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Design and Technology

This Teachers TV programme shows a complete lesson, uninterrupted and unedited with the intention of developing classroom observation skills. At the beginning of the film, the teacher gives a brief overview of the class and objectives for that lesson and afterwards, reflects on how she felt the session went. In...

Designing for CAD/CAM 1

This Teachers TV video follows Steve Scott, a local authority design and technology advisor, as he works with staff and students in a school in Barking and Dagenham. Steve believes that although CAD/CAM has revolutionised classroom teaching, it can sometimes lead to traditional design skills being ignored. He has...

Designing for CAD/CAM 2

In this Teachers TV video, design and technology trouble-shooter Steve Stott has devised some innovative ideas to help students design for CAD/CAM. Steve is trying out a new scheme of work at John Kelly Technology College in Brent, where over a third of students speak English as a second language. Students here...

Bath Bombs and Rockets

This Teachers TV video shows how science AST, Alison Tiltman, is keen to work closely with other departments and encourage cross curricular learning. Combining science, design and technology, and maths, her Year Nine students take part in a challenge to imagine they are running their own cosmetics companies. As...

A Taste for Bridges

In this Teachers TV programme, teacher Irene Harrison makes use of the local area to inspire her Year Five and Six class to think about the design of bridges and then to build their own bridges using food. Children use an interactive online activity to design their own bridges then with the help of parent...

Storing Our Stuff

In this resource from Teachers TV, children from Brecknock School in North London work on an aspect of school improvement with a designer William Warren. The idea for this project comes from The Sorrell Foundation and is called the Joinedupdesignforschools project.

Children look at the problem they have...

Primary Cross Curriculum - Making Bags

This resource from Teachers TV follows Rebecca Higgins and Daniella Mana from Newtown Primary School in Shropshire. The teachers present three great practical lesson ideas around design and technology, all involving making bags.

The first part of the programme shows how children use their knowledge of two...

Improving Design Sub-skills

This Teachers TV programme follows resistant materials specialist Sharon Giraud, from Nower Hill High School in Harrow, as she teaches two lessons, three weeks apart, as part of a nine-week module on jewellery design. The new Key Stage Three Strategy at the time of filming placed a greater emphasis on design....

Give Me a Biomimetic Shelter

This resource provides an example of how biomimicry can provide solutions to design and engineering problems by looking at how desert foxes can lose heat quickly in order to maintain a steady internal temperature. Students are then challenged to use biomimicry to design their own shelter.

A short video...

How Pop Art Changed the World

This film clips describes the technical innovations that enabled pop art to change the look of peoples’ homes. Being able to print bright colours onto fabrics and wallpapers and the discovery of new plastic pigments meant that colour was everywhere. New materials and advances in...

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