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NAAIDT Online Help

The new NAAIDT Website - User Guide

Site description:

  • all content is in the form of 'articles' classified and stored in a single searchable database;
  • the main classifications are shown down the left side of the screen and most of these open to reveal sub-classifications;
  • key words can be entered in the main search box at the top right of the screen to reveal articles matching selected classifications.
  • Articles appear with 'lead articles' first, where these exist, followed by other articles in order of their popularity
  • NAAIDT members can login to comment on or suggest additions to content posted on this web site simply by clicking the Add comment link at the bottom left of each article


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CADCAM: A guide for secondary schools

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Written by Bob Cater, TEP associate and Technology Alliance Wales (TAW) Chief Executive and jointly published by TEP and NAAIDT, this book features examples of 2D and 3D product design, tracing product development through to manufacture.
It illustrates a range of ideas to develop CAD/CAM in a variety of contexts and materials. It also contains materials to help departments assess where they are with CAD/CAM provision and to plan for development. A brief look at the use of CAD/CAM as a Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 transition activity is also included.

CAD it! CAM it!

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Computer-Aided Designing and Making for Primary Schools - a Guide for Teachers

This well illustrated booklet provides a concise and practical introduction to the use of ICT in primary schools to support design and technology. It includes clear step by step guidance on how currently available software can be used to develop and enhance children's learning.

Hobart Lasers

*Metal engravers*
*3D printers*
*Laserable materials*

Hobarts is a well known and respected supplier of high quality equipment to both industry and the educational sector.

We have recently launched our new range of laserable materials, metal engravers and dye sublimation kits so why not come along and see the potential income a laser could bring to your Design Technology department?

Now supplying an extensive range of equipment to the educational sector, Hobarts satisfies the curriculum by incorporating the most popular technologies.

With valued ongoing support & a unique advisory service, Hobarts really is the professionals’ choice.

Guaranteed peace of mind with every purchase.
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Home Page help

This is the first page of the new NAAIDT website.

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D&T Online

D&T Online is a World Wide Web site offering free access to a wide range of design and technology (D&T) materials, resources and software for pupils to use as they engage in design and technology activities as part of the UK National Curriculum. - click for full size image

NAAIDT Publications

Publications can be ordered online directly from the new NAAIDT Online Shop and also continue to be available from:

NAAIDT Publications,
PO Box 7592,
NN11 1EY.
Tel: 07703 807983;
Email: NAAIDT Publications


Publications may also be ordered direct from the NAAIDT by downloading the NAAIDT Publications Order Form below

Please note that all publications are subject to the additional a charge of £2.80 per item to cover handling and shipping charges.



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The importance of Mathematics

Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance; and for personal decision-making. Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. It is essential in public decision-making and for participation in the knowledge economy.

Link to the National Curriculum for Mathematics

Link to the new National Curriculum for Mathematics at Key Stage 3

Link to the Primary Framework for mathematics

Link to the Framework for teaching mathematics: Years 7, 8 and 9

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for Mathematics

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