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Fixperts: teach your students to design for impact

We’re experiencing a global revolution in how things are made. It includes everything from new digital technologies like 3D printing, to internet-based tools for design collaboration, distribution, and improvement. It’s influencing where we get our ideas and how we choose to make them real. 

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Future of farming

Robots, drones and GPS: the future of farming

Farming is becoming increasingly competitive. With a growing population, changing climates and labour shortages predicted, who will farmers turn to to help harvest their crops?

Robots and drones could be the answer and may play a part in revolutionising the farming industry.

A recent CPD activity gave teachers an...

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How can design and technology help the shortage of engineers?

There’s no doubt we’re short of engineers. Research from Engineering UK shows that we need 186,000 new engineers every year to keep up with the current demand for engineering skills.

Engineering challenges such as High Speed 2, low carbon power generation, electric and automated vehicles, production automation, Heathrow...

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Be celebrated for your impact: Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards

Do you know someone who has made a real impact on design, technology and engineering? Nominate them for a Design and Technology Association Excellence Award.The awards give professional recognition to individuals for their contribution to design and technology education.STEM Learning is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the 2018 Design and...

New CAD training programme for schools and colleges

Fusion 360 is an online tool that connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform.You can design, render, virtually assemble parts and test designs through this one tool.Launching this autumn, we're running a new programme of Fusion 360 CPD. Taking teachers and technicians from Computer Aided Design (CAD)...

Design Ventura: challenge your students to design a new product for the Design Museum shop

Open to students in years 9, 10 and 11, the Design Ventura competition offers students the opportunity to consider the whole process of design, from initial ideas to manufacturing and budgets to marketing and branding.Working in teams, students develop a new product that could be sold in the Design Museum shop, demonstrating...

Check out the Design and Technology Association’s Summer School 2017

The annual Design and Technology Association’s Summer School takes place on 6 and 7 July 2017 at De Montfort University’s new state of the art campus in Leicester.The summer school provides the opportunity for all those involved in design and technology education to come together, listen, observe, and take part in workshops and discussions about...

Inspiring the next generation of designers, architects and engineers at a free two-day workshop for students

Scale Rule has organised a free two-day workshop for students in Years 9 and 10 on 1 and 2 July 2017 in Birmingham.The opportunity will enable students to:develop an understanding of what architects and engineers doconsider new careers and choose A levels to matchgain experiences for their personal statementhave a fun and creative weekendThe...

Can your students prevent the spread of infectious disease?

The Youth Grand Challenges are a new design competition for students aged between 11 and 19, in the UK.The Youth Grand Challenges set students a design brief to create an innovative solution under the theme of infectious diseases. The competition is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and run by the British Science Association.By...

EEP Robotics Challenge: are you ready to take your students on a journey of exploration?

Tomorrow’s Engineers has invited schools across the UK to take part in the EEP Robotics Challenge.This isn’t just a one-off challenge, it’s a programme that gets 11-14 year olds working together to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges.Through the challenge you can help your students develop valuable life skills like...

Last chance to submit your students’ work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The MTA's TDI Challenge helps teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum.The TDI Challenge has four categories, and is open to anyone who has created an impressive design and technology project within...

3D modelling: getting started with Fusion 360

Fusion 360 is an online tool that supports the design and rendering of 3D products, assembley of parts and testing of designs through in built simulation software.For anyone looking to find out more about Fusion 360 and get to grips with the software, here are a few handy hints from Steve Taylor, Autodesk Partnership Development Executive at...

Planning to teach computer aided design to your students?

If you are looking for some ideas to get your lower key stage 3 students working in computer aided design (CAD), why not take a look at Project Ignite?  Project Ignite is a collection of hands-on projects, lesson plans and resources, that bring together computer 3D modelling and circuit design.The 3D modelling element of the projects is...

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