Tag Archives: Design and Technology

Using Google Sketchup – from Lifehacker

Lifehacker blog have just posted an article about using Google Sketchup, we have promoted the use of sketchup in DT lessons for a few years now.  Have a read of the article if you would like to see a practical … Continue reading

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Time for Phun

There are a number of on-screen physics simulators that can be used to discover properties of materials.  Learners can use the computer to investigate the way things move and inter-react, generating questions and providing the means to find answers.  Using this … Continue reading

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Video on the cheap

Despite the obvious learning opportunities it offers, sometimes it’s difficult to justify buying a digital video camera for everybody.  There are limitations to using a DV camera; usually you need to connect the camera to the computer to get the … Continue reading

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700 free whiteboard resources

Dear Steve, Today, we’ve launched a new collection of free online whiteboard resources.  They are from our Absorb courseware, and offer a wide range of simulations, animations and models across secondary school science, D&T and mathematics. You’ll find these resources … Continue reading

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High-tech cookie cutter

Food technologists sometimes find it difficult to get ICT in their curricula.  Online recipes and analysys programs are great but it’s the Systems and Resistant Materials guys who get access to the impressive laser hardware. Well not any more.  If … Continue reading

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Primary Design & Technology Regional Conference 29th June 2007

Take the Risk, Reap the Benefits  Building on last year’s successful conference, the 2007 conference will focus on reinvigorating and revitalising units of work to better meet children’s needs and interests. Delegates have the choice of attending three practical workshops … Continue reading

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3D Design with Google Sketchup

Google has brought out a tool for creating 3D designs. Free for personal use, Google SketchUp is really easy to use and it is possible to create really sophisticated designs with it. Although I can’t see it replacing ProDesktop for … Continue reading

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