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The (UK) Open Universitys OpenLearn
http://www.open.edu/openlearn/
The (UK) Open University's OpenLearn Welcome to The Open University's OpenLearn website - free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world.
You are in the LearningSpace where Open University learning materials are freely available for you to study in your own time, away from any formal teaching environment.
Visit the LabSpace to share and reuse educational resources. Download some learning materials, adapt to your needs: translate, shorten, extend, add examples... and then of course, place it back for others to benefit!
| Arts and History | Business and Management | Education | Health and Lifestyle | IT and Computing | Mathematics and Statistics | Modern Languages | Science and Nature | Society | Study Skills | Technology |
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Virtual Machine Shop Lesson Plans
http://www.jjjtrain.com/vms/library.html
Virtual Machine Shop
Milling Machines | Engine Lathes | Cutting Tools | CNC/CAM | Measurement | Engineering |
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Primary Design and Technology : Nuffield
http://bit.ly/1jA4Ivi
Primary Design and Technology : The Nuffield Foundation
On our website you'll find information about the Project, examples of pupils' work, classroom materials to download and other resources for teachers.
There are now six reports on Nuffield approaches to QCA Units of work. They include: Unit 1A, 1C, 2C, 3A, 3D, 6D. Each report contains a full description of the teaching with photographs of children's work
Each year the Nuffield Curriculum Project Centre will host a seminar in which leaders in the field of primary design & technology education research will make presentations to an invited audience of education policy makers, academics, teachers, and education managers.
The Nuffield Primary Design & Technology Project is pleased to be working with the Design and Technology Association (DATA) to contribute to the continuing professional development of primary teachers in the area of design & technology.
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Design and Technology Revision and Quizzes
http://www.the-warren.org
A school based website designed to help students revise for their exams. A large number of interactive quizzes are included covering work at KS3, KS4 and A-Level. Schemes of work design frames, galleries and homework sheets are also included. Parts drawings for Prodesktop are available for download.
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Design & technology On The Web
http://www.design-technology.info
Very full site of help topics for projects and courswrok as well as revision. No adverts either !
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Simple Machines
http://www.sedl.org/scimath/pasopartners/pdfs/machines.pdf
Simple Machines
If you are doing a lesson on simple machines then look at this first ... guaranteed to help and save you time.
levers | pulleys | wheel | axle | inclined plane |
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Booklet Education - KS3 D and T
http://www.bookleteducation.com
A site dedicated to KS3 Design and Technology projects. They come in booklet form with differentiated brief, NC guide and extension tasks.
These projects have been proven to elevate standards and de-stress teachers. What more could you want?!
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MITs OpenCourseWare
http://ocw.mit.edu/
Welcome to MIT's OpenCourseWare : a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century. It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.
MIT OCW: Is a publication of MIT course materials | Does not require any registration | Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity |
Civil and Environmental Engineering | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Engineering Systems Division | Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering |
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Tech it Out UK
http://www.techitoutuk.com
Everything for Design Technology. In three areas including over 700 A4 pages of content, pictures, animations and edited links. Electronics section has 60 pages suitable for Electronics GCSE.
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Newspaper Tower
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/educator/act_tower_ho.html
What's the tallest tower you can build using only two sheets of newspaper?
Here's the challenge: getting the newspaper to stand up, without using tape, staples, glue, or other materials. But you can bend, fold, or tear the paper itself.
Make a prediction about how tall a tower you can build. What is your prediction based on?
How well does your tower withstand environmental forces? Use a fan to imitate wind gusts or shake the table gently to imitate an earthquake. How can you change your design, using 2 sheets of newspaper and 20 cm of tape, to better withstand these forces?
Try It Out | Explain It | Build on It |
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Design and Technology Resources | Kent LEA |
http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home.cfm
There are two distinct sections, Primary, supporting education of pupils from 3 years old to 11 years and Secondary supporting education of pupils from 11 years to 19 years.
In the site look for celebrations of work, files to support your work in the classroom (download and modify them to suit your needs), information (newsletters), curriculum support material (to help you plan and modify your practice), and links to other sites with useful material to share.
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Nuffield Secondary Design & Technology
http://bit.ly/1jA4tAw
Design & technology is a remarkable subject. It can change the way your pupils learn and see the world. The Nuffield approach gives you the power to bring it alive in your classroom.
'This site is dedicated to helping you get the best from the Nuffield approach to D&T. Share your practice with others by emailing details of your pupils' work to the Centre.'
Use the Chooser Charts to help your pupils make and justify good design decisions in all focus areas.
We also list here a selection of companies who provide equipment and resources for use in Design & Technology teaching.
technology | design | DandT | DT | D&T | Nuffield |
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DesignandTech.com
http://www.designandtech.com
Massive site with links to sites covering all areas of Design and Technology. The site also contains an area where pupils can submit work that they have done for everyone to see. New - A poll where pupils can vote of different design related questions..
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Internet Mechanical Engineer
http://www.vtstutorials.co.uk/default.aspx
The Internet is a rich source of information and resources for students, lecturers, researchers and professionals. This tutorial covers the key information skills for the Internet environment. Learn how to use the Internet to help with your coursework, literature searching, teaching or research.
Mechanical Engineering | Design & Technology | Careers
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Ldraw
http://www.ldraw.org/
LDraw is a freeware program which can create Lego models in 3D.
Programs based on James' original LDraw have been the conduit for sharing LEGO building ideas within the online LEGO enthusiast community. This community of CAD users (referred to as LCAD, for LEGO CAD) is constantly improving upon the system developing new utilities which utilize the LDraw format.
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LUGNET ( Lego)
http://www.lugnet.com/
LUGNET™ unites LEGO fans worldwide through discussion groups, web pages, and services. As an independent site by fans, for fans, it is neither owned nor operated by the LEGO Company.
Find a LEGO Users Group or Train Club in your area.
Our community has collected and compiled information on more than 3,500 official LEGO products
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Design Technology Department
http://www.design-technology.org/
The Design Technology Department has been created in order to provide free educational materials for schools and colleges.
Key Stage 4 Resistant Materials Lessons | Inventions and Inventors | The Bridge Lessons | Examples of Pupils Work | As and A level Materials | Handouts and revision sheets | Schemes of Work for Key Stage 3 | Schemes of Work for Key Stage 4 | Examples of Department Policies |
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IDEERS
http://www.ideers.bris.ac.uk/
Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools
To communicate the challenge and excitement of earthquake engineering research to young people.
Design | Technology |
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Sodaplay
http://sodaplay.com/
Welcome to sodaplay the home of creative play ... graphic design
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D & T OnLine
http://www.dtonline.org/
/ electronics / packaging / environments / food / pneumatics / mechanisms / manufacturing projects / packaging designer CDROM now available
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Isometrics the internet home for technical illustrators
http://www.techdrawingtools.com
Tech Drawing Tools now available online / Symbol Libraries /
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LEGO .... has gone computerised
http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/
Robots & all that.... can be designed & built to fetch you a beer from the fridge ... and other educationally valuable projects.
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The Design & Technology Association / DATA
https://www.data.org.uk/
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Cardboard Engineering
http://www.flying-pig.co.uk/
A site for contemporary automata.....
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