for creating the pieces for a comb jointed box using Techsoft 2D Design, that can then be cut out using a laser cutter and constructed using wood glue. This will also work for other materials such as acrylic etc. Tutorial gives an exact size example but gives the principles for designing any size box. Ideal for KS3 pupils, but also useful for KS4 and KS5 pupils with no prior experience of the subject.
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KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Evaluation (Worksheet and Complete Example)

KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Evaluation (Worksheet and Complete Example)

Worksheet for Art Deco Jewellery Evaluation and Testing against Specification. Ideal as an introduction to Evaluation against specification with specification included. Simple method which can be used through to IGCSE projects. Includes Success criteria for the task and a fully completed example, which can be used as a teaching aid, marking guide or classroom display.
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KS3 Pewter Casting Art Deco Jewellery (Full project, PPT, worksheets, SoW)

KS3 Pewter Casting Art Deco Jewellery (Full project, PPT, worksheets, SoW)

Resistant Materials design project for KS3 pupils aimed at raising pupil knowledge of Art Deco style and the Pewter/Metal Casting process. Lessons and examples of metal rendering, mould design using Techsoft 2D Design and laser cutter. Lessons also focussing on retrospective project planning and evaluation against a specification. Templates, worksheets and examples of all tasks, plus SoW document.
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iPhone Acoustic Speaker Making guide

iPhone Acoustic Speaker Making guide

Making Guide for producing an acoustic iPhone speaker out of natural wood or other similar resistant material. Speaker guide has specifics for iphone 4, 5 and 6, but dimensions can be easily customized to accommodate other models. could be completed as FPT or as an ECA. Focus on pupil cutting, drilling, sanding, finishing accuracy and use of jigs. Also incorporates use of 3D printing or lathe work. Can be used with KS3 pupils from year 7 to KS4 pupils and ideal for year 9. Included is a making guide for pupils and some guidance for teachers.
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Photoshop Comic Book Cover  - Design Tutorial

Photoshop Comic Book Cover - Design Tutorial

Photoshop tutorial designed to take pupils through the design and creation of a Comic Book Cover. Ideal for ks# students from complete novices to more experienced users. Covers the use of layers, filters, blending options, magic wand tool and text effects. Characters JPEG images can be take of existing characters, produced using online creators or drawn and scanned to form the basis of the comic.
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Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)

Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)

6 lesson presentation for teaching drawing skills from scratch, up to complex isometric crating and rendering. Ideally used as a teacher led presentation guide, allied with demonstrations of each technique. Also useful as a set of homework tasks for pupils or simply independent learning and up-skilling of pupils drawing. Tasks include: Technique for freehand straight lines and circles Oblique * Basic shapes, More difficult shapes, Letters Isometric * Basic shapes, Cutouts, Cylinders, Crating, Complex shapes Exploded drawing Enlarged views Thick & Thin Lines Rendering * Acrylic, Wood, Glass, Metal Each lesson includes: Timing guidance, Lesson Objectives, Plenaries, Starters, Explanation for each task and Visual examples of outcomes.
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KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Planning Chart (Worksheet and Example sheet)

KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Planning Chart (Worksheet and Example sheet)

Worksheet for Art Deco Jewellery planning of manufacture. Ideal as an introduction to planning projects for year and and completed after or during the manufacturing. Includes Success criteria for the task and a fully completed example, which can be used as a teaching aid, marking guide or classroom display.
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Evaluation Against Specification (Template worksheet)

Evaluation Against Specification (Template worksheet)

Template worksheet for any design project that requires evaluation and testing against a specification. Ideal as an introduction using a simple method which can be used through to IGCSE projects. Includes Success criteria for the task.
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KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Powerpoint (8 lessons)

KS3 Art Deco Jewellery Powerpoint (8 lessons)

Resistant Materials design project for KS3 pupils aimed at raising pupil knowledge of Art Deco style and the Pewter Casting process. Powerpoint includes objectives, outcomes, success criteria and tasks for 8 lessons with examples of work.
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KS3 Comb Joint Laser Cut Jewellery Box - Powerpoint (9 Lessons)

KS3 Comb Joint Laser Cut Jewellery Box - Powerpoint (9 Lessons)

Resistant Materials design project for KS3 pupils aimed at raising pupil knowledge of vacuum forming, mould creation and creation of Comb jointed boxes using 2D Design and Laser Cutter. Powerpoint includes objectives, outcomes, success criteria and tasks for 9 lessons with examples of work. This is ideally used as a follow up to the Art Deco Jewellery project.
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KS3 Jewellery Box Specification (Worksheet and Complete Example)

KS3 Jewellery Box Specification (Worksheet and Complete Example)

Worksheet for creating a 10 point specification for a jewellery box. Ideal as an introduction to any specification for KS3 pupils. Design brief is included and clear steps for how to structure an ideal specification point. Success criteria for the task and a fully completed example, which can be used as a teaching aid or marking guide.
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KS3 Joining Plastic & Wood (Worksheet)

KS3 Joining Plastic & Wood (Worksheet)

Worksheet for joining natural wood and acrylic together. Ideal as an introduction to designing product joining wood and acrylic together. Can also be used as a research task for GCSE pupils. Best used with practical demonstrations with teachers or after FPT’s. Includes Success criteria for the task for peer or summative assessment.
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Criterion 1 Guide -  New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 1 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 1 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Page Layout, Context, Situation, Mindmap, User & Design Brief. Provides pupils with a comprehensive guide to achieving full marks in the strand. Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
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Criterion 2 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 2 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 2 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Product Research, Product Analysis, Questionnaire Creation, Questionnaire Analysis, Size Location & Anthropometrics, and Specification. Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
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