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13th December 2018

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LIMITED OFFER: 2 FREEBIES - ONLY AVAILABLE 13TH DEC 2018 - 9TH JAN 2019

Download all of the TechDoodle and #ThinkDo resources from the Autumn 2018 term all collected together onto a PowerPoint. Offer ends 9th January 2019. 


Download the TechDoodles PowerPoint with all 24 of the resources from the Autumn 2018 term all in one place THIS OFFER HAS NOW ENDED




Download the #ThinkDo PowerPoint with all 24 of the cards from the Autumn 2018 term all in one place THIS OFFER HAS NOW ENDED




Note the files are quite large and may not download to some mobile devices. Some school system settings might also restrict downloads. 

Starting to Think About Revision for the Spring Term?

Want to build an effective revision programme? Want to develop a curriculum that embeds learning from day one? Look at our “Exam Success: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T’ course with venues in central London (29th Jan), Burnley (5th Feb), Basingstoke (26th Feb), Liverpool (8th Mar) & Nottingham (11th Mar)

  • Content relevant to all GCSE exam boards 
  • Strategies that support the delivery of theory in preparation for the exam
  • Easy to use every day T&L strategies that embed learning
  • Ideas on targeted revision in the build up to the exam 
  • Flagging up key priorities in theory content that will help students be successful
  • Evidence based strategies e.g. spaced practice, metacognition
  • Strategies for low and high mark questions 
  • Maximising performance of borderline students, as well as high flyers
  • Resources to take away worth over £100
  • Find out more about this course


If you're looking for a similar course but with more focused on A level take a look at our Maximising Results in A level Fashion & Textiles course on 31st January in Nottingham (limited places left).


Support for Your Lesson Planning for 2019

If you are looking for support for your lesson planning for 2019 take a look at the Let’s Learn  resources. This is a collection of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T.


Why Not Use Our Product in a Tin Competition as an Activity for 2019?
Our Product in a Tin competition can be used as a module of work, as an NEA mock context, or as a homework, club or extension activity. It’s open to years 5 - 11 and there are lots of resources to get you started. With prizes for the winning school worth over £1200 it’s definitely worth getting your students involved. This year for the first time photo entries are also accepted (although they can’t win a prize apart from being featured on the website). Competition ends 1/8/19. 


Take a Look at Our Course Calendar for 2019

Click here to see the full course calendar.


New courses, dates and venues are being added all the time. Click here to see the most up to date list of courses, Sign up to our newsletter for occasional updates. 


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9th December 2018

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Download This Week’s TechDoodles

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Want to know more about how TechDoodles can be used to embed learning & support revision? Take a look at our course “Exam Success: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T' in central London on 29th January 2019 and Basingstoke on 26th February 2019. 

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards 

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Exam Success: Making Learning Stick in D&T

Want to build an effective revision programme? Want to build effective revision into the curriculum to avoid students using less effective strategies such as cramming. Look at our course “Exam Success: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T' Central London on 29th January 2019
Basingstoke on 26th February 2019
Liverpool on 8th March 2019
Nottingham on 11th March 2019

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Find out more about this course


Support For Your Lesson Planning

Let’s Learn resources on the website

Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


Resources to support our Product in a Tin competition
Use the resources to create a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 


Take a look at our course calendar

Click here to see the full course calendar.

New courses, dates and venues are being added all the time. Click here to see the most up to date list of courses, Sign up to our newsletter for occasional updates. 


All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications when new #ThinkDo cards & TechDoodle resources are released. Get more resources like this on our courses 


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2nd December 2018

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Download This Week’s TechDoodles

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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Want to know more about how TechDoodles can be used to embed learning & support revision? Take a look at our course “Exam Success: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T' in central London on 29th January 2019 and Basingstoke on 26th February 2019. 

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards 

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Exam Success: Making Learning Stick in D&T

Want to build an effective revision programme? Want to build effective revision into the curriculum to avoid students using less effective strategies such as cramming. Look at our course “Exam Success: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T' Central London on 29th January 2019
Basingstoke on 26th February 2019
Liverpool on 8th March 2019
Nottingham on 11th March 2019

EXAM SUCCESS How to make learning stick in D&T outline copy 2


Support For Your Lesson Planning

Let’s Learn resources on the website

Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


Resources to support our Product in a Tin competition
Use the resources to create a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 


Take a look at our course calendar

Click here to see the full course calendar.

