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I want one of these!!

‘One of these’ being a 3D printer! Have recently been to an exhibition where there were maybe 30 stands demonstrating and selling 3D printers.  Was fascinated by how different they all looked – I mean, a laptop is a laptop is a laptop, whether they have Mac styling or Acer styling or Samsung styling, they  Full Article…



Father Christmas brought me a great new toy and I  spent most of last weekend playing with Gethin, Ffion, Gweno and Bronwyn (diolch plant!) and the DRAWDIO ‘pen’. Drawdio is another amazing bit of kit from Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum from MIT Lifelong Kindergarten, the same stable as Makey Makey which we featured in  Full Article…


Small scale construction

Lesson ideas for Technology from Italy… Students use CAD or similar to design a simple building Students work in groups of  4/5 people with LEGO blocks to make small scale models of simple buildings. The geometric shapes are analysed and designed. Then the students study the proportions in relation to real sizes. The students then  Full Article…


Flying Forces 11+yrs

Overview This software gives learners a general overview of what is entailed in the design of aircraft. Learners begin to understand how skills, knowledge and understanding from different traditional curriculum subjects must be utilised in some professional careers. In this instance, they will be need to apply aspects of design, technology and physics to be  Full Article…


Bridges For Animals – Belgium

Here is a complete lesson plan for a construction/CDT bridge building activity from Belgium… Capture the pupils attention at the start of the activity. Possibilities are A provoking question Storytelling Interesting facts Case studies “Our Lord Mayor wants to build a bridge for animals in our town. He organizes a contest and asks our school  Full Article…