2016 Archive: Blog for D&T Teachers

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Free resources to support planning next term, GCSE spec updates, & Ofsted advice on marking

Biomimicry design challenge, Jack Wills, choosing adhesives, textiles techniques & building bridges with a difference

Design careers, wood tailoring, literacy & numeracy & useful links

Free & low cost CPD, biomimicry, electronics & e-textiles, tutor time activities & useful links

Rethink & redesign, wool week, famous failures, & lots of freebies

Free resource on careers in fashion & textiles, open evening ideas & resources, useful quick links & lots of freebies

My new competition, universal design, designing for well being, new uses for traditional materials & lots of free resources

Competition winner announced, Tech Awards draft specs, assessment without levels & lots of free resources

D&T on the t.v., getting to know your tutor group, curriculum updates, & lots of free resources

Another free micro:bit resource, D&T Heroes, exhibitions to visit over the summer, & useful quick links

Colour change mugs, paper knitting yarn, EnChroma glasses, & new Textiles Roadshow date added

Ebacc debate, summer holiday homework, 18 free #ThinkDo activities, getting to know your new tutor group, & technical textiles

Free micro:bit resources, tennis balls, wool fibre & car design

Free resources, degree show inspiration, skateboarding, & celebrating the importance of textiles

15 minutes to protect D&T, breaking down stereotypes about Product Design, transition activity & useful quick links

Draft specs for D&T, Rhode Island Design School, biomimicry & useful quick links

Wired magazine, reflective textiles, draft D&T GCSE spec & a selfie D&T display

New Roadshow date, marking, design contexts, & some useful quick links

Dyson hairdryer, Team GB kit, free B&Q materials, competitions, exam papers & a Design Museum activity

Free resources, curriculum news, website updates, & a new guest blog

British Science Week, inspirational young designers, competitions, D&T places to visit over Easter & much more!

EBacc petition, textiles engineering, revision bags, competitions & much more

Sport relief, community sport, Fair Trade, Triumph competition, marine life exam theme & textiles in the new curriculum

FREE courses & resources, engineering event, upcycling, year 12 work experience, & costume design

Free set of 30 #ThinkDo cards, all things bike, Custard revision, ergonomics & useful fashion links

Inclusive design, 3D printing, behaviour management, university visits, & textiles competition

British Science Week, values issues, space tourist space suits, Time to Talk Day, & yarns from plastic bags

Recommended books, user needs, revision tips & colour me textiles

New competition, Sunday night support for food teachers, low cost CPD, & 5 minute plenaries

Funding, 3D printing, revision, textiles competition, & curriculum updates


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