New courses, dates and venues are being added all the time. Click here to see the most up to date list of courses, Sign up to our newsletter for occasional updates. 

All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications when new #ThinkDo cards & TechDoodle resources are released. Get more resources like this on our courses 


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18th November 2018

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Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s TechDoodles

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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These TechDoodles are designed to support some of the resources given away as part of our D&T Roadshows. Want to know more about how TechDoodles can be used to embed learning & support revision? Take a look at our course “Exam Success: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T' in central London on 29th January 2019 and Basingstoke on 26th February 2019. 

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards

Delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards. Find out more about the Roadshow and find the one nearest to you. The next ones are London on 3rd Nov 2018 (all materials focus) & Nottingham on 17th Nov 2018 (textiles focus). 

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Other free resources we share

Let’s Learn resources on the website

Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


Resources to support our Product in a Tin competition
Use the resources to create a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 


Come to one of our D&T Roadshows & take away a goodie bag of resources

Goodie bag & other resources from the day are only available to delegates who attend on the day. 

  • Iso-Cube 3D drawing tool sponsored by Mindsets
  • 50 electronic #ThinkDo activity cards
  • Lots of materials to carry out all activities
  • Electronic resources to support activities done during the day
  • See photos from this year’s Roadshows
  • Delegates attending the D&T Roadshow with a textiles focus in Nottingham on 17th November, 1st December in London & 26th January in Liverpool will also receive  materials pack focusing on metals, including traditional metal materials as well as metal materials used in a textiles context. 


Take a look at our course calendar

Click here to see the full course calendar.

New courses, dates and venues are being added all the time. Click here to see the most up to date list of courses, Sign up to our newsletter for occasional updates. 


All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications when new #ThinkDo cards & TechDoodle resources are released. Get more resources like this on our courses 


Want to contact us?

11th November 2018

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For high quality images click on the image to open it & save to your downloads.

Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s TechDoodles

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

TimberKnitting







These TechDoodles are designed to support some of the resources given away as part of our D&T Roadshows. Want to know more about how TechDoodles can be used to embed learning & support revision? Take a look at our course “Exam Success: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T' in central London on 29th January 2019 and Basingstoke on 26th February 2019. 

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards

Delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards. Find out more about the Roadshow and find the one nearest to you. The next ones are London on 3rd Nov 2018 (all materials focus) & Nottingham on 17th Nov 2018 (textiles focus). 

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Other free resources we share

Let’s Learn resources on the website
Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


Resources to support our Product in a Tin competition
Use the resources to create a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 


Come to one of our D&T Roadshows & take away a goodie bag of resources
Goodie bag & other resources from the day are only available to delegates who attend on the day. 

All delegates attending both the all materials D&T Roadshow, as well as the one with a more textiles focus, will receive: 

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  • 50 electronic #ThinkDo activity cards
  • Lots of materials to carry out all activities
  • Electronic resources to support activities done during the day
  • See photos from this year’s Roadshows
  • Delegates attending the D&T Roadshow with a textiles focus in Nottingham on 17th November, 1st December in London & 26th January in Liverpool will also receive  materials pack focusing on metals, including traditional metal materials as well as metal materials used in a textiles context. 


Take a look at our course calendar

Click here to see the full course calendar.

New courses, dates and venues are being added all the time. Click here to see the most up to date list of courses, Sign up to our newsletter for occasional updates. 

All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications when new #ThinkDo cards & TechDoodle resources are released. Get more resources like this on our courses 


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4th November 2018

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For high quality images click on the image to open it & save to your downloads.

Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s TechDoodles

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Want to know more about the teaching & learning strategies behind  our TechDoodle resources & how to use them to raise achievement? Take a look at our new course in Basingstoke & London in January & February 2019 on exam success.

