What are TechDoodles?

TechDoodles are worksheets that support learning which are designed in a way that makes them more interesting to look at and use than a traditional worksheet format.

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There are different types of TechDoodles, some are information sheets, others areinstruction sheets and some areactivities.No matter what the format TechDoodles all aim to support the development of morein-depth learning.

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Where can I find TechDoodles

At the moment there are only a limited number of TechDoodleresources as they arecurrently being updated and developed. Eventually some resources will be in the Let’s Learn section of thewebsiteand others will be for sale inthe shop. TechDoodle resources will also be given away for free as part of many ofthe courses we run.

What is the difference between a TechDoodle and a#ThinkDo?

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TechDoodles are different to#ThinkDoactivitiesas they are usually an A4 PDF document, rather than a jpeg, and they areusually a more detailed document.#ThinkDoactivitiesare designed as quick activities, such as for starters and plenaries or quick tests, whereas TechDoodles aim to be used in lessons or for homeworks to support andstructure learning.

TechDoodles also have a wide variety of focus points whereas#ThinkDoactivitiesaremainly focus on products, or sections of products.#ThinkDos all use a similar format and layout, usually with a questioning focus, whereas TechDoodles formats and layouts vary witheach sheet.

Where didthe TechDoodle idea come from?

I have used TechDoodles in my own classroom for over 15 years. They were originally inspiredby a desktop doodle pad I bought which was designed for bored business people to kill time in the office. The pad was divided up into different short activities and bits of information and I likedthevisualapproach, as well as the wayinformation was communicated. Below are some of the original TechDoodles I developed from this idea and these were some of the first resources I shared for free when I set up my website. TheoriginalTechDoodle idea inspired my#ThinkDoactivities and recently it has inspired a new form of TechDoodle that will be used to supportthe Let’s Learn part of the website.

The TechDoodles below are some of the original textiles ones I produced. The idea has come a long way since these first ideas as the format has been developed and the content is no longerrestricted to just textiles.Click on the links below to download these resources:

Fabrics & Components
Industrial Practices
Product Analysis
Selling & the Consumer

You might find additional materials to support ideas on this page in other sections of the website e.g.Let’s Learn,#ThinkDo, andFree Resources

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