Hero image

The DT Teachers Shop

I have been a successful head of Design and Technology in a challenging high school since 2001. I personally deliver Edxcel BTEC Engineering and GCSE Graphics, Product Design and WJEC Food and Nutrition. I am very proficient in IT and use my skills in this area to produce engaging and easy to follow lessons. Through my lessons I have achieved and average of 80% of my pupils achieving a level 2 qualification in a school with a an average 30% level 2 pass rate over.

77Uploads

14k+Views

3k+Downloads

I have been a successful head of Design and Technology in a challenging high school since 2001. I personally deliver Edxcel BTEC Engineering and GCSE Graphics, Product Design and WJEC Food and Nutrition. I am very proficient in IT and use my skills in this area to produce engaging and easy to follow lessons. Through my lessons I have achieved and average of 80% of my pupils achieving a level 2 qualification in a school with a an average 30% level 2 pass rate over.
Christmas Fun Challenge Quiz 2017

Christmas Fun Challenge Quiz 2017

Here is a fun game quiz you can play with a class divided into 2 teams. There are 8 rounds, 5 questions per round. 1: Picture reveal (Who's hiding behind the tree) 2: Reindeer Race (Pick a reindeer to win the race) 3: Christmas quiz (Christmas questions) 4: Ding Dong Dingbats (What is the carol from the picture) 5: Pixelated picture reveal (What is the city?) 6: Whats the Punchline (The worst cracker jokes) 7: Whats in the present (Crack the code) 8: Elf on the shelf (Rhyming names) See the youtube video for a snipit of each round Link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWvIaVsjnko Suitable for ages 8 - 16
thedtteacher
World Cup Quiz

World Cup Quiz

5 round World cup Quiz Emoji Challenge Flags Guess the year Spot the ball Bonus Questions (Editable)
thedtteacher
Introduction to Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals Design and Technology

Introduction to Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals Design and Technology

to ferrous and non ferrous metals helping pupils understand the terms ferrous and non ferrous. Lesson explains pure metals and alloys, the effect of moisture on ferrous and non ferrous metals and why different metals are used for similar products. Lesson includes Starter Explination of ferrous and non ferrous 2 Mini reviews Video 3 scaffolding tasks Exit card
thedtteacher
Btec Engineering Unit 1 exam revision 8 mark questions

Btec Engineering Unit 1 exam revision 8 mark questions

Had to do a quick revision lesson for the btec engineering unit 1 exam focusing on the 8 mark questions; blended wing bodies and automated manufacturing. The slides outline what is needed to answer the questions and how to access the higher marks. Pre completed Revision cards for Lean Manufacturing Powdered metallurgy Blank revision cads for pupils to complete Feel free to adapt Stater answers Blended wing bodies = Less Drag, More lift, quieter, more fuel efficient, harder to control, less safe (with regards to being able to evacuate) Hope it helps! Please leave feedback.
thedtteacher
Design and Technology WJEC Airbus: looking at the work of other designers

Design and Technology WJEC Airbus: looking at the work of other designers

A lesson I gave to highlight the work of Airbus Covers the requirements of the WJEC Design and Technology specification 2017. Also could be used to talk about material properties and uses. Standard lesson Starter Lesson objectives Video link Mini Review Narrative slides about the Airbus A380 scaffolding for final activity Think Pair share (material properties and uses) Final task: Create an infographic on the Airbus Exit card
thedtteacher
Btec Engineering Unit 2 Learning Aim A Lesson 1 and 2 and Assignment 1

Btec Engineering Unit 2 Learning Aim A Lesson 1 and 2 and Assignment 1

This introduction to the Unit 2 Assignment 1 covers the basic and advanced technical specifications for an engineered product. The whole unit will focus on an engineered product. In this case a pair of tin snip, which not the most exciting product but will allow learners to use the product in an engineering context and most departments should have some old and new ones that pupils can compare. Btec advisors state the product should be accessible and have at least 2 materials and component parts. I have tried game controllers, sketboards etc but a simple handtool is the most effective and there are plenty of resources available for them! The lessons includes Starter Learning objectives Thinking points Activities Tasks - Written, group work, independent learning homework Helpsheets Links to video Plenaries Please feel free to edit but please don't share without permission (via dropbox, Facebook or googledrive) The next powerpoint in the series of lessons will introduce the properties of materials used in a pair of tin snips that will enable learners to achieve the target criteria for learning aim B. It may not cover all aspects that you are required to teach during the GLH but hopefully will start you off on a good basis to move forward. Thoughts and ideas are welcome via my website www.thedtteacher.com The reason this product was chosen is so you can fulfil all the requirements of each assignment. The product has to have 2 component parts. The product should be accessible to students. Pupils should be able to talk about: The technical specifications and performance of the product – Form, function, User Requirements, performance requirements, ease of manufacture/ease of maintenance/ law and safety requirements. The materials and components used in making the product and alternatives – Chromium molybdenum alloy/steel and rubber/ The manufacturing process of 2 components of the product The quality issues relating to the product during and after manufacture.
thedtteacher
Food Technology Lesson on Vitamins

Food Technology Lesson on Vitamins

An investigation lesson on vitamins including a starter, link to a great vitamin video, table for pupils to complete as a group and 6 fact sheets for pupils to investigate and get the information they need. Extension task of class discussion about vitamins and an exit card.
thedtteacher
Food and Nutrition: Calculating nutrition in food ingredients and a recipe. Macro and Micro nutrient

Food and Nutrition: Calculating nutrition in food ingredients and a recipe. Macro and Micro nutrient

A lesson on calculating the total macro and micro nutrients provided by food ingredients and in a recipe. This lesson provides A starter on previous learning (simple and complex carbohydrates) Learning objectives for lesson (All Most Some/ Expect Develop Stretch) A think pair share (types of macro and micro nutrients) Mini review activity (What are micro macro neither?) Scaffolding (Calculating the nutrients in a recipe for an ingredient) Task (Calculating the nutrients in a recipe for an ingredient) Stretch Task (Calculating the total nutrients in a recipe) Exit Card (Types of macro and micro nutrients) Resources for all the nutrition of ingredients provided by spaghetti bolognese
thedtteacher
Christmas Fun Challenge Quiz 2017

Christmas Fun Challenge Quiz 2017

Here is a fun game quiz you can play with a class divided into 2 teams. There are 8 rounds, 5 questions per round. 1: Picture reveal (Who's hiding behind the tree) 2: Reindeer Race (Pick a reindeer to win the race) 3: Christmas quiz (Christmas questions) 4: Ding Dong Dingbats (What is the carol from the picture) 5: Pixelated picture reveal (What is the city?) 6: Whats the Punchline (The worst cracker jokes) 7: Whats in the present (Crack the code) 8: Elf on the shelf (Rhyming names) See the youtube video for a snipit of each round Link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWvIaVsjnko Suitable for ages 8 - 16
thedtteacher
Smart Materials Design and Technology

Smart Materials Design and Technology

Introduction to smart materials when you just don't have enough time or resources to give everyone a smart material to experiment with. Good revision lesson too. Includes: Video link introduction Key Vocubulary Smart Material animations Mini Review Scaffolding Tasks Example GCSE Questions Exit Card.
thedtteacher
Food and Nutrition Complex Carbohydrates

Food and Nutrition Complex Carbohydrates

Follow on lesson from simple carbohydrates to explain complex carbohydrates (Polysaccharides) and their role in your diet Cellulose Fibre Starch Glycogen Also outlines diabetes and hypoglycaemic and foods rich in fibre Mini reviews Scaffolding Tasks Exit Card
thedtteacher