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards

Delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards. Find out more about the Roadshow and find the one nearest to you. The next ones are in Nottingham on 17th Nov & London on 1st December (textiles focus) as well as 8th December in Nottingham & 15th December in Liverpool (focusing on all D&T materials). 

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Using TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources

TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources are in jpeg format & can be printed as they are or used in documents or PowerPoints. They're based on our approach to teaching & learning & in particular on metacognition & approaches such as spaced & deliberate practice. The cards compliment other resources we produce as well as courses we run. The best way to find out how to use the cards is to attend one of our courses


Other free resources we share

Resources to support our Product in a Tin competition
Use the resources to create a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 


Let’s Learn resources on the website
Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


Come to one of our D&T Roadshows & take away a goodie bag of resources

  • Iso-Cube 3D drawing tool sponsored by Mindsets
  • 50 electronic #ThinkDo activity cards
  • Lots of materials to carry out all activities
  • Electronic resources to support activities done during the day

Goodie bag & other resources from the day are only available to delegates who attend on the day. 


Take a look at our course calendar

Click here to see the full course calendar.

Check out our new Exam Success: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T course in London & Basingstoke in January & February 2019

New courses, dates and venues are being added all the time. Click here to see the most up to date list of courses, Sign up to our newsletter for occasional updates. 

All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications when new #ThinkDo cards & TechDoodle resources are released. Get more resources like this on our courses 


Want to contact us?

28th October 2018

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For high quality images click on the image to open it & save to your downloads.

Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s TechDoodles

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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Want other resources and ideas on the core content for D&T GCSE, as well as resources relevant to KS3? Come to one of our D&T Roadshows. The next ones are London on 3rd Nov 2018 (all materials focus) & Nottingham on 17th Nov 2018 (textiles focus) with a second one in London & Nottingham later this term, as well as one in Liverpool. 

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards

There are no new #ThinkDo cards this week as none are released over half term. You can, however, download lots of older ones for free here. Don’t forget delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards. 


Using TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources

TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources are in jpeg format & can be printed as they are or used in documents or PowerPoints. They're based on our approach to teaching & learning & in particular on metacognition & approaches such as spaced & deliberate practice. The cards compliment other resources we produce as well as courses we run. The best way to find out how to use the cards is to attend one of our courses


Other free resources we share

Resources to support our Product in a Tin competition
Use the resources to create a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 


Let’s Learn resources on the website
Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


Come to one of our D&T Roadshows & take away a goodie bag of resources

  • Iso-Cube 3D drawing tool sponsored by Mindsets
  • 50 electronic #ThinkDo activity cards
  • Lots of materials to carry out all activities
  • Electronic resources to support activities done during the day

Goodie bag & other resources from the day are only available to delegates who attend on the day. 


Take a look at our course calendar

Click here to see the full course calendar.

New courses, dates and venues are being added all the time. Click here to see the most up to date list of courses, Sign up to our newsletter for occasional updates. 

All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications when new #ThinkDo cards & TechDoodle resources are released. Get more resources like this on our courses 


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21st October

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For high quality images click on the image to open it & save to your downloads.

Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards

Delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards. Find out more about the Roadshow and find the one nearest to you. The next ones are London on 3rd Nov 2018 (all materials focus) & Nottingham on 17th Nov 2018 (textiles focus). 

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Using TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources

TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources are in jpeg format & can be printed as they are or used in documents or PowerPoints. They're based on our approach to teaching & learning & in particular on metacognition & approaches such as spaced & deliberate practice. The cards compliment other resources we produce as well as courses we run. The best way to find out how to use the cards is to attend one of our courses


Other free resources we share

Resources to support our Product in a Tin competition
Use the resources to create a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 


Let’s Learn resources on the website
Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


Come to one of our D&T Roadshows & take away a goodie bag of resources

  • Iso-Cube 3D drawing tool sponsored by Mindsets
  • 50 electronic #ThinkDo activity cards
  • Lots of materials to carry out all activities
  • Electronic resources to support activities done during the day

Goodie bag & other resources from the day are only available to delegates who attend on the day. 


Take a look at our course calendar

Click here to see the full course calendar.

