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DT and general teaching resources aimed at making high quality teaching easier

DT and general teaching resources aimed at making high quality teaching easier
DT Card Modelling Project - No Workshop Needed
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DT Card Modelling Project - No Workshop Needed

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This is a 6 wk DT card modelling project especially designed for Covid conditions where many workshops are still unavailable. The only tools needed are scissors, and a cutting matt and craft knife if you chose. The project contains tasks, exemplar answers and space to include the student response. Grading criteria is clearly colour coded, and the exemplar answers are coloured accordingly. The project focuses on using simple slot-together cardboard shapes to model 3D animals. The design (NEA) focus is: Analysis of the brief, Existing product analysis, Anthropometric and Ergonomic development and modelling skills. Additional elements could easily be added using CAD/CAM if available.
3D Sketching Tutorial - Remote Ready
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3D Sketching Tutorial - Remote Ready

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This is a tutorial to walk students through various forms of 3D Sketching. We cover oblique,isometric, isometric circles, 1&2 point perspective and some tips on generating creative ideas and presenting them There are step by step guides for each style and easy to use instructions. I have found that classes can work through these independently from KS3 up to KS4.
KS3 DT: 4 Lesson 3D Modelling Design Project - Remote learning ready.
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KS3 DT: 4 Lesson 3D Modelling Design Project - Remote learning ready.

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This is a 4 lesson design project. The four lessons are: Client and Specification, Sketched Designs ,3D Model, Evaluate. Each lesson contains the following: the tasks, colour coded grading criteria for each task, evidence of exemplar work (also colour coded to coincide with the grading criteria) and space to complete the work. This lesson assumes that students have a working knowledge of the 3D modelling software already. I have suggested using Tinkercad as it is a free and very accessible 3D modelling package with excellent in house tutorials (Tinkercad.com). I have tried to make this a clear as possible so that this projects can be set as an on-line learning lesson and students can progress at their own pace. Additional lesson time could be added at the start, or in the middle to allow time to practice the software. The grading criteria follow my current school’s approach of Emerging (E), Developing (D), Secure (S) and Mastery (M). These could be easily adapted to suit your school’s system. This is is primarily designed for KS3, but I am also using a bulked up version with my Yr 9s.
Y9 DT Design Project - Remote Ready
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Y9 DT Design Project - Remote Ready

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This is a 7 lesson remote learning design project aimed at Yr 9 students which includes: tasks, colour coded grading criteria, exemplar work (also colour coded to reflect the different grades), and space to complete work. This project introduces the following aspects of the design process: client research, specification, product analysis, initial ideas, analysis of ideas against spec, modeling and development and evaluation of ideas, evaluation. It is based around Tinkercad, since this is an excellent, free online modelling resource, but any other resource could be used. I have used the 1-9 grading system, but grades are subdivided into 4, so this could easily be swapped out for simply 1-4. This assumes a basic working knowledge of the design package being used. I will upload another resource that contains basic instructions on the use of Tinkercad on the areas where the online tutorials are slightly confusing for the students.
OUTSTANDING Observation Lesson DT Drawing Skills & PPT
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OUTSTANDING Observation Lesson DT Drawing Skills & PPT

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These worksheets and presentation are for an DT observation lesson on 2 point perspective and contour lines. There are three levels of work sheet, differentiated by task. Each sheet has colour coded grading criteria and exemplar work as well as space to complete the work. There is an entry task, then three main elements to the lesson, and an extension task for each differentiated level. There is also a learning check sheet for self assessment at the end, or part way through. This presupposes a brief introduction to 2 pt perspective the lesson before (to set the scene for this lesson). This has been used multiple times by myself and has been graded Outstanding every time. You need to have marked your students work before this so that you know who to assign each sheet to. Gold is top level, green is middle level and pink is lowest ability. These sheets can be handed out, and I find the the Gold and your top green students work independently through this, allowing you to spend time assisting the lower abilities who need more input. This also includes the PPT presentation that accompanies.
KS4 DT Metal work Theory Homework Sheets
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KS4 DT Metal work Theory Homework Sheets

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Homework / Lesson theory sheets for GCSE DT Metal work. These sheets allow independent learning (with the use of hyperlinked YouTube videos), which, when used in conjunction with demonstrations in the classroom should allow students to reinforce their learning at their own pace. Each page focuses on different aspects of metal work, and requires students to use “notes and sketches” to illustrate their understanding of processes. Also included are three leveled questions at the end, differentiated between A01 (fact recall) and A03 (full comprehension). This further allows you to assess your student’s understanding. Sheets are A3 and can be printed, or could be assigned digitally, with student’s drawing on separate pieces of paper, and uploading their images.
KS4 DT WOOD Theory Homework Sheets inc video links and examples
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KS4 DT WOOD Theory Homework Sheets inc video links and examples

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Homework / Lesson theory sheets for GCSE DT Wood work. These sheets allows independent learning (with the use of relevant hyper-linked You Tube videos), which, when used in conjunction with demonstrations in the classroom should allow students to reinforce their learning at the own pace, either in the classroom on at home. Each page focuses on different aspects of wood work, and requires students to use “notes and sketches” to illustrate their understanding of processes. Each page also has in information page attached to it to reinforce the content. Also included are three leveled questions at the end of each sheet, differentiated between AO1 (fact recall) and AO3 (full comprehension). This further allows you to assess your student’s understanding. Sheets are A3 and can be printed, or could be assigned digitally, with students drawing on separate pieces of paper and uploading images.