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Apr 12

DT app – Materials investigation project

Following the research project using “Dexigner” we decided that the students were really “up for it” in trying to use the iPads do some more of their theory work. In their current design projects they have to make choices of materials that would be suitable for their designs and suggest manufacturing and assembly methods. The …

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Apr 12

“Dexigner” 6th form research project

Year 12. Design and technology investigation Outline of the “brief” How do modern designers plus inventors go about doing their work? What are their influences? What do we think about their work? Can we learn anything from it? The Dexigner app for iPhone and iPod touch, is an ideal companion for designers and design lovers. …

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Apr 12

Year 7 electronics with iPads part 2

Pupils recording progress in electronics. When learning to do electronic soldering we usually get the students to record a step by step diagram of the stages involved… This reinforces the acquisition of a new skill and helps them to get better results when doing the practical task. This was an ideal task to convert to …

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Apr 12

Year 7 electronics with iPads part 1

The first lesson with the iPads was to familiarise students with the use of the hardware ( taking photos/videos and word processing in pages) and how to attach files to emails for saving and or sharing…. Pretty straight forward stuff but at this early stage I felt that investing a bit of time in these …

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