New courses, dates and venues are being added all the time. Click here to see the most up to date list of courses, Sign up to our newsletter for occasional updates. 

All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications when new #ThinkDo cards & TechDoodle resources are released. Get more resources like this on our courses 


Want to contact us?

14th October 2018

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Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 

D&T Blog


Download This Week’s TechDoodles

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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Looking for resources & hands on activities for the learning on materials in the core content of the D&T GCSE? Come to one of our D&T Roadshows - the next ones are London on 3rd Nov 2018 (all materials focus) & Nottingham on 17th Nov 2018 (textiles focus). See other dates and venues for Roadshows this term. 

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

Delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards. 

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#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Using TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources

TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources are in jpeg format & can be printed as they are or used in documents or PowerPoints. They're based on our approach to teaching & learning & in particular on metacognition & approaches such as spaced & deliberate practice. The cards compliment other resources we produce as well as courses we run. The best way to find out how to use the cards is to attend one of our courses


Come to one of our D&T Roadshows & take away a goodie bag of resources

  • Iso-Cube  3D drawing tool sponsored by Mindsets
  • 50 #ThinkDo activity cards

Goodie bag & other resources from the day are only available to delegates who attend on the day. 


Other free resources we share

Product in a Tin competition
Use it as a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Fabulous prizes for both students and schools. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 

Let’s Learn resources on the website
Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 

Get more resources like these on our courses 

Want to contact us?

D&T Newsletter 12/10/18

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7th October 2018

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Download This Week’s TechDoodles

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Looking for resources & hands on activities for the learning on materials in the core content of the D&T GCSE? Come to one of our D&T Roadshows - the next ones are London on 3rd Nov 2018 (all materials focus) & Nottingham on 17th Nov 2018 (textiles focus). See other dates and venues for Roadshows this term. 

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

Delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards. 

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#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Using TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources

TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources are in jpeg format & can be printed as they are or used in documents or PowerPoints. They're based on our approach to teaching & learning & in particular on metacognition & approaches such as spaced & deliberate practice. The cards compliment other resources we produce as well as courses we run. The best way to find out how to use the cards is to attend one of our courses


Come to one of our D&T Roadshows & take away a goodie bag of resources

  • Iso-Cube  3D drawing tool sponsored by Mindsets
  • 50 #ThinkDo activity cards

Goodie bag & other resources from the day are only available to delegates who attend on the day. 


Other free resources we share

Product in a Tin competition
Use it as a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Fabulous prizes for both students and schools. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 

Let’s Learn resources on the website
Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 

Get more resources like these on our courses 


Want to contact us?

30th September 2018

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Download This Week’s TechDoodles

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Want other resources and ideas on materials? Look at our D&T Roadshows (£80), as well as our 2 day residential courses Getting It Right at KS3, Laying Good Foundations for D&T GCSE and Developing Knowledge & Practical Skills for D&T GCSE (both residentials are bursary funded). 

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards

Delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards. Find out more about the Roadshow and find the one nearest to you. The next ones are London on 3rd Nov 2018 (all materials focus) & Nottingham on 17th Nov 2018 (textiles focus). 

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Using TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources

TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources are in jpeg format & can be printed as they are or used in documents or PowerPoints. They're based on our approach to teaching & learning & in particular on metacognition & approaches such as spaced & deliberate practice. The cards compliment other resources we produce as well as courses we run. The best way to find out how to use the cards is to attend one of our courses


Other free resources we share

Product in a Tin competition
Use it as a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, club or extension activity. Open to years 5 - 11. Fabulous prizes for both students and schools. Ends 1/8/19. See details, resources & prizes. 

Let’s Learn resources on the website
Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. 


Come to one of our D&T Roadshows & take away a goodie bag of resources

  • Iso-Cube  3D drawing tool sponsored by Mindsets
  • 50 #ThinkDo activity cards
  • More goodie bag resources announced soon!

Goodie bag & other resources from the day are only available to delegates who attend on the day. 

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All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 

Get more resources like these on our courses 


Want to contact us?

23rd September 2018

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For high quality images click on the image to open it & save to your downloads.

Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 

D&T Blog


Download This Week’s TechDoodles

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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Want other resources and ideas on STEM materials? Take a look at our course in Stevenage on
27th November on smart, modern and technical materials inspired by space. The day includes loads of resources and activities and a chance to see the Mars Rover Yard which is part of the ExoMars Programme. Bursary funding is available. 

TechDoodles are interactive activities that encourage an informal ‘doodle’, ‘sketchy’, ‘quick notes’ type approach to learning keywords and concepts. Find out more about TechDoodles and how to use them. New resources are released each Sunday. 
Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Download This Week’s #ThinkDo Cards

Delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards. Find out more about the Roadshow and find the one nearest to you. The next ones are London on 3rd Nov 2018 (all materials focus) & Nottingham on 17th Nov 2018 (textiles focus). 

For a high quality image click on the image to open it & save to your downloads. 

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#ThinkDo copy

#ThinkDo cards are activities with photos and thinking points based on exam style thinking. Find out more about #ThinkDo cards and how to use them. New resources are released each Thursday and are posted here the following Sunday. Like our Facebook page to see when new cards are released. 


Using TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources

TechDoodle & #ThinkDo resources are in jpeg format & can be printed as they are or used in documents or PowerPoints. They're based on our approach to teaching & learning & in particular on metacognition & approaches such as spaced & deliberate practice. The cards compliment other resources we produce as well as courses we run. The best way to find out how to use the cards is to attend one of our courses


Other free resources we share

Have you seen the free resources for our Product in a Tin competition? 

Product in a tin competition

Why not use it as a module of work, NEA mock context, homework, after school club or extension activity? Open to years 5 - 11. Fabulous prizes for both students and schools. Ends 1st August 2019. Find out more about the competition, prizes and free resources.

Let’s Learn resources on the website

Let’s Learn is a resource bank of videos, #ThinkDo activities, web links & other information designed to support learning in D&T. This resource bank is constantly being developed. 


All resources we share, including images, text and names, are the copyright of Boyd Education and can only be used by teachers in their classrooms, or by students as part of their studies. The resources can not be shared or sold, or used in any other way, without permission. 

Like our Facebook page to get notifications for when new cards are released. 

Get more resources like these on our courses 


Want to contact us?

16th July 2018

What’s in the latest newsletter?

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  • Free #ThinkDo activity cards on D&T materials.
  • Free Let’s Learn resources on the United Nations 17 Global Goals which might be useful to support the NEA.
  • A document to download that summarises the NEA rules which might be a useful quick reference guide.
  • Links to: D&T things to visit over the holiday, a chance to win an Ultimaker 3D printer, an article on the iMac that might be suitable for a wall display, the work of Dr Mark Liu who combines maths and science with fashion, report from the British Dyslexia Assocation on designing with dyslexics in mind, & information on an activity that might be suitable for a club for the new term which also raises awareness of spinal injuries. 
  • Course updates, including an introduction to a new course programme that aims to support D&T teachers, technicians, support staff and trainees with a range of budgets and needs. 
  • Your last chance to enter the Product in a Tin competition for this year
  • & much more!



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1st May 2018

A new format for the D&T blog and newsletter

There’s a new layout for the blog to make it more manageable to create and maintain. Usually the blog and the newsletter we email to subscribers are the pretty much the same but they both have to be created separately which is very time consuming. The newsletter, as well as the website and resources on Facebook, aren't funded by anyone so it can be hard to justify the time and money we spend on them. Teachers do, however, tell us how useful they are so it's important to us to try and keep them going. In future there will be a summary of some of the key points from the newsletter with a link to an online version. 

What’s in this week’s newsletter?

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  • Free #ThinkDo activity cards on motion sensor bulbs & weaving & non woven fabric construction 
  • 60 additional free #ThinkDo cards to download from the website
  • Free Let’s Learn resources on skateboards & the NEA contextual challenge
  • Links to: Eames paper elephant activity that's great for open evenings or year 7 induction week, new exhibition at the V&A, Global Design Day resources, Madeira’s new conductive thread
  • Course updates
  • & much more!
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